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  • HEAD INTERFACE BOARDS

    HEAD INTERFACE BOARDS

    January 24, 2014
      Global Inkjet Systems (GIS) has announced new Head Interface Boards (HIBs) for the Kyocera 600dpi KJ4A/B printhead range. The new HIBs replace the previous HIB, which only supported Kyocera’s first generation of 600dpi printheads. Th…

  • DUST REMOVAL

    January 24, 2014
    Maxson Automatic Machinery Co. offers a vacuum system for its sheeters that remove dust at the slitters, insuring the cleanliness of sheeted stock and minimizing dust related defects at the printing press. Suction is applied at the point of slitting,…

  • REMOVABLE ADHESIVES

    January 24, 2014
    UPM Raflatac has announced the renewal of its removable adhesive portfolio with the addition of RR19 and RR12. Labelstocks constructed with these adhesives are designed to provide good initial tack and lasting adhesion to a wide array of substrates,…

  • WHITE REFLECTOR SILICONE

    January 24, 2014
    Dow Corning has introduced new Dow Corning MS-2002 Moldable White Reflector Silicone. According to the company, this highly reflective white material extends the photo-thermal stability and high-moldability that typifies Dow Corning’s award-win…

  • SEAWATER-RESISTANT MATERIALS

    SEAWATER-RESISTANT MATERIALS

    January 24, 2014
      Herma has extended its portfolio of seawater-resistant self-adhesive materials to include four new products at once. The grade 880 white glossy PP label film is especially well suited to applications in which hostile weather conditions and…

  • WEB CLEANER

    January 24, 2014
    Jemmco has announced a new component style web cleaner. This unit houses a JemmTac Pre-Sheeted Adhesive Roll and is designed to mount over an existing idler roll that is covered with proprietary JemmTac Web Cleanning Sleeve. The JemmTac Web Cleaning…

  • UV CURING UNIT

    January 24, 2014
    The Accu-Cure Ultraviolet Curing & Drying Unit is engineered for high-speed curing of vinyls, polyesters, paper and other substrates. Its computer-designed cooling system is designed to minimize the level of heat transmitted to stock in the curin…

  • DESIGN SOFTWARE

    January 24, 2014
    The Color-Logic Design Suite – a suite of plug-ins and palettes for graphic designers – now permits gradating multiple metallic colors, one into another.  The Gradation-FX technique available in the upgraded Color-Logic Design Suite…

  • PINNER CHARGING BAR SERIES

    PINNER CHARGING BAR SERIES

    January 24, 2014
      Simco-Ion introduces its updated Pinner Charging Bar Series, which is built for a variety of industrial applications. The Pinner Series’ upgrades include ruggedized construction, improved electrical insulation, new versatile mounting…

  • TURRET REWINDER

    TURRET REWINDER

    January 24, 2014
      Prati Company’s new STARplus series turret rewinder is designed for companies without the need for an inspection system. It is designed to operate non-stop in line on any printing machine. Thanks to its automatic rewinding tension co…

  • ROTARY SHEAR CUTTER

    January 24, 2014
    Azco Corp. has designed a modular rotary shear cutter capable of making hundreds of cuts per minute. The rotary knife assemblies can be incorporated into new machines or inserted into an existing process. Benefits include bolt-in, modular design, hig…

  • FRUIT TAGGING PRODUCTS

    FRUIT TAGGING PRODUCTS

    January 24, 2014
      UPM Raflatac has added three new products to a range of thermally printable tags purpose-designed for netted produce. The new Fruit Tag Gloss, Fruit Tag Thermal Eco and Fruit Tag Thermal Top feature a special adhesive, which gives dry edge…

  • ANILOX CLEANER

    January 24, 2014
    Sonic Solutions has introduced its new Phoenix Series anilox cleaner. The Series has been developed to include the following enhancements: a safer level of ultrasonics (68 kHz to allow smaller bubbles to get into smaller cells of the higher line coun…

  • Dscoop announces new partnership program, board of directors

    January 24, 2014
    Dscoop (Digital Solutions Cooperative) is introducing in 2014 a special limited Partner level for first-timers. This new package welcomes new Partners to the Dscoop community and allows companies to gain exposure to their target audience of HP Graphi…

  • Industry People

    January 24, 2014
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 AB GRAPHIC INTERNATIONAL, Elgin, IL, USA – Jim Wright (1) as been named Canadian regional s…

  • INX conducts groundbreaking ceremony in Ohio

    January 24, 2014
    INX International Ink Co. officials broke ground December 5 on a new 62,000 square-foot facility in Lebanon, OH, USA.  Local dignitaries were joined by the INX management team, led by President and CEO Rick Clendenning, at the site about 30 mile…

  • Gidue to install two flexo presses in the US

    January 24, 2014
    Nuova Gidue has announced the sale of two flexographic printing presses to be installed in the United States in early 2014. Diversified Label Images of Birmingham, AL has purchased the Gidue M5 430 (17”) with eight color stations and diecuttin…

  • Tenth Labelexpo Asia reaches new heights

    January 24, 2014
     Labelexpo Asia 2013 reached new visitor attendance records as it celebrated its tenth anniversary edition. Held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) during December 3-6, show organizer Tarsus reports that the four-day exhibitio…

  • Logo Label Printing adds a Jetrion 4830

    January 24, 2014
    Logo Label Printing, an all-digital label printer in Durham, NC, USA, has added an EFI Jetrion 4830 to its printing equipment portfolio. According to Logo Label, the addition of the new Jetrion will allow the company to be more price competitive with…

  • HP expands sustainability initiatives with HP Indigo

    January 24, 2014
    HP has announced developments that help reduce the environmental impact of HP Indigo digital printing. Updates include new trials that conclusively demonstrate the deinkability of HP Indigo prints in typical Graphic Arts Paper deinking mill configura…

  • Eagle Systems announces new NJ headquarters

    January 24, 2014
    Eagle Systems, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of foil enhancement equipment, has announced it has completed the acquisition of an 18,000 square-foot, two-story building in Ocean, NJ, USA. Located at South 1310 Roller Road, the new facility is fou…

  • Rapid growth for sleeve label consumption

    January 24, 2014
    Global consumption of sleeve labels is forecast to grow at a calculated annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.6% in the 2014-2019 period, according to a new market report by Smithers Pira. Sleeve label consumption is projected to reach 6,425 million m₂ i…

  • Bovie acquires Quick William assets

    January 24, 2014
    Bovie Screen Process Printing Co., Inc. announced that it has acquired the assets of Quick William, Inc., a digital printer of labels, banners, signs, and vehicle wraps located in Boscawen, NH, USA. The acquisition will supplement Bovie’s exist…

  • Omet honored in Shanghai

    January 24, 2014
    Omet was honored by Labelexpo Asia show organizer Tarsus for its nonstop participation since the show’s incpetion, and always having a machine on show. At this year’s edition, on display was a press from Omet’s XFlex series, the XFl…

  • Paragon Label winnner of technical, environmental awards

    January 24, 2014
    Paragon Label – a provider of digital and flexographic pressure sensitive label printing, precision foiling, embossing and rotary screen printing services – has won more than three dozen national and international awards for tec…

  • Anderson & Vreeland now offers Packz

    January 24, 2014
     With its appointment as a distributor of Hybrid Software prepress products throughout North America, Anderson & Vreeland now offers Packz, the application that the company says makes high-quality editing of packaging and labels accessible t…

  • NiceLabel acquires Niceware

    January 24, 2014
    Euro Plus, the developer of NiceLabel bar code and RFID labeling software, has recently acquired its American distributor Niceware International. Through its offices in USA, Europe and Asia, NiceLabel International will be able to offer expanded serv…

  • Sonic Solutions introduces new Phoenix Series

    January 24, 2014
    alist based in Mokena, IL, USA, has announced the new Phoenix Series, an anilox cleaning system developed to meet the specific needs of customers. The Phoenix Series features a safer level of ultrasonics  – 68 kHz  – to allow s…

  • Mepco Label Systems adds shrink sleeve production

    January 24, 2014
    Mepco Label Systems, a manufacturer of pressure sensitive labels and flexible packaging, has added shrink sleeve production to its  portfolio. Based in Stockton, CA, Mepco will be one of a few companies in California to print and seam shrink sle…

  • PC Industries’ Graphic Vision 500 Series adds bar code decoding

    January 24, 2014
     PC Industries has announced that its Graphic-Vision 500 Series Web Viewers now offer bar code decoding. The digital web viewing systems - which are designed with industrial, high-performance parts - feature long-lasting, high fre…

  • General Label to use FLEXcon adhesives in security systems

    January 24, 2014
    FLEXcon, a manufacturer of adhesive coating and laminating products, has announced it has been selected by Rhode Island-based General Label, Inc. to provide materials for home security system keypad coverings. Utilizing one of FLEXcon’s FLEXm…

  • New production line for Valéron Strength Films

    January 24, 2014
    Valéron Strength Films has announced the development and installation of its new film extrusion line. The new blow line was incorporated to improve overall manufacturing efficiencies and produce even better film. “We built the line to p…

  • sun chemical announces dispenser program

    January 24, 2014
    Sun Chemical has announced the release of a new water-based flexo dispenser program.  “Narrow web tag and label printers that use water-based flexo inks can now decrease their overall bottom-line operating expenses in ink volume and ink c…

  • Flexible packaging industry to reach $25 billion

    January 24, 2014
    The North American converted flexible packaging market accounts for approaching 30% of global consumption with an annual spend of $20.7 billion in 2013, reveals a new report from PCI Films Consulting.  Approaching 90% of sales in the Region are…

  • Styers, Colordyne partner for digital retrofit upgrades

    January 24, 2014
    Styers Equipment has developed a strategic partnership with Colordyne Technologies (CDT) to perform installations for the Digital Flexo-bility upgrade program in North America. This digital conversion program allows converters to turn an existing pr…

  • Label Traxx launches version 7

    January 24, 2014
    Label Traxx has launched version 7 of its MIS software to new and existing customers. Version 7 uses the latest database technology from 4D and includes a host of new enhancements. The new version has tighter roll traceability features and an upgrad…

  • A&V now offers entire Esko line in Canada

    January 24, 2014
    ko products throughout Canada as a result of an expanded partnership between the two companies, building upon their relationship in the United States. Anderson & Vreeland will represent the entire Esko product line, including all integrated hardw…

  • UPM Raflatac updates removable adhesive portfolio

    January 24, 2014
    UPM Raflatac has announced the renewal of its removable adhesive portfolio with the addition of RR19 and RR12. Labelstocks constructed with these adhesives provide good initial tack and lasting adhesion to a wide array of substrates, yet offer excell…

  • G-Force adds Colordyne digital press

    January 24, 2014
    Colordyne Technologies (CDT) announces that during the first week of November, G-Force Labels & Printing, Inc. added a CDT 1600-PC Rotary Pro digital label and tag printing press, featuring “Digital Flexo-bility,” to its lin…

  • CRI acquired by American Inks and Coatings

    January 24, 2014
    American Inks and Coatings (AIC) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Color Resolutions International (CRI) through an asset purchase arrangement. The merger will be consummated on or before Jan. 30, 2014. AIC, founded by Jerry Mosley, is no…

  • Electro Optic US partners with Bunting

    January 24, 2014
    Bunting’s Mike Wilks (L) and Markus Marfurt of Electro Optic Electro Optic US and Bunting Magnetics Co. have formed a partnership to benefit not only both companies but the entire narrow web printing and converting industry. Henceforth, B…

  • Countering customers who travel a one-way street

    Mark Lusky || January 24, 2014
    Some customers want it all their way, right away, all the time. They keep pushing until someone pushes back. You need to be that someone. While accommodating legitimate needs should be priority one, there are limits. When they are reached, it’…

  • Building a label business in Brazil

    Rock LaManna || January 24, 2014
    Should the phrase “Go West, young man,” be replaced with, “Go to Brazil, label printers?” The booming label market in Latin America, particularly Brazil, has label and narrow web printers looking for an answer. That phrase &l…

  • Cannabis labels

    Jack Kenny || January 24, 2014
    Pain and pleasure, pleasure and pain. Enhance the one, subdue the other. One plant has the power to do both. Hundreds of thousands are in prisons today for possessing that one plant. In the United States over the past few years, 20 states have decide…

  • Wanted: due diligence

    Calvin Frost || January 24, 2014
    We just finished reading Psalm 46 the other Sunday morning in church. Our pastor had begun his sermon and I was urging myself to listen. But something from Psalm 46 kept tugging at me. I couldn’t concentrate. I kept thinking of verse 7, which r…

  • Belgian blues

    Belgian blues

    John Penhallow || January 24, 2014
    Mark Twain’s advice for making money was “Buy shares, wait for them to go up, then sell. If they don’t go up, don’t buy them.” Fund managers with the Bencis Capital Partners might possibly be pondering that piece of home…

  • Conference Report: The AWA Release Liner Seminar

    Ann Hirst-Smith || January 24, 2014
    Every year during the busy autumn season of packaging industry shows and conferences, the release liner industry takes a day out to analyze its present, and its future, in pressure sensitive labeling. It was Europe’s turn this year to host the…

  • Static Control

    Static Control

    January 24, 2014
    Products abound to prevent static-causing print defects, while ensuring operator safety.

  • Quality Control

    Quality Control

    January 24, 2014
    A successful quality control system addresses all aspects of a label’s production, and ensures that new customers will become repeat customers.

  • Folding Cartons

    Folding Cartons

    January 24, 2014
    Both flexo and digital printing can help converters diversify into another packaging market.