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  • L9 announces World Label Award winners

    March 13, 2014
    The L9 associations have announced the results of the 2013 L9 World Label Awards competition judged by an international jury during Labelexpo in Brussels, September 2013. The L9 is the alliance of global label associations, formulating policies and s…

  • Industry People

    Industry People

    March 13, 2014
          ACUCOTE, Graham, NC, USA – Dan O’Connell (1) has joined the company as vice president. ACPO, Oak Harbor, OH, USA – John Baldwin has joined the company as a sa…

  • Dscoop mourns loss of Rod Key

    March 13, 2014
    Dscoop Global Chairman Chris Petro has announced the passing of Dscoop member Rod Key of Shutterfly (formally R&R Images). Key passed unexpectedly on Monday, January 20. He is survived by his wife Patti and a son, Austin. “For those in our…

  • UPM Raflatac launches redesigned website

    March 13, 2014
    UPM Raflatac has launched a redesigned website at, featuring a fresh new look, richer content and enhanced access to product information. The new website offers extensive and upgraded product information for UPM Raflatac self-adh…

  • Rako Etiketten adds a Gallus ECS 340

    March 13, 2014
    Rako Etiketten GmbH & Co. KG in Witzhave, Germany, headquarters of the international Rako Group, has invested in a Gallus ECS 340. The press – which is equipped with ten flexographic printing stations, one screen printing sta…

  • AWT Labels & Packaging now SFQ certified

    March 13, 2014
    AWT Labels & Packaging has announced it is now Safe Quality Food (SQF) certified in its South Elgin, IL, USA flexible packaging plant. SQF certification of the South Elgin plant was consistent with AWT’s commitment to well-documented and im…

  • ETI Converting obtains linerless patent

    March 13, 2014
    ETI Converting Equipment, a Montreal-based label machinery manufacturer, has announced it has received a patent (Patent Number 2,788,206) to apply self-adhesive linerless labels without compromising the label’s shape. Shape limitation has long…

  • Standard Register taps FLEXcon for on-demand durable labels service

    March 13, 2014
    FLEXcon has announced it has been selected by Standard Register to provide materials for its recently announced On-Demand Labeling Solution. Using FLEXcon’s labeling materials, Standard Register has created the only online portal for customers…

  • Rodman J. Zilenziger, founder, Rodman Media, dies

    March 13, 2014
    Rodman J. Zilenziger, the founder of Rodman Publishing Corporation (now, Rodman Media Corp., L&NW’s publisher), died on Feb. 2, 2014. He was 85. In 1964, while serving as vice president of sales for Dorland Publishing, Mr. Zilenziger co-lau…

  • Nutrition facts panel on labels to get a makeover

    March 13, 2014
    Due to evolving knowledge about diet and nutrition, the nutrition facts panel required of food and beverage labels will be changing. Michael Taylor, the FDA’s deputy commissioner for foods, says 20 years ago “there was a big focus on fat,…

  • Canada’s Labels Unlimited installs Xeikon 3030

    March 13, 2014
    Labels Unlimited, a label converter in Manitoba, Canada, has purchased and installed a Xeikon 3030 digital color press to support its growing business in pressure sensitive labels, tags, film, laser sheets and other types of packaging. Labels Unlimi…

  • Suppliers partner for Gidue’s ‘Digital Flexo Revolution’

    March 13, 2014
    Nuova Gidue’s headquarters near Florence, Italy, was the stage for a meeting between seven supplier companies in the label and narrow web industry. On December 11-12, 2013, experts from Nuova Gidue, UPM Raflatac, Adare, Esko, Flint Group, DuPon…

  • California bill would require warning labels on sugary drinks

    March 13, 2014
    A California lawmaker has proposed a first-in-the-nation bill that would require sugary drinks sold in California to have health warning labels. State Sen. Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and the California Medical Assoctaion say the legislation is necessary…

  • Discount Labels goes digital with Domino

    March 13, 2014
    Discount Labels, a trade-only label printer with more than 25,000 dealers, has integrated the Domino K600i UV digital inkjet printer into its label printing operation in order to add consistent and reliable variable data to label print jobs for their…

  • Avery Products partners with

    March 13, 2014
    Avery and have developed a new way to print labels and postage together saving time for mailers via Using Avery’s Design & Print Online application, label users can now design their address labels and print official US…

  • DuPont celebrates 40 years of Cyrel

    March 13, 2014
    DuPont marks the 40th anniversary of DuPont Cyrel flexographic printing systems this year by commemorating its past, celebrating its present and looking ahead to a future of continued innovation. In 1974, DuPont introduced the first elastomeric phot…

  • Spectrol adds new Gallus ECS 340

    Spectrol adds new Gallus ECS 340

    March 13, 2014
    Spectrol, Inc., of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, recently took delivery of a new Gallus ECS 340 flexographic label printing press to augment its high-end food and beverage, cosmetic, pharmaceutical and food labeling business. “We started our b…

  • G3’s GTREE paper earns FSC Chain of Custody certification

    March 13, 2014
    G3 Label Division announced that it has earned the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody certification from Scientific Certification Systems, one of the world’s leading FSC certifiers and one of FSC’s founding members. FSC pro…

  • Harper Corp. announces 2014 Roadshow tour

    March 13, 2014
    Harper Corporation of America has announced its 2014 Harper Roadshow locations and dates. These one-day seminars will be presented by professionals from throughout the industry, including Harper’s own flexographic printing experts. The shows a…

  • Screen USA names Anderson & Vreeland as dealer

    March 13, 2014
    Screen USA has announced the appointment of Anderson & Vreeland, Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of flexographic plate processing equipment and materials, as a dealer of Screen flexographic products for the North American market. Bryan, OH…

  • PRP achieves WBE certification, acquires NPP

    March 13, 2014
    PRP, a provider of creative design, brand management services, prepress and printing plates, has announced it has been awarded WBE (Woman Business Enterprise) certification by the State of Indiana through the Department of Minority & Women Busine…

  • SixB Labels adds Epson SurePress

    March 13, 2014
    Epson has announced that SixB Labels, a Dallas, TX-based label manufacturer serving the Southwest US, has installed an Epson SurePress L-4033AW label press to expand its label offering for its customers in the graphic, manufacturing, food, service, b…

  • Lancer Label turns 50

    March 13, 2014
    Lancer Label, based in Omaha, NE, USA, is celebrating its 50th anniversary as a label and sticker printer. Lancer Label has come a long way in half a century. In the beginning, founder Harry Riley of Riley Advertising started a labeling business tha…

  • Mark Andy unveils Esko-powered digital front end

    March 13, 2014
    Mark Andy has announced the unveiling of ProWORX, the Digital Front End (DFE) system designed exclusively for the Mark Andy Digital Series, its new range of fully in-line, hybrid inkjet printing and converting technology. ProWORX, powered by Esko, is…

  • Sri Lanka’s Flexiprint to add two more Martin Automatic machines

    Sri Lanka’s Flexiprint to add two more Martin Automatic machines

    March 13, 2014
    Flexiprint, a manufacturer of tea bag tags and envelopes in Sri Lanka, has confirmed further orders for Martin Automatic MBS unwind/splicer and LRD rewinder technology. The new Martin machines, which will be installed at the company’s productio…

  • Maxcess and Webex to merge

    March 13, 2014
    Following the acquisition of Maxcess by Bertram Capital, the private equity firm will merge Maxcess and Webex Inc. The merged company will operate as Maxcess, and retain the brands of Webex, Fife, Tidland and MAGPOWR, which together represent more th…

  • Epson helps Middleton Printing transition to digital

    Epson helps Middleton Printing transition to digital

    March 13, 2014
    Epson America, Inc. has announced that Middleton Printing, a Michigan-based, family-owned label printing company, installed the Epson SurePress L-4033AW label press to provide its manufacturing, publishing, retail, political, and food industry custom…

  • Label Impressions adds Nilpeter press for ECL labels

    March 13, 2014
    Label Impressions, Inc., Orange, CA, USA, has added to its promotional label printing capacity with the installation of a custom-built Nilpter press. By adding the new 13-inch press, Label Impressions has increased it’s booklet label production…

  • Landa partners with EFI

    March 13, 2014
    EFI and Landa Corporation have entered into a partnership agreement for the development of a digital front end (DFE) as part of Landa’s end-to-end Nanographic Printing system. Landa’s new DFE will employ high-performance, EFI-developed Fi…

  • Multi-Color acquires Di-Na-Cal Labels

    March 13, 2014
    Multi-Color Corporation (MCC) has acquired the Di-Na-Cal label business from Graphic Packaging International, Inc., effective immediately. Di-Na-Cal operates manufacturing facilities in Cincinnati, OH and Greensboro, NC and provides decorative label…

  • WS Packaging to expand Tennessee operations

    March 13, 2014
    WS Packaging Group, Inc. has announced it is expanding operations in Knoxville, TN, USA. The expansion involves consolidating production from five separate facilities to a single site in the Westbridge Business Park, and an investment of $43 million…

  • DuPont appoints Mark Andy Cyrel distributor

    DuPont appoints Mark Andy Cyrel distributor

    March 13, 2014
    Aiming at converting offset to flexo in the tag and label segment, DuPont Packaging Graphics has appointed Mark Andy Print Products as a distributor for DuPont Cyrel flexographic systems for US markets.   For Mark Andy, the association with…

  • CCL acquires Sancoa and TubeDec

    March 13, 2014
    CCL Industries Inc. has signed a binding agreement to acquire Sancoa & TubeDec, privately owned companies with common shareholders supplying labels and plastic tubes to home & personal care customers in North America from three plants located…

  • Community

    Steve Katz, Editor || March 13, 2014
    This past winter has been brutal. Here in the Northeast, people will remember a frigid, unrelenting season, with temperatures struggling to get above freezing. There were several snowstorms, or “significant weather events,” as newscasters…

  • Yazoo Mills revamps shipment hours

    March 11, 2014
    Stock Core Program customers will now be able to place same-day orders until 4:00 EST.

  • Gallus Group posts 2013 profits

    March 11, 2014
    The Group said its business was stimulated by growing economic stability.

  • Change would do you good

    Change would do you good

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || March 11, 2014
    This year's Dscoop opened with a lively seminar about the necessity of change.

  • Old-school sustainability

    Old-school sustainability

    Steve Katz, Editor || March 11, 2014
    The TLMI 2014 Converter Meeting focuses on business fundamentals – raising revenue, reducing costs and having a plan.

  • Mark Andy announces Open House

    March 11, 2014
    The single-day agenda will include education and live demonstrations of the latest Mark Andy and Rotoflex technologies.

  • Webtech installs two more Gidue presses

    March 10, 2014
    Webtech has purchased a total of five Gidue presses in the last four years.

  • FINAT Congress 2014 program announced

    March 10, 2014
    The congress will take place in hotel Le Méridien Beach Plaza in Monte Carlo, Monaco, June 5-7.

  • Craig & Parsons installs its fifth Edale press

    March 10, 2014
    It is the second Edale UV press the company has purchased in two years.

  • Ampac introduces Pull Tab label for beverage pouches

    March 6, 2014
    The Pull Tab beverage pouch provides an alternative format to the traditional straw punch-through beverage pouch.

  • Comark introduces enhanced label printer enclosure

    March 6, 2014
    Product improvements include size modifications to hold a wider variety of label printers and ease of customization.

  • FFEI's Graphium to make UK debut at Ipex

    March 6, 2014
    The modular digital UV inkjet press can integrate optional flexo and finishing stations inline.

  • Sustainability through partnerships and

    Sustainability through partnerships and 'thinking outside the jar'

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || March 6, 2014
    Smithers Pira's 8th annual Sustainability in Packaging conference features P&G's "Environmental Vision."

  • CCL expands in Turkey, Japan and Australia

    March 6, 2014
    Three new deals are expected to add approximately $12 million in annual sales.

  • Yazoo Mills improves efficiency with Document Management Software

    March 6, 2014
    Vanguard Systems's software has helped Yazoo’s sales department improve its customer service and retention, invoicing, order entry and more.

  • Steinhauser invests in waste reduction, efficiency upgrades

    March 6, 2014
    The Newport, KY converter has added an HP In Line Priming Unit and an AVT Helios II.

  • Harper Corp. heads to Gravure Global Summit

    March 6, 2014
    On display in Miami will be the QD flat bed ink proofer and multi process printer.