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  • What’s your priority?

    What’s your priority?

    Rock LaManna || March 14, 2014
    Your management team must clearly establish the top priority, and then agree to have the entire organization focus on it.

  • GOA reports successful 39th show

    March 14, 2014
    Nilpeter's FB 3300 flexo press was part of the first-ever Game Changer Showcase at GOA 2014.

  • Danish converter adds second MPS press

    March 14, 2014
    Scanket's new MPS UV flexo press marks the fifth MPS press installed in Denmark over the last 12 months.

  • Label Impressions adds three CEI finishing units

    March 14, 2014
    The new servo-driven machines have shortened lead times and increased throughput.

  • Mühlbauer presents 'RFID Innovation Days'

    March 14, 2014
    The May event features a comprehensive conference program with Mühlbauer's automation experts, leading chip manufacturers and material suppliers.

  • Eugene Singer Award winners announced

    March 13, 2014
    Consolidated Label took home its 12th Singer Award at the TLMI 2014 Converter Meeting.

  • EFI Radius ERP software benefits Distinct Packabilities

    March 13, 2014
    The Kentucky converter is using the enterprise resource planning system’s tools to optimize production shifts, eliminate errors and maximize profits.

  • Polyonics' new label material meets out-gassing needs

    March 13, 2014
    Along with minimal out-gassing, XF-528 will also survive heat exposure and chemical attacks typical of printed circuit boards.

  • Graphic Products releases mobile app

    March 13, 2014
    Labeling Assistant was created for on-the-go facility managers.

  • Lancer Label focuses on integrated POS products

    March 13, 2014
    "The right point-of-sale marketing can help retailers gain more sales by catching the shopper's eye at the vital moment in-store," says Sales Manager Fred Nelson.

  • Gallus hosts 'Wine Days' in Switzerland

    March 13, 2014
    The two-day event focused on finishing high-end wine labels.

  • Schreiner Group names 3M 'Supplier of the Year'

    March 13, 2014
    3M Deutschland came out on top in meeting Schreiner's needs for quality, logistics, technology and costs.

  • GPA announces record attendance at Dscoop

    March 13, 2014
    The specialty substrate supplier saw a 25% increase in booth traffic over last year.

  • Videojet launches new website

    March 13, 2014
    "Our new information-rich website is a natural extension of our focus on maximizing customer interaction," says said Chris Riley, vice president of marketing.

  • Xaar launches new printhead for UV applications

    March 13, 2014
    The new Xaar 1002 GS6 can reliably print heavily pigmented high opacity white inks and high viscosity varnishes.

  • Labels for product marketing

    Tammy MacLaughlan || March 13, 2014
    Labels can be wonderful marketing tools for product marketing. Decorative labels provide ways for manufacturers to showcase offerings, add personality to otherwise pedestrian-looking products and build credibility both about the product and manufactu…

  • Labels in Brazil

    Labels in Brazil

    March 13, 2014
    A new AWA profile of the market identifies challenges and opportunities.


    March 13, 2014
    In response to the need for flexo printing plates to be more specialized, Flint Group Flexographic Products has introduced the high durometer flexographic printing plate, nyloflex ACE UP Digital. The new plate is especially designed for use with wate…


    March 13, 2014
    Polyonics has introduced XF-611, a white polyester, halogen-free label material designed to meet the UL 94 VTM-0 level of flame retardants. The addition of the XF-611 to the Polyonics flame retardant product line is designed to provide customers with…


    March 13, 2014
    Masterpiece Graphix has four new digital materials certified by the Rochester Institute of Technology for the HP Indigo: Revolution .010 white rigid matte/matte vinyl PVC, Revolution .010 silver matte/matte rigid PVC, Xquisite Platinum .010 white syn…


    March 13, 2014
    EyeC has launched the EyeC Proofiler Content, a new inspection system.  This PDF proofing system is touted as the first in the market that inspects the entire content of artwork in a single operation: live and outlined text, graphics, layout, ba…



    March 13, 2014
    Toray Plastics America, Inc. has announced the introduction of new Torayfan PC5 metallized BOPP film, a versatile ultra-high oxygen- and moisture-barrier film that can be used in tri-laminations, as a foil replacement, and as an overwrap laminatio…


    March 13, 2014
    All Printing Resources (APR) has announced the addition of New Celio Engineering, a manufacturer of viscosity, pH, and ink temperature management equipment, to its offering of products for the flexographic and gravure marketplace. New Celio…



    March 13, 2014
    Global Inkjet Systems (GIS) has announced a new low power regenerative Head Interface Board (HIB) for the Fujifilm Dimatix SG1024 StarFire printheads. The new GIS HIB-FD-A4D supports the StarFire SG1024/S/M/L printheads and requires a standard 24V…


    March 13, 2014
    Brother Mobile Solutions has announced the launch of its P-touch Edge PT-E500 industrial handheld labeling tool. Designed for professional contractors and installers, the PT-E500 labeling tool incorporates smart technology with software, connectivity…


    March 13, 2014
    Flint Group Narrow Web has expanded its low migration ink range to include UV metallic inks and pastes. Low Migration UV Flexo Silver is the company’s first generation low migration single component metallic UV flexo ink. Migration measurements…


    March 13, 2014
    Maxcess has announced the release of the FIFE-500 in expanded sizes. The new FIFE-500 now supports roll face from 160 to 900 mm (6.3 to 35.4 inches), guide spans from 300 to 600 mm (7.1 to 23.6 inches) and tension from 355 to 1000 N (80-225 lbs). At…

  • POLYIMIDE TAG material

    March 13, 2014
    Polyonics XF-610 is a double coated 5 mil polyimide hang-tag material that can both survive hot metals processing temperatures and be thermal transfer printed on both sides. The XF-610 has a high gloss white printable finish on one side and a ma…



    March 13, 2014
    Platinum Press has introduced its new 266-fold outsert. The outsert allows for an expanded number of panels, which, in turn, yields a significant increase in copy space for necessary product information and instructions.  As a result, the nee…


    March 13, 2014
    Flint Group Flexographic Products has launched a new water-washable coating plate for UV varnishes. Both the conventional nyloprint WA-S and the nyloprint WA-S Digital printing plates are ideally suited for in-house plate processing for security and…



    March 13, 2014
    Herma has further expanded its film range with two new polypropylene (PP) films and one new polyolefin (PO) film. The PP grades are glossy, biaxially-oriented films with a special surface designed for good printability. They are available in two v…


    March 13, 2014
    Phoseon Technology has announced the availability of new UV LED products that target pinning and curing of adhesives, coatings and inks. The new FireEdge FE300 air-cooled products are designed to offer higher peak irradiance in a similar small form f…


    March 13, 2014
    Flint Group has introduced the PremoCorr ink series to its packaging inks portfolio. The PremoCorr series of inks are designed to be low maintenance inks for all three levels of the post-print corrugated market. The PremoCorr series is based on build…



    March 13, 2014
    Germany-based Schober Technologies has introduced a cutting pressure regulator. This electronically-controlled device allows for active pressure control which maximizes tool life and guarantees higher productivity. With the new cutting pressure re…

  • Doctor Blades

    Doctor Blades

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || March 13, 2014
    These small consumables have a big impact on a converter’s final product.

  • The Eastern European Market

    The Eastern European Market

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || March 13, 2014
    This region is ready, willing and able to become more competitive.

  • Flexo Printing

    Flexo Printing

    Steve Katz, Editor || March 13, 2014
    Components of the label industry’s primary print process continue to advance, driving flexo’s evolution.

  • Narrow Web Profile: Logo Label Printing

    Narrow Web Profile: Logo Label Printing

    Steve Katz, Editor || March 13, 2014
    Targeting specific short run markets, this all-digital label printer is thriving.

  • Soup’s On

    Soup’s On

    March 13, 2014
    British celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott’s brand owner Symington’s has expanded its range of products with what is touted as the market’s first-ever soup product to be stored at ambient temperature and packaged in a tub design. The p…

  • Stop selling labels

    Rock LaManna || March 13, 2014
    Meet Brian Burley, president and CEO of Graphic Source. He’s not a printer, but he’s in the printing business. His specialty is wide-format printing and signage, but he doesn’t own any wide-format printing machines. In the blink of…

  • Join the Industry

    Jack Kenny, Contributing Editor || March 13, 2014
    Trade shows and associations are critical to individual and industry success.

  • Safety first

    Calvin Frost || March 13, 2014
    I’ve always tried to develop a relevant analogy, a story line, when writing about complex topics. I try to “cozy” my way in, trying to get your attention. I believe it works. The trick, of course, is to find a thread, a theme which…

  • No recession in pharmaceutical labels and packaging

    No recession in pharmaceutical labels and packaging

    John Penhallow || March 13, 2014
    It is an established fact that the French are Europe’s leading pill-pushers. However, that is surely not the only reason for the success of the Pharmapack show, held in late February in Paris. The themes of the show can be counted on one hand:…

  • 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…