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  • Staples adds a pair of HP Indigo WS6600 presses

    October 17, 2013
    Growth in Staples’ prime label and flexible packaging business has fueled greater demand for shorter printing runs and customization.

  • WS Packaging unveils new product groups

    October 16, 2013
    The four product groups are WSPackaging&Label, WSPromotion, WSAutomation and WSTechnology.

  • Color-Logic chosen by Warrenshaw Ltd.

    October 16, 2013
    The British manufacturer of flower vases says it relies on Color-Logic to ensure that its products exhibit color consistency across its product line.

  • Lewisburg Printing installs Colter & Peterson Saber XXL

    October 16, 2013
    The 90-inch paper cutter and auxiliary Schneider engineering paper handling equipment join a reconditioned 90-inch Seybold paper cutter installed in 2008.

  • MinusNine welcomes new Business Director

    October 16, 2013
    Stan White has joined the company after serving as director of sales and marketing at Actega Radcure for nearly 15 years.

  • Print UV 2014 Conference registration now open

    October 16, 2013
    The annual conference is scheduled to take place March 2-4, 2014 at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort.

  • AIM North America honors industry leaders

    October 16, 2013
    The organization hosted its 40th Anniversary Summit last week, where Dan Kimball of SRA International was named Professional of the Year.

  • MacDermid to be acquired for $1.8 billion

    October 16, 2013
    MacDermid will continue to operate as a standalone business by its existing management team under the new PSP umbrella.

  • Jindal Poly Films acquires ExxonMobil's BOPP business

    October 16, 2013
    The acquisition involves 5 BOPP production locations in the US and Europe.

  • Label Arts acquired by investment firm

    October 16, 2013
    The Texas-based converter specializes in medical and industrial labels.

  • GMG/X-Rite announce 'New for Old Campaign' for old i1 instruments

    October 16, 2013
    For a limited time, customers who own X-Rite i1 measuring instruments can purchase the new i1Pro 2 spectrophotometer for a special price.

  • Xeikon America's president inducted into NAPL's Soderstrom Society

    October 15, 2013
    Michael Ring was recently inducted into the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) Walter E. Soderstrom Society in Chicago.

  • The next generation of surface treatment technology?

    The next generation of surface treatment technology?

    Nick Coombes || October 14, 2013
    Vetaphone, along with Coating Plasma Industrie (CPI), have created EASI-Plasma, a new product for the coating, laminating and printing industries.

  • Henkel to host 'Food Packaging' webinar

    October 14, 2013
    “Food Contact Materials – Points to Consider” will be held on October 17 from 10:00 to 10:45 AM (CEST).

  • Screen USA launches inkjet label printing system

    October 14, 2013
    The Truepress Jet L350UV delivers a printing speed of 164 feet per minute.

  • ASL Print FX wins 'Best of the Best'

    October 14, 2013
    Announced by Kodak, the Ontario-based company was awarded for its Rennie Estate Winery Label at the Global Label Awards.

  • iSys Label appoints new distributor for India

    October 14, 2013
    Caterpillar Signs will offer iSys Label’s APEX 1290 and EDGE 850 digital label printers both directly and through a dealer network.

  • RFID integration for incontinence products

    RFID integration for incontinence products

    Karen McIntyre || October 14, 2013
    Laser Enabled Advanced Packaging would reduce diaper costs and lessen the workload in nursing homes.

  • Heidelberg CSAT partners with tube manufacturer

    October 14, 2013
    The Linoprint L digital drop on demand system has now been qualified for the printing of high value barrier tube laminates.

  • Surveys become the scourge of customer service

    Mark Lusky || October 14, 2013
    Once again, corporate America has taken a great concept –regular customer feedback – and morphed it into an omnipresent annoyance. It seems like a survey request accompanies just about every customer service interaction. Feedback question…

  • COLOR LABEL PRINTER with cutter

    October 14, 2013
    Primera Technology has announced its LX900 Color Label Printer with the new ACS-216 Auto Cutter System. The LX900 is Primera’s newest, fastest and most economical to operate color label printer. It utilizes the latest in high-resolution inkjet…

  • DIGITAL CONVERSION SYSTEM

    October 14, 2013
    IPT digital, a new company and an offshoot of Innovative Printing Technologies, has introduced the JFlex870 digital label conversion system, a retrofit unit designed to turn your existing press into a high-speed digital printing platform. Using Memje…

  • direct THERMAL ADHESIVE

    October 14, 2013
    MAXStick Products Ltd. has introduced the newest addition to the MAXStick family of products: 55 gram direct thermal full-color MAXStick. Building off the success of the center-striped colors line, MAXStick will now be available in six different colo…

  • INSPECTION MACHINE

    October 14, 2013
    Rotocontrol, a manufacturer of  slitter/rewinder inspection machines, has announced the general availability the RSP 440H, its next generation RSP high-end pharmaceutical inspection machine. The new fully automated finishing machine offers bidir…

  • DIGITAL UV INKJET PRESS

    October 14, 2013
    Fujifilm North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division, along with United Kingdom-based FFEI Ltd., have announced the launch of Graphium, a new high speed UV inkjet press with a 16-inch print width targeted at converters and printers producing…

  • SLITTER REWINDER

    SLITTER REWINDER

    October 14, 2013
    The REM Model 4040 simplex two-drum surface slitter rewinder is designed to convert paper, board, or nonwoven webs of up to 120 inches in width. The standard configuration 4040 features shear slitting with easy knife access, dual spreader roll sys…

  • PREPRESS WORKFLOW

    October 14, 2013
    Kodak has launched Prinergy Workflow 6, which the company says represents a completely new vision for prepress production and brings a new level of automation, accuracy and efficiency to print creation. “We visited hundreds of customers around…

  • DOCTOR BLADES

    DOCTOR BLADES

    October 14, 2013
    PrimeBlade Sweden has released the second and third development stages of the 900 Nano series. The 900 Nano II doctor blade is produced mainly for water based ink users, users of acidic ink types and for corrugated printers, and also for longer do…

  • ProARC CLEANER

    October 14, 2013
    ARC International has signed an agreement with CEL Chemical, of Piedmont, SC, USA, to become the exclusive distributor of CEL’s ProARC cleaner. ProARC is an eco-friendly formula for anilox rollers and sleeves that will dissolve water-based, UV,…

  • LASER SENSOR

    October 14, 2013
    Tri-Tronics Co. Inc. has introduced a laser sensor with an OLED graphic display that provides visible feedback of proper setup and continual monitoring of performance. The SmartEye SmartDot Laser Sensor was designed to detect the most difficult small…

  • SHRINK FILMS, LABELS

    October 14, 2013
    Bemis Performance Packaging, a supplier of flexible packaging and labeling products, has announced the launch of Bemis Titan brand beverage shrink films and shrink labels. According to the company, Bemis Titan shrink films and labels are designed to…

  • FDA-APPROVED FACESTOCK

    October 14, 2013
    UPM Raflatac has announced the launch of RH04FG, a hotmelt adhesive that is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for direct contact with fruit and vegetable skin. RH04FG offers high initial tack, securely affixing labels to all fruit…

  • SPRAY CORE GLUE SYSTEM

    SPRAY CORE GLUE SYSTEM

    October 14, 2013
    CTC International has introduced a programmable spray core glue system for its turret rewinders. The new system replaces the core glue pot with a traversing nozzle to apply glue to the cores on a rotating spindle. Glue application is via a pr…

  • Matrix Removal Systems

    Matrix Removal Systems

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || October 14, 2013
    Today’s systems can remove this industry-specific byproduct quickly and efficiently.

  • RFID combats product diversion

    RFID combats product diversion

    October 14, 2013
    New Sunshine turns to WS Packaging to help fight diversion and protect consumers.

  • Promotional Labels

    Promotional Labels

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || October 14, 2013
    The universal appeal of promotional labels is enjoying a healthy comeback after a challenging few years.

  • Companies to Watch: Eleftheriades

    John Penhallow || October 14, 2013
    Eleftheriades 36 Kilkis St., Nicosia, Cypress +357-22-481900 • www.eleftheriades.com The island of Cyprus does not often get into the international news bulletins, and when it does it is usually for the wrong reasons. One of the smalles…

  • Companies to Watch:  Telrol

    Companies to Watch: Telrol

    Steve Katz, Editor || October 14, 2013
    Telrol Bolderweg 53 1332 BA Almere, the Netherlands +31 (0)36 – 5494160 • www.telrol.nl Telrol is not your average label printer. Founded in 1995, the company has come a long way in a relatively short amount of time. Part of The L…

  • Companies to Watch:  Mercian Labels Group

    Companies to Watch: Mercian Labels Group

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || October 14, 2013
    Mercian Labels Group Watling Street, Cannok, Staffordshire, WS11 0BD, UK 44-0-1543-431-070 • www.mercianlabels.com Established in 1969, Mercian Labels got its start in a small shop in Penkridge, Staffordshire, England. Today, The Mer…

  • Companies to Watch:  MEI Labels

    Companies to Watch: MEI Labels

    Steve Katz, Editor || October 14, 2013
    MEI Labels 19014 E Admiral Place, Catoosa, OK, USA 74015 918-258-8321 • www.meilabels.com MEI Labels is embarking on its next chapter, with new leadership, equipment, an acquisition, and a growth strategy that reflects the latest tr…

  • Companies to Watch:  Inline Label Co., Inc.

    Companies to Watch: Inline Label Co., Inc.

    Steve Katz, Editor || October 14, 2013
    Inline Label Co., Inc. 4720 Emerald Way, Middletown, OH, USA 45044 513-217-5662 www.inlinelabel.com Inline Labels got its start the way many label companies do – in a garage. In this case, it was the garage of Dave Hechler, the owner a…

  • Companies to Watch:  The Label Smith

    Companies to Watch: The Label Smith

    Steve Katz, Editor || October 14, 2013
    The Label Smith 904 Perla Road Pasadena TX USA 713-378-6599 www.thelabelsmith.com For Tim Smith, when one door closes, another one opens, and this has been a recurring theme for himself as well as for his company. Aptly named The Label Smit…

  • Frites rebranding

    Frites rebranding

    October 14, 2013
    Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Division’s Flexoplast has embarked on a challenging project to produce all of the new packaging required by Mydibel, a Belgian brand of “frites.” Mydibel has been in business since 1998 and produces sli…

  • Lessons from Print 13: It’s about more than machines and technology

    Rock LaManna || October 14, 2013
    Print 13 and CPP Expo recently concluded in Chicago, and the trade show validated something many of us have been saying for years: The label industry is a very good place to be. Print 13 is geared mainly toward commercial printers. This year Print 1…

  • Science and glue

    Science and glue

    Jack Kenny, Contributing Editor || October 14, 2013
    Lab masters study nature, babies and tape for new ideas.

  • A complex relationship

    Calvin Frost || October 14, 2013
    The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (in Old English, The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere) by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, is the story of a sailor who has returned from a long sea voyage.  The Mariner stops a man who is on his way to a wedding and begins t…

  • A world without packaging

    A world without packaging

    John Penhallow, Contributing Editor || October 14, 2013
    A symposium with this provocative title took place recently in Belgium. Among the speakers was Bruno Ponsard from the Montreal Institut des Emballages et du Génie Alimentaire (non-French-speaking readers should note that Génie has nothi…

  • ‘Turning Vision Into Reality’ at TLMI Tech Conference

    ‘Turning Vision Into Reality’ at TLMI Tech Conference

    October 14, 2013
    More than 350 attendees gathered September 4-5 for TLMI’s Technical Conference, an association event held biannually in Chicago. Over the course of two days more than 70 presenters, session chairs and panelists led technical discussions and gav…

  • New president for Nilpeter USA

    October 14, 2013
    Effective August 31, 2013, Andy Colletta ceased his function as president and CEO of Nilpeter USA. Colletta joined RotoPress in 1993, which was purchased by Nilpeter in 2001. Since the acquisition, Nilpeter has established itself as a key player and…

  • People in the News

    People in the News

    October 14, 2013
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 3C! PACKAGING, Clayton, NC, USA – Russell Hill (1) has been hired as technical innovations manager. ARC INTERNATIONAL, Charlotte, NC, USA – Tom Cassano has joined the company as technica…