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  • Varnishes

    January 23, 2013
    Pulse Roll Label Products Ltd. has announced the launch of two new products to its range of UV screen varnishes. RS255 is formulated specifically so when printed it meets the European Blind Union (EBU) Guidelines to European Pharmaceutical Companies…

  • Proof Verification

    January 23, 2013
    GMG has launched ProofControl 2.0, which has been designed to deliver contract-quality verification of proofs, and makes color accuracy objectively measurable. The latest update supports verification of spot colors and GMG OpenColor profiles, as well…

  • Synthetic Papers

    January 23, 2013
    Masterpiece Graphix has released a new line of synthetic paper stocks to the digital printing industry: Masterpiece Xquisite. The line is being rolled out with four new varieties: Xquisite, XquisiteTitanium, XquisiteOnyx, and XquisitePlatinum. Xquisi…

  • Classic White Liner

    January 23, 2013
    Lohmann Technologies Corp. has announced the reintroduction of its Classic White Liner in North and South America. In early 2012, Lohmann introduced the silky smooth clear liner. While some customers have embraced the new liner, testing has shown tha…

  • Sleeve Storage System

    Sleeve Storage System

    January 23, 2013
    Flex Essentials Inc. has recently re-engineered its edge sleeve storage system to create FlexStor IV. Similar in functionality to previous FlexStor sleeve storage systems, it has been redesigned to reduce assembly time, increase performance and reduc…

  • Pet Label Film

    January 23, 2013
    Hanita Coatings has recently added a dozen new flame retardant films to its portfolio of specialty labelface products. These black, white and translucent 1 and 1.5 mil (25 and 36 micron) printable facefilms meet the demanding UL 94 VTM-0 flame retard…

  • Temporary Adhesive

    January 23, 2013
    NAStar has expanded its temporary adhesive promotional product line with MagneTernative.  According to the company, the auto-applied construction will stick “anywhere a regular magnet will, but also everywhere it won’t.” …

  • Nip Stations

    Nip Stations

    January 23, 2013
    Custom engineered AccuNip nip stations from PFE Rolls, Inc. can be configured for a wide range of uses in the converting industry, including laminating, thermal bonding, web heating/cooling, and web pulling and squeezing. Available in welded steel, c…

  • Magnet Material

    January 23, 2013
    GPA is has introduced a new product that makes printing magnets on an HP Indigo press easier than ever before: DigiMag Plus by Magnum Magnetics. These flexible magnets are ideal for save the dates, sports schedules, calendars, photographs, puzzles, a…

  • Battery Tapes

    January 23, 2013
    Polyonics has introduced ultra-thin, flame-retardant polyimide battery tapes. Double-coated versions offer battery makers a non-mechanical attachment method for mounting batteries to frames, chassis, etc. The tapes are halogen free, REACH and RoHS co…

  • RIP Software

    RIP Software

    January 23, 2013
    Roland DGA Corp. has announced the release of VersaWorks Version 4.8, a full-featured RIP software package developed exclusively for the company’s wide format inkjet printers and printer/cutters. This latest version of VersaWorks features a new…

  • Adhesives

    January 23, 2013
    Henkel has unveiled its new Eticol borax- and zinc-free, casein-based labeling adhesives at this year’s Brau Beviale in Nuremberg. The new adhesives are characterized by outstanding bonding power and, with a modified formulation, can contribute…

  • Hotmelt Unit

    January 23, 2013
    ETI Converting has launched a patent pending, high-speed hotmelt clean edge pattern adhesive unit. The unit can be retrofitted on any existing Cohesio machine. This process allows variable repeat from 16" to 24" with automatic register and…

  • Packaging Inks

    January 23, 2013
    Flint Group’s FlexiStar BRC inks for packaging applications have become the first solvent-based flexo inks certified by NAPIN as biorenewable ink with a BRC Index of 80, and was developed using NAPIM certified bio-based raw materials. NAPIM&rsq…

  • RFID Label

    January 23, 2013
    Xerafy has released Titanium Metal Skin, a read-on-metal RFID label. According to the company, Titanium Metal Skin was developed for cost-sensitive asset management applications. It is a GS1 EPCglobal Gen 2 and ISO 18000-6C standard UHF RFID label th…

  • Wax Ribbon

    January 23, 2013
    The AWR 8 ribbon is a new, versatile wax ribbon that is compatible with a vast array of label materials and can print equally well on rough uncoated papers and synthetic materials. It is also compatible with most preprinted labels. It was designed fo…

  • Digital Press

    Digital Press

    January 23, 2013
    Domino has released its N600i digital label press. Designed to combine the productivity of flexo with the flexibility of digital, the N600i features a modular frame, access doors, production control, and unwind and rewind capabilities. It prints at s…

  • Print Management Systems

    Print Management Systems

    Catherine Diamond || January 23, 2013
    The newest generation of print management systems streamline internal processes and communication with customers.

  • In-mold Labels

    In-mold Labels

    Steve Katz || January 23, 2013
    Durable and recyclable, IML also gives brand owners the coveted no-label look.

  • Security Labeling

    Security Labeling

    Catherine Diamond || January 23, 2013
    In a market with guaranteed growth and ever-evolving technology, converters and suppliers must stay on their toes to thrive.

  • Abbott Label

    Abbott Label

    Steve Katz || January 23, 2013
    A legacy of responsiveness and selling exclusively to resellers has this converter poised for continued growth.

  • Pure, pristine and pressure sensitive

    January 23, 2013
    When a product such as Eternal Water is marketed as pure and pristine, finding a label that reflects these attributes is paramount. In the competitive retail landscape of bottled water, standing out on the shelf is essential to success, and catc…

  • Is there $100,000 hiding right under your nose?

    Rock LaManna || January 23, 2013
    New products and new technologies are like bright lights and glittery things to owners. Sometimes we can’t take our eyes off them – even when there might be $100,000 right under our noses. All too often in our line of work, we fail to adh…

  • Workplace ethics

    Jack Kenny || January 23, 2013
    Most people don’t understand anything about journalism, about a journalist’s life and the daily challenges. Sometimes they misunderstand. A few years ago I stopped to chat with a neighbor who was painting his house. He’s a local pol…

  • Music, nature and measurement

    Calvin Frost || January 23, 2013
    Dave Brubeck died. Many of you may not know him. Many of you may not recognize his sound, his music. Those who knew him and listened to his sound realize he was a genius. In my view, he was as creative and innovative as the three B’s: Bach, Bra…

  • Fearing migration

    Fearing migration

    January 23, 2013
    Many European countries, most notably Germany and Britain, seem to have an almost pathological fear of migration. Not the kind that has boat people landing in quiet creeks (though lots of people are afraid of that too), but the migration of nasty che…

  • Flint Group’s Jeff Alexander inducted into LPIA Hall of Fame

    January 23, 2013
    Flint Group’s Jeff Alexander is the 2012 inductee to the Label Printing Industries of America (LPIA) Hall of Fame. Alexander was formally inducted, and presented with an award, during the LPIA conference November 7-9 in San Diego, CA, USA. Ale…

  • DISC named PIA’s ‘Best Workplace’

    January 23, 2013
    DISC, a source of specialty packaging products for more than 40 years, has once again earned a place on the “Best Workplace in the Americas” list from the Printing Industries of America (PIA). It is the tenth time the company has been sel…

  • World Label Awards restructured

    January 23, 2013
    FINAT, the European-based association representing the interests of the self-adhesive labeling industry, has announced that the L9 has decided to substantially restructure the World Label Awards competition. It is also launching the “Best-of-th…

  • Wilson Manufacturing is FLAG’s Vendor of the Year

    Wilson Manufacturing is FLAG’s Vendor of the Year

    January 23, 2013
    Wilson Manufacturing has announced its recent recognition as the FLAG Vendor of the Year for 2012. During the second annual FLAG Members Meeting held in Asheville, NC, USA, November 13-14, the St. Louis, MO-based rotary tooling company was named the…

  • TLMI awards two more LIFE certifications

    January 23, 2013
    Minneapolis, MN-based Ritrama and Avery Dennison’s Fort Wayne, IN, USA, division have recently been awarded LIFE (Label Initiative for the Environment) certification from TLMI. The Project LIFE program was developed in order to assist TLMI memb…

  • Dscoop8 to offer ‘Spark’ sessions

    January 23, 2013
    Dscoop (Digital Solutions Cooperative) has announced the addition of “Spark” sessions to the 2013 Dscoop annual conference, Dscoop8: Spark, taking place Feb. 21-23, 2013 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville, TN…

  • Attendance up at South China Label Show

    January 23, 2013
    The South China Label Show 2012 attracted 5,098 visitors as its second edition was held at the Pazhou Exhibition Center in Guangzhou, December 4-6. The show exceeded previous statistics in attendee and exhibitor numbers and many senior executives vis…

  • Sharon Bagby bids farewell to Spartanics

    January 23, 2013
    Sharon Bagby, marketing coordinator at Spartanics, has said her final goodbyes as she departs the company after 17 years for a well-deserved retirement. Bagby began her career at Spartanics back in 1995 and has been a tremendous asset to the Spartani…

  • EFI adds Technique to MIS family

    January 23, 2013
    EFI has announced that it has acquired Technique, a UK-based provider of MIS/ERP software products for the printing and packaging industries. While financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, it is not expected to be material to EFI’…

  • MPS grows in the UK

    January 23, 2013
    MPS has announced a period of growth over the past few months for its UK operation, reflected in sales of press machinery to three premier UK label printers: Reflex Labels, Hamilton Labels and Watershed Packaging. Reflex Labels is now running produc…

  • Channeled Resources launches new website, named ‘Green Master’

    January 23, 2013
    Channeled Resources Group has announced the launch of its redesigned website, www.channeledresources.com. The new site reflects an ongoing effort to enhance the company’s web presence. “Channeled Resources has streamlined the user experie…

  • Lion Labels adds Xeikon 3300

    January 23, 2013
    Xeikon has announced that Massachusetts-based Lion Labels has purchased and installed a Xeikon 3300 digital color press. With 50 years of label printing expertise, Lion Labels produces labels for a variety of industries, including pharmaceutical and…

  • INX International, G.E. Richards reach distributor agreement

    January 23, 2013
    INX International Ink Co. announced a distributor agreement to expand and strengthen its strategic relationship with G.E. Richards Graphic Supplies. The two companies have worked closely together for years and this new agreement reflects INX’s…

  • Yazoo Mills opens second facility

    January 23, 2013
    Yazoo Mills, with corporate offices in New Oxford, PA, USA, opened its second facility at 800 Gitts Run Road in Hanover, PA, on November 26, 2012. The 45,000 square foot facility houses mailing tubes, stock cores, and numerous raw materials. With th…

  • Precision AirConvey expands into new facility

    January 23, 2013
    Precision AirConvey, a designer, manufacturer and installer of trim and scrap removal systems, has announced its expansion into a new, larger corporate headquarters. The new office - which is 26,000 square feet - is located at 465 Corporate Boulevar…

  • The Label Printers honored again for sustainability efforts

    January 23, 2013
    Aurora, IL-based The Label Printers has won two prestigious awards for its efforts in making the company’s operations more environmentally sound and sustainable. The company has won TLMI’s (Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute) Environme…

  • CCL acquires Scottish label converter

    January 23, 2013
    CCL has announced that it has agreed to acquire through the purchase of shares John Watson & Co. Ltd., a privately owned label converter located in Glasgow, Scotland with estimated sales of approximately 12 million pounds. The planned acquisition…

  • UPM Raflatac ISO certified in Malaysia, opens Vietnam distribution center

    January 23, 2013
    UPM Raflatac has received certification to the ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System for its Malaysia labelstock manufacturing facility. The certification represents a significant step toward achieving one of the company’s major goals…

  • Chemsultants Intl. adds new clean room

    January 23, 2013
    Chemsultants International has announced the addition of a Class 10,000/Class 1000 Clean Room to its product and process development operation. The new upgrade houses the company’s TPC-2 Pilot Coating line which offers multiple coatin…

  • Harper declares 2012 Roadshow tour a success

    Harper declares 2012 Roadshow tour a success

    January 23, 2013
    After events in several North American cities, global anilox roll supplier Harper Corporation of America has declared its 2012 Roadshow Tour a success. The Roadshow, held annually, consists of events for flexographic professionals in variou…

  • Bemis receives 2012 Global Packaging Award

    Bemis receives 2012 Global Packaging Award

    January 23, 2013
    Bemis Performance Packaging, a supplier of flexible packaging, pressure sensitive material and roll-fed labels, has received a special jury innovation design award from the 2012 Beverage World Global Packaging Design competition. The award honors the…

  • New 3 Sigma coating line in operation

    January 23, 2013
    3 Sigma Corporation, a supplier of specialty custom adhesive and top-coated materials for the PS label industry, has completed installation of a wide format specialty coater, providing customers with what it calls a greater array of cost effective, c…

  • PC Industries adds proofreading tool

    January 23, 2013
    PC Industries has formed a partnership with Schlafender Hase of Germany, and is now its representative in the North American market. Schlafender Hase has developed the Text Verification Tool (TVT), an automated proofreading tool designed to quickly a…

  • Martin Automatic co-sponsors conference in Dubai

    Martin Automatic co-sponsors conference in Dubai

    January 23, 2013
    Martin Automatic Inc. keynoted an educational conference in Dubai for narrow web label and flexible packaging printers and converters. The conference, titled “Reduce Waste and Improve Productivity,” was co-sponsored by XOL Automation, a d…