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  • PCMC makes an 'iMpact'

    January 29, 2013
    The symposium welcomed more than 150 visitors to PCMC’s global headquarters in Green Bay.

  • Brady Corp. becomes first HP GPAS reseller

    January 29, 2013
    HP Global Product Authentication Service generates security codes that can be downloaded and applied to customized authentication labels.

  • NELMA announces date for 11th Annual Expo

    January 29, 2013
    The event will take place May 2, in Somerset, NJ.

  • Yazoo Mills increases Stock Core Program

    January 29, 2013
    The 12% increase comes with the addition of 10 new sizes.

  • MPS hosts successful Open House

    MPS hosts successful Open House

    January 29, 2013
    Several customers, new contacts and suppliers braved snowy travel conditions to tour the MPS production facility and witness live demonstrations.

  • Nanovis unveils enlarged Nanocleaner

    Nanovis unveils enlarged Nanocleaner

    January 29, 2013
    NWC-1200 can be used with UV-, water- or solvent-based inks.

  • IMDA announces 2013 awards competition

    January 29, 2013
    The best in in-mold product decoration are chosen based on creativity in design, engineering and innovation.

  • INX, Oldham Group expand distributor agreement

    January 29, 2013
    The agreement will now include UV, traditional offset, UV flexo and water flexo inks.

  • Expansion complete at Hammer Packaging

    January 29, 2013
    The project added 13,000 square feet to its existing building in New York.

  • EFI reports record results

    January 29, 2013
    For the quarter ended December 31, 2012, the company reports record revenue of $174.1 million.

  • Webex acquired by Bertram Capital

    January 29, 2013
    The deal marks Bertram’s second investment in the web handling equipment industry.

  • EFI Connect highlights digital opportunities

    January 24, 2013
    This year's event featured more than 150 sessions covering MIS/ERP software, inkjet printing and Fiery technology.

  • Plusses, perils of immediate customer service gratification

    Tammie MacLachlan and Mark Lusky || January 23, 2013
    Instant gratification has become the paramount rule of engagement in many customer service interactions. Increasingly, the pressure is on customer service representatives across corporate America to effect rapid resolutions. Faced with mandates from…

  • NELMA Expo 2013

    January 23, 2013
    The 11th annual Expo will be held at the Hotel Somerset-Bridgewater. …

  • Textured Heat Transfers

    Textured Heat Transfers

    January 23, 2013
    ITW Graphics has announced the launch of its new line of textured heat transfers, Dimension HT. These heat transfer labels use ITW Graphics’ proprietary technology to achieve customizable textured effects for decoration of a multitude of substr…

  • Laminated Pouch Structure

    January 23, 2013
    Multi-Plastics Inc. has introduced EZTear, a laminated pouch structure for use in easy open stick packs or similar flexible packaging applications. This laminated structure addresses the mechanical aspects regarding tear initiation and control of tea…

  • Digital Media

    January 23, 2013
    Kent Adhesive Prodcuts Co. (KAPCO) has introduced Racy Color Media, which was developed with a proprietary topcoating chemistry for inkjet dye-based inks, specifically the Memjet waterfall printheads. The Racy Color Media products aim to deliver wate…

  • Color Management

    January 23, 2013
    Schawk, Inc. has launched ColorDrive, which the company says is the industry’s first cloud-based, print-quality management platform. ColorDrive aligns measured and calibrated visual scores throughout the packaging development supply chain proce…

  • Polyester Materials

    January 23, 2013
    Polyonics has designed two new polyester label materials to adhere to smooth and textured LSE plastics, such as polypropylene, polyethylene or TPO, which are commonly found in the automotive industry. The XF-455 is an opaque, 2 mil gloss white polyes…

  • Letterpress Plate

    Letterpress Plate

    January 23, 2013
    Flint Group Flexographic Products has introduced the new, soft nyloprint plate WS-S digital for letterpress printing. Nyloprint WS-S Digital plates represent the latest development of the digital steel based product range with focus on coating and sp…

  • UHF RFID Tag

    January 23, 2013
    SMARTRAC has announced the introduction of its new UHF EPC compliant WebLite inlay. The SMARTRAC WebLite inlay represents a technological advance in both size and performance. With an antenna size of only 46 x 15 mm, it is especially suited for item-…

  • 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…