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  • FTA to host free session at conference

    July 17, 2012
    "Taking Tinkering to Task" will be held on Monday, October 15 during the FTA Fall 2012 Conference.

  • FLEXcon announces PCW release liner for film

    July 10, 2012
    The new liner decreases carbon footprint by 30% and delivers an environmentally-friendly option to converters.

  • UPM Raflatac launches new Menu Service

    July 10, 2012
    North American customers can now create over 1,500 different product combinations.

  • Ed Herter, 73, NELMA founder

    July 10, 2012
    A memorial service for the printing and converting industry veteran will take place August 18, in Fitchburg, MA.

  • Harper roadshows find success in Canada

    Harper roadshows find success in Canada

    July 10, 2012
    The Montreal and Mississauga shows highlighted the most important issues in today's flexo industry.

  • Pilot Italia installs Prati VEGAplus

    July 10, 2012
    The VEGAplus LF530 finishing system is the company's fourth Prati installation.

  • FLAG announces new vendor partner

    July 10, 2012
    Self Adhering Products, Inc. will provide films and tapes to FLAG members.

  • delfortgroup announces liner recycling program

    July 10, 2012
    Cycle4green services allow used release liner to become recycled paper products.

  • Global YMC Congress announced

    July 10, 2012
    FINAT's Young Managers Club now has 63 members from across the globe.

  • ETI launches new website

    July 10, 2012
    The new site features a modern design and easy access to ETI products.

  • Daco Solutions enters Spanish market

    July 10, 2012
    Spain's Martinez Associats will promote and sell Daco's reel-to-reel diecutting machinery.

  • Labelexpo Americas 2012 Product Preview

    Labelexpo Americas 2012 Product Preview

    July 10, 2012
    Labelexpo Americas 2012 takes place September 11-13 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, USA, just outside of Chicago.

  • How to win a label print competition

    How to win a label print competition

    Tony White || July 10, 2012
    Winning awards and gaining the recognition of industry peers can really lift a company’s profile.

  • North American Label Markets

    North American Label Markets

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || July 10, 2012
    The North American label market has weathered economic storms while embracing technological changes.

  • UV Curing Technology

    UV Curing Technology

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || July 10, 2012
    Thanks in part to a rise in eco-friendly manufacturing processes, UV curing technology has steadily grown in popularity.

  • The 2012 Mid-Year Economic Report

    The 2012 Mid-Year Economic Report

    Steve Katz, Editor || July 10, 2012
    Commoditization and pricing challenges have converters seizing growth opportunities, positioning themselves as more than just suppliers.

  • Narrow Web Profile: Forlabels

    Narrow Web Profile: Forlabels

    Steve Katz, Editor || July 10, 2012
    An open mind and a range of packaging capabilities have made this Greek converter an industry leader.

  • The Soul of a Brand

    The Soul of a Brand

    July 10, 2012
    For AQUAÇAI water, the label and package show the value of purity.

  • Leadership


    Jack Kenny || July 10, 2012
    Do your employees know who you are?

  • The tip of the iceberg

    The tip of the iceberg

    Calvin Frost || July 10, 2012
    I went to school with Olaf Palme. Not literally.  He was a few years ahead of me.  But, I was there, ten years later, when he was invited to give a commencement address. This was in the late 50s or early 60s, I can’t quite remember. W…

  • An East European backwater opens up

    An East European backwater opens up

    John Penhallow || July 10, 2012
    Belarus is not the easiest European country to do business in

  • FINAT Congress: Greece is the word

    FINAT Congress: Greece is the word

    July 10, 2012
    No doubt about it, the buzz at the recent FINAT Congress in Athens, Greece, held June 6-9 at the Hilton Hotel, was all about the state of the host country. With Greece’s economic future literally hanging in the balance at time of the meeting…

  • Industry People

    Industry People

    July 10, 2012
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ABBOTT LABEL INC., Dallas, TX, USA – Ken Young has joined the company as the national operations manager. BETA LASERMIKE, Dayton, OH, USA – Stuart Manser (1) has been appointe…

  • Kocher + Beck finds success at drupa

    Kocher + Beck finds success at drupa

    July 10, 2012
    Kocher + Beck introduced its new UR Precision and presented the new ROTACAT, a rotation changer for window foils, for the first time at drupa. Additionally, the company sold a set of automatic transfer winders to a non-European customer…

  • Taghleef acquires Applied Extrusion Technologies

    July 10, 2012
    Taghleef Industries (Ti), a leading global biaxially oriented polypropylene film (BOPP) producer, announced that it has closed the transaction to acquire Applied Extrusion Technologies (AET Films), Wilmington, DE, USA, one of the principal manufactur…

  • Systec to partner with Spartanics and INX

    July 10, 2012
    Systec Grafische Maschinen GmbH, a manufacturer of printing and slitting equipment, announces that it will be manufacturing and servicing the NW140 UV Digital Inkjet Printer in cooperation with Spartanics Laser Cutting Systems and JetINX UV…

  • PCMC launches new mid-range flexo press

    July 10, 2012
    Aquaflex PCMC, a designer and manufacturer of in-line presses, has announced the release of a new mid-range inline flexographic press. The company says the ELS MAX has combined the best technologies from both inline and wide web CI presses, resulting…

  • tesa tape’s Softprint HD Flexo certified

    July 10, 2012
    tesa tape has announced that it has been awarded HD Flexo Certification by EskoArtwork. This certification is based on exceptional print quality of select flexographic printing jobs using the tesa Softprint Family of plate mounting tapes. The certif…

  • FLAG welcomes new member

    July 10, 2012
    Flexo Label Advantage Group (FLAG), a support organization for independent label converters, has announced the addition of a new vendor partner, will provide new products and programs to FLAG members. The company…

  • Drupa roundup

    Drupa roundup

    July 10, 2012
    Every four years, the printing industry converges in Düsseldorf, Germany for drupa, the two-week trade show dedicated to printing. More than 314,500 attendees visited drupa 2012, visiting 1,850 exhibitors in 19 halls. As always, the label and na…

  • Harper Corp. makes donation to high school

    July 10, 2012
    Global anilox roll supplier Harper Corporation of America has announced the donation of four anilox rolls to Knox Community High School. Additionally, Harper is providing a variety of pressroom supplies to assist in the flexographic education that th…

  • DuPont honors Pepperidge Farm packaging

    July 10, 2012
    Pepperidge Farm, Inc., a division of Campbell Soup Company, was honored this month with two packaging industry awards: the DuPont Award for Packaging Innovation and an Ameristar award from the Institute of Packaging Professionals. Both awards recogn…

  • Core cutting rivals settle lawsuit

    July 10, 2012
    CoreTech International, Inc. of Alpha, NJ, USA, and Core Systems International, LLC, of Erie, MI USA, have announced a settlement agreement of their pending litigation in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Under the sett…

  • Multi-Plastics celebrates 2011 safety milestone

    Multi-Plastics celebrates 2011 safety milestone

    July 10, 2012
    Multi-Plastics Extrusions, Inc. hosted Woodbridge, NJ Mayor John McCormac on May 29, 2012 during a company celebration as a VPP Star Site with 0.00 recordable incidents for the year 2011. The Voluntary Protection Programs of OSHA recognize employe…

  • Acucote opens new distribution center

    July 10, 2012
    Celebrating 25 years in the adhesive industry, Graham, NC, USA-based Acucote Inc. continues to expand its capabilities nationwide. As of May 1, the company is distributing its line of specialty and commodity products out of Fullerton, CA, USA. This d…

  • EskoWorld comes to the Big Easy

    EskoWorld comes to the Big Easy

    July 10, 2012
    EskoWorld 2012, an educational and networking event for Esko customers in the Americas was held June 17-20 in historic New Orleans, LA, USA, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. Designed to offer a total print experience: packaging, labeling, commerc…

  • Pamarco Global launches iPhone and iPad app

    July 10, 2012
    Pamarco Global Graphics has announced the launch of its Flexo Application for the iPhone and iPad. The app is the first of its kind in the industry and allows printers and OEM companies to choose the optimum engraving brand, anilox calculations for l…

  • Technicote to rebuild plant after fire

    July 10, 2012
    Technicote has announced its decision to rebuild its Cuyahoga Falls, OH, USA plant after a fire on December 16, 2011 destroyed most of the facility.  Shortly after the fire, the company started evaluating different options to replace the capaci…

  • Colorscan Imaging adds UK’s first Jetrion 4900

    July 10, 2012
    Grafitec Label Presses has announced that the first Jetrion 4900 to arrive in the UK will be installed at Colorscan Imaging Products Ltd of Burton upon Trent. The deal was signed on the first day of drupa after Colorscan Director Keith Forster saw th…

  • Weber Packaging marks 80 years of labeling

    July 10, 2012
    Weber Packaging Solutions (formerly Weber Marking Systems), Arlington Heights, IL, USA, founded in 1932 as a small addressing machine company, has achieved worldwide status as a manufacturer of labels and labeling systems as it approaches its 80th an…

  • Hammer Packaging honored by supplier, adds shrink sleeve press

    July 10, 2012
    Hammer Packaging, Rochester, NY, USA, has been honored with a special commemorative 100-year recognition award by one of its main substrate suppliers, Twin Rivers Paper Company. The award was presented by Jim Gehrman, president, Twin Rivers Paper Com…

  • Mark Andy reports strong Latin America sales

    July 10, 2012
    Mark Andy has announced multiple recent Performance Series press sales in Latin America. In two years more than 15 Performance Series machines have been installed throughout the region, from Mexico to Argentina and most countries in between. Recent…

  • Registration, conference sessions announced

    July 10, 2012
    Registration to attend Labelexpo Americas - the largest label, product decoration, web printing and converting tradeshow - is now open. Returning to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL, USA, Labelexpo Americas 2012 is already five…

  • acpo expands line of UL overlaminates

    July 10, 2012
    Self-wound overlaminate manufacturer, acpo ltd., Oak Harbor, OH, USA, has introduced its expanded line of UL listed overlaminates. Coated with a clear emulsion acrylic adhesive, these polyester films are available in both clear and matte finishes for…

  • Flxon to market Brookfield viscosity control systems

    July 10, 2012
    Flxon Inc. has announced a partnership with Brookfield Engineering Laboratories that includes marketing their entire line of viscosity control systems to the flexographic and rotogravure printing industries. Earlier this year, Brookfield launched it…

  • Gallus Group expands global footprint

    July 10, 2012
    In light of the surplus capacity that has affected the global market for label printing machinery since the financial crisis of 2009 and the market mechanisms that this has set in motion, two years ago Gallus launched a program to secure the long-ter…

  • RotoMetrics appoints European managing director

    July 10, 2012
    RotoMetrics has announced the appointment of Peter Emerson as managing director, RotoMetrics Europe. Emerson will report to the company’s president & chief executive officer and will have responsibility for all aspects of the firm’s E…

  • EFI ups Jetrion 4900 resolution

    July 10, 2012
    Following the high demand for its Jetrion 4900, EFI has incorporated a new 720 dpi mode to increase the print resolution for labels, along with broadening its portfolio of flexo substrates that need no special coating or overlaminating. The increase…

  • Sun Chemical reducing costs in Canada

    July 10, 2012
    Sun Chemical reinforced its commitment to customers in Montreal and the Province of Quebec with the opening of its new ink manufacturing plant in Laval, a $3.1 million (CAD) investment designed to provide stronger customer service, improve efficiency…

  • UPM Raflatac to acquire Gascogne’s labelstock operations

    July 10, 2012
    UPM Raflatac, a leading global supplier of self-adhesive labelstock, has signed an agreement to acquire the business operations of Gascogne Laminates Switzerland SA. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The closing of the acqui…