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  • Independent Machine Co. launches new website

    March 13, 2012
    The new site features engineering aids, feature articles, blogs and technical descriptions.

  • Xeikon selects Kodak Prinergy for ThermoFlexX

    March 13, 2012
    As part of a global reseller agreement, Xeikon can incorporate the Kodak workflow system as part of its ThermoFlexX offering.

  • CRI introduces FUJIFILM's CodeStream

    March 13, 2012
    CodeStream is a new aqueous coating used in the marking of variable data, including codes, lot numbers and expiration dates.

  • New website for Teknek

    March 13, 2012
    The new site demonstrates how Teknek’s contact cleaning process works using interactive animations.

  • Insight into Raw Material Costs

    Insight into Raw Material Costs

    March 9, 2012
    Flint Group's Jan Paul van der Velde, senior vice president of procurement, provides insight into expected raw material cost developments in 2012.

  • Rotary Diecutting Module

    March 8, 2012
    Schober has introduced a high-capacity, high-speed, heavy-duty rotary diecutting module that features electronically synchronous run and digital servo-drives. Features include a preset and calibrated pressure adjustment, high-precision bearing assemb…

  • Steamer

    March 8, 2012
    Karlville has introduced the Steamer 2M, a two-meter steamer. The Steamer 2M can handle up to 200 bottles per minute and features an integrated boiler, saving companies the need to install a standalone steam boiler on site. The design of the tunnel,…

  • Tabletop Printer

    March 8, 2012
    SATO has announced an expansion of its CL4e HF RFID Series industrial tabletop printer offering. Designed and built especially for item-level tracking and traceability application, the SATO CL4e HF RFID printer is ideal for labeling in libraries, hos…

  • Bar Code Printer

    March 8, 2012
    Tharo Systems has introduced the H-400/H-600 series thermal transfer product identification and bar code label printers, available in 203 or 300 DPI. Each features a durable, all-metal construction with a cast aluminum center wall for added strength.…

  • Windshield Label

    March 8, 2012
    Schreiner PrinTrust has introduced the RFID Windshield Label for contact- less vehicle identification, and the RFID Document Label for driver’s licenses verification. The RFID Windshield Label can be used for reliable and efficient checks of ve…

  • Direct Engraving Material

    Direct Engraving Material

    March 8, 2012
    ACVE, a direct engraving material specifically designed for laser engraving systems manufactured by Stork Prints and other companies, is now available from Anderson & Vreeland, Inc. ACVE direct engraving material is imaged by direct laser abla…

  • Punch Assembly

    March 8, 2012
    AZCO Corp. has introduced a one-piece modular punch assembly. The units feature a punch-and-die design to make custom-shaped cutouts, and are capable of creating virtually invisible micro punches. Available in pneumatic or electric configurations, th…

  • Tube Lubricant

    March 8, 2012
    Graymills has introduced Peristaltic Tube Lubricant. Chemically inert, the compound extends tube lift by reducing both friction and pump head wear.The lubricant is packaged in two- or 16-ounce bottles. Every Graymills Peristaltic pump shipped through…

  • Air Knife Kits

    March 8, 2012
    Deluxe Super Ion Air Knife Kits are now available from Exair. The kits include tools to neutralize static electricity while blowing away dust and particulates from printed surfaces, paper, plastics, and three-dimensional shapes up to 96" across.…

  • Eco-friendly Baler

    March 8, 2012
    Precision AirConvey Corp. has intro- duced the EcoPAC Baler, which features a proprietary, rotary design that automatically densifies waste into a bagged, palletized cube for easy waste removal via lift truck and ef- ficient transport for recycling w…

  • Visualization Software

    Visualization Software

    March 8, 2012
    Color-Logic has announced the release of its FX-Viewer software, designed to visualize the special effects of the company’s Process Metallic Color System. The software uses applications from both Adobe and Quark. The FX-Viewer is a Mac-based…

  • Translucent Labelstock

    March 8, 2012
    UPM Raflatac has announced the launch of its new Translucent DM labelstock for the Americas market. Translucent DM cinches mailers closed and enhances the visual presentation of direct mail pieces by showcasing their imagery and sales messaging. By u…

  • Digital Synthetic Stocks

    March 8, 2012
    Masterpiece Graphix has released a new lineup of synthetic stocks for digital presses, which are compatible with HP Indigo, Xerox iGen, Kodak Nexpress, Canon ImagePRESS, Konica Minolta Bizhub and others. Masterpiece Revolution Digital Sheets are a ne…

  • Anilox Roll Cleaner

    March 8, 2012
    HarperScientific, a division of Harper Corporation, has recently made CeramClean II anilox roll cleaner available in a more environmentally friendly, one-gallon tub. CeramClean II is designed to remove water-based, solvent and UV inks. Safe for gravu…

  • Removable Adhesive

    March 8, 2012
    MACtac has introduced two new adhesives to its removable label product offerings: MR840 and MR860. These adhesives feature consistent product performance and long-term removability. The MR840 is designed as an ultra-removable, acrylic emulsion adhesi…

  • Hot Stamping, Cold Foil Transfer Guide

    March 8, 2012
    Stamping foil manufacturer Kurz has published a comprehensive guide to hot stamping and cold foil transfer finishing technologies. Titled Hot Stamping and Cold Foil Transfer – A Comprehensive Guide for the Graphics Industry, the book is intende…

  • Management Software

    March 8, 2012
    Cerm has introduced Web4Labels software, an all-in-one, digital storefront for online quoting and management of assets. Features include: requests for quotes and pricing, a user-friendly ordering portal, and the ability to upload artwork. Web4Labels…

  • Splice Detector

    March 8, 2012
    Maxson Automatic Machinery Company offers a feature on its precision sheeters that insures the skids of sheeted stock delivered to the printing press are free of splices that could smash blankets and cause press downtime. A capacitance-type splice de…

  • Color Label Printer

    March 8, 2012
    Primera Technology Inc. has announced the additional of the CX1000 Color Label Printer to its range of industrial label printers. Designed for in-house production of professional-quality product labels, the CX1000 is deal for short-to medium-run jobs…

  • Doctor Machine

    Doctor Machine

    March 8, 2012
    Accraply has introduced the DM6 doctor machine, which is ideally suited for the narrow-web shrink sleeve and wraparound label markets.The DM6 has the capability to run web widths as narrow as 15 mm and 0.05 PLI.The DM6 can be equipped to accommoda…

  • Digital Plates

    March 8, 2012
    Following the launch of the nyloflex FAM Digital printing plate into the North 68 Label & Narrow Web American market, Flint Group Flexographic Products has made available the medium hard plate on a worldwide scale.The digital photo-polymer printi…

  • Non-stick Coatings

    March 8, 2012
    German cutting tool manufacturer Wink has introduced its range of finishing variants for diecutting tools to the North American market. Wink’s four non-stick coatings can be used for flexible dies, solid rotary dies and other machine components…

  • Converting System

    March 8, 2012
    Delta Industrial Services has introduced a high capacity 18-24" converting system.The Delta Crusader converting system is a practical extension of the Delta Mod-Tech line of converting systems and is designed to provide a fuller modular platform…

  • Online networking is a new concept for me. Help!

    Christy Correll || March 8, 2012
    While nothing beats getting to know people face-to-face when it comes to building strong, enduring business relationships, the Internet offers wonderful opportunities for expanding and maintaining your professional network. Take LinkedIn, for example…

  • Networking

    James Lowry || March 8, 2012
    Networking is essential for anyone interested in generating new business. Salespeople are constantly building rapport with their customers and expanding their network of contacts. Let’s review some of the keys to networking successfully: Show…

  • Changing habits

    Calvin Frost || March 8, 2012
    I got a little flak from my last column on carbon footprint, particularly from my friend CD. He is relentless in his conviction that global warming is a claim and nothing else. He peppers me with very compelling arguments that refute claims that clim…

  • Gemba walks

    Tom Southworth || March 8, 2012
    Let me start off by asking you a question. Have you heard of the word gemba before and, if you have, what does gemba mean to you?  Gemba is a Japanese word that means the real or actual place. Walking the gemba, the real or actual place, is a k…

  • Fire sale in Germany, Renaissance in Italy

    John Penhallow || March 8, 2012
    The Manroland saga continues to make headlines in the European press. The German press manufacturer, until recently a world leader, filed for bankruptcy in late 2011. Its three production plants, all in Germany, have been offered for sale separately,…

  • Nutraceuticals Labeling

    Nutraceuticals Labeling

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || March 8, 2012
    The nutraceuticals market – loosely defined as products intended to improve health – is garnering a lot of attention.

  • Flexo Presses

    Flexo Presses

    Steve Katz, Editor || March 8, 2012
    Considered the backbone of the industry, flexo presses continue to evolve in order to keep pace with a printer’s wants and needs.

  • Flexo Prepress Technology

    Flexo Prepress Technology

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || March 8, 2012
    Prepress technology can make or break image quality for a converter. Here's how manufacturers have kept pace with broad changes in flexo presses, met customer requirements and kept it eco-friendly.

  • Labeltronix

    Labeltronix

    Jack Kenny || March 8, 2012
    A growing California converter takes digital – and flexo – in a new direction.

  • Dscoop7 partners set to reveal new products

    March 7, 2012
    Dscoop will host more than 90 Partners at Dscoop7, its seventh annual conference, taking place March 22-24, 2012 in Washington, D.C. With drupa taking place six weeks after Dscoop7, HP Graphic Arts customers will be able to preview many new product r…

  • In-Mold Update

    In-Mold Update

    March 7, 2012
    Brian Graham is a patient man.  The president and founder of in mold labeling (IML) automation integrator idesign IML has advocated the advantages of IML for almost 20 years to a North American molding industry that remains slow in adopting the…

  • IST METZ officially launches the MBS-6

    IST METZ officially launches the MBS-6

    March 7, 2012
    In January, UV curing specialist IST METZ hosted a select group of journalists and converters to announce the official launch of the new MBS-6 UV curing system. The event included detailed presentations about the MBS-6 from IST executives and engi…

  • Correction

    March 7, 2012
    In last month’s feature on flexible dies,  Atlas Die’s website was incorrectly identified. The tooling manufacturer’s correct web address is www.atlasdie.com.…

  • Omet gets HD flexo certification

    Omet gets HD flexo certification

    March 7, 2012
    The EskoArtwork HD Flexo certification seal Italian press manufacturer Omet is now HD certified by EskoArtwork. HD Flexo is a new process for making digital flexographic plates and the process is rapidly gaining popularity. HD Flexo achieves sha…

  • Martin Automatic teams with Taiyo in Beijin

    Martin Automatic teams with Taiyo in Beijin

    March 7, 2012
    A Martin Automatic butt splicer at Taiyo Kikai’s booth at the All in Print China Show Martin Automatic partnered with Taiyo Kikai at the recent All in Print China show, which was held in Beijing, to demonstrate two Taiyo Kik…

  • SATO introduces Econano series

    March 7, 2012
    SATO has announced the release of its new Econano series of labels, which absorb and reduce the carbon dioxide that is released into the atmosphere when they are incinerated. This technology is made possible through a carbon dioxide-absorbent that is…

  • InfoTrends announces digital front-ends study

    March 7, 2012
    InfoTrends, a research and consulting firm based in Weymouth, MA, USA, has announced the completion of a new multi-client study addressing critical issues surrounding digital front-ends (DFEs) – an important component of a digital print workflo…

  • MACtac receives UL recognition

    March 7, 2012
    MACtac, a supplier of pressure sensitive adhesives, has received Underwriters Laboratories (UL) recognition for inks used with its durable film product line, including 3.4-mil. white vinyl, 2.6-mil. white polypropylene, 2.0-mil. white polyester and 2…

  • New Fasson PS products launched at wine show

    March 7, 2012
    Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials introduced five new Fasson label products at the recent 2012 Unified Wine and Grape Symposium at the Sacramento Convention Center. “We continuously invest in the wine segment to provide it with an i…

  • Innovia unveils interactive label prototype

    March 7, 2012
    Innovia Films recently exhibited a new development in active packaging for plastic products that offers new ways to attract, inform or interact with consumers. In partnership with PragmatIC Printing, a pioneer in imprinted logic circuits, the compan…

  • tesa tape named official supplier for bobsled team

    tesa tape named official supplier for bobsled team

    March 7, 2012
    Tesa’s partnership with the Gold Medal World Cup winners extends through 2014. The United States Bobsled and Skeleton Federation and tesa tape have announced that tesa tape is the official supplier for the US Bobsled and Skeleton team. The…

  • UPM Raflatac launches transparent facestock

    March 7, 2012
    UPM Raflatac has announced the launch of its new Translucent DM labelstock for the Americas market, which features a transparent facestock for wafer seal applications.  “UPM Raflatac’s Translucent&…