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  • The Top 10 Challenges of Digital Printing

    The Top 10 Challenges of Digital Printing

    Peter Renton || November 2, 2007
    Suggestions from a practitioner

  • Digital Print Update

    Digital Print Update

    November 2, 2007
    Now a strong force in the label converting industry, digital printing is accomplished using several competing processes.

  • British label converters finish last in profitability

    October 15, 2007
    British label converters finish last in profitability As in other countries, British label converters face strong competition, with overcapacity prevalent throughout the industry. However, it is still surprising to learn that they have the lowest pr…

  • Pazazz invests

    October 15, 2007
    Pazazz invests $1 million in digital Pazazz, a printing company based in Montreal, Canada, has invested more than $1 million (Canadian) in digital printing and finishing equipment at its label converting unit, Phase 2. The acquisition is aimed at…

  • Labelexpo Europe 2007

    Labelexpo Europe 2007

    October 9, 2007
    Record crowds and a record number of exhibitors made this year's Labelexpo the industry hot spot.

  • Companies to Watch

    Companies to Watch

    October 9, 2007
    Companies to Watch is a special feature of Label & Narrow Web that pays tribute to a select group of converters who are making noteworthy contributions to the health of the industry.

  • AB Graphic International hosts second open house

    October 2, 2007
    Following the success of its 2005 event, AB Graphic International will host a second open house at its USA location in Elgin, IL with participation from key industry partners including HP and Avery Dennison.

  • Labelexpo Europe 2007: Post-show Wrap-up

    October 1, 2007
    An estimated 24,000 professionals from the label industry converters as well as exhibiting suppliers, packed the five exposition halls of Labelexpo Europe 2007 in late September, which opened Wednesday in Brussels.

  • Narrow Web Europe

    September 27, 2007
    Revamped Labelsco elevates MSOs position in UK labeling

  • AB Graphic launches dedicated Braille printer

    September 26, 2007
    AB Graphic International has announced the development of Braillemaker One, a dedicated digital printing machine for Braille.

  • Brussels show promises further advances in full color

    September 17, 2007
    Inkjet color printing has promised much, but has yet to make any meaningful impact on the digital label printing scene. Of course, the process is already well established in wide format display printing, as well for handling transactional print on hi…

  • Polyart by Arjobex

    September 17, 2007
    Polyart by Arjobex Stronger than Paper A unique clay coating on both sides of a high performance, high density polyethylene base enables Polyart to be printed with any of the conventional printing processes, as well as most variable information and…

  • Pazazz invests $1 million in digital printing and finishing

    September 17, 2007
    Pazazz, a printing company based in Montreal, Canada, has invested more than $1 million (Canadian) in digital printing and finishing equipment at its label converting unit, Phase 2.

  • TLMI packs a crowd for Tech 007 conference

    TLMI packs a crowd for Tech 007 conference

    September 10, 2007
    With a solid reputation for producing informative and educational technical conferences, the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute drew yet another record attendance to its latest, Tech 007, held in early September in Chicago's Fairmont Hotel. Them…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    August 31, 2007
    Brussels show promises further advances in full color inkjet printing

  • Beverage Labeling

    Beverage Labeling

    Michelle Sartor || August 31, 2007
    A fast changing market, beverage labeling presents challenges in design, production and marketing.

  • Scitex downgrades

    July 19, 2007
    Scitex downgrades Creo shareholding Scitex has sold half of its remaining shares in Creo. These were obtained when Scitex merged its graphic arts business with the Vancouver-based workflow and computer-to-plate specialist three years ago. At that…

  • 2007 International Buyers Guide

    2007 International Buyers Guide

    June 28, 2007
    A comprehensive directory of suppliers of consumables, equipment and services, the 2007 International Buyers Guide is for all of your purchasing decisions.

  • 2007 Mid-Year Economic Report

    2007 Mid-Year Economic Report

    June 28, 2007
    US markets tighten as others feel strength continue

  • Narrow Web Profile: Flexiket

    Narrow Web Profile: Flexiket

    Jack Kenny || June 27, 2007
    Top quality flexo, screen and digital printing are the hallmarks of this well established and growing Danish label converter.

  • Xeikon and partners plan open houses in Europe

    May 15, 2007
    In advance of LabelExpo Europe 2007, digital press maker Xeikon has organized a series of open houses with Artwork Systems, UPM Raflatac, Deixis, GM, Time Harvest and Gerhardt. The events will take place in Belgium (June 6), Denmark (June 12), the UK…

  • Omet and Asahi cooperate for standardized flexo

    May 15, 2007
    Omet and Asahi cooperate for standardized flexo Omet, an Italian flexo press manufacturer, and Asahi Photoproducts, a supplier of photopolymer plates, have produced a series of controlled tests to “define all parameters that influence flexo pr…

  • European sales boost HP Indigo performance

    May 15, 2007
    European sales boost HP Indigo performance After more than a dozen years of solid technical development and intense marketing activity, digital color printing of labels is taken more seriously. A few concerns about the true cost of ownership and con…

  • Software

    May 15, 2007
    Software Esko Gent Belgium Esko has launched the Esko Software Suite 7, a complete update of its design and pre-production software tools offering significant improvements in features, productivity and compatibility with third party software. Esko…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    April 27, 2007
    Inkjet/film development opens up printed memories

  • Label Inspection

    Label Inspection

    Michelle Sartor || April 26, 2007
    The tools that help improve color, shape, type and overall precision come in many variations, and the technology continually improves.

  • PTS and Mark Andy announce alliance

    April 11, 2007
    PTS and Mark Andy announce alliance Narrow web press manufacturer Mark Andy and Printing Technology Services Inc. (PTS), of Clearwater, FL, USA, a supplier of variable data inkjet printing systems, have entered into an alliance whereby PTS’ Je…

  • IDENTCO INTERNATIONAL, Ingleside, IL, USA Bruce Hupfer

    March 19, 2007
    IDENTCO INTERNATIONAL, Ingleside, IL, USA — Bruce Hupfer has been appointed technical director for the company. He comes to his new leadership position with more than 25 years of technological expertise in the fields of converting and coating t…

  • DEGRAVA SYSTEMS, Roswell, GA, USA Stephen Frazzano

    March 19, 2007
    DEGRAVA SYSTEMS, Roswell, GA, USA — Stephen Frazzano has accepted the position of Midwest sales manager. He has held positions with Screen, Mitsubishi Imaging and HP Indigo. He comes to Degrava with more than 20 years of experience in the print…

  • Imagine: 500 digital press users in

    March 19, 2007
    HP Indigo users flocked to Florida last month to learn and exchange ideas. Among them was Lightning Labels’ Peter Renton, who contributed this report. The largest gathering ever of HP Indigo digital press owners — at least 500 of them…

  • TLMI plans technical conference in Chicago

    March 19, 2007
    TLMI plans technical conference in Chicago The Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) will hold its eighth technical conference at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago September 4-6. Titled “Tech 007: For Your Eyes Only”, the event will…

  • Andrews Decal installs Gallus EM 280

    March 13, 2007
    Andrews Decal Company, a Chicago, IL, USA converter of pressure sensitive labels for the HBA, promotional, household, sporting, industrial, and security markets, recently acquired an 11", eight-color Gallus EM 280 UV flexo combination printing p…

  • PTS and Mark Andy announce business alliance

    March 6, 2007
    Narrow web press manufacturer Mark Andy and Printing Technology Services Inc. (PTS), of Clearwater, FL, USA, a supplier of variable data inkjet printing systems, have entered into an alliance whereby PTS’ JetFlex inkjet printing systems can be…

  • TLMI plans technical conference in Chicago Sept. 4-6

    February 6, 2007
    The Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) will hold its eighth technical conference at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago September 4-6. Titled “Tech 007: For Your Eyes Only”, the event will offer a range of technical presentation top…

  • Lightning Labels orders new HP digital press

    January 23, 2007
    Lightning Labels orders new HP digital press Lightning Labels, one of the nation’s first all digital label printers, is expanding its capacity by ordering a new ws4500 digital label press from HP. The newest version of the Indigo press, launch…

  • Commercial Printing Blogs

    January 11, 2007
    The label industry is ultimately about printing ink on a substrate - the same basic premise that has ruled printing for more than 500 years. So we deal with many of the same issues as our commercial printing counterparts, which is why I find it usefu…

  • The new equilibrium

    January 11, 2007
    "Close your eyes when you don't want to see. Stay at home when you don't want to go. Only speak to those who will agree. And close your mind when you don't want to know." Billy Joel might not be Peter Drucker or W. Edwards Deming, but there's n…

  • Lightning Labels orders new HP digital press

    December 19, 2006
    Lightning Labels, one of the nation’s first all digital label printers, is expanding its capacity by ordering a new ws4500 digital label press from HP. The newest version of the Indigo press, launched in September at Labelexpo in Chicago, will…

  • PRINTING INDUSTRIES OF AMERICA (PIA)/GRAPHIC ARTS TECHNICAL FOUNDATION (GATF), Sewickley, PA, USA Julie Shaffer

    November 14, 2006
    PRINTING INDUSTRIES OF AMERICA (PIA)/GRAPHIC ARTS TECHNICAL FOUNDATION (GATF), Sewickley, PA, USA — Julie Shaffer has been appointed the new director of the Digital Printing Council. She has been with PIA/GATF since 2000, serving as director of…

  • GRE Americas office opens in Philadelphia

    November 14, 2006
    GRE Americas office opens in Philadelphia GRE Digital Solutions, headquartered in Steinebrunn, Switzerland, has established a presence in the Western Hemisphere. GRE Digital Solutions Inc., in Philadelphia, PA, USA, provides sales, marketing, engine…

  • Small-Format Digital Printers

    Small-Format Digital Printers

    November 1, 2006
    These four-color digital presses have a small footprint and offer converters another avenue for very short runs and variable imaging.

  • Leveraging digital label printing

    Leveraging digital label printing

    Peter Renton || November 1, 2006
    The age of personalization is upon us, and product marketers are seeking ways to excite individual customers. The label converter can help.

  • Digital Print

    Digital Print

    November 1, 2006
    Four-color digital inkjet label printers are making a bid to find a home in the narrow web marketplace, as the digital segment shows steady growth among converters and customers.

  • Narrow Web Profile: Label World

    Narrow Web Profile: Label World

    Jack Kenny || November 1, 2006
    A successful converting company aims for greater goals and more demanding customers under new ownership

  • Food Labeling

    Food Labeling

    November 1, 2006
    Competition is fierce and regulations are abundant when it comes to food. Labels offer brand owners a way to catch consumers eyes and comply with requirements while providing product information.

  • GRE Americas office opens in Philadelphia

    October 9, 2006
    GRE Digital Solutions, headquartered in Steinebrunn, Switzerland, has established a presence in the Western Hemisphere. GRE Digital Solutions Inc., in Philadelphia, PA, USA, provides sales, marketing, engineering, and service support for the company&…

  • EFI acquires Jetrion from Flint

    September 27, 2006
    EFI, a public company that produces inkjet systems and print management products, has announced its intention to acquire privately held Jetrion LLC, a subsidiary of Flint Group Incorporated, for approximately $40 million in cash. Jetrion manufactures…

  • Labelexpo Americas 2006

    Labelexpo Americas 2006

    September 25, 2006
    The show of the year featured evolutionary technologies for converters eager to expand into new markets.

  • Asian Label Markets

    Asian Label Markets

    Leah Genuario || September 25, 2006
    The fastest growing market for labels commands the attention of the rest of the packaging world.

  • Polyart by Arjobex

    September 13, 2006
    Polyart by Arjobex Stronger than Paper A unique clay coating on both sides of a high performance, high density polyethylene base enables Polyart to be printed with any of the conventional printing processes, as well as most variable information and…