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  • Narrow Web Profile: The Label Printers

    Narrow Web Profile: The Label Printers

    Michelle Sartor || July 17, 2006
    Quality, customer service and added value are important aspects of how The Label Printers does business.

  • Treofan to double capacity at Mexico plant

    July 5, 2006
    Treofan Group, a manufacturer of specialty BOPP films based in Raunheim, Germany, says it intends to double the capacity of its plant in Zacapu, Mexico. The company plans to invest about US$45 million in expanding production and R&D facilities, i…

  • Aquaflex seminar to explain flexible packaging

    June 13, 2006
    F.L. Smithe and Aquaflex will conduct an informational seminar for small and mid-sized converters at the F.L. Smithe facility in Duncansville, PA, USA. The one-day seminar, to be held on July 26 and again on July 27, is titled “From Labels to F…

  • ASL Group acquires Gallus RCS 330 press

    June 6, 2006
    ASL Group (All Stick Label), of Toronto, ON, Canada, has announced the acquisition of a new Gallus RCS 330 press. President and CEO Charlie MacLean says that the investment is “in response to market trends and more specifically customer demand.…

  • Proofing system

    May 12, 2006
    Proofing system Latran Technologies Bedford MA USA Latran Technologies offers the Prediction Digital Halftone Proofing System. The company says the system incorporates laser ablation transfer technology, produces crisp halftone dots and images rea…

  • TrendWatch mini-report reveals packaging trends

    April 25, 2006
    TrendWatch Graphic Arts, New York, NY, USA, has released a detailed mini-report on the status of packaging as part of commercial printers’ overall service mixes. “Printers & Packaging 2006” is a 37-page report that looks at who&…

  • Profile: Pago Group

    Profile: Pago Group

    John Penhallow || April 6, 2006
    A Switzerland based industry leader has a global vocus on label systems.

  • Profile: Rako Etiketten

    Profile: Rako Etiketten

    John Penhallow || April 6, 2006
    A sampling of Rako's label products

  • A softer squeeze?

    A softer squeeze?

    Jennifer Dochstader || April 6, 2006
    Pricing trends for label converters, and the outlook for 2006-2007

  • Flexible Packaging

    Flexible Packaging

    Michelle Sartor || April 6, 2006
    While narrow web has made inroads into this lucrative print market, it still has some distance to go to catch up to the wide web converters.

  • RDP Marathon renamed Drent Goebel N. America

    March 9, 2006
    RDP Marathon renamed Drent Goebel N. America RDP Marathon, the Canadian press manufacturer acquired by Drent Goebel in 2005, has officially changed its name to Drent Goebel North America Inc. The company is located in Montreal. “Since t…

  • Painting by numbers

    March 3, 2006
    When we were children we were exposed to visual stimuli of all types. As we grew, we captured much of what we saw in the world around us and committed it to memory. As we developed still further, we found that we could transfer many of these memories…

  • Specialty Converting Equipment

    Specialty Converting Equipment

    Jack Kenny || March 3, 2006
    Whether the task is RFID placement and inspection, lamination, diecutting, adhesive application or any other precision process, post-press converting equipment is custom configured for the job.

  • RFID

    RFID

    Michelle Sartor || March 3, 2006
    Analysts expect RFID to continue to evolve and increase in use, which has many converters wondering to what extent, if any, they should get involved.

  • Siegwerg announces new global organization

    January 16, 2006
    Siegwerg announces new global organization Less than 100 days after closing of the acquisition of SICPA’s packaging ink division, Siegwerk Group International announced the organizational structure for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) op…

  • A look ahead

    January 16, 2006
    One always seems to wax nostalgic at this time of year. Looking back on tradition and history is a productive way to identify the positive events and milestones that serve to define who and what we are in the present. Using the knowledge of the past…

  • Who Knows Best?

    January 16, 2006
    Happy New Year to you all! 2006 is now well under way, and that means that by now we've all worked through our budgets, business planning, personnel reviews, and other end-of-year exercises that either burden us with unreachable expectations or saddl…

  • Michael B. Weir retires

    Michael B. Weir retires

    Michael B. Weir || January 16, 2006
    TLMI's legal expert ends 50 years of service

  • RDP Marathon Renamed Drent Goebel North America

    January 10, 2006
    RDP Marathon, the Canadian press manufacturer acquired by Drent Goebel in 2005, has officially changed its name to Drent Goebel North America Inc. The company is located in Montreal. “Since the acquisition, the integration process of both co…

  • Siegwerk Group International announces new organization

    December 13, 2005
    Less than 100 days after closing of the acquisition of SICPA’s packaging ink division, Siegwerk Group International announced the organizational structure for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) operations in sales, technical service and str…

  • Season for price hikes

    November 28, 2005
    Season for price hikes well under way Take a generous pinch of weak economic conditions, throw in the global aftermath of natural disasters, and mix together with some serious supply problems with oil based raw materials. The result is a predictabl…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    November 28, 2005
    Narrow Web Europe Gallus acquires a stake in folding carton technology By Barry Hunt It’s easy to see how producing small folding cartons on reelfed presses, rather than on sheetfed offset presses, can offer real economic advantages. Als…

  • Stora Enso refocuses

    October 18, 2005
    Stora Enso refocuses labels strategy The sales organization of Stora Enso’s Global Specialty Papers group is being reorganized to combine its Label Papers and Technical Papers businesses into one sales team. “We have identified growing…

  • FTA studies flexible

    October 18, 2005
    The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) has announced the availability of the Flexible Packaging Market Research Study: Converter Benchmarking & End-User Perspectives in North America. The study, compiled for the FTA by industry consulting a…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    October 18, 2005
    Esko-Graphics' parent sells its packaging division

  • Canadian manufacturer goes Dutch in web press deal

    September 12, 2005
    Canadian manufacturer goes Dutch in web press deal Another major industry acquisition, this time privately funded and involving two press manufacturers with a lot in common. It is of course the news that Drent Goebel has acquired RDP Marathon. The D…

  • Advanced Vision Technology (AVT)

    September 12, 2005
    Advanced Vision Technology (AVT) Automatic Defect Detection Systems Advanced Vision Technology (AVT), a leading manufacturer of machine-vision based, automatic defect detection solutions, offers process control and 100 percent Quality Assurance sol…

  • Western Flexo Label Association is

    September 12, 2005
    A new special industry group, the Western Flexo and Label Association (WFLA), focusing on the needs of the label converter and flexographic printer has been formed. At an October meeting, the WFLA, formerly the Northern California Label Manufacturer'…

  • Wikoff Color acquires Frontier Printing Inks

    September 12, 2005
    Wikoff Color acquires Frontier Printing Inks Wikoff Color Corporation, Fort Mill, SC, USA, has purchased the assets of Frontier Printing Inks, a Canadian manufacturer of printing inks for the flexible packaging, label, fine paper and paperboard mark…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    September 8, 2005
    Private equity funding creates an ink and plates giant

  • Cham Paper to sponsor 7th global symposium

    September 7, 2005
    Cham Paper to sponsor 7th global symposium The 7th International Cham Paper Group Symposium for the Flexible Packaging Industry will take place September 8-9 in Bern, Switzerland. This year’s theme is “Paper Naturally Intelligent.”…

  • Siegwerk to acquire SICPA packaging inks

    September 7, 2005
    The Siegwerk Group, of Siegburg, Germany, has announced plans to acquire the packaging ink division of SICPA Holding SA. With consolidated total net sales of €613 million in the packaging ink segment, the Siegwerk Group would emerge as the world…

  • AWA to acquire in-mold label conference

    September 7, 2005
    AWA to acquire in-mold label conference AWA Alexander Watson Associates, of Amsterdam, Netherlands, has agreed to acquire the rights to the International In-Mold Labeling Conference (IMLCON) from RBS Technologies Inc., Scottsdale, AZ, USA. Ron Schu…

  • 2005 Mid-Year Economic Report

    2005 Mid-Year Economic Report

    September 7, 2005
    Solid growth, cautious progress

  • Narrow Web Profile: OPM Group

    Barry Hunt || July 20, 2005
    Film based flexo in the UK.

  • Expansion-minded GiDue stresses packaging abilities

    July 20, 2005
    Expansion-minded GiDue stresses packaging abilities GiDue, an Italian press manufacturer, has added a Graphics Technology Center close to the headquarters in Turate near Milan. With extra floor space of 5,382 square feet, the new facility provides m…

  • Indigo pushes on

    July 20, 2005
    Indigo pushes on in face of HP changes The sudden departure of Carly Fiorina as Hewlett Packard’s chief executive early in February has prompted some European print commentators and newspaper columnists to question the future of HP’s Im…

  • Packaging inks

    July 20, 2005
    Packaging inks Sun Chemical Northlake IL USA SunSharp 1190 can be used to print applications such as bags and bottle wraps. It includes high-strength process and spot colors, high-gloss, and has good ice-water crinkle resistance. RotoPure HS inks…

  • anus Technologies represents Drent in UK

    July 20, 2005
    anus Technologies represents Drent in UK Janus Technologies Ltd. has been named to represent Drent Goebel in the UK and Ireland. Janus, based in Manchester, England, will handle sales of Drent’s presses initially. Sales of spare parts and the…

  • Narrow Web Profile: Logotech

    Leah Genuario || July 20, 2005
    This New Jersey converter with big capabilities takes pride in its ability to service customers large and small.

  • Search firm launched for label industry

    July 20, 2005
    Search firm launched for label industry Enterprise Asset Search (EAS) is a new employment search company formed by Gina Petrello-Pray, formerly a managing partner with Direct Recruiters Inc. EAS, headquartered in Solon, OH, specializes in providing…

  • PRP Flexo awarded flexo plate patent

    July 20, 2005
    PRP Flexo awarded flexo plate patent After four years of development, PRP Flexo has been awarded a US patent for its new ExSpect flexographic plate development process, designed to provide greater print clarity on both corrugated, pre-printed…

  • Gravure press

    July 20, 2005
    Gravure press Novaflex Carol Stream IL USA The Biva model press is for narrow to mid-web short run gravure. Initial and repeat order set up time is fast due to the electronic line shaft and enhanced register control system. The press can use gravu…

  • European Labeling

    July 20, 2005
    Some key socio-economic and political changes are reshaping a polarized European label market.

  • Can offset seriously challenge flexo in package printing?

    July 20, 2005
    Can offset seriously challenge flexo in package printing? Sometimes a seemingly minor event points to a wider issue, such as the respective positions of print processes in packaging printing. The event in question was the unfortunate closure of Dren…

  • Flexo presses

    July 20, 2005
    Flexo presses Nilpeter Slagelse Denmark The modular F-Line of flexo presses offer three web widths. Each model is available with a mechanical drive or optional servo driven print units. Maximum printing and die-cutting speed is 750 fpm. The open…

  • Rotatek open house draws 120 visitors

    July 20, 2005
    Rotatek open house draws 120 visitors In late September the Spanish press manufacturer Rotatek held an open house at its headquarters in Sant Cugat del Vallès (Barcelona). The event was dedicated to label and flexible packaging printing, and…

  • Narrow Web Profile: New York Label

    Jack Kenny || July 20, 2005
    A 126-year-old converter takes on new prepress technology and plans to push beyond the Northeast.

  • Focus on direct laser engraving for new flexo operation

    July 20, 2005
    Focus on direct laser engraving for new flexo operation The direct laser engraving of flexo plates and sleeves is no longer restricted to wide web applications. Downsized systems that work within integrated prepress workflows have widened the applic…

  • CCL and Steinbeis to merge European and Asian operations

    July 20, 2005
    t’s not hard to see how global buying trends among the larger FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) corporate end users have reshaped the structure of the label industry. Several key consolidations have led to the formation of some really large ent…