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  • Wilson announces new 'Extreme' rotary dies

    June 16, 2015
    Made with harder, more durable steel, Extreme dies maintain critical cutting accuracy during long print runs.

  • Kocher+Beck and INSECO form aluminum sleeve partnership

    June 11, 2015
    INSECO manufacturers sleeve cylinders with a 100% vertical integration from GRP inner sleeves to aluminum bodies.

  • Kocher+Beck breaks ground on facility expansion

    June 3, 2015
    Kocher+Beck, a leader in rotary diecutting technology, celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony for a state-of-the-art extension to its manufacturing facility in Lenexa, KS, USA. The 24,000 square-foot extension will help Kocher+Beck meet the growing de…

  • Kocher+Beck breaks ground on facility expansion

    Kocher+Beck breaks ground on facility expansion

    April 14, 2015
    The 24,000 square-foot extension will help Kocher+Beck to meet the growing demand for its high quality flexible dies.

  • Kocher + Beck USA celebrates groundbreaking of facility extension

    Kocher + Beck USA celebrates groundbreaking of facility extension

    April 2, 2015
    The 24,000 square-foot extension will help meet the growing demand for high quality flexible dies.

  • Electro Optic expands global network

    Electro Optic expands global network

    March 9, 2015
    Electro Optic Group, a global supplier of flexible dies, has announced a cooperation agreement was concluded between Electro Optic Asia, based in Mumbai, India, and Rotary Technology, situated in Guangzhou, China. Rotary Technology is a manufactu…

  • Electro Optic expands global network

    Electro Optic expands global network

    January 28, 2015
    A partnership with Rotary Technology gives the flexible die specialist direct contact with the Chinese market.

  • Rotary Diecutting

    Rotary Diecutting

    Steve Katz, Editor || January 26, 2015
    Cost savings and technical advancements have flexible dies entrenched as today’s preferred technology.

  • Wink continues growth with FST takeover

    October 21, 2014
    German diecutting company Wink will acquire FST in order to expand into growing markets.

  • Laser Diecutting

    Laser Diecutting

    Steve Katz, Editor || September 9, 2014
    Ideal for the short run, digital print market, the technology is picking up steam.

  • Casting a new die at RotoMetrics

    Casting a new die at RotoMetrics

    Nick Coombes || July 29, 2014
    CEO Robert Spiller opens up about challenges, tooling trends and opportunities for growth.

  • Growing your niche

    Growing your niche

    Rock LaManna || April 15, 2014
    When I visited the Graphics of the Americas (GOA) Expo in February, I was looking for hot companies pushing the edge in new technologies. What I discovered was Sohn Manufacturing, a company that’s doing extremely well sticking to its non-digita…

  • Electro Optic US partners with Bunting

    January 24, 2014
    Bunting’s Mike Wilks (L) and Markus Marfurt of Electro Optic Electro Optic US and Bunting Magnetics Co. have formed a partnership to benefit not only both companies but the entire narrow web printing and converting industry. Henceforth, B…

  • Bunting and Electro Optic announce partnership

    Steve Katz, Editor || January 13, 2014
    Electro Optic US is now the sole distributor of Bunting's magnetic cylinders to label printers in the United States and Canada.

  • Rotocon now representing Wink in South Africa

    December 2, 2013
    The company will provide local service and sales of the German-designed high precision tools.

  • Labelexpo Europe Post-Show Report

    Labelexpo Europe Post-Show Report

    Steve Katz, Editor || November 21, 2013
    Confidence and optimism permeated the halls of the show’s largest edition to date.

  • Digital Finishing Equipment

    Digital Finishing Equipment

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || November 21, 2013
    Machinery manufacturers have successfully kept pace with the latest digital printing technology.

  • RotoMetrics refines flexible die product line

    September 13, 2013
    One of the bigger label industry M&A stories in recent years was the 2011 RotoMetrics acquisition of Gerhardt. Driven by the proliferation of flexible die usage in the label converting industry, the deal brought together two industry leaders and…

  • RotoMetrics recalibrated

    RotoMetrics recalibrated

    Steve Katz, Editor || September 10, 2013
    Karen Moreland, VP of global marketing for RotoMetrics, discusses the new, streamlined flexible die portfolio.

  • Bunting discontinues flexible die product line

    May 31, 2013
    Bunting Magnetics Co. has announced that it has discontinued its flexible die product line and will no longer accept orders for flexible dies. The company continues to provide its complete line of magnetic cylinders to the industry. Announcing the c…

  • Bunting discontinues flexible die product line

    May 14, 2013
    The company continues to provide its complete line of magnetic cylinders to the industry.

  • Kocher + Beck visits Herma

    Kocher + Beck visits Herma

    March 13, 2013
    During a recent annual technical meeting of the Kocher + Beck (K+B) team, which was attended by members from the US, UK and Russia, held at its German headquarters, the team was invited to visit label company Herma’s new self adhesive materi…

  • Bunting Magnetics responds to industry changes

    March 13, 2013
    Bunting Magnetics Co., a producer of magnetic products for the worldwide printing, automobile, plastics, food, and electronics industries, has announced changes in how it supplies flexible dies to label manufacturers. The changes are the result of ex…

  • Bunting Magnetics responds to industry changes

    February 26, 2013
    Bunting will now sell its flexible dies via an online ordering system.

  • Kocher + Beck visits Herma

    February 26, 2013
    The K+B team toured Herma's new automated production facility.

  • Bunting online ordering goes live

    January 23, 2013
    Bunting Magnetics Co., a producer of precision magnetic products for the printing, automobile, plastics, food, and electronics industries, has implemented an online flex die ordering system enabling label printers and other users of flexible dies to…

  • Wink expands and modernizes production facility

    January 22, 2013
    The German diecutting tool manufacturer is ready for rising demand.

  • Bunting online ordering goes live

    December 18, 2012
    The system allows customers to get instant quotes and convert them to orders.

  • Electro Optic opens new US production plant

    November 29, 2012
    Flexible die specialist Electro Optic has opened its new US production plant in Alpharetta, GA, earlier this year. The company’s subsidiary, Electro Optic US, has been a driver for the market acceptance of flexible dies in the US market sinc…

  • Records set in Rosemont

    Records set in Rosemont

    Steve Katz, Editor || October 16, 2012
    Labelexpo Americas 2012 was charged with energy and excitement for new products and technologies.

  • Electro Optic opens new US production plant

    Electro Optic opens new US production plant

    October 2, 2012
    The flexible die specialist will manufacture its full line of products at the new Alpharetta, GA, facility.

  • Screen Printing

    Screen Printing

    Steve Katz, Editor || September 1, 2012
    The age-old process has become easier to incorporate, allowing more converters to enter new and different markets.

  • Wink announces aligning tool, expands sales team

    September 1, 2012
    Wink has announced its ProMount aligning tool for flexible dies, with the official launch for North America coming at Labelexpo Americas in Chicago. The ProMount aligning ruler is available for all common narrow web machines and facilitates the mount…

  • 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.

  • Wink announces aligning tool, expands sales team

    July 3, 2012
    In just a few steps, the ProMount provides operator comfort and safety while optimizing diecutting results.

  • Omet focusing on multi-process presses, Lean printing

    Omet focusing on multi-process presses, Lean printing

    May 22, 2012
    The Omet Group’s turnover in 2011 was the highest its ever been – $89 million, of which $64 million came from the company’s machines division, which is responsible for the production of narrow and mid-web printing presses and tissue…

  • Addressing Sticky Situations

    Addressing Sticky Situations

    May 7, 2012
    Converters are improving their diecutting efficiency with new non-stick coatings.

  • Non-stick Coatings

    April 19, 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…

  • Wink introduces new non-stick coatings, people

    March 13, 2012
    Four new, versatile die and component coatings have been added to the product line; Steve Burleson has been named president of Wink US.

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • Change

    Steve Katz || January 18, 2012
    As the cliché goes, “change is inevitable.” But it’s also true, and it’s everywhere. Take a look at our industry. In the grand scheme of things, a decade is not a very long period of time, but in the labeling industry i…

  • Flexible Dies

    Flexible Dies

    Steve Katz || January 18, 2012
    With flexible dies becoming increasingly more prominent, manufacturers are sharpening their focus to develop products that meet the label industry’s needs.

  • Diecutting

    Diecutting

    Steve Katz || January 18, 2012
    The label industry’s changing demands have led to a paradigm shift within the sector.

  • Frank Hasselberg joins Gallus

    December 20, 2011
    Previously, Hasselberg was executive vice president for tooling manufacturer Kocher + Beck USA.

  • Kocher + Beck names new US vice president

    December 6, 2011
    David Morris, who has headed the company’s UK division, will replace the departing Frank Hasselberg.

  • Flexible Dies

    Flexible Dies

    November 29, 2011
    Rotometrics introduced at this year’s Labelexpo Europe the AccuStar range of flexible cutting dies. The laser hardened flexible die incorporates the technologies of both RotoMetrics and of Gerhardt. RotoMetrics’ Flex Premier coating is…

  • A record year in Brussels

    A record year in Brussels

    November 17, 2011
    Brand owners are using smart labels to ensure product authenticity and value, while improving productivity and the customer experience.

  • Best of show: Exhibitors unveil their best products

    October 5, 2011
    More than 400 industry vendors displayed their products and materials at Labelexpo Europe. Here is a selection of the outstanding offerings.

  • Industry News

    October 4, 2011
    Multi-Color acquires York Label Group