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  • DuPont, Sun join forces to improve flexography

    May 20, 2008
    DuPont, Sun join forces to improve flexography DuPont Packaging Graphics and Sun Chemical, two suppliers to the flexographic and packaging graphics industries, are collaborating to produce improvements in flexo printing by bringing together Sun&rsqu…

  • Three suppliers win FPPA innovation awards

    May 20, 2008
    Three suppliers win FPPA innovation awards The Flexographic Pre-Press Platemakers Association (FPPA) recently presented its annual awards in San Antonio, TX, USA. The recipients of the 2008 Technological Innovator of the Year awards are NPP Packagin…

  • Label Summit Latin America

    Label Summit Latin America

    Steve Katz || May 13, 2008
    Long considered to be an emerging market for labels, Latin America is proving itself

  • GIDUE donates flexo press to the Graphic School of Verona

    May 7, 2008
    Cooperation between GIDUE, of Turate, Italy, and the Graphic School of “San Zeno” in Verona, has successfully begun with GIDUE’s donation of a brand new flexo press.

  • DuPont, Sun Chemical join forces to improve flexography

    April 15, 2008
    DuPont Packaging Graphics and Sun Chemical are collaborating to produce improvements in flexo printing using the former's Cyrel FAST platemaking technology and the latter's WetFlex printing process.

  • Three suppliers win FPPA innovation awards

    April 1, 2008
    The recipients of the 2008 Technological Innovator of the Year awards are NPP Packaging Graphics Specialists, Kodak, and Flexographic Prepress Solutions.

  • Dion Label Printing

    Dion Label Printing

    Jack Kenny || March 13, 2008
    Market diversity, pursuit of digital printing and a focus on environmental quality are hallmarks of this Massachusetts converter.

  • Wine Labeling

    Wine Labeling

    January 15, 2008
    More so than with most products, labels sell wine. Converters work closely with wineries to provide the labels that meet or exceed expectations.

  • Variable Information Printers

    Variable Information Printers

    November 2, 2007
    These pieces of equipment allow converters to offer more options to customers: printing of bar codes, coupons, tickets, and security features.

  • 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.

  • Multi-Color buys second Omet press at Labelexpo

    October 4, 2007
    Less than three months after buying its first Omet press, Multi-Color Corporation has acquired its second.

  • 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.

  • Shrink Films

    Shrink Films

    Michelle Sartor || August 31, 2007
    To attract consumer attention, more companies are using the coverage area and interesting visual appeal of shrink films.

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • UV curing system

    May 15, 2007
    UV curing system Maxwell Milan Italy The company says the Maxwell UV curing unit, used in conjunction with the Teleset wireless remote controlled monitoring and management system, provides economical and dependable performance critical in premium…

  • Narrow Web Europe

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

  • Pharmaceutical Labeling

    Pharmaceutical Labeling

    April 26, 2007
    Tough regulations, high standards and utmost quality set drug labels — and their converters — apart from the rest.

  • Omet and Asahi seek plate standardization

    April 11, 2007
    Omet and Asahi seek plate standardization Press manufacturer Omet has joined forces with Asahi Photoproducts, a photopolymer plate supplier, to develop a new standard for flexo printing techniques. Asahi will provide its prepress and plate expertis…

  • Printing the antennas

    March 19, 2007
    Four hundred people attended IDTechEx’s annual Smart Labels USA conference in Boston, MA, USA in February. The conference focused on RFID technology: its history, where it is today and future predictions. Representatives from industries i…

  • DiTrolio school reaches out to regional teens

    March 19, 2007
    DiTrolio school reaches out to regional teens DiTrolio Flexographic Institute (DFI), Broadview, IL, USA, has launched an effort to educate high school students in the Chicago area about the benefits of flexo training and a future in the industry. Sa…

  • Alden & Ott celebrates 50 years in business

    February 20, 2007
    2007 marks the 50th anniversary of Alden & Ott Printing Inks. Joe Alden and Henry Ott founded the company in 1957 as an offset ink manufacturer. Ott, who was the company chemist, decided to pursue other interests. Alden purchased his shares in th…

  • Nilpeter pushes offset sales to meet rising interest

    January 23, 2007
    Responding to a greater interest in rotary UV offset printing, especially among high-end converters in the EU countries, Nilpeter plans to boost spending on its UV rotary offset press sales budget by 50 percent in the current trading year. “…

  • GM Nameplate wins flexo achievement award

    January 23, 2007
    GM Nameplate wins flexo achievement award The California Division of GM Nameplate, a printing and converting company in Seattle, WA, USA, a leading manufacturing solutions provider, has been awarded a 2006 Premier Print Award for outstanding achieve…

  • DiTrolio flexo school reaches out to regional high schools

    January 16, 2007
    DiTrolio Flexographic Institute (DFI), Broadview, IL, USA, has launched an effort to educate high school students in the Chicago area about the benefits of flexo training and a future in the industry. Says DFI representative Tom Anderson, “We w…

  • Narrow Web Offset

    Narrow Web Offset

    Michelle Sartor || January 11, 2007
    Offset offers another printing option for converters and their customers to evaluate. The process differs from flexo, often providing a quality that can be useful in image conscious industries.

  • Thinking inside

    October 19, 2006
    Thinking inside the offset dot Everyone agrees that flexo printing technology, especially the UV-cured variety, has seen remarkable improvements in quality in recent years. Nevertheless, offset remains the process to beat and it does not appear to…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    September 25, 2006
    Alliance of Rx packagers and printers gets serious

  • 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.

  • EyeC expands operations into Benelux

    September 13, 2006
    EyeC expands operations into Benelux Object-based image processing has been around for several years in various industrial quality control applications. In our industry, EyeC GmbH, of Germany, is busy promoting its Proofiler line as a quality contro…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    August 28, 2006
    Skanem on schedule with Asian labeling house

  • Swedish converter making major equipment upgrade

    July 18, 2006
    Laritryck, a Swedish label and flexible packaging converter, is making a significant equipment upgrade with the purchase of Stork Prints’ Helios plate engraving system and a new Mark Andy XP 5000 press. The company, located in Ödå…

  • Comcos are popular

    July 18, 2006
    Comcos are popular in E. Europe and Asia Sales of Comco ProGlide presses are reported to have risen in 2006, with orders coming from Eastern Europe and Asia, according to Mark Andy, the parent company. Comco has received orders for a six-color 18&…

  • Comco presses penetrate Eastern Europe and Asia

    May 17, 2006
    Sales of market leading Comco ProGlide presses are reported to have taken off in 2006, with orders coming from Eastern Europe and Asia, according to Mark Andy, the parent company. Comco has received orders for a six-color 18” and a seven-col…

  • What an impact!

    April 7, 2006
    Direct Imaging and Thermal Processing

  • Omet unveils technologies on two continents

    March 21, 2006
    Press manufacturer Omet, based in Lecco, Italy, will conduct two open house sessions for the converting public this month. Scheduled for April 10 and 11, the events will take place in New Jersey, USA, and in Shanghai, China. The company’s Ch…

  • Stork Prints & AKL

    March 9, 2006
    Stork Prints & AKL form flexo alliance Stork Prints, a pioneer of direct laser engraving, has formed a partnership with AKL Flexo Technik to develop new flexographic products. According to a joint announcement, technicians from both comp…

  • 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…

  • Stork Prints & AKL form flexo alliance

    February 21, 2006
    Stork Prints, a pioneer of direct laser engraving, has formed a partnership with AKL Flexo Technik to develop new flexographic products. According to a joint announcement, technicians from both companies are conducting research into seamless sleeves…

  • Retrofit equipment

    January 16, 2006
    Retrofit equipment Telstar Engineering Burnsville MN USA Telstar Engineering has released the Flexo-Screen DUO, a switch-out system that utilizes the same base frame for both screen or UV-flexo printing. The device allows printers to have both rot…

  • Printable grade

    October 18, 2005
    Printable grade substrate Yupo Chesapeake VA USA YUPO FPR 200 is a UV printable grade for commercial printing, converting, and labeling applications. It is specifically engineered for UV hybrid, offset and flexo printing applications. This…

  • Self-Wound Overlamination

    Self-Wound Overlamination

    Karen L. Frascella || October 18, 2005
    A favorite super hero of flexo label printers

  • Folding Carton

    Folding Carton

    Jack Kenny || October 18, 2005
    With big challenges in diecutting and finished product delivery, folding carton is a market that requires serious work and investment.

  • Mark Andy XP5000: World Class Converting

    September 12, 2005
    Mark Andy XP5000: World Class Converting The XP5000 is the converting system that offers the design of the future, the “Productivity Platform”. A unique combination of innovative and technology for today’s printing professional is…

  • UV printable grade

    September 7, 2005
    UV printable grade Yupo Corporation America Chesapeake VA USA A UV printable grade for commercial printing, converting, and labeling applications, Yupo FPR 200, is specifically engineered for UV hybrid, offset and flexo printing applications. This…

  • Harper gives aniloxes, offers matching funds

    September 7, 2005
    Harper gives aniloxes, offers matching funds Harper Corporation of America, the anilox roll manufacturer based in Charlotte, NC, USA, recently donated 15 Platinum anilox rolls to Rochester Institute of Technology for the school’s new Mark Andy…

  • Mark Andy XP5000: World Class Converting

    July 20, 2005
    Mark Andy XP5000: World Class Converting The XP5000 is the converting system that offers the design of the future, the “Productivity Platform”. A unique combination of innovative and technology for today’s printing professional is…

  • Shrink film

    July 20, 2005
    Shrink film Klockner Pentaplast Gordonsville VA USA Pentaprint L282/41 vinyl roll-on shrink-on label film is for wraparound label applications. The film features 45 percent shrink properties and is available in 50 micron clear or white film. It is…

  • Shrink film

    July 20, 2005
    Shrink film Klockner Pentaplast Gordonsville VA USA Pentaprint L282/41 vinyl roll-on shrink-on label film is for wraparound label applications. The film features 45 percent shrink properties and is available in 50 micron clear or white film. It is…

  • Synthetic Substrates

    Jack Kenny || July 20, 2005
    Durable films that feel like paper are widely used in labels and tags, as well as in emerging applications.