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  • MACtac adds coating capabilities in USA

    April 11, 2007
    MACtac adds coating capabilities in USA MACtac, a supplier of pressure sensitive adhesive materials headquartered in Stow, OH, USA, has purchased a new coater. The investment is part of the company’s growth initiatives affecting all of the com…

  • 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…

  • XSYS hosts print awards at Labelexpo Brussels

    April 11, 2007
    XSYS hosts print awards at Labelexpo Brussels XSYS Print Solutions, the narrow web ink manufacturer headquartered in Sweden, has announced a call for entries to the XSYS Print Awards 2007. The third annual event will be held at Labelexpo Europe 2007…

  • Gallus reports sales

    April 11, 2007
    Gallus reports sales rose 37% in 2006 The Gallus Group, based in St. Gallen, Switzerland, a manufacturer of label printing and converting equipment, says that a high share of new products made a disproportionate contribution to its internal growth…

  • 3 Sigma acquires PWC,

    April 11, 2007
    3 Sigma acquires PWC, coating & slitting firm 3 Sigma Corporation, of Troy, OH, USA, a supplier of specialty coated and adhesive products, recently purchased the equipment and assets of PWC Incorporated in Springboro, OH. PWC manufactured…

  • UPM Raflatac expands RFID, opens China plant

    April 11, 2007
    UPM Raflatac expands RFID, opens China plant UPM Raflatac, a Finnish manufacturer of RFID tags and inlays, has announced that it is doubling the RFID tag and inlay production capacity at its Jyväskylä production plant in Finland. With this…

  • Alden & Ott celebrates 50 years in business

    April 11, 2007
    Alden & Ott celebrates 50 years in business 2007 marks the 50th anniversary of Alden & Ott Printing Inks, which serves the offset and flexo markets. Joe Alden and Henry Ott founded the company in 1957 as an offset ink manufacturer. Ott, who…

  • WorkflowOne facility earns 2 ISO certifications

    April 11, 2007
    WorkflowOne facility earns 2 ISO certifications WorkflowOne, a provider of document and business process outsourcing services based in Dayton, OH, USA, has announced that its Goshen, IN, USA facility has become the company’s first manufacturin…

  • Western Shield Label announces relocation

    April 11, 2007
    Western Shield Label announces relocation Western Shield Label, a converter based in Gardena, CA, USA, has signed a five year lease on a 17,000 square foot facility in Rancho Dominguez, also in California, and will take possession in May 2007. &ldq…

  • Smyth receives Hormelís Excellence Award again

    April 11, 2007
    Smyth receives Hormel’s Excellence Award again For the tenth time, and for the fifth consecutive year, Smyth Companies Inc. has been distinguished with Hormel Foods’ 2006 “Spirit of Excellence” Award for outstanding vendors.…

  • Sekuworks buys

    April 11, 2007
    Sekuworks buys Northern Bank Note Sekuworks, a narrow web converter specializing in brand protection, has announced its acquisition of Northern Bank Note Company, a 116-year-old secured document printing company. Northern Bank Note, located in Cin…

  • 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…

  • ĎDO NOT put any person in this

    March 19, 2007
    Washing machine label wins annual Wacky Warning contest Warning labels are everywhere. When you buy a ladder they are literally everywhere. We in the label business probably read more consumer warning labels than most people (as we pick at the edge…

  • 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…

  • Nilpeter and AVT

    March 19, 2007
    Nilpeter and AVT sign China agreement Advanced Vision Technolog…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Loparex invests in North American capacity

    March 19, 2007
    Loparex invests in North American capacity Loparex, a global producer of silicone release liners, has announced several capital investments to add paper coating and film blowing capacity, and to streamline operations within North America. A high-sp…

  • Eskoís web site

    March 19, 2007
    Esko’s web site gets a redesign Esko, a manufacturer of packaging pre-production systems located in Gent, Belgium, has redesigned its web site to offer new content and format. The site address is www.esko.com. According to Esko, visitors can…

  • Channeled Resources announces consolidation

    March 19, 2007
    Channeled Resources announces consolidation The Channeled Resources Group, a worldwide marketer and distributor of reprocessed specialty paper and film, has announced the consolidation of all its businesses into one entity, the Channeled Resources G…

  • Harperís Road Show visits six US cities

    March 19, 2007
    Harper’s Road Show visits six US cities Harper GraphicSolutions, the technical service division of anilox supplier Harper Corporation, launched its 2007 Flexographic Solutions Tour in February. Industry experts join the Harper team for a serie…

  • Label Traxx gets first customers in UK

    March 19, 2007
    Label Traxx gets first customers in UK Tailored Solutions, developer of the Label Traxx print business management software for flexographic narrow web label printers and converters, has installed Label Traxx at two United Kingdom customers. The inst…

  • Brushfoil attains ISO 9001:2000 certification

    March 19, 2007
    Brushfoil attains ISO 9001:2000 certification Brushfoil LLC, of Guilford, CT, USA, a manufacturer of brushed films and papers that enhance the appearance of consumer products, has achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification for its quality management syste…

  • GIDUE introduces a new UV curing system

    March 19, 2007
    GIDUE introduces a new UV curing system GIDUE, a manufacturer of narrow web presses based in Turate, Italy, has introduced UV TIME!, an ultraviolet curing system described as environmentally friendly and oxygen-free. The system was produced in partn…

  • Aquaflex reports sales nearly doubled in 2006

    March 19, 2007
    Aquaflex reports sales nearly doubled in 2006 Aquaflex, a manufacturer of narrow web presses, reports that the company “significantly exceeded” its 2006 sales projections, nearly doubling its sales over the previous year. Aquaflex is own…

  • Phoenix Challenge holds successful fundraiser

    March 19, 2007
    Phoenix Challenge holds successful fundraiser The fourth annual Phoenix Challenge Fund Raising Luncheon, organized to support the 2007 Annual International Phoenix Challenge Flexo Skills Competition and the new PC College Competition, took place rec…

  • Label.Com adds new press from Aquaflex

    March 19, 2007
    Label.Com adds new press from Aquaflex Label.Com, of Bradford, PA, USA, recently accepted delivery of a new flexo label press manufactured by Aquaflex. The press is an ELS Servo 1000. The company has equipped the press with a turnar for front and b…

  • Water Ink Technologies supports Careerline Tech

    March 19, 2007
    Water Ink Technologies supports Careerline Tech Water Ink Technologies Inc., of Lincolnton, NC, USA, recently donated water based flexo inks in support of the Printing and Graphic Arts Program at the Careerline Tech Center in Holland, MI, USA. The…

  • Etimex acquires two

    March 19, 2007
    Etimex acquires two new presses from J&H J&H Printing Solutions Inc., of Pewaukee, WI, USA, has installed two new JH1300 13” wide flexographic printing presses at Etimex, a converter of labels and tickets in Monterrey, Mexico. J&H…

  • Etiko expands with new Mark Andy press

    March 19, 2007
    Etiko expands with new Mark Andy press Etiko, a label converter based in Szczecin, Poland, has invested in a new Mark Andy LP3000 flexo press, installed by Mark Andy AG, based in Switzerland. The press is an eight-color 13” (330mm) machine wit…

  • Graphic Solutions now GSI Technologies after reorganization

    March 19, 2007
    Graphic Solutions now GSI Technologies after reorganization Graphics Solutions International, a manufacturer of labels, industrial graphics and functional printing based in Burr Ridge, IL, USA, has reorganized, added senior management and changed it…

  • Brand protection and anti-counterfeiting

    January 23, 2007
    Global counterfeiting and brand protection was the theme of a two-day conference in December, sponsored by Intertech-Pira. The Global Brand Protection Summit was held in Philadelphia, PA, USA. Attendees were presented with many statistics at the sem…

  • Students test new coated flexo cylinder

    January 23, 2007
    Students test new coated flexo cylinder A new print cylinder that contains a patent-pending coating to absorb and displace energy was tested recently by students at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) under the auspices of HarperScientific, bo…

  • Variable data study now available

    January 23, 2007
    Variable data study now available The Industry Measure (formerly TrendWatch Graphic Arts) has released a study on variable data print (VDP)/variable imaging (VI) pricing practices. The Industry Measure mini-report, “Pricing for Variable Data P…

  • GRE moves Asia operation to Kowloon

    January 23, 2007
    GRE moves Asia operation to Kowloon GRE Digital Solutions, a subsidiary of GRE Engineering Products AG of Steinebrunn, Switzerland, has announced the move of its Hong Kong operations center to new premises in Kowloon to further reinforce sales, dist…

  • J&J Converting Machinery relocates

    January 23, 2007
    J&J Converting Machinery relocates from Kansas to Missouri J&J Converting Machinery, an equipment dealer and engineering company specializing in used and rebuilt label presses, has relocated from Lenexa, KS, USA to a to a new 10,000 square…

  • acpo is recertified for ISO 9001:2000

    January 23, 2007
    acpo is recertified for ISO 9001:2000 acpo ltd., of Oak Harbor, OH, USA, has received a certificate of registration for complying with the requirements of ISO 9001:2000 quality management systems. This registration covers the quality management syst…

  • IoPP forms Sustainable Packaging Task Group

    January 23, 2007
    IoPP forms Sustainable Packaging Task Group Recognizing the interest in sustainable packaging by both the packaging community and the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) membership of over 5,000, IoPP’s Technical Council recently appro…

  • Enercon launches

    January 23, 2007
    Enercon launches multi-language web site Enercon, a manufacturer of surface treating equipment based in Menomonee Falls, WI, USA, has announced the launch of a multi-language web site. In addition to English, users can now retrieve product informa…

  • Mark Andy to open tech center in Europe

    January 23, 2007
    Mark Andy to open tech center in Europe Mark Andy, a major supplier of narrow web printing and converting equipment worldwide, has invested in a new Advanced Technology Centre for its European headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. Designed to meet a…

  • Connemara Converting adds space and equipment

    January 23, 2007
    Connemara Converting adds space and equipment Connemara Converting, a converter of specialty paper, film and board products based in Bolingbrook, IL, USA, has announced a 90,000 square foot expansion of its production plant, and the installation of…

  • Masterpiece Graphix receives

    January 23, 2007
    Masterpiece Graphix receives HP designation for specialized coatings Masterpiece Graphix, located in Fenton, MO, USA, has announced that it has been approved as North America’s first HP Authorized Media Treatment Center. The company offers s…

  • Water Ink Technologies signs

    January 23, 2007
    Water Ink Technologies signs new distributor in Mexico Water Ink Technologies, of Lincolnton, NC, USA, recently signed FotoTec to be its distributor in Mexico. Fototec is a supplier to the graphic arts and printing industries throughout Mexico. F…

  • Loparex expands with extrusion line in China

    January 23, 2007
    Loparex expands with extrusion line in China Loparex, a global manufacturer of release papers and films, has invested in a new extrusion line in its Guangzhou plant in China. The investment is part of Loparex’s strategy to strenghten the compa…

  • GEW strengthens Italian and Swiss UV force

    January 23, 2007
    GEW strengthens Italian and Swiss UV force GEW, a UK based manufacturer of UV curing systems, has announced the appointment of Punto Luce Srl and Celi S.a.s. to support its growing activities in the Italian and Swiss printing markets. Punto Luce ma…

  • Label Traxx now linked to MACtac materials

    January 23, 2007
    Label Traxx now linked to MACtac materials Tailored Solutions’ Label Traxx, the print business management software for flexographic narrow web label printers and converters, now connects with MACtac, a supplier of pressure sensitive adhesive c…

  • ProLabel advances its workflow, CTP systems

    January 23, 2007
    ProLabel advances its workflow, CTP systems ProLabel, of Cumming, GA, USA, took a major step recently and acquired new prepress and workflow systems, all from Kodak. The systems include the Matchprint inkjet proofer, the Thermoflex narrow platesette…

  • Chemsultants reorganizes, names Gary Avalon COO

    January 23, 2007
    Chemsultants reorganizes, names Gary Avalon COO Chemsultants International, of Mentor, OH, USA, has organized its staff to address the needs of its growing business, according to Richard P. Muny, founder and CEO. Muny announced the promotion of Gar…

  • Mark Andy renovates the Model 2200 flexo press

    January 23, 2007
    Mark Andy renovates the Model 2200 flexo press Mark Andy says it has completely renovated its classic Model 2200 flexographic press, and will feature it at the Graphics of Americas show in Miami, March 2-4, 2007. According to Steve Schulte, nationa…

  • 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…