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  • 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…

  • French label printer adds Codimag servo press

    January 23, 2007
    French label printer adds Codimag servo press Codimag announced the installation of a Viva 420 press at Stic’Image, a label printer from the Lyon area in France. The Viva 420 is the newest generation Codimag press. The press is a five-color le…

  • 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…

  • TimeMed awarded Premier contract

    January 23, 2007
    TimeMed awarded Premier contract TimeMed Labeling Systems Inc., of Burr Ridge, IL, USA, has signed a three-year contract to supply labels and related products to members of Premier Purchasing Partners, the largest healthcare alliance in the United S…

  • Gallus promotes offset with expanded

    November 14, 2006
    In St. Gallen, Switzerland, the Gallus Group has been manufacturing presses for more than 75 years. In that long period of time the company has seen the growth of flexography and rotary screen printing, along with the gradual decline of letterpress,…

  • GIDUE expands into

    November 14, 2006
    GIDUE expands into India and Central Europe Press manufacturer GIDUE has announced the formation of GIDUE India, with Reifenhauser India Marketing Ltd. as its agent in that country. The sales effort will be headed by Manish Metha, managing director…

  • Harper, area college increase flexo education

    November 14, 2006
    Harper, area college increase flexo education Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) and anilox supplier Harper Corporation of America, both of Charlotte, NC, USA, have announced the formation of a continuing education program for the flexographi…

  • Lamart celebrates its

    November 14, 2006
    Lamart celebrates its 50th anniversary Lamart Corporation, a coating and laminating company based in Clifton, NJ, USA, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. “Our company has had a proud history since our inception in July of 1956, with…

  • Maxcess unit teaches

    November 14, 2006
    Maxcess unit teaches web handling and more Maxcess International, of Oklahoma City, OK, USA, a group of companies that manufactures web handling equipment, has created Maxcess University, an educational program that combines hands-on training and o…

  • Yupo plans capacity hike for synthetic paper

    November 14, 2006
    Yupo plans capacity hike for synthetic paper Yupo Corporation America, of Chesapeake, VA, USA, has announced new capacity improvements to address demand for the company’s synthetic papers. The improvements, says the company, will result in pro…

  • Green Bay Packaging now ships from the West

    November 14, 2006
    The Coated Products Operations of Green Bay Packaging Inc. now distributes its pressure sensitive label materials from a facility located in Langley, BC, Canada, near Vancouver. According to Steve Wilcox, VP of sales, the new distribution point is st…

  • 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…

  • Pitman to distribute Rad-Cure products

    November 14, 2006
    Pitman to distribute Rad-Cure products Pitman Company, of Totowa, NJ, USA, a North American graphic arts supplier, has been named national distributor for Rad-Cure Corporation, a manufacturer of ultraviolet curable coatings, adhesives and specialty…

  • UPM Raflatac launches enhanced web site

    November 14, 2006
    UPM Raflatac launches enhanced web site UPM Raflatac has enhanced and redesigned its web site: www.upmraflatac.com. The most notable content addition is a section dedicated to RFID, which features extensive product information for Rafsec RFID tags a…

  • Kelva and Nilpeter announce OEM deal

    November 14, 2006
    Kelva and Nilpeter announce OEM deal AB Kelva, a manufacturer of web cleaning systems based in Lund, Sweden, has formed a strategic alliance with Danish label press manufacturer Nilpeter A/S. The alliance will integrate Kelva’s contact web cle…

  • LabelTraxx and MACtac are now connected

    November 14, 2006
    LabelTraxx and MACtac are now connected Tailored Solutions’ Label Traxx, a print business management software for narrow web flexo printers based in Milwaukee, WI, USA, now connects with MACtac, a supplier of pressure sensitive adhesive papers…

  • KPG to represent GIDUE in the USA and the UK

    November 14, 2006
    KPG to represent GIDUE in the USA and the UK GIDUE S.p.a., a manufacturer of label and packaging presses headquartered in Turate, Italy, has appointed KPG Corporation and KPG Europe as its agents for the USA and UK, respectively. KPG is based in the…

  • Mark Andy celebrates

    November 14, 2006
    Mark Andy celebrates its 60th birthday Mark Andy, celebrating its 60th anniversary as a manufacturer of printing and converting equipment for the narrow web industry, held a big birthday party early this month at its headquarters in Chesterfield, M…

  • Gallus acquires folding carton equipment firm

    November 14, 2006
    Gallus acquires folding carton equipment firm The Gallus Group, of St. Gallen, Switzerland, a manufacturer of narrow web presses, has taken a step to strengthen its involvement in the market for folding carton converting equipment by seeking to acqu…

  • HP Indigo users to meet in Florida in February

    November 14, 2006
    HP Indigo users to meet in Florida in February Celebrating its first anniversary and the successes of its inaugural year, the Digital Solutions Cooperative (Dscoop) announces the dates for its second annual conference which will take place February…

  • US Government ends investigation into labelstocks

    November 14, 2006
    Avery Dennison Corporation, Pasadena, CA, USA, announced that it has been notified by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) that the DOJ has decided to close its investigation into competitive practices in the labelstock industry without further action.…

  • Ciba Specialty Chemicals acquires MetalFX

    October 19, 2006
    Ciba Specialty Chemicals acquires MetalFX Ciba Specialty Chemicals, of Basel, Switzerland, has acquired a majority share in the company…

  • Laser cutting service launched by Spartanics

    October 19, 2006
    Laser cutting service launched by Spartanics Spartanics, of Rolling Meadows, IL, USA, has initiated its Laser Cutting Contract Manufacturing Service for converters who want tool-free cutting technology but seek an alternative to purchasing laser cut…

  • Acucote expands its

    October 19, 2006
    Acucote expands its capabilities, distribution Acucote Inc., of Graham, NC, USA, a manufacturer of specialty self-adhesive label materials, has expanded its business in the cut-sheet marketplace. Acucote’s new sheeter installation complement…

  • CTC opens demo unit

    October 19, 2006
    CTC opens demo unit at flexo institute CTC International, of West Caldwell, NJ, USA, has formed a partnership with DiTrolio Flexographic Institute to provide a Midwest demonstration center for CTC’s line of label automation products. DiTrolio…

  • BASF to expand PSA capability at PA plant

    October 19, 2006
    BASF to expand PSA capability at PA plant BASF has announced that it is investing $4.9 million in its acrylic emulsion manufacturing facility in Monaca, PA, USA, to increase its capability to produce coater-ready adhesives. At Labelexpo 2006 the com…

  • Mhlbauer security aids Portugals passports

    October 19, 2006
    Mühlbauer security aids Portugal’s passports The Mühlbauer Technology Group, based in Roding, Germany, a manufacturer of security products for the packaging market, has installed personalization equipment for the new electronic passp…

  • Avery Dennison acquires RFID start-up company

    October 19, 2006
    Avery Dennison acquires RFID start-up company Avery Dennison RFID, a division of the label materials giant that produces radio frequency identification products, has acquired RF IDentics of Grand Rapids, MI, USA, a start-up company that has develope…

  • Two converters install

    October 19, 2006
    Two converters install HP Indigo presses Logotech Inc., of Fairfield, NJ, USA, and Profecta Labels Inc., of Bouchervillee, QC, Canada, have installed new ws4050 digital presses by HP Indigo. Logotech also installed an AB Graphics finishing machine…

  • Kodak podcasts focus

    October 19, 2006
    Kodak podcasts focus on growth, profitability Print providers interested in learning how to increase services, capacity and revenue can turn to a new source of information: a series of podcasts on the value of unified workflow and details on a Koda…

  • UPM Raflatac updates Raflink Business Line

    October 19, 2006
    UPM Raflatac updates Raflink Business Line UPM Raflatac is launching robust ordering and claim tracking self-service tools with the latest update of its eBusiness platform, the Raflink Business Line. North American customers will be able to use the…

  • AVT enters sheetfed printing market

    October 19, 2006
    AVT enters sheetfed printing market Advanced Vision Technology (AVT) has announced its entrance into the sheetfed printing market. “The demand for high-end quality and 100 percent fault free products in industries such as pharmaceuticals, ciga…

  • Comco wins Russian packaging award

    October 19, 2006
    Comco wins Russian packaging award Leading Russian print for packaging Group, Alaska-Poligrafoformlenie, has won the main award in the All-Russia contest for printed packaging. The Grand Star of Russia was won with an entry in the Packaging for Food…

  • Esko enjoys strong business performance

    October 19, 2006
    Esko enjoys strong business performance Esko, a leader in packaging prepress products based in Gent, Belgium, announces a continued strong business performance during the second quarter of 2006, with consolidated net revenues increasing by 17 percen…

  • Tailored Solutions opens office in Europe

    October 19, 2006
    Tailored Solutions opens office in Europe Tailored Solutions, the producer of Label Traxx print business management software for flexographic narrow web label printers and converters, has opened a sales and support office to service users in Europe.…

  • TLMI previews label study at Labelexpo

    October 19, 2006
    TLMI previews label study at Labelexpo Converters and suppliers received a preview of the North American Label Study soon to be published by the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI). The TLMI label study, updated by the association every t…

  • Avery Dennison RFID introduces training tool

    October 19, 2006
    Avery Dennison RFID introduces training tool Avery Dennison RFID, a business unit of Avery Dennison Corporation, has produced a multimedia training tool: RFID 101. The tool combines a live narrator with animations, photos and video to walk the viewe…

  • Gallus joins Brand Protection Alliance

    October 19, 2006
    Gallus joins Brand Protection Alliance The Brand Protection Alliance (BPA) announces the inclusion of Gallus Inc. as its newest member. Ken Goetze, vice president of the BPA says, “In addition to building application-specific printing presses…

  • AB Graphic expands, invites industry to visit

    October 19, 2006
    AB Graphic expands, invites industry to visit AB Graphic International will host an open house to celebrate the addition of a new 35,000 square foot (3,200 square meter) factory extension close to the two sites it has occupied in Bridlington, East Y…

  • Mark Andy sold to investor & 

    October 19, 2006
    Mark Andy, the narrow web press manufacturer headquartered in Chesterfield, MO, USA, has been acquired by Morgenthaler Partners and Mark Andy management. Morgenthaler Partners is a financial business holding company based in Cleveland, OH, USA and Bo…

  • By Barry Hunt

    September 13, 2006
    By now, many of North America’s flexo and gravure packaging and label printers should have a clearer picture about the capabilities of Drent Goebel’s VSOP (Variable Sleeve Offset Press). The company held a fairly well attended open house…