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  • Mark Andy names World Class label awards

    November 19, 2007
    Mark Andy announced the winners of the first annual World Class Print Awards competition. A total of 162 entries were received from around the world and judged by independent judges from the converting industry. The judges selected Gold, Silver and B…

  • BST Pro Mark donates inspection system to DFI

    November 19, 2007
    BST Pro Mark donates inspection system to DFI BST Pro Mark, of Elmhurst, IL, USA, has donated a new Powerscope 3000 video web inspection system to the DiTrolio Flexographic Institute (DFI), Broadview, IL, which has been installed on its 13” si…

  • Harpers receive degrees from Appalachian State

    November 19, 2007
    Harpers receive degrees from Appalachian State Ronald and Katherine Harper, co-founders of Harper Corporation in Charlotte, NC, USA, have each received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Appalachian State University (ASU), in Boone, NC…

  • Yazoo Mills continues plant expansions

    November 19, 2007
    Yazoo Mills continues plant expansions Yazoo Mills Inc., a manufacturer of paper cores and tubes, has completed another phase of growth to its plant in New Oxford, PA, USA. A modern concrete facade was added to the front of the building along with a…

  • PSTC Tape University held at Chemsultants

    November 19, 2007
    PSTC Tape University held at Chemsultants The Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) took its experienced faculty and curriculum to the new Chemsultants International laboratory and production facility for its September 17-19 Tape University Fundame…

  • Precision AirConvey offers roll splitter test

    November 19, 2007
    Precision AirConvey offers roll splitter test Converting equipment manufacturer Precision AirConvey, Newark, DE, USA, has introduced a free video test service on its roll splitter, inviting converters, packagers, waste material brokers, plastics pro…

  • Stanford Products sold

    November 19, 2007
    Stanford Products sold to Barry-Wehmiller Stanford Products, of Salem, IL, USA, a manufacturer of shrink sleeve label converting equipment, has been acquired by Barry-Wehmiller Companies of St. Louis, MO, USA. The acquisition is Barry-Wehmiller&rsq…

  • PGM formed to market used Gallus equipment

    November 19, 2007
    PGM formed to market used Gallus equipment The launch of PGM Graphics Solutions was announced recently in Brussels, Belgium, the site of Labelexpo Europe 2007. PGM, based in Barley, England, stands for Pre-owned (Gallus) Machines Ltd. According to t…

  • CRI among inkmakers

    November 19, 2007
    CRI among inkmakers with price increases Color Resolutions International (CRI), of Fairfield, OH, USA, has announced that prices on all packaging inks were raised between 7 and 14 percent November 1, depending on the color and resin technology. CRI…

  • EFI Jetrion, Spartanics form partnership

    November 19, 2007
    EFI Jetrion, Spartanics form partnership Spartanics and EFI Jetrion have announced a partnership to offer short run printing and diecutting for narrow web printers that combine EFI Jetrion’s 4000 Series UV Inkjet Systems with Spartanics&rsquo…

  • Pat Technology retains Daco Solutions Ltd.

    November 19, 2007
    Pat Technology retains Daco Solutions Ltd. Pat Technology Systems Inc., of Montreal, Canada, a manufacturer of modular narrow web converting and diecutting equipment, has announced its appointment of Daco Solutions Ltd., of Beverley, England, as its…

  • Boise adds FSC status

    November 19, 2007
    Boise adds FSC status to two US plants Boise Cascade LLC, of Boise, ID, USA, announced today that Boise in International Falls, MN, and Jackson, AL, have earned Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody Certification from the Rainforest All…

  • MacDermid files patent lawsuit against DuPont

    November 19, 2007
    MacDermid files patent lawsuit against DuPont MacDermid Printing Solutions announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against DuPont on a US patent relating to its digital photopolymer plate technology. In the lawsuit, MacDermid cla…

  • Hammer Packaging wins business ethics award

    November 19, 2007
    Hammer Packaging wins business ethics award Hammer Packaging, of Rochester, NY, USA, has been named a recipient of the 2007 Rochester Business Ethics Award. Hammer won in the large company category for firms with 250 employees or more. Established…

  • Gerhardt announces alliance with DMS

    November 19, 2007
    Gerhardt announces alliance with DMS Gerhardt International, a manufacturer of rotary dies, has teamed up with DMS to provide a range of tooling products, technical support, and customer service. Gerhardt now adds the DMS product line to its existin…

  • Cypress Multigraphics opens third label facility

    November 19, 2007
    Cypress Multigraphics opens third label facility Cypress Multigraphics LLC, a manufacturer of labels for the durable goods market that specializes in UL recognized film materials, has recently opened its third label manufacturing facility. Cypress…

  • Two Boise plants receive FSC certification

    October 15, 2007
    Two Boise plants receive FSC certification Boise Cascade LLC, of Boise, ID, USA, announced today that Boise in International Falls, MN, and Jackson, AL, have earned Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody Certification from the Rainforest…

  • Gallus, BHS present folding carton seminar

    October 15, 2007
    Gallus, BHS present folding carton seminar Gallus and BHS are inviting folding carton manufacturers and paperboard converters from both North and South America to attend a technology seminar at Cadmus’ production facility in Charlotte, NC, USA…

  • Webex finalizes its

    October 15, 2007
    Webex finalizes its new ownership Wynnchurch Capital, a private equity firm based in Chicago, has acquired a majority interest in Webex Inc., a provider of precision rolls for the web handling and converting industries based in Neenah, WI, USA. W…

  • Apex invests in expanded production

    October 15, 2007
    Apex invests in expanded production The Apex Group of companies, based in Hapert, the Netherlands, has embarked on an investment program of more than €7 million to expand its main plant. The company, which manufactures anilox and metering rolls…

  • Flint Group raises

    October 15, 2007
    Flint Group raises printing ink prices As a consequence of continuously rising raw material prices, Flint Group says that it has raised prices for printing inks in all market segments in North America and Europe. Increases in Europe take effect im…

  • English translation of

    October 15, 2007
    English translation of UV guide now available The Practical Guide to UV Technology is now available in English. The document is the product of the work of 49 enterprises involved in the supply industry, the printing industry, research, education,…

  • EskoArtwork installs 1,000th Cyrel imager

    October 15, 2007
    EskoArtwork installs 1,000th Cyrel imager EskoArtwork, of Gent, Belgium, has announced the installation of the 1,000th Cyrel Digital Imager (CDI) at Scholler GmbH & Co in Nuremberg, Germany, a member of Matthews International GmbH. Since its in…

  • Avery Dennison lowers 2007 earnings outlook

    October 15, 2007
    Avery Dennison lowers 2007 earnings outlook Daniel R. O’Bryant, executive VP and CFO of Avery Dennison, announced in mid-September that the company’s sales in July and August were “well below expectations”, and that a continu…

  • Harper sets records

    October 15, 2007
    Harper sets records with 2007 flexo tour Harper GraphicSolutions, the technical service arm of global anilox supplier Harper Corporation of America, has wrapped up the most successful and well attended Harper Flexographic Solutions Tour in the comp…

  • Mark Andy expands Europe management

    October 15, 2007
    Mark Andy expands Europe management Mark Andy has promoted Dieter Huck to chairman of Mark Andy Europe, and has appointed Remy Höhener as European managing director at the Basel, Switzerland office. “Fueled by strong growth rates and the…

  • Spring Coating Systems acquires Ergeca

    October 15, 2007
    Spring Coating Systems acquires Ergeca Spring Coating Systems, of Jungholtz, France, has acquired all of the shares of Ergeca, a company specializing in video inspection systems for web printing applications. Ergeca is based in Antony, France. Spri…

  • Pazazz invests

    October 15, 2007
    Pazazz invests $1 million in digital Pazazz, a printing company based in Montreal, Canada, has invested more than $1 million (Canadian) in digital printing and finishing equipment at its label converting unit, Phase 2. The acquisition is aimed at…

  • PIA/GATF gives education award to the Harpers

    September 17, 2007
    PIA/GATF gives education award to the Harpers Printing Industries of America/ Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) has named Ron and Katherine Harper the winners of its 2007 Education Award of Excellence for industry representatives. The awa…

  • Precision AirConvey doubles HQ size

    September 17, 2007
    Precision AirConvey doubles HQ size Pneumatic conveying systems manufacturer Precision AirConvey (PAC), of Newark, DE, USA, recently expanded its company headquarters, more than doubling its space to 200,000 square feet. The new office and manufactu…

  • Expansion of Ahlstrom La Gčre plant completed

    September 17, 2007
    Expansion of Ahlstrom La Gère plant completed Ahlstrom, a manufacturer of high performance fiber-based materials, has announced the completion of the expansion of its production capacity of supercalendered release base papers at the La G&egra…

  • 3 Sigma attains

    September 17, 2007
    3 Sigma attains ISO 9001:2000 3 Sigma Corporation has successfully completed the requirements of ISO standards and received a Certificate of Registration for ISO 9001:2000. The process leading up to registration started in 2006 and ended in April 2…

  • Southworth attains

    September 17, 2007
    Southworth attains Lean certification Tom Southworth, of Southworth Consulting LLC, a Niantic, CT, USA-based productivity consulting firm, recently attained Lean Bronze Certification from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Specializing in Lea…

  • Kodak introduces digital flexo prepress system

    September 17, 2007
    Kodak introduces digital flexo prepress system Kodak has introduced a new digital flexo plate production system which it says provides “previously unachievable near-offset print quality on a wide variety of substrates, including paper, flexibl…

  • UV systems cut CO2 emissions, says GEW

    September 17, 2007
    UV systems cut CO2 emissions, says GEW UV systems manufacturer GEW (EC) Ltd. has revealed figures on CO2 emissions with cost savings to date based on the supply of its e-Brick electronic UV curing systems. “We are developing products to help…

  • BST adds Mark Andy rewinder to demo center

    September 17, 2007
    BST adds Mark Andy rewinder to demo center BST Pro Mark and Mark Andy have continued an 18-year tradition of cooperation with the addition of a new Mark Andy VSR100 rewinder in the BST demo center in Elmhurst, IL, USA. The rewinder is equipped with…

  • ITW Performance Polymers acquires M&C

    September 17, 2007
    ITW Performance Polymers acquires M&C ITW Performance Polymers, an Illinois Tool Works company, has acquired M&C Specialties Co., a Pennsylvania based contract manufacturer of custom-fabricated diecut adhesive components, tapes and labels t…

  • ChemInstruments’ growth prompts global sales conference

    September 17, 2007
    ChemInstruments’ growth prompts global sales conference ChemInstruments, a division of Chemsultants International, held its first global sales meeting recently to plan educational programs and other tactics for the future. The session was held…

  • Gallus and BHS to present folding carton technology seminar

    September 17, 2007
    Gallus and BHS to present folding carton technology seminar Gallus Inc., along with BHS, a Gallus-owned company that manufactures folding carton converting equipment, will sponsor a day-long seminar November 1 at Gallus’ US headquarters in P…

  • DiTrolio Institute creates Harper Flexo Lab

    September 17, 2007
    DiTrolio Institute creates Harper Flexo Lab Seeking to expand the capabilities and capacity of the DiTrolio Flexographic Institute (DFI), Broadview, IL, USA, owner Vince DiTrolio asked Ron and Katherine Harper for advice. The Harpers, founders of Ha…

  • Avery Dennison expands film capacity

    September 17, 2007
    Avery Dennison expands film capacity The Fasson Roll North America division of Avery Dennison Corporation has invested $20 million in additional coating and finishing capacity at its Quakertown, PA, USA facility. This additional capacity will suppor…

  • Atlas Die buys Gardall Manufacturing

    September 17, 2007
    Atlas Die buys Gardall Manufacturing The operations and assets of Gardall Manufacturing Corporation, of Wood Dale, IL, USA, have been acquired by Atlas Die LLC, of Elkhart, IN, USA. Gardall is a manufacturer of rotary dies, print cylinders and anvil…

  • Brushfoil expands to South America

    September 17, 2007
    Brushfoil expands to South America Brushfoil LLC, of Guilford, CT, USA, has expanded its presence into South America with the appointment of Nelxon Technical Films of Araras, Brazil, as its distributor. Nelxon distributes flexible films for industri…

  • Nilpeter introduces first Brazil-made press

    September 17, 2007
    Nilpeter introduces first Brazil-made press Nilpeter, a manufacturer of narrow web label presses headquartered in Slagelse, Denmark, has announced the introduction of its first FBR press. BR is short for Brazil. Earlier this year the company began p…

  • RotoMetrics wins award from Ashton Potter

    September 17, 2007
    RotoMetrics wins award from Ashton Potter Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd., of Williamsville, NY, has named RotoMetrics the winner of its 2006 Quality Supplier Award Program. Ashton Potter is a leading company in the security printing market. RotoMetrics is…

  • AWA hosts PS adhesive technology workshop

    September 17, 2007
    AWA hosts PS adhesive technology workshop The Introduction to Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Technology Workshop 2007, organized by AWA Alexander Watson Associates, will take place October 18 and 19 in Miami, FL, USA. The workshop is a technical and in…

  • Polymag Tek achieves CE certification

    September 17, 2007
    Polymag Tek achieves CE certification Polymag Tek Inc., of Rochester, NY, USA, a designer and manufacturer of contact web cleaning equipment, has received CE certification for its Narrow Web Cleaner (NWC) family of products. Polymag is entering the…

  • Mark Andy expands operations in India

    September 17, 2007
    Mark Andy expands operations in India Mark Andy, the US-based narrow web press manufacturer, has signed a long-term contract with a multinational engineering and software development firm based in Bangalore, India. The engineering team will work wit…

  • Lewis Label adds

    September 17, 2007
    Lewis Label adds Esko digital imager Lewis Label Products, of Fort Worth, TX, USA, has announced the installation of a digital plate imager. The Esko CDI 2530 was successfully lowered through the equipment hatch in the prepress department roof with…

  • Weber Marking Systems celebrates 75 years

    September 17, 2007
    Weber Marking Systems celebrates 75 years Weber Marking Systems, of Arlington Heights, IL, USA, celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. The company was founded as a small addressing machine company in 1932 and is now a worldwide manufacturer of l…