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  • Tadbik Pak adds

    May 15, 2007
    Tadbik Pak adds new Drent-Goebel press Tadbik Pak, of Teradion, Israel…

  • UV Days 2007 planned

    May 15, 2007
    UV Days 2007 planned in Germany by IST METZ IST METZ is holding its third UV Days event June 18 to 22 at its headquarters in Nürtingen, Germany. The event will feature specialist technical presentations and the opportunity to exchange informa…

  • Conference addresses specialty papers

    May 15, 2007
    Conference addresses specialty papers A conference on specialty papers is planned for May 15-16 in Finland, sponsored by AWA Conferences. The event is designed for all involved in the specialty papers market: pulp and paper producers, chemical and e…

  • New print consultancy specializes in Lean

    May 15, 2007
    New print consultancy specializes in ‘Lean’ Southworth Consulting LLC, of Niantic, CT, USA, has recently launched and specializes in assisting printers and other graphic arts firms in the elimination of waste and inefficiency using the p…

  • Play golf and support

    May 15, 2007
    Play golf and support flexo scholarships DiTrolio Flexographic Institute (DFI) is holding its 4th Annual Scholarship Drive Golf Outing on June 13. The outing raises funds to give future flexo press operators the opportunity to be trained and start…

  • Kodak donates prepress systems to Cal Poly

    May 15, 2007
    Kodak donates prepress systems to Cal Poly California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), in San Luis Obispo, has upgraded its digital imaging lab with an equipment donation from Kodak that included a Trendsetter 800 III Quantum Platesetter and…

  • McGee and Nard form

    May 15, 2007
    McGee and Nard form industry partnership Two FTA Hall of Fame personalities, Wally Nard and Denny McGee, are now partners in Novaflex and MPS America. Both are based in Carol Stream, IL, USA. Nard has more than 42 years in the industry and Denny h…

  • Clemson plans seminars on digital flexo proofing

    May 15, 2007
    Clemson plans seminars on digital flexo proofing The Graphic Communications Department of Clemson University, located in Clemson, SC, USA, will conduct two day-and-a-half seminars in May on the subject of digital proofing for flexography. The semina…

  • Sekuworks redesigns

    May 15, 2007
    Sekuworks redesigns its brand identity Sekuworks, a supplier of brand protection products based in Cincinnati, OH, USA, has unveiled a new corporate brand identity that emphasizes the company’s continued dedication to providing full service s…

  • Esko strengthens its business during 2006

    May 15, 2007
    Esko strengthens its business during 2006 Esko, a system integrator for packaging pre-production headquartered in Gent, Belgium, reports a strong performance throughout 2006, its first complete year under Axcel ownership. Audited consolidated revenu…

  • Beau Label acquires

    May 15, 2007
    Beau Label acquires a new Nilpeter press Beau Label Corporation, of New York City, has purchased a Nilpeter FB-3300-S servo-driven press in response to the increasing demand for high quality flexographic printing, says President V. J. Melapioni. T…

  • PeterLynn Labels adds another Mark Andy

    May 15, 2007
    PeterLynn Labels adds another Mark Andy PeterLynn Labels has installed a second 10” Mark Andy 2200 UV flexo line at its production plant in Corby, England to cope with growing demand for self-adhesive work. The family owned company acquired it…

  • GEW appoints agent

    May 15, 2007
    GEW appoints agent for Thailand sales GEW (EC) Ltd., a manufacturer of UV curing systems headquartered in Redhill, England, has announced the appointment of Techno Global Graphics Co. Ltd. as its representative in Thailand. Techno Global Graphics…

  • Charter Films expands, adds blown film lines

    May 15, 2007
    Charter Films expands, adds blown film lines Charter Films Inc., of Superior, WI, USA, has completed a major plant expansion of its existing manufacturing and warehouse facilities. The company, which specializes in extruded blown film, has also adde…

  • Daetwyler system recovers solvents

    May 15, 2007
    Daetwyler system recovers solvents Max Daetwyler Corporation, of Huntersville, NC, USA, is introducing the newly designed RotoMAX solvent recovery system. The RotoMAX is available in six sizes, with an output from 10 to 300 gallons per hour, dependi…

  • 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…

  • Edale showcases RFID

    April 11, 2007
    Edale showcases RFID at open house Edale, a press manufacturer based in Romsey, England, recently sponsored an open house to showcase its Lambda press, which was configured for offline RFID inlay affixing, incorporating a Tamarack P500 RFID unit.…

  • NELMA to sponsor conference and expo

    April 11, 2007
    NELMA to sponsor conference and expo The North East Label Manufacturers Association (NELMA) will hold its 5th Expo and Networking Conference on May 10 at the Bridgewater Marriott in Bridgewater, NJ, USA. The event will run from 1 to 7 p.m. and will…

  • Williamson to distribute DuPont flexo products

    April 11, 2007
    Williamson to distribute DuPont flexo products DuPont Packaging Graphics, of Wilmington, DE, USA, has chosen Williamson Printing Materials Limited, of Grimsby, ON, Canada, to distribute its line of flexographic products in Canada. “We put a l…

  • DiTrolio Institute certifies

    April 11, 2007
    DiTrolio Institute certifies US military veterans In an ongoing effort to do its part in assisting military personnel returning home from active duty, DiTrolio Flexographic Institute (DFI) has undergone an application process to become approved by…

  • Edelmann presses introduced by Matik

    April 11, 2007
    Edelmann presses introduced by Matik Matik North America, of West Hartford, CT, USA, the exclusive distributor for Edelmann Graphics GmbH of Germany, has launched the latest generation of narrow web presses from Edelmann in North America. Edelmann…

  • 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 Hormels 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…

  • DO 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…

  • Eskos 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…

  • Harpers 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…