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  • GSI develops RFID inlay assembly system

    May 12, 2006
    GSI develops RFID inlay assembly system Working with Tyco Electronics’ Global Application Tooling Division, Graphic Solutions International (GSI) has developed its own RFID inlay system for the assembly of semiconductor chips, surface mount de…

  • The Label Printers adds digital print capability

    May 12, 2006
    The Label Printers adds digital print capability The Label Printers, of Aurora, IL, USA, has expanded its production capabilities with the addition of an HP Indigo ws4050 press. According to CEO Bill Kane, the acquisition allows the company to meet…

  • Standard Register closes Indiana plant, plans Mexico opening

    May 12, 2006
    Standard Register closes Indiana plant, plans Mexico opening Standard Register, headquartered in Dayton, OH, USA, will close its label printing facility in Terre Haute, IN, as part of a corporate realignment and consolidation of assets, the company…

  • nterns available for work through Clemsons graphics program

    April 7, 2006
    Interns available for work through Clemson’s graphics program Clemson University Graphic Communications interns prepare to once again go out into the industry. The program sends students out three times a year to coincide with the university…

  • Matan puts some wheels

    April 7, 2006
    Matan puts some wheels on its SpringPro thermal printer Matan Digital Printers, of Rosh-Ha’ayin, Israel, is taking its SpringPro digital thermal transfer printer on a trip this year with the launch of the Spring Mobile Demo Center Road Show.…

  • Plastic Suppliers wins

    April 7, 2006
    Plastic Suppliers wins FTA environmental award Plastic Suppliers Inc., of Columbus, OH, USA, is the 2006 recipient of the Environmental Excellence Award from the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA). The award is given for the category of innov…

  • Xerox, EFI donate equipment to Cal Poly

    April 7, 2006
    Xerox, EFI donate equipment to Cal Poly Xerox Corporation and Electronic For Imaging, of Foster City, CA, USA, have donated equipment to California Polytechnic Institute’s Graphic Communication Department to support education in design reprodu…

  • Nilpeter USA to hold open house in Ohio

    April 7, 2006
    Nilpeter USA to hold open house in Ohio Nilpeter USA, based in Cincinnati, OH, USA, will open its doors to the industry in May to introduce the new FB3300A in-line flexographic press to the North and South American converting markets. In addition t…

  • PCMC to accelerate Lean Manufacturing

    April 7, 2006
    PCMC to accelerate Lean Manufacturing Barry-Wehmiller, the parent of Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), which manufactures Webtron presses out of its Green Bay, WI, USA, plant, is taking steps to implement Lean Manufacturing across its organiz…

  • Avery highlights growth at investor meeting

    April 7, 2006
    Avery highlights growth at investor meeting Avery Dennison Corporation says that it has doubled its share of sales in emerging markets over the past five years, and that revenue from Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe currently represent more th…

  • Pamarco Technologies acquired by equity firm

    April 7, 2006
    Pamarco Technologies acquired by equity firm Pamarco Technologies Inc., of Roselle, NJ, USA, a manufacturer of anilox rolls, has been sold by Bradford Investments to the private equity firm J.P. Kotts & Company. Pamarco Technologies, which has s…

  • TimeMed acquires Rx products firms

    April 7, 2006
    TimeMed acquires Rx products firms TimeMed Labeling Systems, a label converter that focuses on products for the healthcare industry, has acquired Automatic Business Products Company Inc. (ABP), a provider of business forms and labels. Included in th…

  • Kodak focuses on graphics

    March 9, 2006
    Eastman Kodak Company hosted an event highlighting its Graphic Communications Group (GCG) in Rochester, NY, USA in early February. Vic Stalam, general manager at Kodak’s GCG, explained the company’s mission: “We hope that Kodak pack…

  • Indigo users form Dscoop support group

    March 9, 2006
    Indigo users form Dscoop support group Owners of HP Indigo presses have formed Digital Solutions Cooperative — Dscoop — to help users leverage their investments in HP’s digital print technology. Dscoop now comprises press own…

  • CPFilms revamps its product web site

    March 9, 2006
    CPFilms revamps its product web site CPFilms Inc., a manufacturer of coated films for electronics, medical, high-technology, industrial, commercial, and solar control applications based in Fieldale, VA, USA, has launched a revamped web site. The si…

  • MPS opens South Asia office in Mumbai

    March 9, 2006
    MPS opens South Asia office in Mumbai Dutch press manufacturer MPS has established itself in South Asia with the opening of an office in Mumbai, India. The compoany has retained Vijay Pareek to represent its brand India, as well as in Pakistan, Ne…

  • Matik North America

    March 9, 2006
    Matik North America to represent Senntech Matik North America, based in West Hartford, CT, USA, is now representing the Senntech line of slitter rewinders in the US, Canada and Mexico. Matik now will provide owners of existing and new Senntech slit…

  • Harpers Platinum rolls now made worldwide

    March 9, 2006
    Harper’s Platinum rolls now made worldwide Harper Corporation, a manufacturer of laser engraved anilox rolls, has announced that its Platinum XLT (Xtreme Laser Technology) anilox and coating roll manufacturing system is now in operation at all…

  • 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…

  • AVT sales increase

    March 9, 2006
    AVT sales increase 17.7 percent in 2005 Advanced Vision Technology Ltd. (AVT), based in Hod-Hasharon, Israel, has reported sales of US$25.1 million for 2005, an increase of 17.7 percent over the previous year. The company manufactures automatic opt…

  • Altana Chemie acquires Rad-Cure Corporation

    March 9, 2006
    Altana Chemie acquires Rad-Cure Corporation Altana Chemie AG, of Wesel, Germany, signed an agreement in January to acquire Rad-Cure Corporation, a specialist in the field of overprint UV curable coatings and adhesives for the paper and board packagi…

  • Novamelt to expand

    March 9, 2006
    Novamelt to expand into North America Novamelt, an adhesive manufacturer based in Wehr, Germany, has announced that it plans to produce and distribute its products in the United States. Founded in 1989, the company has marketed its pressure sensit…

  • Daetwyler wins award for gravure system

    March 9, 2006
    Daetwyler wins award for gravure system Max Daetwyler Corporation (MDC), of Huntersville, NC, USA, has received the Innovation Award from the European Rotogravure Association. The award was presented to MDC for its Starbase Cylinder System, a manuf…

  • Esko updates identity, reports high 05 revenue

    March 9, 2006
    ‘Esko’ updates identity, reports high ’05 revenue Esko-Graphics, of Gent, Belgium, a market leader in packaging pre-production systems, reports substantial revenue growth for 2005, according to Carsten Knudsen president and CEO. &l…

  • Clemson seminars focus on color management

    March 9, 2006
    Clemson seminars focus on color management Clemson University’s Department of Graphic Communications will conduct two of its most popular symposia concerning the management of color in the coming months. Both 2.5-day programs will link industr…

  • RDP Marathon renamed Drent Goebel N. America

    March 9, 2006
    RDP Marathon renamed Drent Goebel N. America RDP Marathon, the Canadian press manufacturer acquired by Drent Goebel in 2005, has officially changed its name to Drent Goebel North America Inc. The company is located in Montreal. “Since t…

  • Smart Label forum comes to

    March 9, 2006
    Smart Labels USA 2006, a major conference that will address RFID and related issues, will be held March 28-29 at the Westin Copley Hotel in Boston, MA, USA. The organizer is IDTechEx, which is based in Cambridge, England. For the fifth consecutive y…

  • Chemsultants growth recognized in Ohio

    March 9, 2006
    Chemsultants’ growth recognized in Ohio For the 13th consecutive year, Chemsultants International, of Mentor, OH, USA, has earned recognition as one of Ohio’s fastest growing companies. The company received the honor, known as the “…

  • Paragon Data Systems launches RFID web site

    March 9, 2006
    Paragon Data Systems launches RFID web site Paragon Data Systems, a provider of bar code, RFID and data collection products based in Cleveland, OH, USA, has launched a web site designed to assist companies with meeting RFID compliance mandates. The…

  • Metro Label makes top 50

    March 9, 2006
    One of Canada’s most elite business awards — Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies — has been bestowed upon Metro Label, of Toronto, ON. A second generation family-run business, Metro Label started from humble beginnings in 1974…

  • Pro Label acquires Xpanded Label Tech

    March 9, 2006
    Pro Label acquires Xpanded Label Tech Pro Label Inc., of Appleton, WI, USA, has purchased the assets and intellectual property of Xpanded Label Technology LLC, also of Appleton. The acquisition allows Pro Label to provide a broader range of service…

  • Seal-It wins more

    March 9, 2006
    Seal-It wins more business awards For the second consecutive year, Seal-It Inc. has been named to the Div 500 list of “Top Owned Businesses” by Diversity Business.com. In addition, Seal-It has been named to Diversity Business.com&rsquo…

  • A true story

    January 16, 2006
    A true story The editor of this magazine was approached recently in a wine store by a person promoting the products of Oxford Landing, an Australian winery. The sales person actually directed his attention to the back label to show him a perfo…

  • Plastic Suppliers debuts new EarthFirst logos

    January 16, 2006
    Plastic Suppliers debuts new EarthFirst logos Plastic Suppliers, a manufacturer of oriented plastic film based in Columbus, OH, USA, has introduced new company logos for itself and its subsidiaries, Sidaplax Belgium and Sidaplax United Kingdom. Eac…

  • Printco Industries moves to new facility

    January 16, 2006
    Printco Industries moves to new facility Printco Industries, a manufacturer of custom flexo and gravure machinery and a marketer of enclosed doctor blade systems, has moved to a new facility. New contact information is Printco Industries LLC, 3807…

  • Avery certifies 17

    January 16, 2006
    Avery certifies 17 in RFID program Avery Dennison RFID, Clinton, SC, USA, has announced that 17 RFID converters have met rigorous standards to become Avery Dennison “Qualified Converters.” The company designs and manufactures high volum…

  • Siegwerg announces new global organization

    January 16, 2006
    Siegwerg announces new global organization Less than 100 days after closing of the acquisition of SICPA’s packaging ink division, Siegwerk Group International announced the organizational structure for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) op…

  • GiDue forms alliance

    January 16, 2006
    GiDue forms alliance for offset development Italian flexo press manufacturer GiDue has allied with Nuova Castagnoli, an Italian offset press maker, to develop new UV offset technology. The companies announced recently that they will share technolog…

  • PLGA Global expands scholarship program

    January 16, 2006
    PLGA Global expands scholarship program The Packaging & Label Gravure Association Global continues to expand its scholarship program. Executive Director Bill Klein announced that since its inception in 2002, the PLGA Global has added another sch…

  • Kurz Transfer Products joins PrintCity group

    January 16, 2006
    Kurz Transfer Products joins PrintCity group The parent company of Kurz Transfer Products, Kurz Group, has become a member of the PrintCity Global Alliance. PrintCity is a cross-industry strategic alliance that fosters cooperation across the graphic…

  • AB Graphic opens new plant in Midwest

    January 16, 2006
    A three-day open house in Elgin, IL, in November marked the official opening of AB Graphic International’s new Midwest facility. The event drew 151 representatives from 68 companies in the industry. Live presentations from Hewlett Packar…

  • AVT records its 15th straight growth quarter

    January 16, 2006
    AVT records its 15th straight growth quarter Advanced Vision Technology Ltd., a provider of automatic optical inspection and quality assurance systems for the printing and packaging industry, has announced rises in profits and revenues for the thir…

  • Alien certifies MPI

    January 16, 2006
    Alien certifies MPI for RFID label sales MPI Label Systems, of Sebring, OH, USA, has enhanced its relationship with Alien Technology, a provider of RFID products, and has received qualification from Alien that allows MPI to convert, test and direct…

  • Raflatac celebrates completion of new

    January 16, 2006
    Raflatac recently hosted Pro Label Day to celebrate the completion of a new coating line and the company’s expansion in North America. More than 300 people attended the November event, which began in Asheville, NC, USA, at the Grove Point Inn R…

  • Gerhardt and RTI

    January 16, 2006
    Gerhardt and RTI merge operations Gerhardt, a Danish manufacturer of solid and flexible dies for the narrow web industry, recently announced a merger with Rotary-Tooling International (RTI), of Haarlem, Netherlands. RTI was founded 25 years ago as…

  • Label & Narrow Web magazine will sponsor the L&NW Label

    January 16, 2006
    Label & Narrow Web magazine will sponsor the L&NW Label Symposium, an educational program for narrow web converting professionals, in May 2006. The symposium is the first in a continuing series. Described as “The Event that Enabl…

  • Multi-Color again named to Forbes list

    January 16, 2006
    Multi-Color again named to Forbes’ list Forbes Magazine has recognized Multi-Color Corporation as one of the United States’ best small companies. In its October 31 issue, Forbes ranked Multi-Color 41st in its listing of the “200 B…

  • Avery Dennison to reduce workforce, divest holdings

    January 16, 2006
    Company-wide cost reductions announced at the end of October by Avery Dennison Corporation were modified in December by the company’s board of directors. The company plans to reduce the number of positions by approximately 700 to 900 around the…

  • Mark Andy lays off

    January 16, 2006
    Mark Andy lays off 21 at two US plants Mark Andy, a manufacturer of narrow web presses for the narrow web industry, laid off 21 of its US employees in mid-November, both at the Chesterfield, MO, headquarters and at the Comco plant in Milford, OH.…

  • WS buys division from Renaissance

    January 16, 2006
    WS buys division from Renaissance The narrow web division of Renaissance Mark has been purchased by WS Packaging Group, based in Algoma, WI, USA. Facilities acquired are in Fullerton, CA; Skokie, IL; and Scranton, PA, all in the United States; and i…