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  • 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…

  • Cleaning anilox rolls using laser technology

    November 28, 2005
    Cleaning anilox rolls using laser technology To the Editor: In your recent feature article on “Anilox Roll Cleaners” [September 2005] you mention a variety of methods but omitted the newest technique, laser cleaning. This technique is…

  • SATO America offers 14.9-cent RFID labels

    November 28, 2005
    SATO America offers 14.9-cent RFID labels SATO America now offers 4" x 2" Gen 2 RFID labels for 14.9 cents each in single roll quantities. The company says this new, low-priced smart label opens the door for immediate adoption of Gen 2 RFI…

  • VIPColor establishes

    November 28, 2005
    VIPColor establishes a presence in Asia VIPColor Technologies of Newark, CA, USA, has announced that it has appointed GRE Digital Solutions Ltd. of Hong Kong as a Master Distributor for the VP2020 Digital Color Label Printer for the Asia-Pacific r…

  • Tilt Lock updates

    November 28, 2005
    Tilt Lock updates its internet site Tilt Lock, St. Michael, MN, USA, has recently updated its web site. The new site offers an extensive source of information on Tilt Lock roll handling products. The site includes detailed product information and s…

  • partners with Raflatac

    November 28, 2005
    partners with Raflatac Tailored Solutions, Milwaukee, WI, USA, has announced that it now offers Label Traxx — the print business management software for flexographic narrow web label printers and converters — with Raflatac. With this new…

  • Indigo Ribbon Awards

    November 28, 2005
    Indigo Ribbon Awards HP announced the winners of its inaugural HP Indigo Ribbon Awards competition, which recognizes HP Indigo press users who are producing high value, offset-quality digital printing in the marketplace. Coinciding with PRINT 05 in…

  • Nilpeter, Gallus, MPS & Skanem named industry

    November 28, 2005
    More than 750 converters, suppliers and other industry professionals came together in September in Brussels to honor the winners of the 2005 Label Industry Awards. The R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing vision and pioneering ef…

  • Multi-Color pushes shrink market

    November 28, 2005
    Miller Brewing Company has brought its “Taste Referees” advertising campaign to limited-edition bottles of Miller Lite using full body shrink sleeve labels produced by Multi-Color Corporation, Cincinnati, OH, USA. The bottles’ shrin…

  • XSYS Print Solutions hosts UV flexo seminar

    November 28, 2005
    XSYS Print Solutions hosts UV flexo seminar XSYS Print Solutions played host to a comprehensive seminar addressing the growing market of UV Flexo for shrink applications. This one-day seminar, Market Expansion Through Shrink Conversion, held in Plym…

  • Electron beam

    November 28, 2005
    Jetrion, a supplier of inkjet printers and inks based in Ann Arbor, MI, USA, has formed a partnership with Advanced Electron Beams Inc. (AEB), of Wilmington, MA, USA, to introduce an electron beam (EB or e-beam) curing unit specifically for the narro…

  • Pennsylvania converter names XSYS top supplier

    October 18, 2005
    XSYS Print Solutions’ narrow web inks division was named supplier of the year for 2004 by Yerecic Label located in New Kensington, PA, USA. XSYS was selected as the primary supplier of inks after a 12-week ink supplier qualification proce…

  • FTA studies flexible

    October 18, 2005
    The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) has announced the availability of the Flexible Packaging Market Research Study: Converter Benchmarking & End-User Perspectives in North America. The study, compiled for the FTA by industry consulting a…

  • New packaging show planned by FTA, GASC

    October 18, 2005
    New packaging show planned by FTA, GASC The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) and the Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) announced an arrangement to work together to produce a newly formed trade show focused on the package printing and converti…

  • Technicote now a voting member of NASPO

    October 18, 2005
    Technicote now a voting member of NASPO Technicote, a pressure sensitive material solution provider headquartered in Miamisburg, OH, USA, has been admitted to the North American Security Products Organization (NASPO) as a voting member. Eric Buchr…

  • Spartanics expands

    October 18, 2005
    Spartanics expands into digital diecutting Spartanics, Rolling Meadows, IL, USA, announced that it will be the new manufacturer of Klemm Laser Cut Systems for digital diecutting, as well as coordinator of the worldwide sales and service organizatio…

  • D.W. Renzmann unveils Riobeer alliance

    October 18, 2005
    D.W. Renzmann unveils Riobeer alliance D.W. Renzmann Apparatebau, Monzingen, Germany, has formalized an alliance with the Swiss company Riobeer AG Cleaning Solutions. This alliance is a follow-up to when Riobeer AG Cleaning Solutions took over all t…

  • HP Indigo substrates

    October 18, 2005
    HP Indigo substrates to be evaluated at RIT HP announced that its six-year-old HP Indigo media certification program at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Printing Applications Laboratory has been expanded to become the Worldwide Media Ce…

  • UEI Group launches Infinity

    October 18, 2005
    UEI Group, of Kansas City, KS, USA, has launched Infinity Foils Inc. The new company sells high quality hot stamping foil, decorative glitter and time-saving makeready supplies. Infinity Foils says it is focused on providing customer satisfaction thr…

  • Jetrion to open new, larger inkjet facility

    October 18, 2005
    Jetrion to open new, larger inkjet facility Jetrion LLC, the industrial inkjet products and services subsidiary of Flint Ink Corporation, has announced that it will begin moving its operations in early 2006 to a facility with more than three times t…

  • Stork Cellramic opens Stork-Source.com

    October 18, 2005
    Stork Cellramic opens Stork-Source.com Stork Cellramic, a division of Stork Materials Technology, has opened Stork-Source.com. It is a new online store created to be a one-stop shopping source for supplies used by flexographic printers including ani…

  • Schober releases capabilities brochure

    October 18, 2005
    Schober releases capabilities brochure To mark its 10th year in the USA, Schober USA has produced a 16-page, full-color corporate capabilities brochure. In addition to a historical look at continued product development in rotary diecutting, punching…

  • Water Ink Technologies moves branch

    October 18, 2005
    Water Ink Technologies moves branch Water Ink Technologies, based in Lincolnton, NC, USA, has moved its Mid-Atlantic branch to Cinnaminson, NJ. The move was made because of an increase in sales and the addition of new products for flexo printers and…

  • GEW joins UK college training

    October 18, 2005
    GEW Ltd., a manufacturer of UV curing equipment in Oxon, England, has joined Leicester College and The National Printing Skills Centre in an initiative that will deliver training and education to the printing and allied industries. Both areas h…

  • Water Ink Technologies moves branch

    October 18, 2005
    Water Ink Technologies moves branch Water Ink Technologies, based in Lincolnton, NC, USA, has moved its Mid-Atlantic branch to Cinnaminson, NJ. The move was made because of an increase in sales and the addition of new products for flexo printers and…

  • Multi-Color upgrades shrink sleeve production

    October 18, 2005
    Multi-Color upgrades shrink sleeve production Multi-Color Corporation, headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, USA, has upgraded its shrink sleeve label production capabilities with the addition of a seamer and two inspector/ rewinders from Stanford Produc…

  • AB Graphic opens in

    October 18, 2005
    AB Graphic International will conduct a three-day open house to celebrate the completion of its new Midwest US sales and service facility in Elgin, IL. The event will take place November 8-10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors will see models from the…

  • Flexo Concepts buys

    October 18, 2005
    Flexo Concepts, the manufacturer of TruPoint doctor blades, has acquired Absolutely Micro*Clean International, which makes anilox roll cleaning equipment that utilizes plastic blast media. “The Micro*Clean product line makes sense for us on se…

  • Performance Label International recognized

    October 18, 2005
    Performance Label International recognized Performance Label International Inc., San Diego, CA, USA, received a 2005 Premier Print Award for outstanding achievement in the production of flexographics for its Red Bull window decal. The Premier Print…