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  • Aquaflex servo press hits affordable

    July 18, 2006
    Servo technology is usually more expensive than conventional drives, and servo driven presses for narrow web production, complete with electronic brains and memories, have been in the premium price bracket since they started to come into the marketpl…

  • HP sponsors digital print

    July 18, 2006
    The subject of digital label printing drew about 200 graphic arts professionals to the Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, NV, USA, for several days in May. The sponsor was Hewlett-Packard (HP), and the event was the HP Label &̴…

  • Die stations with brains adjust changing

    July 18, 2006
    A US die manufacturer has introduced a new diecutting station that uses electronics and hydraulics to automatically correct many of the problems that plague the cutting process. The new system is described by the developer as “a unique approach…

  • UVitec forms alliance

    July 18, 2006
    UVitec forms alliance with Flexsolutions UVitec Printing Ink Inc., a manufacturer of UV inks and UV coatings located in Lodi, NJ, USA, announces a partnership with Flexsolutions of…

  • Comcos are popular

    July 18, 2006
    Comcos are popular in E. Europe and Asia Sales of Comco ProGlide presses are reported to have risen in 2006, with orders coming from Eastern Europe and Asia, according to Mark Andy, the parent company. Comco has received orders for a six-color 18&…

  • MDC opens online store;

    July 18, 2006
    MDC opens online store; Stork sells blades Max Daetwyler Corporation (MDC), Huntersville, NC, USA, has opened the online MDC store, allowing customers to order flexo consumable items, Polishmaster tools, ultrasonic and prepress chemistry, and prepr…

  • AAA Press buys

    July 18, 2006
    AAA Press buys S&E Engineering AAA Press International Inc. has announced recently that it has acquired S&E Engineering, located in Burbank, CA, USA. S&W is a manufacturer of roll lifts, add-on varnish units and pallet tilters for near…

  • Julie Static Controls now Static Clean Intl.

    July 18, 2006
    Julie Static Controls now Static Clean Int’l. Julie Static Controls President Jim Patterson has announced that the company name has changed to Static Clean International. The company, based in Burlington, MA, USA, manufactures products for sta…

  • GRE forms inkjet alliance with Impika

    July 18, 2006
    GRE forms inkjet alliance with Impika GRE Engineering, of Steinebrunn, Switzerland, has formed an alliance with inkjet printing systems manufacturer Impika Jetting Solutions of Aubagne, France, that will integrate the product lines of both companies…

  • GEW Asia opens

    July 18, 2006
    GEW Asia opens in Mumbai, India UV curing systems manufacturer GEW (EC) Ltd., of Redhill, UK, has opened the first phase of its sales, service and manufacturing operation in Mumbai, India. The facility will service the India and the Southeast Asia…

  • Flytec is acquired

    July 18, 2006
    Flytec is acquired by AB Graphic Int’l. AB Graphic International Ltd., of Bridlington, England, has acquired Flytec Spezialmaschinen GmbH, a German manufacturer of label applicators, dispensers and converting equipment. The acquisition includ…

  • Aquaflex to explain flexible packaging

    July 18, 2006
    Aquaflex to explain flexible packaging F.L. Smithe and Aquaflex will conduct a seminar for small and mid-sized converters at the F.L. Smithe facility in Duncansville, PA, USA. The one-day seminar, to be held on July 26 and again on July 27, is title…

  • Avery Dennison ramps up RFID training

    July 18, 2006
    Avery Dennison ramps up RFID training Avery Dennison RFID is sponsoring $500 RFID training scholarships to help mandated end users quickly and effectively implement RFID within their supply chains. The company has joined with OTA Training, a vendor-…

  • FLEXcon celebrates

    July 18, 2006
    FLEXcon celebrates 50 years in business FLEXcon, a manufacturer of pressure sensitive film and adhesive products, marked the start of its 50th year of operation in March of this year. From its origin as a garage-based business in Spencer, MA, USA,…

  • Harper donates rolls

    July 18, 2006
    Harper donates rolls for Argentine research Harper Corporation of America, Charlotte, NC, USA, recently donated four Platinum XLT anilox rolls to Centro de Investigación Gráfica Juan Gutenberg (Johannes Gutenberg Graphic Research Cent…

  • Press sales at Gallus

    July 18, 2006
    Press sales at Gallus rose 11 percent in 2005 New products and a globally positive economic environment led the Gallus Group to sales of CHF 207 million ($167 million) in 2005, according to an announcement by Peter Hauser, board chairman. Gallus, a…

  • Glennon Group sold

    July 18, 2006
    Glennon Group sold to Pro Mach’s ID Tech Pro Mach Inc., of Cincinnati, OH, USA, announced Monday that its ID Technology division has acquired The Glennon Group, a provider of labeling, marking and packaging systems and services based in Pewau…

  • Seal-It uses PLA film

    July 18, 2006
    Seal-It uses PLA film in shrink production Seal-It, of Farmingdale, NY, USA, is now producing shrink sleeves using EarthFirst film material from Plastic Suppliers, which is made from corn-based resins supplied by Natureworks PLA (polylactic acid).…

  • Lightning Labels blog

    July 18, 2006
    Lightning Labels’ blog explores digital print Lightning Labels, an all-digital label printer in Denver, CO, USA, has announced the launch of its weblog. The Lightning Labels blog provides an inside look into the world of custom labels and dig…

  • LGInternational

    July 18, 2006
    LGInternational to invest in China LGInternational (LGI), a label manufacturer based in Portland, OR, USA, has signed a letter of intent to invest in the Wuxi (China) National High-Tech Industrial Development Zone (WND) through the establishment o…

  • Smyth a developer

    July 18, 2006
    Smyth a developer of temperature label Outlast Technologies, of Boulder, CO, USA, and Smyth Companies, headquartered in St. Paul, MN, USA, have introduced a temperature-buffering label that they call the Cold Wrap. The label is said to deflect…

  • Equity firm buys Fort Dearborn

    July 18, 2006
    Equity firm buys Fort Dearborn Private equity firm Genstar Capital LLC announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Fort Dearborn Company, a provider of decorative labels to the consumer goods industry. Fort Dearborn management, along with m…

  • RFID Smart Labels USA draws record

    May 12, 2006
    More than 500 people from 31 countries gathered in Boston, MA, USA, in late March to learn more about radio frequency identification. Smart Labels USA 2006 was hosted by IDTechEx in the Westin Copley Place Hotel, and addressed a multitude of aspects…

  • New in-mold group

    May 12, 2006
    New in-mold group seeks industry members The In-Mold Decorating Association (IMDA), a newly formed organization, has put out the call for new members who are involved in all aspects of in-mold decorating and labeling. Headed by Ron Schultz, who ha…

  • Stork Prints names

    May 12, 2006
    Stork Prints names Asia distributors Stork Prints, a manufacturer of rotary screen and direct laser engraving technology in Boxmeer, the Netherlands, has appointed two distributors in the Asia-Pacific region. Jet Technologies (based in Alexandria,…

  • Harper revives its

    May 12, 2006
    Harper revives its traveling flexo show Harper Corporation, Charlotte, NC, USA, announces the 2006 Harper Flexographic Solutions Tour, a road show that includes free one-day seminars throughout North America at colleges and universities with flexo…

  • Growth pushes Jetrion into new headquarters

    May 12, 2006
    Growth pushes Jetrion into new headquarters Jetrion LLC, a manufacturer of inkjet printing systems and a unit of Flint Group, has opened its new headquarters in Ann Arbor, MI, USA. The 35,000 square foot facility combines all of Jetrion’s oper…

  • Esko reports growth

    May 12, 2006
    Esko reports growth in 2005 above 15% Esko, a manufacturer of packaging prepress systems headquartered in Gent, Belgium, reports growth in excess of 15 percent for 2005. Net revenues for the year totaled €116.6 million ($143.1 million). Carste…

  • Pitman markets DMMs monitoring products

    May 12, 2006
    Pitman markets DMM’s monitoring products DMM Technology’s direct machine monitoring systems are now being sold and serviced throughout North America by Pitman Company, of Totowa, NJ, USA. DMM Technology, based in Thatcher, AZ, USA,…

  • HP donates Indigo press to Cal Poly graphics

    May 12, 2006
    HP donates Indigo press to Cal Poly graphics California Polytechnic Institute’s Graphic Communication Department has received a Hewlett-Packard Indigo 3050 variable data digital printing press. The equipment, valued at approximately $350,000,…

  • Boise to invest $72m

    May 12, 2006
    Boise to invest $72m in PS stock production The directors of Boise Paper, of Boise, ID, USA, have approved a $72 million capital project to expand Boise’s production of pressure sensitive paper. The project involves adding new capability to t…

  • 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…