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  • New Comco press

    July 20, 2005
    New Comco press installed at CPCC A new Comco flexographic press has been installed in the Harper National Flexographic Center at Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC. The press was acquired to accommodate the growing number of studen…

  • Codimag adds agency

    July 20, 2005
    Codimag adds agency for Australia & NZ Codimag, the French manufacturer of printing presses, has appointed Aldus Engineering to be its agent for Australia and New Zealand. Codimag had been active in the Australian market for a few years…

  • Appleton to work on DNA security technology

    July 20, 2005
    Appleton to work on DNA security technology Applied DNA Sciences Inc., of Los Angeles, a provider of proprietary DNA-embedded security technology, has signed a joint development memorandum with Appleton, a US-based manufacturer of security products,…

  • TLMI welcomes

    July 20, 2005
    TLMI welcomes 13 new members The board of directors of the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) North America’s leading trade association serving the tag and label industry, has approved the applications of 13 new companies for memb…

  • A&V to distribute

    July 20, 2005
    A&V to distribute Latran proofing system Anderson & Vreeland Inc., of Bryan, OH, a manufacturer and distributor of flexographic printing materials and equipment, has been appointed distributor of Latran Technologies’ Prediction Digita…

  • MPI Label launches

    July 20, 2005
    MPI Label launches expanded web site The relaunched web site of MPI Label Systems — www.mpilabels.com — presents complete capabilities for each of the company’s seven manufacturing facilities, 35 sales offices, and 500-plus employ…

  • Artwork Systems forms

    July 20, 2005
    Artwork Systems forms agreement on HP Indigo Hewlett-Packard, which manufactures the HP Indigo digital press, has struck a deal with Artwork Systems of Belgium to feature Artwork’s prepress production applications and workflow software…

  • Green Bay operations

    July 20, 2005
    PCMC consolidates Green Bay operations Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), manufacturer of wide and narrow web converting equipment, has announced plans to consolidate its Green Bay, WI, operations. “This consolidation is part of our lo…

  • Northeast Graphic

    July 20, 2005
    Northeast Graphic merges with Pitman Pitman Company, the North American graphic arts supplier based in Totowa, NJ, has merged its New England branch operations with Northeast Graphic Supply, a regional distribution company based in Portland, ME. N…

  • Amherst Label moves

    July 20, 2005
    Amherst Label moves to new NH plant As of February, Amherst Label in New Hampshire has a new address. The company is now at 15 Westchester Drive, Milford NH 03055. The phone number is 603-673-7849, and the fax number is 603-673-7814. Amherst Label…

  • Graphic Solutions changes its name

    July 20, 2005
    Graphic Solutions changes its name Graphic Solutions Inc, of Burr Ridge, IL, has announced that the company henceforth will be called Graphic Solutions International. According to company President Suzanne Zaccone, “While we have been in busi…

  • DiTrolio Flexo Institute schedules seminars

    July 20, 2005
    DiTrolio Flexo Institute schedules seminars Seminars on basic flexo printing and sales and customer service are scheduled for April at DiTrolio Flexographic Institute, in Broadview, IL. The sales/customer service seminar (April 7-8) is a hands-on o…

  • A&V to distribute

    July 20, 2005
    A&V to distribute ZED Instruments line Anderson & Vreeland, of Bryan, OH, has been appointed distributor of ZED Instruments’ line of Fulflex engraving materials used in flexo and dry offset printing, including Laserflex flexo plate ma…

  • Maxson appoints distributor Down Under

    July 20, 2005
    Maxson appoints distributor Down Under Web Dynamics, a supplier to the flexible packaging, printing and converting industries, has been named exclusive agent for Maxson sheeters in the Australia and New Zealand markets. The company is based in Marri…

  • Comco seminar

    July 20, 2005
    Comco seminar focuses on sleeves The Comco Educator Series “Flexo Focus” continues in April with a one-day forum about shrink sleeve labels and labeling applications. The event will be held April 7 at the Advanced Training and Technolog…

  • Tailored Solutions notes record sales for 2003

    July 20, 2005
    Tailored Solutions notes record sales for 2003 Tailored Solutions, the Milwaukee based provider of print business management software, has reported a 48 percent sales increase for 2003 over the previous year. Software installations, according to Pre…

  • Tekgraf is distributor

    July 20, 2005
    Tekgraf is distributor for DuPont Imaging DuPont Imaging Technologies, of Wilmington, DE, has assigned Tekgraf Corporation, of Greenville, SC, as master distributor for its line of analog proofing products in North America. The product line incl…

  • GL&V acquires assets

    July 20, 2005
    GL&V acquires assets of Elite Cameron Inc. GL&V USA Inc., based in Montreal, Canada, has purchased the assets of Elite Cameron Inc., formerly of Parsippany, NJ. GL&V now owns the proprietary rights and technical designs of Cameron…

  • Fusion UV retains

    July 20, 2005
    Fusion UV retains SE Asia distributor Spectro Irradiance Snd Bhd, a manufacturer’s representative headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is now the Southeast Asia distributor for Fusion UV, a manufacturer of ultraviolet curing systems based…

  • FTA & OSHA renew flexo safety goals

    July 20, 2005
    FTA & OSHA renew flexo safety goals The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) and three other graphic arts associations are once again joining the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in promoting and advocating compliance wi…

  • Trine Labeling Systems sold to Barry-Wehmiller

    July 20, 2005
    Trine Labeling Systems sold to Barry-Wehmiller The assets of Trine Labeling Systems, of Los Angeles, have been sold by Impaxx to Barry-Wehmiller Companies, of St. Louis, MO. Accraply, Barry-Wehmiller’s labeling division, will integrate the Tri…

  • Raflatac expands

    July 20, 2005
    Raflatac expands into Midwestern USA Raflatac now offers slitting and distribution of its products from a regional facility located in Greenville, WI. Both paper and film pressure sensitive label stock products, covering a wide range of applicatio…

  • Graphics One launched as materials supplier

    July 20, 2005
    Graphics One launched as materials supplier Vern Field, a former principal of Russell-Field Paper, has started a new company called Graphics One Inc., based in Itasca, IL. The business supplies custom slit papers, films and specialty materials to th…

  • Printco Industries announces buy-out

    July 20, 2005
    Printco Industries announces buy-out Printco Industries LLC, of Pulaski, WI, has announced a management buy-out from its parent company, Industrial Engraving. The acquisition consisted of local investors, including some members of Printco’s sa…

  • acares appoints

    July 20, 2005
    acares appoints N. American distributor Zacares Numeradores S.A., of Benisano, Spain, has appointed Zacares America Inc. as exclusive North American distributor for its numbering machines. Vinny Placella heads the Zacares America office. Zacares n…

  • Tekra Corp. receives

    July 20, 2005
    Tekra Corp. receives ISO 9001 certification Tekra Corporation has announced that its New Berlin, WI, plant for coating and converting engineered plastic films earned its ISO 9001:2000 certification. The company’s headquarters also is in New B…

  • Testing Machines wins ISO certification

    July 20, 2005
    Testing Machines wins ISO certification The Field Service Department of Testing Machines Inc. (TMI), Ronkonkoma, NY, has been accredited to ISO 17025-1999 by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). Mike Moore, TMI’s qual…

  • Fort Dearborn ramps up acquisition program

    July 20, 2005
    Fort Dearborn ramps up acquisition program Fort Dearborn Company, a manufacturer of decorative labels for consumer goods marketers based in Niles, IL, has announced a partnership with investment bank Thomas Blaige & Company as part of its strate…

  • Multi-Colors revenue up 27%

    July 20, 2005
    Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ: LABL), a printer and converter based in Cincinnati, reports a third quarter increase in sales revenue of 27 percent — to $33 million — over the same period a year earlier. Operating income grew 9 percent…

  • 38 suppliers

    July 20, 2005
    38 suppliers to exhibit at NELMA expo The 2004 Label Manufacturers Expo, sponsored by NELMA, is scheduled for April 22 in the Bridgewater Marriott Hotel, Bridgewater, NJ. NELMA is the North East Label Manufacturers Association. The event begins…

  • Can you print over wet ink? Sun Chemical

    July 20, 2005
    Sun Chemical has begun production of its flexographic UniQure inks, colors that can be applied in multiple layers to paper or film without curing between print stations. The inks are cured using either electron beam (EB) or UV light only after the fi…

  • RFID: Benefits and challenges

    July 20, 2005
    The enormous push that Wal-Mart gave to the future of radio frequency identification (RFID) in the summer of 2003 has begun a process that will radically change the way products are manufactured, stored, shipped, sold and consumed. Wal-Mart announced…

  • Labelexpo plans

    July 20, 2005
    Labelexpo plans industry awards The inaugural Label Industry Global Awards, organized by Labelexpo, will be the focus of a gala dinner and awards ceremony on the evening of September 13, the first day of Labelexpo Americas 2004. Nominations will b…

  • TLMI salutes industry’s environmental leaders

    July 20, 2005
    Ferd. Ruesch AG and E.I. DuPont, DuNemours & Co., DuPont Imaging Technologies, were recently honored as the first winners of the TLMI Environmental Leadership Award from the Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute, Inc. (TLMI). The award was presen…

  • Smart Labels USA 2004 is planned for March

    July 20, 2005
    Smart Labels USA 2004 is planned for March The Smart Labels USA 2004 conference, sponsored by IDTechEx, is scheduled for March 17-18 in Boston, at the Long Wharf Marriott hotel. Optional workshops will take place on March 16 and 19. The event will…

  • Schleipen & Erkens

    July 20, 2005
    Schleipen & Erkens expands capabilities Schleipen & Erkens AG, based in Jülich, Germany, recently installed a new coating machine for the manufacture of silicone-coated release liners. The coater represents an investment of more than e…

  • Space available at NELMA label show

    July 20, 2005
    Space available at NELMA label show NELMA, the North East Label Manufacturers Association, has announced that it will hold its third annual Label Manufacturers Expo on April 22 at the Bridgewater Marriott Hotel, Bridgewater, NJ. The association ask…

  • Free flexo symposiums

    July 20, 2005
    Free flexo symposiums offered by Harper From February to June, Harper Corporation of America will offer its new “Flexo Education Symposiums” in five cities across the US. Topics at the sessions will include advanced critical anilox…

  • Fusion UV earns

    July 20, 2005
    Fusion UV earns ISO 9001:2000 status Fusion UV Systems Inc., of Gaithersburg, MD, has received ISO 9001:2000 certification for having met the requirements of the new ISO Quality Management System standard. The certificate is awarded to companies…

  • Fox Valley receives

    July 20, 2005
    Fox Valley receives new anilox roll cleaner Absolutely Micro*Clean International, Sacramento, CA, has updated Fox Valley Technical College’s capability to deep-clean its anilox rolls. According to Bob Temple, owner of Absolutely Micro*Clean…

  • Dunwoody students win Akzo scholarships

    July 20, 2005
    Dunwoody students win Akzo scholarships Jenny Wrobel and David Malherek, both students of Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis, each have received scholarship awards of $1,250 from Akzo Nobel Inks. The awards are based on merit qualificatio…

  • Apple Steel Rule Die acquires Ashwell Die

    July 20, 2005
    Apple Steel Rule Die acquires Ashwell Die Apple Steel Rule Die Co., of Milwaukee, has purchased the assets of Ashwell Die, of Pinellas Park, FL. Ashwell will continue to operate from its Florida location with all current employees, according to a c…

  • Plastic Suppliers wins Ohio safety award

    July 20, 2005
    Plastic Suppliers wins Ohio safety award Ohio’s lieutenant governor, Jennette Bradley, visited Plastic Suppliers in Columbus, OH, recently for a formal presentation of the state’s SHARP (Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program)…

  • When is a pear ripe?

    July 20, 2005
    How do you know when a piece of fruit is ripe? You squeeze it, right? Not any more. Now you can just look at the label. A new label technology developed in New Zealand has made a quiet debut in grocery stores in Portland, OR, where it is being teste…

  • American Roller buys Plasma Coatings

    July 20, 2005
    American Roller buys Plasma Coatings American Roller Company, Union Grove, WI, has acquired Plasma Coatings Inc., of Waterbury, CT, a manufacturer of thermal and release coatings. In October, American Roller purchased Champion Roller Company of Rock…

  • Spear teams up with Illochroma

    July 20, 2005
    Spear teams up with Illochroma over beer (labels) Illochroma Labelling Group and Spear have joined forces to create Illo-Spear, which will produce labels for the beer industry. Illochroma is a supplier of wet glue labels with production plants in…

  • Valmet virtual tour

    July 20, 2005
    Valmet virtual tour offered in 5 languages Valmet Converting has announced that a ‘tour’ of its range of precision sheeters is now available on-line in 5 languages, at the company’s Internet site (www.valmetconverting.com). Visito…

  • Omet celebrates

    July 20, 2005
    Omet celebrates its 40th anniversary Omet, the Italian press manufacturer, celebrated its 40th anniversary early in November with a three-day party and the inauguration of a new building. The latest structure, built adjacent to the company’s…

  • Polyonics expands

    July 20, 2005
    Polyonics expands with office in China Polyonics, headquartered in Westmoreland, NH, has opened its first sales office in Shanghai, China. The company now has two Asian offices, the first established in Singapore in February. Jie (Jane) Miao is th…

  • Health and Beauty show attracts label

    July 20, 2005
    Narrow web converters were among the exhibitors at The Health and Beauty America show, held from September 30 to October 2 in New York City. The three-day event, which traditionally attracts a number of high-profile buyers, was not as well attended t…