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  • Stork Cellramic donates

    July 19, 2005
    Stork Cellramic donates aniloxes to college Stork Cellramic, Inc., Milwaukee, has donated a set of anilox rolls for use in a new five-color Mark Andy Scout press to Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) in Pewaukee, WI. “We are proud to j…

  • Flint and KeyMaster

    July 19, 2005
    Flint and KeyMaster form security alliance Flint Ink Corp., of Ann Arbor, MI, and KeyMaster Technologies Inc., Kennewick, WA, a leader in the field of counterfeit prevention and brand protection, have announced an agreement to provide “smart&…

  • NELMA plans meeting

    July 19, 2005
    NELMA plans meeting at FLEXcon in Mass. Member of the North East Label Manufacturers Association (NELMA) will hold a general meeting in Spencer, MA, September 27-28 at the headquarters of FLEXcon, the manufacturer of film products. A plant tour wi…

  • NX reorganizes to focus on its product lines

    July 19, 2005
    INX reorganizes to focus on its product lines INX International Ink Co., Elk Grove Village, IL, has reorganized from a decentralized geographical oriented company to a centralized company based on product lines. The goal of the re-engineering is to…

  • Printers hold onto gains

    July 19, 2005
    Printers hold onto gains as recovery continues The printing industry is holding onto gains made since the first of the year, and economic recovery will continue to move in fits and starts until the economy and ad spending hit full stride late this…

  • Rotoflex Intl. donates

    July 19, 2005
    Rotoflex Int’l. donates inspection unit to DFI Rotoflex International, of Mississauga, ON, has donated a Model VSI-330 inspection slitter/rewinder to DiTrolio Flexographic Institute (DFI), Broadview, IL. “By learning to operate and pro…

  • Arjobex substrates now sold direct to converters

    July 19, 2005
    Arjobex substrates now sold direct to converters Arjobex, the Charlotte-based manufacturer of Polyart synthetic paper, is making its non-pressure sensitive product available direct to narrow web converters. Until now, the substrate had been availabl…

  • Miller salutes NorthStar

    July 19, 2005
    Miller salutes NorthStar for fifth straight year For the fifth consecutive year, Northstar Print Group has won Miller Brewing’s top national award — Partners in Excellence — for quality and service. Based in Watertown, WI, Norths…

  • High Definition Flexo Consortium ceases operations

    July 19, 2005
    High Definition Flexo Consortium ceases operations The board of directors of the High Definition Flexo Consortium (HDFC), announced the closing of the non-profit organization in May. The consortium, based in Dayton, OH, was formed in 1999 with the m…

  • Challenge Printing

    July 19, 2005
    Challenge Printing wins Target award Challenge Printing, Inc., Eden Prairie, MN, has received the “2001 Vendor Award of Excellence” as Target In-Store Marketing’s Print Vendor of the Year. Challenge was commended for its &ldq…

  • Fusion UV expands

    July 19, 2005
    Fusion UV expands with southern US rep Fusion UV Systems has retained Pritchard & Company, a manufacturer’s representative in Rockwell, TX, to represent its products in Texas and Louisiana. Fusion UV, based in Gaithersburg, MD, supplies…

  • Kimdura brand acquired by Yupo America

    July 19, 2005
    Kimdura brand acquired by Yupo America Yupo Corporation America, Chesapeake, VA, announced in April the purchase of the in-mold label (IML), and non-label specialty paper businesses from Kimberly-Clark Corporation. This follows Yupo’s purchas…

  • In-mold label forum

    July 19, 2005
    In-mold label forum to be helf in Shanghai The 11th Annual International In-Mold Labeling Conference, IMLCON2002/Asia, will be held in the Grand Hyatt Shanghai, China, September 24–25. This is the first ever presentation of the Conference in…

  • Print industry activity continues 4-month rise

    July 19, 2005
    Print industry activity continues 4-month rise The National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL), the Paramus, NJ-based trade association for the commercial printing industry, has issued its latest State of the Industry Economic Report with en…

  • Labeling technologies are focus of conference

    July 19, 2005
    Labeling technologies are focus of conference “European Labeling Technologies — a Review of Industry Issues and Dynamics” is the name of a conference planned for June 26-28 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and sponsored by AWA Confer…

  • Spinnaker emerges

    July 19, 2005
    Spinnaker emerges from asset protection WR Capital Partners and a senior management group announced recently that they have completed the purchase of substantially all of the assets of Spinnaker Coating Inc., which had filed for protection under th…

  • Mark Andy seminars

    July 19, 2005
    Mark Andy seminars set for May and June Two educational events for converters have been scheduled by Mark Andy/Comco, one in Worcester, MA, and the other in the Cincinnati area. The company’s sixth Educator Series seminar, The 2002 Comco Fl…

  • Artwork Systems wins FPPA innovation award

    July 19, 2005
    Artwork Systems wins FPPA innovation award Artwork Systems Group, of Gent, Belgium, has received the 2002 Technical Innovator award from the Flexographic Prepress & Platemakers Association (FPPA). The company, which manufactures professio…

  • Steven Label publishes guide

    July 19, 2005
    Steven Label publishes guide to label engineering Steven Label, of Santa Fe Springs, CA, a custom manufacturer and distributor of labels, has announced the publication of “Label Engineering Principles and Guidelines.” “Over 50 p…

  • Release papers conference addresses

    July 19, 2005
    Market trends and innovations in release technologies were the highlights of the 12th Annual Release Papers & Films Conference, held February 6-8 in Orlando, FL. Nearly 80 industry professionals attended the event, which was sponsored by Gorham I…

  • Base-Line doubles distribution space

    July 19, 2005
    Base-Line doubles distribution space Base-Line, a supplier of consumable products to the graphic arts industry, recently relocated its Chicago distribution center, doubling the space from which the company’s products are shipped. The new cente…

  • New grants support industry education

    July 19, 2005
    New grants support industry education The Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF) has approved six new grants for 2002, supporting a variety of projects designed to enhance industry education. The grants amount to $186,545. North Car…

  • Sil Tech rescinds surcharge on liners

    July 19, 2005
    Sil Tech rescinds surcharge on liners Because of a decline in plant energy costs, Sil Tech has rescinded the $0.0025/MSI energy surcharge on all siliconized release liner products with all orders shipped from February 1 and after. The announcement…

  • SATO America relocates

    July 19, 2005
    SATO America relocates to North Carolina SATO America Inc., a manufacturer of industrial bar code printers, will relocate its corporate headquarters from Sunnyvale, CA, to the Charlotte, NC, area in August of this year. The company employs 50 peop…

  • American Ultraviolet opens office in Europe

    July 19, 2005
    American Ultraviolet opens office in Europe American Ultraviolet, of Lebanon, IN, has opened an office in Bedford, England. It will be managed by Edward Deans and will serve customers throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. Products offered will…

  • Mark Andy Seminar

    July 19, 2005
    Mark Andy Seminar comes to the Northeast Mark Andy/Comco is extending its Educator Seminar Series into a one-day conference event — “Today’s Markets and Technology” — to be held May 14 in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Worces…

  • De La Rue receives

    July 19, 2005
    De La Rue receives ISO 14001 certification The Basingstoke, England, site of De La Rue Tapes & Holographics has been approved by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance to Environmental Management System Standards BS EN ISO 14001:1996 and ISO…

  • Pitman expands Western operations

    July 19, 2005
    Pitman expands Western operations Pitman Company, Totowa, NJ, has expanded its distribution and support operations throughout the Western states with the addition of branches in Salt Lake City and Denver. The expansion brings the number of Pitman b…

  • Flexo printers win awards from PICA

    July 19, 2005
    Flexo printers win awards from PICA Subtle Impressions, of Charlotte, NC, received four awards, plus the “Best Flexographic Printing” award, in the 35th annual printing competition sponsored by PICA, the Printing Industry of the Carolina…

  • Griff Paper & Film

    July 19, 2005
    Griff Paper & Film has new address Griff Paper and film, a supplier to the graphic arts industry, has relocated to a larger facility. Only the address has changed, not the phone numbers or the post office box. The new address is 275 Lower Morr…

  • CMC, SmartData form technology partnership

    July 19, 2005
    CMC, SmartData form technology partnership CMC, a manufacturer of industrial motion controls for more than 40 years, has formed a technology partnership with SmartData, a Cleveland-based software engineering company. CMC is also based in Cleveland.…

  • CMC, SmartData form technology partnership

    July 19, 2005
    CMC, SmartData form technology partnership CMC, a manufacturer of industrial motion controls for more than 40 years, has formed a technology partnership with SmartData, a Cleveland-based software engineering company. CMC is also based in Cleveland.…

  • Fusion UV enhances warranty on H-bulb

    July 19, 2005
    Fusion UV enhances warranty on H-bulb Fusion UV Systems Inc., Gaithersburg, MD, has extended the bulb life warranty of its popular H-bulb an additional 1,000 hours, to 6,000 hours, an increase of 20 percent. The change is the result of ongoing prod…

  • RotoMetrics wins 1st Avery supplier award

    July 19, 2005
    RotoMetrics wins 1st Avery supplier award RotoMetrics, the manufacturer of rotary tooling, has received the first “Preferred Supplier Award” from the Avery Dennison-Strongville Industrial Products Division, which supplies self-adhesive p…

  • Pitman unveils

    July 19, 2005
    Pitman unveils new corporate logo Pitman Company, a graphic arts supplier based in Totowa, NJ, marks its first century of service to the industry with the introduction of a new logo, “designed to visually capture the company’s sense of…

  • Multi-Plastics opens

    July 19, 2005
    Multi-Plastics opens 7th converting facility Multi-Plastics Inc., Lewis Center, OH, has opened its seventh North American converting plant. The new Dallas plant will serve the Southwest. Multi-Plastics is a slitter and converter of thin gauge pla…

  • IIMAK acquires Precision Ribbon

    July 19, 2005
    IIMAK acquires Precision Ribbon IIMAK, of Amherst, NY, has acquired Precision Ribbon Technology, a manufacturer of thermal transfer ribbons. Former Precision President Scott Sharkey joins IIMAK in a senior sales capacity. IIMAK manufactures and di…

  • Phoenix Inks relocates to new plant in England

    July 19, 2005
    Phoenix Inks relocates to new plant in England Phoenix Inks Ltd., Harlow, England, has tripled its physical space with relocation into a new building three times the size of its existing plant. The company will manufacture water based products, UV…

  • Valmet Converting opens tech center

    July 19, 2005
    Valmet Converting opens tech center Valmet Converting has announced the launch of a new Converting Technology Center (CTC) at Valmet Rotomec SpA, near Milan in northern Italy. The CTC will be a research and development facility for improving cust…

  • River Valley Flexo group elects officers

    July 19, 2005
    River Valley Flexo group elects officers The River Valley Flexo Association elected new officers at its January meeting. The new officers are: President Jim Edwards, of Cincinnati Precision Plate Inc.; 1st Vice President Mike Bracken, of Smurfit St…

  • River Valley Flexo group elects officers

    July 19, 2005
    River Valley Flexo group elects officers The River Valley Flexo Association elected new officers at its January meeting. The new officers are: President Jim Edwards, of Cincinnati Precision Plate Inc.; 1st Vice President Mike Bracken, of Smurfit St…

  • PICA draws a crowd

    July 19, 2005
    PICA draws a crowd at flexo workshop The Printing Industry of the Carolinas, Inc. (PICA) held its first Focus on Flexo Workshop recently as part of its emphasis on serving flexographic printers and converters. The workshop, “Maximizing Your…

  • Propheteer relocates into new Illinois plant

    July 19, 2005
    Propheteer relocates into new Illinois plant Propheteer International has moved into a new manufacturing plant. The narrow web press manufacturer has nearly doubled its size from 40,000 square feet to 76,000 square feet. The new plant is located in…

  • Akzo Nobel Inks opens facility in Toronto

    July 19, 2005
    Akzo Nobel Inks opens facility in Toronto Akzo Nobel Inks, the Sweden-based ink company with operations in the US and throughout the world, has opened a sales and service facility in Ajax, Ontario, near Toronto. Dan Hennessy, a 14-year industry vet…

  • Flint Ink Toronto expands operations

    July 19, 2005
    Flint Ink Toronto expands operations Growth in demand for new UV/EB ink systems from North American label and folding carton converters has resulted in expanded operations at Flint Ink’s Toronto, ON, facility. The 86,000 square foot site will…

  • Enercon adds reps in China, Eastern Europe

    July 19, 2005
    Enercon adds reps in China, Eastern Europe Enercon Industries, Menomonee Falls, WI, has added two representatives for the company’s narrow web corona treating equipment, United Printing and METI Spolka z o.o. METI Spolka, with headquarters in…

  • GIDUE heads east

    July 19, 2005
    GIDUE heads east into Ukraine, Moldova International Printing Technologies has joined GIDUE SpA as new distributor for Ukraine and Moldova in Eastern Europe. The company is based in Kiev, Ukraine’s capital. International Printing Technologie…

  • SICPA consolidates its North American position

    July 19, 2005
    SICPA consolidates its North American position One year after its acquisition of Kromacorp International, manufacturer of specialty inks for gravure and flexo package printing applications, the SICPA Group announced today that, effective immediately…

  • PCMC holds symposium for Webtron & Zigzag

    July 19, 2005
    PCMC holds symposium for Webtron & Zigzag PCMC In-Line Systems, manufacturers of Webtron and ZIGZAG presses, held an open house and technical symposium at its Green Bay, WI, manufacturing plant in late February. The program addressed pressroom…

  • CRC reports strong sales in December

    July 19, 2005
    CRC reports strong sales in December CRC Information Systems, Inc. (CRC), Scottsdale, AZ, signed 16 new customer contracts in December 2001, which proved to be one of the strongest single months of sales in the company’s history. The company m…