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  • Frank Hasselberg joins Gallus

    December 20, 2011
    Previously, Hasselberg was executive vice president for tooling manufacturer Kocher + Beck USA.

  • US label converters among Best Workplace winners

    December 6, 2011
    Five label printers are among 33 graphic arts companies that have captured annual human resources awards from the Printing Industries of America.

  • Kocher + Beck names new US vice president

    December 6, 2011
    David Morris, who has headed the company’s UK division, will replace the departing Frank Hasselberg.

  • Charles D. ‘Chuck’ Miller, headed Avery Dennison for 21 years

    Charles D. ‘Chuck’ Miller, headed Avery Dennison for 21 years

    December 6, 2011
    The 47-year Avery veteran led the company through years of strong growth and global expansion.

  • Gallus opens sales and service centers in Asia

    December 6, 2011
    India and Southeast Asia now have two Gallus operations serving all of South Asia.

  • Newell to take reins at Wausau Paper

    December 6, 2011
    Hank Newell will succeed Thomas Howatt as president and CEO of the Wisconsin paper company on New Year’s Day.

  • Amagic changes name to K Laser Technology

    December 6, 2011
    The holographic substrate specialist adops the name of its parent company.

  • Channeled Resources named Green Master for 2012

    December 2, 2011
    The company’s Maratech division is certified as a sustainable facility by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council.

  • CTC unveils compact Clamshell splicer

    CTC unveils compact Clamshell splicer

    December 1, 2011
    The smaller version is 36” long and can accommodate two 14” diameter rolls.

  • Royal acquires Craig Adhesives

    December 1, 2011
    The acquisition enhances Royal’s platform of adhesives, sealants and coatings.

  • DuPont installs its 1000th Cyrel FAST

    November 30, 2011
    The company installed its 1000th Cyrel FAST thermal flexographic plate processing system at SGS International in Florence, KY, USA.

  • RR Donnelley buys StratusGroup

    November 29, 2011
    The Ohio converter’s label and paperboard packaging capabilities will expand Donnelley’s presence in the global packaging market.

  • New shrink labeling system from Tronics

    November 29, 2011
    The system has been designed to work with Avery Dennison’s Shrink PS label film.

  • Customark acquires its third Edale press

    November 29, 2011
    The UK converter says the Alpha press offers a wide range of converting capabilities, including cold foil transfer.

  • Belarus converter adopts Sistrade system

    November 29, 2011
    Uniflex has acquired Sistrade’s ERP/MIS system to manage business and production processes throughout the operation.

  • Avery, Artmark open Moscow distribution center

    November 22, 2011
    The new center serves label printers in the greater Moscow area and expands the growing popularity of pressure sensitive labels in Russia

  • Lee Kluttz to head operations at Harper Corporation of America

    November 22, 2011
    The grandson of the company founders will oversee daily operations at the anilox manufacturing plants in North Caroline and Wisconsin.

  • CCL appoints two global business presidents

    November 22, 2011
    Guenther Birkner and Ben Rubino will head the Food & Beverage and Home & Personal Care Worldwide sectors, respectively.

  • HP Print Excellence Awards

    November 22, 2011
    HP has issued a call for entries for its Print Excellence Awards, which are due by March 15, 2012.

  • Meech continues worldwide growth

    November 22, 2011
    Sales growth of 14% over the past year was fueled by continuing strong performance in overseas markets, the company reports.

  • Core Systems International to open new facility

    November 22, 2011
    The new facility will house sales, manufacturing, assembly and service operations and will create 10-15 full and part-time jobs over the next 18 months.

  • Kopco Graphics buys Techpak

    November 21, 2011
    Label converter Kopco Graphics has acquired Techpak Inc., Franklin, OH, USA. Techpak is a converter of flexible packaging specializing in midweb flexographic printing, as well as hot melt/heat sealed coatings and laminations. Techpak’s product…

  • ETI Converting launches first linerless applicator

    November 17, 2011
    According to the company, a dozen brand owners have already expressed interest in this industrial applicator that fits a label of any shape.

  • Labelexpo Europe 2011: A High Energy Show

    October 5, 2011
    Converters and exhibitors alike were enthusiastic about Labelexpo this year, and interest was high among those seeking new technologies.

  • Industry News

    October 4, 2011
    Multi-Color acquires York Label Group

  • SMAG draws hundreds to open house in France

    January 27, 2009
    SMAG draws hundreds to open house in France Discovery 2008, an open house organized by SMAG every two years, took place at the company’s Savigny sur Orge factory in France during three days in November. The company, which manufactures and dist…

  • Gerhardt establishes alliance with Rotometal

    January 27, 2009
    Gerhardt establishes alliance with Rotometal Gerhardt International, a supplier of rotary tooling based in Denmark, is forming a strategic alliance with Rotometal of Poland. Rotometal will supply Gerhardt with magnetic and print cylinders for its co…

  • Asahi Kasei partners with CT Graphic Arts

    January 27, 2009
    Asahi Kasei partners with CT Graphic Arts Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation, Tokyo, has announced that Correct-Touch Graphic Arts Inc. has become its national US distributor, offering Asahi AFP flexographic analog and digital plate materials. CT Gra…

  • Lederle moves into Asia with Weldon Celloplast

    January 27, 2009
    Lederle moves into Asia with Weldon Celloplast Lederle Machine Company, a US based manufacturer of rotary cutting dies, printing cylinders and label inspection tables for the narrow web printing and converting industry, has retained Weldon Celloplas…

  • Denmark makes plans for PS postage stamps

    January 27, 2009
    Denmark makes plans for PS postage stamps Denmark will introduce self-adhesive technology to its postage stamps this year when its postal service, Post Danmark, switches from gum-backed stamps in response to public demand. The Danish postal service…

  • Spartanics publishes laser cutting guide

    January 27, 2009
    Spartanics publishes laser cutting guide Label converters seeking guidance on how to best configure laser cutting technology for their specific application requirements now have access to a comprehensive guide compiled by Spartanics: Laser Cutting T…

  • Mark Andy celebrates 100th press in China

    January 27, 2009
    Mark Andy celebrates 100th press in China Mark Andy Inc., a leader in narrow and midweb printing equipment and UV curing systems, joined with distributor United Printing Equipment & Materials Corporation to celebrate the 100th installation of Ma…

  • Dion Label Printing revamps its website

    January 27, 2009
    Dion Label Printing revamps its website Dion Label Printing, Westfield, MA, USA, has launched its remodeled website at This new site reflects improvements in navigation, uniformity, and overall appearance. Navigation enhancements…

  • Nukote introduces

    January 27, 2009
    Nukote introduces HP Indigo product line Nukote International has unveiled a new line of HP Indigo receptive substrates. In stock are white BOPP, clear BOPP, glossy paper and semi-gloss paper roll labelstocks. Specialty Indigo products such as synt…

  • Aquaflex reports sales

    January 27, 2009
    Aquaflex reports sales up 73 percent in 2008 Aquaflex, a division of F.L. Smithe and based in Duncansville, PA, USA, reports that 2008 sales revenue increased 73 percent over 2007. The number of presses sold internationally in 2008 increased four-f…

  • Matik to represent ESS in North America

    January 27, 2009
    Matik to represent ESS in North America ESS Graphic, a Danish manufacturer of web finishing equipment, has formed a partnership with Matik North America, West Hartford, CT, USA, for distribution of ESS web finishing machinery in North America. The…

  • Sani-Blast relocates

    January 27, 2009
    Sani-Blast relocates in Minnesota Sani-Blast has announced the move to its new facility in Minneapolis, MN, USA, which combines the headquarters with the manufacturing and distribution facility. The company’s former headquarters was in Spring…

  • Fasson gains SFI status for eight US plants

    January 27, 2009
    Fasson gains SFI status for eight US plants The Fasson Roll North America division of Avery Dennison Corporation has achieved certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) for eight US coating and distribution locations. By achieving S…

  • Primera launches new digital label press

    January 27, 2009
    Primera launches new digital label press Primera Technology, Plymouth, MN, USA, has announced the introduction of its CX1200 Color Label Press. The press delivers short run, full color digital label printing at a price of US$14,995 (MSRP) in the USA…

  • Multi-Color makes Forbes list again

    January 27, 2009
    Multi-Color makes Forbes’ list again Multi-Color Corp., Sharonville, OH, USA, has been listed on Forbes Magazine’s 200 Best Small Companies for the second year in a row. Multi-Color moved up 25 spots to rank 61st within the group. Forbe…

  • GIDUE succumbs

    January 27, 2009
    GIDUE succumbs to the downturn; rebirth is planned GIDUE S.p.A., a press manufacturer active in the label and packaging market since 1999, filed on December 22, 2008, for voluntary restructuring, the equivalent of Chapter 11 in the USA and adminis…

  • MPS sells presses

    November 18, 2008
    MPS sells presses in Minnesota & Mass. MPS, the label and packaging press manufacturer based in The Netherlands, announced two recent sales to label converters in the United States. The Label Group of Meyers Printing Companies, based in Minnea…

  • Armor signs charters on sustainable development

    November 18, 2008
    Armor signs charters on sustainable development Armor, a manufacturer of thermal transfer printing ribbons, has furthered its commitment to sustainable practices by signing the UN Global Compact and the International Council of Chemical Associations…

  • Torraspapel mill obtains EMAS certification

    November 18, 2008
    Torraspapel mill obtains EMAS certification With the addition of the plant in Almazán, Spain, six of the factories of Torraspapel, part of the Lecta Group, have now successfully completed the audits that accredit their compliance with the str…

  • FMS USA relocates

    November 18, 2008
    FMS USA relocates to a larger facility FMS USA Inc., a manufacturer of web tension and web guiding systems, has moved to a new and larger plant. The company, formerly of Arlington Heights, IL, USA, has relocated to Hoffman Estates, IL. “Beca…

  • Apex launches UniFli

    November 18, 2008
    Apex launches UniFli line of anilox rolls Apex, a manufacturer of anilox rolls for the flexographic industry, has introduced UniFli anilox rolls. The company says that the rolls have a lightweight body construction made of aircraft grade aluminum.…

  • Digital labelstock line introduced by MACtac

    November 18, 2008
    Digital labelstock line introduced by MACtac MACtac, a supplier of pressure sensitive substrates based in Stow, OH, USA, has introduced the INDIE line of labelstocks engineered for HP Indigo presses. “Studies show that approximately 35 percen…

  • Tamper-evident film now available in larger size

    November 18, 2008
    Tamper-evident film now available in larger size Hutchison Miller Sales has introduced a larger format version of its popular Clarifoil Integuard tamper-evident film, which is now available in 6,500 foot rolls with an OD of up to 19”. The acet…

  • Radius Solutions widens its user conference

    November 18, 2008
    Radius Solutions widens its user conference Radius Solutions Ltd. has announced that its 2008 European Users Conference format will extend to two days to provide a mix of management sessions and product training sessions, in line with customer reque…

  • Degrava donates digital printer to Cal Poly

    November 18, 2008
    Degrava donates digital printer to Cal Poly California Polytechnic State University’s graphic communications department now has a DP 8500 narrow web digital color printer, donated by its manufacturer, Degrava Systems, Roswell, GA, USA. Cal Pol…