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  • Correction

    March 7, 2012
    In last month’s feature on flexible dies,  Atlas Die’s website was incorrectly identified. The tooling manufacturer’s correct web address is www.atlasdie.com.…

  • Omet gets HD flexo certification

    Omet gets HD flexo certification

    March 7, 2012
    The EskoArtwork HD Flexo certification seal Italian press manufacturer Omet is now HD certified by EskoArtwork. HD Flexo is a new process for making digital flexographic plates and the process is rapidly gaining popularity. HD Flexo achieves sha…

  • Martin Automatic teams with Taiyo in Beijin

    Martin Automatic teams with Taiyo in Beijin

    March 7, 2012
    A Martin Automatic butt splicer at Taiyo Kikai’s booth at the All in Print China Show Martin Automatic partnered with Taiyo Kikai at the recent All in Print China show, which was held in Beijing, to demonstrate two Taiyo Kik…

  • SATO introduces Econano series

    March 7, 2012
    SATO has announced the release of its new Econano series of labels, which absorb and reduce the carbon dioxide that is released into the atmosphere when they are incinerated. This technology is made possible through a carbon dioxide-absorbent that is…

  • InfoTrends announces digital front-ends study

    March 7, 2012
    InfoTrends, a research and consulting firm based in Weymouth, MA, USA, has announced the completion of a new multi-client study addressing critical issues surrounding digital front-ends (DFEs) – an important component of a digital print workflo…

  • MACtac receives UL recognition

    March 7, 2012
    MACtac, a supplier of pressure sensitive adhesives, has received Underwriters Laboratories (UL) recognition for inks used with its durable film product line, including 3.4-mil. white vinyl, 2.6-mil. white polypropylene, 2.0-mil. white polyester and 2…

  • New Fasson PS products launched at wine show

    March 7, 2012
    Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials introduced five new Fasson label products at the recent 2012 Unified Wine and Grape Symposium at the Sacramento Convention Center. “We continuously invest in the wine segment to provide it with an i…

  • Innovia unveils interactive label prototype

    March 7, 2012
    Innovia Films recently exhibited a new development in active packaging for plastic products that offers new ways to attract, inform or interact with consumers. In partnership with PragmatIC Printing, a pioneer in imprinted logic circuits, the compan…

  • tesa tape named official supplier for bobsled team

    tesa tape named official supplier for bobsled team

    March 7, 2012
    Tesa’s partnership with the Gold Medal World Cup winners extends through 2014. The United States Bobsled and Skeleton Federation and tesa tape have announced that tesa tape is the official supplier for the US Bobsled and Skeleton team. The…

  • UPM Raflatac launches transparent facestock

    March 7, 2012
    UPM Raflatac has announced the launch of its new Translucent DM labelstock for the Americas market, which features a transparent facestock for wafer seal applications.  “UPM Raflatac’s Translucent&…

  • Columbine Label adds an HP Indigo digital press

    March 7, 2012
    Columbine Label Company, Centennial, CO, USA, has expanded its label options for customers with an acquisition of an HP Indigo ws4500 Digital Press.  The custom label producer has also announced the hiring of four new employees that specialize i…

  • New sustainable wine labelstock is launched

    March 7, 2012
    Monadnock Paper Mills of Bennington, NH, USA, and G3 Enterprises of Modesto, CA, USA, have together developed an environmentally sustainable wine label paper. According to the companies, G-Tree paper can be used on all bottling lines, including those…

  • Nuova Gidue launches new M7 combo press

    March 7, 2012
    Nuova Gidue s.r.l., a manufacturer of printing and converting machines for the labels and packaging industries, unveiled a new press line during an International Open House at its premises in Florence, Italy, February 14-16, 2012.The new M7 Xpannd li…

  • EFI celebrates 20 years on NASDAQ

    March 7, 2012
    EFI marked its 20-year anniversary as a NASDAQ-listed company by ringing the opening bell at the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square on Friday, January 27. EFI CEO Guy Gecht and the participating EFI executives wore suits with sneakers to bring awarene…

  • Western Shield launches redesigned website

    March 7, 2012
    Western Shield Label Company has announced the debut of its redesigned website at www.westernshield.com.  “I’m really excited about the new site,” says Dan Stadler, marketing manager at Western Shield. “The new website h…

  • Loparex to expand European facility

    March 7, 2012
    The Loparex Group has announced the expansion of its European operation for release liner production. According to the company, the expansion is part of an ongoing program of global investments intended to enhance Loparex Group’s ability to ser…

  • Harper donates 10 anilox rolls to Fox Valley

    March 7, 2012
    Harper Corporation has announced the donation of 10 anilox rolls to Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, WI, USA, in an effort to support flexographic education initiatives.  Fox Valley Technical College offers a program in package and lab…

  • Avery Dennison to sell OCP Division to 3M

    March 7, 2012
    Avery Dennison Corporation, Pasadena, CA, USA, has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Office and Consumer Products business (OCP) to 3M Company for $550 million in cash. The transaction is subject to customary closing con…

  • FLAG partners with Actega WIT

    March 7, 2012
    Flexo Label Advantage Group (FLAG) and its strategic alliance partner Independent Printers Worldwide (IPW), have announced a new vendor partner, ACTEGA WIT. Already a supplier to many FLAG members, ACTEGA WIT will provide new products and programs t…

  • Pro Label Studio contest winner announced

    March 7, 2012
    The winner has been drawn in UPM Raflatac’s Pro Label Studio campaign aimed at label and packaging designers around Europe. The winner is Gary Page from AD Creative, London. As a prize, he receives a weekend for two at World Design Capital Hels…

  • Tamper Technologies launches linerless label

    March 7, 2012
    With the “Go Green” agenda affecting all aspects of the packaging industry, Tamper Technologies is producing what it says is an easy to apply, environmentally sustainable tamper evident label, reducing packaging waste by up to 50 percent…

  • Yazoo Mills to expand in PA

    March 7, 2012
    Yazoo Mills, a privately-owned manufacturer of paper tubes and cores, has announced that it has gotten approval to build a 45,000 square foot warehousing and manufacturing plant in Hanover, PA, USA. The new facility will be a significant expansion fo…

  • Edale holds first open house at new facility

    Edale holds first open house at new facility

    March 7, 2012
    Edale hosted its first open house and Expo 2012 at its new facility in Hampshire, UK, on February 8. Attendance at Edale’s recent Open House exceeded expectations. “For a first event, this really exceeded our expectations,” sa…

  • Labeltronix doubles its space with new plant

    Labeltronix doubles its space with new plant

    March 7, 2012
    Labeltronix, a converter in Anaheim, CA, USA, has doubled its work space with the move to a 50,000 square foot facility. The company recently celebrated the relocation with an open house, attended by industry suppliers and community business partners…

  • Spinnaker now 100 percent employee owned

    March 7, 2012
    Spinnaker Coating, a manufacturer of adhesive coated papers and films, announced that the company has become an S Corporation Employee Share Ownership Plan (ESOP), effective February 1, 2012. In the transaction, prior investors sold 100 percent of th…

  • Avery Dennison earns best-ever safety record

    March 7, 2012
    Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials (LPM) has announced that the business’s 2011 worldwide recordable incident rate was 0.46 injuries or illnesses for every 100 employees. “This achievement is a testament of the dedication of our…

  • Schreiner Group founds subsidiary in China

    March 7, 2012
    The Schreiner Group has announced the opening of a new trading company in Shanghai, which will focus on the automotive, electronics and solar industries. According to the company, the subsidiary in China marks an important step in the internationaliz…

  • Xeikon Buys Flexolaser and Thermoflex

    March 7, 2012
    Digital press maker Xeikon has announced that the company has acquired the Flexolaser technology and business from RSD Technik GmbH and Flexolaser GmbH, manufacturers of computer-to-plate (CtP) devices for both flexo and letterpress applications. Xei…

  • RotoMetrics opens new office in Mumbai

    March 7, 2012
    RotoMetrics, a leading rotary die manufacturer, has announced the opening of a new Sales & Liaison office in Mumbai, India. According to Shaun Pullen, RotoMetrics’ regional sales director, the new office reflects the company’s go…

  • Mark Andy distributor expands operations in India

    March 2, 2012
    Flexo Image Graphics' new facility offers excellent transport links, easy accessibility and more modern, up-to-date office space.

  • 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.