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  • 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 www.dionlabel.com. 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…

  • Printed Electronics show expects 800+ attendees

    November 18, 2008
    Printed Electronics show expects 800+ attendees The fifth annual Printed Electronics USA conference and exhibition will be held December 2-5 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA, USA. Show organizer IDTechEx says it is anticipating atten…

  • 3 Sigma introduces water-dissolvable stock

    November 18, 2008
    3 Sigma introduces water-dissolvable stock 3 Sigma, a supplier of pressure sensitive and other materials to the label industry, has announced the availability of a new water-dissolvable labelstock. The product consists of a 40-pound supercalendered…

  • Masterpiece Graphix

    November 18, 2008
    Masterpiece Graphix to distribute Polyart Arjobex has announced the formation of a partnership with Masterpiece Graphix of Fenton, MO, USA, to both coat and distribute Polyart, its synthetic paper, for the HP Indigo digital press market. As North A…

  • Avery Dennison names new VP at RFID division

    November 18, 2008
    Avery Dennison names new VP at RFID division Avery Dennison Corporation has announced the appointment of John J. “Jack” Farrell Jr. to the position of vice president and general manager, RFID Division. Farrell will be based in the RFID D…

  • National Label brings Nilpeter MO-4 press to US

    November 18, 2008
    National Label brings Nilpeter MO-4 press to US National Label Company, Lafayette Hill, PA, USA, has acquired the first Nilpeter MO-4 press to be installed in the United States. The sleeve based combination offset press will be used for production o…

  • Dscoop4 to focus

    November 18, 2008
    Dscoop4 to focus on the competitive edge The Digital Solutions Cooperative (Dscoop) has announced that NFL quarterback and broadcaster Joe Theismann will be the keynote speaker at Dscoop4, the organization’s 2009 Annual Conference, taking pla…

  • Kocher+Beck, Tecnocut form partnership

    November 18, 2008
    Kocher+Beck, Tecnocut form partnership Kocher+Beck, a manufacturer of flexible and solid dies and tooling, has formed a partnership with Tecnocut, a supplier of cutting and printing equipment in Spain and Portugal. The cooperation between the two co…

  • Flexo students create school parking permits

    November 18, 2008
    Flexo students create school parking permits Before the first school bell rang this fall in Fort Mill, SC, USA, flexo teacher Jerry Howell and student Scott Forsyth of Fort Mill High School (FMHS) got a head start on the school year by printing the…

  • Steinhauser certified by womens business group

    November 18, 2008
    Steinhauser certified by women’s business group Steinhauser Inc., a commercial and packaging printer based in Newport, KY, USA, has received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Michigan Women’s Business C…

  • LasX Industries forms new company in US

    October 14, 2008
    LasX Industries forms new company in US LasX Industries Inc. has announced the formation of a new company, LaserSharp FlexPak Services LLC. The new company recently commenced operations at a new 18,0000 square foot facility in Vadnais Heights, MN, U…

  • Degrava Systems has Australian distribution

    October 14, 2008
    Degrava Systems has Australian distribution Degrava Systems, Roswell, GA, USA, a manufacturer of desktop digital color label presses, has expanded its reach to a sixth continent with the appointment of Label Power of Australia. Label Power will dist…

  • Gerhardt & Jet Tech

    October 14, 2008
    Gerhardt & Jet Tech announce partnership Gerhardt, a Denmark based manufacturer of cutting tools and associated products, announced a partnership with Australia’s leading supplier of machinery and consumables to the narrow web market, Jet…

  • PRPflexo announces further digital expansion

    October 14, 2008
    PRPflexo announces further digital expansion PRPflexo, Indianapolis, IN, USA, a flexographic print plate manufacturer, has announced further expansion at its facility to include another DuPont Cyrel digital imager. General Manager Chris Green says,…

  • Edale expands with

    October 14, 2008
    Edale expands with new plant in Britain Edale Ltd., a manufacturer of printing and converting equipment in the UK, is moving. Currently based in two industrial units in Romsey, Hampshire, Edale will be moving during 2009 to a custom-built headquar…

  • Kodak names JV its reseller of Flexcel NX

    October 14, 2008
    Kodak names JV its reseller of Flexcel NX JV Imaging Solutions, a distributor of flexographic equipment, has signed on with Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group as an authorized reseller of the integrated Kodak Flexcel NX Digital Flexographic…

  • Harper draws a crowd for sleeve education

    October 14, 2008
    Harper draws a crowd for sleeve education Harper GraphicSolutions, the technical service arm of anilox supplier Harper Corporation of America, recently hosted an educational seminar about anilox sleeve care for its customers, flexo suppliers and OEM…

  • Juliet Midlik elected president of CEMA

    October 14, 2008
    Juliet Midlik elected president of CEMA CEMA, the Converting Equipment Manufacturers Association, has elected Juliet Midlik to be its president for the 2008-2009 term. Midlik, vice president of sales at Prime UV Systems, has spent more than 15 years…

  • DuPont announces

    October 14, 2008
    DuPont announces Cyrel price increases DuPont Packaging Graphics, Wilmington, DE, USA, has announced that it will implement surcharges and price increases of up to 10 percent globally, effective Sept. 15. Specific terms are being addressed regional…

  • ake Image Systems moves into Asia

    October 14, 2008
    ake Image Systems moves into Asia To support growth throughout Asia, Lake Image Systems has opened a sales and service operation in Singapore. Operational in early August, Lake Image Systems Asia provides marketing, sales, service and support for La…

  • Cortegra introduces extended content labels

    October 14, 2008
    Cortegra introduces extended content labels Cortegra, a provider of labels and packaging products for the pharmaceutical and related industries, has introduced extended content labels (ECL) with proprietary designs for information-rich products, mul…

  • Mondi and 3M sign

    October 14, 2008
    Mondi and 3M sign licensing agreement 3M, through its Commercial Graphics Division, has entered into a licensing agreement granting limited rights to 3M patented technology to Mondi, a manufacturer of release liners. The licensed technology enables…

  • AVTs first half revenues are up 113 percent

    October 14, 2008
    AVT’s first half revenues are up 113 percent Advanced Vision Technology (AVT), has announced record revenues for the first half and the second quarter of 2008. The company, which manufactures optical inspection and quality assurance systems fo…

  • Boise introduces sustainable products

    October 14, 2008
    Boise introduces sustainable products Boise Label & Release, Bensenville, IL, USA, has announced the addition of recycled content products and chain of custody certification to its portfolio of release liners and label facestocks. The sustainabi…

  • Graymills appoints new sales representative

    October 14, 2008
    Graymills appoints new sales representative Jacob Flexographic Services, of Califon, NJ, USA, has been appointed the exclusive Graymills Graphic Arts sales representative for New Jersey and parts of New York State, in addition to the territories he…

  • HP names winners in digital label competition

    October 14, 2008
    HP names winners in digital label competition Hewlett Packard announced the winners of the second HP Indigo Digital Label & Packaging Competition at an awards gala held at Labelexpo Americas in September. The competition recognizes customers fro…

  • JV Imaging to distribute MacDermid products

    October 14, 2008
    JV Imaging to distribute MacDermid products JV Imaging Solutions, based in Northborough, MA, USA, has been retained by MacDermid Printing Solutions to distribute MacDermid’s photopolymer plate products and equipment in the US. The arrangement…

  • Six Multi-Plastics plants gain AIB compliance

    October 14, 2008
    Six Multi-Plastics plants gain AIB compliance Multi-Plastics Inc., Lewis Center, OH, USA, has announced that in addition to its Ohio facility, the company’s plants in New Jersey, Georgia, Illinois, California, and Canada have been audited and…

  • Nilpeter to manufacture presses in India

    October 14, 2008
    Nilpeter to manufacture presses in India Nilpeter, a narrow web press manufacturer based in Slagelse, Denmark, has announced that it will begin manufacturing flexo presses in India as part of a joint venture with partner Proteck Machinery. The featu…

  • UPM continues

    October 14, 2008
    UPM continues its restructuring UPM, based in Helsinki, Finland, continues actions to secure its profitability in a business environment of slow growth and rising costs. The paper manufacturing giant announced a major corporate restructuring last w…