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  • Mid Atlantic Label

    Mid Atlantic Label

    Steve Katz || July 21, 2008
    It's an exciting time for this award winning Maryland converter.

  • FINAT plans to take the lead as world label association

    July 8, 2008
    FINAT, the Europe based self-adhesive label industry trade association, says it plans “to become the global authority for the sector and will work to encourage national associations to support that development.”

  • FLEXcon’s McDonough wins Lifetime Achievement Award

    June 27, 2008
    Neil McDonough, president of FLEXcon, is the 2008 winner of the R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • Wednesday's webinar to focus on economic challenges to label converters

    June 10, 2008
    A discussion of current economic indicators and how they pose specific challenges to the label industry will be the topic of a webinar sponsored by TLMI and produced by L&NW.

  • Les femmes

    May 20, 2008
    Les femmes Gender correctness is maybe less acute in Europe than in North America, but French label magazine Etiq & Pack took the bull and the cow by the horns with an investigation on women in management positions in the French label industry.…

  • Green monsters

    May 20, 2008
    Green monsters Amorphous but vocal anti-packaging movements exist in many European countries, and nowhere more vocal than in the UK. As a result package and label suppliers as well as retailers are falling over each other in the rush to demonstrate…

  • Auto-RFID

    May 20, 2008
    Auto-RFID With an output of nearly 2,000 vehicles per day, the Ford plant in Cologne, Germany, is one of the biggest in the country, and shipping the finished product to dealers by road, rail or canal is a logistical nightmare. Ford went looking for…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    May 13, 2008
    FINAT: Fighting fit at fifty

  • Paris welcomes FINAT for its 50th anniversary conference

    April 22, 2008
    FINAT will hold its annual conference this year in Paris, France, the site of its first conference 50 years ago.

  • Six keys

    April 8, 2008
    Thomas Boswell, the sports columnist for the Washington Post, has long been one of my favorite writers. His columns and books, which include the wonderfully titled Why Time Begins on Opening Day and How Life Imitates the World Series, utilize profess…

  • Release Liners

    Release Liners

    April 8, 2008
    The release liner industry enjoys steady growth, but must address rising

  • Midweb Flexo

    Midweb Flexo

    Jack Kenny || April 8, 2008
    It's a big investment that comes with challenges, but a midweb press can open doors to profitable markets.

  • Tailored Solutions

    March 25, 2008
    Tailored Solutions Label Traxx™ Software For Flexo Printers Label Traxx™ from Tailored Solutions is the label industry’s most popular narrow web job management software solution. Developed by flexo printers, for flexo printers. La…

  • Label Traxx represented in Australia, NZ, SE Asia

    March 25, 2008
    Label Traxx represented in Australia, NZ, SE Asia Tailored Solutions, the producer of Label Traxx print business management software for flexographic narrow web label printers and converters, has named Peter Adam its exclusive agent in Australia and…

  • CCL forms joint venture with Russian converter

    March 25, 2008
    CCL forms joint venture with Russian converter CCL Industries has entered a joint venture in Russia to create a new label company, CCL-Kontur, to serve Russia and other CIS countries. CCL-Kontur is jointly owned by CCL Label and Ilgar Mamedov, an en…

  • Gallus reports profitable 2007

    March 18, 2008
    The Gallus Group, a manufacturer of narrow web presses and screen printing equipment based in St. Gallen, Switzerland, reports turnover for 2007 at CHF289 million (US$295 million), up CHF6 million from 2006.

  • Static Control

    Static Control

    March 13, 2008
    A moving web will create static electricity under any conditions.

  • Smart Labels

    Smart Labels

    Leah Genuario || March 13, 2008
    Today's smart labels come in many forms and functions, not just RFID.

  • RFID Label Market

    RFID Label Market

    Leah Genuario || March 13, 2008
    A look at the RFID label industry since Wal-Mart's well known mandate.

  • Dion Label Printing

    Dion Label Printing

    Jack Kenny || March 13, 2008
    Market diversity, pursuit of digital printing and a focus on environmental quality are hallmarks of this Massachusetts converter.

  • GIDUE Australia & NZ changes name; new agent in UK

    February 27, 2008
    GIDUE Sales Australia & New Zealand changes its name to Universal Print Partners; appoints Global Print Services Ltd. as its new agent in the UK and Ireland.

  • Label Traxx goes Down Under

    February 6, 2008
    Label Traxx has named Peter Adam its exclusive agent in New Zealand and Australia.

  • Struggles of a small converter; Mark Andy makes

    January 16, 2008
    By Greg Grishchenko During my last visit to Kyiv in 2005 to report about the label industry in Ukraine, I was impressed by the obvious progress playing off the rapid growth of domestic food produce. Since gaining independence in 1991, Ukraine has pu…

  • AVT’s 3Q revenue

    January 16, 2008
    AVT’s 3Q revenue rises 13 percent Advanced Vision Technology, of Hod-Hasharon, Israel, a leading provider of automatic optical inspection and quality assurance systems for the printing and packaging industry, completed the third quarter of 20…

  • Collotype Labels acquired by Multi-Color

    January 16, 2008
    Collotype Labels acquired by Multi-Color Multi-Color Corporation announced Monday the signing of a letter of intent Collotype International Holdings Pty. Ltd., headquartered in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. Collotype is a pressure sensitive…

  • Label Impressions becomes FSC certified

    January 16, 2008
    Label Impressions becomes FSC certified Label Impressions Inc. has become the first flexographic printer in North America to obtain FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification and obtain Carbon Neutral status through Carbonfund.org. Jeff Salisbur…

  • Print Management Systems

    Print Management Systems

    January 15, 2008
    Ever evolving to help printers and converters manage the intricacies of their operations, print management systems continue to improve business and production functions in new and useful ways. Some companies design their own systems, while others employ those designed for label converters. For this feature article we invited six developers of such systems to describe their products and what they offer to the printer.

  • Wine Labeling

    Wine Labeling

    January 15, 2008
    More so than with most products, labels sell wine. Converters work closely with wineries to provide the labels that meet or exceed expectations.

  • CCL forms joint venture in Russia

    January 8, 2008
    CCL Industries has entered a joint venture in Russia to create a new label company.

  • Study: US label shipments to reach $18.3 billion in 2011

    December 17, 2007
    US label shipments are forecast to increase 5.1 percent annually to $18.3 billion in 2011, according to a new report by The Freedonia Group.

  • Two plants are sold

    November 19, 2007
    The Macfarlane Group, one of the UK’s largest suppliers of packaging for consumer products, has sold two “non-strategic” and loss-making operations in California and Mexico to Specialized Packaging Group (SPG) for US$7.73 million in…

  • Pat Technology retains Daco Solutions Ltd.

    November 19, 2007
    Pat Technology retains Daco Solutions Ltd. Pat Technology Systems Inc., of Montreal, Canada, a manufacturer of modular narrow web converting and diecutting equipment, has announced its appointment of Daco Solutions Ltd., of Beverley, England, as its…

  • AVT’s 3Q revenue up 13 percent

    November 13, 2007
    Advanced Vision Technology, of Hod-Hasharon, Israel, a leading provider of automatic optical inspection and quality assurance systems for the printing and packaging industry, completed the third quarter of 2007 with revenue of USD $8.2 million, up 13 perc

  • Narrow Web Europe

    November 2, 2007
    Two plants are sold as Macfarlane gets back to basics

  • Digital Print Update

    Digital Print Update

    November 2, 2007
    Now a strong force in the label converting industry, digital printing is accomplished using several competing processes.

  • Label Impressions becomes FSC certified

    October 30, 2007
    Label Impressions Inc. has become the first flexographic printer in North America to obtain FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification and obtain Carbon Neutral status through Carbonfund.org.

  • Multi-Color announces expansion plan

    October 26, 2007
    Multi-Color Corporation (Nasdaq: LABL) has announced plans to expand its manufacturing operations with the purchase of a 247,000 square foot building in Batavia, OH, USA.

  • Pat Technology retains Daco Solutions

    October 18, 2007
    Pat Technology Systems Inc., of Montreal, Canada, a manufacturer of modular narrow web converting and diecutting equipment, has announced its appointment of Daco Solutions Ltd., of Beverley, England, as its sales and marketing representative for the UK an

  • Labelexpo Europe 2007

    Labelexpo Europe 2007

    October 9, 2007
    Record crowds and a record number of exhibitors made this year's Labelexpo the industry hot spot.

  • Companies to Watch

    Companies to Watch

    October 9, 2007
    Companies to Watch is a special feature of Label & Narrow Web that pays tribute to a select group of converters who are making noteworthy contributions to the health of the industry.

  • AB Graphic International hosts second open house

    October 2, 2007
    Following the success of its 2005 event, AB Graphic International will host a second open house at its USA location in Elgin, IL with participation from key industry partners including HP and Avery Dennison.

  • Labelexpo Europe 2007: Post-show Wrap-up

    October 1, 2007
    An estimated 24,000 professionals from the label industry — converters as well as exhibiting suppliers, packed the five exposition halls of Labelexpo Europe 2007 in late September, which opened Wednesday in Brussels.

  • Labels & The Environment

    Labels & The Environment

    Jack Kenny || September 27, 2007
    Many questions, few answers as an industry explores sustainability

  • Gravure Printing

    Gravure Printing

    Michelle Sartor || September 27, 2007
    This printing process, though not very common in narrow web, offers certain benefits for converters.

  • AVT, Rotoflex, Schreiner, and Dow Corning’s Jack win Global Awards

    September 27, 2007
    The first evening of Labelexpo saw the emergence of the 2007 winners of the Label Industry Global Awards, presented annually at Lablexpo.

  • Record attendance expected for Labelexpo Europe

    September 26, 2007
    More than 24,000 label industry professionals are expected to pack the five exposition halls for Labelexpo Europe 2007, which opened Wednesday in Brussels, Belgium.

  • Tailored Solutions

    September 17, 2007
    Tailored Solutions Label Traxx™ Software For Flexo Printers Label Traxx™ from Tailored Solutions is the label industry’s most popular narrow web job management software solution. Developed by flexo printers, for flexo printers. La…

  • Taylor Label gains

    September 17, 2007
    Taylor Label gains FSC certification Taylor Label, a manufacturer of stock, bar coded and printed labels, has recently earned Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification and is the first label producer in North America to do so. As the winner of…

  • TLMI packs a crowd for Tech 007 conference

    TLMI packs a crowd for Tech 007 conference

    September 10, 2007
    With a solid reputation for producing informative and educational technical conferences, the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute drew yet another record attendance to its latest, Tech 007, held in early September in Chicago's Fairmont Hotel. Them…

  • Beverage Labeling

    Beverage Labeling

    Michelle Sartor || August 31, 2007
    A fast changing market, beverage labeling presents challenges in design, production and marketing.