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  • Offset option from Dutch

    July 19, 2007
    As noted in the January/February issue of L&NW, more label and packaging converters are taking an increasing interest in rollfed UV-cured offset. This demand prompted MPS to approach Drent Goebel as an OEM supplier of offset technology for its ne…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    June 28, 2007
    Offset option from Dutch flexo press manufacturer

  • 2007 Mid-Year Economic Report

    2007 Mid-Year Economic Report

    June 28, 2007
    US markets tighten as others feel strength continue

  • Taylor Label gains FSC certification

    June 26, 2007
    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.

  • Dow Corning’s Andrew Jack to receive top industry award

    June 12, 2007
    Andrew Jack, an expert with Dow Corning in the pressure sensitive adhesives market, has been selected to receive the R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award for 2007.

  • Self-adhesive labels set record in Europe

    June 12, 2007
    Self-adhesive label use in Europe has now exceeded five billion square meters (53.8 billion square feet) a year as sales in 2006 soared overall by 7.7 percent, according to Jules Lejeune, managing director of FINAT, the European label association.

  • Web Exclusive: India Label Summit

    Web Exclusive: India Label Summit

    April 26, 2007
    A fast growing label market in a strong domestic economy is pursuing avenues to ease participation in the global marketplace.

  • Release Liners

    Release Liners

    April 26, 2007
    These vital components of the pressure sensitive laminate are steadily evolving in a marketplace that is changing through competition.

  • Wine labelstock

    April 11, 2007
    Wine labelstock Green Bay Packaging Green Bay WI USA The Coated Products Operations of Green Bay Packaging offers a wide range of pressure sensitive wine labelstocks, including the Estate Label and CLASSIC CREST label lines, specifically designed…

  • Adhesive

    April 11, 2007
    Adhesive Technicote Miamisburg OH USA The TM-55 adhesive is Technicote’s latest solution for the pressure sensitive roll label industry. This repositionable acrylic microsphere adhesive is ideal for temporary or multiple repositioning label…

  • Gallus reports sales

    April 11, 2007
    Gallus reports sales rose 37% in 2006 The Gallus Group, based in St. Gallen, Switzerland, a manufacturer of label printing and converting equipment, says that a high share of new products made a disproportionate contribution to its internal growth…

  • Strategy, mission & vision

    March 27, 2007
    There is a famous parable that goes something like this: Every morning on the African plains, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowe…

  • Gallus Group says 2006 sales up 37%

    March 20, 2007
    The Gallus Group, based in St. Gallen, Switzerland, a manufacturer of label printing and converting equipment, says that a high share of new products made a disproportionate contribution to its internal growth in turnover of 19 percent in 2006. Takin…

  • Tailored Solutions

    March 19, 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…

  • Voting under way for Label Industry Global Awards

    March 13, 2007
    The fourth annual Label Industry Global Awards will be presented in September at Labelexpo Europe 2007. Nominations for the four awards have been posted online, and members of the industry are eligible to vote for the nominees today. An explanation o…

  • Russian buying habits boost premium labeling

    January 23, 2007
    Russian buying habits boost premium labeling Russian consumers may like low prices, but premium retailing is on the rise, says IGD, an international food and grocery research organization. Besides helping to boost the country’s emerging label…

  • WESTERN SHIELD LABEL, Gardena, CA, USA — The company has named Thomas Moyer

    January 23, 2007
    WESTERN SHIELD LABEL, Gardena, CA, USA — The company has named Thomas Moyer vice president of sales and marketing. He comes with nearly 15 years of experience in the PS label industry and will drive Western Shield’s growth strategy with e…

  • Commercial Printing Blogs

    January 11, 2007
    The label industry is ultimately about printing ink on a substrate - the same basic premise that has ruled printing for more than 500 years. So we deal with many of the same issues as our commercial printing counterparts, which is why I find it usefu…

  • The new equilibrium

    January 11, 2007
    "Close your eyes when you don't want to see. Stay at home when you don't want to go. Only speak to those who will agree. And close your mind when you don't want to know." Billy Joel might not be Peter Drucker or W. Edwards Deming, but there's n…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    January 11, 2007
    UK roll label converters expect consolidations to rise

  • Narrow Web Offset

    Narrow Web Offset

    Michelle Sartor || January 11, 2007
    Offset offers another printing option for converters and their customers to evaluate. The process differs from flexo, often providing a quality that can be useful in image conscious industries.

  • CCL to acquire ITW's shrink sleeve label business

    January 11, 2007
    CCL Industries Inc. has announced an agreement to acquire the sleeve label business of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW) on a debt free basis for approximately C$105 million in cash. ITW produces shrink-film sleeve labels for the European and North A…

  • GEW strengthens Italian and Swiss UV force

    December 4, 2006
    GEW, a UK based manufacturer of UV curing systems, has announced the appointment of Punto Luce Srl and Celi S.a.s. to support its growing activities in the Italian and Swiss printing markets. Punto Luce manufactures equipment for the production of…

  • Esko reports 11 percent increase in 3rd quarter

    November 8, 2006
    Esko, of Gent, Belgium, a packaging prepress systems producers, reports an increase in net revenues of 11 percent for the third quarter, over that of the same period last year. Eliminating sales from discontinued products to other markets, packaging…

  • Less clamor, more action

    November 1, 2006
    Sustainable packaging, sustainability, corporate responsibility, corporate social responsibility, environmental coalitions, and on and on, ad nauseum. What about "best practices"? What is all of this? Are these mere buzz words? Are these colloquialis…

  • Small-Format Digital Printers

    Small-Format Digital Printers

    November 1, 2006
    These four-color digital presses have a small footprint and offer converters another avenue for very short runs and variable imaging.

  • Leveraging digital label printing

    Leveraging digital label printing

    Peter Renton || November 1, 2006
    The age of personalization is upon us, and product marketers are seeking ways to excite individual customers. The label converter can help.

  • Digital Print

    Digital Print

    November 1, 2006
    Four-color digital inkjet label printers are making a bid to find a home in the narrow web marketplace, as the digital segment shows steady growth among converters and customers.

  • Food Labeling

    Food Labeling

    November 1, 2006
    Competition is fierce and regulations are abundant when it comes to food. Labels offer brand owners a way to catch consumers’ eyes and comply with requirements while providing product information.

  • AB Graphic to increase

    October 19, 2006
    AB Graphic to increase UK manufacturing capacity AB Graphic International of Bridlington, East Yorkshire, has built a factory extension comprising 35,000 square feet. It adjoins two existing sites, which it has occupied for the last 30 years. The n…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    September 25, 2006
    Alliance of Rx packagers and printers gets serious

  • Labelexpo Americas 2006

    Labelexpo Americas 2006

    September 25, 2006
    The show of the year featured evolutionary technologies for converters eager to expand into new markets.

  • Asian Label Markets

    Asian Label Markets

    Leah Genuario || September 25, 2006
    The fastest growing market for labels commands the attention of the rest of the packaging world.

  • Rotary Dies

    Rotary Dies

    September 25, 2006
    Solid and flexible dies each have advantages in certain applications, though flexible dies are gaining ground on the traditionally more popular solid dies.

  • New press makes labels

    September 13, 2006
    New press makes labels for hazardous substances Occasionally this column gets to hear about a PR application story that penetrates its stringent “ho-hum, so what” barrier. The installation of a five-color Mark Andy 2200 UV flexo press…

  • Tailored Solutions

    September 13, 2006
    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…

  • Allen Datagraph moves to new plant in NH

    September 13, 2006
    Allen Datagraph moves to new plant in NH Allen Datagraph Systems Inc. (ADSI) has moved its manufacturing operations to a new plant in Derry, NH, USA. ADSI designs and manufactures precision motion control systems for the label, monument and laborato…

  • Frost, Esko, DuPont, Graphic Solutions win global label awards

    September 12, 2006
    Before 600 applauding industry professionals Monday night, Calvin Frost accepted the R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award for his work as chairman of Channeled Resources Group and for his tireless advocacy for environmental awareness in the in…

  • Exploring the blogosphere

    August 28, 2006
    Welcome to a new column here at Label & Narrow Web. We are going to be exploring something completely different in this column - weblogs, or blogs as they are more commonly called. Many of you have probably heard this term being used, but may not be…

  • Facts and hogwash

    August 28, 2006
    Would it be too presumptuous to ask your indulgence as I scroll through a few environmental news briefs? I believe it will help set the stage for the continuing need for change that will make us a better industry. Remember, these are "Letters from th…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    August 28, 2006
    Skanem on schedule with Asian labeling house

  • Film Label Advancements

    Film Label Advancements

    Michelle Sartor || August 25, 2006
    With a variety of film options, converters are able to meet the challe

  • Strategy aims to reduce electronic waste

    July 18, 2006
    Strategy aims to reduce electronic waste Electronic waste is now a huge and growing problem in our throwaway society. For example, most of the 183 million computers sold globally each year are junked within three years or so. But we also throw away…

  • Servo press

    July 18, 2006
    Servo press Aquaflex Duncansville PA USA Aquaflex introduces the new ELS Servo press specifically designed for the tag and label industry. Value-priced and film capable, the ELS comes in 10" and 13" web widths and has press speeds of up…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    July 17, 2006
    Trade body is upbeat about further label growth

  • Whatever Happened to Mid-Web?

    Whatever Happened to Mid-Web?

    Mac Rosenbaum || July 17, 2006
    A brief look at the short history - and promising future - of an overlooked web format.

  • Allen Datagraph moves to new plant in New Hampshire

    July 11, 2006
    Allen Datagraph Systems Inc. (ADSI) has moved its manufacturing operations to a new plant in Derry, NH, USA. ADSI designs and manufactures precision motion control systems for the label, monument and laboratory testing industries, and for other graph…

  • Calvin Frost wins Label Industry Lifetime Achievement Award

    June 20, 2006
    The judges of the Label Industry Global Awards have unanimously voted to bestow one of the industry's highest honors upon Calvin Frost, chairman of Channeled Resources Group. Frost will receive the R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award at Label…

  • TLMI picks AWA for North American Label Study

    May 23, 2006
    The Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) has commissioned AWA Alexander Watson Associates to research and publish the 2007 edition of the North American Label Study. The study, updated by the association every three years, aims to inform l…

  • Forum unites converters from Europe and India

    May 12, 2006
    Forum unites converters from Europe and India India has a growing consumer-led economy and a strong inflow of foreign capital. Although there are serious problems with India’s infrastructure, both factors have helped to boost the country&rsquo…