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  • 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.

  • 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…