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  • Eco-friendly Baler

    March 8, 2012
    Precision AirConvey Corp. has intro- duced the EcoPAC Baler, which features a proprietary, rotary design that automatically densifies waste into a bagged, palletized cube for easy waste removal via lift truck and ef- ficient transport for recycling w…

  • Translucent Labelstock

    March 8, 2012
    UPM Raflatac has announced the launch of its new Translucent DM labelstock for the Americas market. Translucent DM cinches mailers closed and enhances the visual presentation of direct mail pieces by showcasing their imagery and sales messaging. By u…

  • Digital Synthetic Stocks

    March 8, 2012
    Masterpiece Graphix has released a new lineup of synthetic stocks for digital presses, which are compatible with HP Indigo, Xerox iGen, Kodak Nexpress, Canon ImagePRESS, Konica Minolta Bizhub and others. Masterpiece Revolution Digital Sheets are a ne…

  • Removable Adhesive

    March 8, 2012
    MACtac has introduced two new adhesives to its removable label product offerings: MR840 and MR860. These adhesives feature consistent product performance and long-term removability. The MR840 is designed as an ultra-removable, acrylic emulsion adhesi…

  • Hot Stamping, Cold Foil Transfer Guide

    March 8, 2012
    Stamping foil manufacturer Kurz has published a comprehensive guide to hot stamping and cold foil transfer finishing technologies. Titled Hot Stamping and Cold Foil Transfer – A Comprehensive Guide for the Graphics Industry, the book is intende…

  • Management Software

    March 8, 2012
    Cerm has introduced Web4Labels software, an all-in-one, digital storefront for online quoting and management of assets. Features include: requests for quotes and pricing, a user-friendly ordering portal, and the ability to upload artwork. Web4Labels…

  • Splice Detector

    March 8, 2012
    Maxson Automatic Machinery Company offers a feature on its precision sheeters that insures the skids of sheeted stock delivered to the printing press are free of splices that could smash blankets and cause press downtime. A capacitance-type splice de…

  • Doctor Machine

    Doctor Machine

    March 8, 2012
    Accraply has introduced the DM6 doctor machine, which is ideally suited for the narrow-web shrink sleeve and wraparound label markets.The DM6 has the capability to run web widths as narrow as 15 mm and 0.05 PLI.The DM6 can be equipped to accommoda…

  • Digital Plates

    March 8, 2012
    Following the launch of the nyloflex FAM Digital printing plate into the North 68 Label & Narrow Web American market, Flint Group Flexographic Products has made available the medium hard plate on a worldwide scale.The digital photo-polymer printi…

  • Converting System

    March 8, 2012
    Delta Industrial Services has introduced a high capacity 18-24" converting system.The Delta Crusader converting system is a practical extension of the Delta Mod-Tech line of converting systems and is designed to provide a fuller modular platform…

  • Online networking is a new concept for me. Help!

    Christy Correll || March 8, 2012
    While nothing beats getting to know people face-to-face when it comes to building strong, enduring business relationships, the Internet offers wonderful opportunities for expanding and maintaining your professional network. Take LinkedIn, for example…

  • Networking

    James Lowry || March 8, 2012
    Networking is essential for anyone interested in generating new business. Salespeople are constantly building rapport with their customers and expanding their network of contacts. Let’s review some of the keys to networking successfully: Show…

  • Changing habits

    Calvin Frost || March 8, 2012
    I got a little flak from my last column on carbon footprint, particularly from my friend CD. He is relentless in his conviction that global warming is a claim and nothing else. He peppers me with very compelling arguments that refute claims that clim…

  • Gemba walks

    Tom Southworth || March 8, 2012
    Let me start off by asking you a question. Have you heard of the word gemba before and, if you have, what does gemba mean to you?  Gemba is a Japanese word that means the real or actual place. Walking the gemba, the real or actual place, is a k…

  • Fire sale in Germany, Renaissance in Italy

    John Penhallow || March 8, 2012
    The Manroland saga continues to make headlines in the European press. The German press manufacturer, until recently a world leader, filed for bankruptcy in late 2011. Its three production plants, all in Germany, have been offered for sale separately,…

  • Nutraceuticals Labeling

    Nutraceuticals Labeling

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || March 8, 2012
    The nutraceuticals market – loosely defined as products intended to improve health – is garnering a lot of attention.

  • Flexo Presses

    Flexo Presses

    Steve Katz, Editor || March 8, 2012
    Considered the backbone of the industry, flexo presses continue to evolve in order to keep pace with a printer’s wants and needs.

  • Flexo Prepress Technology

    Flexo Prepress Technology

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || March 8, 2012
    Prepress technology can make or break image quality for a converter. Here's how manufacturers have kept pace with broad changes in flexo presses, met customer requirements and kept it eco-friendly.

  • Labeltronix

    Labeltronix

    Jack Kenny || March 8, 2012
    A growing California converter takes digital – and flexo – in a new direction.

  • Dscoop7 partners set to reveal new products

    March 7, 2012
    Dscoop will host more than 90 Partners at Dscoop7, its seventh annual conference, taking place March 22-24, 2012 in Washington, D.C. With drupa taking place six weeks after Dscoop7, HP Graphic Arts customers will be able to preview many new product r…

  • In-Mold Update

    In-Mold Update

    March 7, 2012
    Brian Graham is a patient man.  The president and founder of in mold labeling (IML) automation integrator idesign IML has advocated the advantages of IML for almost 20 years to a North American molding industry that remains slow in adopting the…

  • IST METZ officially launches the MBS-6

    IST METZ officially launches the MBS-6

    March 7, 2012
    In January, UV curing specialist IST METZ hosted a select group of journalists and converters to announce the official launch of the new MBS-6 UV curing system. The event included detailed presentations about the MBS-6 from IST executives and engi…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Manifest Destiny

    Steve Katz, Editor || March 7, 2012
    My favorite school subject was always history. Mr. Feldstein, my 7th grade teacher, was particularly good, and his lesson on how the United States expanded west of the Mississippi will be one that I’ll never forget. He really hammered home the…

  • Rotocontrol acquires LeoMat

    Rotocontrol acquires LeoMat

    March 7, 2012
    The company also announces the appointment of Peer Gronkowsky as operations manager.

  • MCS releases direct mail survey results

    March 7, 2012
    The survey shows that declining margins and revenues top the list of concerns as they also did in 2007, but postal change concerns now follow close behind.

  • ‘Executing Leadership’ with TLMI

    March 6, 2012
    The 2012 TLMI Converter Meeting is in full swing in Phoenix.

  • UPM Raflatac introduces new VIP film

    March 6, 2012
    Polyjet WFPP combines the visual aesthetics and performance of a prime film product with the printing versatility of a VIP labelstock.

  • New Schawk partnership simplifies quality control

    March 2, 2012
    MeasureColor, the Color Management Group (CMG) and Schawk, Inc. now offer print providers a simplified way to collect and deliver print and color metrics.

  • Harper Corporation to talk flexo in Mexico

    March 2, 2012
    Alexander James, director of Harper GraphicSolutions, will give a technical presentation on April 18 at the Label Summit in Guadalajara.

  • Pamarco purchases new laser system

    March 2, 2012
    The system, capable of engraving 35 to 1,500 lines per inch, is being installed in the La Palma, CA, USA plant.

  • 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.

  • SPC releases report on recycled fiber in packaging

    March 2, 2012
    The report was completed in collaboration with packaging designers and engineers, as well as pulp and paper mill operations.

  • Label Release Liner Industry Seminar 2012

    March 2, 2012
    The Label Release Liner Industry Seminar 2012 will be held at the Hyatt Rosemont Hotel in Chicago, IL, USA.…

  • Esko partners with X-Rite/Pantone

    March 1, 2012
    The companies will show at this year’s drupa a color management workflow that encompasses the entire packaging supply chain and “ensures first-time-every-time color integrity.”

  • Heidelberg to launch products under new name

    February 29, 2012
    The company will launch its range of digital and print products under the name Heidelberg Linoprint.

  • 2013 ICE USA expands to meet demand

    February 29, 2012
    Show organizer Mack Brooks Exhibitions has increased the show floor size by 15,000 square feet to accommodate new companies and larger booth sizes.