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  • Industry People

    April 16, 2015
    1 2 3 4 5 Agfa Graphics – Elmwood Park, NJ, USA – Agfa Graphics has appointed Tim Dean to packaging specialist for the Midwest region of the United States. Brookfield Engineering  – Middleboro, MA, U…

  • MPS hosting Open House in Wisconsin

    April 16, 2015
    Dutch press manufacturer MPS, who has announced it will start assembling presses in the US, will host an Open House on April 28 in Hobart (Green Bay), WI, USA, at the headquarters of EMT International. EMT and MPS have formed a strategic partnership…

  • ‘ABC’s of IML’ now in its 26th year

    April 16, 2015
     The “ABC’s of IML: A Basic Course,” will be presented Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at the DoubleTree Hotel & Conference Center in Chicago North Shore, Skokie, IL, USA. The course is now in its 26th year and has been offered annu…

  • Luminite Products acquires European patent for Load-N-Lok

    April 16, 2015
    Luminite Products Corporation, a Bradford, PA-based supplier of digital direct, laser engraved, sleeve and covered cylinders to the flexographic printing industry, has announced the acquisition of the European patent for its “air sleeve”…

  • Univacco expanding service to Nordic region

    April 16, 2015
    As part of its expansion in the European market, Univacco Holland is extending its coverage to Nordic countries such as Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway. The company is now servicing its flexo cold foils, offset cold foils, hot stamping foils, hol…

  • CS Labels speeds up production with Xeikon Cheetah

    April 16, 2015
    UK-based CS Labels has announced the arrival of a brand new digital label press, the Xeikon Cheetah, which was installed in March. CS Labels has been selected by Xeikon as one of the UK pilot sites for this new technology. CS Labels is Europe’…

  • Fujifilm adds to ‘inkjet insights’ website

    April 16, 2015
    Fujifilm North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division is now providing industry relevant information on inkjet printing solutions in its fully featured “inkjet insights” website. This includes news, technology and upcoming eve…

  • Nilpeter shows value of servo-driven flexo press at GOA 2015

    April 16, 2015
    For the third time, Nilpeter exhibited at the Graphics of the Americas (GOA) trade show in Miami, FL, February 26-28. The global press manufacturer exhibited the narrow web servo flexo press, FB-3300S, demonstrating maximum efficiency and low product…

  • I.D. Images to receive fifth NEO success award

    April 16, 2015
    I.D. Images, a pressure sensitive label converter based in Brunswick, OH, USA, has been chosen as a 2015 NEO Success Awards winner. Established in 1995 as a way to showcase the success of business in the region, the NEO Success Awards program annual…

  • Harper Corp. gears up for five 2015 Roadshow events

    April 16, 2015
    Global anilox roll supplier Harper Corporation of America will once again be touring the country as it shares the latest information and technology from the flexographic industry during its 2015 Harper Roadshow. Harper’s flexographic printing e…

  • Avery Dennison to present findings of PP film toughness study

    April 16, 2015
    Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials has announced that Arzu Hayirlioglu Topuzlu, technology leadership associate, presented a paper titled, “Toughness Study of Center Cracked Polypropylene Films with Temperature Effect,” at the 2…

  • Research and Markets releases 2015 label industry report

    April 16, 2015
    Research and Markets has announced the release of its “Global Label Printers Industry Report 2015” report, an in-depth study on the current state of the label printing industry. The report provides a basic overview of the industry, inclu…

  • Afinia Label adds Paragon to resellers network

    April 16, 2015
    Narrow Web digital label printer manufacturer Afinia Label announced that it has completed a reseller’s agreement with Paragon Data Systems of Cleveland, OH, USA. Paragon Data Systems will be selling the Afinia Label L801 and Epson label printe…

  • Label Traxx launches digital prepress tool at DscoopX

    April 16, 2015
    Label Traxx introduced several new features for digital label printers at DcoopX. The event, which took place March 5-7 in Washington DC, is the annual HP Indigo users group meeting, conference and exhibition. At DscoopX, Label Traxx unveiled an enha…

  • JT Prepress Express invests in digital platemaking

    April 16, 2015
    JT Prepress Express, located in Costa  Mesa, CA, USA, has invested in digital technology to supplement its platemaking efforts. It has made the transition with the help of CT Graphics Arts. Owner Joe Cantarella opened the company 15 years ago,…

  • Durst hosting Open House in Italy

    April 16, 2015
    Once again, Durst is hosting “Durst Digital Days” – a three-day international open house for customers, news media, and other interested parties in the professional printing industry.  This year’s event is set for April 1…

  • Tau 330 now handling jumbo rolls

    April 16, 2015
     Inkjet label press manufacturer Durst is now offering a high-productivity, industrial-scale, “jumbo roll” unwind/rewind option for its Tau 330 UV inkjet digital label press. Durst’s fully automated, servo-driven, external &ld…

  • AWA announces annual release liner market update

    April 16, 2015
    Release liner is unquestionably a key enabler for applying labels and tapes, protecting the seals on envelopes, hygiene and consumer wound care products, as well as a variety of industrial uses. It is also the subject of considerable focus today in r…

  • Consolidated Label offering textured finishes on shrink sleeves

    April 16, 2015
    Consolidated Label Company has added special effects to custom shrink sleeve labels, allowing customers to incorporate texture into their designs. To do this, a Rotary Screen Integration (RSI) unit from SPGPrints was chosen for its diverse printing o…

  • Esko acquires MediaBeacon

    April 16, 2015
    Esko has announced its acquisition of MediaBeacon, a leader in Digital Asset Management (DAM) software products. MediaBeacon is based in Minneapolis, MN, USA, and brings an award-winning suite of DAM tools to market through direct distribution and st…

  • Acucote launches customized line of tamper-evident labelstock

    April 16, 2015
    Acucote has extended its line of tangible, voiding and tamper-evident products to include complete customization. Options for tamper-evident labelstocks have typically included the standard silver and white facestocks with the term “VOID”…

  • MPS to assemble presses in the US

    April 16, 2015
    Companies in North America investing in MPS presses will now have the added benefit of having their presses assembled in the United States. MPS Systems North America Inc. and EMT International in Green Bay, WI, USA, have partnered for assembling MPS…

  • UPM Raflatac names first Label Life Award winner

    April 16, 2015
    Ricoh Industrie France has been announced as the winner of the inaugural UPM Raflatac Label Life Awards competition. The award recognizes strong performance in responsibility and awards a specific sustainability initiative. More than 70 of UPM Raflat…

  • Introducing Algro Sol from Sappi

    April 16, 2015
    Sappi, headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, a manufacturer of coated fine paper, has invested more than 60 million euro in the conversion of Paper Machine 2 (PM2) at its Alfeld mill to ensure an increased supply of speciality papers and to meet high q…

  • Domino to be acquired by Brother Industries

    April 16, 2015
    Brother Industries Ltd. has agreed to buy Domino Printing Sciences for 1.03 billion pounds ($1.6 billion) in cash to expand in labels and packaging as the home and office printing market declines. Shareholders of Cambridge, UK-based Domino will recei…

  • Heidelberg hosts first Gallus Digital Label Forum 

    April 16, 2015
    Gallus recently hosted visitors to the the research and development center of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen in Wiesloch-Walldorf, Germany, for the first Gallus Digital Label Forum. Highlighting the event was a live demonstration of the DCS 340, the new…

  • Aztech chooses Flexo Concepts’ trupoint orange doctor blades

    April 16, 2015
    Flexo Concepts has announced that Aztech Converting Systems of Tempe, AZ, USA, is now shipping all of its Diemaster Series Rotary Diecutter flexo stations with the TruPoint Orange doctor blade. The converting equipment manufacturer selected TruPoint…

  • AWT adds onserting capability, grabs Star of Excellence Awards

    April 16, 2015
    AWT Labels & Packaging, a label and packaging manufacturer with headquarters  in Minneapolis, MN, USA, has installed a Longford OS700X triple motor surge feeder. The onserter will allow AWT to make extended content labels in a variety of siz…

  • Graphic Labels goes digital with JFlex 870 retrofit

    April 16, 2015
    Graphic Labels, a label manufacturer in Orlando, FL, USA, sought advanced digital label printing, because many of its customers demanded short run orders with fast turnaround. The company’s three flexo presses require a lot of prep time –…

  • Anderson & Vreeland announces CTP white paper

    April 16, 2015
    Anderson & Vreeland has produced a white paper titled “The State of Computer-to-Plate Technologies for Flexography.” “CTP can reduce make-ready and waste, reducing raw material, labor and resources to create the same job vs. fi…

  • Omet sells 600th press

    April 16, 2015
    Omet has announced the sale of its 600th printing press for labels and packaging. The company has increased its annual turnover by 10% since 2009, and with this latest sale, Omet has reached sales totaling 85 million euro. This global milestone marks…

  • Avery Dennison announces Removables range

    April 16, 2015
    Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials has introduced its Select Solutions Removables Portfolio in North America. The portfolio features a variety of paper and film facestocks matched with nine adhesives. This collection of 35 removable label c…

  • Bizerba USA purchases MPS EF flexo press

    April 16, 2015
    MPS Systems North America Inc. (MPS) announced it has sold an EF flexo press to Bizerba Label Solutions, located in Joppa, MD, USA. According to John Gomeau, president of Bizerba Label Solutions, the deciding factors for purchasing the MPS EF press…

  • UPM Raflatac launches resealable portfolio

    April 16, 2015
    UPM Raflatac has announced the launch of a new resealable portfolio designed to provide long-lasting open-closure functionality for a range of applications in the Americas. Featuring RR05 and RR10, two of the company’s newest removable adhesive…

  • WS Packaging Group names new CEO

    April 16, 2015
    WS Packaging Group has appointed Charlie Eitel to CEO, effective April 1, 2015. Eitel joins the company in an operating role after having served on its Board of Directors since May 2014. Over the course of his career, Eitel has held leadership positi…

  • Expanding Inland Label rebrands

    April 16, 2015
    Inland Label is now known as Inland. The name is part of a strategic rebrand in connection with the company’s growth and expansion into new markets. By dropping “Label” from its name, the La Crosse, WI-based company is positioning i…

  • Decade

    Steve Katz || April 16, 2015
    Ten years makes for an interesting span of time. It’s not so long ago that it’s a distant memory, yet though I remember it well, I don’t quite recall it like it was yesterday. So much has changed for me in ten years. In 2005, I was…

  • Micro-size your marketing efforts

    Mark Lusky || April 16, 2015
    Noted author and blogger Seth Godin recently blogged about the rise of micro production and marketing leading to the fall of mass production and mass media marketing. The days of creating mass quantities of stuff, then marketing it to the masses thro…

  • Labeling Three Olives

    April 16, 2015
    Flavored liquors have been instrumental to distilleries and importers. According to Euromonitor International, these products constituted 26% of all volume sales in the US from 2007 to 2012. When Three Olives cherry and grape vodkas developed a foll…

  • Selling your business starts with a rock solid valuation

    Rock LaManna || April 16, 2015
    How much is your business worth? If you’re selling your company, it’s a question you’ll want to ask long before it’s time to hang out the FOR SALE sign. A business valuation will provide the answer, provided you’re an ow…

  • What does BPA-free mean?

    Jack Kenny || April 16, 2015
    Research on a consumer labeling program has a peculiar result.

  • Trust me

    Calvin Frost || April 16, 2015
    I love this: “All statements are true in some sense, false in some sense, meaningless in some sense, true and false in some sense, true and meaningless in some sense, false and meaningless in some sense and true and false and meaningless in som…

  • More beer labels now say ‘Skål’

    April 16, 2015
    It has been unkindly remarked that every edition of Narrow Web Europe reports on some aspect of beer, wine or spirits labels. This has nothing to do with your correspondent’s drinking habits but simply reflects the importance of this sector of…

  • Converting heats up at ICE USA 2015

    Converting heats up at ICE USA 2015

    Steve Katz || April 16, 2015
    Nearly 5,000 converting professionals came to Orlando for the biennial show.

  • Digital on display at Xeikon Cafe

    Digital on display at Xeikon Cafe

    Greg Hrinya || April 16, 2015
    Education and machinery demonstrations were highlights of the digital press manufacturer's annual event.

  • Beauty and Personal Care Labels

    Beauty and Personal Care Labels

    Greg Hrinya || April 16, 2015
    Capturing attention at the shelf remains a key market driver.

  • Flexible Packaging Materials

    Flexible Packaging Materials

    April 16, 2015
    Narrow web converters can use products optimized for their presses to enter a fast-growing sector of the packaging industry.

  • Narrow Web Profile: Tadbik NJ

    Narrow Web Profile: Tadbik NJ

    Steve Katz || April 16, 2015
    Now identifying with its parent company, the converter is entering new markets and its next phase of growth.

  • Flexo Presses

    Flexo Presses

    Greg Hrinya || April 16, 2015
    Improvements in speed, automation and versatility drive flexo press evolution.

  • Nazdar releases dual cure narrow web ink

    April 15, 2015
    The 6800 Series' photoinitiator package functions with all major LED and Hg vapor UV lamp suppliers to the narrow web market.