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  • An inclination to Port

    November 18, 2008
    An inclination to Port Portugal’s second city, Oporto, is the heart of the Port wine industry. Gone are the days when Port was a vintage luxury consumed by Oxford professors and retired officers in London clubs. Today this export-oriented indu…

  • Labelstock production in Germany

    November 18, 2008
    Labelstock production in Germany Sandwiched uncomfortably between global market leaders and small, highly specialized producers, Herma is a medium sized labelstock manufacturer producing some 700 million square meters of product per year, and sellin…

  • blacksmith – that was the conventional wisdom a couple of decades ago.

    November 18, 2008
    Cheaper chips Electronics will do away with paper, and printers will go the way of the blacksmith – that was the conventional wisdom a couple of decades ago. You have only to look around your shopping mall (or your desk) to realize it hasn&rsq…

  • A roll call of prestigious brands

    November 18, 2008
    A roll call of prestigious brands While Ukraine is welcoming Western apparel, Russia and other Eastern European countries continue to see an influx of factories making fast-moving consumer goods, and not just in the major population centers. This ye…

  • Eastern underwear

    November 18, 2008
    Eastern underwear The British clothing retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S), affectionately known as Marks & Sparks, is a pioneer in using RFID labels to move stock more easily through its supply chain. (A few years ago M&S caused constern…

  • Shall they beat

    November 18, 2008
    Shall they beat their liner into decking? Major labelstock manufacturers meanwhile have all seen the writing on the wall, and have no wish to be found wanting. UPM Raflatac must surely get high marks for its RafCycle and ProFi initiatives (as repo…

  • What is packaging?

    November 18, 2008
    The European Union’s latest Directive on Packaging and Packaging Waste imposes penalties on converters and end users who fail to reduce or recycle their packaging. However, not everyone agrees on what constitutes packaging, and in particular wh…

  • WATER INK TECHNOLOGIES, Lincolnton, NC, USA The company has announced the addition of Marc Pittier

    November 18, 2008
    WATER INK TECHNOLOGIES, Lincolnton, NC, USA – The company has announced the addition of Marc Pittier to its West Coast technical sales staff. He is responsi…

  • NDC INFRARED ENGINEERING, Irwindale, CA, USA – NDC Infrared Engineering has appointed Robert Szepvolgyi

    November 18, 2008
    NDC INFRARED ENGINEERING, Irwindale, CA, USA – NDC Infrared Engineering has appointed Robert Szepvolgyi as the director of customer care, Asia. Based in Singapore, he is responsible for all customer care activities in both the Asian and Japanes…

  • MULLER MARTINI, Hauppauge, NY, USA – Muller Martini

    November 18, 2008
    MULLER MARTINI, Hauppauge, NY, USA – Muller Martini has announced that it has expanded the sales management responsibilities of Frank J. Donnelly. He has assumed sales management for the states of Maine, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and…

  • FUSION UV SYSTEMS, Gaithersburg, MD, USA – Fusion UV Systems has announced the appointment of P.K.

    November 18, 2008
    FUSION UV SYSTEMS, Gaithersburg, MD, USA – Fusion UV Systems has announced the appointment of P.K. Swain as chief technology officer and VP of technology.…

  • ESKO ARTWORK, Gent, Belgium – Mark Quinlan

    November 18, 2008
    ESKO ARTWORK, Gent, Belgium – Mark Quinlan has been appointed president of EskoArtwork North America.…

  • APEX GROUP OF COMPANIES, Hapert, Netherlands – Apex has appointed Dercilio Oliveira

    November 18, 2008
    APEX GROUP OF COMPANIES, Hapert, Netherlands – Apex has appointed Dercilio Oliveira as sales area manager for Apex Latin America.…

  • ACPO LTD., Oak Harbor, OH, USA The company has announced the addition of Nathan Storfer-Isser

    November 18, 2008
    ACPO LTD., Oak Harbor, OH, USA – The company has announced the addition of Nathan Storfer-Isser to its staff as technical director.…

  • ACCRAPLY, Plymouth, MN, USA – Accraply has announced the promotion of Rob Leonard

    November 18, 2008
    ACCRAPLY, Plymouth, MN, USA – Accraply has announced the promotion of Rob Leonard to the new position of executive vice president.…

  • Primera

    November 18, 2008
    Primera Technology has introduced its LX200 label printer. The LX200 utilizes the latest in monochrome high-speed inkjet printing technology. With 1200 dpi print resolution, the printer has almost six times as many dots per inch as most thermal trans…

  • NimCor

    November 18, 2008
    NimCor has introduced the Ajusta-Bow. The apex of an Ajusta-Bow bowed roll  can be adjusted while in use to optimize web handling and performance. The Ajusta-Bow improves web control by evenly distributing lateral tension across the web, aiding…

  • Mark Andy

    November 18, 2008
    Mark Andy introduces the XP5000 featuring shaftless design. The company says the XP5000 delivers productivity with unmatched drying capabilities and a design built for around-the-clock operation. Advanced closed loop auto-registration and tension con…

  • CTC International

    November 18, 2008
    CTC International introduces its Model VTR “Value” Turret Rewinder for non-stop winding of label and tag stock. The machine is designed to wind rolls up to 10" diameter on core sizes ranging from 1" to 3" I.D. This turret c…

  • CAC

    November 18, 2008
    CAC (Converter Accessory Corporation) adds a new chuck to its line of COR-LOK air and mechanical chucks. The COR-LOK-XE pneumatic chucks feature a tubing (bladderless) design, contoured to match the geometry of the spiraled shaft body. The contoured…

  • MPS sells presses

    November 18, 2008
    MPS sells presses in Minnesota & Mass. MPS, the label and packaging press manufacturer based in The Netherlands, announced two recent sales to label converters in the United States. The Label Group of Meyers Printing Companies, based in Minnea…

  • Armor signs charters on sustainable development

    November 18, 2008
    Armor signs charters on sustainable development Armor, a manufacturer of thermal transfer printing ribbons, has furthered its commitment to sustainable practices by signing the UN Global Compact and the International Council of Chemical Associations…

  • Torraspapel mill obtains EMAS certification

    November 18, 2008
    Torraspapel mill obtains EMAS certification With the addition of the plant in Almazán, Spain, six of the factories of Torraspapel, part of the Lecta Group, have now successfully completed the audits that accredit their compliance with the str…

  • FMS USA relocates

    November 18, 2008
    FMS USA relocates to a larger facility FMS USA Inc., a manufacturer of web tension and web guiding systems, has moved to a new and larger plant. The company, formerly of Arlington Heights, IL, USA, has relocated to Hoffman Estates, IL. “Beca…

  • Digital labelstock line introduced by MACtac

    November 18, 2008
    Digital labelstock line introduced by MACtac MACtac, a supplier of pressure sensitive substrates based in Stow, OH, USA, has introduced the INDIE line of labelstocks engineered for HP Indigo presses. “Studies show that approximately 35 percen…

  • Tamper-evident film now available in larger size

    November 18, 2008
    Tamper-evident film now available in larger size Hutchison Miller Sales has introduced a larger format version of its popular Clarifoil Integuard tamper-evident film, which is now available in 6,500 foot rolls with an OD of up to 19”. The acet…

  • Degrava donates digital printer to Cal Poly

    November 18, 2008
    Degrava donates digital printer to Cal Poly California Polytechnic State University’s graphic communications department now has a DP 8500 narrow web digital color printer, donated by its manufacturer, Degrava Systems, Roswell, GA, USA. Cal Pol…

  • 3 Sigma introduces water-dissolvable stock

    November 18, 2008
    3 Sigma introduces water-dissolvable stock 3 Sigma, a supplier of pressure sensitive and other materials to the label industry, has announced the availability of a new water-dissolvable labelstock. The product consists of a 40-pound supercalendered…

  • Masterpiece Graphix

    November 18, 2008
    Masterpiece Graphix to distribute Polyart Arjobex has announced the formation of a partnership with Masterpiece Graphix of Fenton, MO, USA, to both coat and distribute Polyart, its synthetic paper, for the HP Indigo digital press market. As North A…

  • Avery Dennison names new VP at RFID division

    November 18, 2008
    Avery Dennison names new VP at RFID division Avery Dennison Corporation has announced the appointment of John J. “Jack” Farrell Jr. to the position of vice president and general manager, RFID Division. Farrell will be based in the RFID D…

  • National Label brings Nilpeter MO-4 press to US

    November 18, 2008
    National Label brings Nilpeter MO-4 press to US National Label Company, Lafayette Hill, PA, USA, has acquired the first Nilpeter MO-4 press to be installed in the United States. The sleeve based combination offset press will be used for production o…

  • Kocher+Beck, Tecnocut form partnership

    November 18, 2008
    Kocher+Beck, Tecnocut form partnership Kocher+Beck, a manufacturer of flexible and solid dies and tooling, has formed a partnership with Tecnocut, a supplier of cutting and printing equipment in Spain and Portugal. The cooperation between the two co…

  • Flexo students create school parking permits

    November 18, 2008
    Flexo students create school parking permits Before the first school bell rang this fall in Fort Mill, SC, USA, flexo teacher Jerry Howell and student Scott Forsyth of Fort Mill High School (FMHS) got a head start on the school year by printing the…

  • Steinhauser certified by women’s business group

    November 18, 2008
    Steinhauser certified by women’s business group Steinhauser Inc., a commercial and packaging printer based in Newport, KY, USA, has received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Michigan Women’s Business C…

  • Philip M. Neal

    November 18, 2008
    The retired chairman and chief executive of Avery Dennison was instrumental in driving the strategic focus of the firm.

  • Denmark to introduce self-adhesive technology to its postage stamps

    November 18, 2008
    Post Danmark will switch from gum-backed stamps to self-adhesive versions in 2009.

  • Primera introduces high-resolution bar code label printer

    November 18, 2008
    1200 dots per inch printing has almost six times the resolution of most thermal transfer bar code printers.

  • UPM to reduce Raflatac’s Europe operations and work force

    November 13, 2008
    The company plans to reduce coating capacity and close two slitting terminals in Europe.

  • Social media blogs

    November 13, 2008
    Social Media. You have probably read about it, but what is it really? Wikipedia's definition is the best I have seen: Social media is really just a set of online tools that help people share and discuss information. Social media is really starting to…

  • Training Within Industry

    November 13, 2008
    You've had what you feel is a successful launch of your Lean initiative. You've held company wide meetings to explain the what, why and how; you've conducted training sessions on Lean, identified what your customers consider to be value; created valu…

  • Business scents

    November 13, 2008
    A selection of products from Brio Fragrance, featuring labels from S&K Label. What do you look for in a label supplier when your manufacturing business often consists of rush orders? Brio…

  • Fight 'Green Fatigue'

    November 13, 2008
    What do sunlight, desalination, ethanol, sustainability, and clean energy have in common? The answer, of course, is great cost. Technically we have the ability to convert sunlight into energy, salt water into fresh water, solid waste and methane gas…

  • Seeing the glass as quarter full

    November 13, 2008
    Let's be blunt: The current financial crisis is a great deal more substantial and impacting than any of us could have conceived of just six months ago. Where we once concerned ourselves with preparing for a looming economic downturn, most of us now f…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    November 13, 2008
    What is packaging?

  • TLMI 2008 Awards

    TLMI 2008 Awards

    November 12, 2008
    For the first time in the 31-year history of the TLMI Label Awards, a digitally printed label has taken the top prize. Label World, of Rochester, NY, USA, has won the Best of Show award in the 2008 Awards Competition sponsored by the Tag & Label…

  • Labelexpo Americas

    Labelexpo Americas '08

    Steve Leibin of Matik, Omet || November 12, 2008
    We continue our roundup of the companies and their products that made Labelexpo 2008 in Chicago the premier North American industry event of the year.

  • Labels in Russia

    Labels in Russia

    John Penhallow || November 12, 2008
    The thirteenth Russian Label exhibition � Etiketka-Labelshow � took place in October. L&NW dispatched its Europe correspondent to Moscow to check the health of the Russian label business.

  • Promotional Labeling

    Promotional Labeling

    Steve Katz || November 12, 2008
    Economic strife has retailers, marketers and converters exploring the impact this diverse niche of products can provide.

  • Digital Finishing

    Digital Finishing

    November 12, 2008
    The manufacturers of digital finishing equipment are enjoying the popularity of today’s digital printing presses.

  • Digital Printing

    Digital Printing

    November 12, 2008
    Its enthusiastic acceptance by converters of all sizes has helped the large player, the smaller suppliers and the hopefuls meet growing demand and introduce more powerful products.