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  • SMAG opens a branch in USA

    April 8, 2008
    SMAG, a French manufacturer and distributor of printing and converting equipment for the label and flexible packaging industry, has announced its intention to open a branch office in the United States to handle sales in the US and Canada.

  • Color Management

    Color Management

    April 8, 2008
    Refinements to color management in the digital age

  • The Control Group

    The Control Group

    Jack Kenny || April 7, 2008
    A New Jersey converter has found a profitable niche

  • Online Exclusive: Scammers target label converters

    April 1, 2008
    Scammers, always eager to perpetrate fraud wherever possible, are now going after label converters.

  • TLP again named best Wisconsin workplace

    April 1, 2008
    Milwaukee Magazine and The Management Resource Association have declared Tailored Label Products (TLP) to be one of the “Best Places to Work in Southeastern Wisconsin.”

  • Korean manufacturer taps Stork Prints for RFID printing

    April 1, 2008
    EXAX Inc., a South Korean chemical manufacturer, is set to expand into RFID (radio-frequency identification) label production at its Cheonan plant by investing in a dedicated rotary screen printing line from Stork Prints.

  • FINAT launches a club for young managers

    April 1, 2008
    FINAT, the European label association, has launched a Young Managers’ Club to help prepare the next generation of executives for taking control of their companies.

  • Avery Dennison Acquires DM Label Group

    April 1, 2008
    Avery Dennison has acquired DM Label Group, a manufacturer of woven labels based in Taiwan.

  • Scammers Target Converters

    April 1, 2008
    Label printers beware: Imposters are going after your dollars

  • HGS welcomes new Southeast technical graphics advisor

    March 26, 2008
    Harper GraphicSolutions, the technical service division of global anilox supplier Harper Corporation of America, announces the addition of Paul Teachout to its team as Southeast technical graphics advisor.

  • Signing off with a look back at European trends

    March 25, 2008
    Signing off with a look back at European trends After nine years or so, this is my final Europe column. Wearing my somewhat battered freelance hat, I will still be scribbling selectively on the labeling scene, but it’s now time to be doing oth…

  • Industry boosters flaunt facets of flexo at Drupa

    March 25, 2008
    Industry boosters flaunt facets of flexo at Drupa Normally flexo plays a walk-on part at the Drupa shows. This time an alliance of 19 graphic arts suppliers intend to raise its profile and “change perceptions about using the process in packagi…

  • Followers of the latest trends in industrial inkjet printing will have much

    March 25, 2008
    Followers of the latest trends in industrial inkjet printing will have much to digest at Drupa, the world’s largest druckfest, held again in Düsseldorf (May 29 - June 11). Among the major suppliers of printheads, inks and systems integrato…

  • Wilson Manufacturing

    March 25, 2008
    Wilson Manufacturing Folding Carton Dies Our high-quality, precision-tooled folding carton sets are available as two-die sets that allow you to cut and male/female crease in a single station. Elimination of multi-station registration reduces wasted…

  • RotoMetrics®

    March 25, 2008
    RotoMetrics® Flexible Dies RotoMetrics manufactures several grades of flexible dies, each designed to provide optimum performance and cost effectiveness for your particular die-cutting requirements. With every flexible die order, we draw upon o…

  • XANTE CORPORATION, Mobile, AL, USA – Xanté Corporation announced the appointment of three new regional sales leaders: Chase Baldwin,

    March 25, 2008
    XANTE CORPORATION, Mobile, AL, USA – Xanté Corporation announced the appointment of three new regional sales leaders: Chase Baldwin, Mark Priede…

  • TAILORED SOLUTIONS, Milwaukee, WI, USA – Tailored Solutions has named Peter Adam

    March 25, 2008
    TAILORED SOLUTIONS, Milwaukee, WI, USA – Tailored Solutions has named Peter Adam its exclusive agent in Australia and New Zealand. The company also named Inder S. Mehta to the position of international sales director.…

  • METALFX, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK – MetalFX Technology, a Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation subsidiary, has named Al Johnson

    March 25, 2008
    METALFX, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK – MetalFX Technology, a Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation subsidiary, has named Al Johnson as technical manager – Americas.…

  • MARTIN AUTOMATIC INC., Rockford, IL, USA – Marcus Knott

    March 25, 2008
    MARTIN AUTOMATIC INC., Rockford, IL, USA – Marcus Knott has been named the European sales manager for Martin Automatic Europe GmbH.…

  • LIGHTNING LABELS, Denver, CO, USA – Lightning Labels has hired Bruce Niccum

    March 25, 2008
    LIGHTNING LABELS, Denver, CO, USA – Lightning Labels has hired Bruce Niccum as its production manager. Previously he worked in management positions at ITW Labels, Corporate Express and California Labels.…

  • HARPER CORPORATION OF AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA – Harper GraphicSolution

    March 25, 2008
    HARPER CORPORATION OF AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA – Harper GraphicSolution, the technical service arm of anilox supplier Harper Corporation of America, announced that Bill Malm has joined its team as Midwest/West Coast technical graphics adviso…

  • LINT GROUP, Luxembourg – Jim Mahony

    March 25, 2008
    LINT GROUP, Luxembourg – Jim Mahony has been named president Asia-Pacific and will become a member of Flint Group’s executive management team. The company has also announced the formation of its global Flexographic Products division appoi…

  • CORTEGRA GROUP INC., Fairfield, NJ, USA – Lenore Campites

    March 25, 2008
    CORTEGRA GROUP INC., Fairfield, NJ, USA – Lenore Campites has been hired as a new account executive and will assume responsibilty for accounts in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and South Jersey. Russell Hill has also been hired as a new acco…

  • BST PRO MARK, Elmhurst, IL, USA – Webconvert Ltd. of Toronto

    March 25, 2008
    BST PRO MARK, Elmhurst, IL, USA – Webconvert Ltd. of Toronto has been appointed as BST Pro Mark’s sales representative for the Canadian provinces of Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. Dirk Kroll, president and…

  • AQUAFLEX, Duncansville, PA, USA – Aquaflex has announced that Tom Gray

    March 25, 2008
    QUAFLEX, Duncansville, PA, USA – Aquaflex has announced that Tom Gray has joined the company as a technology and sales consultant.…

  • ADHESIVES RESEARCH INC., Glen Rock, PA, USA – The company has announced the hiring of two new sales representatives: Justin D. Adley

    March 25, 2008
    ADHESIVES RESEARCH INC., Glen Rock, PA, USA – The company has announced the hiring of two new sales representatives: Justin D. Adley in the Southeast US territory and Timothy J. Salzman in the Midwest US territory for the company’s Splici…

  • SIGMA CORPORATION, Troy, OH, USA – Jeff Groza

    March 25, 2008
    SIGMA CORPORATION, Troy, OH, USA – Jeff Groza has been appointed account manager for the northern sections of Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania and will also cover the state of Michigan. Beth Radford is a new customer service representative. Eliz…

  • Slitter

    March 25, 2008
    Slitter Converter Accessory Corporation (CAC) Wind Gap PA USA The ILS ReadyFit, a new slitter from Converter Accessory Corporation (CAC) is designed to be easily and quickly added to any web based converting operation. The system is available in w…

  • Adhesive system

    March 25, 2008
    Adhesive system MACtac Stow OH USA MACtac has released a skin-friendly adhesive coated on a printer-friendly substrate. MACtac’s Ultra-Low Adhesive (ULA) is a hypoallergenic, medical grade pressure sensitive adhesive modeled for sensitive sk…

  • Image inspection

    March 25, 2008
    Image inspection Complete Inspection Systems Indialantic FL USA Complete Inspection Systems, an automated vision systems manufacturer, has launched its newest quality assurance and inspection system, Multicheck. MultiCheck is an all inclusive imag…

  • Digital microscope

    March 25, 2008
    Digital microscope Sibress Brixen Italy With the PIT (Print Inspection Tool), Sibress has developed an easy to use, compact, high quality digital microscope. Due to its compact size, the small instrument can be carried anywhere and needs only a PC…

  • Color management software

    March 25, 2008
    Color management software Kodak Rochester NY USA Kodak has announced that it will launch its ColorFlow software at drupa 2008. The company reports that the new software integrates color control across all devices ­– monitors, scanners, h…

  • System upgrade

    March 25, 2008
    System upgrade Surfscan Technologies Cardiff South Wales UK Surfscan Technologies has upgraded its Checkmate diecut label inspection system. The upgrade is suited to the inspection of matrix stripped diecut labels. Surfscan has now incorporated fo…

  • Display mount

    March 25, 2008
    Display mount Jalema Elkridge MD USA Jalema has developed the new Grip Strip for organizing and displaying documents such as proofs, print samples and general office documents. The Grip Strip can be mounted to any wall with double-sided tape or mo…

  • Nip analysis system

    March 25, 2008
    Nip analysis system Sensor Products Madison NJ USA Sigma-Nip, from Sensor Products, is a new electronic nip analysis system which measures roller profiles and diagnoses roll alignment. Sigma-Nip consists of a chain of sensor elements and Windows b…

  • Measurement gauge

    March 25, 2008
    Measurement gauge Beta LaserMike Dayton OH USA The LaserSpeed 4000-3 non-contact length and speed measurement gauge uses a proven technology called Laser Doppler Velocimetry to accurately measure the length and speed of any moving product or surfa…

  • Diecut system

    March 25, 2008
    Diecut system Spartanics Rolling Meadows IL USA Spartanics has introduced the Smart Laminator-Die Cut System which tightly synchronizes roll lamination and die cutting operations such that the typical causes of stock and laminate production waste…

  • Metalized paper

    March 25, 2008
    Metalized paper Avery Dennison Pasadena CA USA The Fasson Roll North America division of Avery Dennison has added the Fasson MaxFlex Silver DTC to its portfolio of products pre-optimized for use on HP Indigo ws2000 and ws4000 series presses. Fasso…

  • Speed pallet loading and unloading

    March 25, 2008
    Speed pallet loading and unloading Badger Plug Greenville WI USA Double Plug packaging systems from Badger Plug speed pallet loading and unloading of slit rolls as well as effectively protecting rolls during transit or storage. Plugs interlock eac…

  • Innovia NatureFlex films rated ‘CarbonZero’

    March 25, 2008
    Innovia NatureFlex films rated ‘CarbonZero’ Innovia Films has achieved CarbonZero status on its range of NatureFlex coated biodegradable and compostable packaging films through the implementation of carbon-reduction schemes. The designat…

  • Spinnaker announces PSM/Eagle asset buy

    March 25, 2008
    Spinnaker announces PSM/Eagle asset buy Spinnaker Coating LLC, of Troy, OH, USA, has announced the purchase of substantially all of the assets of PSM/Eagle, of Lemont, IL, USA, a contract slitter and distributor of pressure sensitive roll products t…

  • FTA Forum content geared to converters

    March 25, 2008
    FTA Forum content geared to converters Printers and converters who attend the technical sessions at this year’s FTA Annual Forum will find the program content specifically geared to their objectives, say the leaders of the Flexographic Technic…

  • Toray to build film plant this year in France

    March 25, 2008
    Toray to build film plant this year in France Toray Films Europe (TFE), an arm of Toray Industries of Tokyo, Japan, will begin construction this year of a plant for production of Torayfan biaxially oriented polypropylene high-barrier metalized film.…

  • FFTA launches 2008 Regional Workshop tour

    March 25, 2008
    FFTA launches 2008 Regional Workshop tour The Foundation of Flexographic Technical Association (FFTA) began a regional tour of its educational workshops in early March. The first was held March 5 at Arizona State University (ASU), Mesa, AZ, USA, and…

  • Cyrel announces price increases in US, Canada

    March 25, 2008
    Cyrel announces price increases in US, Canada DuPont Packaging Graphics, of Wilmington, DE, USA, has announced a price increase in the US and Canada effective March 1 for all DuPont Cyrel products. The increases range from 3 percent to 8 percent, de…

  • Label Traxx represented in Australia, NZ, SE Asia

    March 25, 2008
    Label Traxx represented in Australia, NZ, SE Asia Tailored Solutions, the producer of Label Traxx print business management software for flexographic narrow web label printers and converters, has named Peter Adam its exclusive agent in Australia and…

  • MicroClean establishes anilox cleaning service

    March 25, 2008
    MicroClean establishes anilox cleaning service Flexo Concepts, which manufactures of MicroClean dry media anilox cleaning systems and TruPoint plastic and composite doctor blades, has announced the launch of its MicroClean Anilox Roll Cleaning Servi…

  • Novum wins award

    March 25, 2008
    Novum wins award from Tools & Production Novum Graphics, the Swiss company set up by Larissa Eitner in 2004, has been named “Fastest Growing Dealer” by Tools & Production (T&P), the US manufacturer of rotary punch units, sli…

  • New Raflatac plant

    March 25, 2008
    New Raflatac plant now fully operational UPM Raflatac’s new special products coating line at the Tampere factory in Finland is now fully operational and delivering self-adhesive label materials to label converters. The design of the new coati…

  • Maxson announces major expansion

    March 25, 2008
    Maxson announces major expansion Maxson Automatic Machinery Company, of Westerly, RI, USA, a manufacturer of sheeters, has announced a multi-million dollar expansion that will include additional office and production facilities for greater capacity…