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  • Release Liners

    Release Liners

    April 8, 2008
    The release liner industry enjoys steady growth, but must address rising

  • Midweb Flexo

    Midweb Flexo

    Jack Kenny || April 8, 2008
    It's a big investment that comes with challenges, but a midweb press can open doors to profitable markets.

  • Proofing Systems

    Proofing Systems

    Steve Katz || April 8, 2008
    With digital now dominant, label converters and their customers have a myriad of choices to help them create an acceptable proof, the result of the prepress process.

  • UPM Raflatac opens $100 million labelstock plant in Illinois

    April 8, 2008
    UPM Raflatac, a global producer of pressure sensitive labelstock, officially opened its newest manufacturing facility in early April: a 220,000 square foot plant in Dixon, IL, USA, about 100 miles west of Chicago.

  • Cortegra moves headquarters to Parsippany, NJ, USA

    April 8, 2008
    Cortegra, a manufacturer of labels and packaging products for the pharmaceutical industry, is moving its headquarters from Fairfield, NJ, USA, to nearby Parsippany.

  • Label Traxx adds HP Indigo parameters to software

    April 8, 2008
    Tailored Solutions Label Traxx print business management software now fully supports HP Indigo presses in label production.

  • Loparex announces price increase

    April 8, 2008
    Citing unprecedented cost pressure for raw materials, energy and transportation, Loparex LLC, Willowbrook, IL, USA, announced this week that it will implement price increases for its entire line of paper, film and polycoated products, effective May 5, 200

  • Bunting acquires Magnet Applications Group

    April 8, 2008
    Bunting Magnetics Company, Newton, KS, USA, has acquired Magnet Applications Group Ltd. (MAGL).

  • 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…

  • GEW and Sadechaf

    March 25, 2008
    GEW and Sadechaf form Benelux alliance GEW (EC) Ltd. has strengthened its presence in the Benelux countries by forming an alliance with Sadechaf UV and IR Technology to sell and service its equipment in the region. The Belgium company is privately…

  • Joint leaflet-label

    March 25, 2008
    Joint leaflet-label venture in India Fix-a-Form International, the UK-based licensor of multi-page leaflet labels, has set up a joint venture in India to become an equal partner with Unick FAF & Printers. It has also funded the installation of…

  • 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 Xant 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…