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  • IMDA’s In-mold seminar set for May

    January 26, 2015
    The “ABC’s of IML: A Basic Course” will be presented on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at the DoubleTree Hotel & Conference Center in Chicago North Shore, Skokie, IL, USA. Presented by the In-mold Decorating Association (IMDA), the event…

  • Steve Schulte appointed to TLMI Board of Directors

    January 26, 2015
    Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) has announced that Steve Schulte, vice president, sales & marketing for Mark Andy, has been appointed to the association’s Board of Directors. The TLMI Board of Directors is comprised of nine con…

  • acpo receives LIFE certification

    January 26, 2015
    The Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) has granted acpo, a self-wound overlaminates manufacturer, LIFE certification. Project LIFE (Label Initiative for the Environment) provides auditable metrics focusing on the reduction of a company&rsqu…

  • Industry People

    January 26, 2015
    Anderson & Vreeland – Bryan, OH, USA – Anderson & Vreeland has announced that Sean Sawa (1) will supervise sales and customer support in Canada as the new director of Canadian sa…

  • FLXON streamlines customer service program

    January 26, 2015
    FLXON, a supplier of a variety of products to the North American flexographic and rotogravure printing, coating, laminating and converting markets, has announced the creation of its new Customer Priority Service at the company’s operational hea…

  • iSys Label partners with UniNet

    January 26, 2015
    Canadian developer and manufacturer iSys Label has announced a partnership with UniNet as OEM of its label printing technology. The agreement went into effect on September 1 and authorizes UniNet to distribute the line of printers throughout its glob…

  • McDowell Label receives 16 TLMI Awards for Printing Excellence

    January 26, 2015
    McDowell Label was the recipient of 16 TLMI Awards on October 14 in Dana Point, CA, USA. The supplier of shrink sleeves, decorative labels and flexible packaging captured 11 first-place awards and five second-place awards. The Tag and Label Manufact…

  • installs SensoTec automatic registration

    January 26, 2015
    Gallas Label & Decal has installed SensoTec automatic registration technology on its eight-color, all UV Gallus EM280 combination press. By using SensoTec, Gallas intends to achieve reduced setup times and waste reductions. “Clients who co…

  • MonadnOck announces beverage label partnership with Smart Planet

    January 26, 2015
    Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc. (MPM) has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with Smart Planet Technologies for use of its extruded EarthCoating technology for adhesive beverage labels in North America. “We are pleased to be expanding o…

  • CCL acquires German wine label printer

    January 26, 2015
    CCL Industries Inc., the world’s largest pressure sensitive label converter, has announced it has acquired wine label specialist Druckerei Nilles and its related subsidiaries. Nilles is a private company located in the heart of Germany’s…

  • AWT Labels & Packaging honored with two NJPEC awards

    January 26, 2015
    AWT Labels & Packaging, a label converter headquartered in Minneaplis, MN, USA, was recently honored with two NJPEC (New Jersey Packaging Executive Club) Package of the Year awards. AWT won a Technical Merit Award for its work on the Mrs. Meyer&…

  • Channeled Resources Group again chosen as ‘Green Master’

    January 26, 2015
    For the third consecutive year, Channeled Resources Group has been selected as a Green Master company. The supplier of specialty papers and films was recognized on December 3 at the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council Conference. The Green Master…

  • Rotoflex unveils redesigned DSI diecutting platform

    Rotoflex unveils redesigned DSI diecutting platform

    January 26, 2015
    Responding to converter demand for more streamlined finishing workflows and increased productivity, Rotoflex has redesigned its DSI diecutting platform to be a smaller footprint machine, which is faster and more responsive to today’s changin…

  • Xeikon Café earns IBIS Communication Award

    January 26, 2015
    The Xeikon Café, an event hosted by the digital press manufacturer at company headquarters in Belgium, was honored at the third edition of the IBIS Communication Awards. The awards honor the best Belgian communication campaigns and communicato…

  • Avery Dennison upgrades film capabilities in Germany

    January 26, 2015
    Avery Dennison has increased its coating and laminated capabilities for self-adhesive label and packaging films at its plant in Gotha, Germany. The company made the investment to respond to growing market demand for filmic products with hig…

  • Esko opens expanded Innovation Center

    January 26, 2015
    Esko celebrated its renovated Esko Innovation Center in Miamisburg, OH, USA with an open house attended by local township officials and the Esko North America leadership team. Esko North America moved to its current site in Miamisburg in June 2010,…

  • Green Bay Packaging receives fourth consecutive Green Master award

    January 26, 2015
    Green Bay Packaging has been recognized as a Green Master for the fourth consecutive year at the 7th Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council Annual Conference. The company has performed commendably in nine sustainability areas, including energy, water…

  • Anderson & Vreeland employees now required to be FIRST-certified

    January 26, 2015
    Anderson & Vreeland has taken strides in advancing flexo printing education by requiring FIRST certification of its employees. FIRST (Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances) is the Flexographic Technical Association&rsquo…

  • Enhanced Phoenix Series fuels growth for Sonic Solutions

    Enhanced Phoenix Series fuels growth for Sonic Solutions

    January 26, 2015
    Sonic Solutions LLC, an anilox roll cleaning equipment specialist serving the flexographic printing and packaging industries, has announced strong fourth quarter sales, fueled by increased market awareness in the company’s Phoenix Series line o…

  • Sleeve Label Awards 2015 still accepting entries

    January 26, 2015
    The inaugural AWA Sleeve Label Awards 2015, which will recognize and reward outstanding achievements in the fields of stretch- and shrink-sleeve labeling, are open for entries. Potential entrants, however, are encouraged to submit their work as the c…

  • CCL expands in South Carolina

    January 26, 2015
    CCL, a global leader in the development of label and specialty packaging products, is investing $30 million to expand its label division – CCL Label DES – in Clinton, SC, USA. The $30 million investment is expected to create 98 new jobs o…

  • Thinfilm partners with Chinese label converter

    January 26, 2015
    Thin Film Electronics ASA (ThinFilm), a manufacturer and developer of printed electronics and smart label  systems, has announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with CymMetrik, the largest professional packaging and label converter…

  • Epson acquires K-Sun

    January 26, 2015
    Epson has announced its acquisition of K-Sun Corporation, a supplier of portable and desktop electronic label printers. K-Sun has more than three decades of experience in the industrial identifications systems market and will provide Epson with broad…

  • Monvera Glass Décor named 2014 Label Printer of the Year

    January 26, 2015
    Monvera Glass Décor, which specializes in printing on glass bottles, has announced that it has been named Label Printer of the Year for 2014 by the North Bay Business Journal. This was the second annual Wine Industry Awards, and it was held in…

  • Another ‘Best Customer Service’ award for Primera

    January 26, 2015
    Primera Technology, Inc., a manufacturer of specialty printers based in Plymouth, MN, USA, has announced it has received its seventh consecutive “Best Customer Service” award from LiveHelpNow, an online communications provider. The award…

  • Repacorp invests in three new presses

    January 26, 2015
    Label converter Repacorp has invested in three new presses. It has purchased a Domino N610i digital label press for high-speed label runs and a Domino K600i, to be attached to a flexographic press, for high-speed variable data printing. The two Domi…

  • Wilson featured on ‘Manufacturing Marvels’

    January 26, 2015
    Wilson Manufacturing, a full-service supplier of precision rotary dies, has been profiled on the Fox Business Network’s “Manufacturing Marvels” TV show. The episode featured Wilson’s manufacturing facility in St. Louis, MO, U…

  • Durst places Tau LFS 330 at TLF Graphics

    January 26, 2015
    The digital press manufacturer Durst has announced the first placement of its Tau LFS 300 UV inkjet digital label press in North America at TLF Graphics. TLF Graphics, which is based in Rochester, NY, acquires its first piece of Durst equipment and…

  • Yazoo Mills enhances production lines

    January 26, 2015
    Yazoo Mills has purchased a new high-speed, multi-knife paper tube recutting line that will assist the company’s focus on the increasing demand for its products such as paper cores for the converting industry, as well as other specialty items.…

  • Bemis completes sale of MACtac

    January 26, 2015
    Bemis Company has announced it has completed the sale of MACtac, its global pressure sensitive materials business. The buyer is Platinum Equity, a California-based private equity firm. The transaction was completed for a purchase price of $170 millio…

  • Walle’s flexo facility becomes SGP-certified

    January 26, 2015
    Walle Corporation’s Winchester, KY, USA flexographic label printing facility joins the SGP Community as the most recent SGP-certified facility. Walle is a label supplier to the beverage, food and household products industries. Headquartered in…

  • Western Shield acquires Northern Cal Labels

    January 26, 2015
    Western Shield Acquisitions, LLC, a label converter in southern California, has announced that it has acquired Northern Cal Labels, Inc., a regional printer that has been serving the area for over 30 years. Headquartered in Santa Fe Springs, CA, USA,…

  • A&V now offers OVIT Flexo Matic platewashers

    January 26, 2015
    Anderson & Vreeland, Inc. (A&V) now offers OVIT Flexo Matic plate washers designed to automatically clean, rinse and dry flexo plates, saving money and improving plate quality by automating this time-consuming maintenance process. According…

  • MacDermid announces global price increase for flexo products

    January 26, 2015
    MacDermid Printing Solutions has announced a global price increase of up to 5% on its photopolymer products and associated equipment. The increase went into effect on January 1, 2015. According to MacDermid, the company  is committed to helping…

  • New headquarters and corporate brand for MPS

    New headquarters and corporate brand for MPS

    January 26, 2015
    MPS has announced the launch of a new corporate brand strategy, which will be rolled out in stages leading up toward a company move to new headquarters in March. The relocation to modern facilities in Arnhem, the Netherlands, and a comprehensive rebr…

  • UPM Raflatac achieves ISO 9001:2008 certification in Mexico

    January 26, 2015
    UPM Raflatac has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification for the slitting and sales of self-adhesive labelstock distributed from its existing terminal in Tultitlan, Mexico. To achieve this certification, the facility implemented a quality management sys…

  • Gallus to reinforce digital print team

    Gallus to reinforce digital print team

    January 26, 2015
    Gallus has recently introduced the DCS 340, a digital label printing machine, at Gallus Innovation Days in September 2014. The Switzerland-based company, recently fully acquired by Heidelberg, is preparing for a market launch at Labelexpo 2015 in Bru…

  • AVT rebrands, launches revamped website

    January 26, 2015
    AVT (Advanced Vision Technology Ltd), a leader in print automatic inspection, process control, quality assurance and color control for the packaging, label, folding carton, metal decoration and commercial print markets, has launched a top-down compan…

  • New Primera software shows cost-per-label reduction

    January 26, 2015
    Primera Technology, Inc. has announced the availability of a new cost-per-label calculator program for its LX900 Color Label Printer. The new calculator more accurately reports the real-world cost per label that customers will actually experience whe…

  • HP Mile acquires Lauraville Packaging

    January 26, 2015
    HP Mile Inc., a Syracuse, NY-based label printing company, has acquired all assets of Geneva, NY-based label converter Lauraville Packaging LLC, which is now a division of HP Mile. The addition of Lauraville Packaging’s proprietary product lin…

  • Avery Dennison names new president and COO

    January 26, 2015
    Avery Dennison has announced it has elected Mitchell Butier as president and chief operating officer. Its board of directors has announced the move, effective November 1. Butier, 43, has been the company’s senior vice president and chief finan…

  • RotoMetrics acquired

    January 26, 2015
    Sentinel Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in promising companies, has announced its acquisition of RotoMetrics, a leading provider to the label industry of precision rotary tooling and accessories. Terms of the deal were not discl…

  • Cheers

    Steve Katz, Editor || January 26, 2015
    In a blind taste test, I can’t tell the difference between Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio, a Shiraz or a Merlot. It’s not that I don’t enjoy the occasional glass (or bottle) of wine, I just prefer beer, and lately I’ve taken a li…







  • INFO*FLEX sees spike in exhibit sales

    January 22, 2015
    The show will be held from May 4-5 in Music City Center in Nashville, TN, USA.