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  • One of the more intriguing developments involving industrial inkjet

    May 15, 2007
    One of the more intriguing developments involving industrial inkjet printheads is to team them with a thin-film substrate as a memory based image carrier. The project is taking shape following a technology partnership between Xaar plc, the Cambridge…

  • XSYS PRINT SOLUTIONS, Trelleborg, Sweden — After eight years as president and general manager of the company, Ewald Draaijer

    May 15, 2007
    XSYS PRINT SOLUTIONS, Trelleborg, Sweden — After eight years as president and general manager of the company, Ewald Draaijer has decided to leave the company to pursue other activities. He will be succeeded as XSYS president by Russell Joyce, w…

  • XERICWEB DRYING SYSTEMS, Neenah, WI, USA — Scott Hamilton

    May 15, 2007
    XERICWEB DRYING SYSTEMS, Neenah, WI, USA — Scott Hamilton has been promoted to sales engineer. His primary focus is selling the company’s narrow web drying and curing equipment in the North American flexographic printing market. He…

  • WAUSAU COATED PRODUCTS, Wausau, WI, USA — Mike Mead

    May 15, 2007
    WAUSAU COATED PRODUCTS, Wausau, WI, USA — Mike Mead has joined the company as marketing manager. He will be responsible for identification of potential business through end-use market research, evaluation and development of distribution network…

  • PACKAGE SERVICE COMPANY, Kansas City, MO, USA — Russell G. Jones Jr.,

    May 15, 2007
    PACKAGE SERVICE COMPANY, Kansas City, MO, USA — Russell G. Jones Jr., chief executive officer and vice chairman, has retired. He joined the company in 1988 and held a variety of executive positions throughout his tenure.…

  • MARK ANDY, St. Louis, MO, USA — Jeff Feltz

    May 15, 2007
    MARK ANDY, St. Louis, MO, USA — Jeff Feltz has been promoted to director of product management. He has been with Mark Andy for more than eight years and will be responsible for managing the Mark Andy, Comco and UVTechnology product lines. Mary…

  • IQ COLOUR INC., Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA — Graphic communications industry veteran John P. Sweeney

    May 15, 2007
    IQ COLOUR INC., Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA — Graphic communications industry veteran John P. Sweeney has been appointed to the position of vice president of business development. He will direct the company’s launch of the IQ Colour system.…

  • HARPER CORPORATION OF AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA — The company has promoted David Stamey

    May 15, 2007
    HARPER CORPORATION OF AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA — The company has promoted David Stamey, lead plasma operator, to the position of second-shift supervisor. He will be responsible for management and scheduling, as well as the workflow and proce…

  • CHAM PAPER GROUP, Cham, Switzerland Two people have been named as new members of the Group Executive Board. Olmar Albers

    May 15, 2007
    CHAM PAPER GROUP, Cham, Switzerland — Two people have been named as new members of the Group Executive Board. Olmar Albers is responsible for marketing and sales. Recently, he acted as consultant to restructure the group’s sales organizat…

  • ARJOBEX AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA — David Manny

    May 15, 2007
    ARJOBEX AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA — David Manny has been appointed to the position of Eastern regional sales manager. He has served the graphics industry most recently in the role of sales representative for Vacumet Corporation.…

  • 3 SIGMA CORPORATION, Troy, OH, USA — Dora Francis

    May 15, 2007
    3 SIGMA CORPORATION, Troy, OH, USA — Dora Francis is moving to the position of marketing coordinator for the company. She has been in the customer service organization for seven years and has functioned as customer service manager for the past…

  • Inert gas atmosphere curing

    May 15, 2007
    Inert gas atmosphere curing GEW Surrey UK GEW has incorporated nitrogen into its N2 UV lamp head system for inert gas atmosphere curing of inks and coatings, and coupled the technology with its new e-Brick electronic power supply. GEW says u…

  • UV curing system

    May 15, 2007
    UV curing system Maxwell Milan Italy The company says the Maxwell UV curing unit, used in conjunction with the Teleset wireless remote controlled monitoring and management system, provides economical and dependable performance critical in premium…

  • Polyester film

    May 15, 2007
    Polyester film Technicote Miamisburg OH USA Technicote introduces Chainlink instant redeemable coupon polyester film base label product. Chainlink features a specialty dry release adhesive chemically bonded between two polyester films. The adhesiv…

  • Thermal printers

    May 15, 2007
    Thermal printers Citizen Systems America Torrance CA USA CSA announces the newest model in its series of thermal printers, the CLP-631. The two-color printer incorporates CSA’s Hi-Lift mechanism that allows easy access for loading of media a…

  • Specialty film

    May 15, 2007
    Specialty film Technicote Miamisburg OH USA Technicote introduces 2 mil Clear Laser Printable Polyester to its Specialty Films product line. Designed to function in continuous feed cold fusion laser systems, 2 mil Clear LP Polyester is compatible…

  • Solvent recovery

    May 15, 2007
    Solvent recovery Max Daetwyler Corporation Huntersville NC USA Max Daetwyler introduces the newly designed RotoMAX solvent recovery system. The RotoMAX is available in six sizes, with an output from 10 gal/h to 300 gal/h depending on the solvent t…

  • Direct laser engraving system

    May 15, 2007
    Direct laser engraving system Stork Prints, Anderson & Vreeland Boxmeer The Netherlands, Bryan OH USA Stork Prints has appointed Anderson & Vreeland its distributor in the USA. Stork offers a range of direct laser engraving systems,…

  • New print consultancy specializes in ‘Lean’

    May 15, 2007
    New print consultancy specializes in ‘Lean’ Southworth Consulting LLC, of Niantic, CT, USA, has recently launched and specializes in assisting printers and other graphic arts firms in the elimination of waste and inefficiency using the p…

  • Play golf and support

    May 15, 2007
    Play golf and support flexo scholarships DiTrolio Flexographic Institute (DFI) is holding its 4th Annual Scholarship Drive Golf Outing on June 13. The outing raises funds to give future flexo press operators the opportunity to be trained and start…

  • Kodak donates prepress systems to Cal Poly

    May 15, 2007
    Kodak donates prepress systems to Cal Poly California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), in San Luis Obispo, has upgraded its digital imaging lab with an equipment donation from Kodak that included a Trendsetter 800 III Quantum Platesetter and…

  • McGee and Nard form

    May 15, 2007
    McGee and Nard form industry partnership Two FTA Hall of Fame personalities, Wally Nard and Denny McGee, are now partners in Novaflex and MPS America. Both are based in Carol Stream, IL, USA. Nard has more than 42 years in the industry and Denny h…

  • Clemson plans seminars on digital flexo proofing

    May 15, 2007
    Clemson plans seminars on digital flexo proofing The Graphic Communications Department of Clemson University, located in Clemson, SC, USA, will conduct two day-and-a-half seminars in May on the subject of digital proofing for flexography. The semina…

  • PeterLynn Labels adds another Mark Andy

    May 15, 2007
    PeterLynn Labels adds another Mark Andy PeterLynn Labels has installed a second 10” Mark Andy 2200 UV flexo line at its production plant in Corby, England to cope with growing demand for self-adhesive work. The family owned company acquired it…

  • Charter Films expands, adds blown film lines

    May 15, 2007
    Charter Films expands, adds blown film lines Charter Films Inc., of Superior, WI, USA, has completed a major plant expansion of its existing manufacturing and warehouse facilities. The company, which specializes in extruded blown film, has also adde…

  • Daetwyler system recovers solvents

    May 15, 2007
    Daetwyler system recovers solvents Max Daetwyler Corporation, of Huntersville, NC, USA, is introducing the newly designed RotoMAX solvent recovery system. The RotoMAX is available in six sizes, with an output from 10 to 300 gallons per hour, dependi…

  • Kodak and MacDermid form digital plate alliance

    May 9, 2007
    Kodak is expanding its package printing portfolio to include digital flexographic plates manufactured by MacDermid Printing Solutions. The addition of the plates enlarges Kodak’s product offering to include workflow, proofing, digital plate ima…

  • Wilson Manufacturing completes 35,000 sf expansion

    May 9, 2007
    Wilson Manufacturing, a rotary die manufacturer based in St. Louis, MO, USA, has completed a 35,000 square foot expansion that increases its total square footage to 81,000. New sales and administration offices were included with the expansion, along…

  • Label Traxx partners with three more materials suppliers

    May 9, 2007
    Three coating material suppliers — Acucote, Technicote, and Spinnaker Coatings — have partnered with Tailored Solutions to interface with Label Traxx, a print business management system for flexo converters manufactured by Tailored Soluti…

  • GIDUE expands press manufacturing to Brazil

    May 9, 2007
    GIDUE, the press manufacturer based in Turate, Italy, has introduced its first Combat press manufactured in Brazil. The 370 UV S-Combat “Fabricada no Brasil” is the result of the partnership between GIDUE and Raeder, a manufacturer locate…

  • GRE Engineering Products is sold

    May 9, 2007
    GRE Engineering Products AG, of Steinebrunn, Switzerland, has been sold to Roger Wey, formerly of Datacon GmbH, a supplier in the field of semi-conductors. The seller was Rolf Reichle, managing director. “I reached a point in my life where I…

  • Avery Dennison and Motorola join forces for RFID production

    May 1, 2007
    The new enterprise mobility business from Motorola Inc. and Avery Dennison Corporation have announced a strategic relationship under which Avery Dennison RFID will supply EPCglobal Gen 2 RFID tags to Motorola, increasing the speed of RFID deployments…

  • Canadian students sweep Phoenix Challenge

    May 1, 2007
    Two days of intense competition culminated in victories for the Canadian competitors at the 10th Annual International Phoenix Challenge Flexo Skills Competition, when the team of Allan Tran and Tim Govey of Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School in…

  • Checkpoint combines EAS and RFID in new label

    May 1, 2007
    Checkpoint Systems Inc., of Thorofare, NJ, USA, a manufacturer of identification, tracking, security, and merchandising systems for the retail industry and its supply chain, has introduced the Evolve family of labels. Described as dual-function EAS-E…

  • Devrim acquires its second Omet press

    May 1, 2007
    Turkish converter Devrim, located two hours from Istanbul, has acquired its second Omet press, a Varyflex. Devrim specializes in the production of tea bags and counts some of the industry’s biggest international names among its clients. The com…

  • AccuWeb wins Wisconsin manufacturing award

    May 1, 2007
    AccuWeb, a manufacturer of electronic edge detection and guide systems based in Madison, WI, USA, has been recognized as a 2006 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year in the Small Company Grand Award category. The selection was based on various criteria,…

  • My three favorite blogs

    April 27, 2007
    I subscribe to dozens of blogs. But when I get busy I spend less time reading these blogs than I would like. However, there are three blogs I make an effort to read no matter how busy I am. These blogs provide such a wealth of practical information a…

  • Cleaning up, naturally

    April 27, 2007
    In this era of glitzy, flashy, eye-popping packaging, the lineup of Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day products has kept its uncomplicated natural look, which now distinguishes it on the shelf. Made with naturally derived, eco-friendly ingredients, the labels re…

  • Process control for narrow web flexo

    April 27, 2007
    We have discussed the concept of process control in several previous articles. Most of the focus from our perspective has been on the prepress end of the business. We need to review the downstream operations beyond prepress to understand the reality…

  • Waste or by-product?

    April 27, 2007
    During a recent AWA conference on release liners, Corey Reardon, principal of AWA, summarized the key factors affecting global demand for liners. His final slide was titled, "Threats". There were three: linerless labels, waste and alternative technol…

  • Atmospheric Pressures or, Culture Does Matter

    April 27, 2007
    In 1993, I was living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan when Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park was released. That Saturday night, some friends and I made sure to see the movie at a theater that was specially equipped with an oversized screen and…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    April 27, 2007
    Inkjet/film development opens up printed memories

  • Web Exclusive: India Label Summit

    Web Exclusive: India Label Summit

    April 26, 2007
    A fast growing label market in a strong domestic economy is pursuing avenues to ease participation in the global marketplace.

  • Release Liners

    Release Liners

    April 26, 2007
    These vital components of the pressure sensitive laminate are steadily evolving in a marketplace that is changing through competition.

  • Pharmaceutical Labeling

    Pharmaceutical Labeling

    April 26, 2007
    Tough regulations, high standards and utmost quality set drug labels — and their converters — apart from the rest.

  • Narrow Web Profile: Labelgraphics

    Narrow Web Profile: Labelgraphics

    Katy Wight || April 26, 2007
    Scottish entrepreneur Alex Mulvenny has built one of the most enviable label converting operations in the UK over the last 24 years. He plans to hand the baton to his sons this year, but will still have a role in helping make major strategic decisions.

  • Continuous Improvement

    Continuous Improvement

    Jack Kenny || April 26, 2007
    Lean Manufacturing and other continuous improvement methods have been in place at many converting plants for up to a few years. Here's a progress report.

  • Label Inspection

    Label Inspection

    Michelle Sartor || April 26, 2007
    The tools that help improve color, shape, type and overall precision come in many variations, and the technology continually improves.

  • UPM to invest €90 million in Polish PS materials plant

    April 24, 2007
    UPM, a manufacturer of pressure sensitive materials based in Helsinki, Finland, will build a €90 million factory in Poland to produce self-adhesive labelstock. Construction is expected to start in the third quarter of this year, and start-up is…

  • Phoenix Challenge launches Katherine Harper Teachers Fund

    April 24, 2007
    The Katherine Harper Teachers Education Fund, named in honor of the former Harper Corporation of America president and long-time champion of flexo education, has been established within the Phoenix Challenge Foundation. The purpose of the fund is…