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  • HP Indigo users to meet in Florida in February

    October 9, 2006
    Celebrating its first anniversary and the successes of its inaugural year, the Digital Solutions Cooperative (Dscoop) announces the dates for its second annual conference which will take place February 1-3, 2007, at the Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa, F…

  • GRE Americas office opens in Philadelphia

    October 9, 2006
    GRE Digital Solutions, headquartered in Steinebrunn, Switzerland, has established a presence in the Western Hemisphere. GRE Digital Solutions Inc., in Philadelphia, PA, USA, provides sales, marketing, engineering, and service support for the company&…

  • Mhlbauer security aids Portugals passports

    October 3, 2006
    The Mühlbauer Technology Group, based in Roding, Germany, a manufacturer of security products for the packaging market, has installed personalization equipment for the new electronic passport in Portugal. Mühlbauer collaborated on the proje…

  • National Starch raises production of adhesives, polymers, electronics

    October 3, 2006
    National Starch and Chemical Company, headquartered in Bridgewater, NJ, USA, has expanded its Salisbury, NC, USA plant to increase production of adhesives, synthetic polymers and electronic materials. National says its multimillion-dollar investme…

  • Nanotechnology comes to film packaging

    October 3, 2006
    A packaging films producer and a nanotechnology products company have joined forces to create and commercialize new packaging products that make use of nanoparticle based inks and coatings to be used in printed electronics. The companies, both in…

  • EFI acquires Jetrion from Flint

    September 27, 2006
    EFI, a public company that produces inkjet systems and print management products, has announced its intention to acquire privately held Jetrion LLC, a subsidiary of Flint Group Incorporated, for approximately $40 million in cash. Jetrion manufactures…

  • Mark Andy managers remain after acquisition

    September 26, 2006
    The acquisition this month of Mark Andy by Morgenthaler Partners and Mark Andy’s management will not be apparent to the customers of the narrow web press manufacturer, according to company President and CEO Paul Brauss. “The transition of…

  • CTC has new demo center at DiTrolio Flexo School

    September 26, 2006
    CTC International, of West Caldwell, NJ, USA, has formed a partnership with DiTrolio Flexographic Institute to provide a Midwest demo center for CTC’s line of label automation products. The first unit to be displayed will be the STACRW4-8 Servo…

  • Yupo plans capacity increase for synthetic paper

    September 26, 2006
    Yupo Corporation America, of Chesapeake, VA, USA, has announced new capacity improvements to address demand for the company’s synthetic papers. The improvements, says the company, will result in production output of up to 20 percent. “…

  • Maxcess launches web handling education program

    September 26, 2006
    Maxcess International, of Oklahoma City, OK, USA, a group of companies that manufactures web handling equipment, has created Maxcess University, an educational program that combines hands-on training and online resources to improve the web handling p…

  • The AIMCAL Blogs

    September 25, 2006
    Welcome to the second issue of The Blogsmith, the only column devoted to exploring the blogs that are of interest to the label and converting industry. In case you missed the first column, here is a brief definition of a blog. A blog is a frequently…

  • Flags, labels and fund raising

    September 25, 2006
    The American Legion, headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, USA and a major operation in Washington, DC, has departments in all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, France, and the Phillipines. There are numerous posts with…

  • Leadership does matter

    September 25, 2006
    The importance of developing a team of first-rate managers and supervisors has never been more important. Whether you are a converter or supplier, an owner or senior manager, your company is perhaps the most significant investment in your life. I'm n…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    September 25, 2006
    Alliance of Rx packagers and printers gets serious

  • Labelexpo Americas 2006

    Labelexpo Americas 2006

    September 25, 2006
    The show of the year featured evolutionary technologies for converters eager to expand into new markets.

  • Asian Label Markets

    Asian Label Markets

    Leah Genuario || September 25, 2006
    The fastest growing market for labels commands the attention of the rest of the packaging world.

  • Laser Diecutters

    Laser Diecutters

    Jack Kenny || September 25, 2006
    Slow to be adopted in the narrow web market, laser cutters show steady technological improvements.

  • Rotary Dies

    Rotary Dies

    September 25, 2006
    Solid and flexible dies each have advantages in certain applications, though flexible dies are gaining ground on the traditionally more popular solid dies.

  • Swiss backing for licensed metallic ink system

    September 13, 2006
    Swiss backing for licensed metallic ink system In order to strengthen its color management services, Ciba Speciality Chemicals of Basel, Switzerland, has acquired a majority share in MetalFX Technology of Guisely, near Leeds, UK. Launched four years…

  • New press makes labels

    September 13, 2006
    New press makes labels for hazardous substances Occasionally this column gets to hear about a PR application story that penetrates its stringent “ho-hum, so what” barrier. The installation of a five-color Mark Andy 2200 UV flexo press…

  • EyeC expands operations into Benelux

    September 13, 2006
    EyeC expands operations into Benelux Object-based image processing has been around for several years in various industrial quality control applications. In our industry, EyeC GmbH, of Germany, is busy promoting its Proofiler line as a quality contro…

  • BASF introduces

    September 13, 2006
    BASF introduces new adhesive technologies BASF has developed an adhesive coating technology that allows up to three different layers of adhesive to be applied simultaneously onto a carrier material using a multilayer die. When coating adhesive labe…

  • Film packaging prompts switch to direct laser engraving

    September 13, 2006
    Film packaging prompts switch to direct laser engraving Direct laser engraving of flexo sleeves made from elastomer type materials could receive a boost from recent technical advances and trends towards shorter runs of shrink sleeves and film wrapar…

  • Skanem on schedule

    September 13, 2006
    Skanem’s plant in Thailand is on schedule for a start-up planned for early 2007. The factory occupies 45,208 square feet of space and is located 35 miles south of Bangkok. The Olso, Norway based labeling group says the plant will serve as its A…

  • EFI is the world leader in digital print servers, superwide format printers

    September 13, 2006
    EFI is the world leader in digital print servers, superwide format printers and inks, and commercial and enterprise print management solutions. EFI’s award-winning solutions, integrated from creation to print, deliver increased performance, cos…

  • Comco Printing Equipment

    September 13, 2006
    Comco Printing Equipment New Comco C2 with I-Drive - Intelligent Drive System Makes its Debut in 2006 The Comco Product Division of Mark Andy is a leading designer and manufacturer of high-end, sophisticated narrow and mid web printing machinery.…

  • Fujifilm Sericol In

    September 13, 2006
    Fujifilm Sericol Inc. Fujifilm Sericol Inc., a leading global manufacturer of flexographic and rotary screen inks, has now added Uvisleeve to its market leading line of UVivid inks — Uvisleeve is a UV-curable flexo shrink-label ink that finall…

  • Delta Industrial Services

    September 13, 2006
    Delta Industrial Services The Delta SPECTRUM® Finishing System Delta Industrial, a ISO 9001 certified designer and manufacturer of web handling and packaging systems, is proud to introduce the Spectrum® Finishing Converter. This system offe…

  • Punch Graphix

    September 13, 2006
    Punch Graphix Under the Xeikon brand, Punch Graphix develops, manufactures and distributes high-end digital color printing systems, the related prepress and operating software, and consumables such as toner. The Xeikon 330 is our solution for the sh…

  • Alden & Ott Printing Inks Co.

    September 13, 2006
    Alden & Ott Printing Inks Co. Our Commitment to Your Success For 50 years, Alden & Ott Printing Inks Co. has enjoyed a reputation for quality ink products, technological leadership and personalized service to our valued customers in the pri…

  • UVTechnology

    September 13, 2006
    UVTechnology UVTechnology is a product division of Mark Andy, Inc. UVTechnology Maxim™ curing systems allow converters to incorporate the latest, highly efficient UV cassette technology with both standard and Cool Cure UV configurations. Ma…

  • Neenah Paper label and tag products benefit businesses and consumers

    September 13, 2006
    Neenah Paper label and tag products benefit businesses and consumers with enhanced value, performance and quality. Reflecting a 125-year tradition of excellence in paper making, we offer a broad range of products formulated to meet the needs of our l…

  • Lederle Machine Company

    September 13, 2006
    Lederle Machine Company Rotary Tooling Rewind/Inspection Equipment Lederle Machine Co. provides a complete line of rotary cutting dies and related tooling. Custom designed CNC engraved dies, air eject dies, adjustable lineal dies, removabl…

  • Mark Andy Printing Equipment

    September 13, 2006
    Mark Andy Printing Equipment Mark Andy leads the industry with new equipment design and innovation. With a line up from XP5000 with the most advanced servo technology, to the LP3000 for label productivity, to the legendary 2200 with a variety of…

  • Wilson Manufacturing

    September 13, 2006
    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…

  • Enercon Industries

    September 13, 2006
    Enercon Industries Enercon Surface Treaters Improve Adhesion From narrow-web through mid-web and beyond Enercon offers converters industry leading surface treating solutions that improve adhesion of inks and coatings. Take advantage of our free l…

  • The Phantom Proofer

    September 13, 2006
    The Phantom™ Proofer Exact Match Proofing & 60-Second Cleanup The Phenomenal Phantom Proofer combines precision proofing with super-fast cleanup. You'll save time and substrate with every drawdown: - Ultra lightweight - Platinum(R) XLT…

  • RotoMetrics

    September 13, 2006
    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…

  • Treofan America

    September 13, 2006
    Treofan America Treofan Announces a 50 Million Pound North American Expansion Treofan has recently announced a $45 million / 50 million-pound expansion in their Americas manufacturing facility. A significant percentage of this new capacity will be…

  • Computer Productivity Services

    September 13, 2006
    Computer Productivity Services Specialists in Microsoft Windows ERP systems for label converters since 1995 The Industry leader in mid range Microsoft Flexographic print, inventory, financial, people and customer relationship management systems sin…

  • Gerhardt USA

    September 13, 2006
    Gerhardt USA 400 E Locust St., Dallastown PA 17313 Toll free: 877-417-1313 Phone: 717-417-1313 • Fax: 717-246-6991 •…

  • Anderson & Vreeland, Inc.

    September 13, 2006
    Anderson & Vreeland, Inc. 3M EH-Series Tapes from Anderson & Vreeland Anderson & Vreeland offers customers a “systems approach” to flexo platemaking, with state-of-the-art plate processors, materials like 3M EH-Series Tapes…

  • AB Graphics International USA

    September 13, 2006
    AB Graphics International USA AB Graphic International has been supplying label converting and finishing machines since the 1970s and comprises locations in the UK, Netherlands, Spain, Mid West and Western United States. In recent years the compa…


    September 13, 2006
    XERICWEB DRYING SYSTEMS, Neenah, WI, USA — Chad Steers has been named the company’s sales manager. His primary focus will be selling drying and curing equipment to narrow web flexographic press manufacturers and printers in North America,…

  • WEBER MARKING SYSTEMS, Arlington Heights, IL, USA Rich Russert

    September 13, 2006
    WEBER MARKING SYSTEMS, Arlington Heights, IL, USA — Rich Russert has been named national sales director of the company. He will oversee Weber’s nationwide direct sales operation in the United States. He previously served as manager of par…

  • STORK CELLRAMIC, Milwaukee, WI, USA David Lanska

    September 13, 2006
    STORK CELLRAMIC, Milwaukee, WI, USA — David Lanska has been appointed to take over as Midwest regional sales manager. He will be the contact for anilox or related services in the states of IA, IL, IN, OH, MI, MO, MN, and WI.…

  • RECISION AIRCONVEY, Newark, DE, USA The company has named Kimberly Hawkins

    September 13, 2006
    RECISION AIRCONVEY, Newark, DE, USA — The company has named Kimberly Hawkins as sales engineer. Bringing nearly a decade of experience in industrial sales account management to the position, she will be responsible for PAC’s continued gro…


    September 13, 2006
    PAPER CONVERTING MACHINE COMPANY (PCMC), Green Bay, WI, USA — Frederick W. “Rick” Baer, executive vice president of corporate development, has retired from his duties with PCMC. He has also accepted an invitation to join the board o…

  • NATIONAL ADHESIVES, Bridge-water, NJ, USA The company has appointed Ingrid Brase

    September 13, 2006
    NATIONAL ADHESIVES, Bridge-water, NJ, USA — The company has appointed Ingrid Brase as global marketing manager for its pressure sensitive adhesives business. She will be responsible for leading the company’s global efforts to develop and…

  • McDOWELL LABEL, Plano, TX, USA John McDowell

    September 13, 2006
    McDOWELL LABEL, Plano, TX, USA — John McDowell has been appointed as vice president of sales for the company. Jay A. Luft has been appointed as vice president of operations.…