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  • Germany's Labelident launches EU-Shop

    March 16, 2015
    The label and printing equipment supplier has extended its sales and distribution efforts to the whole European Union.

  • NJ honors Agfa Graphics for environmental stewardship

    March 16, 2015
    The NJ Department of Environmental Protection praised the Branchburg manufacturing facility for its proactive green efforts.

  • Esko to acquire MediaBeacon

    March 16, 2015
    MediaBeacon brings its suite of DAM tools to market through direct distribution and strategic OEM partnerships.

  • PakSense launches temperature monitoring label

    March 16, 2015
    The monitoring occurs during distribution and storage and can be used anywhere fully independent operation is required.

  • Gidue MX helps Spanish converters navigate finances

    March 13, 2015
    Since its launch in 2012, Gidue has had over 50 installations worldwide of its MX line.

  • Consolidated Label offering textured finishes on shrink sleeves

    March 13, 2015
    To achieve the effects, the Florida-based label printer is using the Rotary Screen Integration unit from SPGPrints.

  • GPA celebrates 75th anniversary at DscoopX

    March 13, 2015
    The substrate supplier featured its range of pressure sensitive papers and other materials that complement HP Indigo presses.

  • AWA announces annual release liner market update

    March 13, 2015
    Pressure sensitive labelstock remains the prime end-use segment for both paper- and film-based liner.






  • Labels by temperature, size, durability and more

    Labels by temperature, size, durability and more

    March 13, 2015
    A look at some facts and figures with regard to some common label applications.

  • Avery Dennison to present findings of PP film toughness study

    March 13, 2015
    The presentation at ANTEC in Orlando will describe how contaminants can cause polypropylene films to become defective.

  • Goebel and IMS complete merger

    March 13, 2015
    Both companies are slitter rewinder manufacturers and were entities of the IMS Deltamatic Group.

  • UPM Raflatac focuses on food-safe products at Xeikon Cafe

    March 13, 2015
    The supplier offers labelstock with adhesives especially formulated for food safety and tested to comply with regulations.

  • Domino to be acquired by Brother Industries

    March 12, 2015
    The deal values Domino at about $1.6 billion.

  • INFO*FLEX closing in on capacity

    March 12, 2015
    The FTA event has grown substantially over the past five years, enjoying a 40% increase in size and a 45% jump in attendance.

  • Nilpeter shows value of servo-driven flexo press at GOA 2015

    March 12, 2015
    The 8-color FB-3300S ran multiple prime jobs, and value was added with cold foil, lamination, diecutting and sheeting.

  • Harper Corp. gears up for five 2015 Roadshow events

    March 12, 2015
    The anilox supplier will once again be touring the USA, delivering information and education to the flexo industry.

  • FINAT announces European Label Forum

    FINAT announces European Label Forum

    March 12, 2015
    The rebranded event, formerly known as the Congress, will take place June 11-13 in Amsterdam.

  • Technical conferences kick off Xeikon Cafe

    Technical conferences kick off Xeikon Cafe

    Greg Hrinya, Associate Editor || March 11, 2015
    Xeikon displayed its wide range of digital presses including the new Cheetah.

  • 'Building a Better Boat' with TLMI

    Steve Katz, Editor || March 10, 2015
    The 2015 Converter Meeting is addressing adaptation to change while refining the business model of the future.

  • UPM Raflatac launches resealable portfolio

    March 9, 2015
    The film constructions are market tested and proven to open smoothly and quietly, even after multiple uses.

  • HOT STAMPING FOIL

    March 9, 2015
    API Foils has developed a versatile, general-purpose matte pigment hot stamping foil. According to API, it offers fine detail and broad area coverage across a wider range of applications than any other pigment foil the company ha the optimal qualitie…

  • PRINTING PLATE

    March 9, 2015
    MacDermid has introduced a new digital flexo printing plate designed specifically for optimized white ink laydown in flexible packaging. Digital MWW, MacDermid’s new “Whiter White Plate” reduces mottle, increases opacity and produce…

  • OVERLAMINATING FILM

    March 9, 2015
    FLEXcon has announced the extension of its DPM product line with the launch of DPM UVCM. The overlaminating film is a five-year exterior durable polyester film. It was designed with the tactile feel of a polycarbonate film and provides the UV-resista…

  • LABEL PAPER

    LABEL PAPER

    March 9, 2015
    Herma has developed HERMALaser sheet 50 label paper, a lightweight and supple material that is designed for the permanent, safe labeling of surfaces with small radii. Its construction makes it suitable for use with pharmaceutical applications, suc…

  • ADHESIVE

    March 9, 2015
    MACtac has unveiled its newest adhesive technology that will be featured on its squeezable films and polypropylene products. MACtac MP880 adhesive is a clear, permanent acrylic with tack and adhesion properties designed for film label applications fo…

  • SINGLE-PLY IRC

    March 9, 2015
    Acucote has released its latest Instant Redeemable Coupon (IRC) product line: Diamond-Cote Single-ply (SP). The single-ply, single-message design converts like standard pressure sensitive applications and no lamination is required. Diamond-Cote SP mi…

  • ghs compliance

    March 9, 2015
    With the change in the GHS label requirements set to take place across the United States on June 1, 2015, TPGTEX has announced the release of its DrumWizard Lite label printing software. These programs will allow businesses to print GHS compliant lab…

  • RUBBER ROLL COVERING

    March 9, 2015
    Jemmco has announced the addition of the JemmStat CRS100 high release, conductive, silicone rubber roll covering to its full line of JemmStat static elimination products. The JemmStat CRS100 sleeve’s soft rubber surface offers good release pro…

  • PERMANENT ADHESIVE

    PERMANENT ADHESIVE

    March 9, 2015
    Lecta has launched SA234, a permanent adhesive designed for labeling reusable hard goods packaging and general retail applications.  It is a permanent hot or cold water soluble adhesive and can be removed either through submersion or water je…

  • ROTARY SCREEN INK

    March 9, 2015
    Flint Group Narrow Web has announced an upgraded version of CombiWhite - the over-printable opaque white rotary screen ink widely used in beverage, health and beauty, and no-label look applications. CombiWhite C3 is designed specifically for combina…

  • FLUORESCENT LABELSTOCK

    March 9, 2015
    UPM Raflatac has launched a renewed fluorescents product range for food package labeling, office applications and promotional labeling in the Americas.  This enhanced portfolio now features 50 potential product combinations and gives customers…

  • CONTACT SCANNING TECHNOLOGY

    CONTACT SCANNING TECHNOLOGY

    March 9, 2015
    Lake Image has launched MaxScan, a new contact scanning technology for high-resolution print inspection. The new Discovery MaxScan provides a 600 dpi resolution for print inspection applications at web or sheet widths of 309mm(12"), 619mm(24&…

  • PVDC-COATED FILM

    March 9, 2015
    FLEXcon has announced the launch of optiFLEX Reseal Barrier Clear, a new PVDC-coated film that serves as a barrier against moisture to maintain food freshness and the moistness of wet wipe products. The product was developed for resealable packaging…

  • Respond to negative reviews, reward positive ones

    Mark Lusky || March 9, 2015
    Both negative and positive customer feedback can build profitability. Don’t ignore either. Acknowledge and in some way reward positive comments; respond and attempt to remediate negative ones. This includes everything from online reviews and fo…

  • China’s Label Market

    China’s Label Market

    Greg Hrinya, Associate Editor || March 9, 2015
    A market slowdown has not deterred investment in the region.

  • Lab* 101: An Introduction to Lab* Color Space

    Lab* 101: An Introduction to Lab* Color Space

    Shawn Oetjen || March 9, 2015
    In today’s packaging market, brand identity is crucial. Color plays a vital part in brand identity and customers are requiring more accurate color reproduction every day. Lab* color space plays an essential role in the entire color process from…

  • Ink Innovation

    Ink Innovation

    Steve Katz, Editor || March 9, 2015
    A multitude of products and services are enhancing narrow web printing.

  • Smart technology redefines the label industry

    Smart technology redefines the label industry

    Greg Hrinya, Associate Editor || March 9, 2015
    The ‘internet of things’ has brands and consumers closer than ever before.

  • Narrow Web Profile:  Argent Tape & Label

    Narrow Web Profile: Argent Tape & Label

    Steve Katz, Editor || March 9, 2015
    Open-book management has turned around this fast-growing Michigan converter.

  • White is right: Using psychology to differentiate a package

    White is right: Using psychology to differentiate a package

    Scott Jost || March 9, 2015
    Color can be a differentiator on the retail shelf, but the absence of color can sometimes be a better choice. A white bottle can serve as a neutral backdrop for color-coded labels and closures, eliminating visual competition from the container itself…

  • Selling 101: How to sell your business and why planning starts now

    Rock LaManna || March 9, 2015
    There’s no easy way to sell a business. It takes a tremendous amount of communication, self-reflection, and above all else, planning. No one knows that better than Terri Krivosha. If selling a business is an art, Terri Krivosha is one heck o…

  • Color and branding

    Jack Kenny || March 9, 2015
    Can you trademark a packaging color? Maybe, maybe not.

  • The preposterous pipeline

    Calvin Frost || March 9, 2015
    Lester Brown will close the Earth Policy Institute (EPI) at the end of June. He will retire and EPI will cease to function as a global environmental think tank. I was sad to hear this but understand his rationale. Lester is 80 and good for him to rec…

  • Currency swings and roundabouts

    John Penhallow || March 9, 2015
    Violent exchange rate fluctuations have been rare in recent years. This year looks like the exception. In late January, and to general surprise, the Swiss Central Bank stopped intervening to hold down the value of the Swiss franc. Within minutes, the…

  • Evonik comes to LIFE

    Evonik comes to LIFE

    March 9, 2015
    TLMI (Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute) has announced that Hopewell, VA-based Evonik Corporation has recently become LIFE certified and that the company is the 62nd facility to achieve TLMI LIFE Certification. The LIFE program was develope…