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  • Mühlbauer systems active in Slovenian passports

    November 28, 2006
    The Mühlbauer technology group, based in Roding, Germany, has joined with the government of Slovenia to personalize the nation’s passports. Mühlbauer is a partner of Cetis, a Slovenian producer of security printing products.  …

  • Domino acquires Danish thermal transfer company

    November 28, 2006
    Domino Printing Sciences has acquired Easyprint A/S from Easyprint Holding ApS and Vald.Nielsen & Son Export A/S. Based in Karlslunde, Denmark, Easyprint specializes in the design, manufacture and distribution of innovative thermal transfer overc…

  • Metro Label acquires Gordon Graphics, Aluglass

    November 20, 2006
    Metro Label Group, headquartered in Toronto, ON, Canada, has acquired two label printing companies: Aluglass, also of Toronto, and Gordon Graphics, of Novato, CA, USA. Aluglass, formerly a public company with a plant in Canada and one in the US, w…

  • Chemsultants reorganizes, names Avalon COO

    November 20, 2006
    Chemsultants International, of Mentor, OH, USA, has organized its staff to address the needs of its growing business, according to Richard P. Muny, founder and CEO. Muny announced the promotion of Gary A. Avalon to the position of chief operating…

  • Masterpiece Graphix receives HP treatment status

    November 20, 2006
    Masterpiece Graphix, located in Fenton, MO, USA, has announced that it has been approved as North America’s first HP Authorized Media Treatment Center. The company offers specialized coating services. “What makes Masterpiece Graphix di…

  • Speeding the supply of Toshiba computers in Europe

    November 14, 2006
    Speeding the supply of Toshiba computers in Europe Toshiba Europe is employing UPM Raflatac to develop one of the largest Gen2 RFID supply chain systems in Europe. The deal includes Toshiba TEC, a supplier of RFID label printers, and ADT Security/Ty…

  • RAKO adds more

    November 14, 2006
    RAKO adds more Nilpeter flexo units RAKO Etiketten has increased the flexo capacity of its Witzhave plant near Hamburg, Germany, by installing two Nilpeter UV flexo presses. Both are the recently-introduced FA-4 models each with a 13" web widt…

  • Loparex opens

    November 14, 2006
    Loparex opens liner facility in Poland Despite the political uncertainty in Poland, vast amounts of development money is currently being poured into the country by global investors and manufacturers. It also appears to be among Europe’s leadi…

  • On-pack promotions

    November 14, 2006
    On-pack promotions that tempt fickle consumers Brand owners like on-pack promotions because they can often tempt many consumers to favor one product brand over another. Of course, they also offer many added value opportunities for label converters.…

  • Jetrion purchase reflects growth of narrow web inkjet

    November 14, 2006
    Assuming it clears the legal hurdles, the purchase of Jetrion from the Flint Group by Electronics For Imaging (EFI) is being keenly watched among European OEM partners and other inkjet vendors. This attention reflects a wider interest in single-pass…

  • Private label brands set

    November 14, 2006
    Ongoing shifts in retail patterns naturally affect the way brand managers fulfill their label and packaging needs. One of the more notable of trends concerns the labeling of products manufactured or processed specifically as own label brands (private…

  • XERICWEB DRYING SYSTEMS, Neenah, WI, USA — Kari Meixl

    November 14, 2006
    XERICWEB DRYING SYSTEMS, Neenah, WI, USA — Kari Meixl has been promoted to product manager for the company’s narrow web drying and curing systems. She coordinates all aspects of the company’s narrow web products, from engineering th…

  • PRINTING INDUSTRIES OF AMERICA (PIA)/GRAPHIC ARTS TECHNICAL FOUNDATION (GATF), Sewickley, PA, USA — Julie Shaffer

    November 14, 2006
    PRINTING INDUSTRIES OF AMERICA (PIA)/GRAPHIC ARTS TECHNICAL FOUNDATION (GATF), Sewickley, PA, USA — Julie Shaffer has been appointed the new director of the Digital Printing Council. She has been with PIA/GATF since 2000, serving as director of…

  • KODAK GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS GROUP (GCG), Rochester, NY, USA — Jeff Hayzlett,

    November 14, 2006
    KODAK GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS GROUP (GCG), Rochester, NY, USA — Jeff Hayzlett, chief marketing officer and vice president of Kodak’s GCG, has been elected to the board of directors of the Business Marketing Association (BMA), an internatio…

  • INTERNATIONAL SPECIALTY PRODUCTS (ISP), Wayne, NJ, USA — Specialty chemicals sales veteran Darrell Christopher

    November 14, 2006
    INTERNATIONAL SPECIALTY PRODUCTS (ISP), Wayne, NJ, USA — Specialty chemicals sales veteran Darrell Christopher has joined the company’s North America performance chemicals and biocides sales team as key account manager for the Midwest reg…

  • HARPERSCIENTIFIC, Charlotte, NC, USA — Jazmin Clark

    November 14, 2006
    HARPERSCIENTIFIC, Charlotte, NC, USA — Jazmin Clark has been promoted to product specialist. She is responsible for developing and assimilating technical marketing information about new and existing products, and distributing it to the marketpl…

  • HARPER CORPORATION OF AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA — Gregg W. Pearce

    November 14, 2006
    HARPER CORPORATION OF AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA — Gregg W. Pearce has joined the company as its new corporate purchasing manager. He is responsible for managing and directing all purchasing functions for Harper Corporation of America in the U…

  • DATALASE, Norcross, GA, USA — The company has appointed Chuck Pemble

    November 14, 2006
    DATALASE, Norcross, GA, USA — The company has appointed Chuck Pemble national sales manager for the USA. His responsibilities include providing strategic input for DataLase’s growth within the USA and he will also be instrumental in the s…

  • ARTWORK SYSTEMS GROUP, Gent, Belgium — The company has appointed Stan Lemmens

    November 14, 2006
    ARTWORK SYSTEMS GROUP, Gent, Belgium — The company has appointed Stan Lemmens to head its marketing team. He was responsible for the launch of PA:CT within Artwork Systems, having joined the company two years ago. In his new role, he will look…

  • ADHESIVES RESEARCH, Glen Rock, PA, USA — Michael Deck

    November 14, 2006
    ADHESIVES RESEARCH, Glen Rock, PA, USA — Michael Deck has been hired as engineered tapes market manager, ARcare Division. He is responsible for identifying new engineered tape market segments and applications in North America.…

  • Window film

    November 14, 2006
    Window film Multi-Plastics Lewis Center OH USA Multi-Plastics offers EnviroSafe window film to the envelope market. It is a cellulose film made from wood pulp, a natural and sustainable resource. The film is classified in the paper and board categ…

  • Online curing system

    November 14, 2006
    Online curing system Research Inc. Eden Prairie MN USA Research Inc. introduces the Model 1000 UV OnLine System, a UV system for integration in a range of UV curing applications. The Model 1000 System can be integrated on wet offset or…

  • Thermal transfer

    November 14, 2006
    Thermal transfer Green Bay Packaging Green Bay WI USA The Coated Products Operations of Green Bay Packaging offers two new thermal transfer labelstocks that it says provide customers with an economical alternative to standard thermal transfer labe…

  • Overlaminate film

    November 14, 2006
    Overlaminate film acpo Oak Harbor OH USA acpo introduces 505OB, a photoluminescent self-wound overlaminate film. 505OB contains an optical brightener formulation that glows or illuminates when exposed to black light. Labels laminated with 505OB ca…

  • Seamless screen

    November 14, 2006
    Seamless screen Lebanon Valley Engraving Lebanon PA USA Lebanon Valley Engraving has a seamless screen product meant for use with hot melt adhesives, coatings and blisterpack applications. The seamless screen is offered in repeat sizes 251⁄4…

  • Air knife mounting system

    November 14, 2006
    Air knife mounting system Exair Cincinnati OH USA EXAIR says its new Universal Air Knife Mounting System provides secure, precise positioning for air knives used to blow off, dry and cool. At the end of each production run, the air knife can be mo…

  • UV control system

    November 14, 2006
    UV control system Nordson Westlake OH USA Nordson debuts its new eUV Energy Saving UV Control System, which it says reduces energy consumption for UV users and increases profitability. The new eUV system delivers the same UV performance, but…

  • Brochure

    November 14, 2006
    Brochure Schober USA Cincinnati OH USA Schober USA has a new four-page, full-color brochure that provides an overview of its capabilities for paper, film, paperboard, self adhesive film, and foil converting. The literature highlights available tec…

  • Clear-on-clear film

    November 14, 2006
    Clear-on-clear film MACtac Stow OH USA MACtac offers improved clear-on-clear prime film label material (product number PF8992). The product is ideal for beverage bottles, pharmaceutical bottles or any high end packaging application requiring a pri…

  • Clear-on-clear film

    November 14, 2006
    Clear-on-clear film MACtac Stow OH USA MACtac offers improved clear-on-clear prime film label material (product number PF8992). The product is ideal for beverage bottles, pharmaceutical bottles or any high end packaging application requiring a pri…

  • Thermal transfer digital press

    November 14, 2006
    Thermal transfer digital press Matan Digital Printers Rosh Ha’ayin Israel Matan Digital Printers has launched Matan SprinG3, the third generation of the Matan Spring12 product line of industrial six-color thermal transfer digital presses. Th…

  • Gallus promotes offset with expanded

    November 14, 2006
    In St. Gallen, Switzerland, the Gallus Group has been manufacturing presses for more than 75 years. In that long period of time the company has seen the growth of flexography and rotary screen printing, along with the gradual decline of letterpress,…

  • Harper, area college increase flexo education

    November 14, 2006
    Harper, area college increase flexo education Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) and anilox supplier Harper Corporation of America, both of Charlotte, NC, USA, have announced the formation of a continuing education program for the flexographi…

  • Lamart celebrates its

    November 14, 2006
    Lamart celebrates its 50th anniversary Lamart Corporation, a coating and laminating company based in Clifton, NJ, USA, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. “Our company has had a proud history since our inception in July of 1956, with…

  • Maxcess unit teaches

    November 14, 2006
    Maxcess unit teaches web handling and more 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 o…

  • Yupo plans capacity hike for synthetic paper

    November 14, 2006
    Yupo plans capacity hike for synthetic paper 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 pro…

  • Green Bay Packaging now ships from the West

    November 14, 2006
    The Coated Products Operations of Green Bay Packaging Inc. now distributes its pressure sensitive label materials from a facility located in Langley, BC, Canada, near Vancouver. According to Steve Wilcox, VP of sales, the new distribution point is st…

  • GRE Americas office opens in Philadelphia

    November 14, 2006
    GRE Americas office opens in Philadelphia 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, engine…

  • Pitman to distribute Rad-Cure products

    November 14, 2006
    Pitman to distribute Rad-Cure products Pitman Company, of Totowa, NJ, USA, a North American graphic arts supplier, has been named national distributor for Rad-Cure Corporation, a manufacturer of ultraviolet curable coatings, adhesives and specialty…

  • UPM Raflatac launches enhanced web site

    November 14, 2006
    UPM Raflatac launches enhanced web site UPM Raflatac has enhanced and redesigned its web site: www.upmraflatac.com. The most notable content addition is a section dedicated to RFID, which features extensive product information for Rafsec RFID tags a…

  • Kelva and Nilpeter announce OEM deal

    November 14, 2006
    Kelva and Nilpeter announce OEM deal AB Kelva, a manufacturer of web cleaning systems based in Lund, Sweden, has formed a strategic alliance with Danish label press manufacturer Nilpeter A/S. The alliance will integrate Kelva’s contact web cle…

  • LabelTraxx and MACtac are now connected

    November 14, 2006
    LabelTraxx and MACtac are now connected Tailored Solutions’ Label Traxx, a print business management software for narrow web flexo printers based in Milwaukee, WI, USA, now connects with MACtac, a supplier of pressure sensitive adhesive papers…

  • KPG to represent GIDUE in the USA and the UK

    November 14, 2006
    KPG to represent GIDUE in the USA and the UK GIDUE S.p.a., a manufacturer of label and packaging presses headquartered in Turate, Italy, has appointed KPG Corporation and KPG Europe as its agents for the USA and UK, respectively. KPG is based in the…

  • Mark Andy celebrates

    November 14, 2006
    Mark Andy celebrates its 60th birthday Mark Andy, celebrating its 60th anniversary as a manufacturer of printing and converting equipment for the narrow web industry, held a big birthday party early this month at its headquarters in Chesterfield, M…

  • Gallus acquires folding carton equipment firm

    November 14, 2006
    Gallus acquires folding carton equipment firm The Gallus Group, of St. Gallen, Switzerland, a manufacturer of narrow web presses, has taken a step to strengthen its involvement in the market for folding carton converting equipment by seeking to acqu…

  • HP Indigo users to meet in Florida in February

    November 14, 2006
    HP Indigo users to meet in Florida in February 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…

  • US Government ends investigation into labelstocks

    November 14, 2006
    Avery Dennison Corporation, Pasadena, CA, USA, announced that it has been notified by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) that the DOJ has decided to close its investigation into competitive practices in the labelstock industry without further action.…

  • GM Nameplate wins flexo achievement award

    November 14, 2006
    The California Division of GM Nameplate, a printing and converting company in Seattle, WA, USA, a leading manufacturing solutions provider, has been awarded a 2006 Premier Print Award for outstanding achievement in the production of flexographic prin…

  • Students test new coated flexo cylinder

    November 14, 2006
    A new print cylinder that contains a patent-pending coating to absorb and displace energy was tested recently by students at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) under the auspices of HarperScientific, both of Charlotte, NC, USA. The cylinder…

  • Wal-Mart speaks: Reduce packaging

    November 8, 2006
    Wal-Mart has begun keeping track of its suppliers’ use of packaging, with a stated aim of conserving resources. The world’s largest retailer has issued a “packaging scorecard” by which it will measure its vendors’ packag…