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  • SATO America offers 14.9-cent RFID labels

    November 28, 2005
    SATO America offers 14.9-cent RFID labels SATO America now offers 4" x 2" Gen 2 RFID labels for 14.9 cents each in single roll quantities. The company says this new, low-priced smart label opens the door for immediate adoption of Gen 2 RFI…

  • Nilpeter, Gallus, MPS & Skanem named industry

    November 28, 2005
    More than 750 converters, suppliers and other industry professionals came together in September in Brussels to honor the winners of the 2005 Label Industry Awards. The R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing vision and pioneering ef…

  • Multi-Color pushes shrink market

    November 28, 2005
    Miller Brewing Company has brought its “Taste Referees” advertising campaign to limited-edition bottles of Miller Lite using full body shrink sleeve labels produced by Multi-Color Corporation, Cincinnati, OH, USA. The bottles’ shrin…

  • XSYS Print Solutions hosts UV flexo seminar

    November 28, 2005
    XSYS Print Solutions hosts UV flexo seminar XSYS Print Solutions played host to a comprehensive seminar addressing the growing market of UV Flexo for shrink applications. This one-day seminar, Market Expansion Through Shrink Conversion, held in Plym…

  • Electron beam

    November 28, 2005
    Jetrion, a supplier of inkjet printers and inks based in Ann Arbor, MI, USA, has formed a partnership with Advanced Electron Beams Inc. (AEB), of Wilmington, MA, USA, to introduce an electron beam (EB or e-beam) curing unit specifically for the narro…

  • Narrow Web Profile: Reynders Etiketten

    Narrow Web Profile: Reynders Etiketten

    Jack Kenny || November 28, 2005
    The latest technology and the highest quality are propelling this Belgian converter to global expansion.

  • Digital Printing

    Digital Printing

    November 28, 2005
    The growth of plateless printing is steady, and is attracting attention from some non-traditional printers.

  • More paper price hikes

    October 18, 2005
    More paper price hikes are expected Not surprisingly, the effects of higher oil and energy prices have begun to feed through to the price of raw materials. All types of global converters and label stock manufacturers can expect many more hikes of t…

  • Wal-Mart plans entry strategy

    October 18, 2005
    Wal-Mart plans entry strategy for Eastern Europe Label and packaging groups with interests in Eastern Europe, or indigenous companies themselves, will have noted with interest the announcement by Wal-Mart’s CEO, Lee Scott, that his company i…

  • New UK company formed with two new press agencies

    October 18, 2005
    New UK company formed with two new press agencies LPP Ltd., a newly formed company in Manchester, England, has been appointed agent for Aquaflex covering the UK and Ireland. Rotoflex, a Barcelona based manufacturer of forms and label presses, has ma…

  • Rako to install

    October 18, 2005
    Rako to install two Gallus RCS 330 presses Rako Etiketten has bought two Gallus RCS 330 servo-driven platform presses to expand capacity for small and medium sized runs on various substrates at its plant in north Germany. Both modular machines have…

  • Major new force

    October 18, 2005
    The global nature of label production favors consolidation, especially among European and US converters. The latest example is the formation of IlloSpear, which brings together the European operations of Illochroma Labelling Group and the filmic labe…

  • STORK PRINTS B.V., Boxmeer, Netherlands and Kufstein, Austria Stork Prints

    October 18, 2005
    STORK PRINTS B.V., Boxmeer, Netherlands and Kufstein, Austria — Stork Prints Austria has expanded its research and development team by appointing Oscar Brouwer as production manager of flexo print forms.…

  • SEKISUI TA INDUSTRIES (STA), Brea, CA, USA Karen Frascella

    October 18, 2005
    SEKISUI TA INDUSTRIES (STA), Brea, CA, USA — Karen Frascella has joined the company’s overlamination division as regional sales manager of the northeastern USA and Canada.…

  • MAX DAETWYLER CORPORATION, Huntersville, NC, USA Phil Ford

    October 18, 2005
    MAX DAETWYLER CORPORATION, Huntersville, NC, USA — Phil Ford has joined the company’s sales team as regional sales manager.…

  • KLOCKNER PENTAPLAST GROUP, Gordonsville, VA, USA The companys board of directors has promoted Tom Goeke

    October 18, 2005
    KLÖCKNER PENTAPLAST GROUP, Gordonsville, VA, USA — The company’s board of directors has promoted Tom Goeke from chief operating officer to chief executive officer of the Klöckner Pentaplast Group. Michael Tubridy has been promot…

  • HARPER ASIA PACIFIC CO. LTD., Bangkok, Thailand Pornpitak Potivejku

    October 18, 2005
    HARPER ASIA PACIFIC CO. LTD., Bangkok, Thailand — Pornpitak Potivejkul has accepted the position of technical manager of the company’s recently formed Harper Scientific division.…

  • BROOKFIELD ENGINEERING LABORATORIES, Middleboro, MA, USA Joe Moi

    October 18, 2005
    BROOKFIELD ENGINEERING LABORATORIES, Middleboro, MA, USA — Joe Moi has been promoted to vice president of international business development.…

  • ADHESIVES RESEARCH INC., Glen Rock, PA, USA The company has promoted Brian Smith

    October 18, 2005
    ADHESIVES RESEARCH INC., Glen Rock, PA, USA — The company has promoted Brian Smith to manager of environmental health and safety.…

  • ARCCURE TECHNOLOGIES, Lipp-stadt, Germany Peter Henning

    October 18, 2005
    ARCCURE TECHNOLOGIES, Lipp-stadt, Germany — Peter Henning became vice president of sales on October 1, assuming responsibility for the worldwide sales activities of the technology company.…

  • Michelle Sartor joins

    October 18, 2005
    Michelle Sartor joins L&NW editorial team Michelle D. Sartor has joined the staff of Label & Narrow Web magazine as associate editor. Sartor received her B.A. degree this year from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA, USA, from which…

  • Proofing system

    October 18, 2005
    Proofing system Integrity Engineering Princeton MN USA Integrity Engineering has introduced the Perfect Proofer, which works in conjunction with flexographic printing. This new product is meant to decrease the amount of time spent proofing inks ag…

  • End seals

    October 18, 2005
    End seals Max Daetwyler Huntersville NC USA Max Daetwyler Corporation now offers end seals as part of its line of flexo consumable items. The end seals are available in felt and foam. They are guaranteed to improve printing production by reducing…

  • Trim removal system

    October 18, 2005
    Trim removal system Converter Accessory Corporation Wind Gap PA USA The new FX1.5 has been added to the company’s family of Fox TrimAway and Fox Runner venturi trim removal systems. The FX1.5 fills the gap between the company’s small…

  • Packaging material

    October 18, 2005
    Packaging material Stora Enso Stevens Point WI USA The company introduces MultiFlex, a paper-based barrier packaging material. MultiFlex is a US FDA approved, aluminum-free packaging solution for lidding, pouch and oil, and grease resistant applic…

  • Automated color proofer

    October 18, 2005
    Automated color proofer Harper Corporation of America Charlotte NC USA The HarperScientific division of the company introduces the SHarper Color Proofer System, an automated proofing system. The system is designed to simulate a press by pulling th…

  • PET Films

    October 18, 2005
    PET Films Sihl Duren Zurich Switzerland PicoFilm targets both digital and laser printing. The new PET films are available up to 300 Ìm in thickness, coated on one or both sides, and with three different top-coats: matte, gloss, or transpare…

  • Thermal substrate

    October 18, 2005
    Thermal substrate Appleton Appleton WI USA Appleton introduces LightSafe 300 direct thermal substrate. LightSafe technology enables LightSafe 300 to maintain its original clean white appearance for two years or longer when exposed to high levels o…

  • Satin weave tape

    October 18, 2005
    Satin weave tape Paxar Corporation White Plains NY USA Paxar has developed a soft satin tape that requires no finishing station. The new tape, 910RFS, is designed for sewn-in care labels for clothing that will be home laundered and dry cleaned. It…

  • Drum labels

    October 18, 2005
    Drum labels FLEXcon Spencer MA USA FLEXcon is offering new drum labels as part of its DRUMcal line. The new labels are a lower cost alternative for drum labels that do not meet the BS 5609 standard requiring the label to withstand 90 days submerge…

  • Color measurer

    October 18, 2005
    Color measurer Gretag Macbeth Regensdorf Switzerland A new alternative to camera based systems for inline inspection of prints has been introduced. The new vipPAQ from Gretag Macbeth is an inline densitometric color measuring system designed for…

  • Solvent formulas

    October 18, 2005
    Solvent formulas Anderson & Vreeland Bryan OH USA Anderson & Vreeland now has three specialty solvent-washout solutions designed to improve processing of sheet photopolymers used in flexographic printing: Ultraflex LS, PLUS and…

  • Laminate tube press

    October 18, 2005
    Laminate tube press Ko-Pack Williston VT USA A combination of Ko-Pack’s traditional central impression drum technology and letterpress quality produces tube laminates for toothpaste tubes and healthcare products. The use of photopolymer lett…

  • Matte image coat

    October 18, 2005
    Matte image coat Water Ink Technologies Lincolnton NC USA Water Ink Technologies introduces UV Curable Matte Image Coat, a new UV coating with a writable surface. It is a UV curable coating that is receptive to marking, imaging, printing, an…

  • Pennsylvania converter names XSYS top supplier

    October 18, 2005
    XSYS Print Solutions’ narrow web inks division was named supplier of the year for 2004 by Yerecic Label located in New Kensington, PA, USA. XSYS was selected as the primary supplier of inks after a 12-week ink supplier qualification proce…

  • Technicote now a voting member of NASPO

    October 18, 2005
    Technicote now a voting member of NASPO Technicote, a pressure sensitive material solution provider headquartered in Miamisburg, OH, USA, has been admitted to the North American Security Products Organization (NASPO) as a voting member. Eric Buchr…

  • Spartanics expands

    October 18, 2005
    Spartanics expands into digital diecutting Spartanics, Rolling Meadows, IL, USA, announced that it will be the new manufacturer of Klemm Laser Cut Systems for digital diecutting, as well as coordinator of the worldwide sales and service organizatio…

  • D.W. Renzmann unveils Riobeer alliance

    October 18, 2005
    D.W. Renzmann unveils Riobeer alliance D.W. Renzmann Apparatebau, Monzingen, Germany, has formalized an alliance with the Swiss company Riobeer AG Cleaning Solutions. This alliance is a follow-up to when Riobeer AG Cleaning Solutions took over all t…

  • Stork Cellramic opens Stork-Source.com

    October 18, 2005
    Stork Cellramic opens Stork-Source.com Stork Cellramic, a division of Stork Materials Technology, has opened Stork-Source.com. It is a new online store created to be a one-stop shopping source for supplies used by flexographic printers including ani…

  • Water Ink Technologies moves branch

    October 18, 2005
    Water Ink Technologies moves branch Water Ink Technologies, based in Lincolnton, NC, USA, has moved its Mid-Atlantic branch to Cinnaminson, NJ. The move was made because of an increase in sales and the addition of new products for flexo printers and…

  • Water Ink Technologies moves branch

    October 18, 2005
    Water Ink Technologies moves branch Water Ink Technologies, based in Lincolnton, NC, USA, has moved its Mid-Atlantic branch to Cinnaminson, NJ. The move was made because of an increase in sales and the addition of new products for flexo printers and…

  • Multi-Color upgrades shrink sleeve production

    October 18, 2005
    Multi-Color upgrades shrink sleeve production Multi-Color Corporation, headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, USA, has upgraded its shrink sleeve label production capabilities with the addition of a seamer and two inspector/ rewinders from Stanford Produc…

  • Flexo Concepts buys

    October 18, 2005
    Flexo Concepts, the manufacturer of TruPoint doctor blades, has acquired Absolutely Micro*Clean International, which makes anilox roll cleaning equipment that utilizes plastic blast media. “The Micro*Clean product line makes sense for us on se…

  • Performance Label International recognized

    October 18, 2005
    Performance Label International recognized Performance Label International Inc., San Diego, CA, USA, received a 2005 Premier Print Award for outstanding achievement in the production of flexographics for its Red Bull window decal. The Premier Print…

  • Discount Labels named top Proforma supplier

    October 18, 2005
    Discount Labels named top Proforma supplier Discount Labels, of New Albany, IN, USA, has received the Supplier of the Year Award from Proforma for the fourth consecutive year. The award was presented during Proforma’s 2005 Convention in Orland…

  • Ampersand Label acquired by WS Group

    October 18, 2005
    Ampersand Label acquired by WS Group WS Packaging Group, the Wisconsin, USA based printing and converting conglomerate, has purchased the assets of Ampersand Label Inc., of Garden Grove, CA, USA. Founded in 1979 by Lowell Matthews and John Fontana,…

  • Weber Marking Systems to consolidate TLE

    October 18, 2005
    Weber Marking Systems to consolidate TLE Weber Marking Systems has announced that its subsidiary company, Tape & Label Engineering (TLE), St. Petersburg, FL, USA, was consolidated as a Weber label manufacturing facility effective October 1. A p…

  • AWT, Web Label merge companies

    October 18, 2005
    AWT, Web Label merge companies Advanced Web Technologies (AWT) and Web Label combined their respective businesses effective September 7. AWT and Web Label are both narrow web flexographic printers based in Minneapolis, MN, USA. The combined company…

  • Self-Wound Overlamination

    Self-Wound Overlamination

    Karen L. Frascella || October 18, 2005
    A favorite super hero of flexo label printers

  • Plate Mounters

    Plate Mounters

    October 18, 2005
    In search of the perfectly mounted printing plate, converters can choose from a variety of methods, all of which aim for accuracy and time saving.