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  • Knife positioning system

    January 16, 2006
    Knife positioning system Dienes Werke Overath Germany Dienes Werke now offers QUIK-SET, a knife positioning system that the company says maximizes time savings by moving all knife holders simultaneously. The system uses computer controls, which ma…

  • New machines

    January 16, 2006
    New machines Rotoflex International Ontario Canada Rotoflex introduces the new HLI series of slitting, rewinding and inspection machines available in 13" and 16" web widths. The company says the HLI delivers consistent slitting performan…

  • Roll microscope

    January 16, 2006
    Roll microscope Max Daetwyler Huntersville NC USA Max Daetwyler has added the Heavy Duty Roll Microscope to its product line. The microscope views cells on ceramic or chrome rollers. The company says it is an economical way to view microscopically…

  • Alternative film

    January 16, 2006
    Alternative film Fasson Roll North America Painesville OH USA The Fasson Roll North America division of Avery Dennison has introduced EarthFirst PLA film to its product offering. The company says the film offers a high gloss and scratch-resistant…

  • Alternative film

    January 16, 2006
    Alternative film Fasson Roll North America Painesville OH USA The Fasson Roll North America division of Avery Dennison has introduced EarthFirst PLA film to its product offering. The company says the film offers a high gloss and scratch-resistant…

  • Retrofit equipment

    January 16, 2006
    Retrofit equipment Telstar Engineering Burnsville MN USA Telstar Engineering has released the Flexo-Screen DUO, a switch-out system that utilizes the same base frame for both screen or UV-flexo printing. The device allows printers to have both rot…

  • Magnetic cylinders

    January 16, 2006
    Magnetic cylinders T.D. Wright St. Paul MN USA TDW has expanded its line of modular magnetic cylinders. From rotary magnetic/solid anvil solutions to cylinders for matched male/female wrap die sets, TDW offers repeat ranges from 6" to 6…

  • Flexo plate imagers

    January 16, 2006
    Flexo plate imagers Esko-Graphics Ghent Belgium Esko-Graphics has added two new models to its line of Cyrel Digital Imager (CDI) flexo imagers. The CDI Spark 4260 images plates as large as 42" x 60" and runs in front of any solvent proce…

  • Plate cleaning system

    January 16, 2006
    Omet offers a new plate cleaning system that the company says eliminates machine stops for cleaning and guarantees a constant high-quality print. The cleaning head moves transversally on the printing unit and is adjustable for all of its functions: s…

  • Printco Industries moves to new facility

    January 16, 2006
    Printco Industries moves to new facility Printco Industries, a manufacturer of custom flexo and gravure machinery and a marketer of enclosed doctor blade systems, has moved to a new facility. New contact information is Printco Industries LLC, 3807…

  • Avery certifies 17

    January 16, 2006
    Avery certifies 17 in RFID program Avery Dennison RFID, Clinton, SC, USA, has announced that 17 RFID converters have met rigorous standards to become Avery Dennison “Qualified Converters.” The company designs and manufactures high volum…

  • GiDue forms alliance

    January 16, 2006
    GiDue forms alliance for offset development Italian flexo press manufacturer GiDue has allied with Nuova Castagnoli, an Italian offset press maker, to develop new UV offset technology. The companies announced recently that they will share technolog…

  • PLGA Global expands scholarship program

    January 16, 2006
    PLGA Global expands scholarship program The Packaging & Label Gravure Association Global continues to expand its scholarship program. Executive Director Bill Klein announced that since its inception in 2002, the PLGA Global has added another sch…

  • AB Graphic opens new plant in Midwest

    January 16, 2006
    A three-day open house in Elgin, IL, in November marked the official opening of AB Graphic International’s new Midwest facility. The event drew 151 representatives from 68 companies in the industry. Live presentations from Hewlett Packar…

  • Alien certifies MPI

    January 16, 2006
    Alien certifies MPI for RFID label sales MPI Label Systems, of Sebring, OH, USA, has enhanced its relationship with Alien Technology, a provider of RFID products, and has received qualification from Alien that allows MPI to convert, test and direct…

  • Raflatac celebrates completion of new

    January 16, 2006
    Raflatac recently hosted Pro Label Day to celebrate the completion of a new coating line and the company’s expansion in North America. More than 300 people attended the November event, which began in Asheville, NC, USA, at the Grove Point Inn R…

  • Gerhardt and RTI

    January 16, 2006
    Gerhardt and RTI merge operations Gerhardt, a Danish manufacturer of solid and flexible dies for the narrow web industry, recently announced a merger with Rotary-Tooling International (RTI), of Haarlem, Netherlands. RTI was founded 25 years ago as…

  • Label & Narrow Web magazine will sponsor the L&NW Label

    January 16, 2006
    Label & Narrow Web magazine will sponsor the L&NW Label Symposium, an educational program for narrow web converting professionals, in May 2006. The symposium is the first in a continuing series. Described as “The Event that Enabl…

  • Multi-Color again named to Forbes list

    January 16, 2006
    Multi-Color again named to Forbes’ list Forbes Magazine has recognized Multi-Color Corporation as one of the United States’ best small companies. In its October 31 issue, Forbes ranked Multi-Color 41st in its listing of the “200 B…

  • Mark Andy lays off

    January 16, 2006
    Mark Andy lays off 21 at two US plants Mark Andy, a manufacturer of narrow web presses for the narrow web industry, laid off 21 of its US employees in mid-November, both at the Chesterfield, MO, headquarters and at the Comco plant in Milford, OH.…

  • WS buys division from Renaissance

    January 16, 2006
    WS buys division from Renaissance The narrow web division of Renaissance Mark has been purchased by WS Packaging Group, based in Algoma, WI, USA. Facilities acquired are in Fullerton, CA; Skokie, IL; and Scranton, PA, all in the United States; and i…

  • A look ahead

    January 16, 2006
    One always seems to wax nostalgic at this time of year. Looking back on tradition and history is a productive way to identify the positive events and milestones that serve to define who and what we are in the present. Using the knowledge of the past…

  • Who Knows Best?

    January 16, 2006
    Happy New Year to you all! 2006 is now well under way, and that means that by now we've all worked through our budgets, business planning, personnel reviews, and other end-of-year exercises that either burden us with unreachable expectations or saddl…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    January 16, 2006
    Narrow Web Europe New company follows Sherman’s closure of world headquarters By Barry Hunt To the surprise of some, the American owners of Sherman Treaters decided to close its UK and world headquarters, located some 30 miles north west o…

  • Michael B. Weir retires

    Michael B. Weir retires

    Michael B. Weir || January 16, 2006
    TLMI's legal expert ends 50 years of service

  • Servo Power

    Servo Power

    January 16, 2006
    Impeccable registration, reduced waste, faster setup: these are a few of the benefits of the servo driven press.

  • Narrow Web Profile: Creative Labels of Vermont

    Narrow Web Profile: Creative Labels of Vermont

    Jack Kenny || January 16, 2006
    A family-run firm in the northern US grows through careful planning and a focus on human values.

  • North American Label Markets

    North American Label Markets

    Michelle Sartor || January 16, 2006
    After a reasonably healthy year, narrow web converters in North America prepare for price increases, technological growth, and continued attempts to commoditize quality printed products.

  • WS Packaging buys division from Renaissance Mark

    January 10, 2006
    The narrow web division of Renaissance Mark has been purchased by WS Packaging Group, based in Algoma, WI, USA. Facilities acquired are in Fullerton, CA; Skokie, IL; and Scranton, PA, all in the United States; and in Monterrey, Mexico. The former…

  • RDP Marathon Renamed Drent Goebel North America

    January 10, 2006
    RDP Marathon, the Canadian press manufacturer acquired by Drent Goebel in 2005, has officially changed its name to Drent Goebel North America Inc. The company is located in Montreal. “Since the acquisition, the integration process of both co…

  • Chemsultants growth recognized for 13th straight year

    January 10, 2006
    For the 13th consecutive year, Chemsultants International, of Mentor, OH, USA, has earned recognition as one of Ohio’s fastest growing companies. The company received the honor, known as the “Lake-Geauga Fast Track 50,” from the La…

  • Flint Group is new name for Flint Ink and XSYS Print Solutions

    January 10, 2006
    “Flint Group” has been selected to be the new name for the holding company created by the merger in late 2005 of Europe based XSYS Print Solutions and American-owned Flint Ink Corporation. “Flint Group is a strong new leader in a…

  • Mark Andy lays off 21 in US plants

    November 29, 2005
    Mark Andy, a manufacturer of presses for the narrow web industry, laid off 21 of its US employees in mid-November, both at the Chesterfield, MO, headquarters and at the Comco plant in Milford, OH. Company President Paul Brauss said the reduction in w…

  • MACtac to raise prices 5-6 percent

    November 29, 2005
    Morgan Adhesives Company (MACtac), of Stow, OH, USA, has announced a general price increase ranging from 5 to 6 percent on shipments of its label materials, effective January 6. The announcement was made in a November 21 letter to customers from Tom…

  • Multi-Color again named to Forbes Best Small Companies list

    November 29, 2005
    Forbes Magazine has recognized Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ:LABL) as one of the United States’ best small companies. In its October 31 issue, Forbes ranked Multi-Color 41st in its listing of the “200 Best Small Companies in America.&rd…

  • Flint-Schmidt divests metal decorating business

    November 28, 2005
    Flint-Schmidt divests metal decorating business Flint-Schmidt, part of the recently combined group of Flint Ink and XSYS Print Solutions, is selling its metal decorating business to the division’s senior management for an undisclosed sum. It i…

  • Boost for Scandinavian label stock manufacturing

    November 28, 2005
    Boost for Scandinavian label stock manufacturing Economic pessimism does not seem to be inhibiting certain self-adhesive label stock manufacturers. Raflatac announced that it would double its current filmic label production at the Tampere mill in so…

  • SUN CHEMICAL

    November 28, 2005
    SUN CHEMICAL, Northlake, IL, USA — The company announced the alignment of its North American Inks businesses in an effort to better serve its customers in different market segments and to increase the value to the customer. This has resulted in…

  • PRECISION AIRCONVEY CORP., Newark, DE, USA The company promoted Erik Adams

    November 28, 2005
    PRECISION AIRCONVEY CORP., Newark, DE, USA — The company promoted Erik Adams from regional sales manager to global sales manager. He will supervise a team of regional sales engineers and manage a worldwide network of representative firms and di…

  • HARPER CORPORATION OF AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA HarperScientific, the printing and coating supplies division of the company, has hired Bob Cizmar

    November 28, 2005
    HARPER CORPORATION OF AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA — HarperScientific, the printing and coating supplies division of the company, has hired Bob Cizmar as a technical product specialist. He will be responsible for technical support of HarperScien…

  • GEW (EC) LTD., Surrey, UK The company has named Craig Brawley

    November 28, 2005
    GEW (EC) LTD., Surrey, UK — The company has named Craig Brawley to the position of overseas sales manager.…

  • DOMINO AMJET INC., Gurnee, IL, USA The company has appointed Gary Page

    November 28, 2005
    DOMINO AMJET INC., Gurnee, IL, USA — The company has appointed Gary Page to its newly created position of business development manager. His main responsibility will be to enhance Domino’s presence in RFID solutions through its adoption an…

  • ADHESIVES RESEARCH INC., Glen Rock, PA, USA William M. Stratton

    November 28, 2005
    ADHESIVES RESEARCH INC., Glen Rock, PA, USA — William M. Stratton III was chosen to lead the company’s new division, ARclad, as its vice president and general manager. Stratton was previously general manager of the company’s e…

  • 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.