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  • Rotary Screen

    Rotary Screen

    May 11, 2006
    Decoration, security, RFID, and now braille imaging are among the many capabilities of this versatile printing process.

  • Glennon Group sold to Pro Machs ID Technology

    May 9, 2006
    Pro Mach Inc., of Cincinnati, OH, USA, announced Monday that its ID Technology division has acquired The Glennon Group, a provider of labeling, marking and packaging systems and services based in Pewaukee, WI, USA. ID Technology, which is based in…

  • FLEXcon celebrates 50 years in business

    May 9, 2006
    FLEXcon, a manufacturer of pressure sensitive film and adhesive products, marked the start of its 50th year of operation in March of this year. From its origin as a garage-based business in Spencer, MA, USA, FLEXcon has grown into a premier polymeric…

  • GRE forms inkjet alliance with Impika

    May 9, 2006
    GRE Engineering, of Steinebrunn, Switzerland, has formed an alliance with inkjet printing systems manufacturer Impika Jetting Solutions of Aubagne, France, that will integrate the product lines of both companies. GRE provides custom converting system…

  • Punch Graphix announces new CEO for North America

    May 9, 2006
    Punch Graphix has appointed Patrick Canavan president and CEO of its North American operations, based in Itasca, IL, USA. He succeeds Kristof Vereenooghe, who moved back to Europe. Canavan is the former president of LG Philips’ USA division,…

  • New trade show planner serves narrow web market

    May 9, 2006
    Taylor Trade Show Management and Marketing Communications has been established as a trade show logistics and planning service for the suppliers to the narrow web industry. The owner is Jenny Taylor of St. Louis, MO, USA, a 25-year veteran of experien…

  • Mark Andy wins FTA Technical Innovation Award

    May 2, 2006
    Mark Andy’s integrated RFID tag insertion system is the recipient of the 2006 Technical Innovation Award from the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA). Presentation of the award was made Sunday in Louisville, KY, USA, at the Foundation of F…

  • Edale expands its presence in North America

    May 2, 2006
    British press manufacturer Edale is expanding its sales and service network with the appointment of a North American sales manager and the establishment of a service and parts center in Raleigh, NC, USA. Karl Schmucker, an 18-year graphic arts indust…

  • Harper donates anilox rolls to Argentinean foundation

    April 25, 2006
    Harper Corporation of America, Charlotte, NC, USA, recently donated four Platinum XLT anilox rolls to Centro de Investigación Gráfica Juan Gutenberg (Johannes Gutenberg Graphic Research Centre), a nonprofit educational institution noted…

  • Gallus demonstrates press at Label Summit Latin America

    April 25, 2006
    Gallus Inc., Philadelphia, PA, USA, will be demonstrating the Gallus EM 280 narrow web combination press during the Label Summit Latin America 2006 in Mexico City, Mexico. The press demonstrations will show applications for UV and water based, four c…

  • UVitec partners with Flexsolutions

    April 25, 2006
    UVitec Printing Ink Inc., a manufacturer of UV inks and UV coatings located in Lodi, NJ, USA, announces a partnership with Flexsolutions of Marlton, NJ, USA, a distributor of printing plates and other items for the narrow web printing industry. &ldqu…

  • TrendWatch mini-report reveals packaging trends

    April 25, 2006
    TrendWatch Graphic Arts, New York, NY, USA, has released a detailed mini-report on the status of packaging as part of commercial printers’ overall service mixes. “Printers & Packaging 2006” is a 37-page report that looks at who&…

  • The Label Printers adds digital print capability

    April 18, 2006
    The Label Printers, of Aurora, IL, USA, has expanded its production capabilities with the addition of an HP Indigo ws4050 press. According to CEO Bill Kane, the acquisition allows the company to meet changing customer demands. “Our customers…

  • FFTA and WVU Tech to sponsor educational seminars

    April 18, 2006
    The Foundation of Flexographic Technical Association (FFTA) has formed an educational alliance with the Department of Printing at West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech), in Montgomery, WV, USA. The seminars, hosted at WVU Tech, w…

  • Boise Paper to invest $72 million in PS stock production

    April 12, 2006
    The directors of Boise Paper, of Boise, ID, USA, have approved a $72 million capital project to expand Boise’s production of pressure sensitive paper. The project involves adding new capability to the existing 250" #3 paper machine at Bois…

  • HP donates Indigo press to Cal Polys graphics school

    April 12, 2006
    California Polytechnic Institute’s Graphic Communication Department has received a Hewlett-Packard Indigo 3050 variable data digital printing press. The equipment, valued at approximately $350,000, is capable of seven-color printing on a wide v…

  • Omet draws US converters and suppliers to folding carton seminar

    April 12, 2006
    The printing and converting equipment of Omet, the narrow web press manufacturer based in Lecco, Italy, was the focus of a day-long open house and educational program April 11 in Edison, NJ, USA, sponsored by Matik, the company’s North American…

  • Smart labels that say Dont eat me

    April 7, 2006
    Smart labels that say ‘Don’t eat me’ There's just room for yet another smart label contender. This one is a patented microbiological freshness indicator named Traceo, developed by Cryolog in France. The transparent label includes…

  • Meeting standards for secure coded labeling system

    April 7, 2006
    Meeting standards for secure coded labeling system Another clever labeling application relates to the arcane world of tracking and tracing pharmaceutical, veterinary and biological products. Prisym Medica, a UK developer of marking and coding softwa…

  • Why a metallic inks company is sponsoring

    April 7, 2006
    Why a metallic inks company is sponsoring a very fast boat Company sponsorships among print-related suppliers were all the rage in the 1980s when brand building stepped up a gear. Inflationary pressures then kicked in and so the bean counters were…

  • ROTEC HUELSENSYSTEME, Ottenstein, Germany Birgit Verwold

    April 7, 2006
    ROTEC HUELSENSYSTEME, Ottenstein, Germany — Birgit Verwold took over the newly created position of marketing and sales coordination at the company. She is responsible for coordination of sales activities, adjustment with agencies, exhibition ma…

  • PRISYM INC., Charlotte, NC Michael Guthauser h

    April 7, 2006
    PRISYM INC., Charlotte, NC — Michael Guthauser has been appointed as the company’s new strategic accounts manager.…

  • MAXCESS INTERNATIONAL, Oklahoma City, OK, USA The company has added Scott Haney

    April 7, 2006
    MAXCESS INTERNATIONAL, Oklahoma City, OK, USA — The company has added Scott Haney as MAGPOWR product manager. He will lead product development for MAGPOWR brakes, clutches and tension control products.…

  • INNOVIA FILMS INC., Atlanta, GA, USA The company has appointed Joe Piccione

    April 7, 2006
    INNOVIA FILMS INC., Atlanta, GA, USA — The company has appointed Joe Piccione as president. He has worked in the packaging and plastics sectors for 20 years.…

  • HARPER CORPORATION OF AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA The company has made some changes to its laser operations staff. Ray Fulk

    April 7, 2006
    HARPER CORPORATION OF AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA — The company has made some changes to its laser operations staff. Ray Fulk, formerly a laser technician, has been promoted to laser maintenance specialist. Shawn Rego has been promoted to sen…

  • GERHARDT USA, Dallastown, PA, USA The company announces two additions to its sales team. Dan Shaffer

    April 7, 2006
    GERHARDT USA, Dallastown, PA, USA — The company announces two additions to its sales team. Dan Shaffer has been chosen as sales manager. Jim Breig has joined the team as regional sales manager.…

  • FLINT GROUP PRINTING PLATES, Luxembourg, Germany Thomas Linkenheil

    April 7, 2006
    FLINT GROUP PRINTING PLATES, Luxembourg, Germany — Thomas Linkenheil has assumed the position of head of the key account management at Flint Group Printing Plates. He succeeds Holger Neumann, who took over the position of head of the printing p…

  • DEGUSSA GOLDSCHMIDT CHEMICAL CORPORATION, Hopewell, VA, USA Jeffrey Birkes

    April 7, 2006
    DEGUSSA GOLDSCHMIDT CHEMICAL CORPORATION, Hopewell, VA, USA — Jeffrey Birkes has been appointed as market manager for the Americas for silicone release coatings. He is responsible for managing the sales of TEGO RC silicone release coatings for…

  • COATES SCREEN, St. Charles, IL, USA Barry Marshall,

    April 7, 2006
    COATES SCREEN, St. Charles, IL, USA — Barry Marshall, president of Coates Screen, has announced plans to retire. He first began working with the company in 1968. Coates Screen is a member of the Sun Chemical North American Commercial Group.…

  • ANDERSON & VREELAND, Bryan, OH, USA The company has appointed Mark Kyle

    April 7, 2006
    ANDERSON & VREELAND, Bryan, OH, USA — The company has appointed Mark Kyle technical sales representative. He will provide technical sales and service support for A&V customers throughout Michigan and areas in adjoining states.…

  • AETEK UV SYSTEMS, Romeoville, IL, USA The company has named John Emmons

    April 7, 2006
    AETEK UV SYSTEMS, Romeoville, IL, USA — The company has named John Emmons as the Midwest regional sales manager representing the Aetek product line in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico, Colorado, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, S…

  • Coatings

    April 7, 2006
    Coatings UVitec Printing Ink Lodi NJ USA UVitec Printing Ink introduces two coatings. The UV flexo gloss benzophenone free coating, 21163-87, was designed to provide high performance on press and match the stringent criteria for pharmaceutical pac…

  • Labelstocks

    April 7, 2006
    Labelstocks UPM Raflatac Fletcher NC USA UPM Raflatac has released two high performance synthetic paper labelstocks designed for outdoor and industrial applications that require tensile strength, environmental resistance and print integrity. The K…

  • UV system

    April 7, 2006
    UV system GEW North Royalton OH USA GEW introduces the e-System mini electronic UV curing lamp head, which is designed for press widths up to 14" (350 mm). The company says the product features single phase, energy saving 4kW powe…

  • Module for software

    April 7, 2006
    Module for software Tailored Solutions Milwaukee WI USA Tailored Solutions has released a new module in its Label Traxx software suite. The new Traxx Link module enables customers of printers selling stock items to link directly to printers&…

  • Roll storage system

    April 7, 2006
    Roll storage system Max Daetwyler Corporation Huntersville NC USA Max Daetwyler Corporation has added a roll storage system for anilox rolls and gravure cylinders to its new product line. The company says the new storage system reduces the possibi…

  • Management system

    April 7, 2006
    Management system Computer Productivity Services Oakville ON Canada CPS has enhanced the capabilites of Microsoft Dynamics GP. The company says Webstore provides customers with real-time feedback regarding order status, and ensures that critical b…

  • Curing chamber

    April 7, 2006
    Curing chamber Nordson Corporation Amherst OH USA Nordson Corporation has introduced a new curing chamber that the company says provides high reliability and solid performance in demanding UV curing operations. The Nordson UV curing chamber…

  • nterns available for work through Clemsons graphics program

    April 7, 2006
    Interns available for work through Clemson’s graphics program Clemson University Graphic Communications interns prepare to once again go out into the industry. The program sends students out three times a year to coincide with the university…

  • Matan puts some wheels

    April 7, 2006
    Matan puts some wheels on its SpringPro thermal printer Matan Digital Printers, of Rosh-Ha’ayin, Israel, is taking its SpringPro digital thermal transfer printer on a trip this year with the launch of the Spring Mobile Demo Center Road Show.…

  • Xerox, EFI donate equipment to Cal Poly

    April 7, 2006
    Xerox, EFI donate equipment to Cal Poly Xerox Corporation and Electronic For Imaging, of Foster City, CA, USA, have donated equipment to California Polytechnic Institute’s Graphic Communication Department to support education in design reprodu…

  • Nilpeter USA to hold open house in Ohio

    April 7, 2006
    Nilpeter USA to hold open house in Ohio Nilpeter USA, based in Cincinnati, OH, USA, will open its doors to the industry in May to introduce the new FB3300A in-line flexographic press to the North and South American converting markets. In addition t…

  • PCMC to accelerate Lean Manufacturing

    April 7, 2006
    PCMC to accelerate Lean Manufacturing Barry-Wehmiller, the parent of Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), which manufactures Webtron presses out of its Green Bay, WI, USA, plant, is taking steps to implement Lean Manufacturing across its organiz…

  • Avery highlights growth at investor meeting

    April 7, 2006
    Avery highlights growth at investor meeting Avery Dennison Corporation says that it has doubled its share of sales in emerging markets over the past five years, and that revenue from Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe currently represent more th…

  • Pamarco Technologies acquired by equity firm

    April 7, 2006
    Pamarco Technologies acquired by equity firm Pamarco Technologies Inc., of Roselle, NJ, USA, a manufacturer of anilox rolls, has been sold by Bradford Investments to the private equity firm J.P. Kotts & Company. Pamarco Technologies, which has s…

  • TimeMed acquires Rx products firms

    April 7, 2006
    TimeMed acquires Rx products firms TimeMed Labeling Systems, a label converter that focuses on products for the healthcare industry, has acquired Automatic Business Products Company Inc. (ABP), a provider of business forms and labels. Included in th…

  • What an impact!

    April 7, 2006
    Direct Imaging and Thermal Processing

  • Listening between the lines

    April 7, 2006
    Remember those television commercials? Two friends are chatting in a public area - a restaurant, stadium, commuter train - and one laments the performance of his investments. The second quietly responds: "My broker is EF Hutton, and EF Hutton says"…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    April 7, 2006
    Narrow Web Europe Norprint takeover strengthens Magnadata’s security label business By Barry Hunt Norprint Labelling Systems of Boston in Lincolnshire, was among those featured in L&NW’s Companies to Watch feature in th…

  • Profile: Pago Group

    Profile: Pago Group

    John Penhallow || April 6, 2006
    A Switzerland based industry leader has a global vocus on label systems.