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  • Re-register system

    July 20, 2005
    Re-register system Rotary Technologies Orlando FL USA The Servo3000 digital re-register system is portable and can be used on any web press. It adds more colors or die cuts to jobs at full speed with low waste, and adds specialty finishing, such a…

  • Print management

    July 20, 2005
    Print management Tailored Solutions Milwaukee WI USA Label Traxx version 4.1 includes more than 60 enhancements, including the support of digital presses and screen printing, and layout advancements. It also reduces keystrokes and entries required…

  • Digital products

    July 20, 2005
    Digital products 3M Converter Markets St. Paul MN USA 3M has introduced a new line of label materials for digital printing: HP Indigo- optimized polyester and polypropylene face stocks. Materials are available in smaller minimums, as low as a…

  • Hologram insetting

    July 20, 2005
    Hologram insetting Omet Lecco Italy The Hologram-Insetting unit can deposit holograms up to six ways, in-line, on the Varyflex press. The unit adds holograms to labels, plastic films and flexible cartons. It has been tested at a speed of 80 meters…

  • Transparent

    July 20, 2005
    Transparent substrate Ritrama Minneapolis MN USA ClearFlex is a transparent label substrate that works on both rigid clear plastic bottles and flexible, squeezable clear plastic tubes. It is based on high clarity polypropylene incorporating grea…

  • Glueless turret rewinder

    July 20, 2005
    Glueless turret rewinder CTC International West Caldwell NJ USA A glueless-start version of the Small Wonder Automatic Turret Rewinder uses a tucking system to automatically start the winding of small label rolls without the need for core glue. Th…

  • Mixer/blender

    July 20, 2005
    Mixer/blender AWT World Trade Chicago IL USA A 220-volt option on Tornado Ink Mixer and Color Blender mixes 1-quart containers to 5-gallon containers (1 liter to 25 liters). Four mixing blades are available to fit quart, 1-gallon, 3.5 gallon and 5…

  • Protective film

    July 20, 2005
    Protective film Toray Plastics North Kingstown RI USA PET Lumirror PS10 film is made with a co-extruded sheet consisting of a thin layer of an amorphous material over a thicker layer of crystalline polyester. It offers cure stability, resistance t…

  • Cutting systems

    July 20, 2005
    Cutting systems Schober USA Cincinnati OH USA The new line of RSM Rotary Die Cutting Systems converts thin gauge film in-mold labels at speeds of up to 230 fpm. The system unwinds label rolls, diecuts labels, counts, stacks and delivers labels, re…

  • Primer coating

    July 20, 2005
    Primer coating UVitec Printing Ink Lodi NJ USA The 18457-87 UV Flexo Primer Coating provides a base that accepts ink on a non-primed substrate, and provides lamination to offer scuff resistance. It can be made in a flexo application or paste versi…

  • Drukkerij Vrijdag celebrates 100 years

    July 20, 2005
    Drukkerij Vrijdag, a converter of prime labels based in Eindhoven, Netherlands, is 100 years old. The company celebrated its centary on April 9 with a big party for past and present employees. The occasion drew notice from high places. Queen Beatrix…

  • CMM 2005 showcases

    July 20, 2005
    CMM 2005 showcases converting machinery For four days in April, manufacturers of converting equipment and supplies exhibited their latest products at CMM International. The event was held at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Though a signific…

  • Nipson signs Pitman

    July 20, 2005
    Nipson signs Pitman for printer distribution Elk Grove Village, IL) - April 4, 2005 - Nipson America, of Elk Grove Village, IL, has contracted with Pitman Co. of Totowa, NJ, for distribution of its digital black printers. “We see tremen…

  • Vacumet acquires Proma Technologies

    July 20, 2005
    Vacumet acquires Proma Technologies Vacumet Corp., headquartered in Wayne, NJ, USA, has acquired the assets of Proma Technologies, of Franklin, MA, USA. The Franklin facility becomes part of Vacumet’s Metallized Paper Division. Vacumet is a l…

  • Comco seminar to focus on folding carton

    July 20, 2005
    Comco seminar to focus on folding carton The Comco Division of Mark Andy announces the Flexo Focus Seminar for Folding Cartons on June 15 at the Comco Advanced Training & Technology Center in Milford, OH, USA. The event is part of the company&rs…

  • China firm taps Farkas

    July 20, 2005
    China firm taps Farkas for narrow web post The Board of Hong Kong based Wutung Holding has announced plans to establish a technical center for printing in South China and has appointed Jules Farkas chairman of the advisory board. “There is a…

  • Harper sets agenda

    July 20, 2005
    Harper sets agenda for its road shows The 2005 Harper Flexo Road Shows, a series of free flexographic training seminars held around the USA and Mexico, will take place in May and June. The seminars, sponsored by anilox roll manufacturer Harper Cor…

  • Mark Andy expands presence in China

    July 20, 2005
    Mark Andy expands presence in China Narrow web press manufacturer Mark Andy recently opened an advanced technical educational and demonstration facility in Shanghai, in conjunction with United Printing Equipment Ltd. The facility houses a Mark Andy…

  • Daco finishing equipment introduced in N. America

    July 20, 2005
    Daco finishing equipment introduced in N. America Daco Solutions Ltd., a manufacturer of finishing equipment for the label and converting industries based in Beverly, England, has launched its product line in North America. The company, founded by…

  • Flexo plate group

    July 20, 2005
    Flexo plate group elects new board The Flexographic Pre-Press Platemakers Association (FPPA) announces the election of a new president and board of directors for 2005. Chris Horton, Southern Graphic Systems, now leads FPPA as president. Horton&rsq…

  • Sun Chemical signs

    July 20, 2005
    Sun Chemical signs as MetalFX provider Sun Chemical has signed up as an official MetalFX ink maker, meaning that inks for the MetalFX process metallic color system are available from the world’s biggest ink company. According to John Adkin,…

  • Stork Cellramic to sell Alphasonics equipment

    July 20, 2005
    Stork Cellramic to sell Alphasonics equipment Anilox roll manufacturer Stork Cellramic, a division of Stork Materials Technology based in Milwaukee, WI, USA, has reached an agreement to market and sell Alphasonics anilox cleaning equipment in North…

  • Maxcess launches blog

    July 20, 2005
    Maxcess launches blog for converting topics Maxcess International now sponsor the industry’s first web log, or blog, facilitated by industry experts to focus on the business and process of converting. The new site can be found on the Internet…

  • Narrow Web Profile: OPM Group

    Barry Hunt || July 20, 2005
    Film based flexo in the UK.

  • Foil Applications

    July 20, 2005
    Hot, cold, flat, rotary, solid, flexible, sleeves, rings.

  • Wine Labeling

    July 20, 2005
    Pressure sensitive labels own a large share of this lucrative market.

  • Xaar launches improved DOD printheads

    July 20, 2005
    Xaar launches improved DOD printheads Meanwhile, more conventional coding and marking technologies are not standing still. Keeping the inkjet flag flying is Xaar plc in Cambridge, UK, which has introduced the XJ500/180 CM printhead. It is claimed to…

  • A laser approach

    July 20, 2005
    A laser approach to coding and marking Many interesting chemistry-related imaging products have emerged from R&D labs in recent years. Take for example DataLase, a non-toxic marking product from Sherwood Technology, a color change specialist i…

  • Expansion-minded GiDue stresses packaging abilities

    July 20, 2005
    Expansion-minded GiDue stresses packaging abilities GiDue, an Italian press manufacturer, has added a Graphics Technology Center close to the headquarters in Turate near Milan. With extra floor space of 5,382 square feet, the new facility provides m…

  • Indigo pushes on

    July 20, 2005
    Indigo pushes on in face of HP changes The sudden departure of Carly Fiorina as Hewlett Packard’s chief executive early in February has prompted some European print commentators and newspaper columnists to question the future of HP’s Im…

  • News about across-the-board increases in label stock prices of around 6 and 7 percent made the lead story in the January/February issue of L&NW. Further confirmation of this world-wide situation comes from the Cham Paper Group, one of Europes leading man

    July 20, 2005
    News about across-the-board increases in label stock prices of around 6 and 7 percent made the lead story in the January/February issue of L&NW. Further confirmation of this world-wide situation comes from the Cham Paper Group, one of Europe&rsqu…

  • WS PACKAGING GROUP, Algoma, WI, USA Wayne

    July 20, 2005
    WS PACKAGING GROUP, Algoma, WI, USA — Wayne…

  • VALRON STRENGTH FILMS, Houston, TX, USA Clint Beutelschies

    July 20, 2005
    VALÉRON STRENGTH FILMS, Houston, TX, USA — Clint Beutelschies has joined as sales and marketing manager for the Performance Print Media group.…

  • PRINTSTAFF, Boston, MA, USA Timothy Captville

    July 20, 2005
    PRINTSTAFF, Boston, MA, USA — Timothy Captville has been appointed account manager for the company’s Atlanta office.…

  • NILPETER, East Yorkshire, UK John Hammond

    July 20, 2005
    NILPETER, East Yorkshire, UK — John Hammond has been appointed sales director for Nilpeter in the UK.…

  • MARSDEN, Pennsauken, NJ, USA Holger Reissmann

    July 20, 2005
    MARSDEN, Pennsauken, NJ, USA — Holger Reissmann has been promoted to regional accounts manager.…

  • HYATTS ALL THINGS CREATIVE, Buffalo, NY, USA Steve Campagnolo

    July 20, 2005
    HYATT’S ALL THINGS CREATIVE, Buffalo, NY, USA — Steve Campagnolo has joined the equipment sales team. He will assist customers in selecting equipment and provide on-site installation and training.…

  • FUSION UV SYSTEMS, Gaithersburg, MD, USA Chris Brandl

    July 20, 2005
    FUSION UV SYSTEMS, Gaithersburg, MD, USA — Chris Brandl has joined as Midwest regional sales manager. John Clark has been…

  • EDALE, Romsey, Hampshire, UK Adrian Morton

    July 20, 2005
    EDALE, Romsey, Hampshire, UK — Adrian Morton has been added to the board of directors. Serving for a number of years as UK sales manager, Morton will continue on as UK sales director. Andy Tilley has been appointed sales engineer.…

  • DRI-TEC MFG. GROUP, Milwaukee, WI, USA David Netz

    July 20, 2005
    DRI-TEC MFG. GROUP, Milwaukee, WI, USA — David Netz has been named sales manager.…

  • Genuario to manage

    July 20, 2005
    Leah Genuario, who has served as associate editor for Label & Narrow Web magazine since July 2002, has been promoted to managing editor of Cosmetic Packaging & Design (CP&D), also published by Rodman Publications, L&NW&rsq…

  • Business management system

    July 20, 2005
    Business management system Computer Productivity Services Oakville ON Canada The company has introduced new business management system features for label converters. SmartList Builder offers end users flexibility in searching for information. All…

  • Packaging inks

    July 20, 2005
    Packaging inks Sun Chemical Northlake IL USA SunSharp 1190 can be used to print applications such as bags and bottle wraps. It includes high-strength process and spot colors, high-gloss, and has good ice-water crinkle resistance. RotoPure HS inks…

  • Pouch making

    July 20, 2005
    Pouch making Totani America Green Bay WI USA The FD-60VSC pouch making machine is designed to produce several different pouch options for dry, liquid or retort applications: one- or two-lane plowed bottom stand-up pouches, four-edge sealed side gu…

  • Slitter rewinder

    July 20, 2005
    Slitter rewinder Ashe Converting Equipment Ipswich UK The Opal inspection/slitter/rewinder incorporates PLC control, end-of-roll automatic slow down, an electronic web edge guide system and a three-knife scissor slitting section. It is available i…

  • Cylinders

    July 20, 2005
    Cylinders Bunting Magnetics Newton KS USA The Gold Series magnetic rotary hot stamping cylinders are made from solid brass. They are fitted with magnets to hold steel-backed flexible dies in place and are suited for high volume applications. The c…

  • Ink pump

    July 20, 2005
    Ink pump Graymills Chicago IL USA The Splash-Resistant Peristaltic Pump with sealed speed control and reverse switch protects components from splashes and spills. The pump’s design and permanent foot flanges allow for proper air flow. The de…

  • Sleeve equipment

    July 20, 2005
    Sleeve equipment Stanford Products Salem IL USA The Seammachine model SM-10 will produce sleeves from 1" through 10" at speeds reaching 1650 fpm. The company is also announcing the Doctor Machine Inspector DM-10 and the model 738 slitter…

  • Web alignment

    July 20, 2005
    Web alignment Airtech Converting Equipment Sarasota FL USA Airtech’s 100 percent air-powered web alignment systems feature a control system completely powered by air. The company now designs custom web aligners for all types of web fed conve…

  • Raised UV coating

    July 20, 2005
    Raised UV coating UVitec Lodi NJ USA The 21879-77 rotary screen effect UV coating cures to a raised, clear surface with a high gloss finish and smooth tactile feel. Designed to use with a 200-line mesh, using a lower count mesh will increase the a…