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  • 3 Spartanics managers become its owners

    July 20, 2005
    3 Spartanics managers become its owners Three Spartanics executives who have been responsible for managing major segments of the company in recent years assumed ownership in February. The new owners are Tom Kleeman, Bill Gillen, and Tom O’Hara…

  • Sun withdraws from KPG joint venture

    July 20, 2005
    Sun withdraws from KPG joint venture Ink manufacturer Sun Chemical Corporation, of Fort Lee, NJ, USA, announced recently that Eastman Kodak Company will become the sole owner of graphic arts supplier Kodak Polychrome Graphics (KPG) through redemptio…

  • Harper endowment established at Cal Poly

    July 20, 2005
    Harper endowment established at Cal Poly Ron and Katherine Harper, founders of the Harper Corporation of America, have made a donation to the Cal Poly Graphic Communication Department’s 60th anniversary fund-raising campaign. Cal Poly State Un…

  • Mark Andy seminar to focus on in-line RFID

    July 20, 2005
    Mark Andy seminar to focus on in-line RFID Mark Andy’s “Flexo Focus” Educator Series continues April 27 with a seminar on “In-line RFID Solutions for Today’s Converters”. The event is co-sponsored by Tamarack Prod…

  • NDC Infrared names Argentine distributor

    July 20, 2005
    NDC Infrared names Argentine distributor NDC Infrared Engineering has opened a new demonstration facility at its headquarters in Irwindale, CA, USA. The facility will be used to provide customers with a display and demonstration area for NDC’s…

  • NY converter named

    July 20, 2005
    NY converter named to magazine’s top list Crain’s New York Business magazine named Seal-It, a narrow web converter in Farmingdale, NY, one of the top 200 privately held companies in the New York City region. The list, published in Dece…

  • Vetaphone expands activities in N.America

    July 20, 2005
    Vetaphone expands activities in N.America Vetaphone, the Danish manufacturer of corona discharge surface treating equipment, has established sales relationships with two US companies, Matik North America and Kroenert Corporation. Matik, based in We…

  • Gallus moves Screeny

    July 20, 2005
    Gallus moves Screeny to new Swiss plant The Gallus Group will invest 12 million Swiss francs (US$9.9 million) in a new production facility for screen printing plates. The new plant will be located in Herisau, Switzerland, not far from the company&…

  • New Italian distributor named by GiDue

    July 20, 2005
    New Italian distributor named by GiDue GiDue, a narrow and mid web press manufacturer in Turate, Italy, has named Fabrizio Decio of Outsourcing its new distributor for Italy. Outsourcing, based in Varese, also represents Rollcover, Wink and Nastrif…

  • 4th NELMA Expo

    July 20, 2005
    4th NELMA Expo features seminars and 40 suppliers The North East Label Manufactur-ers Association (NELMA) will hold Label Manufacturers Expo IV, its fourth annual trade show and networking conference on May 12 at the Bridgewater Marriott in Bridgew…

  • Multi-Color acquires

    July 20, 2005
    One of the largest label industry acquisitions in the recent past occurred in late January when Multi-Color Corporation, headquartered in Cincinnati, bought NorthStar Print Group from Journal Communications, of Milwaukee. The purchase price, excludin…

  • Narrow Web Profile: Lauterbach Group

    Jack Kenny || July 20, 2005
    A Wisconsin converter focuses on its people, and invites suppliers on a grand tour.

  • Advances in Flexography

    Jack Kenny || July 20, 2005
    From mechanical to electronic and digital, flexo redefines its boundaries.

  • RFID & the Label Converter

    Leah Genuario || July 20, 2005
    A special series of articles updating the RFID issues facing the industry: RFID and the Label Converter , RFID and Mandates, and Item Level Tagging, by Leah Genuario; RFID and Static Electricity by Jay Perry of Simco Industrial Static Control.

  • Cooperation on R&D expected to boost prepress tools

    July 20, 2005
    Cooperation on R&D expected to boost prepress tools Artwork Systems Group plans to integrate its Enfocus Software subsidiary even further within the group. The respective R&D departments will work together on future prepress workflow develop…

  • Herma joins

    July 20, 2005
    Herma joins Licon RFID alliance Herma, a Stuttgart-based supplier of smart labels and label applicators, has joined Licon Logistics. The internationally active RFID working group was formed in 2003 by Siemens Business Services and the logistics spe…

  • Ink partnership intensifies fight against fakes

    July 20, 2005
    Ink partnership intensifies fight against fakes Overt or covert security related inks play a pivotal role in the constant fight against counterfeit products, including pharmaceuticals. With this in mind, InkSure Technologies has teamed up with Secur…

  • GiDue and Praxair

    July 20, 2005
    GiDue and Praxair cut anilox lead times An alliance between GiDue and Praxair Surface Technologies means that customers of the Italian press manufacturer receive their anilox rolls within one to two weeks. Praxair produces the GiDue anilox rollers…

  • Punch takes AIM

    July 20, 2005
    Punch International, the Belgian owner of Xeikon, plans to float its graphics division on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) in London before the first half of this year. It will retain its Euronext Brussels listing. The new listing will give mo…

  • WS PACKAGING GROUP, Algoma, WI, USA Scott Fisher

    July 20, 2005
    WS PACKAGING GROUP, Algoma, WI, USA — Scott Fisher has been promoted to chief operating officer.…

  • SUN CHEMICAL, Fort Lee, NJ, USA John Luppino,

    July 20, 2005
    SUN CHEMICAL, Fort Lee, NJ, USA — John Luppino, general manager, will lead Sun Chemical Security, a new global business unit.…

  • SATO AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA Mike Sabatini

    July 20, 2005
    SATO AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA — Mike Sabatini has been appointed Northeast marketing manager. He will be based near New York City.…

  • ROGERS CORPORATION, Rogers, CT, USA Kurt Frisch

    July 20, 2005
    ROGERS CORPORATION, Rogers, CT, USA — Kurt Frisch Jr. has been named engineering manager of the Elastomer Components Sales and Service Center.…

  • PRINTSTAFF, Boston, MA, USA Chandra Sinclair

    July 20, 2005
    PRINTSTAFF, Boston, MA, USA — Chandra Sinclair has joined as account manager in the Los Angeles office. Kelly Walsh has been named placement coordinator for the Orange County, CA office. Bernie Kearns has been assigned to the Chicago office as…

  • THE PRINT COUNCIL, Greenwich, CT, USA Martin Maloney,

    July 20, 2005
    THE PRINT COUNCIL, Greenwich, CT, USA — Martin Maloney, chairman, Broadford & Maloney, has been named executive director.…

  • PREPRESS TRAINING SOLUTION, Bloomington, IN, USA Amy Shock

    July 20, 2005
    PREPRESS TRAINING SOLUTION, Bloomington, IN, USA — Amy Shock has joined the company as director of marketing.…

  • MARK ANDY, Chesterfield, MO, USA Michael Pfaff

    July 20, 2005
    MARK ANDY, Chesterfield, MO, USA — Michael Pfaff has been named director, paperboard and folding carton press sales for the Comco product division.…

  • JM HEAFORD, Cheshire, England Gary Zima

    July 20, 2005
    JM HEAFORD, Cheshire, England — Gary Zima has been appointed installation and service engineer. His territory covers Canada, the United States, Central America and the Caribbean. He will be based in Midland, NC.…

  • GMG, Tuebingen, Germany Jo Maessen

    July 20, 2005
    GMG, Tuebingen, Germany — Jo Maessen has been appointed to open a subsidiary in Benelux.…

  • ECKART AMERICA, Painesville, OH, USA Joseph Perdue

    July 20, 2005
    ECKART AMERICA, Painesville, OH, USA — Joseph Perdue has been named product manager - graphic arts.…

  • CREO, Vancouver, BC, Canada Dominic Ibarra

    July 20, 2005
    CREO, Vancouver, BC, Canada — Dominic Ibarra has been appointed as flexo sales specialist of Creo America.…

  • APEX DEUTSCHLAND, Kevelaer, Germany Michael Seitz

    July 20, 2005
    APEX DEUTSCHLAND, Kevelaer, Germany — Michael Seitz has joined the company. He will be responsible for technical sales of anilox rolls in the southern region of Germany.…

  • ALL STICK LABEL, Bolton, ON, USA Charles MacLean

    July 20, 2005
    ALL STICK LABEL, Bolton, ON, USA — Charles MacLean has been named president and CEO. Stacy Daly has been announced VP of operations.…

  • Scanning system

    July 20, 2005
    Scanning system Lumetrics Rochester NY USA The OptiGauge gauging system, for film thickness measurement, has been combined with a new off-line scanning system. OptiGauge employs optical technology to measure absolute thickness to an accuracy of &p…

  • Cold foil

    July 20, 2005
    Cold foil Amagic Holographics Irvine CA USA Koldfoil MX is available in silver, blue, red, green, violet and three hues of gold. It can be used for the wet or dry lamination cold foil printing process. 215-234-8344 fax 215-234-8299 www.gocol…

  • Prepress

    July 20, 2005
    Prepress Esko-Graphics Ghent, Belgium Together with M.Y. PrinTech, the company announced it will integrate FMsix technology with InkWizard. The InkWizard module, a component of the Scope workflow, converts jobs to any target color space. FMsix is…

  • Bar code inspection

    July 20, 2005
    Bar code inspection BST Pro Mark Elmhurst IL USA The LS100 and LS200 are in-line laser bar code verification systems designed for verification of bar codes produced using a variety of printing processes. They perform 100 percent inspection in real…

  • Squeezable film, brochures

    July 20, 2005
    Squeezable film, brochures Raflatac Fletcher NC USA Two new film products were announced. Raflex Plus is a modified BOPP film that’s thin, transparent and top-coated. It offers good conformability and squeezability characteristics. The compa…

  • Labeling films

    July 20, 2005
    Labeling films ExxonMobil Chemical Chicago IL USA The company has unveiled a number of films. Metallyte X-28 UBW-ES is a multi-layer, cavitated white OPP film designed to replace foil and a sealant web by combining the properties of each into one.…

  • Plate mounter

    July 20, 2005
    Plate mounter Eurograv Byfleet UK Camis’ Irismall 600 flexo plate mounter for label and tape printers features a camera optical rail and cylinder support beam. Manually displaced high magnification cameras are linked to individual digital po…

  • Compostable film

    July 20, 2005
    Compostable film Plastic Suppliers Columbus OH USA EarthFirst PLA is made from the biopolymer, NatureWorks. Derived from corn, it is 100 percent compostable. The company manufactures the film using blown film technologies. It is offered in clear a…

  • RFID compliance products

    July 20, 2005
    RFID compliance products VideoJet Wood Dale IL USA Together with Accu-Sort Systems, Telford, PA, the company has announced the development of three RFID-related products. Fast Tag Mobile is a desktop encoder and label printer with Fast integration…

  • Improved stacker

    July 20, 2005
    Improved stacker Maxson Automatic Machinery Westerly RI USA To improve pile quality on lightweight and/or static prone materials, Maxson offers an enhancement to its stackers that incorporates tapes over the pile, an air delivery system and a conn…

  • Inkjet face stock, hot melt adhesive

    July 20, 2005
    Inkjet face stock, hot melt adhesive MACtac Stow OH USA Inkjet face stock MACjet Jg1802 has been improved. Equipped with a machine calendered lay flat liner, the face stock allows for smoother processing in tight-turn inkjet printers. It is gloss…

  • Adhesive melter

    July 20, 2005
    Adhesive melter Nordson Duluth GA USA VersaBlue 100 adhesive melters provides precise adhesive add-on weights and reduces maintenance. The melters offer variable AC motors and multiple pump selections. 800-683-2314 www.nordson.com Circle No.…

  • Matrix removal

    July 20, 2005
    Matrix removal Precision AirConvey Newark DE USA TrimPAC PSA is a label matrix removal system that automatically captures, cuts and evacuates matrix, trim and other waste. The system is coated with a proprietary anti-stick material. Featuring a st…

  • Thermal label stock

    July 20, 2005
    Thermal label stock Raflatac Tampere Finland Introduced for the European market, Thermal Durable is a new thermal imaging paper for use with direct thermal printers, including low energy models. It behaves like a thermal transfer product but witho…

  • Proofing

    July 20, 2005
    Proofing Dalim Software Kehl Germany Dalim dialogue v3.0 soft proofing software is enables remote and collaborative viewing and soft proofing of high-resolution files. The company also introduced automated production workflow applications running…

  • RFID system

    July 20, 2005
    RFID system Graphic Solutions Burr Ridge, IL Together with Power Paper, a provider of printable microelectronic devices, the company announces the PowerID System, an RFID system that improves the reliability of remote monitoring, processing and tr…

  • Card film

    July 20, 2005
    Card film D&K Group Elk Grove Village IL USA SuperStick Printable Card film is designed for the card fabrication market and is suited for printing variable data. It laminates to hard-to-stick substrates and is a hybrid of thermal and PS substr…