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  • TLMI publishes study

    July 20, 2005
    TLMI publishes study of 2004 label market The Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) announces the recent publication of the association’s North American Label Study (NALS ’04). The market communications and research firm LPC I…

  • Premier Sales

    July 20, 2005
    Premier Sales launches web site Premier Sales Ltd., Wakefield, RI, has launched its web site. The address is www.premiersalesri.com. The company is a supplier to the flexographic industry, specializing in digital technology for the prepress, plate…

  • Packaging experts form

    July 20, 2005
    Packaging experts form The Garron Group The Garron Group Inc., a new consulting firm in the packaging business, has been formed by the merger of R&R Consulting and the consulting arm of Gates Packaging Inc. Ron Ryback is president, and Gary Gat…

  • Wisdom Adhesives expands office, plant

    July 20, 2005
    Wisdom Adhesives expands office, plant Wisdom Adhesives plans to construct a new 32,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Elgin, IL. The company will relocate its corporate office from Franklin Park, IL, to the new address, but will continue to man…

  • Matan opens branch

    July 20, 2005
    Matan opens branch in upstate New York Matan Digital Printers has established a wholly owned subsidiary, Matan USA Inc., in Buffalo, NY. Matan’s headquarters is in Rosh Haayin, Israel. According to Hanan Yosefi, Matan’s President, the…

  • Esko-Graphics upgrades Dunwoody workflow

    July 20, 2005
    Esko-Graphics upgrades Dunwoody workflow Minneapolis based Dunwoody College of Technology recently received an addition and upgrade to last year’s installation of PackEdge and FlexRip, both from Esko-Graphics. The prepress equipment supplier…

  • Flexo press returns

    July 20, 2005
    Flexo press returns to NC high school South Mecklenburg High School, in Charlotte, NC, reports the return of its Mark Andy 830 flexographic press. The press was removed from the school in June 2002 in anticipation of a start up program for graphic…

  • UCB arm produces adhesives in Thailand

    July 20, 2005
    UCB arm produces adhesives in Thailand Surface Specialties UCB will begin producing acrylic pressure sensitive adhesives in Thailand later this year. The Brussels-based business has acquired the Rayong Emulsion plant previously operated by Clariant…

  • Chemsultants to hold

    July 20, 2005
    Chemsultants to hold industry workshops Chemsultants International Network has developed two technical training workshops that are endorsed by industry associations. “Introduction to Liquid Adhesives and Sealants: Laboratory Technician Test…

  • TLMI criticizes

    July 20, 2005
    TLMI criticizes reverse auctions In a rare move, the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) has issued a formal statement charging that a growing practice among label buyers today is harmful to the industries involved, and that TLMI member…

  • Narrow Web Profile: Spear

    Leah Genuario || July 20, 2005
    A look into one successful company that's not afraid to think differently.

  • Equipment Buying

    Jack Kenny || July 20, 2005
    Thoughts from some top converters about making those large machinery purchases.

  • Shrink Films

    Leah Genuario || July 20, 2005
    New technology and changing markets move shrink in new directions.

  • KPG introduces

    July 20, 2005
    KPG introduces digital flexo plate Kodak Polychrome Graphics aims to strengthen its recent move into the European flexo plate market by introducing KPG Flexcel NX CtP. This computer-to-flexo plate is said to deliver “superior” resolutio…

  • Artwork Systems unveils

    July 20, 2005
    Artwork Systems unveils new workflow products It’s not unusual for companies to chart their histories by appearances at major trade shows. For Belgium-based Artwork Systems it is the series of Drupa exhibitions held in Düsseldorf that do…

  • Artwork Systems unveils

    July 20, 2005
    Artwork Systems unveils new workflow products It’s not unusual for companies to chart their histories by appearances at major trade shows. For Belgium-based Artwork Systems it is the series of Drupa exhibitions held in Düsseldorf that do…

  • JDF interface expands

    July 20, 2005
    JDF interface expands in packaging workflows While talking about prepress matters, it’s worth considering that while PDF may be an accepted standard exchange format, JDF (Job Definition Format) is the concept that really brings disparate prod…

  • Supermarkets unfazed

    July 20, 2005
    It’s official. Britain’s Office of Fair Trading says its Supermarket Code of Practice with suppliers, including printers and packaging companies, is not working. In a published review of the code, introduced in March 2002, the OFT says th…

  • NILPETER, Slagelse, Denmark Torben Rasmussen

    July 20, 2005
    NILPETER, Slagelse, Denmark —Torben Rasmussen has been appointed development manager.…

  • MAX DAETWYLER, Huntersville, NC Steve Parette

    July 20, 2005
    MAX DAETWYLER, Huntersville, NC — Steve Parette has been named project coordinator and Barry Mullis has been announced project leader for the installation of a plating, finishing and engraving line at WRE/ColorTech. Barbara Cox has been promote…

  • DOW CORNING, Midland, MI Shelley Bausch,

    July 20, 2005
    DOW CORNING, Midland, MI — Shelley Bausch, former pressure sensitive industry director for the Americas, has assumed global leadership and management responsibilities. Chris Combs has been named Americas area PS industry commercial manage…

  • DOMINO, Gurnee, IL David Ellen

    July 20, 2005
    DOMINO, Gurnee, IL — David Ellen has been appointed director of commercial printing sales in North America. He will also maintain his current, global role as director of the commercial printing strategic business unit.…

  • CHAM PAPER GROUP, Cham, Switzerland Adriano Gut

    July 20, 2005
    CHAM PAPER GROUP, Cham, Switzerland — Adriano Gut has been appointed head of the Qualimage business unit…

  • AGFA, Mortsel, Belgium John Glass,

    July 20, 2005
    AGFA, Mortsel, Belgium — John Glass, member of the Board of Management, has resigned effective March 20. Philippe Houssiau, Eddy Rottie, and Stefaan Vanhooren have been appointed as general managers for health care, consumer imaging, and graphi…

  • ADHESIVES RESEARCH, Glen Rock, PA Mary Gallagher

    July 20, 2005
    ADHESIVES RESEARCH, Glen Rock, PA — Mary Gallagher has been named global vice president of quality and compliance. Gregory Young has been promoted to director of quality and compliance.…

  • Measurement system

    July 20, 2005
    Measurement system Scalar Technologies Livingston Scotland ScalarGauge I-50 is an in-line measurement system used for measuring the thickness of transparent films and coatings. It operates in conjunction with an integrated scanner, designed to mo…

  • Platemaker

    July 20, 2005
    Platemaker Esko-Graphics Gent Belgium The 4-up Platedriver Compact CtP system is aimed at smaller printers. It has an internal drum design to assure the highest possible geometric and registration accuracy. It uses a 40mV violet laser, equally sui…

  • Thermal transfer

    July 20, 2005
    Thermal transfer Matan Digital Printers Rosh-Ha’ayin Israel The Matan Spring utilizes thermal transfer technology, enabling on-demand digital production for a wide range of applications. It offers four, five or six-color, one pass printing.…

  • UV curing

    July 20, 2005
    UV curing Aetek UV Systems Romeoville IL USA Features have been added to UVXL Universal UV Curing System including a modular compact power supply, dedicated microprocessor control, upgraded shutter design, and a dichroic liner option for sp…

  • Digital proofer

    July 20, 2005
    Digital proofer Anderson & Vreeland Bryan OH USA Latran Technologies’ Prediction Digital Halftone Proofing System delivers high resolution, realistic proofs that match actual press sheets. It uses a patented Laser Ablation Transfer…

  • Digital films

    July 20, 2005
    Digital films Regal Graphics N. Kansas City MO USA The Extreva line of HP Indigo print-able films has been tested and approved by the Rochester Institute of Technology. The line includes GE Lexan films, rigid vinyl and PETG, among others. It…

  • Lubricant, primer

    July 20, 2005
    Lubricant, primer ADM Tronics Northvale NJ USA Polaqua AD is a liquid lubricant designed for use with an aqueous ink, paint, adhesive, coating or resin. It should be added directly to the product being processed and thoroughly stirred. The compa…

  • Digital printer

    July 20, 2005
    Digital printer Xeikon Lier Belgium The 500 mm (19.69") Xeikon 5000 features One-Pass-Duplex and the capability to print onto a wide variety of substrates. It can be equipped with a fifth color station to add spot colors. 32-3-443-1311 f…

  • Polypropylene

    July 20, 2005
    Polypropylene FLEXcon Spencer MA USA Thermlfilm PP 280 and Thermlfilm PP 320 are direct thermal printable white polypropylene films. They offer good image quality, thermal response, opacity and surface quality. Thermlfilm PP 320 offers enhanced ph…

  • Color management software

    July 20, 2005
    Color management software GMG Tuebingen Germany ColorProof 04 enables the user to verify and document the conformity of each proof by checking the color bar. The package consists of the application software, a Gretag spectrophotometer, and a small…

  • Adhesives

    July 20, 2005
    Adhesives National Adhesives Bridgewater NJ USA A new selector guide provides information about DURO-TAK solution rubber adhesives. It explains physical and performance properties, and also provides detailed information about the products.…

  • Tension control

    July 20, 2005
    Tension control Dover Flexo Electronics Rochester NH USA The TensionManager Control Module is a DIN-rail mountable digital tension controller supported by a family of option modules. The slim new profile fits easily into a machine control pa…

  • Coating system

    July 20, 2005
    Coating system AB Graphic International Anaheim CA USA The company has engineered a bespoke system for applying primer on substrates prior to processing through a digital Indigo printing unit. The Omega system comprises an unwind unit, splic…

  • Remote access

    July 20, 2005
    Remote access Tailored Solutions Milwaukee WI USA Label Traxx, for flexo narrow web converters and printers, now features remote access capability. Printer sales personnel can access their jobs from remote locations, using a standard web browser.…

  • Narrow web presence at show

    July 20, 2005
    Narrow web presence at show A number of companies familiar to the narrow web industry were present at the Smart Labels USA conference, which attracted 350 attendees from 22 countries. Suppliers included substrate manufacturers 3M, Appleton and Avery…

  • Item level tagging

    July 20, 2005
    Item level tagging While new RFID uses were emphasized, RFID tagging in logistics was not ignored. Presentations from organizations, such as the US Department of Defense and Hewlett-Packard, discussed the benefits of using RFID in the supply chain.…

  • RFID-enabled phone announced at

    July 20, 2005
    In June 2003, Wal-Mart made the announcement that its top 100 suppliers must begin using radio frequency identification (RFID) on cases and pallets. It started a firestorm of activity surrounding RFID and the supply chain. But as a conference in Mar…

  • New Comco press

    July 20, 2005
    New Comco press installed at CPCC A new Comco flexographic press has been installed in the Harper National Flexographic Center at Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC. The press was acquired to accommodate the growing number of studen…

  • Codimag adds agency

    July 20, 2005
    Codimag adds agency for Australia & NZ Codimag, the French manufacturer of printing presses, has appointed Aldus Engineering to be its agent for Australia and New Zealand. Codimag had been active in the Australian market for a few years…

  • Appleton to work on DNA security technology

    July 20, 2005
    Appleton to work on DNA security technology Applied DNA Sciences Inc., of Los Angeles, a provider of proprietary DNA-embedded security technology, has signed a joint development memorandum with Appleton, a US-based manufacturer of security products,…

  • TLMI welcomes

    July 20, 2005
    TLMI welcomes 13 new members The board of directors of the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) North America’s leading trade association serving the tag and label industry, has approved the applications of 13 new companies for memb…

  • A&V to distribute

    July 20, 2005
    A&V to distribute Latran proofing system Anderson & Vreeland Inc., of Bryan, OH, a manufacturer and distributor of flexographic printing materials and equipment, has been appointed distributor of Latran Technologies’ Prediction Digita…

  • MPI Label launches

    July 20, 2005
    MPI Label launches expanded web site The relaunched web site of MPI Label Systems — www.mpilabels.com — presents complete capabilities for each of the company’s seven manufacturing facilities, 35 sales offices, and 500-plus employ…

  • Artwork Systems forms

    July 20, 2005
    Artwork Systems forms agreement on HP Indigo Hewlett-Packard, which manufactures the HP Indigo digital press, has struck a deal with Artwork Systems of Belgium to feature Artwork’s prepress production applications and workflow software…

  • Amherst Label moves

    July 20, 2005
    Amherst Label moves to new NH plant As of February, Amherst Label in New Hampshire has a new address. The company is now at 15 Westchester Drive, Milford NH 03055. The phone number is 603-673-7849, and the fax number is 603-673-7814. Amherst Label…