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  • Plasma Coatings announces new licensee in South Africa

    November 19, 2014
    Thermaspray is housed in a 24,000 square-foot custom-built facility and offers a range of thermal spray coating services.

  • InfoTrends announces China digital printing forecast

    InfoTrends announces China digital printing forecast

    November 19, 2014
    The report tracks and forecasts application volumes for digital production printing.

  • RotoMetrics acquired by Sentinel Capital Partners

    November 19, 2014
    The private equity firm has broad experience investing in specialty industrial businesses.

  • Xeikon focusing on folding cartons in Paris

    November 17, 2014
    At Salon de l'Emballage, the company is showcasing its enhanced Folding Carton Suite with the recently launched Web Varnishing Module.

  • Rako Tamperseal acquires South Africa’s first Gallus ECS 340

    Rako Tamperseal acquires South Africa’s first Gallus ECS 340

    November 17, 2014
    The Rako Group has acquired five Gallus machines this year alone.

  • UV pioneer Gerhard Metz passes away

    UV pioneer Gerhard Metz passes away

    November 17, 2014
    Metz always valued a personal touch and knew almost all of his roughly 500 employees by name.

  • The TLMI Awards

    The TLMI Awards

    November 17, 2014
    Best of Show Best of Class – Flexography Wine & Spirits First Place, North American Category: Wine & Spirits - Flexography/Letterpress - Line & Screen/Tone - Prime Collotype Labels USA Inc. Entry: Girl & Dragon, 2013 M…

  • Ask customers to point out your ‘warts,’ then show ‘em to the world

    Mark Lusky || November 17, 2014
    As social media drives truthtelling and transparency to new levels, it also can encourage bold companies to ask customers to point out problems, then let the world know about them. In a world where shareholder and stakeholder confidence often reigns…

  • SWATCHBOOK

    November 17, 2014
    Color-Logic has collabaorated with Scodix on a new swatchbook that demonstrates the power of the two techniques to produce multiple special effects. The swatchbook was printed using the Color-Logic process with CMYK and white ink on Derprosa substra…

  • NFC-STICKER

    NFC-STICKER

    November 17, 2014
    Schreiner PinTrust has developed a new EMV-conformant NFC-Sticker that meets higher security standards and provides an efficient means of closing the gap between current card systems and future mobile payment systems. The NFC-Sticker, which is ba…

  • LOOP REWINDER

    November 17, 2014
    Labelmate USA, a manufacturer of tabletop label handling equipment, has introduced its new zero tension loop rewinder, the ZCAT-3. The ZCAT-3 Zero Tension Loop Rewinder is a new tabletop label rewinder that places no tension whatsoever on a printer w…

  • SLEEVING MACHINE

    November 17, 2014
    Berkeley Machinery has launched a new sleeving machine that will allow label converters to bring finishing in-house. The Autoflex Excel AS-300 is capable of sleeving at 300m/min on rolls of a maximum 600mm width, putting it in direct competition with…

  • UV INKJET INKS

    November 17, 2014
    SPGPrints has launched a range of low-migration UV inkjet inks.  According to the company, the inks are based on a common recipe that ensures the same high performance standards as the SPGPrint’s regular inks, which are known for their che…

  • PAPER LINER

    PAPER LINER

    November 17, 2014
    International packaging and paper group Mondi has launched what it says is the first structured clay-coated kraft (CCK) paper liner, the AirXLiner. The new CCK-based liner allows faster converting speeds and prevents bubbles from forming during th…

  • Temporary Content TitleSHRINK SLEEVE APPLICATOR

    November 17, 2014
    Axon has introduced a new shrink sleeve applicator, the Lanzara. A servo-controlled, mandrel-style machine, the Lanzara is designed to deliver the highest output at the most sensible price of any applicator in the industry at speeds up to 400 units p…

  • Doctor blades

    November 17, 2014
    Ultimeter line of doctor blades was developed to deliver high performance without the high price, says Benton Graphics. According to the company, Microloy steel, used in all Ultimeter blades, is custom engineered specifically for higher wear resistan…

  • ANTISTATIC LABEL MATERIALS

    November 17, 2014
    Polyonics has developed antistatic label materials XF-781 (1 mil) and XF-782 (2 mil) to address two major electrostatic discharge concerns that standard labels can present. First, they reduce the charge generated when the label is removed from the li…

  • TOOLKIT SOFTWARE

    TOOLKIT SOFTWARE

    November 17, 2014
    FFEI has announced a range of new enhancements to its RealPro Toolkit software, which was launched at Packaging Innovations 2013. The initial software was designed to overcome the challenges of a label and packaging prepress cycle. The latest rele…

  • WEB VARNISHING MODULE

    November 17, 2014
    Xeikon has expanded the inline finishing options available for its digital presses with the development of the Web Varnishing Module, a unit that can apply UV or aqueous varnish on one side of a wide range of substrates. These substrates include self…

  • LAB STAND

    LAB STAND

    November 17, 2014
    Brookfield Engineering released the viscosity-measuring Model QB Quick Action Lab Stand. The device features a simplified testing process. With the push of a button, the viscometer glides up and down, allowing for quick positioning, rapid sample c…

  • INKJET PAPERS

    November 17, 2014
    Relyco has announced a new comprehensive line of premium paper media products specifically engineered for inkjet printers and production presses. Relyco’s inkjet compatible products are specialty coated to deliver enhanced image quality at a lo…

  • CRAFT BEVERAGE PORTFOLIO

    November 17, 2014
    UPM Raflatac has launched a new product portfolio for the Americas’ craft beverage market. The high-performance labelstocks are designed for beer, wine, liquor and even non-alcoholic beverages, such as energy drinks, flavored waters and special…

  • Digital Printing Ink and Toner

    Digital Printing Ink and Toner

    Steve Katz, Editor || November 17, 2014
    Digitally printed labels are only as good as the inks and toners adhering to them.

  • Short Run Markets

    Short Run Markets

    Greg Hrinya || November 17, 2014
    The desire for attractive, personalized packaging is fueling the digital-driven segment.

  • Using Simulation to Decide on Digital

    Using Simulation to Decide on Digital

    Chris Lynn || November 17, 2014
    Modeling a digital print run may reduce the uneasiness associated with contemplating a large investment.

  • Digital Printers & Presses

    Digital Printers & Presses

    Steve Katz, Editor || November 17, 2014
    With so many digital printers and presses now available, we break down the specifications and capabilities of what some of the label industry’s leading suppliers have to offer.

  • Digital Groundhog Day: An Optimist’s View

    Sean Skelly || November 17, 2014
    A look at the industry’s digital evolution shows significant progess, and how close we are to being on the verge of a new day in label production.

  • Narrow Web Profile: McCourt Label

    Narrow Web Profile: McCourt Label

    Steve Katz, Editor || November 17, 2014
    After more than 100 years, this Pennsylvania label converter continues to adapt to an evolving industry.

  • Prize winning product and packaging

    November 17, 2014
    Rhyton Cretan Thyme Honey is a winner on two different fronts: as a first-quality specialty gastronomic product, and as an outstanding example of how to label and pack such a product. Brought to market by Rhyton – a Greek cooperative supporting…

  • Local vs. Global:

    Rock LaManna || November 17, 2014
    Which strategy is right for you?

  • ‘Natural’ labels taking legal heat

    Jack Kenny || November 17, 2014
    A hundred lawsuits lead food marketers to back off on some claims.

  • Messages of hope

    Calvin Frost || November 17, 2014
    As we close 2014, two celebrations need to be shared. Both affect the way I think about our world, our land, and the need to conserve and follow good practices that protect and nurture. One is a glimpse into purpose and passion and leaves a message I…

  • Playing the game

    John Penhallow || November 17, 2014
    Few people, even in France, know that the second biggest “instant game” lottery in the world is French. The Française des Jeux (FDJ) is a government-controlled quasi-monopoly which also runs betting and a host of other gaming-relat…

  • TLMI honors Garza, Yerecic and environmental leaders

    November 17, 2014
    At the October 14 Awards Dinner at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Tag and Label Manufacturer’s Institute (TLMI), the winners of the TLMI Supplier of the Year and Converter of the Year awards were announced. The Annual Meeting took place October…

  • Phoenix Challenge golfers raise funds for flexo education

    November 17, 2014
    The annual Phoenix Challenge Golf Tournament was held recently at Stonebridge Golf Club in Monroe, NC, USA. This year’s event raised record funds to support flexo and graphic arts in education. With nearly 50 golfers and a great team of volunte…

  • Dscoop celebrates 10th anniversary

    November 17, 2014
    Dscoop, the HP Graphic Arts user group, kicked off its 10th anniversary at Graph Expo 14. Additionally, Dscoop released its first-ever white paper: Dscoop: 10 Years of Transforming Digital Print, which provides an in-depth look into the organization&…

  • FTA releases newest edition of First 5.0

    November 17, 2014
    Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) has announced the release of the newly updated FIRST 5.0 (Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances). FTA reorganized, restructured and revised the content to ensure that FIRST 5.0 inclu…

  • Marketing and branding at the 2014 TLMI Annual Meeting

    Steve Katz || November 17, 2014
    Both converter and supplier members of TLMI (Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute) gathered at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Hotel in Dana Point, CA, USA October 12-15, for the 2014 TLMI Annual Meeting. The theme of this year’s meeting was &ldqu…

  • Industry People

    Industry People

    November 17, 2014
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Agfa Graphics – Mississauga, Ontario, CA – Steve Fournier has joined the company as national business manager of media and applications. Charbel Najem has also been added to th…

  • correction

    November 17, 2014
    In October’s Companies to Watch feature, the caption on page 50 was incorrect. It should have read: “Bob Hakman with one of DLS’s 20 Martin Automatic butt splicers.”…

  • Exhibitor booth size increases for ICE USA 2015

    November 17, 2014
    Although the 2015 ICE USA exhibition that takes place February 10-12 in Orlando, FL, is still several months away, many exhibitors have already reserved additional booth space in anticipation of another very successful event. According to Bob Chirico…

  • Brian Bishop resigns from Gallus

    November 17, 2014
    Brian Bishop has announced that he has resigned from his position as president of Gallus, Inc. (USA), based in Philadelphia, PA, as of October 31, 2014. Bishop will take on a new opportunity as part-owner of a plastics manufacturing firm in his nativ…

  • Muehlbauer opens second production plant in Asia

    November 17, 2014
    In order to meet the accelerating RFID demands in Asia, the Muehlbauer Group has opened its second production plant in Wuxi, China. The company has established strong, long-term partnerships since the opening of the sales and service office in Shang…

  • DIP Company announces merger

    November 17, 2014
    DIP Company, the manufacturer of Quick Change disposable ink fountains, has announced has merged its corporate office in Bloomington, MN, USA with the company’s production facility in Delta, CO, USA. The merge took effect on October 1, 2014. D…

  • Avery Dennison website focuses on consumer electronics labeling

    November 17, 2014
    Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials – North America has introduced a new section of its website dedicated to consumer electronics labeling. The new website, www.label.averydennison.com/ce, offers support for brand managers, product eng…

  • Standard Register honored for specialty labels

    November 17, 2014
    Standard Register has been honored for the tenth consecutive year by Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) with the Masters of Quality Supplier Award for its specialty labels. The award was presented by DTNA’s Sean Taggart, supplier management qu…

  • Gallus meets digital

    November 17, 2014
    Heralded since last June, the Gallus DCS 340 made ​​its debut during the “Gallus Innovation Days” attended by more than 700 people in late September. For the Swiss press manufacturer, this was the first major event since it was fully-…

  • Landa Digital Printing chooses AVT

    November 17, 2014
    AVT (Advanced Vision Technology Ltd) – the Israel-based manufacturer of automatic inspection, process control, quality assurance and color control for the packaging, label and commercial print markets – has been selected as the strategic…

  • Global price increase for DuPont Cyrel products

    November 17, 2014
    DuPont Packaging Graphics has announced global price increases for DuPont Cyrel flexographic systems, including photopolymer plates and sleeves, associated equipment and consumable products, effective November 3, 2014.  The amount of these incr…

  • Omnilabel adds second Durst inkjet label press

    November 17, 2014
    Durst has announced that Netherlands-based Omnilabel has invested in a new digital UV Inkjet label press, the Tau 330. In 2010, Omnilabel was the first customer to install the Tau 150 Label Printer, in order to open up new market potential with di…