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  • 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…

  • Mossberg & Co. adds HP Indigo WS6800 label press

    November 17, 2014
    Mossberg & Co., a label and packaging manufacturer headquartered in South Bend, IN, USA, has purchased a new HP Indigo WS6800 digital roll label press along with a Delta Spectrum finishing system. The press was installed in mid-October and is exp…

  • Mark Andy now offering tesa Softprint Secure plate mounting tapes

    November 17, 2014
    Mark Andy Print Products, the supplies and consumables division of Mark Andy Inc., has announced the addition of the tesa Softprint Secure plate mounting tapes to its offering of top-performing pressroom products. tesa Softprint Secure is designed to…

  • Ironwood Capital invests in Pharmaceutic Litho & Label

    November 17, 2014
    Ironwood Capital, a Connecticut-based private equity firm with over $500 million of institutional capital under management, has announced it has closed on an investment in Pharmaceutic Litho & Label Company, in conjunction with an investment by S…

  • IML Labels goes digital with Xeikon

    November 17, 2014
    The latest company to invest in Xeikon’s digital printing technology is IML Labels. The company is based just north of Montreal, Canada and has added a Xeikon 3500 digital color press to complement its offset presses. “Our customers are…

  • Afinia Label partners with OpenBox

    November 17, 2014
    Afinia Label has announced a partnership with OpenBox Group, a converter that tests, qualifies and stocks Memjet compatible labels for use with the L801 Label Printer. “OpenBox Group makes it even easier for our customers to find a wide range…

  • First Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106 installed in US

    November 17, 2014
    Heidelberg has announced that the first US installation of Peak Performance Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106 has taken place at food and beverage packaging and label printer DWS Printing Associates of Deer Park, NY. The company purchased Heidelberg&…

  • Consolidated Label celebrates 30 years in business

    November 17, 2014
    Consolidated Label Company, a leading manufacturer of custom labels in the United States, celebrated its 30th anniversary in October since President Joel Carmany purchased a fledgling label printing business in Longwood, FL.  In 1984, the compan…

  • Harper Corp. receives Golden Cylinder award

    November 17, 2014
    Harper Corporation of America has won a Golden Cylinder award from the Gravure Association of the Americas (GAA) for its QD Ink Proofing Flat Bed Multi-Process Printing System. The QD Ink Proofing Flat Bed Multi-Process Printing System is available…

  • First Omega Digicon Series 3 installed in UK

    November 17, 2014
    AB Graphic International has announced that Harkwell Labels, a Poole, UK-based digital label printer has invested in the first new Omega Digicon Series 3 finishing line to be supplied into the UK Market. The Digicon Series 3 has numerous features…

  • Flexo Wash names new rep for Mexican market

    November 17, 2014
    Flexo Wash, a Louisville, KY, USA-based provider of cleaning technology for the flexographic, gravure and offset package printing industries, has announced the addition of Incotécnica, S.A. de C.V. to the company’s growing sales team. In…

  • FLEXcon and ITW partner for drum label certification

    November 17, 2014
    FLEXcon has announced it has collaborated with ITW Security and Brand Identity Group to qualify a combination of drum label materials and resin thermal transfer ribbons that meet the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) standard, as well as BS5609 Sectio…