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  • Beer Labels

    Beer Labels

    Greg Hrinya, Associate Editor || July 21, 2015
    Beer labels become big business

  • Narrow Web Profile: Computype

    Narrow Web Profile: Computype

    Steve Katz, Editor || July 21, 2015
    The tracking and identification expert celebrates a milestone while looking to the future.

  • Sleek and sustainable

    Sleek and sustainable

    July 21, 2015
    Method Products has expanded its liquid laundry offering, introducing its new 4X Concentrated Detergent product in a 53oz polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle containing 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) PET resin from Amcor Rigid Plastics, one of…

  • An inside look at an equipment manufacturer’s innovative mindset

    An inside look at an equipment manufacturer’s innovative mindset

    Rock LaManna || July 21, 2015
    “We’re not afraid of initial failures.” It’s a mantra you rarely hear from a company. But at Delta ModTech, these failures are an indication of a much bigger picture: Taking risks. It’s the platform on which this convert…

  • A performance in many acts

    Jack Kenny || July 21, 2015
    Digital print: self-resurrecting and magical

  • Climate change, legal prostitution and the pine beetle

    Calvin Frost || July 21, 2015
    Some of you may know that I live in Chicago. As a Midwestern transplant I read as much as possible about our region – its successes, cleaner Great Lakes, for example. And, its failures, stock piling petcoke, the by-product generated during the…

  • French leave

    French leave

    John Penhallow || July 21, 2015
    In case any readers of L&NW are planning to holiday in France this summer, they should note that the rentrée this year falls on September 1. In case any readers don’t know what the rentrée is, well, it’s the most importa…

  • Edale to distribute Graphium across UK and Ireland

    July 21, 2015
    The Graphium hybrid label press combines the efficiency of digital label production with the flexibility of flexo.

  • EFI reports record second quarter revenue

    July 21, 2015
    For the quarter ending June 30, 2015, the company reported revenue of $202.7 million, up 5% from 2014.

  • ‘Improve Today, Dream for Tomorrow’ at EskoWorld

    ‘Improve Today, Dream for Tomorrow’ at EskoWorld

    Greg Hrinya, Associate Editor || July 21, 2015
    Esko, a global supplier of integrated solutions for the packaging and printing supply chain, hosted EskoWorld 2015 from June 14-16 in Scottsdale, AZ, USA. The annual event featured over 70 educational sessions, including digital prepress, value st…

  • Northern Ireland gets first Xeikon label press

    July 21, 2015
    Digital press manufacturer Xeikon has announced the installation of its first digital label press in Northern Ireland with a Xeikon 3030 label press now in place at JH Label Solutions, Lurgan. JH Label Solutions (James Hamilton Group) was establishe…

  • Tadbik adds Muhlbauer RFID smart label equipment

    July 21, 2015
    Tadbik Advanced Technologies, headquartered in Israel, has upgraded its roll-based manufacturing with the addition of a new Mühlbauer converting line together with a chip encoding and print personalization system for special projects requiring a…

  • Discount Labels celebrates 50 years in business

    July 21, 2015
    In June, Discount Labels celebrated 50 years in the custom label business with customer appreciation promotions and a celebratory picnic for employees. Fred Conway, Indiana businessman and firefighter, founded the company in May 1965. Conway invente…

  • Label-form installs Durst Tau 330

    July 21, 2015
    Label-form, a label converter in Maidenhead, UK,  has announced the installation of a Durst Tau 330 digital UV inkjet label press to expand its digital production capacity. “Many customers come to us because of the color density and white…

  • Sun Chemical opening six color centers in Latin America

    July 21, 2015
    Sun Chemical is reinforcing its commitment to customers in Latin America with the opening of six color centers. Located in San Salvador, El Salvador; Mexico City, Mexico; Cali, Colombia; Lima, Peru; São Paulo, Brazil and Santiago, Chile, the c…

  • Overnight Labels earns SGP certification

    July 21, 2015
    The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) has announced that Overnight Labels of Deer Park, NY, USA has achieved SGP certification. Established in 1987, Overnight Labels is an award-winning printer specializing in custom printed shrink sleeves…

  • Primera introduces LX2000 color label printer

    Primera introduces LX2000 color label printer

    July 21, 2015
    Primera Technology, Inc., has announced its new LX2000 Color Label Printer, the company’s fastest-ever desktop color printer. It produces labels at speeds of up to 6" per second – about 25% faster than Primera’s LX900 color…

  • Erhardt+Leimer and AVT to form strategic alliance

    July 21, 2015
    Erhardt+Leimer and AVT have announced their intent to form a strategic slliance to provide a wider range of integrated automation products and machinery for the printing and converting industries. AVT intends to acquire Erhardt+Leimer’s print i…

  • Label Impressions reduces waste with PAC trim removal system

    July 21, 2015
    Label Impressions, touted as the world’s first carbon-neutral, wind-powered label printing company, has bolstered its commitment to the environment by forming a cross-country partnership with Precision AirConvey (PAC), a leader in trim and matr…

  • Omet unveils two new presses in Italy

    Omet unveils two new presses in Italy

    July 21, 2015
    Customers from around the world visited Omet’s facilities in Lecco, Italy on May 19, 2015, to view the company’s two new presses: the iFLEX, a narrow web press for labels, and the Varyflex V2 Offset mid-web for flexible package printin…

  • Inland to add 50,000 square feet of space

    July 21, 2015
    Inland has announced the addition of 50,000 square feet of facilities near its Airport Road location in La Crosse, WI, USA. The new space, which will house Inland’s finished goods warehousing and distribution, follows the company’s rebran…

  • Avery Dennison enhances durables portfolio in Europe

    July 21, 2015
    The Avery Dennison Durables portfolio for reliable labeling under extreme conditions has been upgraded with new service options across many materials. It means smaller inventories and lower costs for European label converters who are working in the a…

  • Kocher+Beck and INSECO form aluminum sleeve partnership

    July 21, 2015
    Kocher+Beck and INSECO Metalltechnik have signed a global partnership agreement for INSECO’s aluminum sleeves for the offset and flexographic printing sector in the label (narrow web) and packaging industry (wide web). As a supplier for high-q…

  • Brother completes acquisition of Domino Printing Sciences

    July 21, 2015
    Brother Industries has announced it has formally completed the acquisition of Domino Printing Sciences plc, having met all the conditions of the offer announced on March 11, 2015. Domino has established a global reputation for the development and man…

  • AWT Labels & Packaging acquired by private equity firm

    July 21, 2015
    On June 5, Advanced Web Technologies, LLC (AWT), a Minneapolis, MN-based manufacturer of labels and flexible packaging, was acquired by private equity firm Mason Wells, based in Milwaukee, WI, USA. The company will continue to conduct business under…

  • Anderson & Vreeland partners with Konica Minolta for narrow web digital press

    July 21, 2015
    Anderson & Vreeland, headquartered in Bryan, OH, USA, and Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA, based in Ramsey, NJ, USA, have joined forces to form a joint-venture distribution agreement that combines the resources of both companies. The compan…

  • Denmark’s prime minister visits Nilpeter

    Denmark’s prime minister visits Nilpeter

    July 21, 2015
    The Prime Minister of Denmark, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, visited label press manufacturer Nilpeter at the company’s global headquarters in Slagelse as part of her re-election campaign. The visit took place on June 2, when she spoke with both N…

  • Action Label goes digital with retrofit unit

    July 21, 2015
    Colordyne Technologies and Styers Equipment Company recently teamed up to retrofit a 25-year-old inline flexo press with a new state-of-the-art digital print engine for Denver, CO-based Action Label Company. The reason for the retrofit conversion wa…

  • I.D. Images celebrates 20 year anniversary

    July 21, 2015
    I.D. Images LLC, a pressure sensitive label converter in Brunswick, OH, USA, is celebrating 20 years of supplying labels and related items to distributors across the USA. Brian Gale is CEO and majority owner of I.D. Images, originally founded in 199…

  • SnugZ USA installs two Epson SurePress L-4033AW digital label presses

    July 21, 2015
    Epson America, Inc. has announced that SnugZ USA, a leader in the promotional products industry, has purchased and installed two Epson SurePress L-4033AW digital label presses for printing customized labels, personal care products and dome stickers.…

  • Constantia Flexibles creates multi-sensory PS beer label

    Constantia Flexibles creates multi-sensory PS beer label

    July 21, 2015
    Leading global brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev has launched Oculto, meaning “hidden” or “waiting to be found.” It is a tequila-flavored beer, infused with blue agave for a bright citrus flavor. According to the company, the br…

  • Wilson announces new ‘Extreme’ rotary dies

    July 21, 2015
    Wilson Manufacturing, a manufacturer of rotary and flexible dies, print cylinders and other rotary diecutting products, has announced the availability of its new Extreme line of rotary dies. According to Wilson, the Extreme series of products allow c…

  • Colordyne partners with Trojanlabel to launch Mini Press

    July 21, 2015
    Colordyne Technologies and Trojanlabel have formed a partnership to bring together complementary industry insight and imagination with the launch of the Commercial Class 2600 Series Mini Press at EastPack 2015 in New York. According to the companies,…

  • Fujifilm hosts Prime Label Tech Summit in Chicago

    Fujifilm hosts Prime Label Tech Summit in Chicago

    July 21, 2015
    Fujifilm North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division recently hosted a Prime Label Technology Summit at its Chicago Technology Center, showcasing innovative packaging technology trends to invited attendees. The two-day event focused on su…

  • Accu-Label installs North America’s first Xeikon Cheetah

    July 21, 2015
    Xeikon has announced the first North American installation of the Xeikon Cheetah at Accu-Label, Inc., making it the third pilot site worldwide to install the fastest press in the Xeikon portfolio. Accu-Label, located in Fort Wayne, IN, USA, has added…

  • Avery Dennison adds syringe labeling products to pharmaceutical portfolio

    July 21, 2015
    The portfolio includes products offering low migration and high-performance adhesives on flexible paper and film facestocks.

  • Repacorp selects Mark Andy Performance Series press

    Repacorp selects Mark Andy Performance Series press

    July 21, 2015
    Repacorp a manufacturer of custom, stock, promotional and RFID-enabled pressure sensitive labels and non-pressure sensitive tags, has selected a Mark Andy Performance Series P7 as the most recent flexo addition to its Ohio production facility. &l…

  • Bobst Group acquires 65% of Nuova Gidue

    July 21, 2015
    Bobst Group and the owner of Nuova Gidue Srl, an Italian manufacturer of narrow and mid-web printing presses, signed an agreement on May 13, 2015, by which Bobst Group acquires 65% of Nuova Gidue Srl, with the option to purchase the remaining shares.…

  • US label demand to reach $19.7 billion in 2019

    July 21, 2015
    According to The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Cleveland-based industry market research firm, demand for labels in the US is projected to increase 3.8% annually to $19.7 billion in 2019. Since labels serve a broad range of applications, gains will be fuel…

  • Fortis Solutions Group acquires Kopco Graphics and Color Craft Label

    July 21, 2015
    Kopco Graphics, based in West Chester, OH, USA, with an additional facility in Bradenton, FL, USA, is a four-time winner of TLMI’s prestigious Eugene Singer Award recognizing excellence in business management. Kopco provides a wide range of pro…

  • It’s happening

    Steve Katz, Editor || July 21, 2015
    For the label industry, the future is now. Once dominated by analog technology, digital printing is proliferating and snowballing more than ever. As we go to press, Nilpeter comes with the announcement that it is launching a digital press in Septembe…

  • Strategies to sell your business for more

    Strategies to sell your business for more

    Rock LaManna || July 20, 2015
    Selling your business is one thing, getting a great deal is another.

  • Education and networking with ACOBAN

    Education and networking with ACOBAN

    July 20, 2015
    A look-in at some of the Mexican label association's events in support of advancing the label industry.

  • ACOBAN educates

    Steve Katz, Editor || July 20, 2015
    Mexico’s label association focuses on helping to prepare students for a future in the label industry.

  • Grandma Hoerner’s maintains heritage with new packaging

    Grandma Hoerner’s maintains heritage with new packaging

    Greg Hrinya, Associate Editor || July 20, 2015
    The new package features a three-sided wraparound label with extra large brand embossments on one side of each jar.

  • Sino-Label to celebrate 10th anniversary

    July 20, 2015
    The 2016 event is prepared to house more than 300 exhibitors from over 20 countries and regions.

  • Sino-Label 2016

    July 20, 2015

  • Color-Logic certifies Masterpiece Graphix substrate

    July 20, 2015
    The labelstock meets the growing need for short run production and prototyping applications at wineries and craft breweries.

  • Rako Group invests in two Gallus ECS 340 presses

    July 20, 2015
    The company has eight Gallus presses already in use at its Witzhave headquarters.

  • Afinia Label adds DSI Group to resellers network

    July 20, 2015
    DSI Group will sell the Afinia Label L801 Label Printer, DLP-2000 Digital Label Press, and related supplies.