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  • Label Design

    Label Design

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || July 21, 2014
    A label’s design, in addition to its construction, is essential to its success.

  • Lean: It’s About Time

    Lean: It’s About Time

    Tom Southworth || July 21, 2014
    Converters must always have a plan, and plan to use their time wisely.

  • Narrow Web Profile: CT Labeling Solutions

    Narrow Web Profile: CT Labeling Solutions

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || July 21, 2014
    After years in the corporate sector, Kevin Peterson broke out on his own – and is enjoying small business success.

  • Shaking up portable packaging

    Shaking up portable packaging

    July 21, 2014
    Perimeter Brand Packaging has announced the launch of BlenderPak, an on-the-go product for consumers who use powder drink mix products. Based on extensive consumer research, BlenderPak is designed to increase new usage occasions and invite more users…

  • Tursso Companies: Meet the ‘Solutionaries’

    Rock LaManna || July 21, 2014
    Much ado is made about the visionaries of our world. We love our Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerburgs, who envision a breakthrough product or service, and then create the means to make it happen. But what are “visionaries” actually doing? …

  • Nutrition Facts: Big changes coming?

    Nutrition Facts: Big changes coming?

    Jack Kenny || July 21, 2014
    The US government and Big Food have their own ideas about nutrient info.

  • Thunder and lignin

    Calvin Frost || July 21, 2014
    I just sent $50 to Friends of the Earth.  I don’t know how they found me but they did.  I suppose I’m on every “green” list in the world and most of the time the request for money falls on deaf ears. The messages are…

  • Expressing shelf appeal

    John Penhallow || July 21, 2014
    One of the lesser revelations at the FINAT Congress in Monaco in June was the difficulty, for the association’s secretariat, of translating this year’s theme – “the battle for shelf appeal” into French. The nation that h…

  • ‘Battling for Shelf Appeal’ in Monaco

    ‘Battling for Shelf Appeal’ in Monaco

    July 21, 2014
    The theme of the 2014 FINAT Congress, held June 5-7 in Monte Carlo, Monaco, was “The Battle for Shelf Appeal.” In introducing the theme, Flint Group’s Niklas Olson, FINAT’s programming committee chair, said, “The competi…

  • Paul Teachout joins Nilpeter USA

    July 21, 2014
    Nilpeter has announced that Paul Teachout has joined the company as its new vice president of sales and marketing for Nilpeter USA Inc. With over 30 years of combined market experience, Teachout brings extensive industry knowledge to the Nilpeter tea…

  • Industry People

    Industry People

    July 21, 2014
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 3M, St. Paul, MN, USA – Michael Roman has been appointed executive vice president of 3M’s Industrial Business Group. Jon Lindekugel has been appointed senior vice president of business deve…

  • Freedonia reports increased global demand for PS tapes

    July 21, 2014
    Market research firm The Freedonia Group reports that world demand for pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) tapes is projected to increase 5.0 percent annually to more than 50 billion square meters in 2018. Market value growth through the same period wi…

  • Trinity Graphic launches new branding initiative

    July 21, 2014
    Trinity Graphic, a commercial printer in North and South America for more than 45 years, has announced the launch of new company branding in conjunction with a series of new Trinity Graphic products and services. According to company spokesman G…

  • Bemis receives DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation

    July 21, 2014
    Bemis Company, Inc. received two DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation at DuPont’s recognition celebration, held recently in Wilmington, DE, USA. Bemis was presented a Silver Award for Technological Advancement for the Hillshire Brands Heat Fr…

  • Suzanne Zaccone to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

    July 21, 2014
    Suzanne Zaccone, executive vice-chairman and formerly president and co-owner of GSI Technologies, has been awarded the 2014 R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award. Zaccone is the first female recipient of the esteemed accolade, which is part of…

  • Martin Automatic attends first Alpha P-7 ‘instant game’ demo

    Martin Automatic attends first Alpha P-7 ‘instant game’ demo

    July 21, 2014
    Representatives from Martin Automatic recently attended the operational debut of Alpha P-7, being touted as the “newest and most advanced manufacturing technology for instant lottery games,” at Scientific Games’ Global Lottery Cente…

  • Thinfilm demonstrates NFC-enabled smart label

    July 21, 2014
    Thin Film Electronics ASA (Thinfilm) has announced that it has successfully demonstrated the industry’s first integrated-system product to combine printed electronics technology, real-time sensing capability, and near-field communication (NFC)…

  • AWA announces first-ever Sleeve Label Awards

    July 21, 2014
    As announced at the 2014 AWA International Sleeve Label Conference & Exhibition, AWA Alexander Watson Associates will launch the 2015 AWA Sleeve Label Awards to recognize this fast-developing industry’s outstanding achievements in stretch a…

  • Color-Logic partners with Domino

    July 21, 2014
    Color-Logic, the developer of the Process Metallic Color System, has announced a technology partnership with Domino Printing, manufacturer of the new N610i inkjet label press.  Commenting on the collaboration, Color-Logic Director of Sales and…

  • Dutch printer first to use Xeikon 3000 series for IML

    July 21, 2014
    Dutch printer aL Printing has become the first printer to implement the recently launched Xeikon In-Mold Label Suite, which consists of the Xeikon 3000 series of digital presses, substrates, software and finishing hardware. The printer specializes in…

  • Reynders joins Avery Dennison’s paper liner recycling program

    July 21, 2014
    Belgian label converter Reynders Label Printing has recently signed up for a new paper liner recycling program, initiated by Avery Dennison and operated by Smurfit Kappa. Through the Avery Dennison paper liner recycling program, Reynders offers a col…

  • Harper Corp. receives North Carolina Excellence Award

    July 21, 2014
    Global anilox roll supplier Harper Corporation of America has announced its selection for the North Carolina Excellence Award amongst all its peers and competitors by the US Trade & Commerce Institute (USTCRI). Each year, the USTCRI conducts bus…

  • Delta Industrial unveils portable laser module

    July 21, 2014
    Delta Industrial unveiled its new portable laser module at its Technology Showcase last month. Held at Delta’s corporate office and manufacturing facility in Minneapolis, MN, USA, the Showcase offered converters “a chance to explore the l…

  • Sun Chemical receives HD plate certification from Esko

    July 21, 2014
    Sun Chemical has received HD plate certification from Esko for its SunGraphics HD plates. In order to obtain HD plate certification from Esko, Sun Chemical had to go through a rigorous approval process which was granted after samples sent to Esko wer…

  • Omet hosts successful Open House in Italy

    July 21, 2014
    Italian press manufacturer Omet recently hosted an Open House at its Lecco, Italy headquarters. The company hosted customers from every continent – including from more than 150 companies – and ran live demonstrations on its entire ra…

  • Cal Poly launches online printed electronics program

    July 21, 2014
    Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA, will launch its online Printed Electronics and Functional Imaging Professional Certificate Program beginning Sept. 22, 2014. Designed for working professionals, the program is comprised of five courses…

  • Great Lakes Label awarded GMI certfication

    July 21, 2014
    Great Lakes Label, a label converter in Comstock Park, MI, USA, has been awarded full certification by Graphic Measurers International (GMI), a leader in print quality management and brand integrity. Certification was awarded following an intensive o…

  • AVT joins the REVO team

    July 21, 2014
    The REVO Team and AVT (Advanced Vision Tecnologies) have announced that AVT has joined the REVO Team for the “Digital Flexo Revolution.” This news comes after 12 months of successful collaboration between AVT and select REVO partners, who…

  • Epson SurePress digital press sales reach 100

    July 21, 2014
    Epson has announced the sale of its one hundredth SurePress inkjet digital label press. The hundredth unit was installed by Kanae Co., Ltd., based in Nagano, Japan. Epson launched the SurePress L-4033A in October 2010, steadily raising the product&r…

  • The Label Printers participates in Sustainable Waste Management Conference

    July 21, 2014
    The Label Printers’ George Tommasi participated as a presenter at the recent Sustainable Waste Management Conference, hosted by the Lake Michigan States Section of the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA). Tommasi was invited to p…

  • Yazoo Mills offers lower minimums for covers, liners

    July 21, 2014
    Yazoo Mills now offers significantly lower minimums for printed covers and liners, tailored to small quantity orders. Additionally, to be more beneficial and economical to its consumers, the company says it has also reduced its printing plate costs b…

  • From Labels to Flexible Packaging

    From Labels to Flexible Packaging

    July 21, 2014
    Dutch press manufacturer MPS, along with its partners Avery Dennison, GEW, DuPont, Karlville, Screen, Zeller+Gmelin and Keller & Heckman LLP, are currently making their way across the USA on the Flexpack Tech Tour, a series of free seminars desig…

  • WorldLabel launches LabelsOnTime.com

    July 21, 2014
    Peekskill, NY, USA-based WorldLabel Holdings Inc. has announced the launch of LabelsOnTime Incorporated, a newly-formed thermal label division that will manufacture and offer end users factory-direct thermal transfer and direct thermal labels on roll…

  • ILS installs Edale & ABG’s Digicon 3000

    July 21, 2014
    Innovative Labeling Solutions (ILS) first entered the digital print sector in 2005, and the company’s objective was to strategically grow the digital division as a part of its core business. Nine years later, Ohio-based ILS’s portfolio of…

  • Esko releases Suite 14

    July 21, 2014
    Esko has announced the release of Esko Suite 14, a comprehensive collection of new and updated software designed to give brand owners, premedia houses, converters, sign and display producers and commercial printers the resources they need t…

  • Digital demos at the Xeikon Café

    Digital demos at the Xeikon Café

    July 21, 2014
    From May 20-22, digital press manufacturer Xeikon hosted the Xeikon Café at its headquarters in Lier, Belgium, to demonstrate to label printers and print buyers how digital production can drive and improve their businesses. Among the technolog…

  • Whitlam Label partners with FLEXcon

    July 21, 2014
    FLEXcon has announced it is working     with Whitlam Label Company to create a durable protective barrier for industrial parts. Together, the companies have created a product that meets the needs of a key parts supplier that requi…

  • TLP celebrates 10 years of workplace safety

    TLP celebrates 10 years of workplace safety

    July 21, 2014
    Tailored Label Products (TLP) has announced that its employees have reached an important safety milestone of accomplishing 10 years and over 1.3 million hours of work without a Lost Time Accident (LTA). “By going for more than a decade with…

  • Mark Andy adds Esko and DuPont equipment to Technology Center

    July 21, 2014
    Mark Andy Print Products, the supplies and platemaking equipment division of Mark Andy Inc., has established a prepress and platemaking technology area as a key part of its show room in St. Louis, MO, USA. The technology area features an Esko Cyrel D…

  • Ritrama UK to relocate headquarters

    Ritrama UK to relocate headquarters

    July 21, 2014
    Italian self adhesive materials manufacturer Ritrama has announced plans to move its UK operation from Eccles to Tameside. The company, which has its global headquarters in Milan, Italy, will soon leave its UK base in Eccles to take over a 115,0…

  • HP Indigo announces WS6800 digital label press

    July 21, 2014
    HP has expanded its digital press portfolio with new HP Indigo presses to offer customers increased productivity, simplified color management and new capabilities for high-value applications. Building on the success of the flagship WS6000 Digital Pr…

  • Heidelberg fully acquires Gallus

    July 21, 2014
    Germany-based printing press manufacturer Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) will take ownership over the 70 percent of shares in St. Gallen, Switzerland-based label press maker Gallus it did not already own. Swiss group Ferd. Rueesch AG, th…

  • L&FP&NW?

    Steve Katz, Editor || July 21, 2014
    Label & Narrow Web has always prided itself as being “the most targeted magazine in the industry,” targeting, as our name suggests, the label industry specifically. While we have no plans to change the name of this publication, there…

  • Mepco Label adds new Nilpeter press

    July 18, 2014
    The California converter's 13th flexo press is equiped with eight colors, UV and hot air drying.

  • CCL appoints new director

    July 18, 2014
    Mandy Shapansky was recently named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women.

  • Esko's HD Flexo, Equinox wins InterTech Awards

    July 18, 2014
    These are the sixth and seventh InterTech awards Esko technologies have received over the past ten years.

  • Labelexpo India poised for record-setting show

    July 18, 2014
    The year's show will feature around 250 exhibiting companies including over 50 first time exhibitors.

  • G3 adds new dimension to wine bottles with 'G Ink'

    July 18, 2014
    G Ink's thermochromic option allows a label or cap to change appearance at designated temperatures.

  • Flint Group expands EkoCure line with new UV LED rotary screen whites

    July 18, 2014
    The company says the inks are a "first-ever" technology for their ability to be used in combination with multiple ink types.

  • Label Companies for Sale.com announces sale in Italy

    July 17, 2014
    Label Companies for Sale.com connects sellers and buyers of label companies around the world.