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  • Syracuse Label comes to LIFE

    June 2, 2014
    The Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) has announced that Liverpool, NY-based Syracuse Label & Surround Printing has become LIFE certified and that the company is the 52nd facility to achieve TLMI LIFE certification. The LIFE program w…

  • Industry People

    Industry People

    June 2, 2014
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 AFINIA LABEL, Chanhassen, MN, USA – Mike Atkins has joined the company as its national sales manager. ALL PRINTING RESOURCES, INC., Glendale Heights, IL, USA – APR has appoint…

  • REVO team collaborates for ‘Flexo Digital Revolution’

    June 2, 2014
    The “REVO Digital Flexo Revolution” is a new team of seven technology suppliers to the flexo industry whose goal is to digitalize the flexographic process and make it consistent and more cost effective. The team aims to strengthen the ove…

  • Flint Group to host AWA seminar

    June 2, 2014
    Flint Group Narrow Web will host an AWA sponsored seminar at its Center for Technical Excellence in Plymouth, MN, USA in late June. The workshop, titled Introduction to Heat Shrink Sleeve Label Technologies, is designed to provide an all-round e…

  • H.B. Fuller opens Center of Excellence

    June 2, 2014
    H.B. Fuller has invested $1 million in a Packaging Center of Excellence at its North American headquarters. The new facility, officially opened April 29, is accessible year-round for packaging engineering and technical services. Despite adhesives&rs…

  • W. Sprague Wise, 76, of Wise Tag & Label Co.

    W. Sprague Wise, 76, of Wise Tag & Label Co.

    June 2, 2014
    W. Sprague Wise, the 76-year-old CEO of Wise Tag & Label Co., Inc., passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 16, 2014. Sprague Wise was a long time member of TLMI and was vice president of TLMI for several years. He was instrumental in com…

  • RotoMetrics teams with sales agent in Mexico

    RotoMetrics teams with sales agent in Mexico

    June 2, 2014
    RotoMetrics has announced and introduced its exclusive sales agent for Mexico: Jetrix. Jetrix is headquartered in Mexico City, with sales representatives across Mexico, including Juarez and Guadalajara. Julian Robledo is the Jetrix general manager…

  • PRIMIR Summer Meeting to examine label industry trends

    June 2, 2014
    PRIMIR, the Print Industries Market Information and Research Organization, the research arm of NPES, announced its Summer Meeting to be held July 21-23, 2014 in Cleveland, OH, USA. Themed “Print’s Evolution – Changing Markets, Firm…

  • DigiFlex teams with Jet USA

    June 2, 2014
    DigiFlex Ltd. has announced that Jet USA will distribute its inkjet computer-to-plate system for the US market, for use in flexographic, letterpress, dry-offset and screen printers. DigiFlex manufactures the DigiFlex FlexoJet 1725, an inkjet-based Ct…

  • DuPont introduces new flexo plate for use with UV inks

    June 2, 2014
    DuPont Packaging Graphics has announced that it has introduced the new DuPont Cyrel FAST DFUV flexographic printing plate, designed for superior output when used with ultraviolet (UV) curable inks.  The new plates can improve solid ink density,…

  • Avery Dennison partners with Rainforest Alliance

    June 2, 2014
    Avery Dennison Foundation has announced a $200,000 grant to the Rainforest Alliance to foster best practices in forestry management, create jobs and increase access to sustainably-managed forest products. “As a leader in labeling and packaging…

  • UPM Raflatac to increase production capacity in Asia Pacific

    June 2, 2014
    UPM Raflatac says it is planning to increase production capacity in Asia Pacific by investing 14 million euros in its asset platforms in China and Malaysia. These initiatives will support UPM’s growth target of adding 200 million euro of E…

  • Spear named Lion’s Best Packaging Supplier

    June 2, 2014
    Spear has been presented with Lion’s award for Best Supplier in the Packaging category, which includes all of Lion’s packaging for beer, wine and food. Lion is a leading beverage and food company with a portfolio that includes many of Au…

  • Mark Andy Digital Series makes live debut at Open House

    Mark Andy Digital Series makes live debut at Open House

    June 2, 2014
    In March, at its global headquarters in St. Louis, MO, USA, Mark Andy Inc. hosted more than 200 visitors to the company’s 2014 Open House. The primary objective of the event was to provide an educational experience for converters, supporting th…

  • Omet announces printed electronics partnership with ICI

    June 2, 2014
    Italian press manufacturer Omet and Matik, Inc., its North American distributor, have announced the start of a partnership agreement with the Printability and Graphic Communications Institute (ICI) of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Omet will supply ICI&rs…

  • Cummins Label picks FLEXcon for UL-recognition and expertise

    June 2, 2014
    FLEXcon has announced that Kalamazoo, MI-based Cummins Label is leveraging its Underwriters Laboratory (UL) Adoption Program and expertise to reduce the risks of delays to market, lower the costs associated with end-product certification, and increas…

  • Topflight expands multi-ply capabilities

    June 2, 2014
    Today, there is a greater demand for more extensive information on the packaging of products consumers are buying. Topflight, a label and specialty converter headquartered in Glen Rock, PA, USA, is now manufacturing extended multi-ply, pressure sensi…

  • Technicote expands Trim Free Service Program

    June 2, 2014
    Technicote, Inc. has recently expanded its Trim Free Service Program to include a diverse selection of pressure sensitive label materials.  “Our program contains a well balanced mix of substrates, adhesives and liners to satisfy the requir…

  • Ugly Flexo’s Frank Burgos educates printers in India

    Ugly Flexo’s Frank Burgos educates printers in India

    June 2, 2014
    The first edition of “FlexoGurukul” a flexographic print training program launched by New Delhi-based Fasco Printech Private Limited was held at Khar Gymkhana Mumbai, April 28-29, 2014. Italian press manufacturer Omet was the event&rsq…

  • TruPoint Orange shipping with AB Graphic Digicons

    June 2, 2014
    AB Graphic International is now shipping its Digicon Series 2 and Digicon Lite machines with Flexo Concepts’ TruPoint Orange doctor blade. The finishing equipment OEM selected Orange over other blade products due to its extended blade life and…

  • Anderson & Vreeland now offering Xitron RIPs and workflow systems

    June 2, 2014
    Anderson & Vreeland, Inc. now offers Xitron Navigator RIPs and workflow systems specifically designed for label, narrow web and package printing markets with its appointment as distributor for Xitron, an independent developer of RIP and workflow…

  • Sun Chemical announces Sustainability Report, troubleshooting guide

    June 2, 2014
    Sun Chemical has published its fifth Corporate Sustainability Report, which introduces a new internal web-based data collecting system designed to improve metrics reporting, and highlights many examples of renewable projects being implemented at vari…

  • Primera announces ‘all-in-one’ system for GHS compliance labeling

    June 2, 2014
    Primera Technology, Inc., a global manufacturer of specialty printers, has announced an all-in-one system for GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals) and chemical labeling. The LX-Series pigmented ink and CX…

  • Durst’s Tau 330 available with HD print mode

    June 2, 2014
    Durst has expanded the application fields of the Tau 330 digital UV inkjet print system for the food industry and fully automated industrial production.  The Tau 330 now offers a new high definition print mode with print resolutions up to 7…

  • McLoone installs SPGPrints DSI press

    McLoone installs SPGPrints DSI press

    June 2, 2014
    McLoone, the La Crosse, WI, USA-based supplier of industrial labels, decals and nameplates, has installed a SPGPrints DSI UV-inkjet label press in order to bring about production efficiencies and penetrate the mid-run self-adhesive decorative…

  • Pazzaz installs Performance Series P5 press

    June 2, 2014
    Canadian printer Pazazz has announced that its latest installation, the Mark Andy Performance Series P5 press, is the first to be installed in Quebec.  This flexographic press is a servo-driven machine, designed to optimize efficiency and…

  • Yazoo Mills reduces inline printing costs

    June 2, 2014
    Yazoo Mills, a manufacturer of paper tubes and cores in New Oxford, PA, USA, has announced it has reduced the price of in-line printing to be more economical and beneficial to fit its customer’s needs. With a recent partnership with a national…

  • Delta Industrial unveils portable laser module

    Delta Industrial unveils portable laser module

    June 2, 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 th…

  • Colordyne introduces Color-Code Me program

    June 2, 2014
    Colordyne Technologies (CDT) has announced its new Color-Code Me program, a system that simplifies the use of color to highlight information and data as a powerful tool in business supply chains and logistics operations. CDT recognizes that the abil…

  • Consolidated Label adds two new presses

    June 2, 2014
    Consolidated Label Company, a leading manufacturer of custom labels in Sanford, FL, USA, has added two new printing presses to its manufacturing operations to satisfy increases in label demand. Added to the company’s existing production line in…

  • CleanFlake named ‘Top Product of the Year’

    June 2, 2014
    Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials announced its CleanFlake portfolio was named “Top Product of the Year” in the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards. “We are excited that our CleanFlake portfolio has been re…

  • Label Technology announces expansion

    June 2, 2014
    Label Technology, Inc., a flexographic printer of PS labels and flexible packaging, has announced a major expansion with the acquisition of a 90,000 square foot building in close proximity to its location in Merced, CA, USA. The additional building w…

  • Mark Andy gains ESKO Full HD Flexo certification

    June 2, 2014
    Mark Andy is now the first flexo press manufacturer to adopt and receive Esko Full HD Flexo Certification. The Mark Andy Performance Series became the first HD certified flexo press line in 2011. Certification is awarded after Esko specialists check…

  • MPS strengthening its North American presence

    MPS strengthening its North American presence

    June 2, 2014
    Dutch printing press manufacturer MPS is strengthening its North American presence by expanding its sales, installation, service and assembly operations. Denny McGee, president of MPS America LLC, and Kees Nijenhuis, vice president of North American…

  • Paying for it

    Steve Katz, Editor || June 2, 2014
    I really enjoy the candid conversations I have with label printers, especially the ones where they preface what they’re about to say with an “off the record,” or conclude their thought with a “you can’t print that.&rdquo…

  • The Label Printers participates in Sustainable Waste Management Conference

    May 30, 2014
    George Tommasi was invited to discuss the company's award-winning sustainability program.

  • Eaglewood Technologies announces promotion

    May 30, 2014
    Peter Mulheran, who was active in the development of the Sanilox System, has been promoted to sales manager.

  • Sun Chemical’s Betsy Bevis to speak at Global Pouch Forum

    May 30, 2014
    During the seminar “New Innovations in Adhesives and Coatings,” Bevis will provide an overview on the latest advancements in the coatings category.

  • AWA profiles North American release liner market

    May 30, 2014
    North America commands 30% of the global release liner market, of which 45% is currently in the production of labelstock.

  • PIA publishes MIS system survey

    May 30, 2014
    The publication is a resource for companies considering an investment in management information system (MIS) software.

  • FTA grows, adds 170 new members

    May 30, 2014
    “The robust programs that are in place continue to fuel FTA’s growth in membership,” says Jay Kaible, director of membership and business development.

  • Nilpeter calls Bogota Open House a

    Nilpeter calls Bogota Open House a 'tremendous success'

    May 28, 2014
    Participants from ten countries gathered at Impresos & Acabados following Label Summit Latin America.

  • Epson SurePress digital press sales reach 100

    Epson SurePress digital press sales reach 100

    May 28, 2014
    The hundredth unit was installed by Kanae Co., Ltd., based in Nagano, Japan.

  • Label News: The cost of GMO labeling

    Label News: The cost of GMO labeling

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || May 27, 2014
    The debate rages on, but few are actually clear on how much this could cost consumers (as well as converters).

  • Don’t sell your business without these four statements

    Don’t sell your business without these four statements

    Rock LaManna || May 27, 2014
    A buyer needs concrete evidence of your company's worth.

  • Growth through acquisition

    Growth through acquisition

    Nick Coombes || May 27, 2014
    The CEO of one of South Africa’s largest label producers explains how consolidation has enhanced his company’s sales opportunities.

  • AVT joins the REVO team

    May 27, 2014
    The REVO Team consists of label industry supplier partners working to advance the "Digital Flexo Revolution."

  • Menasha Packaging adds large-format litho labeler

    May 27, 2014
    The new labeler has boosted throughput at the company's Yukon plant by 50 percent.

  • Great Lakes Label awarded GMI certfication

    May 27, 2014
    The certification from Graphic Measurers International verifies that the printer uses scientific measurement and the latest technology in its print and color management processes.