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  • Anderson & Vreeland now offers Packz

    January 24, 2014
     With its appointment as a distributor of Hybrid Software prepress products throughout North America, Anderson & Vreeland now offers Packz, the application that the company says makes high-quality editing of packaging and labels accessible t…

  • NiceLabel acquires Niceware

    January 24, 2014
    Euro Plus, the developer of NiceLabel bar code and RFID labeling software, has recently acquired its American distributor Niceware International. Through its offices in USA, Europe and Asia, NiceLabel International will be able to offer expanded serv…

  • Sonic Solutions introduces new Phoenix Series

    January 24, 2014
    alist based in Mokena, IL, USA, has announced the new Phoenix Series, an anilox cleaning system developed to meet the specific needs of customers. The Phoenix Series features a safer level of ultrasonics  – 68 kHz  – to allow s…

  • Mepco Label Systems adds shrink sleeve production

    January 24, 2014
    Mepco Label Systems, a manufacturer of pressure sensitive labels and flexible packaging, has added shrink sleeve production to its  portfolio. Based in Stockton, CA, Mepco will be one of a few companies in California to print and seam shrink sle…

  • PC Industries’ Graphic Vision 500 Series adds bar code decoding

    January 24, 2014
     PC Industries has announced that its Graphic-Vision 500 Series Web Viewers now offer bar code decoding. The digital web viewing systems - which are designed with industrial, high-performance parts - feature long-lasting, high fre…

  • General Label to use FLEXcon adhesives in security systems

    January 24, 2014
    FLEXcon, a manufacturer of adhesive coating and laminating products, has announced it has been selected by Rhode Island-based General Label, Inc. to provide materials for home security system keypad coverings. Utilizing one of FLEXcon’s FLEXm…

  • New production line for Valéron Strength Films

    January 24, 2014
    Valéron Strength Films has announced the development and installation of its new film extrusion line. The new blow line was incorporated to improve overall manufacturing efficiencies and produce even better film. “We built the line to p…

  • sun chemical announces dispenser program

    January 24, 2014
    Sun Chemical has announced the release of a new water-based flexo dispenser program.  “Narrow web tag and label printers that use water-based flexo inks can now decrease their overall bottom-line operating expenses in ink volume and ink c…

  • Flexible packaging industry to reach $25 billion

    January 24, 2014
    The North American converted flexible packaging market accounts for approaching 30% of global consumption with an annual spend of $20.7 billion in 2013, reveals a new report from PCI Films Consulting.  Approaching 90% of sales in the Region are…

  • Styers, Colordyne partner for digital retrofit upgrades

    January 24, 2014
    Styers Equipment has developed a strategic partnership with Colordyne Technologies (CDT) to perform installations for the Digital Flexo-bility upgrade program in North America. This digital conversion program allows converters to turn an existing pr…

  • Label Traxx launches version 7

    January 24, 2014
    Label Traxx has launched version 7 of its MIS software to new and existing customers. Version 7 uses the latest database technology from 4D and includes a host of new enhancements. The new version has tighter roll traceability features and an upgrad…

  • A&V now offers entire Esko line in Canada

    January 24, 2014
    ko products throughout Canada as a result of an expanded partnership between the two companies, building upon their relationship in the United States. Anderson & Vreeland will represent the entire Esko product line, including all integrated hardw…

  • UPM Raflatac updates removable adhesive portfolio

    January 24, 2014
    UPM Raflatac has announced the renewal of its removable adhesive portfolio with the addition of RR19 and RR12. Labelstocks constructed with these adhesives provide good initial tack and lasting adhesion to a wide array of substrates, yet offer excell…

  • G-Force adds Colordyne digital press

    January 24, 2014
    Colordyne Technologies (CDT) announces that during the first week of November, G-Force Labels & Printing, Inc. added a CDT 1600-PC Rotary Pro digital label and tag printing press, featuring “Digital Flexo-bility,” to its lin…

  • CRI acquired by American Inks and Coatings

    January 24, 2014
    American Inks and Coatings (AIC) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Color Resolutions International (CRI) through an asset purchase arrangement. The merger will be consummated on or before Jan. 30, 2014. AIC, founded by Jerry Mosley, is no…

  • Electro Optic US partners with Bunting

    January 24, 2014
    Bunting’s Mike Wilks (L) and Markus Marfurt of Electro Optic Electro Optic US and Bunting Magnetics Co. have formed a partnership to benefit not only both companies but the entire narrow web printing and converting industry. Henceforth, B…

  • Countering customers who travel a one-way street

    Mark Lusky || January 24, 2014
    Some customers want it all their way, right away, all the time. They keep pushing until someone pushes back. You need to be that someone. While accommodating legitimate needs should be priority one, there are limits. When they are reached, it’…

  • Building a label business in Brazil

    Rock LaManna || January 24, 2014
    Should the phrase “Go West, young man,” be replaced with, “Go to Brazil, label printers?” The booming label market in Latin America, particularly Brazil, has label and narrow web printers looking for an answer. That phrase &l…

  • Cannabis labels

    Jack Kenny || January 24, 2014
    Pain and pleasure, pleasure and pain. Enhance the one, subdue the other. One plant has the power to do both. Hundreds of thousands are in prisons today for possessing that one plant. In the United States over the past few years, 20 states have decide…

  • Wanted: due diligence

    Calvin Frost || January 24, 2014
    We just finished reading Psalm 46 the other Sunday morning in church. Our pastor had begun his sermon and I was urging myself to listen. But something from Psalm 46 kept tugging at me. I couldn’t concentrate. I kept thinking of verse 7, which r…

  • Belgian blues

    Belgian blues

    John Penhallow || January 24, 2014
    Mark Twain’s advice for making money was “Buy shares, wait for them to go up, then sell. If they don’t go up, don’t buy them.” Fund managers with the Bencis Capital Partners might possibly be pondering that piece of home…

  • Conference Report: The AWA Release Liner Seminar

    Ann Hirst-Smith || January 24, 2014
    Every year during the busy autumn season of packaging industry shows and conferences, the release liner industry takes a day out to analyze its present, and its future, in pressure sensitive labeling. It was Europe’s turn this year to host the…

  • Static Control

    Static Control

    January 24, 2014
    Products abound to prevent static-causing print defects, while ensuring operator safety.

  • Quality Control

    Quality Control

    January 24, 2014
    A successful quality control system addresses all aspects of a label’s production, and ensures that new customers will become repeat customers.

  • Folding Cartons

    Folding Cartons

    January 24, 2014
    Both flexo and digital printing can help converters diversify into another packaging market.

  • Labels in Motion

    Labels in Motion

    January 24, 2014
    This small, digital converter has all the advantages of its large, successful parent company.

  • Resealable seeds

    Resealable seeds

    January 24, 2014
    Attend a baseball game or any other sporting event where sunflower seeds are the snack of choice and you’ll see players and coaches trying to reseal opened sunflower seed packaging in all kinds of ways: elastic bands, tape, paper clips, and som…

  • Dscoop mourns loss of Rod Key

    January 23, 2014
    Key passed unexpectedly on Sunday, January 19.

  • BMS introduces handheld label printer

    January 23, 2014
    The P-touch Edge PT-E500 will be shown for the first time at the 2014 BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition, in Orlando, FL, USA.

  • Kaygee Loparex India awarded IMS certification

    January 23, 2014
    This certification has been awarded to the release liner company's manufacturing facility at Silvassa and its head-office in Mumbai.

  • Flint Group expands low migration ink range

    January 23, 2014
    Flint Group Narrow Web has further expanded its low migration ink range to include UV metallic inks and pastes.

  • Call for entries for DuPont Packaging Awards

    January 23, 2014
    The 26th edition of the competition returns with changes that reflect current trends in the packaging industry.

  • I.D. Images focusing on linerless labels

    January 22, 2014
    Linerless labels are growing in popularity due to the savings and sustainability benefits achieved by eliminating release liner.

  • Label Technology announces new CEO

    January 22, 2014
    Dave Bankson succeeds his father, John Bankson.

  • GOA registration soars

    January 22, 2014
    The 39th annual show starts on Feb. 27 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

  • AWT Labels & Packaging now SFQ certified

    January 22, 2014
    The Safe Quality Food certification is at the company's Illinois flexible packaging plant.

  • Kingfisher Labels adds fourth Edale press

    January 22, 2014
    The UK converter's new FL-1 is a compact flexo press, capable of converting a wide variety of labels.

  • Call for entries for PIA's InterTech Awards

    January 22, 2014
    Manufacturers and suppliers of equipment and software covering any aspect of graphic communications operations are encouraged to enter.

  • Mark Andy UK hosts BPIF anilox training seminar

    January 22, 2014
    The single-day event held presentations and demonstrations by industry leaders.

  • Standard Register taps FLEXcon for on-demand durable labels service

    January 22, 2014
    The On-Demand Labeling Solution is an online portal for ordering durable labels that meet compliance regulations.

  • Epson helps Middleton Printing transition to digital

    January 22, 2014
    The Michigan-based label company has installed an Epson SurePress L-4033AW.

  • FINAT announces 2014 events schedule

    January 22, 2014
    Events include a technical seminar in Spain and its annual Congress in Monaco.

  • Landa partners with EFI

    Landa partners with EFI

    January 22, 2014
    Landa’s new DFE will employ high-performance, EFI-developed Fiery technology.

  • CCL to acquire Sancoa and TubeDec

    January 21, 2014
    Sancoa & TubeDec have common shareholders and supply labels and plastic tubes to home & personal care customers in North America.

  • L&NW

    L&NW's Top 10 News Stories of 2013

    January 21, 2014
    Reader interest was piqued by news of mergers and acquisitions.

  • Sell-out attendance for EFI Connect 2014

    January 21, 2014
    The January 21-24 conference will be the largest in Connect’s history, with approximately 1,500 pre-registered attendees.

  • Omet awards employee family scholarships

    Omet awards employee family scholarships

    January 20, 2014
    A ceremony announcing 10 scholarship recipients culminated a year of celebrating the press manufacturer's 50th year.

  • Pharma-Tac Plus: A multi-talented label

    Pharma-Tac Plus: A multi-talented label

    Steve Katz, Editor || January 20, 2014
    Schreiner MediPharm’s infusion bottle label features extended content and a robust, easy-to-use hanger.

  • ETI Converting obtains linerless patent

    January 20, 2014
    The new machine uses a reusable liner to apply the labels without shape limitations.

  • Max Daetwyler awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification

    January 20, 2014
    The ISO 9000 family of standards represents an international consensus on good quality management practices.