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  • General Label adds Spartanics L-350 laser cutter

    June 4, 2013
    The system includes a 400W laser, two-sided lamination, UV varnish, rotary sheeting and diecutting, and Spartanics’ Change-on-the-Fly Barcode Reading software.

  • DFI Scholarship Golf Outing set for August

    June 4, 2013
    The event will be held Thursday, August 15, at White Pines Golf Club in Bensenville, IL, USA.

  • CRC announces newest Nucleus at user conference

    June 4, 2013
    Emphasis has been placed on implementing workflow process automation throughout all Nucleus software applications.

  • Harper Corp. receives Best of DePere award

    June 4, 2013
    This is the second consecutive year that the anilox roll manufacturer has been given this award.

  • Trends, sustainability featured at Label Summit Latin America

    June 4, 2013
    Nearly 650 attendees attended this year's show in Sao Paulo.

  • Pamarco to acquire Absolute Engineering

    June 4, 2013
    Absolute is a manufacturer of carbon fiber doctor blade chambers and the InkSave ink washup system.

  • New Nyco Polyolefin sleeve improves recycling

    New Nyco Polyolefin sleeve improves recycling

    June 4, 2013
    The new low-density Polyolefin sleeve now makes it possible to separate shrink sleeves from PET bottles.

  • ETI Converting expands in Brazil

    June 4, 2013
    The company hopes to build on new relationships established at the recent Label Summit Latin America.

  • Schreiner MediPharm heads to Pharmapack

    Schreiner MediPharm heads to Pharmapack

    June 4, 2013
    The company will be on hand to raise awareness of the new EU Council Directive concerning needlestick prevention in the hospital and healthcare sector.

  • Cycling to Labelexpo

    Cycling to Labelexpo

    Steve Katz, Editor || June 4, 2013
    Herma’s salespeople-turned-cyclists are raising money for charity, biking from company headquarters in the UK to the steps of Labelexpo in Brussels.

  • Mobile marketing drives consumer confidence, convenience

    May 31, 2013
    At one time, having a website signified a forward-thinking company. Regardless of the site’s purpose – from “electronic brochure” to full-fledged SEO-optimized marketplace – its mere existence told viewers that the firm…

  • Vaccuum Indexing System

    Vaccuum Indexing System

    May 31, 2013
    AZCO Corporation has designed a precision single surface indexing system for feeding and cutting flexible materials to length. This is ideal for applications where material can only be contacted on one side. A vacuum transfer system is controlled…

  • OTF Security Label

    May 31, 2013
    3S Simons Security Systems GmbH has developed an OTF security label specifically designed to protect security-relevant devices and premium packaging used for quality products. The new closure seal is based on Secure-ID technology and, according to th…

  • Pre-Converted Polyester

    Pre-Converted Polyester

    May 31, 2013
    GPA has expanded their its of Ultra Digital Polyester for toner digital presses to include a variety of pre-converted layouts. According to the company, the new Ultra Digital Pre-Converted Polyester for Toner Digital Presses combines the convenien…

  • finishing & converting systems

    May 31, 2013
    Grafix Equipment has unveiled the Mod Tech line of modular components to address an array of offline finishing and converting applications. The Grafix Mod Tech system features web capabilities spanning 10-40 inch web widths. Applications include digi…

  • Security Printing Software

    May 31, 2013
    Agfa Graphics has announced the availability of its newest version of Fortuna (version 7) security printing software. Fortuna 7, used in securing and preventing counterfeiting and theft around the world, it is designed for use in the highest security…

  • CORE PLUGS

    CORE PLUGS

    May 31, 2013
    Badger Plug Company has released new core plugs. Undersized plastic core plugs are made to securely grip protective overwrap when tucked inside the core. Exacting plug tolerances aim make overwrapping fast and convenient. Plug sizes range from 1-1…

  • Cloud-Based Software

    May 31, 2013
    Agfa Graphics has announced the availability of the newest Apogee StoreFront version. According to the company, Version 1.3 was to designed to make it easier for print buyers to customize print. It also offers additional creative control over the loo…

  • PROOFER

    May 31, 2013
    Remote Director has announced the release of Remote Director 5.0, which is designed to streamline production by eliminating rounds of hard copy proofing and the associated shipping and handling costs. The user interface has been simplified and can be…

  • slitter / rewinder

    slitter / rewinder

    May 31, 2013
      The REM Model 3250-A is a general purpose duplex slitter rewinder ideally suited for razor, score or shear slitting narrow webs 12-24 inches wide and is capable of converting a multitude of materials. The model 3250-A features automatic…

  • Core Cutting System

    May 31, 2013
    Appleton Manufacturing Division’s fully automated core cutting products were designed to provide manufacturers with increased control, allowing them the flexibility to quickly scale production based on market conditions, while increasing effici…

  • Rotary Diecutter

    Rotary Diecutter

    May 31, 2013
    ETI Converting Equipment has launched a new high-speed rotary diecutter called The Pellicut. This equipment can diecut PS material at a speed of 750 feet/min. (225 m/min.) on a 26 inch (660 mm) web width and uses a standard flexible magnetic die.…

  • ADHESIVES

    May 31, 2013
    Henkel has unveiled a full range of new adhesives and coatings. Due to their very low monomer content, new solvent-free laminating adhesives from the Liofol LA 7777 family are suitable for high barrier films that demand low CO2 formation from the adh…

  • SCISSOR LIFTS

    SCISSOR LIFTS

    May 31, 2013
    Presto Lifts Inc. has introduced the XBP Series of portable electronic scissor lifts. The steel construction of the XBP Series provides lift capabilities 1,000, 1,500, or 2,000 pounds, depending on the model. Travel - the distance between a unit&r…

  • White Polyester Film

    May 31, 2013
    NAStar has introduced Thermal Transfer White Polyester to the T1055 Temporary Adhesive product line. VZC5065: Thermal Transfer White Polyester is a 2 mil polyester-based void synthetic film offered on a 50# liner. The slight matte top coating of VZC5…

  • Aluminum Labels

    May 31, 2013
    Polyonics has developed two high-temperature aluminum materials that use a special white top coat that resists yellowing at high temperatures and is thermal transfer printable. These materials offer an acrylic adhesive system or a silicone adhes…

  • Pharma Labeling Compliance

    Pharma Labeling Compliance

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || May 31, 2013
    Industry experts from multinational corporations gathered in Boston to share their expertise on global labeling compliance.

  • ICE USA heats up Orlando

    ICE USA heats up Orlando

    Steve Katz, Editor || May 31, 2013
    With more than 2,800 attendees, the biennial show brought 345 exhibiting companies.

  • FTA Forum &  INFO*FLEX 2013

    FTA Forum & INFO*FLEX 2013

    Steve Katz, Editor || May 31, 2013
    With the theme of ‘Right Here, Right Now’, the flexo industry enjoyed education, awards and atmosphere in San Diego.

  • L&NW Converter Salary Survey

    L&NW Converter Salary Survey

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || May 31, 2013
    These results have been gathered from hundreds of respondents from all over the globe.

  • Narrow Web Profile: Digital Dogma SLO

    Narrow Web Profile: Digital Dogma SLO

    Steve Katz, Editor || May 31, 2013
    The digital printing specialist has embraced California’s wine label market.

  • Raising a glass to labels

    Raising a glass to labels

    Jules Lejeune, Managing Director, FINAT || May 31, 2013
    I believe that it is to the whisky and brandy distillers of Europe that we, in the self-adhesive label industry, should drink a long toast. They were one of the key early market sectors to realize the potential of our labeling technology – and…

  • Why M&As are the hot tool for growth

    Rock LaManna, Contributing Editor || May 31, 2013
    For regional label and narrow web companies, one of the strategies used only by larger businesses – the merger and acquisition – has suddenly become a realistic option for growth. I’d like to enlighten you on why high-level financia…

  • A map for matrix recycling

    A map for matrix recycling

    Jack Kenny, Contributing Editor || May 31, 2013
    Avery Dennison’s interactive map shows options to landfilling in the USA.

  • Getting it right

    Calvin Frost, Contributing Editor || May 31, 2013
    My comments in this issue are really a sequel to my last column. I know I irritated some readers, particularly Professors Susan Brantley and Anna Meyerdorff. Additionally, I’ve had any number of emails saying I’m all wet and don’t u…

  • Forty years on

    Forty years on

    John Penhallow, Contributing Editor || May 31, 2013
    There has been much comment in the world’s press to mark the anniversary of the day in 1973 when a packet of chewing gum was adorned with the world’s first bar code. It is hard to imagine a world not only without bar codes and digital…

  • News and networking at 11th  annual NELMA expo

    News and networking at 11th annual NELMA expo

    May 31, 2013
    The North East Label Manufacturer’s Association (NELMA) hosted its 11th annual expo and networking reception on Thursday, May 2, at the Hotel Somerset Bridgewater in Somerset, NJ, USA. The event featured a tabletop exhibition and a networking r…

  • People in the News

    People in the News

    May 31, 2013
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 AGFA, Mortsel, Belgium – Jim Sause, executive vice president of sales and marketing, has resigned to pursue other opportunities. ANDERSON & VREELAND, Bryan, OH, USA – Joe Morgan (1)…

  • EFI mourns passing of Efraim Arazi

    May 31, 2013
    EFI has announced the passing of its founder and first CEO, Efraim “Efi” Arazi, who died on his 76th birthday, Sunday, April 14. Arazi created his namesake company in 1988 after a 20-year career as the founder, president an…

  • Mark Andy Europe’s ‘refreshing’ Open House

    Mark Andy Europe’s ‘refreshing’ Open House

    May 31, 2013
    Over the course of four days, April 23-26, press maker Mark Andy hosted more than 150 print industry professionals at its newly refurbished Demonstration and Training Center in Macclesfield, UK, just outside of Manchester. Attendees included label…

  • Flint Group announces passing of Louis Werneke

    May 31, 2013
    Flint Group has announced the passing of Louis Werneke, founder of the Werneke Ink Company and longtime member of the narrow web printing industry.  In a statement, the company says, “It is with great sadness that we inform you of the dea…

  • Bunting discontinues flexible die product line

    May 31, 2013
    Bunting Magnetics Co. has announced that it has discontinued its flexible die product line and will no longer accept orders for flexible dies. The company continues to provide its complete line of magnetic cylinders to the industry. Announcing the c…

  • US flexible packaging industry worth $26.7 billion

    May 31, 2013
    The Flexible Packaging Association recently released the FPA Flexible Packaging Industry Segment Profile Analysis. The Analysis provides a look at the US flexible packaging industry by volume (in pounds) and revenue, and composition by materials for…

  • Gallus supplies Schreiner with screen printing plates

    May 31, 2013
    Gallus has extended its long-standing partnership with Oberschleissheim-based Schreiner Group for Gallus Screeny screen printing plates. An agreement has been reached that covers the next two years and is then to be continued as part of ongoing proce…

  • MacDermid announces price increase

    May 31, 2013
    MacDermid Printing Solutions has announced a global price increase of 3-7% on its photopolymer products, effective June 1. “Raw material and energy costs have risen drastically since 2007,” the company says. “MacDermid continues to…

  • Global Graphics partners with Global Inkjet Systems

    May 31, 2013
    Processing speed and PDF compatibility are among the features that have led Global Inkjet Systems (GIS) to select Global Graphics’ Harlequin Host Renderer for their uniti Operating System. GIS is a provider of software drivers and electronics f…

  • MPS appoints new distributor

    MPS appoints new distributor

    May 31, 2013
    MPS has announced the appointment of ISM GmbH as the MPS distributor in the region of Central Eastern Europe (CEE). ISM is an Austrian-based company specializing in machinery, materials and consumables that serve the paper and packaging industry.…

  • Esko releases Full HD Flexo for flexible packaging

    May 31, 2013
    Esko has released Full HD Flexo for flexible packaging. First introduced at drupa 2012, the company says that Full HD Flexo today is a proven technology which has been implemented at more than 20 flexo tradeshops and converters worldwide. “Wit…

  • Avery Dennison cracks open craft beer portfolio

    May 31, 2013
    Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials has introduced a new portfolio of pressure sensitive label materials for the craft beer market at BrewExpo America 2013 in Washington, DC. The portfolio features 10 pressure sensitive facestocks and four a…

  • Flexcoat purchases two AVT Helios II systems

    May 31, 2013
    Advanced Vision Technology (AVT), a provider of print process control, quality assurance and color control for the packaging, labels, folding carton and commercial print markets, has announced that Flexcoat, a leading Brazilian labelstock manufacture…