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  • Durst’s Digital Days

    Durst’s Digital Days

    Steve Katz, Editor || June 3, 2015
    The inkjet press manufacturer showcased the Tau 330 during a three-day event in Italy.

  • Sustainability Update: Going green an industry staple

    Sustainability Update: Going green an industry staple

    Greg Hrinya, Associate Editor || June 3, 2015
    Becoming more sustainable and environmentally friendly is now a core practice at most companies in the label industry. In today’s market, it is more of the rule than the exception. In 1987, the United Nations World Commission on Environment…

  • Narrow Web Profile:  The Ink Spot, Inc.

    Narrow Web Profile: The Ink Spot, Inc.

    Steve Katz, Editor || June 3, 2015
    A service-first approach to big-name customers has this California converter growing rapidly.

  • Mondi has it in the bag

    Mondi has it in the bag

    June 3, 2015
    Mondi has released two new bags designed to improve consumer goods packaging. According to the international packaging and paper group, a new highly stable, reclosable bag called the Flat Bottom Bag and the Square Bag are now available. The Flat B…

  • My story of ownership success in the converting industry

    Rock LaManna || June 3, 2015
    Nothing fast-tracks learning like experience. That couldn’t have been more true for me. For 17 years, I built and bought Vomela Company from my father, revamped it and sold it. Now, I’d like to share the industry knowledge I gained throug…

  • Bobst and Gidue

    Jack Kenny || June 3, 2015
    An equipment giant enters the narrow web arena with a modest acquisition.

  • Capitalism combats pollution

    Capitalism combats pollution

    Calvin Front || June 3, 2015
    I didn’t get invited to The Wall Street Journal’s ECO:nomics Conference in Santa Barbara, CA, USA in March and I can’t figure out why. I’m the only voice of reason in the ongoing debate on “Emissons vs. Efficiency”…

  • Balkan business booms

    Balkan business booms

    John Penhallow || June 3, 2015
    Srbija is not the easiest word to pronounce, and even in its more usual spelling of Serbia, it is a country which Narrow Web Europe News has until now overlooked. Not any longer. With its capital, Belgrade, and its population of just over seven milli…

  • AIMCAL to host web coating conference

    June 3, 2015
    AIMCAL will host its Web Coating & Handling Conference 2015 from October 25-28, 2015, at the Naples Grande in Naples, FL, USA. The event will bring the web coating and finishing community together for networking and information exchange. AIMCAL…

  • Leadership change at TLMI

    June 3, 2015
    The TLMI Board of Directors has announced that TLMI President Frank Sablone will be stepping down from his daily activities effective January 1, 2016. The Board of Directors recently approved a succession plan which calls for a smooth transition of e…

  • FINAT announces webinar series, Recycling Awards competition

    FINAT announces webinar series, Recycling Awards competition

    June 3, 2015
    FINAT has announced a series of webinars designed to present the latest independent label industry knowledge and topics relevant to the future of the industry. The webinars are intended to offer a convenient tool at members’ fingertips to br…

  • Chemsultants’ Fish Allure wins AIMCAL award.

    Chemsultants’ Fish Allure wins AIMCAL award.

    June 3, 2015
       Fish Allure Mentor, OH-based Chemsultants International, Inc. has announced that its Fish Allure fishing bait product has been named an AIMCAL award winner. Each year, AIMCAL recognizes the best products and technologies in the indu…

  • Industry People

    Industry People

    June 3, 2015
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Anderson & Vreeland – Bryan, OH, USA – Sean Sawa, director of Canadian sales, has announced that Martin Schofield (1) will take over as the…

  • AVT partners with Global Vision

    AVT partners with Global Vision

    June 3, 2015
      Israel-based AVT, a leader in print inspection, print process control, and quality assurance, is joining forces with proofing systems provider Global Vision to offer advanced offline inspection solutions to the worldwide printing market.&…

  • Epson partners with ReThink Label Systems

    June 3, 2015
    Epson has released an industrial labeling printer with smart PrecisionCore print chip technology. Through a new partnership with ReThink Label Systems, a division of Labeltronix, the companies are trying to change how color labels are shipped and ide…

  • Dion Label Printing installs two HP Indigo WS6800 presses

    June 3, 2015
    Dion Label Printing has installed two new HP Indigo WS6800 digital printing presses. According to the company, it made the upgrade to this model for increased productivity through easy color management and enhanced capabilities. The roll-fed narrow…

  • Inland a winner in 2015 Graphics Excellence Awards

    June 3, 2015
    The Great Lakes Graphics Association (GLGA) has announced that Inland was a recipient in the 2015 Graphics Excellence Awards Competition. The judging was concluded on March 17-18, 2015, by a team of independent judges. The company won two Awards of…

  • EFI reports record first quarter revenue

    June 3, 2015
    EFI has announced its results for the first quarter of 2015. For the quarter ending on March 31, 2015, the company is reporting record first quarter revenue of $194.6 million, up 3% compared to first quarter 2014 revenue of $188.7 million. Non-GAAP…

  • Flint Group calls for entries for 11th Narrow Web Print Awards

    June 3, 2015
    Flint Group Narrow Web has officially opened its 11th annual Narrow Web Print Awards competition. Label converters from around the globe are encouraged to submit sample labels of their choosing for evaluation by a panel of industry judges.  The…

  • Uruguay’s Imprimex installs Xeikon 3050 digital label press

    June 3, 2015
    Xeikon has announced that Imprimex, a market leader in the Uruguayan packaging industry, has expanded its printing capacity with a Xeikon 3050 digital color press. The investment in the new press will allow the company to offer its label and folding…

  • Color-Logic certifies Graphium digital UV inkjet press

    June 3, 2015
    Color-Logic, the developer of the Process Metallic Color System, has certified the Graphium Digital UV Inkjet Press for use with Color-Logic files. Announcing the certification, Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing Mark Geeves comments, &ldqu…

  • Acucote passes British Standard BS5609

    June 3, 2015
    Acucote has achieved BS5609 Section 2 compliance. This certification includes the evaluation of two film products: Inkjet Kimdura with P50 permanent acrylic adhesive and 2.6 mil White Premium Thermal Transfer Polypropylene with P50 permanent acrylic…

  • Henkel acquires Novamelt

    June 3, 2015
    Henkel has signed an agreement to acquire Novamelt GmbH, a privately owned company based in the south of Germany. With this transaction, Henkel, a leading global provider of adhesives, sealants and functional coatings, will further enhance its compet…

  • Constantia Flexibles adopts LED UV technology

    June 3, 2015
    Constantia Flexibles has announced the inception of LED UV technology at its facility in Mason, OH, USA. Flint Group Narrow Web and Phoseon Technology have worked with the company since 2014 to implement the technology in its Spear printing presses.…

  • 21st Century Labels and Packaging to upgrade its HP Indigo WS6600

    June 3, 2015
    21st Century Labels and Packaging, a  Fort Lauderdale, FL-based label converter, has for 20 years operated conventional printing equipment to produce prime pressure sensitive labels, shrink films, folding cartons, pouches and stick packs, with o…

  • Label Traxx premieres short film: ‘Innovating with a Homegrown Label Print MIS’

    June 3, 2015
    Label Traxx has announced the release of its first short film titled: “Innovating with a Homegrown Label Print MIS.” This approximately three minute film documents the creative and somewhat arduous level employees will go to in managing t…

  • Schreiner honors Ritrama with ‘Supplier of the Year’ award

    June 3, 2015
    For the third time, the Schreiner Group has selected a “Supplier of the Year.” This year, the Supplier of the Year Award goes to Ritrama S.p.A. Ritrama supplies self-adhesive films and transfer adhesives to the Schreiner Group. Besides re…

  • Yazoo Mills expands Manufacturing and Distribution Center

    June 3, 2015
    Yazoo Mills, a manufacturer of paper tubes and cores, has announced it has been approved to expand its Manufacturing and Distribution Center, located in Hanover, PA, USA, by an additional 45,000 square feet. After only three years in operation, Yazoo…

  • Multi-Color exploring expansion into SE Asia

    June 3, 2015
    Multi-Color has expressed interest in  Super Enterprise Holdings Bhd, which would allow the company to expand into Southeast Asia. Super Enterprise, a self-adhesive label manufacturer in Malaysia, has received a “non-binding indication of…

  • Gidue expands North American presence

    June 3, 2015
    Gidue has announced the opening and expansion of its North American operations. Lance Shumaker, president of Gidue North America, is working closely with the company’s headquarters in Florence, Italy to expand its reach to new companies and sup…

  • UPM Raflatac labelstocks now FSC and PEFC certified in Mexico and Brazil

    June 3, 2015
    UPM Raflatac has announced it has achieved both FSC and PEFC Chain of Custody certifications for a wide range of labelstocks produced at its manufacturing facility in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and for the slitting and distribution operations in Mexico…

  • AWT Labels & Packaging adds shrink sleeve capability

    June 3, 2015
    Minneapolis, MN-based AWT Labels & Packaging has announced it now has added Karlville sleeving equipment and is now able to produce shrink sleeves for its customers. “Shrink sleeves have become increasingly popular based on the brand owner…

  • DFI announces 12th Annual Scholarship Drive Golf Outing

    June 3, 2015
    DiTrolio Flexographic Institute’s (DFI) 12th Annual Scholarship Drive Golf Outing will take place Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at White Pines Golf Club in Bensenville, IL, USA, with a Modified Shotgun Start at 1:00 PM. The purpose of the event is…

  • Lightning Labels adds laser diecutting capability

    June 3, 2015
    Lightning Labels, an all-digital label converter in Denver, CO, USA, has announced it is now offering laser-cut labels. With this new capability, customers no longer will be responsible for costly die fees, nor will they need to wait for days while a…

  • Reid Label and Nameplate acquires New England Label, forms New England Label Group

    Reid Label and Nameplate acquires New England Label, forms New England Label Group

    June 3, 2015
    Reid Label and Nameplate has announced the acquisition of Vermont-based New England Label, formerly-owned by Willington Nameplate, of Stafford Springs, CT, effective February 6, 2015. Reid’s acquisition of the 20-year old flexographic label pr…

  • Berco Labels grows with Xeikon 3030

    June 3, 2015
    Berco Labels, a Quebec City, Quebec-based printer of pressure sensitive labels, has successfully expanded its business and production capabilities after purchasing and installing a Xeikon 3030 digital color press. Founded more than 40 years ago, Berc…

  • Kocher+Beck breaks ground on facility expansion

    June 3, 2015
    Kocher+Beck, a leader in rotary diecutting technology, celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony for a state-of-the-art extension to its manufacturing facility in Lenexa, KS, USA. The 24,000 square-foot extension will help Kocher+Beck meet the growing de…

  • Mark Andy wins Technical Innovation Award, reports sales success in Serbia

    June 3, 2015
    Mark Andy and its team of co-suppliers won the Technical Innovation Award at the recent EFIA (European Flexographic Industry Association) event in the UK. The team effort of producing a swatch booklet was the culmination of a new approach to promoti…

  • All Printing Resources signs on as MacDermid distributor

    June 3, 2015
    MacDermid Printing Solutions has announced that All Printing Resources (APR) has signed on to distribute MacDermid’s photopolymer plate products and equipment in North America.   “MacDermid strives to provide customers with the…

  • CCL acquires two meeting supply companies

    June 3, 2015
    CCL Industries Inc. has announced two acquisitions. The label and packaging leader has purchased pc/nametag Inc. and Meetings Direct, LLC. Both companies, based in Verona, WI, USA, and both founded by Nick Topitzes, were acquired for approximately $3…

  • Spartanics installs SMAG-powered converting system in Illinois

    June 3, 2015
    Spartanics has announced the installation of the new E-Cut Semi-Rotary Diecutting Solution, powered by SMAG, in its demo facility in Rolling Meadows, IL, USA. This will be the first permanent demo facility for the E-Cut semi-rotary diecutting system…

  • MPS assembling presses in the USA

    MPS assembling presses in the USA

    June 3, 2015
    MPS and EMT have formed a partnership that will result in the assembly of MPS presses in the United States. The two companies made the announcement on April 28, 2015, at Thornberry Creek at Oneida in Green Bay, WI, USA. Following the agreement and se…

  • Liberty Marking Systems invests in Nilpeter FB-3300

    Liberty Marking Systems invests in Nilpeter FB-3300

    June 3, 2015
    After experiencing continuous growth for two years, Liberty Marking Systems has decided to invest in its first Nilpeter printing press. The Cincinnati-based label converter has been in business since 1988. The privately owned company specializes i…

  • Avery Dennison launches online product finder

    June 3, 2015
    Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials has announced a new product finder on its North American website. The tool is designed to help customers find the relevant products for most label and packaging applications in just a few clicks. “O…

  • FLEXcon announces certification for changing safety standards

    June 3, 2015
    FLEXcon has announced that it has certified DRUMcal 51932 2.3 mil white polypropylene for BS 5609 Section 2 for salt water immersion and BS 5609 Section 3 for print durability with multiple thermal transfer ribbons. The move is designed to support co…

  • UPM Raflatac takes on ice bucket challenge with new labelstock

    June 3, 2015
    UPM Raflatac has launched a new product portfolio featuring Silvervac WSA, a high-performance, metallic facestock for the Americas market. With its wet strength properties, Silvervac WSA maintains label design integrity in the presence of moisture, h…

  • Apex introduces free anilox appraisal program

    June 3, 2015
    The stress caused by common printing problems is often time-consuming and expensive. In many respects, searching for the underlying cause in a field of variables is like searching for a needle in a haystack. To address this issue head on, Apex Intern…

  • Omet launches new presses

    June 3, 2015
    During a special event on May 19, 2015, Omet  unveiled its two new presses: the Varyflex V2 Mid-Web Offset and the iFlex label press. The Varyflex V2 is a printing press designed for flexible packaging and carton, and it comes in widths 670mm (2…

  • Western Shield Label Company acquires Hand on a Label

    June 3, 2015
    Western Shield Label Company, a label converter in Southern California, has announced its acquisition of Hand on a Label, a regional printer in the San Diego metropolitan area. Hand on a Label’s core offerings include prime labels with a partic…

  • Introducing Infinite Packaging Group

    June 3, 2015
    TVC Label, of Lewisville, TX, USA and MEI Label of Tulsa, OK, USA have officially rebranded, announcing a new corporate identity – Infinite Packaging Group. In 2013, MEI acquired TVC. According to the company, the rebranding is designed to unit…