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  • COUNTERFEIT PROTECTION

    April 16, 2015
    tesa scribos GmbH Hamburg, Germany For protection against counterfeiting and refilling of the original bottles, tesa scribos has launched bevSeal. The new product has been specifically developed for the wine and spirits industry. The company appli…

  • TEMPERATURE MONITORING LABEL

    April 16, 2015
    PakSense Boise, ID, USA PakSense has launched its XpressPDF Lite USB temperature monitoring label. The labels monitor and store time and temperature data of perishable products during distribution and storage and can be used anywhere fully independe…

  • TAMPER-EVIDENT LABELSTOCK

    April 16, 2015
    Acucote Graham, NC, USA Acucote has extended its line of tangible, voiding and tamper-evident products to include complete customization. Options for tamper-evident labelstocks have typically included the standard silver and white facestocks with th…

  • DIGITAL PREPRESS TOOL

    April 16, 2015
    Label Traxx Milwaukee, WI, USA Label Traxx has introduced several new features for digital printers, including an enhancement to the integration between Label Traxx and the prepress software Automation Engine by EskoArtwork. Label Traxx will now be…

  • ECO-FRIENDLY PS LABEL

    April 16, 2015
    Constantia Flexibles Mason, OH, USA Constantia Flexibles’ Labels division has introduced SpearRC, an environmentally friendly technology developed to allow PET bottles to use pressure sensitive labels without the recycling contamination of tra…

  • MOUNTING TAPES

    April 16, 2015
    tesa tape Charlotte, NC, USA Company officials with tesa tape have launched a new line of products designed for the tag and label printing industry. The manufacturer of pressure sensitive adhesive tapes adds the tesa Softprint Secure Plate Mounting…

  • COUPON LABELING

    April 16, 2015
    UPM Raflatac Mills River, NC, USA UPM Raflatac has launched a new range of products for coupon labeling in the Americas. They feature a “lift anywhere,” residue-free design that helps minimize handling problems for cashiers and redemptio…

  • Celebrating 10 years of Dscoop

    April 16, 2015
    Dsccop, the annual HP Indigo users group meeting and conference, celebrated its 10th year at DscoopX, which took place March 5-7, 2015, in Washington, DC, USA. The Digital Solutions Cooperative (Dscoop) originated in 2005, and during a ten-year peri…

  • FINAT announces European Label Forum

    April 16, 2015
    FINAT, the international association for the self-adhesive label industry, has rebranded its annual congress to reflect greater industry collaboration. Under its new name, the European Label Forum (ELF) will take place June 11-13, 2015, in Amsterdam.…

  • FTA Forum to address flexo workforce training

    April 16, 2015
    As the flexo world continues to advance, it’s more important than ever to provide employees with the proper tools and training to achieve their goals, as well as those of the company. This can be challenging as today’s workforce easily sp…

  • FTA and IDEAlliance launch online G7 course

    April 16, 2015
    Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), in partnership with IDEAlliance, announced the launch of a new, interactive online course, “G7, Flexography and the Production Environment.” Designed for both production and non-production personn…

  • Eugene Singer Award Winners Announced

    April 16, 2015
    TLMI announced at the Converter Meeting the winners of the Eugene Singer Award for Management Excellence. One of the industry’s most prestigious and highest honors, the Eugene Singer Award recognizes excellence in business management measured a…

  • ‘Building a Better Boat’ with TLMI

    ‘Building a Better Boat’ with TLMI

    April 16, 2015
    The 2015 TLMI Converter Meeting, which took place March 9-11 at The Cloister in Sea Island, GA, USA, was focused on adapting to changes in technology and the business environment. The meeting’s theme, “Building a Better Boat: Refining Our…

  • Industry People

    April 16, 2015
    1 2 3 4 5 Agfa Graphics – Elmwood Park, NJ, USA – Agfa Graphics has appointed Tim Dean to packaging specialist for the Midwest region of the United States. Brookfield Engineering  – Middleboro, MA, U…

  • MPS hosting Open House in Wisconsin

    April 16, 2015
    Dutch press manufacturer MPS, who has announced it will start assembling presses in the US, will host an Open House on April 28 in Hobart (Green Bay), WI, USA, at the headquarters of EMT International. EMT and MPS have formed a strategic partnership…

  • ‘ABC’s of IML’ now in its 26th year

    April 16, 2015
     The “ABC’s of IML: A Basic Course,” will be presented Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at the DoubleTree Hotel & Conference Center in Chicago North Shore, Skokie, IL, USA. The course is now in its 26th year and has been offered annu…

  • Luminite Products acquires European patent for Load-N-Lok

    April 16, 2015
    Luminite Products Corporation, a Bradford, PA-based supplier of digital direct, laser engraved, sleeve and covered cylinders to the flexographic printing industry, has announced the acquisition of the European patent for its “air sleeve”…

  • Univacco expanding service to Nordic region

    April 16, 2015
    As part of its expansion in the European market, Univacco Holland is extending its coverage to Nordic countries such as Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway. The company is now servicing its flexo cold foils, offset cold foils, hot stamping foils, hol…

  • CS Labels speeds up production with Xeikon Cheetah

    April 16, 2015
    UK-based CS Labels has announced the arrival of a brand new digital label press, the Xeikon Cheetah, which was installed in March. CS Labels has been selected by Xeikon as one of the UK pilot sites for this new technology. CS Labels is Europe’…

  • Fujifilm adds to ‘inkjet insights’ website

    April 16, 2015
    Fujifilm North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division is now providing industry relevant information on inkjet printing solutions in its fully featured “inkjet insights” website. This includes news, technology and upcoming eve…

  • Nilpeter shows value of servo-driven flexo press at GOA 2015

    April 16, 2015
    For the third time, Nilpeter exhibited at the Graphics of the Americas (GOA) trade show in Miami, FL, February 26-28. The global press manufacturer exhibited the narrow web servo flexo press, FB-3300S, demonstrating maximum efficiency and low product…

  • I.D. Images to receive fifth NEO success award

    April 16, 2015
    I.D. Images, a pressure sensitive label converter based in Brunswick, OH, USA, has been chosen as a 2015 NEO Success Awards winner. Established in 1995 as a way to showcase the success of business in the region, the NEO Success Awards program annual…

  • Harper Corp. gears up for five 2015 Roadshow events

    April 16, 2015
    Global anilox roll supplier Harper Corporation of America will once again be touring the country as it shares the latest information and technology from the flexographic industry during its 2015 Harper Roadshow. Harper’s flexographic printing e…

  • Avery Dennison to present findings of PP film toughness study

    April 16, 2015
    Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials has announced that Arzu Hayirlioglu Topuzlu, technology leadership associate, presented a paper titled, “Toughness Study of Center Cracked Polypropylene Films with Temperature Effect,” at the 2…

  • Research and Markets releases 2015 label industry report

    April 16, 2015
    Research and Markets has announced the release of its “Global Label Printers Industry Report 2015” report, an in-depth study on the current state of the label printing industry. The report provides a basic overview of the industry, inclu…

  • Afinia Label adds Paragon to resellers network

    April 16, 2015
    Narrow Web digital label printer manufacturer Afinia Label announced that it has completed a reseller’s agreement with Paragon Data Systems of Cleveland, OH, USA. Paragon Data Systems will be selling the Afinia Label L801 and Epson label printe…

  • Label Traxx launches digital prepress tool at DscoopX

    April 16, 2015
    Label Traxx introduced several new features for digital label printers at DcoopX. The event, which took place March 5-7 in Washington DC, is the annual HP Indigo users group meeting, conference and exhibition. At DscoopX, Label Traxx unveiled an enha…

  • JT Prepress Express invests in digital platemaking

    April 16, 2015
    JT Prepress Express, located in Costa  Mesa, CA, USA, has invested in digital technology to supplement its platemaking efforts. It has made the transition with the help of CT Graphics Arts. Owner Joe Cantarella opened the company 15 years ago,…

  • Durst hosting Open House in Italy

    April 16, 2015
    Once again, Durst is hosting “Durst Digital Days” – a three-day international open house for customers, news media, and other interested parties in the professional printing industry.  This year’s event is set for April 1…

  • Tau 330 now handling jumbo rolls

    April 16, 2015
     Inkjet label press manufacturer Durst is now offering a high-productivity, industrial-scale, “jumbo roll” unwind/rewind option for its Tau 330 UV inkjet digital label press. Durst’s fully automated, servo-driven, external &ld…

  • AWA announces annual release liner market update

    April 16, 2015
    Release liner is unquestionably a key enabler for applying labels and tapes, protecting the seals on envelopes, hygiene and consumer wound care products, as well as a variety of industrial uses. It is also the subject of considerable focus today in r…

  • Consolidated Label offering textured finishes on shrink sleeves

    April 16, 2015
    Consolidated Label Company has added special effects to custom shrink sleeve labels, allowing customers to incorporate texture into their designs. To do this, a Rotary Screen Integration (RSI) unit from SPGPrints was chosen for its diverse printing o…

  • Esko acquires MediaBeacon

    April 16, 2015
    Esko has announced its acquisition of MediaBeacon, a leader in Digital Asset Management (DAM) software products. MediaBeacon is based in Minneapolis, MN, USA, and brings an award-winning suite of DAM tools to market through direct distribution and st…

  • Acucote launches customized line of tamper-evident labelstock

    April 16, 2015
    Acucote has extended its line of tangible, voiding and tamper-evident products to include complete customization. Options for tamper-evident labelstocks have typically included the standard silver and white facestocks with the term “VOID”…

  • MPS to assemble presses in the US

    April 16, 2015
    Companies in North America investing in MPS presses will now have the added benefit of having their presses assembled in the United States. MPS Systems North America Inc. and EMT International in Green Bay, WI, USA, have partnered for assembling MPS…

  • UPM Raflatac names first Label Life Award winner

    April 16, 2015
    Ricoh Industrie France has been announced as the winner of the inaugural UPM Raflatac Label Life Awards competition. The award recognizes strong performance in responsibility and awards a specific sustainability initiative. More than 70 of UPM Raflat…

  • Introducing Algro Sol from Sappi

    April 16, 2015
    Sappi, headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, a manufacturer of coated fine paper, has invested more than 60 million euro in the conversion of Paper Machine 2 (PM2) at its Alfeld mill to ensure an increased supply of speciality papers and to meet high q…

  • Domino to be acquired by Brother Industries

    April 16, 2015
    Brother Industries Ltd. has agreed to buy Domino Printing Sciences for 1.03 billion pounds ($1.6 billion) in cash to expand in labels and packaging as the home and office printing market declines. Shareholders of Cambridge, UK-based Domino will recei…

  • Heidelberg hosts first Gallus Digital Label Forum 

    April 16, 2015
    Gallus recently hosted visitors to the the research and development center of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen in Wiesloch-Walldorf, Germany, for the first Gallus Digital Label Forum. Highlighting the event was a live demonstration of the DCS 340, the new…

  • Aztech chooses Flexo Concepts’ trupoint orange doctor blades

    April 16, 2015
    Flexo Concepts has announced that Aztech Converting Systems of Tempe, AZ, USA, is now shipping all of its Diemaster Series Rotary Diecutter flexo stations with the TruPoint Orange doctor blade. The converting equipment manufacturer selected TruPoint…

  • AWT adds onserting capability, grabs Star of Excellence Awards

    April 16, 2015
    AWT Labels & Packaging, a label and packaging manufacturer with headquarters  in Minneapolis, MN, USA, has installed a Longford OS700X triple motor surge feeder. The onserter will allow AWT to make extended content labels in a variety of siz…

  • Graphic Labels goes digital with JFlex 870 retrofit

    April 16, 2015
    Graphic Labels, a label manufacturer in Orlando, FL, USA, sought advanced digital label printing, because many of its customers demanded short run orders with fast turnaround. The company’s three flexo presses require a lot of prep time –…

  • Anderson & Vreeland announces CTP white paper

    April 16, 2015
    Anderson & Vreeland has produced a white paper titled “The State of Computer-to-Plate Technologies for Flexography.” “CTP can reduce make-ready and waste, reducing raw material, labor and resources to create the same job vs. fi…

  • Omet sells 600th press

    April 16, 2015
    Omet has announced the sale of its 600th printing press for labels and packaging. The company has increased its annual turnover by 10% since 2009, and with this latest sale, Omet has reached sales totaling 85 million euro. This global milestone marks…

  • Avery Dennison announces Removables range

    April 16, 2015
    Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials has introduced its Select Solutions Removables Portfolio in North America. The portfolio features a variety of paper and film facestocks matched with nine adhesives. This collection of 35 removable label c…

  • Bizerba USA purchases MPS EF flexo press

    April 16, 2015
    MPS Systems North America Inc. (MPS) announced it has sold an EF flexo press to Bizerba Label Solutions, located in Joppa, MD, USA. According to John Gomeau, president of Bizerba Label Solutions, the deciding factors for purchasing the MPS EF press…

  • UPM Raflatac launches resealable portfolio

    April 16, 2015
    UPM Raflatac has announced the launch of a new resealable portfolio designed to provide long-lasting open-closure functionality for a range of applications in the Americas. Featuring RR05 and RR10, two of the company’s newest removable adhesive…

  • WS Packaging Group names new CEO

    April 16, 2015
    WS Packaging Group has appointed Charlie Eitel to CEO, effective April 1, 2015. Eitel joins the company in an operating role after having served on its Board of Directors since May 2014. Over the course of his career, Eitel has held leadership positi…

  • Expanding Inland Label rebrands

    April 16, 2015
    Inland Label is now known as Inland. The name is part of a strategic rebrand in connection with the company’s growth and expansion into new markets. By dropping “Label” from its name, the La Crosse, WI-based company is positioning i…

  • Decade

    Steve Katz || April 16, 2015
    Ten years makes for an interesting span of time. It’s not so long ago that it’s a distant memory, yet though I remember it well, I don’t quite recall it like it was yesterday. So much has changed for me in ten years. In 2005, I was…