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  • White is right: Using psychology to differentiate a package

    White is right: Using psychology to differentiate a package

    Scott Jost || March 9, 2015
    Color can be a differentiator on the retail shelf, but the absence of color can sometimes be a better choice. A white bottle can serve as a neutral backdrop for color-coded labels and closures, eliminating visual competition from the container itself…

  • Selling 101: How to sell your business and why planning starts now

    Rock LaManna || March 9, 2015
    There’s no easy way to sell a business. It takes a tremendous amount of communication, self-reflection, and above all else, planning. No one knows that better than Terri Krivosha. If selling a business is an art, Terri Krivosha is one heck o…

  • Color and branding

    Jack Kenny || March 9, 2015
    Can you trademark a packaging color? Maybe, maybe not.

  • The preposterous pipeline

    Calvin Frost || March 9, 2015
    Lester Brown will close the Earth Policy Institute (EPI) at the end of June. He will retire and EPI will cease to function as a global environmental think tank. I was sad to hear this but understand his rationale. Lester is 80 and good for him to rec…

  • Currency swings and roundabouts

    John Penhallow || March 9, 2015
    Violent exchange rate fluctuations have been rare in recent years. This year looks like the exception. In late January, and to general surprise, the Swiss Central Bank stopped intervening to hold down the value of the Swiss franc. Within minutes, the…

  • Evonik comes to LIFE

    Evonik comes to LIFE

    March 9, 2015
    TLMI (Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute) has announced that Hopewell, VA-based Evonik Corporation has recently become LIFE certified and that the company is the 62nd facility to achieve TLMI LIFE Certification. The LIFE program was develope…

  • FLAG holds fourth Annual Members Meeting

    March 9, 2015
    FLAG, the Flexo Label Advantage Group LLC, a buying group for label converters, recently held its fourth Annual Members Meeting in Connecticut. The event provides education and networking, as well as a forum to honor vendors and partners. Highlights…

  • PCF announces 2015 high school flexo competition

    March 9, 2015
    The Phoenix Challenge Foundation (PCF) announces the 2015 High School Competition dates. The event will be held March 18-20 at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC, USA. For the 18th year, graphic arts students and teachers from throu…

  • FTA adds sustainability resources to website

    March 9, 2015
    The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) has added a comprehensive suite of sustainability resources to its website in order to help its members and their facilities achieve their current and future sustainability goals. Located under the Trainin…

  • Thermoform Task Force publishes PET recycling white paper

    March 9, 2015
    TLMI has announced that the association’s Thermoform Task Force has published a White Paper outlining the current state of PET recycling in Canada. The goal of the task force in publishing the paper is to keep TLMI converter and supplier member…

  • Dan Muenzer named TLMI chairman

    March 9, 2015
    Constantia Flexibles, a manufacturer of flexible packaging and labels, has announced that Dan Muenzer, Labels Division VP for communications and marketing, has been appointed chairman of the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) with immedia…

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    March 9, 2015
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Advanced Vision Technology – Atlanta, GA, USA – Kevin O’Shields (1) has been hired as AVT’s newest sales manager. He will be responsible for the South…

  • EFI Connect sets attendance record

    EFI Connect sets attendance record

    March 9, 2015
    EFI Connect, EFI’s annual users group conference, recently concluded its largest edition to date with a record 1500 attendees descending on the Wynn Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV, USA. Also on hand were more than 70 printing industry analy…

  • Xeikon opens Technology Center in Malaysia

    March 9, 2015
    Xeikon has announced its first Technology Center in Asia Pacific. Based in Malaysia, the center is testament to the strategic focus and continuous growth Xeikon is experiencing in this region. The inauguration was attended by Xeikon customers and was…

  • Australia’s Alpha Label adds HP Indigo WS6600

    March 9, 2015
    HP has announced that Alpha Label, based in Sydney, Australia, has installed its first digital press, an HP Indigo WS6600. In addition to serving the PS label market, the versatility of the press, purchased through HP partner Currie Group, will also…

  • SATO acquires majority stake in top Russian label printer

    March 9, 2015
    Sato, a global leader in barc ode printing, labeling and RFID, announced recently that it has taken a majority stake in Russian label printer Okil-Holding, JSC, acquiring approximately 75% of all shares issued. This transaction was completed on Decem…

  • APR and Esko partner for ECG seminar

    March 9, 2015
    All Printing Resources (APR) and Esko are teaming up again, jointly presenting a comprehensive industry seminar focused on the continued developments in Expanded Color Gamut (ECG) and flexographic printing. With the addition of the new “Gidue…

  • SheetLabels.com moves into new facility

    March 9, 2015
    With the need for more space to better service current and future customers, SheetLabels.com has made the move to a new facility. The company has seen an average of 35% growth each year since 2006. The SheetLabels.com facility went from a 7,000 squa…

  • PRIMIR: NA label market poised for growth

    March 9, 2015
    PRIMIR, the Print Industries Market Information and Research organization, the research unit of NPES, has announced the completion of a new research study, Tag & Label Printing Trends. The PRIMIR study indicates that the North American tag &…

  • Spinnaker Coating and ITW Thermal Films receive marine certification

    Spinnaker Coating and ITW Thermal Films receive marine certification

    March 9, 2015
    Spinnaker Coating and ITW Thermal Films have received British Maritime Standard 5609 (BS 5609) Part 3 certification (Laboratory Performance of Printed Labels) for Spinnaker’s 3.3 mil Durable Polypropylene with SFA adhesive using ITW Thermal…

  • MacDermid celebrates new production line

    March 9, 2015
    MacDermid Printing Solutions officially opened its new photopolymer plate production line in Morristown, TN, USA. Timothy Gotsick, company vice president and general manager, was joined by MacDermid Inc.’s group president, Scot Benson, and pare…

  • The Label Factory gets Canada’s first IPT digital converting system

    March 9, 2015
    RDP digital and Northern Graphic Solutions have announced the first sale of an IPT digital print conversion system to the Canadian label printing market. The JFlex870 is engineered and manufactured by RDP digital – a division of RDP Marathon in…

  • Anderson & Vreeland launches flexo webinar series

    March 9, 2015
    Anderson & Vreeland, a supplier of prepress products for the flexographic printing industry, will present a four-part webinar serires titled “Converging Technologies Affecting Flexo. This educational webinar initiative focusing on improved…

  • Scott Morris named president & CEO of Weber Packaging Solutions

    March 9, 2015
    Scott Morris has been named president and CEO of Weber Packaging Solutions, a worldwide manufacturer and supplier of pressure sensitive labels and labeling systems. “The quality of his work, dedication and his ability to achieve the highest go…

  • Sun Chemical releases 2014 Sustainability Report

    March 9, 2015
    Sun Chemical has released its 2014 Corporate Sustainability Report, which details its continued data-driven metrics reporting and highlights specific examples of new eco-efficient products and services. Sun Chemical’s latest sustainability rep…

  • Sappi North America launches new label and packaging paper

    March 9, 2015
    Sappi North America, a producer and supplier of paper and packaging products, has launched LusterCote, a C1S paper for labels and other related end use applications. LusterCote is an updated version of the company’s LusterPrint, which is FDA c…

  • Weber now GMI-certified for film label printing

    March 9, 2015
    Weber Packaging Solutions, Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of labels and labeling machinery, has been awarded certification to print film labels for product companies that require a Graphic Measures International (GMI) designation. “Receivin…

  • drupa changing to three-year cycle

    March 9, 2015
    drupa, the world’s leading comprehensive trade show, will switch to a three-year cycle after the 2016 event (May 31 - June 10). This decision was made by the drupa committee at its recent m eeting in Düsseldorf, Germany. “The entire…

  • Electro Optic expands global network

    Electro Optic expands global network

    March 9, 2015
    Electro Optic Group, a global supplier of flexible dies, has announced a cooperation agreement was concluded between Electro Optic Asia, based in Mumbai, India, and Rotary Technology, situated in Guangzhou, China. Rotary Technology is a manufactu…

  • ETI Converting partners with RDP Marathon

    March 9, 2015
    Two Montreal, Canada-based engineering companies, ETI Converting and RDP Marathon, have announced a partnership designed to build an important bridge between label printing and manufacturing. Under the new agreement, RDP digital – a division of…

  • Multi-Color acquires Irish healthcare label specialist

    March 9, 2015
    Multi-Color Corporation (MCC) has announced the 100% acquisition of New Era Packaging (New Era), which became effective February 2, 2015. New Era is based near Dublin, Ireland and specializes in labels for the healthcare, pharmaceutical and food indu…

  • Spinnaker Coating partners with Domino for substrate testing

    March 9, 2015
    Spinnaker Coating, LLC, a manufacturer of pressure sensitive paper and film products, announces a portfolio of products tested and approved by Domino for use in the OEM’s N610i digital label press. “Understanding that digital printing is…

  • Maxcess acquires Fives North American Guiding

    March 9, 2015
    Maxcess, a supplier of products and services for the web handling industry, has acquired Fives North American Guiding. Headquartered in Cleveland, OH, USA, Fives North American Guiding will integrate with Fife Guiding Systems under the Bertram Capita…

  • Introducing gb Flexo

    March 9, 2015
    Specializing in used flexo equipment, gb Flexo has announced a successful start to its servicing of the narrow web label industry. With more than two decades each of label industry experience, owners Scott Waldal, Tim Glass and Cindy Glass bring to g…

  • Multi-Color to expand operations in Indiana

    March 9, 2015
    Multi-Color Corp. (MCC) has announced a plan to expand its operations in Scottsburg, IN, USA, investing about $13 million to equip and retool its 120,500-square-foot manufacturing plant. Also, the expansion would create 154 new jobs by 2020, accordin…

  • MPS selects Northern Graphic as Canadian distributor

    March 9, 2015
    MPS, a label press manufacturer based in the Netherlands, has named Northern Graphic Solutions as its distributor for its flexo and offset presses in central and eastern Canada. “We are excited to join the MPS team,” says Jerry Wynia, pr…

  • DRG adds second Mark Andy Performance Series press

    DRG adds second Mark Andy Performance Series press

    March 9, 2015
    DRG Technologies, a manufacturer of PS labels and innovative product identification products, has invested in its second Mark Andy Performance Series P7 press to enhance capabilities and capacity and bring new market opportunities. Based in Safford,…

  • Flint Group launches new webpage for e-news, social media

    March 9, 2015
    Flint Group has launched a new page on its website specifically designed for e-news and social media. This new webpage is a central hub where customers can subscribe to one, or all, of Flint Group Packaging and Narrow Web’s three newsletters, o…

  • Colordyne customers upgrade Memjet print engine

    March 9, 2015
    Colordyne Technologies recently improved the performance of its 3600 Series and 2600 Series digital presses by offering a new Aspen Memjet engine upgrade. The upgrade allows all Production Class platforms to print at speeds of up to 275 feet (84 mete…

  • Platinum Press expands in New Jersey

    March 9, 2015
    Platinum Press, Inc. (PPI), a provider of healthcare packaging for the pharmaceutical, medical device and animal care sectors that specializes in labels, folding cartons, blister packaging, inserts/outserts and medication guides, recently announced t…

  • Labeltronix announces ‘ReThink Label Systems’

    March 9, 2015
    Labeltronix, an Anaheim, CA-based label manufacturer and provider of labeling equipment, has announced the creation of an independent division – ReThink Label Systems – focusing solely on providing on-demand label printers, supplies and t…

  • Label technology passes aib inspection

    March 9, 2015
    Label Technology, a Merced, CA-based converter of PS labels, flexible packaging and finished pouches, has announced that its flexible packaging production facility received Good Manufacturing Practice recognition from the American Institute of Baking…

  • Avery Dennison partners with L’Oreal

    March 9, 2015
    L’Oreal Americas and Avery Dennison are collaborating on a project with the aim to identify and reduce the environmental impacts of packaging labels throughout the entire label lifecycle. The collaboration has already produced a comprehensive A…

  • Mercian Labels adds world’s first Xeikon Cheetah

    March 9, 2015
    Xeikon has announced the first installation of the new Cheetah digital label press, just months after the label printing system was released. The recipient of the press is UK-based Mercian Labels, a label converter that was one of L&NW’s Co…

  • Resource label acquires a1 label

    March 9, 2015
    Resource Label Group, a pressure sensitive label manufacturer headquartered in Franklin, TN, USA, has acquired Toronto, Ontario, Canada-based A1 Label Inc. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Founded in 1984, A1 specializes in the personal ca…

  • UPM Raflatac website facilitates surplus roll ordering

    March 9, 2015
    UPM Raflatac has announced the launch of its renewed website for surplus roll orders in North America. Visitors to this site are now able to take advantage of brand-new functionality, such as online purchasing and comprehensive product searchability…

  • Labels Unlimited, A&M Label merge to form Fortis Solutions Group

    March 9, 2015
    Labels Unlimited and A&M Label have announced the formation of Fortis Solutions Group, which combines the legacies and strengths of both organizations to deliver a more diversified and differentiated approach to printing, packaging and labeling u…

  • Transparency

    Steve Katz, Editor || March 9, 2015
    In my experience, there are two types of label business owners. There are those that are open and forthcoming, willing to speak candidly about their customers, employees, business model, equipment and plans for the future. And on the flipside, there…

  • Munksjö launches base papers for metalized beer labels

    Munksjö launches base papers for metalized beer labels

    March 6, 2015
    The product offering consists of Metalkote Expert for returnable beer bottles and Metalkote Classic for one-way beer bottles.

  • Heidelberg's free environmental self-assessment tool available online

    March 6, 2015
    The tool can help a printer get closer to reaping the benefits of running a greener business.