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  • Amcor innovates

    Amcor innovates

    September 1, 2012
    The company combines form and function with responsible packaging.

  • Charm the media

    Charm the media

    Jack Kenny, Contributing Editor || September 1, 2012
    Here’s how to get the word out about your business – if you dare.

  • The air conditioning conundrum

    The air conditioning conundrum

    Calvin Frost, Contributing Editor || September 1, 2012
    I really don’t like to read newspapers, particularly American newspapers and British tabloids.  They contain so much junk and sleaze.  I just can’t stand them. But, when I travel I am a devotee of the International Herald Tribun…

  • Old wine in new packs

    Old wine in new packs

    John Penhallow, Contributing Editor || September 1, 2012
    If this column frequently reports on wine labeling it is not because the product interests your correspondent (although it does). Wine labels are very big business in Europe, which produces 20 billion bottles of the stuff (or 60% of total world consu…

  • In-mold award winners announced

    September 1, 2012
    The In-Mold Decorating Association, Scottsdale, AZ, USA, has announced the winners of its Sixth Annual Awards Competition.The 2012 IMDA Awards Competition honors the industry’s best in-mold labeled packaging and in-mold decorated durable produc…

  • Charter Films gets ‘Futuremakers’ award

    September 1, 2012
    Charter Films, Inc. is the latest recipient of the “Futuremakers Partner Award” from the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Board. Charter Films accepted the award at the recent WTCS Board Meeting at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical…

  • Manroland is new MPS distributor

    September 1, 2012
    MPS Systems B.V. inked a deal at this year’s drupa to make Manroland Polska and Manroland Czech distributors of MPS products in Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia. Manroland Polska and Manroland Czech will represent MPS independently to their…

  • PC Industries’ Guardian OLP offers new features

    September 1, 2012
    PC Industries’ Guardian OLP now offers bar code grading and verification capabilities. The Guardian OLP is a full-featured, off-line proofing system that verifies production files and press samples against customer-approved artwork. With the ad…

  • Mitsuo Komiyama honored

    September 1, 2012
    The judging panel for the Label Industry Global Awards 2012 has awarded Mitsuo Komiyama, chairman of the Japan Federation of Label Printing Industries, the Label Industry Lifetime Special Recognition Award. The award was presented during the VIP rece…

  • IDTechEx says RFID market up 17 percent

    September 1, 2012
    The latest RFID market research from IDTechEx finds that in 2012 the value of the entire RFID market will be $7.46 billion, up from $6.37 billion in 2011. This includes tags, readers and software/services for RFID cards, labels, fobs and all other fo…

  • CCL acquires Aussie pharmaceutical label business

    September 1, 2012
    CCL Industries Inc., has announced that it has acquired the assets of the Pharmaceutical Division of Graphitype Printing Services, a privately owned printing company located near Sydney, Australia, for AUD$7 million paid in cash. The acquired busines…

  • Rotocon now represents MPS in South Africa

    September 1, 2012
    Rotocon today announced its representation of Multi Print Systems (MPS), a leading UV flexo press manufacturer headquartered in The Netherlands. A spin-off company from Rototec, Rotocon will focus exclusively on print and finishing machine applicatio…

  • Mark Andy UK opens new showroom

    September 1, 2012
    Mark Andy has announced the unveiling of the company’s most recently updated showroom. Established in 1993 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, Mark Andy UK Ltd. was the St. Louis, MO, USA-based press manufacturer’s first international sal…

  • Bunting Magnetics receives business honors

    September 1, 2012
    Bunting Magnetics, Newton, KS, USA, a producer of magnetic cylinders for the label converting and other industries, recently was honored for business excellence by several regional organizations: · For the second year running, Bunting Ma…

  • Roto-Plate names new president

    September 1, 2012
    Dan Allen has been promoted to president of Roto-Plate, Inc., a flexographic trade shop located in Burlington, NC, USA. Allen has served as the VP of development and technical advisor for Roto-Plate since April 2009. Formerly of Pitman Company, he wa…

  • Precision AirConvey announces expansion

    September 1, 2012
    Precision AirConvey (PAC), Newark, DE, USA, a designer, manufacturer and installer of automated trim and scrap removal systems, has announced that in order to accommodate the company’s recent growth and product demand, PAC has acquired a bigger…


    September 1, 2012
    Grafitec Label Presses are excited to announce that the very first EFI Jetrion 4900 has arrived in the UK and is now being installed at Colorscan Imaging Products LTD, Burton upon Trent, UK. The machine was installed by engineers from EFI Jetrion…

  • Spinnaker expands line of EFI materials

    September 1, 2012
    Spinnaker Coating, LLC, a manufacturer of adhesive coated papers and films, has expanded its line of EFI Jetrion-approved materials, bringing the number of constructions available to more than 75. EFI Jetrion industrial inkjet Systems can print…

  • Sun Chemical introduces new ink system

    September 1, 2012
    Sun Chemical, a leading manufacturer of printing inks and pigments, has launched the SunUno Solimax multi-purpose ink system. Suitable for both surface and reverse print applications on a number of commonly used flexible packaging substrates, Solimax…

  • Trebnick Systems receives WBENC certification

    September 1, 2012
    Trebnick Systems, Inc. has announced that it has been certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Trebnick qualified for the certification as a privately held Ohio-based com…

  • Cal Poly benefits from flexo donation

    September 1, 2012
    California Polytechnic University’s Graphic Communication program has recently received a donation of SpotOn! Flexo software and training from All Printing Resources and SpotOn Press. This donation to the university’s program is a new too…

  • CRC and Aleyant further partnership

    September 1, 2012
    CRC Information Systems and Aleyant Systems have furthered their partnership by holding an informational webinar which showcased the dataflow between CRC’s Nucleus MIS and the Pressero web-to-print system from Aleyant. “The blending of th…

  • Yazoo Mills announces program expansion

    September 1, 2012
    Yazoo Mills has announced it has greatly expanded its core stocking program to include 30 sizes of .250 wall thickness label cores. The entire program consists of 84 sizes of 3" I.D. and 6" I.D. cores for same-day shipment.  Yazoo has…

  • Xeikon gets InterTech Award for software add-on

    September 1, 2012
    Digital press maker Xeikon has announced that the company has received the 2012 InterTech Technology Award for its X-800 VariLane, a software add-on to the Xeikon X-800 Digital Front-End. The X-800 VariLane has been specifically designed to provide l…

  • Bluestar Silicones opens new SC facility

    September 1, 2012
    Bluestar Silicones, a global integrated silicones manufacturer, held a grand opening on June 15 for its new plant and R&D center in York, SC, USA. The multi-million-dollar investment is the centerpiece of Bluestar Silicones’ strategic growt…

  • delfortgroup announces liner recycling program

    September 1, 2012
    delfortgroup has taken on a new sustainability initiative by supporting Cycle4green (C4G) services as a preferred method for recycling label release liners. With C4G Liner Recycling, the lifecycle of release liners can be fully co…

  • Introducing Mark Andy University

    September 1, 2012
    The Mark Andy Customer Support team introduces Mark Andy University, a complete resource for training and guidance to the more than 14,000 global owners of Mark Andy, Rotoflex, Comco and Arpeco equipment. Mark Andy University consists of highly-quali…

  • Now playing: Flexo TV

    September 1, 2012
    Flexo TV, a new online resource for demonstration and instructional videos covering all facets of flexographic printing, is being introduced by Anderson & Vreeland, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of flexographic plate processing equipment a…

  • Sun Chemical honored for low migration ink

    September 1, 2012
    Sun Chemical has been awarded an InterTech Technology Award for its SunPak LMQ (low migration quality) products. Awarded annually by the Printing Industries of America, the InterTech Award recognizes the development of innovative technologies –…

  • Color-Logic and HP team for shrink sleeve job

    September 1, 2012
      At the recent drupa printing exhibition in Dusseldorf, Germany, Color-Logic worked with HP to   produce a commemorative energy drink can shrink sleeve demonstrating the technology expertise of both companies. Discussing the collabo…

  • Wink announces aligning tool, expands sales team

    September 1, 2012
    Wink has announced its ProMount aligning tool for flexible dies, with the official launch for North America coming at Labelexpo Americas in Chicago. The ProMount aligning ruler is available for all common narrow web machines and facilitates the mount…

  • UPM Raflatac launches new labelstock line

    September 1, 2012
    UPM Raflatac has announced the launch of its new 60# Raflacoat Pro product range for the Americas market. These semi-gloss, paper-faced labelstocks are intended for use in consumer applications such as food, retail and health and beauty labeling, as…

  • HarperScientific announces custom plate storage system

    September 1, 2012
    The HarperScientific division of global anilox roll supplier Harper Corporation of America announces its first rack to store plate cylinders for Mark Andy’s P-Series presses. Because of the unique plate cylinders of the P-Series presses, Harper…

  • The Label Printers invests

    September 1, 2012
    The Label Printers, a label manufacturer based in Aurora, IL, USA, has invested in HP Indigo’s WS6600 digital press, Domino’s K600i UV inkjet system, AB Graphics’ Omega HSR1300 inspection slitter rewinder and DuPont’s EC/LF 10…

  • Game planning

    Steve Katz, Editor || September 1, 2012
    Labelexpo exhibitors don’t have it so easy. Setting up a booth can be a logistical nightmare, not to mention expensive. I don’t pretend to know how much these things cost, but I imagine, taking into account the number of people needed to…

  • Spear develops PET recyclable PS film

    August 28, 2012
    The beverage label manufacturer has been awarded the APR Partners for Change Award.

  • Harper Corp. announces iPhone app

    Harper Corp. announces iPhone app

    August 28, 2012
    Features include a troubleshooting guide, contact information for customer service, and a cleaner cross reference.

  • DigiFlex from A&V transforms analog to digital

    DigiFlex from A&V transforms analog to digital

    August 28, 2012
    DigiFlex equipment includes the FlexoJet 1725, an inkjet system developed for narrow web applications that applies an opaque mask on top of the analog plate.

  • I.D. Images acquires Advent LLC

    August 28, 2012
    Advent's thermal transfer ribbon business is added to ID Images' new 15,000 square foot facility.

  • UPM Raflatac launches 'shelf talker' range

    August 28, 2012
    The paper products provide converters and retailers with compelling, environmentally preferable alternatives to vinyl.

  • Avery Dennison opens Knowledge Center in India

    Avery Dennison opens Knowledge Center in India

    August 28, 2012
    The new education and training facility is the first of its kind for the South Asia region.

  • RotoMetrics announces sales and marketing appointments

    August 28, 2012
    Karen Moreland has been appointed to the newly created role of vice president - global marketing and business development.

  • CRG's Robinson to lead EcoVillage panel

    August 28, 2012
    The panel will focus on waste to energy, utilizing matrix waste as a fuel source.

  • Dscoop announces trade show networking events

    August 28, 2012
    The theme for Dscoop8 will be announced at Labelexpo.

  • American Label & Tag to be featured on TV

    August 28, 2012
    "The World's Greatest" TV show will show behind-the-scenes footage of the Michigan converter.

  • FTA unveils theme, logo for Annual Forum

    August 28, 2012
    The 55th Annual Forum will be held April 28 - May 1, 2013 in San Diego, CA, USA.

  • Teknek introduces EcoPaper adhesive roll

    August 28, 2012
    The company is calling it "the world's first biodegradable contact cleaning adhesive roll."

  • Craig & Parsons installs fourth Edale press

    August 28, 2012
    The UK converter installed its first Edale Beta in 1999.

  • ExxonMobil Chemical unveils new metalized film

    August 28, 2012
    Label-Lyte 50ML580 is a metalized, surface-printable OPP film for pressure sensitive applications.

  • Labelink acquires Labelad

    August 21, 2012
    The combined companies provide geographic and economic advantages while increasing print capacity.