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  • FTA Forum kicks off with FOG’D 2012

    March 20, 2012
    “Flexo: Brand of Choice," features an agenda that shows how flexo stacks up against its printing process rivals.

  • HP launches packaging presses

    March 20, 2012
    The Indigo 20000 and Indigo 30000 Digital Presses will be demonstrated in May at drupa.

  • Century Label announces move, consolidation

    March 20, 2012
    The company will move its manufacturing operations and consolidate with its subsidiary, Hyde Park Label in Round Rock, TX, USA.

  • INX breaks ground on new UK facility

    March 20, 2012
    Expected to be completed in 2013, the 40,000 square foot building will be 75 percent larger than the company's current UK location.

  • ASL Print FX again wins World Label Award

    March 20, 2012
    The company received the award for its work on the Red Tile Central Coast wine label.

  • Label Summit Latin America program announced

    March 20, 2012
    The two-day summit will take place next month in Guadalajara, Mexico.

  • Integration Tech, Lumen Dynamics cross-license patents

    March 20, 2012
    The move will grant Integration Technology entry into the North American market, and will expand upon's Lumen Dynamic's European access.

  • Dscoop7 conference sold out

    March 13, 2012
    The event will feature more than 100 sessions and will serve as a preview for new product launches at drupa.

  • Wink introduces new non-stick coatings, people

    March 13, 2012
    Four new, versatile die and component coatings have been added to the product line; Steve Burleson has been named president of Wink US.

  • CPI, Repacorp getting lean with Jetrion 4900

    March 13, 2012
    The new Jetrion 4900 combines digital printing and digital finishing in a single system, increasing efficiency and lowering costs.

  • Pete Hartman of Harper announces retirement

    March 13, 2012
    Hartman leaves his post as VP of sales after 42 years in the industry.

  • UPM RFID helping to turn trash to cash

    March 13, 2012
    In Cincinnati, the implementation of an RFID-based recycling system has increased citizen recycling participation from 40 to 79 percent.

  • Pulse moves to new plant

    Pulse moves to new plant

    March 13, 2012
    Relocation to the new plant in Yate, Bristol, UK, is expected to be complete by the end of June.

  • FTA unveils free mobile app for INFO*FLEX

    March 13, 2012
    Designed for those who are attending this year's annual forum, the app helps users navigate the agenda and show floor.

  • Independent Machine Co. launches new website

    March 13, 2012
    The new site features engineering aids, feature articles, blogs and technical descriptions.

  • Xeikon selects Kodak Prinergy for ThermoFlexX

    March 13, 2012
    As part of a global reseller agreement, Xeikon can incorporate the Kodak workflow system as part of its ThermoFlexX offering.

  • CRI introduces FUJIFILM's CodeStream

    March 13, 2012
    CodeStream is a new aqueous coating used in the marking of variable data, including codes, lot numbers and expiration dates.

  • New website for Teknek

    March 13, 2012
    The new site demonstrates how Teknek’s contact cleaning process works using interactive animations.

  • Insight into Raw Material Costs

    Insight into Raw Material Costs

    March 9, 2012
    Flint Group's Jan Paul van der Velde, senior vice president of procurement, provides insight into expected raw material cost developments in 2012.

  • Rotary Diecutting Module

    March 8, 2012
    Schober has introduced a high-capacity, high-speed, heavy-duty rotary diecutting module that features electronically synchronous run and digital servo-drives. Features include a preset and calibrated pressure adjustment, high-precision bearing assemb…

  • Steamer

    March 8, 2012
    Karlville has introduced the Steamer 2M, a two-meter steamer. The Steamer 2M can handle up to 200 bottles per minute and features an integrated boiler, saving companies the need to install a standalone steam boiler on site. The design of the tunnel,…

  • Web Guiding System

    March 8, 2012
    Maxcess has introduced the FIFE-500 web guide for narrow web and nonwoven applications.The system features a color touch screen with icons in text in 13 languages, designed to simplify operation and reduce the time necessary for training.The FIFE-500…

  • Polyimide Film

    March 8, 2012
    Polyonics has introduced XF-592, a polyimide film with a high-temperature permanent pressure sensitive acrylic adhesive and high opacity, white topcoat specifically designed for bar code or alphanumeric identification of printed circuit boards, or re…

  • Direct Engraving Material

    Direct Engraving Material

    March 8, 2012
    ACVE, a direct engraving material specifically designed for laser engraving systems manufactured by Stork Prints and other companies, is now available from Anderson & Vreeland, Inc. ACVE direct engraving material is imaged by direct laser abla…

  • Punch Assembly

    March 8, 2012
    AZCO Corp. has introduced a one-piece modular punch assembly. The units feature a punch-and-die design to make custom-shaped cutouts, and are capable of creating virtually invisible micro punches. Available in pneumatic or electric configurations, th…

  • Tube Lubricant

    March 8, 2012
    Graymills has introduced Peristaltic Tube Lubricant. Chemically inert, the compound extends tube lift by reducing both friction and pump head wear.The lubricant is packaged in two- or 16-ounce bottles. Every Graymills Peristaltic pump shipped through…

  • Air Knife Kits

    March 8, 2012
    Deluxe Super Ion Air Knife Kits are now available from Exair. The kits include tools to neutralize static electricity while blowing away dust and particulates from printed surfaces, paper, plastics, and three-dimensional shapes up to 96" across.…

  • Eco-friendly Baler

    March 8, 2012
    Precision AirConvey Corp. has intro- duced the EcoPAC Baler, which features a proprietary, rotary design that automatically densifies waste into a bagged, palletized cube for easy waste removal via lift truck and ef- ficient transport for recycling w…

  • Translucent Labelstock

    March 8, 2012
    UPM Raflatac has announced the launch of its new Translucent DM labelstock for the Americas market. Translucent DM cinches mailers closed and enhances the visual presentation of direct mail pieces by showcasing their imagery and sales messaging. By u…

  • Digital Synthetic Stocks

    March 8, 2012
    Masterpiece Graphix has released a new lineup of synthetic stocks for digital presses, which are compatible with HP Indigo, Xerox iGen, Kodak Nexpress, Canon ImagePRESS, Konica Minolta Bizhub and others. Masterpiece Revolution Digital Sheets are a ne…

  • Removable Adhesive

    March 8, 2012
    MACtac has introduced two new adhesives to its removable label product offerings: MR840 and MR860. These adhesives feature consistent product performance and long-term removability. The MR840 is designed as an ultra-removable, acrylic emulsion adhesi…

  • Hot Stamping, Cold Foil Transfer Guide

    March 8, 2012
    Stamping foil manufacturer Kurz has published a comprehensive guide to hot stamping and cold foil transfer finishing technologies. Titled Hot Stamping and Cold Foil Transfer – A Comprehensive Guide for the Graphics Industry, the book is intende…

  • Management Software

    March 8, 2012
    Cerm has introduced Web4Labels software, an all-in-one, digital storefront for online quoting and management of assets. Features include: requests for quotes and pricing, a user-friendly ordering portal, and the ability to upload artwork. Web4Labels…

  • Splice Detector

    March 8, 2012
    Maxson Automatic Machinery Company offers a feature on its precision sheeters that insures the skids of sheeted stock delivered to the printing press are free of splices that could smash blankets and cause press downtime. A capacitance-type splice de…

  • Doctor Machine

    Doctor Machine

    March 8, 2012
    Accraply has introduced the DM6 doctor machine, which is ideally suited for the narrow-web shrink sleeve and wraparound label markets.The DM6 has the capability to run web widths as narrow as 15 mm and 0.05 PLI.The DM6 can be equipped to accommoda…

  • Digital Plates

    March 8, 2012
    Following the launch of the nyloflex FAM Digital printing plate into the North 68 Label & Narrow Web American market, Flint Group Flexographic Products has made available the medium hard plate on a worldwide scale.The digital photo-polymer printi…

  • Converting System

    March 8, 2012
    Delta Industrial Services has introduced a high capacity 18-24" converting system.The Delta Crusader converting system is a practical extension of the Delta Mod-Tech line of converting systems and is designed to provide a fuller modular platform…

  • Online networking is a new concept for me. Help!

    Christy Correll || March 8, 2012
    While nothing beats getting to know people face-to-face when it comes to building strong, enduring business relationships, the Internet offers wonderful opportunities for expanding and maintaining your professional network. Take LinkedIn, for example…

  • Networking

    James Lowry || March 8, 2012
    Networking is essential for anyone interested in generating new business. Salespeople are constantly building rapport with their customers and expanding their network of contacts. Let’s review some of the keys to networking successfully: Show…

  • Changing habits

    Calvin Frost || March 8, 2012
    I got a little flak from my last column on carbon footprint, particularly from my friend CD. He is relentless in his conviction that global warming is a claim and nothing else. He peppers me with very compelling arguments that refute claims that clim…

  • Gemba walks

    Tom Southworth || March 8, 2012
    Let me start off by asking you a question. Have you heard of the word gemba before and, if you have, what does gemba mean to you?  Gemba is a Japanese word that means the real or actual place. Walking the gemba, the real or actual place, is a k…

  • Fire sale in Germany, Renaissance in Italy

    John Penhallow || March 8, 2012
    The Manroland saga continues to make headlines in the European press. The German press manufacturer, until recently a world leader, filed for bankruptcy in late 2011. Its three production plants, all in Germany, have been offered for sale separately,…

  • Nutraceuticals Labeling

    Nutraceuticals Labeling

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || March 8, 2012
    The nutraceuticals market – loosely defined as products intended to improve health – is garnering a lot of attention.

  • Flexo Presses

    Flexo Presses

    Steve Katz, Editor || March 8, 2012
    Considered the backbone of the industry, flexo presses continue to evolve in order to keep pace with a printer’s wants and needs.

  • Flexo Prepress Technology

    Flexo Prepress Technology

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || March 8, 2012
    Prepress technology can make or break image quality for a converter. Here's how manufacturers have kept pace with broad changes in flexo presses, met customer requirements and kept it eco-friendly.

  • Labeltronix

    Labeltronix

    Jack Kenny || March 8, 2012
    A growing California converter takes digital – and flexo – in a new direction.

  • Dscoop7 partners set to reveal new products

    March 7, 2012
    Dscoop will host more than 90 Partners at Dscoop7, its seventh annual conference, taking place March 22-24, 2012 in Washington, D.C. With drupa taking place six weeks after Dscoop7, HP Graphic Arts customers will be able to preview many new product r…

  • In-Mold Update

    In-Mold Update

    March 7, 2012
    Brian Graham is a patient man.  The president and founder of in mold labeling (IML) automation integrator idesign IML has advocated the advantages of IML for almost 20 years to a North American molding industry that remains slow in adopting the…

  • IST METZ officially launches the MBS-6

    IST METZ officially launches the MBS-6

    March 7, 2012
    In January, UV curing specialist IST METZ hosted a select group of journalists and converters to announce the official launch of the new MBS-6 UV curing system. The event included detailed presentations about the MBS-6 from IST executives and engi…

  • Omet gets HD flexo certification

    Omet gets HD flexo certification

    March 7, 2012
    The EskoArtwork HD Flexo certification seal Italian press manufacturer Omet is now HD certified by EskoArtwork. HD Flexo is a new process for making digital flexographic plates and the process is rapidly gaining popularity. HD Flexo achieves sha…