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  • DuPont installs its 1000th Cyrel FAST

    November 30, 2011
    The company installed its 1000th Cyrel FAST thermal flexographic plate processing system at SGS International in Florence, KY, USA.

  • RR Donnelley buys StratusGroup

    November 29, 2011
    The Ohio converter’s label and paperboard packaging capabilities will expand Donnelley’s presence in the global packaging market.

  • New shrink labeling system from Tronics

    November 29, 2011
    The system has been designed to work with Avery Dennison’s Shrink PS label film.

  • Customark acquires its third Edale press

    November 29, 2011
    The UK converter says the Alpha press offers a wide range of converting capabilities, including cold foil transfer.

  • Doctor Blade System

    Doctor Blade System

    November 29, 2011
    Tresu Group has launched the FlexiPrint Reservoir Chamber Doctor Blade system for narrow web presses, compatible with solvent, water based adn UV curable inks. The unit eliminates splashing, requires no ink pump, facilitates fast, tool-free color and…

  • High Barrier Film

    November 29, 2011
    Klockner Pentaplast has expanded its Pentapharm film product line to include Pentapharm ACLAR PA600/02 barrier films for pharmaceutical packaging applications. ACLAR PA600/02 is a two-layer laminated film that provides the highest moisture barrier av…

  • Removable Adhesives

    November 29, 2011
    MACtac has announced the addition of MR840 and MR860, removable, acrylic emulsion adhesives, to its product line. MR840, according to the company, removes cleanly from most substrates and is suitable for application temperatures above 25° F. MR86…

  • UV LED Lamps

    November 29, 2011
    Phoseon Technology has introduced the FirePower product family with three curing length options: 150 x 20 mm, 225 x 20 mm and 300 x 20 mm. The water-cooled FirePower family allows new applications in the wide format digital segment, while also allowi…

  • Color Inkjet Model

    November 29, 2011
    DICE Graphic Technologies has introduced the GT3000 color inkjet module. The unit is capable of mounting onto any existing flexo press, and can run full color digital process work without plates, ink fountains, wash-ups, setups or waste on your exist…

  • Film Line

    November 29, 2011
    FLEXcon has announced the introduction of a new line of green down-gauged films: THINflex 1.6 mil topcoated BOPP films in clear, white and silver. The films are designed for primary and secondary labeling applications on semi-squeeze and rigid contai…

  • Specialty Substrates

    November 29, 2011
    Masterpiece Graphix has partnered with Convertible Solutions to create preconverted, digital-ready specialty substrates for super thick digital printing applications. MAX Impact Stocks are designed for 24, 30 and 36 mil thick products to be made on t…

  • MDO Film

    November 29, 2011
    Avery Dennison has introduced Global DMO, the latest addition to its Machine Direction Oriented (MDO) film product line. The label stock has a 50 micron MDO film and 23 micron polyester liner. The complete construction is approximately 50 percent thi…

  • Turret Rewinder

    Turret Rewinder

    November 29, 2011
    CTC International has introduced Model STACRW2-6 automatic turret rewinder for productive glueless small roll finishing. The servo-driven machine is capable of automatically finishing small roll labels without additional unwinding equipment. Stand…

  • White Film, Adhesive

    November 29, 2011
    UPM Raflatac has announced the launch of its 2.6 mil PP Hi-Opacity White TC films for the Americas market. According to the company, these films are ideal for health and beauty, pharmaceuticals and food labeling applications that require high press p…

  • Flexible Dies

    Flexible Dies

    November 29, 2011
    Rotometrics introduced at this year’s Labelexpo Europe the AccuStar range of flexible cutting dies. The laser hardened flexible die incorporates the technologies of both RotoMetrics and of Gerhardt. RotoMetrics’ Flex Premier coating is…

  • Belarus converter adopts Sistrade system

    November 29, 2011
    Uniflex has acquired Sistrade’s ERP/MIS system to manage business and production processes throughout the operation.

  • Fusion UV Systems to add new VP

    November 29, 2011
    Mark Tilley was formerly the president and CEO of Unidym.

  • Avery, Artmark open Moscow distribution center

    November 22, 2011
    The new center serves label printers in the greater Moscow area and expands the growing popularity of pressure sensitive labels in Russia

  • Lee Kluttz to head operations at Harper Corporation of America

    November 22, 2011
    The grandson of the company founders will oversee daily operations at the anilox manufacturing plants in North Caroline and Wisconsin.

  • Meech continues worldwide growth

    November 22, 2011
    Sales growth of 14% over the past year was fueled by continuing strong performance in overseas markets, the company reports.

  • Core Systems International to open new facility

    November 22, 2011
    The new facility will house sales, manufacturing, assembly and service operations and will create 10-15 full and part-time jobs over the next 18 months.

  • Videos

    November 21, 2011
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  • TLMI 2012 Converter Meeting

    TLMI 2012 Converter Meeting

    November 21, 2011
    Converter Meeting Description Held annually in March at a specially selected resort venue Registration opens in December. Attended by TLMI Member Converters and guests.  Non-member converters are welcome to register for a single meeting to…

  • Kopco Graphics buys Techpak

    November 21, 2011
    Label converter Kopco Graphics has acquired Techpak Inc., Franklin, OH, USA. Techpak is a converter of flexible packaging specializing in midweb flexographic printing, as well as hot melt/heat sealed coatings and laminations. Techpak’s product…

  • Apex to expand in USA

    November 18, 2011
    The company’s Donora, PA, USA plant will undergo an 8000 square foot addition and is scheduled to open for production this month.

  • Innovia Films and Sappi Fine Paper team up

    November 18, 2011
    The companies have joined forces to demonstrate potential laminate structures that are suitable for end uses in several industries.

  • When it comes to advertising …

    James Lowry & Christy Correll || November 18, 2011
    Evoking emotions = more conversions

  • Make changes. Find rewards.

    Calvin Frost, Chairman of Channeled Resources Group || November 18, 2011
    Get past the charlatans and the naysayers, and discover that environmental changes and improvements come with benefits.

  • ‘I don’t have time’

    Tom Southworth || November 18, 2011
    The great dividing line between success and failure can be expressed in five words: I did not have time. – Franklin Field Over and over, after running through a problem solving session or providing training on proper job instruction, I’l…

  • TLMI enjoys an upbeat annual meeting

    TLMI enjoys an upbeat annual meeting

    November 18, 2011
    The North American label organization reports that its membership has topped 300 for the first time in a decade.

  • TLMI 2011 Awards

    TLMI 2011 Awards

    November 18, 2011
    For the second consecutive year, ASL Print FX has won the top prize in the TLMI Label Awards – this year for its Red Tile Chardonnay label.

  • Rotocontrol appoints new agents

    November 17, 2011
    Converting Technology NZ Ltd., All Print Technologies and MZ Maquinas now locally represent Rotocontrol.

  • OMNI Systems adopts EFI Radius software

    November 17, 2011
    OMNI Systems’ plants in Cleveland, OH, USA and Mayfield Village, OH, USA will run EFI Radius MIS/ERP software.

  • iSys Label partners with Gulmen

    November 17, 2011
    Gulmen Engineering is the newest distributor of iSys Label products in Australia and New Zeland.

  • Slitter Rewinders

    Slitter Rewinders

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || November 17, 2011
    The slitter rewinder is an integral part of the converting system, and is capable of performing many critical tasks, including inspection, diecutting, variable information printing, and more.

  • Digital Printing Market

    Digital Printing Market

    Jack Kenny, Editor || November 17, 2011
    As the digital print market continues to grow, label converters opt for a variety of proven processes.

  • A record year in Brussels

    A record year in Brussels

    November 17, 2011
    Brand owners are using smart labels to ensure product authenticity and value, while improving productivity and the customer experience.

  • Beer and Spirits Labels

    Beer and Spirits Labels

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || November 17, 2011
    Alcohol: people drink it in good times and bad. Luckily for those in the label industry, the world has had its share of both lately. Here’s a look at design, shelf appeal and brand security in the world of beer and spirits labels.

  • Narrow Web Profile:  Disc Graphics

    Narrow Web Profile: Disc Graphics

    Jack Kenny, Editor || November 17, 2011
    A New York carton and label manufacturer takes packaging security to a new level.

  • A show to remember

    Jack Kenny, Editor || November 17, 2011
    If anyone doubted that people need labels, that doubt was buried in Brussels this year. The need for top quality labels and packaging drove thousands of label manufacturers from every corner of the world to invest in the trip to Labelexpo Europe, whe…

  • Novamelt develops new PS adhesives

    November 15, 2011
    The new PS hotmelt adhesives are designed for deep freezer label applications.

  • Flint Group announces additional price increase

    November 15, 2011
    The company cites considerable raw material and energy cost increases as the reason for the increase.

  • AC Labels prints 200 millionth barcode

    November 14, 2011
    In addition to manual quality checks, each barcode is verified to ANSI grade on the press immediately after being printed.

  • UV LED Curing Association is formed

    November 10, 2011
    The three founding members plan to promulgate a better understanding of UV LED curing and develop applications suited to the technology.

  • Semper report shows increased sales, slowed hiring

    November 8, 2011
    Semper International’s most recent Industry Insight survey shows the printing community’s continued apprehension, despite an overall increase in sales.

  • New ‘All-in-One’ turret rewinder is glueless

    November 8, 2011
    CTC’s new turret rewinder will automatically finish small roll labels without additional unwinding equipment.

  • Pamarco expands manufacturing capabilities

    November 4, 2011
    The anilox manufacturer has acquired CNW in Ohio, and will relocate the assets to a new plant in Kentucky.

  • Polymag Tek retains PrintConcept for Europe sales

    November 4, 2011
    The Germany-based company will market Polymag’s web cleaning systems throughout the European continent.

  • acpo builds new lab to accommodate growth

    November 4, 2011
    The laboratory is a testing center for performance of the company’s linerless polyproylene and polyester overlaminate films.

  • OWN-X Kft announces North America distribution

    November 3, 2011
    The supplier of digital inkjet printing systems has established a subsidiary for sales of its SpeedStar 3000 printer and other equipment.