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  • Polyimide Tapes

    April 19, 2012
    Polyonics has added new, double-coated polyimide options to its family of high-temperature engineered tapes. The tapes are available in one- and two-mil thickness; according to the company, the two-mil thickness is well-suited for rougher surfaces. C…

  • LED Curing Lamps

    April 19, 2012
    Phoseon Technology has introduced a new design for the FireFly FF200 25x20mm and 50x20mm UV LED curing products. The new 4W/cm2 air-cooled product is for customers who require a small body frame for full-cure applications addressing space constraints…

  • Digital Labelstocks

    April 19, 2012
    UPM Raflatac has introduced a renewed portfolio of digital labelstocks for the Americas market, all of which are certified for use on the ws4500, ws4600, WS6000 and WS6600 family of presses through the HP Indigo Media Certification program. With the…

  • Metallic Effects Guide

    April 19, 2012
    ITW Foils has announced the publication of Designed to Shine, a new guide for printers and converters providing metallic effects for the package design industry. It is a comprehensive guide that explains what can be achieved by incorporating brillian…

  • MAC Software

    April 19, 2012
    Users of the LX-Series Color Label Printers that work on a Mac OS X-based computer are now offered a free version of Labels & Addresses Primera Edition. Labels & Addresses was developed by Ukranian software company BeLight Software, and is cu…

  • Synthetic Stocks

    April 19, 2012
    Masterpiece Revolution Synthetic Paper has been certified by RIT for printing on the HP Indigo 5500, 7000 and 7500 digital sheet presses. These stocks are a part of MGX’s exclusive Revolution lineup, which are interchangeably compatible with li…

  • Technology Platform

    Technology Platform

    April 19, 2012
    Atlas Converting Equipment will launch its CW technology platform for Atlas primary and secondary slitter rewinders for film and flexible materials at Chinaplas 2012 in Shanghai. The CW technology platform is available for web widths between 98-41…

  • Treater Station

    Treater Station

    April 19, 2012
    Vetaphone has launched its updated VE1C Station with Quick Change System. The Quick Change System enables quick and easy cleaning and changing of the complete set of electrodes in a matter of seconds, without the use of tools, ensuring minimal dow…

  • Polyester Stocks

    April 19, 2012
    Masterpiece Graphix has released new Revolution high-performance clear hardcoated polyester stocks for the production of button panels, electronic overlays, touch panels, membrane switches, outdoor-protected panels, and other industrial harsh environ…

  • Digital Imager

    Digital Imager

    April 19, 2012
    Anderson & Vreeland Inc. has collaborated with EskoArtwork to develop the CDI Spark 2420, a new digital imager specifically designed for the tag and label market to simplify transition to a digital workflow. It is now available exclusively fro…

  • Technical Guide

    Technical Guide

    April 19, 2012
    Exair’s new Catalog 25 is a full-color technical guide offering solutions to common industrial cooling, drying, conveying, blowoff, cleaning, coating and static electricity problems. The 164-page catalog features new products that can help c…

  • VIP Film

    April 19, 2012
    UPM Raflatac announces the launch of Polyjet WFPP, a new pressure sensitive film labelstock for the Americas market, that the company says is a technological breakthrough for variable information printing (VIP) applications. Totally waterfast, Polyje…

  • Extrusion Coating Primer

    April 19, 2012
    Michem Flex P2300 is a new extrusion coating primer from Michelman that produces strong adhesion between extruded resins, and paper and film substrates. At 0.04 dry gsm, it is designed for paper and film packaging converters and film producers. Water…

  • Butt Splicers

    Butt Splicers

    April 19, 2012
    CTC International introduces its Model S-900AB-ACV automatic butt splicer, which is suitable for splicing a variety of materials including tag, label, board, film stocks and other thick or double-ply materials. The heavy-duty cantilevered unwind d…

  • Digital Facestock

    April 19, 2012
    Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials has launched a new HP Indigo-certified digital print-ready version of its Global MDO film. Avery Dennison’s portfolio of HP Indigo-certified substrates is available in minimum order quantities. Avail…

  • Polyimide Film

    April 19, 2012
    Polyonics has designed an ultra-thin, white-coated, polyimide label material that uses a 0.5 mil film for space constrained electronics. The XF-616 is a high-temperature, thermal transfer printable material with an aggressive acrylic adhesive to ensu…

  • Nature replicates CRI logo

    Nature replicates CRI logo

    April 19, 2012
    Color Resolutions International has a logo that encompasses the colors of a rainbow, and as chances happened, a CRI employee, Lori Harrington, captured a photograph that had the company’s employees buzzing for a caption. “I was drivi…

  • Emerging technologies and managing color

    April 19, 2012
    If you ask Scott Schultz, market development manager at Eckart America and presenter at this year’s FTA, it’s all about the bling. During his presentation, “Evolution of Metallic Pigments,” Schultz focused on the use of metall…

  • Flexo takes on the competition

    Flexo takes on the competition

    April 19, 2012
    The 2012 FTA Forum and INFO*FLEX celebrated its 30th year in San Antonio, TX, USA, March 18-21. This year, the annual event, presented by the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), was themed “Flexo: Brand of Choice,” and featured an a…

  • TLMI New Website

    April 19, 2012
    TLMI recently announced the launch of its newly redesigned website, www.tlmi.com, The new site offers direct access to essential information for TLMI members, in addition to news and announcements for the greater North American narrow web industry.…

  • Award Winners

    April 19, 2012
    At the annual awards dinner, TLMI announced that five of the association’s label converter members won first-place honors in the World Label Association Awards Competition. In its 22nd year, the winners of the World Label Association Awards com…

  • EcoPAC baler densifies label waste

    EcoPAC baler densifies label waste

    April 19, 2012
    A global consumer products manufacturer had embarked on an automation program at a label printing plant as part of a plan to boost capacity without incurring a corresponding increase in costs. The plant produces more than 440 different, mostly transp…

  • UPM RFID helping to turn trash to cash

    UPM RFID helping to turn trash to cash

    April 19, 2012
    UPM RFID and Cascade Engineering have helped the cities of Cincinnati, OH, and Grand Rapids, MI, turn trash into cash, using RFID technology to optimize critical waste management processes and generate cost savings. The two municipalities are combati…

  • ABG installs third flytec at German label printer

    ABG installs third flytec at German label printer

    April 19, 2012
    AB Graphic International GmbH has supplied a third flytec label inspection rewinding system to Moenchengladbach, Germany-based printer Baehren Druck. The flytec 150 features bi-directional rewinding to ensure all labels are inspected and error free a…

  • New Schawk partnership simplifies quality control

    April 19, 2012
    A partnership between MeasureColor, the Color Management Group (CMG) and Schawk, Inc. now offers print providers a simplified way to collect and deliver print and color metrics through Schawk’s Enterprise Print Quality (EPQ) Solution while deli…

  • A&V introduces Flexo Daily Blog

    April 19, 2012
    FlexoDaily.com, a new blog serving as a flexo industry resource for news and information, has been laucnhed by Anderson & Vreeland, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of flexo plate processing equipment and materials. The new content initiative…

  • Cal Poly acquires HP and Esko equipment, gets CRI donation

    April 19, 2012
    Through a partnership with Hewlett Packard (HP) and Esko, Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication Department has installed new equipment that will give students hands-on experience integrating the technologies of digital printing and commercial printi…

  • Omet announces XFlex installation

    April 19, 2012
    Omet has announced the installation of a 10-color XFlex X6 at Etitec, part of Imprima Group, in Milan, Italy. The press is a 430 mm, 10-color X6 that combines in-line several features, including cold foil, delam/relam, print-in-reverse and booklet ca…

  • Pulse moves to new plant

    Pulse moves to new plant

    April 19, 2012
    Pulse Roll Label Products has announced its move to a new, larger manufacturing plant in Yate, Bristol, UK. According to the company, the new 27,000 square meter plant will provide the necessary space to meet increasing international demand for…

  • OKI Data Americas expands in Canada

    April 19, 2012
    OKI Data Americas announces the addition of two distributors – Northern Graphic Solutions and Canadian Printing Equipment, Ltd. – to the proColor division’s growing network throughout Canada. Both organizations now offer select prod…

  • MacDermid celebrates 100th LUX installation

    April 19, 2012
    A MacDermid LUX installation at OEC Graphics marks the 100th installation of the LUX platemaking process since its commercial launch. Introduced at the FTA INFO*FLEX in 2010, the LUX Platemaking Process enables the production of flat-top dots on flex…

  • Century Label announces move, consolidation

    April 19, 2012
    Century Label, Inc. of Red Oak, TX, USA has announced the move of its manufacturing operations to a new plant in Round Rock, TX, where it will consolidate with its subsidiary, Hyde Park Label of Austin, TX. “The consolidation of our manufacturi…

  • UPM Raflatac opens slitting center in Argentina

    April 19, 2012
    UPM Raflatac has opened a new slitting and distribution terminal in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The terminal began operations in early March and will supply both paper and film labelstocks to customers in Argentina. The new terminal demonstrates UPM Ra…

  • HP launches packaging presses

    April 19, 2012
    HP has unveiled new presses that allow print service providers (PSPs) to apply digital printing’s supply chain, inventory and product marketing advantages to the sizes common in packaging production. The 30-inch/762-millimeter (mm) wide, web-f…

  • Roland offers rental program for US customers

    April 19, 2012
    Roland DGA Corp. has announced a new rental program for its line of inkjet printers and printer/cutters. Available to customers in the United States only, the new Roland Rental Program provides flexible financing options for customers with short-term…

  • Xeikon selects Kodak Prinergy for ThermoFlexX

    April 19, 2012
    Xeikon has selected Kodak Prinergy Workflow as the packaging workflow component of ThermoFlexX, its new flexographic and letterpress platemaking system that will be unveiled at this year’s drupa. As part of a global reseller agreement, Xeikon c…

  • Industrial label manufacturers form joint venture

    April 19, 2012
    MacArthur Corporation, a US supplier of industrial labels, and Etisoft, Poland’s largest manufacturer of durable labels, have announced the formation of a 50/50 joint venture. The company is called MacArthur-Etisoft and is based in Gliwice, Pol…

  • Mark Andy distributor expands operations in India

    April 19, 2012
    Mark Andy Inc., a global manufacturer of printing and converting equipment, has announced that its longtime distributor, Flexo Image Graphics (FIG), has expanded its operation. FIG, a provider for Label Print Finishing and Packaging in Delhi, India,…

  • Sinkotech making headway in US

    April 19, 2012
    Sinkotech USA, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is a flexible die company that works hand-in-hand with its Turkish parent company, Sinkotech, located in Istanbul. Sinkotech USA has been serving the North American flexible die industry since 2010 and is…

  • ‘Executing Leaderhip,’ awards and accolades in Arizona

    ‘Executing Leaderhip,’ awards and accolades in Arizona

    April 19, 2012
    From March 4-6, Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) members converged on the tranquil and picturesque Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix, AZ, for the 2012 TLMI Converter Meeting. The meeting’s theme was “Executing Leadership:…

  • Industry People

    Industry People

    April 19, 2012
    (1) Robert Connelly (2) Willem-Jan Kersten (3) Julio Navarrete (4) Carlos Juncos (5) Dagmar Heich (6) Kim Melander (7) Donald Lewis (8) Chad Hedden AIMCAL, Fort Mill, SC, USA – AIMCAL has e…

  • Multi-Color acquires Labelgraphics

    Multi-Color acquires Labelgraphics

    April 19, 2012
    The move is an important component of MCC’s plans for increased coverage of the large European wine and spirits markets. Multi-Color Corporation (MCC) has announced a major step in its global expansion with the acquisition of Labelgraphics, ba…

  • Gettin’ busy

    Steve Katz, Editor || April 19, 2012
    The readers of Label and Narrow Web – label converters and their suppliers – drive our editorial content. After all, you are the experts. Often times we reach out to you for article input, whether it’s about how you’re convert…

  • Branding

    Branding

    James Lowry and Christy Correll || April 19, 2012
    What’s in a (brand) name?

  • Balance, harmony and change

    Balance, harmony and change

    Calvin Frost || April 19, 2012
    In my last column I touched on carbon footprint.

  • Don’t go Lean

    Don’t go Lean

    Tom Southworth || April 19, 2012
    That got your attention, didn’t it? What on earth do I mean, don’t go Lean?

  • Never say no to nano

    Never say no to nano

    John Penhallow || April 19, 2012
    The trouble with nanotechnology is that even some moderately intelligent people like your correspondent don’t really understand it.

  • Hola Fresca and the Spear Toybox

    Hola Fresca and the Spear Toybox

    April 19, 2012
    Spear continues to innovate in the global beverage and beer markets.

  • India’s Label Market

    India’s Label Market

    Catherine Diamond || April 19, 2012
    India’s label market is growing every year, and shows no signs of slowing down.

  • Inspection Equipment

    Inspection Equipment

    Steve Katz || April 19, 2012
    Print defects are part of the job, but converters have lots of machinery choices that help prevent imperfect labels from leaving their buildings.