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  • More paper price hikes

    October 18, 2005
    More paper price hikes are expected Not surprisingly, the effects of higher oil and energy prices have begun to feed through to the price of raw materials. All types of global converters and label stock manufacturers can expect many more hikes of t…

  • Stora Enso refocuses

    October 18, 2005
    Stora Enso refocuses labels strategy The sales organization of Stora Enso’s Global Specialty Papers group is being reorganized to combine its Label Papers and Technical Papers businesses into one sales team. “We have identified growing…

  • Wal-Mart plans entry strategy

    October 18, 2005
    Wal-Mart plans entry strategy for Eastern Europe Label and packaging groups with interests in Eastern Europe, or indigenous companies themselves, will have noted with interest the announcement by Wal-Mart’s CEO, Lee Scott, that his company i…

  • New UK company formed with two new press agencies

    October 18, 2005
    New UK company formed with two new press agencies LPP Ltd., a newly formed company in Manchester, England, has been appointed agent for Aquaflex covering the UK and Ireland. Rotoflex, a Barcelona based manufacturer of forms and label presses, has ma…

  • Rako to install

    October 18, 2005
    Rako to install two Gallus RCS 330 presses Rako Etiketten has bought two Gallus RCS 330 servo-driven platform presses to expand capacity for small and medium sized runs on various substrates at its plant in north Germany. Both modular machines have…

  • Major new force

    October 18, 2005
    The global nature of label production favors consolidation, especially among European and US converters. The latest example is the formation of IlloSpear, which brings together the European operations of Illochroma Labelling Group and the filmic labe…

  • Esko-Graphics’ parent

    October 18, 2005
    he growing financial activity of private equity companies in the graphics industry was noted in the last column, when we reported the XSYS Print Solutions takeover of Flint Ink. No sooner had CVC Capital Partners been given the green light then we he…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    October 18, 2005
    Esko-Graphics' parent sells its packaging division

  • Label companies take reflexive action

    September 12, 2005
    Label companies take reflexive action There’s nothing wrong with a bit of consolidation now and then. Especially when you have a label group consisting of three companies with disparate names, such as Easedale Labels, Scanvaegt Labels and Icon…

  • CCL rescues former Avery-MBO converter

    September 12, 2005
    CCL rescues former Avery-MBO converter Merroc Ltd. in Cumbernauld, near Glasgow, Scotland, has found a buyer after going into receivership. The firm was rescued by CCL-Pachem, saving 15 jobs. The officially-appointed receiver — whose job is to…

  • Canadian manufacturer goes Dutch in web press deal

    September 12, 2005
    Canadian manufacturer goes Dutch in web press deal Another major industry acquisition, this time privately funded and involving two press manufacturers with a lot in common. It is of course the news that Drent Goebel has acquired RDP Marathon. The D…

  • Private equity

    September 12, 2005
    Only a few months ago BASF Printing Systems and ANI Printing Inks merged to create XSYS Print Solutions. Now it plans to swallow up Flint Ink, a sizeable group in its own right. The as-yet unnamed group will create the world’s second largest in…

  • Aquaflex pushes into Ireland and the UK

    September 12, 2005
    Aquaflex pushes into Ireland and the UK Aquaflex, the North American narrow web press brand, is now represented in the UK and Ireland. LPP Limited, of Manchester, England, has been appointed to represent all aquaflex products in the island region by…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    September 8, 2005
    Private equity funding creates an ink and plates giant

  • Narrow Web Profile: Specialty Printing

    Narrow Web Profile: Specialty Printing

    Jack Kenny || September 8, 2005
    Focus on quality and efficiency have established this Connecticut label converter as a top supplier to major corporations.

  • Specialty Paper Substrates

    Specialty Paper Substrates

    Susan A. Eliya || September 7, 2005
    Beyond basic papers in pursuit of the new and unusual

  • Harper aniloxes

    September 7, 2005
    Harper aniloxes roll out in Europe Harper Corporation of America has trained personnel at its licensed German subsidiary, Harper Graphics, to produce XLT laser engraved anilox rolls for the start of European production. The company was establishe…

  • Dantex Graphics named Lüscher Flexo distributor

    September 7, 2005
    Dantex Graphics named Lüscher Flexo distributor Lüscher Flexo UK has appointed Dantex Graphics Ltd. a non-exclusive distributor for FlexPose!direct plate and sleeve systems in seven countries in Western Europe. The direct laser engraving t…

  • Ease of use featured

    September 7, 2005
    Ease of use featured in new flexo plate analyzer Greater emphasis on quality control in the flexo world leads right back to the printing plate itself. The latest offering to measure and analyze flexo plate quality comes from Troika Systems Ltd…

  • Agfa and partners target industrial inkjet market

    September 7, 2005
    Agfa and partners target industrial inkjet market Advances in inkjet technology now offer viable alternatives to current digital color printing methods. A major step was when Agfa Graphic Systems acquired Dotrix in 2004 to further develop its color…

  • Skanem builds bridge to Eastern European

    September 7, 2005
    Skanem builds bridge to Eastern European Yet more news of a major labeling group seeking to increase its business in the developing regions of Europe. This involves the Norwegian labeling company Skanem, which is moving into Central and Eastern Euro…

  • Yet another

    September 7, 2005
    Readers with long memories might recall an item about Harlands of Hull in East Yorkshire, which appeared in the December 2003 issue. It mentioned that the venerable firm — established in 1832 no less — had been rescued from near oblivion…

  • Narrow Web Profile: Novelprint

    Narrow Web Profile: Novelprint

    Jack Kenny || September 7, 2005
    In Brazil, one of Latin America's great innovators seeks ever-distant technological horizons.

  • Narrow Web Profile: Sekuworks

    Narrow Web Profile: Sekuworks

    Jack Kenny || September 7, 2005
    Security printing - like nowhere else.

  • Is the clock ticking

    July 20, 2005
    Is the clock ticking for UK label executives? How important are the leaders of a company to its financial performance? UK industry analyst Plimsoll Publishing Ltd. says the UK label industry will soon find out since one in four of its company direc…

  • Wireless inspection

    July 20, 2005
    Wireless inspection enhances management Tectonic International in Wales, UK, claims to offer the industry’s first low cost print inspection system with wireless image transfer. The new K2it series can transfer 22 MB of image data per second…

  • Zipher wins patent suit vs. Markem

    July 20, 2005
    Zipher wins patent suit vs. Markem The United Kingdom Court of Appeal recently ruled in favor of Zipher Ltd. of Nottingham in its lengthy legal battle with Markem Corporation. At stake was the disputed ownership of Zipher’s patented thermal tr…

  • Esko-Graphics

    July 20, 2005
    Esko-Graphics incorporates Certified PDF Momentum is building to ensure that the Certified PDF format achieves industry-standard status as a preflight tool for modern prepress workflows. It was recently boosted by news that Esko-Graphics has begu…

  • Ahlstrom to boost

    July 20, 2005
    espite their financial woes, European converters still serve an expanding market. An indication of this is that label stock manufacturers are still working near to capacity. In the case of release base papers, one of the largest manufacturers —…

  • Narrow Web Profile: OPM Group

    Barry Hunt || July 20, 2005
    Film based flexo in the UK.

  • Xaar launches improved DOD printheads

    July 20, 2005
    Xaar launches improved DOD printheads Meanwhile, more conventional coding and marking technologies are not standing still. Keeping the inkjet flag flying is Xaar plc in Cambridge, UK, which has introduced the XJ500/180 CM printhead. It is claimed to…

  • A laser approach

    July 20, 2005
    A laser approach to coding and marking Many interesting chemistry-related imaging products have emerged from R&D labs in recent years. Take for example DataLase, a non-toxic marking product from Sherwood Technology, a color change specialist i…

  • Expansion-minded GiDue stresses packaging abilities

    July 20, 2005
    Expansion-minded GiDue stresses packaging abilities GiDue, an Italian press manufacturer, has added a Graphics Technology Center close to the headquarters in Turate near Milan. With extra floor space of 5,382 square feet, the new facility provides m…

  • Indigo pushes on

    July 20, 2005
    Indigo pushes on in face of HP changes The sudden departure of Carly Fiorina as Hewlett Packard’s chief executive early in February has prompted some European print commentators and newspaper columnists to question the future of HP’s Im…

  • News about across-the-board increases in label stock prices of around 6 and 7 percent made the lead story in the January/February issue of L&NW. Further confirmation of this world-wide situation comes from the Cham Paper Group, one of Europe’s leading man

    July 20, 2005
    News about across-the-board increases in label stock prices of around 6 and 7 percent made the lead story in the January/February issue of L&NW. Further confirmation of this world-wide situation comes from the Cham Paper Group, one of Europe&rsqu…

  • Narrow Web Profile: Logotech

    Leah Genuario || July 20, 2005
    This New Jersey converter with big capabilities takes pride in its ability to service customers large and small.

  • Nestlé implements

    July 20, 2005
    Nestlé implements PDF workflow Nestlé is using a Certified PDF workflow for its packaging operations. It explained the benefits of this standard file format at a conference that took place in early March in Brussels. Following the com…

  • Swedish converter sued

    July 20, 2005
    Swedish converter sued over folding label patent The world of leaflet/labels, extended text labels and the like has always been highly litigious, and Denny Bros. Ltd. the quickest to reach for the lawyers. This time the UK holder of Fix-a-Form fold…

  • Joint venture increases

    July 20, 2005
    Joint venture increases RFID productivity The Dutch firm Stork Prints and Spraylat GmbH, a German producer of silver coatings, have developed a method of using rotary screen printing to mass produce RFID circuits with speed and accuracy. It uses S…

  • Fuji Photo Film

    July 20, 2005
    Fuji Photo Film acquires Sericol As if by coincidence, Kodak’s arch-rival Fuji Photo Film Co. Ltd. is also pulling the plug on industrial and consumer photographic products. This time the target firm is an ink maker. Fuji has signed an agreem…

  • Kodak takeover ends Creo’s divisive boardroom saga

    July 20, 2005
    Despite their North American connections, both Vancouver-based Creo Inc. and Eastman Kodak of Rochester, NY, obviously have global ties that transcend national borders. That’s why news of Kodak’s proposed acquisition of Creo has stirred u…

  • Narrow Web Profile: Lauterbach Group

    Jack Kenny || July 20, 2005
    A Wisconsin converter focuses on its people, and invites suppliers on a grand tour.

  • Cooperation on R&D expected to boost prepress tools

    July 20, 2005
    Cooperation on R&D expected to boost prepress tools Artwork Systems Group plans to integrate its Enfocus Software subsidiary even further within the group. The respective R&D departments will work together on future prepress workflow develop…

  • Herma joins

    July 20, 2005
    Herma joins Licon RFID alliance Herma, a Stuttgart-based supplier of smart labels and label applicators, has joined Licon Logistics. The internationally active RFID working group was formed in 2003 by Siemens Business Services and the logistics spe…

  • Ink partnership intensifies fight against fakes

    July 20, 2005
    Ink partnership intensifies fight against fakes Overt or covert security related inks play a pivotal role in the constant fight against counterfeit products, including pharmaceuticals. With this in mind, InkSure Technologies has teamed up with Secur…

  • GiDue and Praxair

    July 20, 2005
    GiDue and Praxair cut anilox lead times An alliance between GiDue and Praxair Surface Technologies means that customers of the Italian press manufacturer receive their anilox rolls within one to two weeks. Praxair produces the GiDue anilox rollers…

  • Punch takes AIM

    July 20, 2005
    Punch International, the Belgian owner of Xeikon, plans to float its graphics division on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) in London before the first half of this year. It will retain its Euronext Brussels listing. The new listing will give mo…

  • Narrow Web Profile: Discount Labels

    Jack Kenny || July 20, 2005
    Customer service and technical innovation are hallmarks of this Indiana converter.

  • Avery Dennison extends

    July 20, 2005
    Avery Dennison extends its woven label business Avery Dennison Corporation has acquired the woven label manufacturer Rinke Etiketten, a private company based in Sprockhövel, Germany. Annual sales in 2003 were worth €20 million (nearly $25…

  • Pursuing screen/flexo

    July 20, 2005
    Pursuing screen/flexo ink compatibility Yet another inky partnership concerns Marabu, which makes screen inks near Stuttgart, Germany, and Paragon Inks, a manufacturer of UV flexo and letterpress inks based in Edinburgh, Scotland. They have formed…