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  • Narrow Web Europe

    July 17, 2006
    Trade body is upbeat about further label growth

  • Narrow Web Profile: Metro Label

    Narrow Web Profile: Metro Label

    Jack Kenny || July 17, 2006
    In Canada, a major converter pursues an aggressive environmental strategy.

  • Narrow Web Profile: The Label Printers

    Narrow Web Profile: The Label Printers

    Michelle Sartor || July 17, 2006
    Quality, customer service and added value are important aspects of how The Label Printers does business.

  • Jetrion scores an inkjet first with European label group

    May 12, 2006
    Jetrion scores an inkjet first with European label group Reflecting the growing interest being shown in the latest drop-on-demand ink jet systems, Reynders Etiketten is the first European converter to install Jetrion’s 3025 system. By employin…

  • Artwork forms three-way prepress partnerships

    May 12, 2006
    Artwork forms three-way prepress partnerships Prepress suppliers like to be buddies with everyone. They continually form new partnerships, which makes commercial sense given that today’s open operating systems allow communication between dispa…

  • Expansion for Ulster labels and packaging group

    May 12, 2006
    Expansion for Ulster labels and packaging group MSO Group, based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, has taken over Storey Evans, a pharmaceutical labeling and packaging specialist in Bradford, West Yorkshire, for an undisclosed sum. The company was one o…

  • Forum unites converters from Europe and India

    May 12, 2006
    Forum unites converters from Europe and India India has a growing consumer-led economy and a strong inflow of foreign capital. Although there are serious problems with India’s infrastructure, both factors have helped to boost the country&rsquo…

  • UK printers face slow growth

    May 12, 2006
    The UK printing industry provides products and services to every business sector of the UK and makes a net contribution to the UK balance of payments, according to Research and Markets, based in Dublin, Ireland (www.researchandmarkets.com). Its repor…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    May 11, 2006
    Narrow Web Europe UK printers face slow growth and further restructuring By Barry Hunt The UK printing industry provides products and services to every business sector of the UK and makes a net contribution to the UK balance of payment…

  • Narrow Web Profile: Stratus Group

    Narrow Web Profile: Stratus Group

    Jack Kenny || May 11, 2006
    Folding carton and label manufacturing take center stage at a growing, family owned converting company in Ohio.

  • New trade show planner serves narrow web market

    May 9, 2006
    Taylor Trade Show Management and Marketing Communications has been established as a trade show logistics and planning service for the suppliers to the narrow web industry. The owner is Jenny Taylor of St. Louis, MO, USA, a 25-year veteran of experien…

  • UVitec partners with Flexsolutions

    April 25, 2006
    UVitec Printing Ink Inc., a manufacturer of UV inks and UV coatings located in Lodi, NJ, USA, announces a partnership with Flexsolutions of Marlton, NJ, USA, a distributor of printing plates and other items for the narrow web printing industry. &ldqu…

  • Smart labels that say Dont eat me

    April 7, 2006
    Smart labels that say ‘Don’t eat me’ There's just room for yet another smart label contender. This one is a patented microbiological freshness indicator named Traceo, developed by Cryolog in France. The transparent label includes…

  • Meeting standards for secure coded labeling system

    April 7, 2006
    Meeting standards for secure coded labeling system Another clever labeling application relates to the arcane world of tracking and tracing pharmaceutical, veterinary and biological products. Prisym Medica, a UK developer of marking and coding softwa…

  • Clever labels that push pressure sensitive boundaries

    April 7, 2006
    Clever labels that push pressure sensitive boundaries Labels that accurately measure elapsed time or temperatures just keep getting smarter. As an example, Timestrip Plc now offers time-lapse labels for use with ethylene absorption filters that are…

  • Why a metallic inks company is sponsoring

    April 7, 2006
    Why a metallic inks company is sponsoring a very fast boat Company sponsorships among print-related suppliers were all the rage in the 1980s when brand building stepped up a gear. Inflationary pressures then kicked in and so the bean counters were…

  • Norprint takeover strengthens

    April 7, 2006
    Norprint Labelling Systems of Boston in Lincolnshire, was among those featured in L&NW’s Companies to Watch feature in the October 2005 issue. Things have moved along since then. The UK company is still worth watching, but it is now owned b…

  • What an impact!

    April 7, 2006
    Direct Imaging and Thermal Processing

  • Narrow Web Europe

    April 7, 2006
    Narrow Web Europe Norprint takeover strengthens Magnadata’s security label business By Barry Hunt Norprint Labelling Systems of Boston in Lincolnshire, was among those featured in L&NW’s Companies to Watch feature in th…

  • Flexible Packaging

    Flexible Packaging

    Michelle Sartor || April 6, 2006
    While narrow web has made inroads into this lucrative print market, it still has some distance to go to catch up to the wide web converters.

  • Smart labels are developed

    March 9, 2006
    Smart labels are developed for refrigerators Labels that accurately measure elapsed time are one of the industry’s more esoteric products. One of the companies involved in this, Timestrip Plc, will supply Bioconservacion SA, a manufacturer an…

  • Domino beefs up RFID supply chain capabilities

    March 9, 2006
    Domino beefs up RFID supply chain capabilities Domino Printing Sciences in the UK is the latest coding and marking company to take the RFID and smart tag/label markets more seriously. It has formed an Integrated Solutions Group to increase its share…

  • UK label market growth highly selective, says report

    March 9, 2006
    UK label market growth highly selective, says report In its latest UK label industry report, Plimsoll Publishing identifies 167 emerging label converters that have increased sales by a minimum of 3 percent in the last 12 months and expect more growt…

  • Raflatac and Rafsec

    March 9, 2006
    Raflatac and Rafsec merge as a single brand Raflatac and UPM Rafsec have merged to form a new business entity, named UPM Raflatac. Its product and service offerings comprise both pressure sensitive label stock and RFID tags and inlays. The move is…

  • Scandstick opens new

    March 9, 2006
    Scandstick opens new UK label stock coating plant Scandstick recently relocated its UK self-adhesive label stock plant to Sawtry in Cambridgeshire, about 70 miles north of London. Production of roll and sheet label stocks centers on a new 40"…

  • Heat transfers, labels from Xeikon and DST

    March 9, 2006
    Heat transfers, labels from Xeikon and DST An agreement between Digital Screenprinting Technologies Aps (DST) of Copenhagen and Xeikon allows digital printers to produce heat seal transfers and garment labels. The deal combines DST’s screen pr…

  • From cans to labels:

    March 9, 2006
    This year the Skanem group celebrates its century. It began as Stavanger Bliktykkeri, a small Norwegian tin printing firm. Today it is one of the world’s largest independent label producers with 1,100 employees and revenues totaling around &eur…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    March 3, 2006
    Narrow Web Europe From cans to labels: Skanem marks a century By Barry Hunt This year the Skanem group celebrates its century. It began as Stavanger Bliktykkeri, a small Norwegian tin printing firm. Today it is one of the world’s largest…

  • Narrow Web Profile: Topflight Corporation

    Narrow Web Profile: Topflight Corporation

    Jack Kenny || March 3, 2006
    For more than half a century, this converter has been at the forefront of innovation. Today it remains a technology and business leader.

  • New Jetlaser Duoface

    January 16, 2006
    New Jetlaser Duoface from Raflatac Raflatac has produced a new angle on reducing or even eliminating the backing liner for manually applied labels, such as those used in transport or logistic labeling. Its double-sided Jetlaser Duoface is claimed t…

  • The UV Protocol

    January 16, 2006
    The UV Protocol, a European partnership Ultraviolet curing of inks and coatings offers numerous production benefits, but it also helps to reduce the industry’s emissions of harmful VOCs (volatile organic compounds). This area is of special co…

  • Major UK licensing deal

    January 16, 2006
    Major UK licensing deal for color-change labeling Sherwood Technology Ltd., a UK-based color change specialist, has teamed up with label converter Sessions of York in a worldwide licensing deal. It means Sessions can produce Gamma Sterilization Ind…

  • Trade report urges converters to turn to drink

    January 16, 2006
    Trade report urges converters to turn to drink Self-adhesive labels account for only 7 percent of the European bottled drinks market, but this still represents a huge and growing market in volume terms, with rising consumption offering further produ…

  • Stralfors strengthens

    January 16, 2006
    Stralfors strengthens its pharmaceutical presence Stralfors, a major independent Swedish label and forms group, is developing its Pharmakett labeling division by opening a separate factory in Gothenburg. It will operate entirely separately from the…

  • Recycling initiative keeps valued items out of the trash

    January 16, 2006
    Recycling initiative keeps valued items out of the trash Even the best run label converting businesses accumulate rolls of unused materials or even pieces of equipment. They often retain some degree of value, but are usually trashed. As a rebuttal t…

  • German retailer pilots RFID labels with Gen 2 inlays

    January 16, 2006
    German retailer pilots RFID labels with Gen 2 inlays The first application of the latest Gen 2 RFID technology at retail pallet level is being operated by the REWE Group in Germany. It has over 11,500 shops and 195,000 full-time employees, with food…

  • New company follows

    January 16, 2006
    To the surprise of some, the American owners of Sherman Treaters decided to close its UK and world headquarters, located some 30 miles north west of London. A corporate decision to consolidate its activities and move administration, sales and service…

  • Label & Narrow Web magazine will sponsor the L&NW Label

    January 16, 2006
    Label & Narrow Web magazine will sponsor the L&NW Label Symposium, an educational program for narrow web converting professionals, in May 2006. The symposium is the first in a continuing series. Described as “The Event that Enabl…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    January 16, 2006
    Narrow Web Europe New company follows Sherman’s closure of world headquarters By Barry Hunt To the surprise of some, the American owners of Sherman Treaters decided to close its UK and world headquarters, located some 30 miles north west o…

  • Narrow Web Profile: Creative Labels of Vermont

    Narrow Web Profile: Creative Labels of Vermont

    Jack Kenny || January 16, 2006
    A family-run firm in the northern US grows through careful planning and a focus on human values.

  • North American Label Markets

    North American Label Markets

    Michelle Sartor || January 16, 2006
    After a reasonably healthy year, narrow web converters in North America prepare for price increases, technological growth, and continued attempts to commoditize quality printed products.

  • Flint-Schmidt divests metal decorating business

    November 28, 2005
    Flint-Schmidt divests metal decorating business Flint-Schmidt, part of the recently combined group of Flint Ink and XSYS Print Solutions, is selling its metal decorating business to the division’s senior management for an undisclosed sum. It i…

  • GEWs India hub

    November 28, 2005
    GEW’s India hub serves Asia expansion India’s global influence on manufacturing and service industries will soon include UV curing systems for label presses. GEW (EC) Ltd. has started work on establishing a sales, service and manufactu…

  • Booklet Labels

    November 28, 2005
    ooklet labels with smart approach The RFID bandwagon rolls on with several ingenious approaches to integrated production now becoming available. Among the latest is the so called Intelligent Converter, introduced at Labelexpo by the Switzerland ba…

  • Season for price hikes

    November 28, 2005
    Season for price hikes well under way Take a generous pinch of weak economic conditions, throw in the global aftermath of natural disasters, and mix together with some serious supply problems with oil based raw materials. The result is a predictabl…

  • Boost for Scandinavian label stock manufacturing

    November 28, 2005
    Boost for Scandinavian label stock manufacturing Economic pessimism does not seem to be inhibiting certain self-adhesive label stock manufacturers. Raflatac announced that it would double its current filmic label production at the Tampere mill in so…

  • Gallus acquires a stake

    November 28, 2005
    It’s easy to see how producing small folding cartons on reelfed presses, rather than on sheetfed offset presses, can offer real economic advantages. Also, the best of UV flexo will readily match offset quality. Yet, despite the best efforts of…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    November 28, 2005
    Narrow Web Europe Gallus acquires a stake in folding carton technology By Barry Hunt It’s easy to see how producing small folding cartons on reelfed presses, rather than on sheetfed offset presses, can offer real economic advantages. Als…

  • Narrow Web Profile: Reynders Etiketten

    Narrow Web Profile: Reynders Etiketten

    Jack Kenny || November 28, 2005
    The latest technology and the highest quality are propelling this Belgian converter to global expansion.

  • Static Control

    Static Control

    November 28, 2005
    Small as they are, positive and negative ions can have a significant impact on the outcome of a print job as well as on the safety of workers.