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  • EFI reports Q4 and full 2011 results

    January 31, 2012
    The company's Q4 revenue increased by 12% to a record $163 million.

  • New Fasson PS products launched at wine show

    January 31, 2012
    The new facestocks feature a variety of textures and shades of white.

  • Semper survey indicates hiring increase, growth

    January 30, 2012
    The Q1 report identifies increased profitability and optimism for the first time since Q4 2010.

  • NFC shop opens in Japan

    January 30, 2012
    In Tokyo, Fukumi Corporation has opened the world’s first NFC physical shop featuring UPM RFID NFC tags.

  • FLAG partners with ACTEGA WIT

    January 30, 2012
    The company will provide FLAG members with specialty products and programs.

  • Edale gets HD Flexo certified

    January 29, 2012
    The UK-based narrow web flexo press manufacturer joins a growing list of vendors to gain quality recognition.

  • ETI sells three Cohesio machines in Europe

    January 28, 2012
    The vertically integrated approach for producing direct thermal labels allows printers to recover margins on the commodity market.

  • Sleeve Label Conference agenda announced

    January 27, 2012
    Highlights of the event include a facility tour, supplier forum, and exhibition.

  • Labels and Logistics

    Labels and Logistics

    Jules Lejeune, Managing Director, FINAT || January 26, 2012
    Self adhesive labels offer distinct functional advantages for transport and logistics applications.

  • SATO introduces Econano series

    January 26, 2012
    The labels absorb and reduce the carbon dioxide that is released into the atmosphere when they are incinerated.

  • Baumgarten adds second Rotocontrol RSC

    January 26, 2012
    Features of the machine include dual rewind capacity, tension controls and a vacuum splice table.

  • X-Rite Color Management Seminars

    January 25, 2012
    The Fundamentals of Instrumentation and Quality Control is a one-day seminar that supplements the company's Fundamentals of Color and Appearance seminar. Seminars will take place in ten cities in the US and Canada, the first of which will be held…

  • Tobe Direct adds MCS Eagle inkjet system

    January 25, 2012
    The Kentucky-based direct marketing firm says the MCS Eagle meets its growing production capacity needs.

  • X-Rite announces new seminar series

    January 25, 2012
    The new Fundamentals of Instrumentation and Quality Control is a one-day seminar that supplements the company's popular Fundamentals of Color and Appearance seminar.

  • Labeltronix doubles its space with new plant

    Labeltronix doubles its space with new plant

    January 24, 2012
    The California converter enhances its digital and flexo production with a large product showroom and “learning center” for customers.

  • New sustainable wine labelstock is launched

    January 24, 2012
    G-Tree paper is manufactured from 100% post-consumer recycled fiber and made using 100% renewable electricity.

  • FTA Forum to pit flexo against its competition

    January 24, 2012
    The event's kickoff session will compare flexo print samples against offset, gravure and digital.

  • InfoTrends announces digital front-ends study

    January 23, 2012
    The data is based on analysis of 585 US-based print service providers and vendor interviews.

  • Columbine Label adds an HP Indigo digital press

    January 23, 2012
    The Colorado converter also hired four new employees, specially trained to operate the equipment.

  • iSys Label names new distributor in Malaysia

    January 23, 2012
    MetroGraphic Equipment will provide sales and service of the iSys Label digital presses.

  • FINAT announces technical seminar details

    January 20, 2012
    The event will again take place at the Fira Palace Hotel in Barcelona, Spain.

  • GAA Basic Gravure, Advanced Pressroom Technology Seminars

    January 20, 2012
    The GAA Basic Gravure Seminar and Advanced Pressroom Technology Seminars will be held concurrently at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, USA. The Basic Gravure Seminar begins March 4, and the Advanced Pressroom Technology Seminar begins Marc…

  • AWA Global Release Liner Conference

    January 20, 2012
    The AWA Global Release Liner Conference will be held at the Novotel City Hotel in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, February 22-23. Session topics include development in packaging and labeling laws, end-use markets, and silicone and release coating technol…

  • AWA International Sleeve Label Conference & Exhibition

    January 20, 2012
    The AWA International Sleeve Label Conference & Exhibition 2012 will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Cincinnati, OH, USA, April 18-19. Highlights include a facility tour to Verst Group Logistics. For more information, email conferences@awa-bv.com…

  • SGIA Color Management Boot Camp

    January 20, 2012
    SGIA's Color Management Boot Camp will again be held in Fairfax, VA, USA on March 27-29. Topics include color theory and principles, device callibration and management procedures. For more information, contact Lia Carroll-Hackett at lia@sgia.org.…

  • The ABCs of IML

    January 20, 2012
    The ABCs of IML (in-mold labeling) will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel & Conference Center in Skokie, IL, USA. Discounted pricing is available for IMDA members. Presented by RBS Technologies, Inc. …

  • AWA M&A Executive Forum

    January 20, 2012
    The 2012 AWA Mergers & Acquisitions Executive Forum for the resin- and fiber-based packaging, coating and converting industry will be held at the University Club in Chicago, IL, USA. Seminars include: Global Trends and Growth in Packaging M&A…

  • UPM Raflatac launches transparent facestock

    January 19, 2012
    Translucent DM labelstock will be available in the Americas market.

  • FTA’s INFO*FLEX 2012 nears capacity

    January 18, 2012
    With eight exhibit hall aisles and nearly 225 booths, the 2012 FTA INFO*FLEX show floor is nearly 90 percent occupied.

  • Change

    Steve Katz || January 18, 2012
    As the cliché goes, “change is inevitable.” But it’s also true, and it’s everywhere. Take a look at our industry. In the grand scheme of things, a decade is not a very long period of time, but in the labeling industry i…

  • Accepting the QR code culture

    James Lowry and Christy Correll || January 18, 2012
    James’ Take: QR codes are becoming very popular in our culture, which is not surprising because of their popularity in the Asian and European countries for years. They take advantage of technology that is becoming readily available, especially…

  • Albert Schweitzer’s carbon footprint

    Calvin Frost || January 18, 2012
    Alan Gates came to town.  Wow, what a message.  And, it was so apropos to my thoughts for this column. Alan introduced his Sunday morning message with a story about Albert Schweitzer. For those who don’t remember, Schweitzer was a wri…

  • The 3P’s of kaizen

    Tom Southworth || January 18, 2012
    Lean practitioners are familiar with Production Preparation Process, or 3P, which enables organizations to eliminate waste using a rigorous, structured process. Many companies are familiar with eliminating waste through kaizen, or continuous improvem…

  • ‘Man’ the lifeboats

    ‘Man’ the lifeboats

    John Penhallow || January 18, 2012
    “Too big to fail” was what they said about Heidelberg, when Europe’s biggest print machinery manufacturer ran out of cash in 2009. The German government, and the banks, duly dipped into their pockets and the patient recovered (and p…

  • Flexible Dies

    Flexible Dies

    Steve Katz || January 18, 2012
    With flexible dies becoming increasingly more prominent, manufacturers are sharpening their focus to develop products that meet the label industry’s needs.

  • Food Labels

    Food Labels

    Catherine Diamond || January 18, 2012
    It’s rare to find a product that people not only require, but enjoy. For converters in the food label industry, this segment offers steady work, but not without challenges.

  • Diecutting

    Diecutting

    Steve Katz || January 18, 2012
    The label industry’s changing demands have led to a paradigm shift within the sector.

  • Narrow Web Profile: United Label Corp.

    Narrow Web Profile: United Label Corp.

    Catherine Diamond || January 18, 2012
    Customer service and timely process improvements are the keys to success for this small, New Jersey converter.

  • tesa tape named official supplier for bobsled team

    January 17, 2012
    The company will provide the US Bobsled and Skeleton team with tapes designed to optimize performance.

  • Masterpiece Graphix introduces new digital stocks

    January 17, 2012
    These new synthetic stocks are compatible with both liquid toner and dry toner digital machines.

  • Relyco adds more than 550 new customers

    January 17, 2012
    The company saw significant growth in the fourth quarter of 2011.

  • Esko, PriscoDigital to team up at Dscoop7

    January 17, 2012
    The companies will demonstrate completed 3D POP/POS displays.

  • Zebra Technologies releases new mobile printer

    January 17, 2012
    The QLn220 is the latest addition to the QLn mobile printer family, which was released last June.

  • Color-Logic now offers support in five languages

    January 17, 2012
    Citing growth in both Europe and Latin America, the company now offers its Process Metallic Color System customers support in four additional languages.

  • Doctor Blade System

    January 15, 2012
    TRESU has launched a new closed chamber doctor blade system specifically for narrow web, water and UV-flexo presses. According to the company, the FlexiPrint Reservoir Chamber Doctor Blade eliminates splashing, requires no ink pump, facilitates fast,…

  • Roll Handler

    Roll Handler

    January 15, 2012
    Components of the patented roll handler from Badger Plug are easily assembled to create a protective package for single or multiple roll shipments.The roll handler employs a combination of interlocking endboards and sleeve plugs to suspend, secure…

  • Heat-Sealable Film

    January 15, 2012
    Toray Plastics America has introduced Torayfan KMS1 heat-sealable matte bopp film for upscale food packaging.The 70-gauge biaxially-oriented heat-sealable matte polypro- pylene film is designed to be used as an outer web in food packaging application…

  • Doctor Blade Holder

    January 15, 2012
    The Max Daetwyler Corporation has released a new quick release doctor blade holder for gravure printing presses.According to the company, the product was designed to ensure clean, even ink application during the entire print run.The design replaces c…

  • Rotary Feed Unit

    Rotary Feed Unit

    January 15, 2012
    AZCO Corp. has introduced the ACU- SERT CI-250, a rotary, cut-to-length, self-contained feed unit that can be positioned anywhere on a production line. It automatically feeds rolls of material up to 250 mm/9" wide. A photo optic eye system de…

  • Electrostatic Charging Generator

    January 15, 2012
    Simco-Ion’s new MCM-30 compact and lightweight electrostatic charging generator supplies high-voltage for a variety of charging bars and charging applicators used to electrostatically bond various types of materials. The compact size and 24V in…