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  • CC1, Portsmouth, NH, USA – CC1 has announced the hiring of Mike Coughlin

    May 20, 2008
    CC1, Portsmouth, NH, USA – CC1 has announced the hiring of Mike Coughlin as field service engineer.…

  • ACPO LTD., Oak Harbor, OH, USA David A. McSherry Sr.

    May 20, 2008
    ACPO LTD., Oak Harbor, OH, USA – David A. McSherry Sr. has been added to apco’s staff as chief financial officer. McSherry has more than 20 years experience in the pressure sensitive industry and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black…

  • UV ink and coating

    May 20, 2008
    UV ink and coating UVitec Printing Ink Lodi NJ USA UVitec Printing Ink introduces Rotary Screen Color Shift UV Ink. This product prints a light pearl-like shade and will shift in color as viewing angle shifts. The ink is designed to use with a var…

  • Static locator

    May 20, 2008
    Static locator Meech Static Eliminators USA Norton OH USA Meech has announced the launch of the new 983v2 Static Locator, a lightweight pocket-sized device that provides an accurate measurement of static electrical charges over a wide range of vol…

  • Label printer

    May 20, 2008
    Label printer Tharo Systems Brunswick OH USA Tharo Systems Inc. introduces the H-600 Series, a 6" wide thermal transfer bar code label printer. It features all metal construction with a cast aluminum center wall for added strength. The large…

  • Cosmetic pouch

    May 20, 2008
    Cosmetic pouch Fasson Roll North America Pasadena CA USA The Fasson Roll North America division of Avery Dennison has introduced Cosmetic Web Light. The company says it is a lightweight, polyester-faced laminated pouch product designed to enhance…

  • Plate products

    May 20, 2008
    Plate products MacDermid Printing Solutions Atlanta GA USA MacDermid Printing Solutions introduces two new sheet photopolymer products – Digital MGC and MAX. Digital MGC is a digital plate designed for corrugated board print applications and…

  • RFID technology

    May 20, 2008
    RFID technology Schober USA Cincinnati OH USA Schober will exhibit its STP (Smart Tag and Ticket Processor) at Drupa 2008. This machine incorporates Schober’s 2nd Generation RFID technology with the ability to read HF, UHF and EPC GEN 2 tags…

  • Laser marking

    May 20, 2008
    Laser marking Fujifilm Hunt Chemicals U.S.A. Allendale NJ USA Fujifilm has developed CodeStream as an alternative to current product marking technologies including thermal transfer, inkjet, and laser ablation. Imaged by low power, CO2 lasers, Code…

  • Cushion mounting tapes

    May 20, 2008
    Cushion mounting tapes Rogers Corporation Rogers CT USA Rogers Corporation has developed three cushion mounting tapes from its R/bak SA 3000 line of products. The series now includes three levels of compressibility to accommodate the full range of…

  • RFID inlays

    May 20, 2008
    RFID inlays Avery Dennison RFID Pasadena CA USA Avery Dennison RFID has launched four new RFID inlays. Each inlay has been designed for specific applications from e-pedigree to pharmaceutical and inventory management systems. The company says the…

  • Flexographic varnish

    May 20, 2008
    Flexographic varnish Advanced ink and Chemical Bensalem PA USA Advanced Ink and Chemical announced the development of three types of flexographic clear varnish. Super Low Gloss Glue-able Matte is designed to be glue-able and is perfect for paper c…

  • Mounting sleeves

    May 20, 2008
    Mounting sleeves AKL Flexo Technik Warburg Germany AKL Flexo Technik, a member of the Stork Prints Group, introduces a line of ultra resistant, durable hard-coated and cushion mounting sleeves for narrow web applications. The sleeve’s aramid…

  • RIP interpreter

    May 20, 2008
    RIP interpreter GMG Tuebingen Germany GMG announced that its ColorProof version 4.5.2 will incorporate new RIP interpreter technology based on the latest Adobe PDF Print Engine technology. GMG says that the implementation of the Adobe PDF Print En…

  • Flexo platesetter

    May 20, 2008
    Flexo platesetter EskoArtwork Gent Belgium EskoArtwork has announced the introduction of the Esko Cyrel Digital Imager (CDI) Spark 4260 Auto at Drupa 2008. The product is built for fully automated plate loading, imaging and unloading. The added au…

  • Servo press web width addition

    May 20, 2008
    Servo press web width addition Aquaflex Duncansville PA USA Aquaflex announces the introduction of the new ELS Servo press with a 16" web width. Originally available in 10" x 13" web widths, The new 16" ELS Servo offers a great…

  • Fraudulent buyers target label printers

    May 20, 2008
    By Jack Kenny The scammers are going after the label companies. Several North American converters have received emails from various clergymen who are interested in buying labels. It appears that the requests for quotes are aimed at making money thro…

  • Gallus promotes the benefits of a digital

    May 20, 2008
    By Steve Katz Gallus, a label printing equipment manufacturer, welcomed over 100 guests to its headquarters in St. Gallen, Switzerland, for the company’s VIP seminar titled “Industrial Manufacturing: The Benefits of Digital Workflow Solu…

  • Loparex Group to sell some units to Mondi

    May 20, 2008
    Loparex Group to sell some units to Mondi Loparex Group, a manufacturer of release liners, has signed an agreement with Mondi Coating BV (part of Mondi Group) to sell Loparex Oy (Lohja, Finland), Loparex Ltd. (Glossop, England), as well as Loparex&r…

  • SMAG establishes

    May 20, 2008
    SMAG establishes a sales office in USA SMAG, a French manufacturer and distributor of printing and converting equipment for the label and flexible packaging industry, has opened a branch office in the United States to handle sales in the US and Can…

  • Bunting acquires Magnet Applications Group

    May 20, 2008
    Bunting acquires Magnet Applications Group Bunting Magnetics Company, Newton, KS, USA, has acquired Magnet Applications Group Ltd. (MAGL). MAGL was founded in 1955 and currently has manufacturing operations in Berkhamsted, England, and Dubois, PA, U…

  • FINAT launches a club for young managers

    May 20, 2008
    FINAT launches a club for young managers FINAT, the European label association, has launched a Young Managers’ Club to help prepare the next generation of executives for taking control of their companies. The club is welcomed by Isidore Leiser…

  • Korean firm taps Stork for RFID printing

    May 20, 2008
    Korean firm taps Stork for RFID printing EXAX Inc., a South Korean chemical manufacturer, is set to expand into RFID (radio-frequency identification) label production at its Cheonan plant by investing in a dedicated rotary screen printing line from…

  • DuPont, Sun join forces to improve flexography

    May 20, 2008
    DuPont, Sun join forces to improve flexography DuPont Packaging Graphics and Sun Chemical, two suppliers to the flexographic and packaging graphics industries, are collaborating to produce improvements in flexo printing by bringing together Sun&rsqu…

  • Three suppliers win FPPA innovation awards

    May 20, 2008
    Three suppliers win FPPA innovation awards The Flexographic Pre-Press Platemakers Association (FPPA) recently presented its annual awards in San Antonio, TX, USA. The recipients of the 2008 Technological Innovator of the Year awards are NPP Packagin…

  • Label Traxx adds Indigo parameters to software

    May 20, 2008
    Label Traxx adds Indigo parameters to software Tailored Solutions’ Label Traxx print business management software now fully supports HP Indigo presses in label production. Label Traxx Version 5.2 enables HP Indigo users to automatically apply…

  • Avery Dennison acquires DM Label Group

    May 20, 2008
    Avery Dennison acquires DM Label Group Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY) has acquired DM Label Group, a manufacturer of woven labels with manufacturing facilities in six countries. DM Label Group is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan. “The a…

  • Digitalabel launches

    May 20, 2008
    Digitalabel launches an expanded website Digitalabel launched its new website,, featuring samples, substrate suggestions, a quote request form and more. “We offer a fully electronic, computer-to-print, narrow web metho…

  • Flint acquires Siegwerk

    May 20, 2008
    Flint acquires Siegwerk in Australia, New Zealand Flint Group has signed an agreement with Siegwerk Group to acquire Siegwerk’s packaging ink business in Australia and New Zealand. The agreement includes the intangible assets, sales, marketin…

  • Cortegra moves HQ

    May 20, 2008
    Cortegra moves HQ in New Jersey Cortegra, a manufacturer of labels and packaging products for the pharmaceutical industry, is moving its headquarters from Fairfield, NJ, USA, to nearby Parsippany. The new 12,000 square foot office will enable Corte…

  • Sustainable Green Printing Partnership announces criteria

    May 20, 2008
    Sustainable Green Printing Partnership announces criteria The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP Partnership) revealed the criteria on how to become a sustainable, green printer at the National Environmental Health and Safety Conference (NE…

  • All UPM Raflatac factories in Europe now ISO 14001 certified

    May 14, 2008
    UPM Raflatac has received Europe-wide ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System certification for the design, manufacture, slitting, sheeting and sale of self-adhesive labelstock.

  • Sani-Blast launches new website

    May 14, 2008
    A website that will guide printers to anilox roll cleaning solutions has been launched by Sani-Blast LLC, Spring Grove, MN, USA.

  • Avery’s RFID unit receives ISO 9001:2000 certification

    May 14, 2008
    Avery Dennison RFID, a business unit of Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) and an RFID technology provider, has announced that its global design, testing and manufacturing facilities have met the quality standards requirements for ISO 9001:2000 as def

  • Interfilm to build new headquarters

    May 14, 2008
    Interfilm Holdings Inc., Easley, SC, USA, a distributor of industrial films, has begun construction of a new corporate office and Southeast converting facility.

  • Cortegra Group’s new website lets customers track orders

    May 14, 2008
    Cortegra Group Inc., Parsippany, NJ, USA, a provider of packaging products for the pharmaceutical and related industries, recently launched its new website at

  • Student-run printing company receives FSC certification

    May 14, 2008
    Cal Poly’s student operated and managed printing and publishing company, University Graphic Systems, was recently awarded Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification.

  • Workplace Safety Blogs

    May 13, 2008
    Let's face it, a printing plant can be a dangerous place to work. We work with large and powerful machines that need a high level of training to operate. But it is easy to take plant safety for granted until there is an accident – and if you work in…

  • 'Clean' manufacturing is green manufacturing

    May 13, 2008
    Over the past several months we've been discussing Lean as a business model that eschews waste. One of the more common wastes is the obvious waste of physical product – paper, ink, solvents, packaging, etc. It only makes sense, then, that if we…

  • Sweet, juicy and green

    May 13, 2008
    When citrus shippers think green, the labels are part of the solution. W.G. Roe & Sons, one of the country's oldest citrus and juice suppliers, is leading the way into the "green" 21st Century with it…

  • Driving Green

    May 13, 2008
    The president called me and asked, "Are we green?" "Heavens no," I responded. There was a pause and he asked, "Can you help us get green?" I replied, "Sure, I can help you. But at the end of the day it's up to you, you and your team. You have to driv…

  • Desperately seeking relevance

    May 13, 2008
    I was doing some customer research for a sales and marketing plan recently when I came upon a worthwhile piece of advice to those with purchasing power in business. "Salespeople," the purchaser is advised, "always sell what they have in inventory – w…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    May 13, 2008
    FINAT: Fighting fit at fifty

  • Label Summit Latin America

    Label Summit Latin America

    Steve Katz || May 13, 2008
    Long considered to be an emerging market for labels, Latin America is proving itself

  • Materials Handling

    Materials Handling

    Steve Katz || May 13, 2008
    Materials are tools of the trade, and must be handled with care and caution, with safety in mind.

  • European Label Markets

    European Label Markets

    John Penhallow || May 13, 2008
    Europe is a grand mixture � an agglomeration, some might say � of cultures and economies. The label scene, still healthy but in flux, mirrors the continent's diversity.

  • Plant Safety

    Plant Safety

    Steve Katz || May 13, 2008
    Clear, organized and detailed safety programs protect the converter's greatest asset: people.

  • Greening the Workplace

    Greening the Workplace

    Jack Kenny || May 13, 2008
    Efforts at environmental improvement range from the simple to the complex,

  • Star Label Products

    Star Label Products

    Jack Kenny || May 13, 2008
    A Pennsylvania converter, focusing on food and cosmetics, has the capacity and speed to meet the swift turnaround needs of its customers.

  • Mark Andy reports global success with the new 2200

    May 7, 2008
    Mark Andy has reported success with its redesigned model 2200 press, which features servo technology.