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  • Knife lubrication

    January 16, 2008
    Knife lubrication Dienes Overath Germany Dienes has developed a continuous knife lubrication system (DGM 20103208) to reduce the amount of deposit build-up on the knife edges during the slitting procedure as fast as possible. The system is recomme…

  • Sustainable material

    January 16, 2008
    Sustainable material Unifoil Corporation Fairfield NJ USA Unifoil Corporation offers sustainable packaging and printing materials that it says are easy to design with, print on and convert. The company says technologically advanced nonlaminated re…

  • Braille coating

    January 16, 2008
    Braille coating UVitec Printing Ink Lodi NJ USA UVitec Printing Ink introduces Rotary Screen Braille Coating. This UV curable product cures to a raised, clear surface that has a high gloss finish and a smooth tactile feel. Designed to use with a 2…

  • Dust removal

    January 16, 2008
    Dust removal Maxson Automatic Machinery Westerly RI USA Maxson Automatic has developed a vacuum system for its sheeter that removes dust at the slitters, ensuring cleanliness of sheeted stock and minimizing hickies (dust related defects) at the pr…

  • Adhesive system consoles

    January 16, 2008
    Adhesive system consoles Nordson Corporation Duluth GA USA Nordson Corporation developed the modular adhesive system consoles to deliver portability and flexibility to Nordson hot melt and liquid adhesive systems. Starting from two or three basic…

  • Thermal transfer

    January 16, 2008
    Thermal transfer Tharo Systems Brunswick OH USA After more than 25 years developing EASYLABEL, Tharo Systems introduces the new H-400 and H-600 Series Thermal Transfer label printers. With optional internal ethernet adapter and 300 dpi printhead,…

  • Film rewinder

    January 16, 2008
    Film rewinder AB Graphic International East Yorkshire UK AB Graphic International has added the FSR film slitter rewinder to its range of Omega label converting lines. The FSR is designed specifically to meet the demands of inspecting, slitting an…

  • Digital offset product line

    January 16, 2008
    Digital offset product line Avery Dennison Painesville OH USA Avery Dennison’s Graphics & Reflective Products Division has launched the Fasson Digital Offset product line. The line was developed with the HP Indigo Group and can be used i…

  • UV coating

    January 16, 2008
    UV coating UVitec Printing Ink Lodi NJ USA UVitec introduces 22690-87 Flexo Texture UV Coating. This product cures to a raised, rough surface that appears as an off-white matte finish. It works best with lower line anilox rollers and is ideal for…

  • Laminating system

    January 16, 2008
    Laminating system AB Graphic International East Yorkshire UK AB Graphic International has developed the Digilam 330 film laminating system. The line is capable of laminating on a range of narrow web, flexible packaging materials using aqueous adhe…

  • Cleaners

    January 16, 2008
    Cleaners Coleman Labs Palm Beach Gardens FL USA Coleman Labs has introduced the CRR line of environmentally safe, biodegradable cleaners for the flexographic industry. Purple Haze is formulated to clean water based and UV inks from flexo plates qu…

  • Tag inserter

    January 16, 2008
    Tag inserter Maxson Automatic Westerly RI USA Maxson Automatic offers an pneumatically actuated tag inserter that provides a dependable actuation of the tag feed out and tag cut off. Compressed air passes through an adjustable flow control valve,…

  • RFID tags

    January 16, 2008
    RFID tags UPM Raflatac Fletcher NC USA UPM Raflatac is expanding its UHF EPC Class 1 Gen 2 product portfolio with UCODE G2X ICs from NXP. The G2X IC offers good performance over the entire UHF frequency range and supports up to 240 bit EPC number.…

  • Brochure

    January 16, 2008
    Brochure Schober USA Cincinnati OH USA Schober USA has produced a new 16-page, full color brochure highlighting the company’s line of rotary punching equipment. New technologies covered in this literature include the clean punching of self-a…

  • Print management

    January 16, 2008
    Print management Radius Solutions Chicago IL USA Radius Solutions has announced new and improved capabilities of its flagship ERP/MIS system, PECAS Vision, a system specifically designed to meet the requirements of packaging and printing organizat…

  • Automatic butt splicer

    January 16, 2008
    Automatic butt splicer CTC International West Caldwell NJ USA CTC International introduces its Model S-EBL-DSB-ACV Automatic Butt Splicer for wire and cable applications. The machine is engineered for splicing a variety of materials, including cab…

  • Struggles of a small converter; Mark Andy makes

    January 16, 2008
    By Greg Grishchenko During my last visit to Kyiv in 2005 to report about the label industry in Ukraine, I was impressed by the obvious progress playing off the rapid growth of domestic food produce. Since gaining independence in 1991, Ukraine has pu…

  • Educational program focuses on intricacies of

    January 16, 2008
    The second Label & Narrow Web Symposium, presented for converters by converters and others closely involved with the industry, took place November 14 and 15 in New Brunswick, NJ, USA. Attendees were able to network among the 40 sponsoring s…

  • OKI to distribute Degrava printer on 3 continents

    January 16, 2008
    OKI to distribute Degrava printer on 3 continents Degrava Systems, based in Roswell, GA, USA, has retained OKI Printing Solutions to distribute its DP-8500 printer throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). OKI Printing Solutions is a subsidi…

  • Fusion UV restructures distribution in UK

    January 16, 2008
    Fusion UV restructures distribution in UK Fusion UV Systems, of Gaithersburg, MD, USA, has announced the restructuring of its distribution operations in the United Kingdom. Fusion will transfer the sales and service of Fusion customers in the Benelu…

  • Basics of in-mold labeling to be presented

    January 16, 2008
    Basics of in-mold labeling to be presented The “ABCs of IML: A Basic Course” will be presented Thursday, March 27, 2008, at the DoubleTree Hotel & Conference Center Chicago North Shore, Skokie, IL, USA. Offered annually since 1989,…

  • Mondi upgrades its global facilities

    January 16, 2008
    Mondi upgrades its global facilities Mondi Packaging Coating and Release has announced plans to proceed with an investment program in its global production facilities. Targeting Western Europe, Mondi will develop a new facility on a brownfield site…

  • The Rossini Group acquires Mastergraphics

    January 16, 2008
    The Rossini Group acquires Mastergraphics After two years of partnership, The Rossini Group has completed the acquisition of Mastergraphics LLC, located in Stow, OH, USA. Mastergraphics is known in the flexographic industry for its pre-press capabil…

  • acpo begins expansion at headquarters plant

    January 16, 2008
    acpo begins expansion at headquarters plant acpo ltd., a manufacturer of self-wound pressure sensitive roll label films based in Oak Harbor, OH, USA, has begun a 20,000 square foot plant expansion to its facility. The expansion is scheduled to be co…

  • AB Graphic, Convertec launch Braille printer

    January 16, 2008
    AB Graphic, Convertec launch Braille printer AB Graphic International, of Bridlington, England, has announced an agreement with Convertec AB, of Partille, Sweden, in marketing the Braillemaker One, a dedicated digital printing machine for Braille. L…

  • Radius Solutions enhances PECAS Vision

    January 16, 2008
    Radius Solutions enhances PECAS Vision Radius Solutions Ltd., an enterprise resource planning/management information system provider for the printing and packaging industry, announced new and improved capabilities of its flagship ERP/MIS system, PEC…

  • Gerhardt USA, Webmark form business alliance

    January 16, 2008
    Gerhardt USA, Webmark form business alliance Gerhardt USA, a die manufacturer based in Dallastown, PA, USA, has announced the formation of a strategic alliance with Webmark Engraving, of Toronto, ON, Canada. According to Gerhardt officials, the alli…

  • Label Traxx expands

    January 16, 2008
    Label Traxx expands into South Asia US based Tailored Solutions Inc. has appointed Weldon Celloplast Limited, of New Delhi, as its exclusive agent for sales in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, to market its Label Traxx job management sys…

  • Tools & Production moves into Eastern Europe

    January 16, 2008
    Tools & Production moves into Eastern Europe Tools & Production (T&P), a manufacturer of rotary punch units, slitters and diecutting equipment for the narrow web market, has appointed Novum Graphics, headed by Larissa Eitner, to represen…

  • Multi-Plastics gains

    January 16, 2008
    Multi-Plastics gains AIB compliance Multi-Plastics Inc., of Lewis Center, OH, USA, has announced that its Ohio facility was audited and passed, on the first attempt, the AIB Consolidated Standards as a Food-Contact Packaging Manufacturing Facility…

  • AVTs 3Q revenue

    January 16, 2008
    AVT’s 3Q revenue rises 13 percent Advanced Vision Technology, of Hod-Hasharon, Israel, a leading provider of automatic optical inspection and quality assurance systems for the printing and packaging industry, completed the third quarter of 20…

  • Sani-Blast Inc. acquired by Peter Mulheran

    January 16, 2008
    Sani-Blast Inc. acquired by Peter Mulheran Peter Mulheran, a veteran of the printing ink industry, has acquired Sani-Blast Inc., of Spring Grove, MN, USA, a manufacturer of anilox roll cleaning equipment. The products utilize sodium bicarbonate as t…

  • Loparex expands its Asian operations

    January 16, 2008
    Loparex expands its Asian operations Loparex, a global manufacturer of release papers and other products, has opened a sales office in Vietnam. The office is led by Nguyen Phu Hai, who has been appointed Loparex’s sales manager for Vietnam. &…

  • Pazazz Phase 2 earns FSC certification

    January 16, 2008
    Pazazz Phase 2 earns FSC certification Pazazz, a printing company based in Montreal, QC, Canada, has announced that its integrated label company, Phase 2, has earned FSC certification. The accreditation, says the company, is the first for a label co…

  • Collotype Labels acquired by Multi-Color

    January 16, 2008
    Collotype Labels acquired by Multi-Color Multi-Color Corporation announced Monday the signing of a letter of intent Collotype International Holdings Pty. Ltd., headquartered in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. Collotype is a pressure sensitive…

  • Label Impressions becomes FSC certified

    January 16, 2008
    Label Impressions becomes FSC certified Label Impressions Inc. has become the first flexographic printer in North America to obtain FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification and obtain Carbon Neutral status through Carbonfund.org. Jeff Salisbur…

  • LGI expands further

    January 16, 2008
    LGI expands further into Asian markets LGInternational (LGI), a label manufacturer based in Portland, OR, USA, reports that it has signed an agreement to acquire United Colours, a Malaysian manufacturer of labels and diecut components. United Colo…

  • Spear opens label plant in South Africa

    January 16, 2008
    Spear opens label plant in South Africa Spear, headquartered in Mason, OH, USA, has established itself in South Africa with the opening of a new facility in Johannesburg. The 5,500 square meter (59,200 square foot) plant will produce pressure sensit…

  • Cortegra acquires assets of Capital Printing

    January 16, 2008
    Cortegra acquires assets of Capital Printing Cortegra, a division of Menasha Corporation focused on packaging and labeling for pharmaceutical and related industries, has purchased the assets of Capital Printing & Graphics of Fairfield, NJ, USA.…

  • WS Packaging buys SenecaSalem Inc.

    January 16, 2008
    WS Packaging buys SenecaSalem Inc. WS Packaging Group Inc., based in Algoma, WI, USA, one of the largest label converting companies in North America, has signed a definitive agreement to purchase SenecaSalem Inc., which operates printing facilities…

  • Wine industry blogs

    January 15, 2008
    Blogging in the wine industry is very widespread to say the least. So much so that last year saw the inaugural American Wine Blog Industry Awards, with 25 different wine blogs nominated among seven categories. Now, many of these wine blogs are about…

  • Kanban

    January 15, 2008
    It happens every time I visit a client. "Here's our kanban", they exclaim and I, naturally, start looking around for a card, or a sign, or a signal of some sort. In other words, I start looking for a kanban. When I ask where this mysterious kanban is…

  • A diecutting challenge

    January 15, 2008
    An innovative use of an 11" x 17" pressure sensitive label is featured in a new offering from Heartlites Inc. of Centerport, NY, USA. According to President Marcy Neumann, this is a personal development program called Create UR Mate. Neumann says Cre…

  • Money

    January 15, 2008
    Most of you are aware of the Bali Climate Change Conference that occurred in early December. Hundreds attended, including government officials, industry lobbyists, environmental campaigners, observers, and yes, even the United States sent representat…

  • Late to the party

    January 15, 2008
    I am one of the few people in the United States who does not watch the television series 24. Or so it seems. Whether I am in the airport, at a business meeting, or even at a family get together, if the conversation turns to 24, I am the only one reac…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    January 15, 2008
    Label materials take a hit as UPM cuts back production

  • Print Management Systems

    Print Management Systems

    January 15, 2008
    Ever evolving to help printers and converters manage the intricacies of their operations, print management systems continue to improve business and production functions in new and useful ways. Some companies design their own systems, while others employ those designed for label converters. For this feature article we invited six developers of such systems to describe their products and what they offer to the printer.

  • Foil Application

    Foil Application

    January 15, 2008
    However it is applied, foil in its many varieties makes a label stand out from the crowd.

  • Wine Labeling

    Wine Labeling

    January 15, 2008
    More so than with most products, labels sell wine. Converters work closely with wineries to provide the labels that meet or exceed expectations.

  • Tabco Inc.

    Tabco Inc.

    Jack Kenny || January 15, 2008
    Specialization in a strong industry and technological savvy are keys to success for this Kansas converter.