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  • Rotoflex adds magnetic cylinders to portfolio

    August 31, 2007
    Rotoflex Tooling (a division of Rotoflex International), of Mississauga, ON, Canada, is now manufacturing magnetic cylinders.

  • Five label converters rank in Inc. 5000

    August 28, 2007
    Inc. magazine has generated its Top 5,000 list of fastest growing private companies in the United States, and five label converting firms are on the list.

  • Esko and Artwork Systems become EskoArtwork

    August 28, 2007
    Esko and Artwork Systems announced the completion of their merger transactions, and declared that the combined business will be known henceforth as EskoArtwork, a name that reflects the strong heritage and broad customer base of the founding companies.

  • Webex finalizes new ownership

    August 28, 2007
    Wynnchurch Capital, a private equity firm based in Chicago, has acquired a majority interest in Webex Inc., a provider of precision rolls for the web handling and converting industries based in Neenah, WI, USA.

  • Apex invests in expanded production facility

    August 27, 2007
    The Apex Group of Companies, based in Hapert, The Netherlands, has embarked on an investment program of more than 7 million to expand its main plant.

  • True Label acquires first Jetrion 4000 color digital press

    August 22, 2007
    True Label Inc., a narrow web converter based in Toledo, OH, USA, has acquired the first Jetrion 4000 UV inkjet system.

  • Nu Tech wins US patent for cylinder coating

    August 21, 2007
    A US Patent has been awarded to Nu Tech Coatings, of Johnson City, TN, USA, for a polymer application utilized on existing or newly manufactured flexographic print cylinders.

  • Kodak introduces digital flexo prepress system

    August 21, 2007
    Kodak has introduced a new digital flexo plate production system which it says provides previously unachievable near-offset print quality on a wide variety of substrates, including paper, flexible film, foil, and label stock.

  • Multi-Color declares 3-for-2 stock split

    August 20, 2007
    The board of directors of Multi-Color Corporation (Nasdaq: LABL), of Cincinnati, OH, USA, declared a three-for-two stock split effective late last week.

  • Mark Andy expands operations in India

    August 17, 2007
    Mark Andy, the US-based narrow web press manufacturer, has signed a long-term contract with a multinational engineering and software development firm based in Bangalore, India.

  • Trent retires, Thomson promoted at Martin Automatic

    August 16, 2007
    Martin Automatic Inc., of Rockford, IL, USA, announces the retirement of Allen Trent, the company's sales consultant for the Southeastern United States.

  • Resource LabelGroup merges with Mid South Graphics

    August 14, 2007
    Resource LabelGroup LLC, a manufacturer of high quality label products with locations in Franklin and Memphis, TN, USA, has completed a merger with Mid South Graphics of Nashville, TN.

  • CCL reports 20 percent sales jump

    August 14, 2007
    CCL Industries Inc., headquartered in Toronto, Canada, has reported second quarter sales of $357.2 million (Canadian), a figure 20 percent higher than the $296.6 million recorded in the second quarter of 2006.

  • Nilpeter to introduce process color inkjet printer

    August 14, 2007
    Danish press manufacturer Nilpeter will show up at Labelexpo Europe in Brussels this year with a technology that departs from the company's customary line-up of products: a process color inkjet printer.

  • BST adds Mark Andy rewinder to demo center

    August 14, 2007
    BST Pro Mark and Mark Andy have continued an 18-year tradition of cooperation with the addition of a new Mark Andy VSR100 rewinder in the BST demo center in Elmhurst, IL, USA.

  • Lewis Label adds digital imager

    August 14, 2007
    Lewis Label Products, of Fort Worth, TX, USA, has announced the installation of a digital plate imager.

  • Labeltronix launches new wine sales team

    August 7, 2007
    In response to growing demand for custom label solutions, Labeltronix, a converting company based in Orange, CA, USA, has hired two salesmen to serve only the wine industry.

  • Multi-Color invests in HP digital press

    August 7, 2007
    Multi-Color Corporation, of Sharonville, OH, USA, has entered the digital label printing field with the purchase of a new HP ws4500 digital press.

  • PIA/GATF gives education award to Harpers

    August 7, 2007
    Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) has named Ron and Katherine Harper the winners of its 2007 Education Award of Excellence for industry representatives.

  • Heidelberg helps Gallus restructure Canadian service

    August 6, 2007
    Gallus Inc., the US arm of the Swiss narrow web press manufacturer, has announced a restructuring of its service support in Canada with the coming expansion of Heidelberg Canada Graphic Equipment Limited.

  • Smyth Companies acquires printing arm of Stoffel Seals

    August 3, 2007
    Smyth Companies Inc., based in Minneapolis, MN, USA, has completed a purchase of the Printing Division of Stoffel Seals Corporation. The acquisition will give Smyth additional capabilities for package promotion printing as well as added customers.…

  • Esko acquires Artwork Systems

    August 2, 2007
    Two major companies in the packaging prepress field have joined forces. Esko and Artwork Systems, both headquartered in Gent, Belgium, will combine their operations following the acquisition by Esko of a majority of Artwork Systems' shares from the t…

  • WS Packaging to move world headquarters to Green Bay

    July 31, 2007
    WS Packaging Group, one of North America's largest label converting and printing companies, plans to construct a $4 million plant in a new business development park in Green Bay, WI, USA. The company will move its headquarters from Algoma, WI, to 5.7…

  • Gallus and BHS to present folding carton technology seminar

    July 31, 2007
    Gallus, along with BHS, a Gallus-owned company that manufactures folding carton converting equipment, will sponsor a day-long seminar November 1 at Gallus' US headquarters in Philadelphia, PA. The focus of the event will be folding carton technology.…

  • Harper donates flexo simulator and Mac to SC high school

    July 31, 2007
    Anilox supplier and flexo education champion Harper Corporation of America has donated a FlexSys Press Simulator and a Macintosh computer with monitor to Fort Mill High School in Fort Mill, SC, USA. “We are absolutely thrilled to get these m…

  • Label printer warns of large-scale brand theft

    July 31, 2007
    Brand theft is a multi-million dollar industry, and is set to become the fastest growing sector of commercial piracy. That's the belief of Rob Warren, managing director of Adhesif Print Ltd., a label converter based in South Auckland, NZ. Warren put…

  • ChemInstruments' growth prompts global sales conference

    July 30, 2007
    ChemInstruments, a division of Chemsultants International, held its first global sales meeting recently to plan educational programs and other tactics for the future. The session was held in Chemsultants' new international headquarters in Mentor, OH,…

  • Avery Dennison expands film capacity

    July 24, 2007
    The Fasson Roll North America division of Avery Dennison Corporation has invested $20 million in additional coating and finishing capacity at its Quakertown, PA, USA facility.

  • ITW Performance Polymers acquires M&C Specialties

    July 24, 2007
    ITW Performance Polymers, an Illinois Tool Works company, has acquired M&C Specialties Co., a Pennsylvania based contract manufacturer of custom-fabricated diecut adhesive components, tapes and labels to markets around the world.

  • Stork Cellramic purchases new roll inspection equipment

    July 24, 2007
    Anilox roll manufacturer Stork Cellramic Inc., a division of Stork Materials Technology, announces the purchase and implementation of new roll inspection equipment.

  • Zecher partners with Interflex Laser Engravers

    July 24, 2007
    The companies Kurt Zecher GmbH, Germany, and Interflex Laser Engravers, Spartanburg, SC, USA, have agreed on a strategic partnership.

  • FFTA and Clemson present flexo symposium

    July 24, 2007
    The FFTA and Clemson University are holding the Flexographic Process Color Printing Symposium September 26-28, 2007 at Clemson University in Clemson, SC, USA.

  • Printers Guide available for UV/EB technology

    July 24, 2007
    With the rapidly expanding use of UV/EB technology in the printing and packaging industries, RadTech, a nonprofit trade association dedicated to the technical, educational and market advancement of ultraviolet and electron beam processes, has developed an

  • Gallus Group relocates screen plates facilities

    July 19, 2007
    Gallus Group relocates screen plates facilities The Gallus Group has opened new manufacturing facilities for Screeny printing plates used with the company’s Rotascreen system. (Practically all Gallus combination label presses are installed wit…

  • Conductive inkjet system drives down RFID costs

    July 19, 2007
    Conductive inkjet system drives down RFID costs The fortunes of industrial inkjet applications and low cost RFID antennas are inextricably linked. Other applications include flexible circuits and thin-film batteries. Just rolled out is the Metaljet…

  • Artwork sees large drop

    July 19, 2007
    Artwork sees large drop in prepress revenues Artwork Systems, the Belgium based prepress group currently undergoing a strategic review, posted a significant drop in sales and profits for the second quarter. Revenues for the three months to March 31…

  • Esko adds dynamism with a visual angle

    July 19, 2007
    Esko adds dynamism with a visual angle Dynamic print visualization sounds like someone has been at the magic mushrooms. In fact, the patented technology is said to give users a realistic rendering of substrates, inks and special finishes for design,…

  • Offset option from Dutch

    July 19, 2007
    As noted in the January/February issue of L&NW, more label and packaging converters are taking an increasing interest in rollfed UV-cured offset. This demand prompted MPS to approach Drent Goebel as an OEM supplier of offset technology for its ne…

  • ts a long trail a-winding

    July 19, 2007
    t’s a long trail a-winding to spread the digital gospel This summer and early fall, spare a thought for the operators, organizers and sundry gofers involved in what is probably the graphics industry’s largest ever European road show. Th…

  • Scitex downgrades

    July 19, 2007
    Scitex downgrades Creo shareholding Scitex has sold half of its remaining shares in Creo. These were obtained when Scitex merged its graphic arts business with the Vancouver-based workflow and computer-to-plate specialist three years ago. At that…

  • Giebeler moves in

    July 19, 2007
    Giebeler moves in with Drent Goebel Consolidation in the European narrow web world creeps along, usually forced by someone hitting a financial brick wall. The latest casualty is Giebeler of Langenfeld, Germany, whose assets and intellectual proper…

  • Shedding some light

    July 19, 2007
    Nobody can guess how many billions of prime product labels are produced for private label brands, also known as “own label” or retail brands, but they surely represent a large slice of the labeling market. As in the USA, they represent a…

  • UNILUX INC., Saddle Brook, NJ, USA The company has named Joe Zhao

    July 19, 2007
    UNILUX INC., Saddle Brook, NJ, USA — The company has named Joe Zhao sales manager for China. Based in Shanghai, he will lead Unilux’s push into an increasingly sophisticated Chinese printing industry.…

  • Donna Campagna Promoted

    July 19, 2007
    WILLINGTON NAMEPLATE, Stafford Springs, CT, USA — Donna Campagna, formerly production planner, has been promoted to product engineer. She will assist the sales organization and customers in selecting materials, printing processes and fabricatio…

  • XAAR, Cambridge, UK Phil Lawler

    July 19, 2007
    XAAR, Cambridge, UK — Phil Lawler has been appointed as a non-executive director and non-executive chairman of the company. Arie Rosenfeld will retire from the Board at that time, having been chairman of Xaar since before the company’s IP…

  • YUPO CORPORATION AMERICA, Chesapeake, VA, USA Paul Mitcham

    July 19, 2007
    YUPO CORPORATION AMERICA, Chesapeake, VA, USA — Paul Mitcham has been promoted from national marketing manager to director of marketing and sales support. He will be responsible for developing focused sales and marketing warehouse and logistics…

  • Raymond R. Moore Jr.

    July 19, 2007
    Raymond R. Moore Jr. Mark Andy announced the sudden death of one of the company’s customer advocates, Raymond R. Moore Jr., service manager. Ray Moore, 56, died of a heart attack on Sunday, May 27 at his home in St. Louis, MO, USA. Moore had…

  • TORAY PLASTICS AMERICA INC., North Kingstown, RI, USA The company has appointed Richard Schloesser

    July 19, 2007
    TORAY PLASTICS AMERICA INC., North Kingstown, RI, USA — The company has appointed Richard Schloesser to the position of executive vice president. He will provide unified American leadership to Toray Plastics America. Michael Brandmeier has been…

  • SLEEVCO INC., Dawsonville, GA, USA Martin Wilson

    July 19, 2007
    SLEEVCO INC., Dawsonville, GA, USA — Martin Wilson has been promoted to the position of president. He will continue to oversee the sales and marketing staff with offices throughout the United States and Latin America. David Johnson, company own…

  • SARTOMER COMPANY, Exton, PA, USA The company named Laurent Suspene

    July 19, 2007
    SARTOMER COMPANY, Exton, PA, USA — The company named Laurent Suspene vice president of Sartomer Asia. Since 2003, Suspene has been general manager, photocure and functional additives, for the Sartomer Europe Division of Cray Valley, based in Pa…