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  • XSYS Print Solutions unveils 2007 print

    November 19, 2007
    XSYS Print Solutions presented its third annual print awards at Labelexpo Europe in September, giving recognition to customers judged as producing outstanding labels using the company’s inks. According to Global Brand Manager Niklas Olsson, the…

  • Mark Andy names World Class label awards

    November 19, 2007
    Mark Andy announced the winners of the first annual World Class Print Awards competition. A total of 162 entries were received from around the world and judged by independent judges from the converting industry. The judges selected Gold, Silver and B…

  • BST Pro Mark donates inspection system to DFI

    November 19, 2007
    BST Pro Mark donates inspection system to DFI BST Pro Mark, of Elmhurst, IL, USA, has donated a new Powerscope 3000 video web inspection system to the DiTrolio Flexographic Institute (DFI), Broadview, IL, which has been installed on its 13” si…

  • Harpers receive degrees from Appalachian State

    November 19, 2007
    Harpers receive degrees from Appalachian State Ronald and Katherine Harper, co-founders of Harper Corporation in Charlotte, NC, USA, have each received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Appalachian State University (ASU), in Boone, NC…

  • Yazoo Mills continues plant expansions

    November 19, 2007
    Yazoo Mills continues plant expansions Yazoo Mills Inc., a manufacturer of paper cores and tubes, has completed another phase of growth to its plant in New Oxford, PA, USA. A modern concrete facade was added to the front of the building along with a…

  • PSTC Tape University held at Chemsultants

    November 19, 2007
    PSTC Tape University held at Chemsultants The Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) took its experienced faculty and curriculum to the new Chemsultants International laboratory and production facility for its September 17-19 Tape University Fundame…

  • Precision AirConvey offers roll splitter test

    November 19, 2007
    Precision AirConvey offers roll splitter test Converting equipment manufacturer Precision AirConvey, Newark, DE, USA, has introduced a free video test service on its roll splitter, inviting converters, packagers, waste material brokers, plastics pro…

  • Stanford Products sold

    November 19, 2007
    Stanford Products sold to Barry-Wehmiller Stanford Products, of Salem, IL, USA, a manufacturer of shrink sleeve label converting equipment, has been acquired by Barry-Wehmiller Companies of St. Louis, MO, USA. The acquisition is Barry-Wehmiller&rsq…

  • PGM formed to market used Gallus equipment

    November 19, 2007
    PGM formed to market used Gallus equipment The launch of PGM Graphics Solutions was announced recently in Brussels, Belgium, the site of Labelexpo Europe 2007. PGM, based in Barley, England, stands for Pre-owned (Gallus) Machines Ltd. According to t…

  • CRI among inkmakers

    November 19, 2007
    CRI among inkmakers with price increases Color Resolutions International (CRI), of Fairfield, OH, USA, has announced that prices on all packaging inks were raised between 7 and 14 percent November 1, depending on the color and resin technology. CRI…

  • EFI Jetrion, Spartanics form partnership

    November 19, 2007
    EFI Jetrion, Spartanics form partnership Spartanics and EFI Jetrion have announced a partnership to offer short run printing and diecutting for narrow web printers that combine EFI Jetrion’s 4000 Series UV Inkjet Systems with Spartanics&rsquo…

  • Pat Technology retains Daco Solutions Ltd.

    November 19, 2007
    Pat Technology retains Daco Solutions Ltd. Pat Technology Systems Inc., of Montreal, Canada, a manufacturer of modular narrow web converting and diecutting equipment, has announced its appointment of Daco Solutions Ltd., of Beverley, England, as its…

  • Boise adds FSC status

    November 19, 2007
    Boise adds FSC status to two US plants Boise Cascade LLC, of Boise, ID, USA, announced today that Boise in International Falls, MN, and Jackson, AL, have earned Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody Certification from the Rainforest All…

  • MacDermid files patent lawsuit against DuPont

    November 19, 2007
    MacDermid files patent lawsuit against DuPont MacDermid Printing Solutions announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against DuPont on a US patent relating to its digital photopolymer plate technology. In the lawsuit, MacDermid cla…

  • Hammer Packaging wins business ethics award

    November 19, 2007
    Hammer Packaging wins business ethics award Hammer Packaging, of Rochester, NY, USA, has been named a recipient of the 2007 Rochester Business Ethics Award. Hammer won in the large company category for firms with 250 employees or more. Established…

  • Gerhardt announces alliance with DMS

    November 19, 2007
    Gerhardt announces alliance with DMS Gerhardt International, a manufacturer of rotary dies, has teamed up with DMS to provide a range of tooling products, technical support, and customer service. Gerhardt now adds the DMS product line to its existin…

  • Cypress Multigraphics opens third label facility

    November 19, 2007
    Cypress Multigraphics opens third label facility Cypress Multigraphics LLC, a manufacturer of labels for the durable goods market that specializes in UL recognized film materials, has recently opened its third label manufacturing facility. Cypress…

  • Loparex expands joint venture operations in India

    November 13, 2007
    Loparex Group has announced new investment in the expansion of its joint venture operation in India.

  • AB Graphic and Convertec launch digital Braille printer

    November 13, 2007
    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.

  • AVT’s 3Q revenue up 13 percent

    November 13, 2007
    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 2007 with revenue of USD $8.2 million, up 13 perc

  • Spear opens label plant in South Africa

    November 12, 2007
    Spear, headquartered in Mason, OH, USA, has established itself in South Africa with the opening of a new facility in Johannesburg.

  • CCL reports 13 percent rise in Q3 sales

    November 9, 2007
    CCL Industries Inc., of Toronto, ON, Canada, a world leader in label converting and specialty packaging for the consumer products and healthcare industries, reports third quarter sales of $331.9 million, 13 percent higher than the $293.5 million generated

  • WS Packaging buys SenecaSalem

    November 8, 2007
    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 in Salem, OH, USA, and in Franklin, PA, U

  • Collotype Labels acquired by Multi-Color

    November 6, 2007
    Multi-Color Corporation announced Monday the signing of a letter of intent Collotype International Holdings Pty. Ltd., headquartered in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

  • Pazazz Phase 2 earns FSC certification

    November 6, 2007
    Pazazz, a printing company based in Montreal, QC, Canada, has announced that its integrated label company, Phase 2, has earned FSC certification.

  • Label World wins Best Workplace award again

    November 6, 2007
    Label World, in Rochester, NY, USA, continues to let the industry know just how great a place it is to work. Nearly every year since 2000, the company has won the Best Workplace in the Americas Award from the Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Te

  • New lab tests matrix removal

    November 5, 2007
    Precision AirConvey has opened a testing lab that allows customers to personally test matrix removal systems using their materials.

  • Blogs for a Digital World

    November 2, 2007
    We live and work in a digital world; a world that is far different from the one most of us grew up in. Digital technology pervades so many areas of both our work and personal life, sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming. What we need is a helpful gui…

  • Reducing setup time

    November 2, 2007
    Last issue we talked about Value Stream Mapping and how value stream maps (also known as "material and information flow diagrams") can help you "see" extraordinary amounts of waste inherent in your system. These are caused by: Overproduction: Prod…

  • Cool (and hot) labels

    November 2, 2007
    American Thermal Instruments (ATI), of Dayton, OH, USA, has been in the business of manufacturing a wide range of temperature monitoring products since 1981. Included in its product offerings are reversible (liquid crystal) and irreversible temperatu…

  • Better chemistry

    November 2, 2007
    Do you recall the reference in my last column to the battle with British Petroleum's (BP) wish to send increased quantities of effluent from its refinery in Indiana into Lake Michigan? Well, we won the battle. BP is retreating, at least temporarily,…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    November 2, 2007
    Two plants are sold as Macfarlane gets back to basics

  • Variable Information Printers

    Variable Information Printers

    November 2, 2007
    These pieces of equipment allow converters to offer more options to customers: printing of bar codes, coupons, tickets, and security features.

  • Brand Security Forum

    Brand Security Forum

    Michelle Sartor || November 2, 2007
    AWA Alexander Watson Associates and the Brand Protection Alliance hosted the annual Product Authentication and Brand Security Conference

  • Security Labeling

    Security Labeling

    November 2, 2007
    As protecting intellectual property becomes increasingly important, labels containing security features will be in higher demand.

  • The Top 10 Challenges of Digital Printing

    The Top 10 Challenges of Digital Printing

    Peter Renton || November 2, 2007
    Suggestions from a practitioner

  • Digital Print Update

    Digital Print Update

    November 2, 2007
    Now a strong force in the label converting industry, digital printing is accomplished using several competing processes.

  • Narrow Web Profile: Macaran Printed Products

    Narrow Web Profile: Macaran Printed Products

    Jack Kenny || November 2, 2007
    Higher than average growth, a focus on continuous improvement and the environment, and technically oriented customer service are the hallmarks of this well established New York converter.

  • PRP Flexo creates flat-top dot on digital plate

    November 1, 2007
    Following in the footsteps of its patented analog plate with a flat topped dot (ExSpect), PRP Flexo has announced that it has achieved the same profile within a digital environment, thereby enabling the same print advantages of their analog plate but with

  • The Rossini Group acquires Mastergraphics

    October 31, 2007
    After two years of partnership, The Rossini Group has completed the acquisition of Mastergraphics LLC, located in Stow, OH, USA.

  • York Label acquires Cameo and Package Service

    October 30, 2007
    York Label, of Omaha, NE, USA, has announced the acquisition of two label converting companies: Cameo Crafts and Package Service Company.

  • Label Impressions becomes FSC certified

    October 30, 2007
    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

  • Label Traxx Partners with UPM Raflatac to streamline electronic ordering

    October 30, 2007
    Tailored Solutions’ Label Traxx, the print business management software for flexographic narrow web label printers and converters, now connects its European users with UPM Raflatac.

  • New studies examine South American and sleeve markets

    October 30, 2007
    AWA Alexander Watson Associates has published two reports.

  • Tools & Production expands in Eastern Europe

    October 30, 2007
    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 represent its products in the Eastern Europe area stretching from Latvi

  • Multi-Color announces expansion plan

    October 26, 2007
    Multi-Color Corporation (Nasdaq: LABL) has announced plans to expand its manufacturing operations with the purchase of a 247,000 square foot building in Batavia, OH, USA.

  • Mark Andy and KECO Coatings combine forces

    October 25, 2007
    Mark Andy and KECO Coatings have combined forces to offer their collective customers a new aftermarket process improvement program designed to reduce cycle times.

  • HP improves ElectroInk manufacturing process

    October 24, 2007
    HP announced that it has improved its manufacturing process for HP ElectroInks, the liquid inks used in HP Indigo presses — a change that it says has yielded significant benefits in productivity and energy efficiency.

  • Clemson University hosts VDP workshop

    October 24, 2007
    Clemson University's Department of Graphic Communications is hosting a two-day workshop titled Variable Data Printing: Database, Design & Delivery, December 6-7, 2007.

  • Expanded edition of the Metallized Papers and Films World Sourcebook

    October 24, 2007
    AWA Alexander Watson Associates has published the Vacuum Coated Papers and Films World Sourcebook 2007.