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  • XSYS PRINT SOLUTIONS, Trelleborg, Sweden After eight years as president and general manager of the company, Ewald Draaijer

    May 15, 2007
    XSYS PRINT SOLUTIONS, Trelleborg, Sweden — After eight years as president and general manager of the company, Ewald Draaijer has decided to leave the company to pursue other activities. He will be succeeded as XSYS president by Russell Joyce, w…

  • XERICWEB DRYING SYSTEMS, Neenah, WI, USA  Scott Hamilton

    May 15, 2007
    XERICWEB DRYING SYSTEMS, Neenah, WI, USA — Scott Hamilton has been promoted to sales engineer. His primary focus is selling the company’s narrow web drying and curing equipment in the North American flexographic printing market. He…

  • WAUSAU COATED PRODUCTS, Wausau, WI, USA Mike Mead

    May 15, 2007
    WAUSAU COATED PRODUCTS, Wausau, WI, USA — Mike Mead has joined the company as marketing manager. He will be responsible for identification of potential business through end-use market research, evaluation and development of distribution network…

  • PACKAGE SERVICE COMPANY, Kansas City, MO, USA Russell G. Jones Jr.,

    May 15, 2007
    PACKAGE SERVICE COMPANY, Kansas City, MO, USA — Russell G. Jones Jr., chief executive officer and vice chairman, has retired. He joined the company in 1988 and held a variety of executive positions throughout his tenure.…

  • MARK ANDY, St. Louis, MO, USA Jeff Feltz

    May 15, 2007
    MARK ANDY, St. Louis, MO, USA — Jeff Feltz has been promoted to director of product management. He has been with Mark Andy for more than eight years and will be responsible for managing the Mark Andy, Comco and UVTechnology product lines. Mary…

  • IQ COLOUR INC., Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA Graphic communications industry veteran John P. Sweeney

    May 15, 2007
    IQ COLOUR INC., Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA — Graphic communications industry veteran John P. Sweeney has been appointed to the position of vice president of business development. He will direct the company’s launch of the IQ Colour system.…

  • HARPER CORPORATION OF AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA The company has promoted David Stamey

    May 15, 2007
    HARPER CORPORATION OF AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA — The company has promoted David Stamey, lead plasma operator, to the position of second-shift supervisor. He will be responsible for management and scheduling, as well as the workflow and proce…

  • CHAM PAPER GROUP, Cham, Switzerland Two people have been named as new members of the Group Executive Board. Olmar Albers

    May 15, 2007
    CHAM PAPER GROUP, Cham, Switzerland — Two people have been named as new members of the Group Executive Board. Olmar Albers is responsible for marketing and sales. Recently, he acted as consultant to restructure the group’s sales organizat…

  • ARJOBEX AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA David Manny

    May 15, 2007
    ARJOBEX AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA — David Manny has been appointed to the position of Eastern regional sales manager. He has served the graphics industry most recently in the role of sales representative for Vacumet Corporation.…

  • 3 SIGMA CORPORATION, Troy, OH, USA Dora Francis

    May 15, 2007
    3 SIGMA CORPORATION, Troy, OH, USA — Dora Francis is moving to the position of marketing coordinator for the company. She has been in the customer service organization for seven years and has functioned as customer service manager for the past…

  • Plate production

    May 15, 2007
    Plate production Degraf Lacchiarella Italy Degraf offers the Concept 305 EDLF, a multi-process unit for exposing, drying and finishing flexographic plates. Concept 305 EDLF can process plates of a size up to 36" x 48" (92cm x 120cm). The…

  • Inert gas atmosphere curing

    May 15, 2007
    Inert gas atmosphere curing GEW Surrey UK GEW has incorporated nitrogen into its N2 UV lamp head system for inert gas atmosphere curing of inks and coatings, and coupled the technology with its new e-Brick electronic power supply. GEW says u…

  • UV curing system

    May 15, 2007
    UV curing system Maxwell Milan Italy The company says the Maxwell UV curing unit, used in conjunction with the Teleset wireless remote controlled monitoring and management system, provides economical and dependable performance critical in premium…

  • Polyester film

    May 15, 2007
    Polyester film Technicote Miamisburg OH USA Technicote introduces Chainlink instant redeemable coupon polyester film base label product. Chainlink features a specialty dry release adhesive chemically bonded between two polyester films. The adhesiv…

  • Tension control

    May 15, 2007
    Tension control Merobel Wanamassa NJ USA Merobel has launched a new line of EMP brakes and a new digital tension controller, the DGT 300. The new EMP brakes and clutches range is environmentally friendly. The company says it is dustless by design…

  • Servo driven press

    May 15, 2007
    Servo driven press F.L. Smithe Duncansville PA USA F.L. Smithe introduces the new ESP (Enhanced Servo Press), the first totally servo driven printing press designed specifically for the envelope industry. The company says the ESP is an advan…

  • Thermal printers

    May 15, 2007
    Thermal printers Citizen Systems America Torrance CA USA CSA announces the newest model in its series of thermal printers, the CLP-631. The two-color printer incorporates CSA’s Hi-Lift mechanism that allows easy access for loading of media a…

  • Ink cleaner

    May 15, 2007
    Ink cleaner HarperScientific Charlotte NC USA HarperScientific now offers its Multi-Purpose Master Mix ink cleaner in boxes of convenient packets. Multi-Purpose Master Mix is a non-hazardous cleaner for water based inks. When mixed with water, the…

  • Specialty film

    May 15, 2007
    Specialty film Technicote Miamisburg OH USA Technicote introduces 2 mil Clear Laser Printable Polyester to its Specialty Films product line. Designed to function in continuous feed cold fusion laser systems, 2 mil Clear LP Polyester is compatible…

  • Release liner

    May 15, 2007
    Release liner Stora Enso Stevens Point WI USA Stora Enso Speciality Papers launches a new grade of LumiSil LO as a direct competitive replacement for glassine release liner paper. This new LumiSil LO grade, offered at a 58 gsm basis weight and a 5…

  • Software

    May 15, 2007
    Software Esko Gent Belgium Esko has launched the Esko Software Suite 7, a complete update of its design and pre-production software tools offering significant improvements in features, productivity and compatibility with third party software. Esko…

  • Rotary punching

    May 15, 2007
    Rotary punching Schober USA Cincinnati OH USA Schober USA presents rotary die technologies specifically geared to cut the thinner fibers used in today’s nonwoven products. The company says proven rotary tools provide high precision, long ser…

  • Solvent recovery

    May 15, 2007
    Solvent recovery Max Daetwyler Corporation Huntersville NC USA Max Daetwyler introduces the newly designed RotoMAX solvent recovery system. The RotoMAX is available in six sizes, with an output from 10 gal/h to 300 gal/h depending on the solvent t…

  • Direct laser engraving system

    May 15, 2007
    Direct laser engraving system Stork Prints, Anderson & Vreeland Boxmeer The Netherlands, Bryan OH USA Stork Prints has appointed Anderson & Vreeland its distributor in the USA. Stork offers a range of direct laser engraving systems,…

  • Tadbik Pak adds

    May 15, 2007
    Tadbik Pak adds new Drent-Goebel press Tadbik Pak, of Teradion, Israel…

  • UV Days 2007 planned

    May 15, 2007
    UV Days 2007 planned in Germany by IST METZ IST METZ is holding its third UV Days event June 18 to 22 at its headquarters in Nürtingen, Germany. The event will feature specialist technical presentations and the opportunity to exchange informa…

  • Conference addresses specialty papers

    May 15, 2007
    Conference addresses specialty papers A conference on specialty papers is planned for May 15-16 in Finland, sponsored by AWA Conferences. The event is designed for all involved in the specialty papers market: pulp and paper producers, chemical and e…

  • New print consultancy specializes in Lean

    May 15, 2007
    New print consultancy specializes in ‘Lean’ Southworth Consulting LLC, of Niantic, CT, USA, has recently launched and specializes in assisting printers and other graphic arts firms in the elimination of waste and inefficiency using the p…

  • Play golf and support

    May 15, 2007
    Play golf and support flexo scholarships DiTrolio Flexographic Institute (DFI) is holding its 4th Annual Scholarship Drive Golf Outing on June 13. The outing raises funds to give future flexo press operators the opportunity to be trained and start…

  • Kodak donates prepress systems to Cal Poly

    May 15, 2007
    Kodak donates prepress systems to Cal Poly California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), in San Luis Obispo, has upgraded its digital imaging lab with an equipment donation from Kodak that included a Trendsetter 800 III Quantum Platesetter and…

  • McGee and Nard form

    May 15, 2007
    McGee and Nard form industry partnership Two FTA Hall of Fame personalities, Wally Nard and Denny McGee, are now partners in Novaflex and MPS America. Both are based in Carol Stream, IL, USA. Nard has more than 42 years in the industry and Denny h…

  • Clemson plans seminars on digital flexo proofing

    May 15, 2007
    Clemson plans seminars on digital flexo proofing The Graphic Communications Department of Clemson University, located in Clemson, SC, USA, will conduct two day-and-a-half seminars in May on the subject of digital proofing for flexography. The semina…

  • Sekuworks redesigns

    May 15, 2007
    Sekuworks redesigns its brand identity Sekuworks, a supplier of brand protection products based in Cincinnati, OH, USA, has unveiled a new corporate brand identity that emphasizes the company’s continued dedication to providing full service s…

  • Esko strengthens its business during 2006

    May 15, 2007
    Esko strengthens its business during 2006 Esko, a system integrator for packaging pre-production headquartered in Gent, Belgium, reports a strong performance throughout 2006, its first complete year under Axcel ownership. Audited consolidated revenu…

  • Beau Label acquires

    May 15, 2007
    Beau Label acquires a new Nilpeter press Beau Label Corporation, of New York City, has purchased a Nilpeter FB-3300-S servo-driven press in response to the increasing demand for high quality flexographic printing, says President V. J. Melapioni. T…

  • PeterLynn Labels adds another Mark Andy

    May 15, 2007
    PeterLynn Labels adds another Mark Andy PeterLynn Labels has installed a second 10” Mark Andy 2200 UV flexo line at its production plant in Corby, England to cope with growing demand for self-adhesive work. The family owned company acquired it…

  • GEW appoints agent

    May 15, 2007
    GEW appoints agent for Thailand sales GEW (EC) Ltd., a manufacturer of UV curing systems headquartered in Redhill, England, has announced the appointment of Techno Global Graphics Co. Ltd. as its representative in Thailand. Techno Global Graphics…

  • Charter Films expands, adds blown film lines

    May 15, 2007
    Charter Films expands, adds blown film lines Charter Films Inc., of Superior, WI, USA, has completed a major plant expansion of its existing manufacturing and warehouse facilities. The company, which specializes in extruded blown film, has also adde…

  • Daetwyler system recovers solvents

    May 15, 2007
    Daetwyler system recovers solvents Max Daetwyler Corporation, of Huntersville, NC, USA, is introducing the newly designed RotoMAX solvent recovery system. The RotoMAX is available in six sizes, with an output from 10 to 300 gallons per hour, dependi…

  • Kodak and MacDermid form digital plate alliance

    May 9, 2007
    Kodak is expanding its package printing portfolio to include digital flexographic plates manufactured by MacDermid Printing Solutions. The addition of the plates enlarges Kodak’s product offering to include workflow, proofing, digital plate ima…

  • Wilson Manufacturing completes 35,000 sf expansion

    May 9, 2007
    Wilson Manufacturing, a rotary die manufacturer based in St. Louis, MO, USA, has completed a 35,000 square foot expansion that increases its total square footage to 81,000. New sales and administration offices were included with the expansion, along…

  • Label Traxx partners with three more materials suppliers

    May 9, 2007
    Three coating material suppliers — Acucote, Technicote, and Spinnaker Coatings — have partnered with Tailored Solutions to interface with Label Traxx, a print business management system for flexo converters manufactured by Tailored Soluti…

  • GIDUE expands press manufacturing to Brazil

    May 9, 2007
    GIDUE, the press manufacturer based in Turate, Italy, has introduced its first Combat press manufactured in Brazil. The 370 UV S-Combat “Fabricada no Brasil” is the result of the partnership between GIDUE and Raeder, a manufacturer locate…

  • AB Graphic opens new plant, introduces rewinder

    May 9, 2007
    AB Graphic International will host an open house in June to celebrate the official opening of its new manufacturing plant located at Bridlington, East Yorkshire, England. The event will take place June 20, and will be repeated in the same format on J…

  • GRE Engineering Products is sold

    May 9, 2007
    GRE Engineering Products AG, of Steinebrunn, Switzerland, has been sold to Roger Wey, formerly of Datacon GmbH, a supplier in the field of semi-conductors. The seller was Rolf Reichle, managing director. “I reached a point in my life where I…

  • Avery Dennison and Motorola join forces for RFID production

    May 1, 2007
    The new enterprise mobility business from Motorola Inc. and Avery Dennison Corporation have announced a strategic relationship under which Avery Dennison RFID will supply EPCglobal Gen 2 RFID tags to Motorola, increasing the speed of RFID deployments…

  • Canadian students sweep Phoenix Challenge

    May 1, 2007
    Two days of intense competition culminated in victories for the Canadian competitors at the 10th Annual International Phoenix Challenge Flexo Skills Competition, when the team of Allan Tran and Tim Govey of Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School in…

  • Checkpoint combines EAS and RFID in new label

    May 1, 2007
    Checkpoint Systems Inc., of Thorofare, NJ, USA, a manufacturer of identification, tracking, security, and merchandising systems for the retail industry and its supply chain, has introduced the Evolve family of labels. Described as dual-function EAS-E…

  • Devrim acquires its second Omet press

    May 1, 2007
    Turkish converter Devrim, located two hours from Istanbul, has acquired its second Omet press, a Varyflex. Devrim specializes in the production of tea bags and counts some of the industry’s biggest international names among its clients. The com…

  • Tadbik Pak adds new Drent-Goebel press

    May 1, 2007
    Tadbik Pak, of Teradion, Israel, is known for its shrink sleeves, in-mold labels and blow-mold labels. To meet growing demand, the company has installed a second Drent-Goebel offset-gravure combination press. The new press prints on a 680mm web wi…