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  • UPM Raflatac launches resealable portfolio

    March 9, 2015
    The film constructions are market tested and proven to open smoothly and quietly, even after multiple uses.


    March 9, 2015
    API Foils has developed a versatile, general-purpose matte pigment hot stamping foil. According to API, it offers fine detail and broad area coverage across a wider range of applications than any other pigment foil the company ha the optimal qualitie…


    March 9, 2015
    MacDermid has introduced a new digital flexo printing plate designed specifically for optimized white ink laydown in flexible packaging. Digital MWW, MacDermid’s new “Whiter White Plate” reduces mottle, increases opacity and produce…


    March 9, 2015
    FLEXcon has announced the extension of its DPM product line with the launch of DPM UVCM. The overlaminating film is a five-year exterior durable polyester film. It was designed with the tactile feel of a polycarbonate film and provides the UV-resista…



    March 9, 2015
    Herma has developed HERMALaser sheet 50 label paper, a lightweight and supple material that is designed for the permanent, safe labeling of surfaces with small radii. Its construction makes it suitable for use with pharmaceutical applications, suc…


    March 9, 2015
    MACtac has unveiled its newest adhesive technology that will be featured on its squeezable films and polypropylene products. MACtac MP880 adhesive is a clear, permanent acrylic with tack and adhesion properties designed for film label applications fo…


    March 9, 2015
    Acucote has released its latest Instant Redeemable Coupon (IRC) product line: Diamond-Cote Single-ply (SP). The single-ply, single-message design converts like standard pressure sensitive applications and no lamination is required. Diamond-Cote SP mi…

  • ghs compliance

    March 9, 2015
    With the change in the GHS label requirements set to take place across the United States on June 1, 2015, TPGTEX has announced the release of its DrumWizard Lite label printing software. These programs will allow businesses to print GHS compliant lab…


    March 9, 2015
    Jemmco has announced the addition of the JemmStat CRS100 high release, conductive, silicone rubber roll covering to its full line of JemmStat static elimination products. The JemmStat CRS100 sleeve’s soft rubber surface offers good release pro…



    March 9, 2015
    Lecta has launched SA234, a permanent adhesive designed for labeling reusable hard goods packaging and general retail applications.  It is a permanent hot or cold water soluble adhesive and can be removed either through submersion or water je…


    March 9, 2015
    Flint Group Narrow Web has announced an upgraded version of CombiWhite - the over-printable opaque white rotary screen ink widely used in beverage, health and beauty, and no-label look applications. CombiWhite C3 is designed specifically for combina…


    March 9, 2015
    UPM Raflatac has launched a renewed fluorescents product range for food package labeling, office applications and promotional labeling in the Americas.  This enhanced portfolio now features 50 potential product combinations and gives customers…



    March 9, 2015
    Lake Image has launched MaxScan, a new contact scanning technology for high-resolution print inspection. The new Discovery MaxScan provides a 600 dpi resolution for print inspection applications at web or sheet widths of 309mm(12"), 619mm(24&…


    March 9, 2015
    FLEXcon has announced the launch of optiFLEX Reseal Barrier Clear, a new PVDC-coated film that serves as a barrier against moisture to maintain food freshness and the moistness of wet wipe products. The product was developed for resealable packaging…

  • Respond to negative reviews, reward positive ones

    Mark Lusky || March 9, 2015
    Both negative and positive customer feedback can build profitability. Don’t ignore either. Acknowledge and in some way reward positive comments; respond and attempt to remediate negative ones. This includes everything from online reviews and fo…

  • China’s Label Market

    China’s Label Market

    Greg Hrinya, Associate Editor || March 9, 2015
    A market slowdown has not deterred investment in the region.

  • Lab* 101: An Introduction to Lab* Color Space

    Lab* 101: An Introduction to Lab* Color Space

    Shawn Oetjen || March 9, 2015
    In today’s packaging market, brand identity is crucial. Color plays a vital part in brand identity and customers are requiring more accurate color reproduction every day. Lab* color space plays an essential role in the entire color process from…

  • Ink Innovation

    Ink Innovation

    Steve Katz, Editor || March 9, 2015
    A multitude of products and services are enhancing narrow web printing.

  • Smart technology redefines the label industry

    Smart technology redefines the label industry

    Greg Hrinya, Associate Editor || March 9, 2015
    The ‘internet of things’ has brands and consumers closer than ever before.

  • Narrow Web Profile:  Argent Tape & Label

    Narrow Web Profile: Argent Tape & Label

    Steve Katz, Editor || March 9, 2015
    Open-book management has turned around this fast-growing Michigan converter.

  • White is right: Using psychology to differentiate a package

    White is right: Using psychology to differentiate a package

    Scott Jost || March 9, 2015
    Color can be a differentiator on the retail shelf, but the absence of color can sometimes be a better choice. A white bottle can serve as a neutral backdrop for color-coded labels and closures, eliminating visual competition from the container itself…

  • Selling 101: How to sell your business and why planning starts now

    Rock LaManna || March 9, 2015
    There’s no easy way to sell a business. It takes a tremendous amount of communication, self-reflection, and above all else, planning. No one knows that better than Terri Krivosha. If selling a business is an art, Terri Krivosha is one heck o…

  • Color and branding

    Jack Kenny || March 9, 2015
    Can you trademark a packaging color? Maybe, maybe not.

  • The preposterous pipeline

    Calvin Frost || March 9, 2015
    Lester Brown will close the Earth Policy Institute (EPI) at the end of June. He will retire and EPI will cease to function as a global environmental think tank. I was sad to hear this but understand his rationale. Lester is 80 and good for him to rec…

  • Currency swings and roundabouts

    John Penhallow || March 9, 2015
    Violent exchange rate fluctuations have been rare in recent years. This year looks like the exception. In late January, and to general surprise, the Swiss Central Bank stopped intervening to hold down the value of the Swiss franc. Within minutes, the…

  • Evonik comes to LIFE

    Evonik comes to LIFE

    March 9, 2015
    TLMI (Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute) has announced that Hopewell, VA-based Evonik Corporation has recently become LIFE certified and that the company is the 62nd facility to achieve TLMI LIFE Certification. The LIFE program was develope…

  • FLAG holds fourth Annual Members Meeting

    March 9, 2015
    FLAG, the Flexo Label Advantage Group LLC, a buying group for label converters, recently held its fourth Annual Members Meeting in Connecticut. The event provides education and networking, as well as a forum to honor vendors and partners. Highlights…

  • PCF announces 2015 high school flexo competition

    March 9, 2015
    The Phoenix Challenge Foundation (PCF) announces the 2015 High School Competition dates. The event will be held March 18-20 at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC, USA. For the 18th year, graphic arts students and teachers from throu…

  • FTA adds sustainability resources to website

    March 9, 2015
    The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) has added a comprehensive suite of sustainability resources to its website in order to help its members and their facilities achieve their current and future sustainability goals. Located under the Trainin…

  • Thermoform Task Force publishes PET recycling white paper

    March 9, 2015
    TLMI has announced that the association’s Thermoform Task Force has published a White Paper outlining the current state of PET recycling in Canada. The goal of the task force in publishing the paper is to keep TLMI converter and supplier member…

  • Dan Muenzer named TLMI chairman

    March 9, 2015
    Constantia Flexibles, a manufacturer of flexible packaging and labels, has announced that Dan Muenzer, Labels Division VP for communications and marketing, has been appointed chairman of the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) with immedia…

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    March 9, 2015
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Advanced Vision Technology – Atlanta, GA, USA – Kevin O’Shields (1) has been hired as AVT’s newest sales manager. He will be responsible for the South…

  • EFI Connect sets attendance record

    EFI Connect sets attendance record

    March 9, 2015
    EFI Connect, EFI’s annual users group conference, recently concluded its largest edition to date with a record 1500 attendees descending on the Wynn Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV, USA. Also on hand were more than 70 printing industry analy…

  • Xeikon opens Technology Center in Malaysia

    March 9, 2015
    Xeikon has announced its first Technology Center in Asia Pacific. Based in Malaysia, the center is testament to the strategic focus and continuous growth Xeikon is experiencing in this region. The inauguration was attended by Xeikon customers and was…

  • Australia’s Alpha Label adds HP Indigo WS6600

    March 9, 2015
    HP has announced that Alpha Label, based in Sydney, Australia, has installed its first digital press, an HP Indigo WS6600. In addition to serving the PS label market, the versatility of the press, purchased through HP partner Currie Group, will also…

  • SATO acquires majority stake in top Russian label printer

    March 9, 2015
    Sato, a global leader in barc ode printing, labeling and RFID, announced recently that it has taken a majority stake in Russian label printer Okil-Holding, JSC, acquiring approximately 75% of all shares issued. This transaction was completed on Decem…

  • APR and Esko partner for ECG seminar

    March 9, 2015
    All Printing Resources (APR) and Esko are teaming up again, jointly presenting a comprehensive industry seminar focused on the continued developments in Expanded Color Gamut (ECG) and flexographic printing. With the addition of the new “Gidue…

  • moves into new facility

    March 9, 2015
    With the need for more space to better service current and future customers, has made the move to a new facility. The company has seen an average of 35% growth each year since 2006. The facility went from a 7,000 squa…

  • PRIMIR: NA label market poised for growth

    March 9, 2015
    PRIMIR, the Print Industries Market Information and Research organization, the research unit of NPES, has announced the completion of a new research study, Tag & Label Printing Trends. The PRIMIR study indicates that the North American tag &…

  • Spinnaker Coating and ITW Thermal Films receive marine certification

    Spinnaker Coating and ITW Thermal Films receive marine certification

    March 9, 2015
    Spinnaker Coating and ITW Thermal Films have received British Maritime Standard 5609 (BS 5609) Part 3 certification (Laboratory Performance of Printed Labels) for Spinnaker’s 3.3 mil Durable Polypropylene with SFA adhesive using ITW Thermal…

  • MacDermid celebrates new production line

    March 9, 2015
    MacDermid Printing Solutions officially opened its new photopolymer plate production line in Morristown, TN, USA. Timothy Gotsick, company vice president and general manager, was joined by MacDermid Inc.’s group president, Scot Benson, and pare…

  • The Label Factory gets Canada’s first IPT digital converting system

    March 9, 2015
    RDP digital and Northern Graphic Solutions have announced the first sale of an IPT digital print conversion system to the Canadian label printing market. The JFlex870 is engineered and manufactured by RDP digital – a division of RDP Marathon in…

  • Anderson & Vreeland launches flexo webinar series

    March 9, 2015
    Anderson & Vreeland, a supplier of prepress products for the flexographic printing industry, will present a four-part webinar serires titled “Converging Technologies Affecting Flexo. This educational webinar initiative focusing on improved…

  • Scott Morris named president & CEO of Weber Packaging Solutions

    March 9, 2015
    Scott Morris has been named president and CEO of Weber Packaging Solutions, a worldwide manufacturer and supplier of pressure sensitive labels and labeling systems. “The quality of his work, dedication and his ability to achieve the highest go…

  • Sun Chemical releases 2014 Sustainability Report

    March 9, 2015
    Sun Chemical has released its 2014 Corporate Sustainability Report, which details its continued data-driven metrics reporting and highlights specific examples of new eco-efficient products and services. Sun Chemical’s latest sustainability rep…

  • Sappi North America launches new label and packaging paper

    March 9, 2015
    Sappi North America, a producer and supplier of paper and packaging products, has launched LusterCote, a C1S paper for labels and other related end use applications. LusterCote is an updated version of the company’s LusterPrint, which is FDA c…

  • Weber now GMI-certified for film label printing

    March 9, 2015
    Weber Packaging Solutions, Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of labels and labeling machinery, has been awarded certification to print film labels for product companies that require a Graphic Measures International (GMI) designation. “Receivin…

  • drupa changing to three-year cycle

    March 9, 2015
    drupa, the world’s leading comprehensive trade show, will switch to a three-year cycle after the 2016 event (May 31 - June 10). This decision was made by the drupa committee at its recent m eeting in Düsseldorf, Germany. “The entire…

  • Electro Optic expands global network

    Electro Optic expands global network

    March 9, 2015
    Electro Optic Group, a global supplier of flexible dies, has announced a cooperation agreement was concluded between Electro Optic Asia, based in Mumbai, India, and Rotary Technology, situated in Guangzhou, China. Rotary Technology is a manufactu…

  • ETI Converting partners with RDP Marathon

    March 9, 2015
    Two Montreal, Canada-based engineering companies, ETI Converting and RDP Marathon, have announced a partnership designed to build an important bridge between label printing and manufacturing. Under the new agreement, RDP digital – a division of…