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  • Sonoco gift to launch new Clemson institute

    July 18, 2006
    A $2.5 million gift will create a new institute at Clemson University. Sonoco Products Company and Clemson officials announced this week that the donation launches the Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics at Clemson University, in Clemso…

  • Cenveo buys Rx Label Technology

    July 18, 2006
    Cenveo Inc., the $1.8 billion envelope and commercial printer headquartered in Stamford, CT, USA, has entered the pharmaceutical label market with the acquisition of Rx Label Technology Corporation, of Joplin, MO, USA. Rx Label Technology, a pressure…

  • Chemsultants opens new HQ in 20th year

    July 18, 2006
    This year Chemsultants International marks its 20th anniversary, and it will do so in a big way: opening a new 10-acre campus in Mentor, OH, USA with state-of-the-art testing, product development, research and training facilities to serve its growing…

  • Prairie State buys R/evolution press from PCMC

    July 18, 2006
    Prairie State Group, of Franklin Park, IL, USA, has acquired the first R/evolution press from Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), the next generation of its Evolution press. The R/evolution is a 10-color, 26" wide machine, provides an overh…

  • Swedish converter making major equipment upgrade

    July 18, 2006
    Laritryck, a Swedish label and flexible packaging converter, is making a significant equipment upgrade with the purchase of Stork Prints’ Helios plate engraving system and a new Mark Andy XP 5000 press. The company, located in Ödå…

  • Lightning Labels has fifth record quarter

    July 18, 2006
    Lightning Labels, of Denver, CO, the USA’s first all digital label printer, has announced that it had achieved another quarter of record sales. The second quarter of 2006 was the fifth consecutive quarter of record sales and the first time the…

  • Fix-a-Form partners with UK label equipment supplier

    July 18, 2006
    Fix-a-Form partners with UK label equipment supplier Fix-a-Form International has formed a partnership with Daco Solutions, a manufacturer of inspection rewinders, rotary diecutting modules, turret rewinders and slitter/rewinders based in Beverley,…

  • Funding fuels expansion

    July 18, 2006
    Funding fuels expansion for a global RFID player Here’s another link to Cambridge, this time the one in Massachusetts, and also involving RFID technology. Again, it shows the attraction to high-tech companies in being connected to towns or c…

  • Nipson celebrates

    July 18, 2006
    Nipson celebrates 15 years of VaryPress Long before digital color printing made its mark, several competing non-impact monochrome and spot color technologies were establishing the print-on-demand concept. Loosely termed “laser printing&rdquo…

  • Strategy aims to reduce electronic waste

    July 18, 2006
    Strategy aims to reduce electronic waste Electronic waste is now a huge and growing problem in our throwaway society. For example, most of the 183 million computers sold globally each year are junked within three years or so. But we also throw away…

  • EIS deal strengthens Domino’s technology

    July 18, 2006
    EIS deal strengthens Domino’s technology As the integration of track and trace RFID technology slowly makes headway within the supply chain, we can expect more mergers and acquisitions. The latest involves Enterprise Information Systems Inc. (…

  • Trade body is upbeat

    July 18, 2006
    European consumption of self-adhesive labels increased 3.2 percent last year to reach 4.9 billion square meters (52.8 billion square feet) in 2005. This represents 72 percent growth over the last 10 years, FINAT members were told at their annual Cong…

  • SATO CORPORATION, Charlotte, NC, USA — J. Michael Fowler

    July 18, 2006
    SATO CORPORATION, Charlotte, NC, USA — J. Michael Fowler has been appointed as a director of SATO International Pte Ltd. and president of SATO Holding Americas Inc. He has over 14 years of experience with SATO America Inc. and has worked closel…

  • PUNCH GRAPHIX, Itasca, IL, USA — Patrick Canavan

    July 18, 2006
    PUNCH GRAPHIX, Itasca, IL, USA — Patrick Canavan has been named president and CEO of the company’s North American operations. He succeeds Kristof Vereenooghe, who decided to move back to Europe. Canavan previously worked at LG.Philips as…

  • PRINTSTAFF LLC, Boston, MA, USA — The company has appointed John Lombardo

    July 18, 2006
    PRINTSTAFF LLC, Boston, MA, USA — The company has appointed John Lombardo as area manager at its New Jersey office. In this new role, he will oversee operations and concentrate on new business development at PrintStaff’s offices in Wayne,…

  • NILPETER USA, Cincinnati, OH, USA — Patricia Anderson

    July 18, 2006
    NILPETER USA, Cincinnati, OH, USA — Patricia Anderson has been appointed Mid West region manager for the company. She will be handling accounts in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Virginia, and West Virginia.…

  • MAXCESS INTERNATIONAL, Oklahoma City, OK, USA — The company has announced Steve Chapman

    July 18, 2006
    MAXCESS INTERNATIONAL, Oklahoma City, OK, USA — The company has announced Steve Chapman as the local representative for North Carolina and South Carolina. He has more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing and technical product managem…

  • LAMART CORPORATION, Clifton, NJ, USA The company has appointed Gene Jung

    July 18, 2006
    LAMART CORPORATION, Clifton, NJ, USA — The company has appointed Gene Jung as senior R&D engineer.β€ˆIn the past, he has performed special coating, extrusion and web handling applications while working for several companies, including 3M, M…

  • KODAK GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, Rochester, NY, USA — Venkat Purushotham,

    July 18, 2006
    KODAK GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, Rochester, NY, USA — Venkat Purushotham, general manager and vice president of digital printing of Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group (GCG) was included in the Asian American Business Development Cent…

  • KOCHER + BECK UK LTD., Leicestershire, UK — The company announces the departure of Roger Stebbings,

    July 18, 2006
    KOCHER + BECK UK LTD., Leicestershire, UK — The company announces the departure of Roger Stebbings, its sales director. He resigned from the company June 1 to take on a worldwide role offered to him recently…

  • HARPER CORPORATION OF AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA — Mark Jacques

    July 18, 2006
    HARPER CORPORATION OF AMERICA, Charlotte, NC, USA — Mark Jacques has been promoted to first shift production supervisor at the company’s Green Bay manufacturing facility located in De Pere, WI, USA. Pat Brzyski has been promoted to the co…

  • GEW ASIA, Mumbai, India — The company has opened the first phase of its sales, service and manufacturing operation in Mumbai.

    July 18, 2006
    GEW ASIA, Mumbai, India — The company has opened the first phase of its sales, service and manufacturing operation in Mumbai. The facility will service the Indian sub-continent and the Southeast Asia markets. The operation is headed by CEO Dnya…

  • THE FREEMAN COMPANY, Erlanger, KY, USA — Rick Stachel

    July 18, 2006
    THE FREEMAN COMPANY, Erlanger, KY, USA — Rick Stachel has joined the company as vice president of operations. He will be based at Freeman’s corporate headquarters and will have operations responsibility for Erlanger, KY, USA, as wel…

  • EDALE AMERICA, Raleigh, NC, USA — Karl Schmucker

    July 18, 2006
    EDALE AMERICA, Raleigh, NC, USA — Karl Schmucker will be heading the company. He has a history in the flexography industry, working in sales for Nilpeter and IST and over 18 years experience in all phases of graphic arts.…

  • CANFLEXOGRAPHICS LTD., Burlington, ON, Canada The company has added Pascal Ross

    July 18, 2006
    CANFLEXOGRAPHICS LTD., Burlington, ON, Canada — The company has added Pascal Ross to its sales team. He will be responsible for client management and service of the wide web and narrow web flexographic markets in the province of Quebec.…

  • BROOKFIELD ENGINEERING LABORATORIES, Middleboro, MA, USA The company has added Andrew Crawford

    July 18, 2006
    BROOKFIELD ENGINEERING LABORATORIES, Middleboro, MA, USA — The company has added Andrew Crawford as an on-site service engineer. The addition is part of the company’s recent expansion of its service team, which it says is a response to cu…

  • BARRY-WEHMILLER COMPANIES INC., St. Louis, MO, USA — Jeffrey S. Hansen

    July 18, 2006
    BARRY-WEHMILLER COMPANIES INC., St. Louis, MO, USA — Jeffrey S. Hansen has been appointed director of international finance. He has 20 years of international banking and manufacturing business experience. Barry-Wehmiller is the parent of&…

  • AQUAFLEX, Duncansville, PA, USA The company has hired Walter Mesik

    July 18, 2006
    AQUAFLEX, Duncansville, PA, USA — The company has hired Walter Mesik as print manager for its headquarters. His duties will encompass a variety of sales, marketing, training, and merchandising support functions. Aquaflex has also hired industry…

  • APEX, Hapert, The Netherlands The company has appointed Mogens Lindstrom

    July 18, 2006
    APEX, Hapert, The Netherlands — The company has appointed Mogens Lindström as sales area manager for Denmark, Sweden and Norway. He has worked in the flexographic industry since 1969. He writes articles for several European graphic magazin…

  • Dirk Desanzo

    July 18, 2006
    Dirk Desanzo Dirk J. Desanzo, who founded Technicote in 1980, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 25, at the age of 63. He was born in Beaver Falls, PA, USA and lived in Stow, OH, USA before moving to Naples, OH in 1987, where he resided until his d…

  • UV calculator

    July 18, 2006
    UV calculator Nordson Amherst OH USA Nordson Corporation has created an electronic calculator that allows users to compare their current finishing process to a process with UV curable coatings and UV technology. The company says that with a…

  • Digital print engine

    July 18, 2006
    Digital print engine Aellora Digital Keene NH USA Aellora Digital, a MARKEM company, introduces its new SureFire 65 Digital Print Engine for piezo drop-on-demand (DOD) inkjet printing. The SureFire 65 is a fully integrated industrial inkjet print…

  • Online e-commerce

    July 18, 2006
    Online e-commerce Imprint Business Systems Essex UK Imprint Business Systems has an online system that allows customers or internal staff to interrogate job, estimate, stock, and customer contact information live online. Secure password access all…

  • Testing system

    July 18, 2006
    Testing system Confidex Nokia Finland Confidex launches the MR01, a testing system for UHF RFID inlays and labels. The company says the MR01 is the first industrial testing and coding system on the market to offer quality control for the man…

  • Adhesive tape

    July 18, 2006
    Adhesive tape Adchem Riverhead NY USA Adchem Corporation introduces its new 353M double-coated acrylic adhesive tape system. 353M is formaldehyde-free and combines the quick-stick properties of rubber-based systems with the temperature performance…

  • Engraving process

    July 18, 2006
    Engraving process Sandon Global Engraving Technology Chesire UK Sandon Global Engraving Technology has launched two new engraving processes for anilox rollers that give enhanced ink transfer and performance when printing combinations of solids, ti…

  • Doctor blades

    July 18, 2006
    Doctor blades Flexo Concepts Plymouth MA USA Flexo Concepts introduces its newest doctor blade, TruPoint UltraFlex. The blade is engineered from a thin weave fiberglass composite material, which the company says provides the same level of st…

  • Printer/coater

    July 18, 2006
    Printer/coater Retroflex Wrightstown WI USA Retroflex introduces its T-Series press, a budget priced printer/coater that can be added to an existing line or can be purchased as a stand-alone. It can be designed as either a flexographic or gravure…

  • Laboratory unit

    July 18, 2006
    Laboratory unit GEW (EC) Surrey UK GEW has developed a new mini laboratory unit for curing UV inks, coatings or adhesives that provides the ability to work away from the production line to produce or test small lots or sample preparations on a var…

  • Plate mounting tape

    July 18, 2006
    Plate mounting tape 3M St. Paul MN USA 3M introduces its EH-Series Adhesive offering higher plate side adhesion for flexographic printing, holding the edge on cylinder diameters as small as two inches. The EH-Series is the newest adhesive choice f…

  • Fast drying paper

    July 18, 2006
    Fast drying paper Yupo Corporation America Chesapeake VA USA Yupo Corporation America launches its newest grade, YUPO Accel, which allows up to an 80 percent reduction of drying time compared to previous offerings. The company says that the produc…

  • New formula

    July 18, 2006
    New formula HarperScientific Charlotte NC USA HarperScientific has a new formula for one of its flagship products, CeramClean II, an anilox roll cleaner. CeramClean II removes water, dried UV-based and solvent-based inks from the cells of anilox r…

  • Squeegee

    July 18, 2006
    Squeegee Fujifilm Sericol USA Kansas City KS USA Fujifilm Sericol USA has introduced SeriBlade SB, a squeegee that promises to significantly extend blade life, prevent dot gain, reduce scrap, and generate savings on ink and other consumables. The…

  • Cylinders

    July 18, 2006
    Cylinders Print Products Fernandina Beach FL USA Print Products offers Performance Enhancing Cylinders (PEC), new technology developed exclusively for narrow web presses. PECs provide a mounting platform for plates that allows for impression and a…

  • Print quality verifier

    July 18, 2006
    Print quality verifier Lake Image Systems Henrietta NY USA Lake Image Systems’ Print Quality Inspector monitors the continuity of continuously printed documents on inkjet, LED and laser based printing equipment. If Print Quality Inspector de…

  • Shutter system

    July 18, 2006
    Shutter system Nordson Amherst OH USA Nordson offers the LightTite Shutter System, which the company says instantly opens and closes to block UV light for accurate control during curing operations. It is designed to be added to the Nordson CoolWav…

  • Hot air station

    July 18, 2006
    Hot air station Malcom Hot Air Systems Portsmouth RI USA Malcom Hot Air Systems introduces a portable, conveyorized hot air station that can be custom configured to dry and cure products using various blowers, nozzles and accessories. The pr…

  • Hot air station

    July 18, 2006
    Hot air station Malcom Hot Air Systems Portsmouth RI USA Malcom Hot Air Systems introduces a portable, conveyorized hot air station that can be custom configured to dry and cure products using various blowers, nozzles and accessories. The pr…

  • Rotary screen

    July 18, 2006
    Rotary screen Lebanon Valley Engraving Lebanon PA USA Lebanon Valley Engraving (LVE) offers its lacquer rotary screen, which it describes as a high-quality, durable rotary screen product that provides excellent performance for the narrow web print…

  • RFID software

    July 18, 2006
    RFID software PRISYMID Charlotte NC USA PRISYMID says its PRISYM software can manage RFID devices and printed labels, combining both a bar coding system and an advanced RFID system on a single, user-friendly platform. PRISYM allows the user to ret…