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  • Dust control

    May 12, 2006
    Dust control MicroClean Technologies Renfrewshire UK MicroClean Technologies has introduced equipment to be a solution for contaminants in label printing production. The equipment features MicroClean’s elastomer rollers that trap dust and ot…

  • Infrared ink drying system

    May 12, 2006
    Infrared ink drying system Research Inc. Eden Prairie MN USA Research Inc. introduces the Speed-Dri Model 3620 infrared heater. The company says the ink drying system provides instantaneous infrared and convection technologies to dry ink printed o…

  • Adhesive system

    May 12, 2006
    Adhesive system Ritrama Manchester UK Ritrama Ltd. introduces a new emulsion based permanent adhesive system RI-CG. The company says this adhesive combines strong, permanent adhesion under moist/chill application conditions with excellent ro…

  • Laminator

    May 12, 2006
    Laminator SOMA Engineering Lanskroun Czech Republic SOMA Engineering has developed the LAMIFLEX E solvent free laminator. This new laminator is a new version of the company’s original LAMIFLEX S. The new E machine uses a two-stand concept. I…

  • Matrix removal system

    May 12, 2006
    Matrix removal system Precision AirConvey (PAC) Newark DE USA PAC offers a matrix removal system that automatically captures label matrix at the press, cuts it into manageable pieces and conveys it to a compactor or baler while removing airborne d…

  • UV/EB coatings

    May 12, 2006
    UV/EB coatings Northwest Coatings Oak Creek WI USA Northwest Coatings introduces UV/EB curable special effects coatings including pearlescent, glitter and color changing effects to enhance the appearance of printed materials for commercial and con…

  • UV curing operation

    May 12, 2006
    UV curing operation Nordson Amherst OH USA Nordson Corporation has introduced the Nordson Transport System (NTS) Conveyor, a mesh belt-type conveyor used as a bench-top unit or stand alone curing module. The system can be configured in singl…

  • PS adhesive

    May 12, 2006
    PS adhesive General Electric Wilton CT USA GE - Advanced Materials, Silicones announced a new pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) based on SPUR + technology. GE says the SPUR + 2000 PSA is an excellent candidate for the manufacture of high performan…

  • Sprayable drop cloth

    May 12, 2006
    Sprayable drop cloth HarperScientific Charlotte NC USA HarperScientific announces the Ezze-Peel, a peelable protection for any stationary surface in the pressroom, including floors and ink pans. The company says it offers fast cleaning for surface…

  • RFID applicator

    May 12, 2006
    RFID applicator Label-Aire Fullerton CA USA Label-Aire introduces the 3115/11 RFID air-blow applicator, the newest addition to its RFID Solutions line. The unit’s features include EPC, Class 0, Class 0+, Class 1, and Gen 2 RFID t…

  • Proofing system

    May 12, 2006
    Proofing system Latran Technologies Bedford MA USA Latran Technologies offers the Prediction Digital Halftone Proofing System. The company says the system incorporates laser ablation transfer technology, produces crisp halftone dots and images rea…

  • Value stock

    May 12, 2006
    Value stock FLEXcon Spencer MA USA FLEXcon introduces the DPM Value (VL) Series as part of its DPM product line. The company describes the new series as a solution for price sensitive durable goods applications including brand identification/namep…

  • Digital system

    May 12, 2006
    Digital system Aellora Digital Keene NH USA Aellora Digital, a Markem company, has introduced the SureFire Starter Digital Printing System for piezo drop-on-demand (DOD) inkjet printing. The company says the SureFire starter system is a fully inte…

  • Estimator

    May 12, 2006
    Estimator Computer Productivity Services Oakville ON Canada Computer Productivity Services is offering a new capability that calculates waste cost, setup stock cost, setup time cost, and warehousing costs in real time order to determine the most e…

  • RFID insert machine

    May 12, 2006
    RFID insert machine Schober USA Cincinnati OH USA Schober USA unveils its second generation RFID machine, which includes the ability to read HF and UHF tags, a new tag dispenser with web tensioning, strategically placed start/stop buttons, and gre…

  • UV inkjet inks

    May 12, 2006
    UV inkjet inks SunJet Bath UK SunJet, the inkjet ink division of Sun Chemical, introduces its Crystal brand of UV curing inks with full grayscale printhead capability. The Crystal UOX and UGT inks are designed for use in display graphics and other…

  • RFID label materials

    May 12, 2006
    RFID label materials 3M St. Paul MN USA 3M announces the addition of a line of specialty label materials for passive radio frequency identification (RFID) labels. Passive RFID labels digitally store information such as identity, activity, location…

  • Label paper

    May 12, 2006
    Label paper Stora Enso Stevens Point WI USA The Global Specialty Papers Group of Stora Enso has introduced NovaSet, a new label paper that is meant for premium beverages. NovaSet is an 80 gsm high-white, natural matt label paper that offers wet st…

  • Software display

    May 12, 2006
    Software display NDC Infrared Engineering Irwindale CA USA NDC offers RemoteView, a PC application compatible with Windows XP, 2000 or NT that allows for remote access on an NDC 8000 measurement system. RemoteView allows users all the capabi…

  • Bar code printer

    May 12, 2006
    Bar code printer SATO America Charlotte NC USA SATO America has introduced its latest mobile printer, the MB200i. The printer has a high speed, 32-bit CPU for throughput printing speeds of up to 4" per second and a maximum roll diameter of 2.…

  • Inkjet system

    May 12, 2006
    Inkjet system Videojet Technologies Wood Dale IL USA Videojet Technologies introduces the Videojet 4210 inkjet addressing system. The company says the system provides reliable and cost effective printing of addresses, personalized messages, bar co…

  • Ventilation system

    May 12, 2006
    Ventilation system Nordson Amherst OH USA Nordson Corporation’s industrial UV business has introduced the AirShield Ventilation System for use with its CoolWave systems to maximum operating efficiency. The company says the ventilation system…

  • RFID Smart Labels USA draws record

    May 12, 2006
    More than 500 people from 31 countries gathered in Boston, MA, USA, in late March to learn more about radio frequency identification. Smart Labels USA 2006 was hosted by IDTechEx in the Westin Copley Place Hotel, and addressed a multitude of aspects…

  • New in-mold group

    May 12, 2006
    New in-mold group seeks industry members The In-Mold Decorating Association (IMDA), a newly formed organization, has put out the call for new members who are involved in all aspects of in-mold decorating and labeling. Headed by Ron Schultz, who ha…

  • Stork Prints names

    May 12, 2006
    Stork Prints names Asia distributors Stork Prints, a manufacturer of rotary screen and direct laser engraving technology in Boxmeer, the Netherlands, has appointed two distributors in the Asia-Pacific region. Jet Technologies (based in Alexandria,…

  • Harper revives its

    May 12, 2006
    Harper revives its traveling flexo show Harper Corporation, Charlotte, NC, USA, announces the 2006 Harper Flexographic Solutions Tour, a road show that includes free one-day seminars throughout North America at colleges and universities with flexo…

  • Growth pushes Jetrion into new headquarters

    May 12, 2006
    Growth pushes Jetrion into new headquarters Jetrion LLC, a manufacturer of inkjet printing systems and a unit of Flint Group, has opened its new headquarters in Ann Arbor, MI, USA. The 35,000 square foot facility combines all of Jetrion’s oper…

  • Esko reports growth

    May 12, 2006
    Esko reports growth in 2005 above 15% Esko, a manufacturer of packaging prepress systems headquartered in Gent, Belgium, reports growth in excess of 15 percent for 2005. Net revenues for the year totaled €116.6 million ($143.1 million). Carste…

  • Pitman markets DMM’s monitoring products

    May 12, 2006
    Pitman markets DMM’s monitoring products DMM Technology’s direct machine monitoring systems are now being sold and serviced throughout North America by Pitman Company, of Totowa, NJ, USA. DMM Technology, based in Thatcher, AZ, USA,…

  • HP donates Indigo press to Cal Poly graphics

    May 12, 2006
    HP donates Indigo press to Cal Poly graphics California Polytechnic Institute’s Graphic Communication Department has received a Hewlett-Packard Indigo 3050 variable data digital printing press. The equipment, valued at approximately $350,000,…

  • Boise to invest $72m

    May 12, 2006
    Boise to invest $72m in PS stock production The directors of Boise Paper, of Boise, ID, USA, have approved a $72 million capital project to expand Boise’s production of pressure sensitive paper. The project involves adding new capability to t…

  • GSI develops RFID inlay assembly system

    May 12, 2006
    GSI develops RFID inlay assembly system Working with Tyco Electronics’ Global Application Tooling Division, Graphic Solutions International (GSI) has developed its own RFID inlay system for the assembly of semiconductor chips, surface mount de…

  • The Label Printers adds digital print capability

    May 12, 2006
    The Label Printers adds digital print capability The Label Printers, of Aurora, IL, USA, has expanded its production capabilities with the addition of an HP Indigo ws4050 press. According to CEO Bill Kane, the acquisition allows the company to meet…

  • Standard Register closes Indiana plant, plans Mexico opening

    May 12, 2006
    Standard Register closes Indiana plant, plans Mexico opening Standard Register, headquartered in Dayton, OH, USA, will close its label printing facility in Terre Haute, IN, as part of a corporate realignment and consolidation of assets, the company…

  • Soap and fruit

    May 11, 2006
    Danielle K. Fleming started making soaps for fun in her kitchen. Pretty soon she was selling her hand-made beauty bars from a stand at a farmer's market. Three years later she had a wholesale business, and the products of Danielle & Company were avai…

  • They just don't care.

    May 11, 2006
    I've just returned from chairing a roundtable forum in Europe on liner recycling. The forum was part of an AWA Alexander Watson Associates conference on release liners and, with only one exception, was attended by representatives of all parts of the…

  • Fire in the hole

    May 11, 2006
    A portfolio company of ours, facing a significant expansion, recently invested in an executive search for a general manager for one of its overseas operations. After $50,000 and several months, we succeeded in hiring a legitimately qualified, experie…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    May 11, 2006
    Narrow Web Europe UK printers face slow growth and further restructuring By Barry Hunt The UK printing industry provides products and services to every business sector of the UK and makes a net contribution to the UK balance of payment…

  • Narrow Web Profile: Stratus Group

    Narrow Web Profile: Stratus Group

    Jack Kenny || May 11, 2006
    Folding carton and label manufacturing take center stage at a growing, family owned converting company in Ohio.

  • Beauty & Personal Care Labeling

    Beauty & Personal Care Labeling

    May 11, 2006
    The popularity of beauty and personal care items on store shelves has increased demand for labels and made the industry an important one for converters to recognize and understand.

  • Rotary Screen

    Rotary Screen

    May 11, 2006
    Decoration, security, RFID, and now braille imaging are among the many capabilities of this versatile printing process.

  • Glennon Group sold to Pro Mach’s ID Technology

    May 9, 2006
    Pro Mach Inc., of Cincinnati, OH, USA, announced Monday that its ID Technology division has acquired The Glennon Group, a provider of labeling, marking and packaging systems and services based in Pewaukee, WI, USA. ID Technology, which is based in…

  • FLEXcon celebrates 50 years in business

    May 9, 2006
    FLEXcon, a manufacturer of pressure sensitive film and adhesive products, marked the start of its 50th year of operation in March of this year. From its origin as a garage-based business in Spencer, MA, USA, FLEXcon has grown into a premier polymeric…

  • GRE forms inkjet alliance with Impika

    May 9, 2006
    GRE Engineering, of Steinebrunn, Switzerland, has formed an alliance with inkjet printing systems manufacturer Impika Jetting Solutions of Aubagne, France, that will integrate the product lines of both companies. GRE provides custom converting system…

  • Punch Graphix announces new CEO for North America

    May 9, 2006
    Punch Graphix has appointed Patrick Canavan president and CEO of its North American operations, based in Itasca, IL, USA. He succeeds Kristof Vereenooghe, who moved back to Europe. Canavan is the former president of LG Philips’ USA division,…

  • New trade show planner serves narrow web market

    May 9, 2006
    Taylor Trade Show Management and Marketing Communications has been established as a trade show logistics and planning service for the suppliers to the narrow web industry. The owner is Jenny Taylor of St. Louis, MO, USA, a 25-year veteran of experien…

  • Mark Andy wins FTA Technical Innovation Award

    May 2, 2006
    Mark Andy’s integrated RFID tag insertion system is the recipient of the 2006 Technical Innovation Award from the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA). Presentation of the award was made Sunday in Louisville, KY, USA, at the Foundation of F…

  • Gallus’ sales rise 11 percent in 2005

    May 2, 2006
    New products and a globally positive economic environment led the Gallus Group to sales of CHF 207 million ($167 million) in 2005, according to an announcement by Peter Hauser, board chairman. Gallus, a manufacturer of narrow web presses and screen p…

  • Technicote founder Dirk Desanzo dies

    May 2, 2006
    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 death. He was a…

  • Edale expands its presence in North America

    May 2, 2006
    British press manufacturer Edale is expanding its sales and service network with the appointment of a North American sales manager and the establishment of a service and parts center in Raleigh, NC, USA. Karl Schmucker, an 18-year graphic arts indust…