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  • Graphic Solutions wins

    July 20, 2005
    Graphic Solutions wins screen printing award Graphic Solutions Inc., of Burr Ridge, IL, has won an award of excellence from the Screen Printing & Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) for its open house and product demonstration samples. The prod…

  • Graphic Solutions wins

    July 20, 2005
    Graphic Solutions wins screen printing award Graphic Solutions Inc., of Burr Ridge, IL, has won an award of excellence from the Screen Printing & Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) for its open house and product demonstration samples. The prod…

  • ROI Technologies buys American Label Co.

    July 20, 2005
    ROI Technologies buys American Label Co. ROI Technologies, of Baltimore, has acquired selected assets of American Label Company of East Hanover, NJ. The acquisition was completed in late September. Production will be centralized in ROI’…

  • WS Group acquires

    July 20, 2005
    WS Group acquires Concept Inc. WS Packaging Group Inc., headquartered in Algoma, WI, has purchased the assets of Concept Inc., of Carson City, NV. Concept, a manufacturer of labeling equipment, becomes part of the WS Automated Systems division, whi…

  • Prepress Troubleshooting

    July 20, 2005
    Effective communication is a principal tool in managing label production workflow.

  • Digital Printing

    July 20, 2005
    Interest in digital label printing, as well as equipment purchases, is on the rise.

  • Narrow Web Profile: Lightning Labels

    Jack Kenny || July 20, 2005
    Only digital labels are produced by this Denver converter.

  • Narrow web division launched at Sun Chemical UK

    July 20, 2005
    Narrow web division launched at Sun Chemical UK The narrow web inks market is set to become even more competitive in the UK now that Sun Chemical has belatedly set up a division dedicated to this sector. “We have been a bit of a sleeping gian…

  • Invisible ink reveals new uses for Indigo presses

    July 20, 2005
    Invisible ink reveals new uses for Indigo presses If the inclusion of ultra niche markets into a technology’s portfolio of “can-do” attributes is anything to go by, then perhaps we should see digital color printing in a more compre…

  • An insider’s view on how offset stacks up against flexo

    July 20, 2005
    t its more sophisticated level, converters’ working methods do not differ much from one side of the globe to the other. Even the different patterns in the way individual print processes were once used, at least in the various European countries…

  • VALÉRON STRENGTH FILMS, Houston — Steve Barnes

    July 20, 2005
    VALÉRON STRENGTH FILMS, Houston — Steve Barnes has been promoted to logistics and information systems manager. Ken Allison was named warehouse and converting manager. Tania LaFrance was hired as process engineer.…

  • SMYTH COMPANIES, St. Paul, MN — Stephen Clysdale

    July 20, 2005
    SMYTH COMPANIES, St. Paul, MN — Stephen Clysdale has been named director of in-mold products.…

  • RAFLATAC, Tampere, Finland — Mika Sillanpää

    July 20, 2005
    RAFLATAC, Tampere, Finland — Mika Sillanpää has been selected senior vice president, strategic development. Thomas Rohweder has been named senior vice president, Europe. Jouko Lähepelto has been appointed senior vice president, A…

  • NORDSON, Amherst, OH — John Keane

    July 20, 2005
    NORDSON, Amherst, OH — John Keane has been named corporate vice president, with responsibility for the company’s finishing systems business. Mark Gacka, corporate vice president, has assumed responsibility for the Pacific Rim region.…

  • MULTI-PLASTICS, Lewis Center, OH — Tim Gaffney

    July 20, 2005
    MULTI-PLASTICS, Lewis Center, OH — Tim Gaffney was announced as product manager for the packaging films division.…

  • MARK ANDY, St. Louis, MO — Gary Gordon

    July 20, 2005
    MARK ANDY, St. Louis, MO — Gary Gordon joined as western US regional sales manager.…

  • GEW, Redhill, Surrey, UK — Paul J. Hart

    July 20, 2005
    GEW, Redhill, Surrey, UK — Paul J. Hart has been promoted to technical sales engineer.…

  • GEW, Redhill, Surrey, UK — Paul J. Hart

    July 20, 2005
    GEW, Redhill, Surrey, UK — Paul J. Hart has been promoted to technical sales engineer.…

  • CREO AMERICAS, Boston, MA — Patrick Morrissey

    July 20, 2005
    CREO AMERICAS, Boston, MA — Patrick Morrissey has been promoted to VP of sales.…

  • COROTEC, Farmington, CT — Bill Campbell

    July 20, 2005
    COROTEC, Farmington, CT — Bill Campbell has been selected as Midwest regional sales manager. He is based in Kankakee, IL.…

  • Photopolymer

    July 20, 2005
    Photopolymer Econo Products Rochester NY USA The SX and FX are two sheet photopolymer products. The SX is a solvent developed photopolymer with good ink transfer, suited for flexographic applications. The FX is a low durometer, solvent developed p…

  • Slitter/rewinder

    July 20, 2005
    Slitter/rewinder Maxson Automatic Machinery Westerly RI USA The center shaft inspection slitter rewinder can inspect materials as it rewinds. It contains a back illuminated area and is equipped with programmable inspection stops, which autom…

  • Paper

    July 20, 2005
    Paper MeadWestvaco Papers Group Stamford CT USA Sterling Ultra C1S papers feature balanced blue-white styling and good ink holdout on a high printed gloss. It has a wide range of uses, including glue-applied labels, PS face stock and envelopes. A…

  • Primer

    July 20, 2005
    Primer ADM Tronics Northvale NJ USA The Aquaforte 108-W works as an extrusion, lamination and printing primer on a wide range of substrates. It is grease, oil and water resistant. 201-767-6040 fax 201-784-0620 www.admtronics.com Circle No. 7…

  • Idler rolls,

    July 20, 2005
    Idler rolls, laser coder Webex Neenah WI USA The company’s line of idler rolls can run in temperatures up to 350° F. The rolls can be used for powder coating, liquid coating, rubber curing and plastics processing applications. Th…

  • Label applicator

    July 20, 2005
    Label applicator MPI Label Systems Sebring OH USA The 360 RW Label Applicator incorporates a patent pending read/write head to ensure that accurate, real time information is written to RFID transponders. It will inspect and write to 13.56 Mhz I…

  • Software upgrades

    July 20, 2005
    Software upgrades Esko-Graphics Gent Belgium Various upgrades are available for the company’s Packaging Applications Software. Upgrades include PackEdge 3.0, a packaging workflow product, and Plato 2.0, plate layout and step and repeat softw…

  • Screen printing unit

    July 20, 2005
    Screen printing unit Nilpeter A/S Slagelse Denmark The Drop-In Screen is especially suited for the press model FA-3300. This unit allows the converter to integrate screen printing without the need to replace a whole printing unit module. It works…

  • Modified film

    July 20, 2005
    Modified film Toray Plastics North Kingstown RI USA PA10 print-grade film and PA20 heat-sealable film are modified polyester films that are FDA compliant. They are suitable for flexible packaging applications and can be used for printing, me…

  • Compact baler

    July 20, 2005
    Compact baler American Baler Bellevue OH USA The MPAC baler is a compact baler designed as a low-cost alternative for low-to-medium volume producers of recyclable trim waste and converting scrap. It is suited for printing, boxboard and document de…

  • RFID

    July 20, 2005
    RFID Rafsec Tampere Finland The company has extended its in-mold transponder technology to ultra-high frequency (UHF=900Mhz). The technology allows RFID tags to be integrally molded when a plastic part is made. Plastic parts can be either inject…

  • Ink

    July 20, 2005
    Ink UVitec Printing Ink Lodi NJ USA Ink #19611-17 is a high density letterpress black UV ink. It is a substitute for process black inks in halftone or other applications where a strong black is required. 800-478-6330 fax 973-778-5981 www.uvit…

  • Direct thermal overlaminating film

    July 20, 2005
    Direct thermal overlaminating film Media Solutions International Longmeadow MA USA Together with IIMAK and Wausau Coated Products, the company announces the introduction of TOF Thermal Overlaminating Film. The film enables converters to transform…

  • Substrate for laser printers

    July 20, 2005
    Substrate for laser printers Avery Dennison, Fasson Roll North America Painesville OH USA Fasson LaserCopy Jet 300 has been designed for use in laser printers where edge trim and matrix removal are not possible. The substrate maintains a bri…

  • Cartonboard

    July 20, 2005
    Cartonboard Optimum Metallising Kings Park Australia The company has introduced metalized cartonboard, an alternative to laminated foil or polyester. The electron beam curing process used creates a high metallic shine. 612-9831-1200 fax 612-96…

  • Data capture

    July 20, 2005
    Data capture Ion Industrial Windsor Locks CT USA Data capture is now standard on the Virtual AC Intelligent static neutralizers. New enhancements allow users to output analog data to the devices of their choice, providing a means for capturi…

  • Printable adhesive

    July 20, 2005
    Printable adhesive 3M St. Paul MN USA The UV Screen Printable Adhesive SP7514 eliminates the need to diecut sheets of laminating adhesive material. This general purpose adhesive won’t clog screens like water based versions, does not shrink a…

  • Confectionary films

    July 20, 2005
    Confectionary films Contract Converting Greenville WI USA The company has introduced confectionary films for candy, ice cream and nutraceutical markets. 800-734-0990 fax 800-724-0994 www.contract converting.com Circle No. 60…

  • Print management software upgrade

    July 20, 2005
    Print management software upgrade Tailored Solutions Milwaukee WI USA Label Traxx version 3.4 has been released, with over 100 enhancements to the program. Designed for the flexographic market, the software provides automated activity based cost t…

  • Cylinder

    July 20, 2005
    Cylinder T.D. Wright St. Paul MN USA The Modular Magnetic Cylinder encompasses the use of neodimium-iron-boron rare earth magnets and the positioning of the magnets eliminates dead spots. It features pin register system options and precision manuf…

  • Plastic waste

    July 20, 2005
    Plastic waste management Precision AirConvey Newark DE USA The new briquetting system converts trim, loose scrap and other flexible plastic waste into bricks suitable for reprocessing or disposal. It compresses film, foil, poly-coated paper and…

  • Sheeter, slitter

    July 20, 2005
    Sheeter, slitter Contech Goddard KS USA The ServoSheeter offers optional easier controls and a new optional fixed-gap shear for cutting through denser materials. It provides performance similar to a rotary sheeter at less than half the cost. The d…

  • Bladder chucks

    July 20, 2005
    Bladder chucks Convertech Wharton NJ USA The Flanged External Bladder Chucks feature a strong external bladder design outfitted to a converter’s flange attachment requirements. 973-328-1850 fax 973-328-7256 www.convertech.com Circle…

  • Adhesive

    July 20, 2005
    Adhesive Rad-Cure Fairfield NJ USA RAD-KOTE KX6003B is the most recent addition to the line of UV light curable laminating adhesives. It has been designed to bond PE film to corrugated boxes and can be applied by roll coater, flexo or any su…

  • Flexo press

    July 20, 2005
    Flexo press Ko-Pack International Peterborough UK The Euroflex range is available in a choice of web widths and can be used with UV, water based and/or solvent based inks. Available with up to 12 colors, the unit can also be specified for combinat…

  • Rewinder

    July 20, 2005
    Rewinder Labelmate Henderson NV USA The TWIN-CAT-2 Dual Spindle Label Rewinder comes with two rewind spindles to handle multiple rewind cores for slitting, or to rewind finished label and waste matrix rolls for diecut label matrix stripping operat…

  • Surface treater

    July 20, 2005
    Surface treater Enercon Menomonee Falls WI USA The Dyne-A-Flame 3D flame plasma surface treater increases surface energy prior to printing, painting, gluing, coating or laminating. Treating of 3-dimensional objects facilitates quality printing on…

  • Double-sided label stock

    July 20, 2005
    Double-sided label stock Raflatac Tampere Finland Duoface label stock is made of two face layers that are mutually supportive, each performing the role of release liner for the other. Silicone and adhesive are applied in alternate stripes to the t…

  • Flexible packagers explore the trends

    July 20, 2005
    Flexible packagers explore the trends The Flexible Packaging Association’s 2003 Fall Executive Conference, titled “Optimizing Opportunities for Flexible Packaging,” will take place October 29 at the Hotel Inter-Continental in Chica…

  • Labeltronix emphasizes its digital capabilities

    July 20, 2005
    Labeltronix emphasizes its digital capabilities Labeltronix, a converting company in Orange, CA, has embarked on an aggressive marketing program to promote its Indigo digital printing capabilities. One aspect of the program is the launch of a new we…