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  • Esko-Graphics upgrades Dunwoody workflow

    July 20, 2005
    Esko-Graphics upgrades Dunwoody workflow Minneapolis based Dunwoody College of Technology recently received an addition and upgrade to last year’s installation of PackEdge and FlexRip, both from Esko-Graphics. The prepress equipment supplier…

  • Flexo press returns

    July 20, 2005
    Flexo press returns to NC high school South Mecklenburg High School, in Charlotte, NC, reports the return of its Mark Andy 830 flexographic press. The press was removed from the school in June 2002 in anticipation of a start up program for graphic…

  • Gravure group plans

    July 20, 2005
    Gravure group plans pavilion at CMM 2005 CMM International and the Packaging and Label Gravure Association (PLGA) have announced the launch of a new pavilion and Solutions Theater at CMM 2005 that will focus on gravure printing. Named “Gravu…

  • Gravure group plans

    July 20, 2005
    Gravure group plans pavilion at CMM 2005 CMM International and the Packaging and Label Gravure Association (PLGA) have announced the launch of a new pavilion and Solutions Theater at CMM 2005 that will focus on gravure printing. Named “Gra…

  • UCB arm produces adhesives in Thailand

    July 20, 2005
    UCB arm produces adhesives in Thailand Surface Specialties UCB will begin producing acrylic pressure sensitive adhesives in Thailand later this year. The Brussels-based business has acquired the Rayong Emulsion plant previously operated by Clariant…

  • Chemsultants to hold

    July 20, 2005
    Chemsultants to hold industry workshops Chemsultants International Network has developed two technical training workshops that are endorsed by industry associations. “Introduction to Liquid Adhesives and Sealants: Laboratory Technician Test…

  • Target salutes

    July 20, 2005
    Target salutes Challenge Printing Target Corporation, the consumer products retailer, has honored Challenge Printing Inc. with its “2003 Vendor Award of Excellence,” which recognizes “superior business practices and dedication to…

  • WS acquires rights

    July 20, 2005
    WS acquires rights to gaming device WS Packaging Group, Algoma, WI, has acquired the rights to manufacture and sell hidden message gaming devices, sold under the WebDecoder brand name. The rights were obtained from Thomas L. Barnhart and Global Com…

  • TLMI criticizes

    July 20, 2005
    TLMI criticizes reverse auctions In a rare move, the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) has issued a formal statement charging that a growing practice among label buyers today is harmful to the industries involved, and that TLMI member…

  • Narrow Web Profile: Spear

    Leah Genuario || July 20, 2005
    A look into one successful company that's not afraid to think differently.

  • Equipment Buying

    Jack Kenny || July 20, 2005
    Thoughts from some top converters about making those large machinery purchases.

  • Shrink Films

    Leah Genuario || July 20, 2005
    New technology and changing markets move shrink in new directions.

  • KPG introduces

    July 20, 2005
    KPG introduces digital flexo plate Kodak Polychrome Graphics aims to strengthen its recent move into the European flexo plate market by introducing KPG Flexcel NX CtP. This computer-to-flexo plate is said to deliver “superior” resolutio…

  • Artwork Systems unveils

    July 20, 2005
    Artwork Systems unveils new workflow products It’s not unusual for companies to chart their histories by appearances at major trade shows. For Belgium-based Artwork Systems it is the series of Drupa exhibitions held in Düsseldorf that do…

  • Artwork Systems unveils

    July 20, 2005
    Artwork Systems unveils new workflow products It’s not unusual for companies to chart their histories by appearances at major trade shows. For Belgium-based Artwork Systems it is the series of Drupa exhibitions held in Düsseldorf that do…

  • JDF interface expands

    July 20, 2005
    JDF interface expands in packaging workflows While talking about prepress matters, it’s worth considering that while PDF may be an accepted standard exchange format, JDF (Job Definition Format) is the concept that really brings disparate prod…

  • Supermarkets unfazed

    July 20, 2005
    It’s official. Britain’s Office of Fair Trading says its Supermarket Code of Practice with suppliers, including printers and packaging companies, is not working. In a published review of the code, introduced in March 2002, the OFT says th…

  • Philip Crain

    July 20, 2005
    Philip Crain Philip Crain, former president of York Tape & Label, in York, PA and Inovar Packaging Group in Tulsa, OK, died February 27 after a six-month battle with cancer. He was 53 years old. He served as president of York Tape & Label f…

  • NILPETER, Slagelse, Denmark —Torben Rasmussen

    July 20, 2005
    NILPETER, Slagelse, Denmark —Torben Rasmussen has been appointed development manager.…

  • MAX DAETWYLER, Huntersville, NC — Steve Parette

    July 20, 2005
    MAX DAETWYLER, Huntersville, NC — Steve Parette has been named project coordinator and Barry Mullis has been announced project leader for the installation of a plating, finishing and engraving line at WRE/ColorTech. Barbara Cox has been promote…

  • HANDSCHY INDUSTRIES, Bellwood, IL — Kevin Yeazell

    July 20, 2005
    HANDSCHY INDUSTRIES, Bellwood, IL — Kevin Yeazell has been named president.…

  • GALLUS, Philadelphia — Jan Kapushinsky

    July 20, 2005
    GALLUS, Philadelphia — Jan Kapushinsky has been announced marketing manager for Gallus Inc. USA. Andre Blais has been named sales manager in Canada.…

  • DOW CORNING, Midland, MI — Shelley Bausch,

    July 20, 2005
    DOW CORNING, Midland, MI — Shelley Bausch, former pressure sensitive industry director for the Americas, has assumed global leadership and management responsibilities. Chris Combs has been named Americas area PS industry commercial manage…

  • DOMINO, Gurnee, IL — David Ellen

    July 20, 2005
    DOMINO, Gurnee, IL — David Ellen has been appointed director of commercial printing sales in North America. He will also maintain his current, global role as director of the commercial printing strategic business unit.…

  • CHAM PAPER GROUP, Cham, Switzerland Adriano Gut

    July 20, 2005
    CHAM PAPER GROUP, Cham, Switzerland — Adriano Gut has been appointed head of the Qualimage business unit…

  • AGFA, Mortsel, Belgium — John Glass,

    July 20, 2005
    AGFA, Mortsel, Belgium — John Glass, member of the Board of Management, has resigned effective March 20. Philippe Houssiau, Eddy Rottie, and Stefaan Vanhooren have been appointed as general managers for health care, consumer imaging, and graphi…

  • ADHESIVES RESEARCH, Glen Rock, PA — Mary Gallagher

    July 20, 2005
    ADHESIVES RESEARCH, Glen Rock, PA — Mary Gallagher has been named global vice president of quality and compliance. Gregory Young has been promoted to director of quality and compliance.…

  • Air gun

    July 20, 2005
    Air gun Exair Cincinnati OH USA The Ion Air Gun removes static electricity, contaminants and dust from 3D parts prior to labeling or packaging. It is UL recognized to US and Canadian safety standards. 800-903-9247 fax 513-671-3363 www.e…

  • Measurement system

    July 20, 2005
    Measurement system Scalar Technologies Livingston Scotland ScalarGauge I-50 is an in-line measurement system used for measuring the thickness of transparent films and coatings. It operates in conjunction with an integrated scanner, designed to mo…

  • Idlers

    July 20, 2005
    Idlers Webex Neenah WI USA FeatherLight carbon fiber composite idlers are manufactured to be a third of the weight of comparable standard aluminum idlers. They allow converters to run wider, lighter webs at higher speeds while minimizing ten…

  • Platemaker

    July 20, 2005
    Platemaker Esko-Graphics Gent Belgium The 4-up Platedriver Compact CtP system is aimed at smaller printers. It has an internal drum design to assure the highest possible geometric and registration accuracy. It uses a 40mV violet laser, equally sui…

  • Thermal transfer

    July 20, 2005
    Thermal transfer Matan Digital Printers Rosh-Ha’ayin Israel The Matan Spring utilizes thermal transfer technology, enabling on-demand digital production for a wide range of applications. It offers four, five or six-color, one pass printing.…

  • Tester

    July 20, 2005
    Tester Imass Accord MA USA The Slip/Peel Tester is suited for quality control labs, conversion and coating lines. It comes with a standard interface for PCs that can load test data directly into Excel. 781-834-3063 fax 781-834-3064 www.imass…

  • UV curing

    July 20, 2005
    UV curing Aetek UV Systems Romeoville IL USA Features have been added to UVXL Universal UV Curing System including a modular compact power supply, dedicated microprocessor control, upgraded shutter design, and a dichroic liner option for sp…

  • Face stocks, adhesives

    July 20, 2005
    Face stocks, adhesives Avery Dennison Fasson Roll North America Painesville OH USA 54# Semi-Gloss and 60# Semi-Gloss Elite uphold a brighter, whiter appearance. 54# Semi-Gloss products feature improved gloss. 60# Semi-Gloss Elite grades feature in…

  • Solvent ink press

    July 20, 2005
    Solvent ink press Gidue Turate Italy The FS-Combat 530 has a printing width of 20.5" and is specially designed to use solvent-based inks. When a job change or adjustments are needed, the anilox and rubber rollers together with the doctor blad…

  • Digital proofer

    July 20, 2005
    Digital proofer Anderson & Vreeland Bryan OH USA Latran Technologies’ Prediction Digital Halftone Proofing System delivers high resolution, realistic proofs that match actual press sheets. It uses a patented Laser Ablation Transfer…

  • Piggyback labels

    July 20, 2005
    Piggyback labels Raflatac Fletcher NC USA The range of PS piggyback label constructions are composed of a single face stock and two liners. It enables the top layer label to be peeled away and affixed to another surface. These labels can be used f…

  • Lubricant, primer

    July 20, 2005
    Lubricant, primer ADM Tronics Northvale NJ USA Polaqua AD is a liquid lubricant designed for use with an aqueous ink, paint, adhesive, coating or resin. It should be added directly to the product being processed and thoroughly stirred. The compa…

  • Sleeve offset

    July 20, 2005
    Sleeve offset RDP Marathon Montreal Canada The Sleeve Offset Lithographic Independent Drive LS 68 is a press that runs at a maximum speed of 1500 fpm and is available in 26.5" web width. Each sleeve insert is equipped with a single drive serv…

  • Digital printer

    July 20, 2005
    Digital printer Xeikon Lier Belgium The 500 mm (19.69") Xeikon 5000 features One-Pass-Duplex and the capability to print onto a wide variety of substrates. It can be equipped with a fifth color station to add spot colors. 32-3-443-1311 f…

  • Anilox roll technology

    July 20, 2005
    Anilox roll technology Stork Cellramic Milwaukee WI USA HQP Fiber Optic engraving reportedly shows better ink release of up to 15 percent and easier cleaning when compared to YAG and CO2. Due to the solid state media, the laser is stable and consi…

  • Polypropylene

    July 20, 2005
    Polypropylene FLEXcon Spencer MA USA Thermlfilm PP 280 and Thermlfilm PP 320 are direct thermal printable white polypropylene films. They offer good image quality, thermal response, opacity and surface quality. Thermlfilm PP 320 offers enhanced ph…

  • Prepress software

    July 20, 2005
    Prepress software Markzware Santa Ana CA USA FlightCheck Workflow, version 3.1, now comes with Apple Macintosh OS X support. The software simplifies and automates many prepress workflow processes, while managing thousands of documents and el…

  • Static neutralizer

    July 20, 2005
    Static neutralizer Ion Industrial Windsor Locks CT USA The Virtual AC Static Neutralizer provides long range control of static charges. The neutralizers come with real-time electronic performance display. Digital or analog interface is avail…

  • Color management software

    July 20, 2005
    Color management software GMG Tuebingen Germany ColorProof 04 enables the user to verify and document the conformity of each proof by checking the color bar. The package consists of the application software, a Gretag spectrophotometer, and a small…

  • Adhesives

    July 20, 2005
    Adhesives National Adhesives Bridgewater NJ USA A new selector guide provides information about DURO-TAK solution rubber adhesives. It explains physical and performance properties, and also provides detailed information about the products.…

  • UV inkjet inks

    July 20, 2005
    UV inkjet inks Jetrion Ann Arbor MI USA Low-temperature UV inkjet inks have been introduced for drop-on-demand applications. The inks require no heating in the printhead before use, and can be used with heat-sensitive substrates such as plastics,…

  • Tension control

    July 20, 2005
    Tension control Dover Flexo Electronics Rochester NH USA The TensionManager Control Module is a DIN-rail mountable digital tension controller supported by a family of option modules. The slim new profile fits easily into a machine control pa…

  • Coating system

    July 20, 2005
    Coating system AB Graphic International Anaheim CA USA The company has engineered a bespoke system for applying primer on substrates prior to processing through a digital Indigo printing unit. The Omega system comprises an unwind unit, splic…