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  • Flint Ink Toronto expands operations

    July 19, 2005
    Flint Ink Toronto expands operations Growth in demand for new UV/EB ink systems from North American label and folding carton converters has resulted in expanded operations at Flint Ink’s Toronto, ON, facility. The 86,000 square foot site will…

  • Enercon adds reps in China, Eastern Europe

    July 19, 2005
    Enercon adds reps in China, Eastern Europe Enercon Industries, Menomonee Falls, WI, has added two representatives for the company’s narrow web corona treating equipment, United Printing and METI Spolka z o.o. METI Spolka, with headquarters in…

  • GIDUE heads east

    July 19, 2005
    GIDUE heads east into Ukraine, Moldova International Printing Technologies has joined GIDUE SpA as new distributor for Ukraine and Moldova in Eastern Europe. The company is based in Kiev, Ukraine’s capital. International Printing Technologie…

  • SICPA consolidates its North American position

    July 19, 2005
    SICPA consolidates its North American position One year after its acquisition of Kromacorp International, manufacturer of specialty inks for gravure and flexo package printing applications, the SICPA Group announced today that, effective immediately…

  • PCMC holds symposium for Webtron & Zigzag

    July 19, 2005
    PCMC holds symposium for Webtron & Zigzag PCMC In-Line Systems, manufacturers of Webtron and ZIGZAG presses, held an open house and technical symposium at its Green Bay, WI, manufacturing plant in late February. The program addressed pressroom…

  • CRC reports strong sales in December

    July 19, 2005
    CRC reports strong sales in December CRC Information Systems, Inc. (CRC), Scottsdale, AZ, signed 16 new customer contracts in December 2001, which proved to be one of the strongest single months of sales in the company’s history. The company m…

  • Avery Fasson expands Rapid-Roll and Exact

    July 19, 2005
    Avery Fasson expands Rapid-Roll and Exact Avery Dennison Corporation, Painesville, OH, has added additional distribution centers for Fasson Rapid-Roll products, and has expanded Fasson’s Exact service program to include non-adhesive materials.…

  • WS Packaging purchases

    July 19, 2005
    WS Packaging, the conglomerate formed in 2000 by the merger of Wisconsin Label and Superior Label Systems, has acquired the assets of Blake Printery, in San Luis Obispo, CA. Prior to the acquisition, WS was involved in a joint venture with Blake &mda…

  • RotoMetrics distributes UEI stamping products

    July 19, 2005
    RotoMetrics distributes UEI stamping products RotoMetrics and the UEI Group have teamed up to provide customers with a wide selection of rotary tooling products. The agreement between the companies grants RotoMetrics the exclusive worldwide distribu…

  • Aladdin wins $15 million

    July 19, 2005
    Aladdin Label, of Waukesha, WI, has entered into a supply agreement with the world’s largest publicly owned creator, manufacturer and distributor of social expression products, which calls for a minimum purchase commitment to Aladdin of $15 mil…

  • Total Package acquires Creative Press Inc.

    July 19, 2005
    Total Package acquires Creative Press Inc. The Total Package Company Inc., of Evansville, IN, has acquired Creative Press Inc., also of Evansville. Creative Press was founded in 1946 as a small commercial printer and now produces printed packaging…

  • CCL acquires Jarvis Porter

    July 19, 2005
    CCL acquires Jarvis Porter Jarvis Porter Group PLC has announced the sale of its labels operations to CCL Industries Inc. North America, for a total cash consideration of approximately £7 million (about $9.9 million). The businesses being sol…

  • Foil Applications

    July 19, 2005
    Of the many ways to decorate a package, foil - hot or cold - rises above the crowd.

  • Wine Labels

    July 19, 2005
    Only the best will do to meet the stringent quality requirements of this growth market.

  • SE Labels acquired

    July 18, 2005
    SE Labels acquired by Scandinavian group Skanem Industries, a Norwegian-based packaging company, has its sights on SE Labels. With a turnover of over $170 million, the SE group is arguably Europe’s largest producers of self-adhesive labels: I…

  • Xeikon is now

    July 18, 2005
    Xeikon is now a protected species Digital printing may be a hot topic, but it’s not just users who need deep pockets and strong nerves. Investors in Xeikon, for example, have their own anxious moments. Its subsidiary Xeikon France was the fir…

  • The Future of Labels and Labelling for the European Market,

    July 18, 2005
    The Future of Labels and Labelling for the European Market, published in the UK by Pira International, covers the years from 1995 to 2000 and predicts events up to 2003. A reader will discover quickly that the European labeling markets are in a state…

  • Association input: Mark Cisternino

    July 18, 2005
    Association input Attending the meeting was Mark Cisternino, president of the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA). Cisternino spoke of the history of the Flexo in High School programs that were begun in the 1990s with an investment, as well as…

  • Focus on career development: Baldaia

    July 18, 2005
    Focus on career development Baldaia emphasized that the academy will have a well staffed department whose job will be to guide students toward careers in their chosen fields. Part of his job is marketing the academy, and one of his goals is to gain…

  • New technical academy explores flexo: Ron Harper

    July 18, 2005
    A $40 million high school under construction in Charlotte, NC, promises to create a disciplined program to teach students flexography, offset and screen printing. Plans for the printing program were unveiled in November at a meeting held at the Harpe…

  • Quality control tools

    July 18, 2005
    Quality control tools Tailored Solutions Milwaukee, WI USA The new quality control module for Litho Traxx and Label Traxx business management softwares was developed to meet the need for communicating procedures, evaluating the costs associated wi…

  • Portable knife grinder

    July 18, 2005
    Portable knife grinder Jorson and Carlson Company ElkGrove Village, IL Grindtech 3000, a versatile portable grinder, can save lost production time in knife changeouts for regrinding bottom bands on various makes of slitting, winding, laminating, e…

  • Thermal transfer labeling system

    July 18, 2005
    Thermal transfer labeling system Paxar Corporation Sayre, PA USA The 676 Lokprint II thermal transfer labeling system is for manufacturers of jeans and industrial uniforms, which often go through harsh treatments such as beaching and stone w…

  • Ultra durable permanent PS label

    July 18, 2005
    Ultra durable permanent PS label Yupo Europe GmbH Dusseldorf, Germany FPP 80 is a permanent synthetic pressure sensitive label substrate for packaging and converting professionals. It provides strong visual impact and brand integrity at point…

  • UV inks

    July 18, 2005
    UV inks Starna Industries Romford, Essex, England UVFS.P/S is available in process and Pantone range colors and is suitable for presses running at up to 90 m/min. The inks provide good rub resistance and can be used with a variety of substrates.…

  • Software for counting and weighing scale

    July 18, 2005
    Software for counting and weighing scale Setra Systems Boxborough, MA USA SuperTalk is a new software product designed to facilitate the use of Setra’s Super II electronic counting scale with computers. It expedites and simplifies data trans…

  • Automatic engraving technology

    July 18, 2005
    Automatic engraving technology Max Daetwyler Corporation Huntersville, NC 28078 Gravostar 2215 is a new automatic engraver. It has an automatic engraver preparation, where it downloads job specifications from engrave controller. It also features a…

  • Vacuum roll control

    July 18, 2005
    Vacuum roll control Webex Neenah, WI USA Vacuum rolls provide web control and support without marking or patterning the web material. A specially engineered double helix grooved and drilled surface holds the web gently in all directions. They c…

  • Anti-microbial inks and coatings

    July 18, 2005
    Anti-microbial inks and coatings Colorcon West Point, PA USA No-Tox AM inks and coatings use the AgION antimicrobial technology, addressing a growing concern over microbial growth on the inside surface of packaging films and other substrates. The…

  • Synthetic label materials

    July 18, 2005
    Synthetic label materials Contract Converting Greenville, WI USA Press-ready, slit-to-order synthetic stock is available from CC Roll Express, a just-in-time roll program that expedites materials in 24 hours or less. CC Roll Express offers synthet…

  • PSA product selection guide

    July 18, 2005
    PSA product selection guide Dow Corning Midland, MI USA The new product selection and application guide for the pressure sensitive tape market will assist customers in determining which Dow Corning brand silicone pressure sensitive adhesive will b…

  • Metal bellows servo couplings

    July 18, 2005
    Metal bellows servo couplings Rimtec Corporation Addison, IL USA The new zero backlash metal bellows servo couplings that are designed to maximize accuracy at the high speeds now possible with shaftless printing presses. The design connects…

  • Anilox volume tester

    July 18, 2005
    Anilox volume tester Steinhart B.V. Helmond, The Netherlands The Capatch is a "cell pollution trend watcher" and a quick method for measuring volumes of anilox and gravure full coating rolls. Regularly testing of roll volume is crucial f…

  • Auto nip profiler

    July 18, 2005
    Auto nip profiler Sensor Products Inc. East Hanover, NJ USA The Auto-NIS system, a portable, Windows-based automatic nip profiler is a sophisticated optical scanner and software system that reads and interprets Pressurex/Fuji Prescale nip impre…

  • Vision inspection machine

    July 18, 2005
    Vision inspection machine Omega Converting Systems Danbury, CT USA The Flytec 2000 is designed for 100 percent automated vision inspection, numbering, slitting and rewinding of multi-lane labels in one pass and scans 450 fpm. When a defective labe…

  • Uncapped sheet

    July 18, 2005
    Uncapped sheet photopolymer MacDermid Graphic Arts Atlanta, GA USA Encore is a new uncapped sheet photopolymer designed for high quality printing on flexible packaging, folding cartons, preprint linerboard, multiwall bags, and labels. Encore pl…

  • Blades

    July 18, 2005
    Blades Conversource Chesterfield, MO USA Conversource now offers a complete line of rotary slitting, scoring and perforating blades for the converting industry. 800-808-1565 fax 800-482-7688 www. conversource.com Circle No. 89…

  • Web diversion systems

    July 18, 2005
    Web diversion systems TecScan Electronics Limited Pengam, Blackwood, England Web diversion systems can be integrated with the press and video web inspection system to overcome limited space problems. Configurations include roll-in/roll-out types t…

  • On-line gauge

    July 18, 2005
    On-line gauge NDC Infrared Engineering Irwindale, CA USA The new on-line gauge uses proprietary near infrared technology to measure the thickness of ultra-thin film products down to 5 microns or less. The TFG710 thickness sensor gives film extrusi…

  • Clear inkjet film

    July 18, 2005
    Clear inkjet film AzCoat Scottsdale, AZ USA Three new inkjet products with adhesive backings: 4 mil white vinyl film with a permanent PS adhesive on a 60# liner; 2 mil white polyester film with permanent PS adhesive on a 90# liner; and 4 mil cle…

  • Static elimination equipment

    July 18, 2005
    Static elimination equipment Simco Industrial Static Control Hatfield, PA USA XP-2 shockless static bar is for use on extruder, laminators, coaters and other equipment where adhesives and chemicals are being used and the processes require hazardou…

  • Protection from anilox roll scoring

    July 18, 2005
    Protection from anilox roll scoring Graymills Corporation Chicago, IL USA MegaMag has 10 times the magnetic strength of a conventional magnet and has nearly 800 percent more surface area than standard magnets. Super size MegaMag increases pa…

  • Magnetic particle brakes

    July 18, 2005
    Magnetic particle brakes Nexen Group Vadnais Heights, MN USA The magnetic particle brakes use magnetic powder as the medium for transmitting torque between the rotating shaft and the stationary housing. Designed for use in web tension control, the…

  • Table-top corona treating system

    July 18, 2005
    Table-top corona treating system Corotec Corporation Farmington, CT USA The new table top Uni-dyne is a combined unwind station/sheet treating system designed for use in test laboratories for evaluation of coating/treating methods for printing app…

  • Pourable and pumpable UV ink

    July 18, 2005
    Pourable and pumpable UV ink Monarch Color Corporation Charlotte, NC USA Royalcure UV flexo ink is so thin and stable that it comes in 1 gallon jugs. It is strong, stable, consistent, user friendly, non-thixotrophic, non-foaming, and has viscosity…

  • New technology for laser anilox rolls

    July 18, 2005
    New technology for laser anilox rolls Harper Corporation Charlotte, NC USA The new product offers flexographers a significantly more consistent, exact cell configuration with improved ink release and clean-up characteristics. It reacts with trace…

  • Sheeter for synthetic paper

    July 18, 2005
    Sheeter for synthetic paper Maxon Automatic Machinery Company Westerly, RI USA The dual motor drive technology ensures that the sheeter maintains ±.015" length tolerance. Automatic tension controls to govern the roll stand’s…

  • Rotary converting systems

    July 18, 2005
    Rotary converting systems Tools & Production Temple City, CA USA These complete rotary converting systems can unwind, diecut, rewind; unwind, punch diecut, rewind; unwind, diecut slit, rewind; unwind, diecut, cut off; or any combination of you…

  • Doctor blade

    July 18, 2005
    Doctor blade Harris & Bruno International Roseville, CA USA Micro Steel is an ultra fine-grained steel doctor blade that lasts up to 57 percent longer than conventional steel blades. It meets printers’ demands of a fine wiping edge witho…

  • Laser fluorescent paper

    July 18, 2005
    Laser fluorescent paper Avery Dennison Fasson Roll North America Painesville, OH USA Three new Fasson brand laser fluorescent paper products have superior layflat properties and are compatible with most desktop laser printers. They come in pink, c…