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  • FTA launches interactive online course

    January 24, 2014
    Based on its Flexography 101 booklet series, the class aims to give participants a grasp of the fundamentals of flexography.

  • Nutrition facts panel on labels to get a makeover

    January 24, 2014
    The FDA has recently sent guidelines for the new labels to the White House.

  • Rako Etiketten adds a Gallus ECS 340

    January 24, 2014
    The ten-color press will be installed at the company's headquarters in Witzhave, Germany.

  • WINDING CORE ADAPTER

    January 24, 2014
    Roll Concept has introduced Corexal, a universal winding core adapter. Corexal is designed to transform a 3" expanding shaft into 6" one without any tubing, mounting nor tools. When expanded, the 3" shaft opens the adapter, which then…

  • PLASTICIZER

    January 24, 2014
    Eastman Chemical Company has announced another addition to its non-phthalate plasticizer portfolio with Eastman Versafix plasticizer, which is designed specifically for water-based adhesives. Formulated to provide necessary viscosity control and maxi…

  • LABEL APPLICATORS

    LABEL APPLICATORS

    January 24, 2014
      Action Packaging Systems is offering the Gold Seal line of label applicators in GS-60 print/apply and GS-90 apply-only models. These applicators are designed to be simple, compact, and virtually maintenance-free. They are ideal for st…

  • UV LED CURING INKS

    January 24, 2014
    Flint Group, in collaboration with leading OEM’s and lamp manufacturers, has developed and is now launching a full range of low energy UV and UV LED curing inks for sheetfed applications: Ultraking XCURA and Ultraking XCURA LED. Ultraking XCURA…

  • COATED ONE SIDE LABEL

    January 24, 2014
    FutureMark Paper Group has announced a number of enhancements to Future Label, the industry’s only coated one sided (C1S) label product with high-recycled content (>85 percent). This provides an environmentally-friendly C1S label product for…

  • BAR CODE DECODING

    January 24, 2014
    PC Industries has announced that its Graphic-Vision 500 Series Web Viewers now offer bar code decoding. The digital web viewing systems - which are designed with industrial, high-performance parts - feature long-lasting, high frequency…

  • MOBILE PRINTER

    January 24, 2014
    Epson America has announced the Epson LabelWorks LW-600P, a new label printer for smartphones and tablets designed to give users the ability to make a variety of both practical and creative labels for the home or workplace. The LabelWorks LW-600P is…

  • LOOP TACK TESTER

    LOOP TACK TESTER

    January 24, 2014
      Brookfield Engineering offers the new TA-LTT Loop Tack Tester for use with the CT3 Tester. The TA-LTT Loop Tack Tester is designed for testing the adhesive strength of materials per ASTM D2979. The sample is adhered to a slide that is plac…

  • OPENCOLOR 1.1

    January 24, 2014
    GMG has announced the release of GMG OpenColor 1.1. Designed to enable brands and packaging press specialists to accurately predict spot colors, GMG OpenColor has won high-level recognition, including the 2013 InterTech Technology Award, the 2013 Fle…

  • DRYER, LIGHT FINISHER

    DRYER, LIGHT FINISHER

    January 24, 2014
      Flint Group Flexographic Products has introduced nyloflex Dryer FIII and the nyloflex Light Finisher FIII. These two systems have been specifically designed to deliver excellent productivity, consistency and quality for processing flexogra…

  • FULL COVERAGE ADHESIVE

    FULL COVERAGE ADHESIVE

    January 24, 2014
      MAXStick Products Ltd. has released its newest product, 80 gram direct thermal, full coverage adhesive MAXStick X2 Colors. MAXStick X2 Colors utilize an 80 gram base material with a full adhesive pattern that increases the long term durabi…

  • SLITTER RIG MODULE

    January 24, 2014
    An ergonomically designed slitter rig module is a feature of Maxson’s Dual Knife Rotary Sheeters. The design incorporates a switch that constantly monitors the tension of the safety cord positioned across the width of the slitter rig. If the co…

  • HEAD INTERFACE BOARDS

    HEAD INTERFACE BOARDS

    January 24, 2014
      Global Inkjet Systems (GIS) has announced new Head Interface Boards (HIBs) for the Kyocera 600dpi KJ4A/B printhead range. The new HIBs replace the previous HIB, which only supported Kyocera’s first generation of 600dpi printheads. Th…

  • DUST REMOVAL

    January 24, 2014
    Maxson Automatic Machinery Co. offers a vacuum system for its sheeters that remove dust at the slitters, insuring the cleanliness of sheeted stock and minimizing dust related defects at the printing press. Suction is applied at the point of slitting,…

  • REMOVABLE ADHESIVES

    January 24, 2014
    UPM Raflatac has announced the renewal of its removable adhesive portfolio with the addition of RR19 and RR12. Labelstocks constructed with these adhesives are designed to provide good initial tack and lasting adhesion to a wide array of substrates,…

  • WHITE REFLECTOR SILICONE

    January 24, 2014
    Dow Corning has introduced new Dow Corning MS-2002 Moldable White Reflector Silicone. According to the company, this highly reflective white material extends the photo-thermal stability and high-moldability that typifies Dow Corning’s award-win…

  • SEAWATER-RESISTANT MATERIALS

    SEAWATER-RESISTANT MATERIALS

    January 24, 2014
      Herma has extended its portfolio of seawater-resistant self-adhesive materials to include four new products at once. The grade 880 white glossy PP label film is especially well suited to applications in which hostile weather conditions and…

  • WEB CLEANER

    January 24, 2014
    Jemmco has announced a new component style web cleaner. This unit houses a JemmTac Pre-Sheeted Adhesive Roll and is designed to mount over an existing idler roll that is covered with proprietary JemmTac Web Cleanning Sleeve. The JemmTac Web Cleaning…

  • UV CURING UNIT

    January 24, 2014
    The Accu-Cure Ultraviolet Curing & Drying Unit is engineered for high-speed curing of vinyls, polyesters, paper and other substrates. Its computer-designed cooling system is designed to minimize the level of heat transmitted to stock in the curin…

  • DESIGN SOFTWARE

    January 24, 2014
    The Color-Logic Design Suite – a suite of plug-ins and palettes for graphic designers – now permits gradating multiple metallic colors, one into another.  The Gradation-FX technique available in the upgraded Color-Logic Design Suite…

  • PINNER CHARGING BAR SERIES

    PINNER CHARGING BAR SERIES

    January 24, 2014
      Simco-Ion introduces its updated Pinner Charging Bar Series, which is built for a variety of industrial applications. The Pinner Series’ upgrades include ruggedized construction, improved electrical insulation, new versatile mounting…

  • TURRET REWINDER

    TURRET REWINDER

    January 24, 2014
      Prati Company’s new STARplus series turret rewinder is designed for companies without the need for an inspection system. It is designed to operate non-stop in line on any printing machine. Thanks to its automatic rewinding tension co…

  • ROTARY SHEAR CUTTER

    January 24, 2014
    Azco Corp. has designed a modular rotary shear cutter capable of making hundreds of cuts per minute. The rotary knife assemblies can be incorporated into new machines or inserted into an existing process. Benefits include bolt-in, modular design, hig…

  • FRUIT TAGGING PRODUCTS

    FRUIT TAGGING PRODUCTS

    January 24, 2014
      UPM Raflatac has added three new products to a range of thermally printable tags purpose-designed for netted produce. The new Fruit Tag Gloss, Fruit Tag Thermal Eco and Fruit Tag Thermal Top feature a special adhesive, which gives dry edge…

  • ANILOX CLEANER

    January 24, 2014
    Sonic Solutions has introduced its new Phoenix Series anilox cleaner. The Series has been developed to include the following enhancements: a safer level of ultrasonics (68 kHz to allow smaller bubbles to get into smaller cells of the higher line coun…

  • Dscoop announces new partnership program, board of directors

    January 24, 2014
    Dscoop (Digital Solutions Cooperative) is introducing in 2014 a special limited Partner level for first-timers. This new package welcomes new Partners to the Dscoop community and allows companies to gain exposure to their target audience of HP Graphi…

  • Industry People

    January 24, 2014
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 AB GRAPHIC INTERNATIONAL, Elgin, IL, USA – Jim Wright (1) as been named Canadian regional s…

  • INX conducts groundbreaking ceremony in Ohio

    January 24, 2014
    INX International Ink Co. officials broke ground December 5 on a new 62,000 square-foot facility in Lebanon, OH, USA.  Local dignitaries were joined by the INX management team, led by President and CEO Rick Clendenning, at the site about 30 mile…

  • Gidue to install two flexo presses in the US

    January 24, 2014
    Nuova Gidue has announced the sale of two flexographic printing presses to be installed in the United States in early 2014. Diversified Label Images of Birmingham, AL has purchased the Gidue M5 430 (17”) with eight color stations and diecuttin…

  • Tenth Labelexpo Asia reaches new heights

    January 24, 2014
     Labelexpo Asia 2013 reached new visitor attendance records as it celebrated its tenth anniversary edition. Held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) during December 3-6, show organizer Tarsus reports that the four-day exhibitio…

  • Logo Label Printing adds a Jetrion 4830

    January 24, 2014
    Logo Label Printing, an all-digital label printer in Durham, NC, USA, has added an EFI Jetrion 4830 to its printing equipment portfolio. According to Logo Label, the addition of the new Jetrion will allow the company to be more price competitive with…

  • HP expands sustainability initiatives with HP Indigo

    January 24, 2014
    HP has announced developments that help reduce the environmental impact of HP Indigo digital printing. Updates include new trials that conclusively demonstrate the deinkability of HP Indigo prints in typical Graphic Arts Paper deinking mill configura…

  • Eagle Systems announces new NJ headquarters

    January 24, 2014
    Eagle Systems, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of foil enhancement equipment, has announced it has completed the acquisition of an 18,000 square-foot, two-story building in Ocean, NJ, USA. Located at South 1310 Roller Road, the new facility is fou…

  • Rapid growth for sleeve label consumption

    January 24, 2014
    Global consumption of sleeve labels is forecast to grow at a calculated annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.6% in the 2014-2019 period, according to a new market report by Smithers Pira. Sleeve label consumption is projected to reach 6,425 million m₂ i…

  • Bovie acquires Quick William assets

    January 24, 2014
    Bovie Screen Process Printing Co., Inc. announced that it has acquired the assets of Quick William, Inc., a digital printer of labels, banners, signs, and vehicle wraps located in Boscawen, NH, USA. The acquisition will supplement Bovie’s exist…

  • Omet honored in Shanghai

    January 24, 2014
    Omet was honored by Labelexpo Asia show organizer Tarsus for its nonstop participation since the show’s incpetion, and always having a machine on show. At this year’s edition, on display was a press from Omet’s XFlex series, the XFl…

  • Paragon Label winnner of technical, environmental awards

    January 24, 2014
    Paragon Label – a provider of digital and flexographic pressure sensitive label printing, precision foiling, embossing and rotary screen printing services – has won more than three dozen national and international awards for tec…

  • Anderson & Vreeland now offers Packz

    January 24, 2014
     With its appointment as a distributor of Hybrid Software prepress products throughout North America, Anderson & Vreeland now offers Packz, the application that the company says makes high-quality editing of packaging and labels accessible t…

  • NiceLabel acquires Niceware

    January 24, 2014
    Euro Plus, the developer of NiceLabel bar code and RFID labeling software, has recently acquired its American distributor Niceware International. Through its offices in USA, Europe and Asia, NiceLabel International will be able to offer expanded serv…

  • Sonic Solutions introduces new Phoenix Series

    January 24, 2014
    alist based in Mokena, IL, USA, has announced the new Phoenix Series, an anilox cleaning system developed to meet the specific needs of customers. The Phoenix Series features a safer level of ultrasonics  – 68 kHz  – to allow s…

  • Mepco Label Systems adds shrink sleeve production

    January 24, 2014
    Mepco Label Systems, a manufacturer of pressure sensitive labels and flexible packaging, has added shrink sleeve production to its  portfolio. Based in Stockton, CA, Mepco will be one of a few companies in California to print and seam shrink sle…

  • PC Industries’ Graphic Vision 500 Series adds bar code decoding

    January 24, 2014
     PC Industries has announced that its Graphic-Vision 500 Series Web Viewers now offer bar code decoding. The digital web viewing systems - which are designed with industrial, high-performance parts - feature long-lasting, high fre…

  • General Label to use FLEXcon adhesives in security systems

    January 24, 2014
    FLEXcon, a manufacturer of adhesive coating and laminating products, has announced it has been selected by Rhode Island-based General Label, Inc. to provide materials for home security system keypad coverings. Utilizing one of FLEXcon’s FLEXm…

  • New production line for Valéron Strength Films

    January 24, 2014
    Valéron Strength Films has announced the development and installation of its new film extrusion line. The new blow line was incorporated to improve overall manufacturing efficiencies and produce even better film. “We built the line to p…

  • sun chemical announces dispenser program

    January 24, 2014
    Sun Chemical has announced the release of a new water-based flexo dispenser program.  “Narrow web tag and label printers that use water-based flexo inks can now decrease their overall bottom-line operating expenses in ink volume and ink c…

  • Flexible packaging industry to reach $25 billion

    January 24, 2014
    The North American converted flexible packaging market accounts for approaching 30% of global consumption with an annual spend of $20.7 billion in 2013, reveals a new report from PCI Films Consulting.  Approaching 90% of sales in the Region are…

  • Styers, Colordyne partner for digital retrofit upgrades

    January 24, 2014
    Styers Equipment has developed a strategic partnership with Colordyne Technologies (CDT) to perform installations for the Digital Flexo-bility upgrade program in North America. This digital conversion program allows converters to turn an existing pr…