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  • Special Effects Labels

    Special Effects Labels

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || November 21, 2013
    So long as there is competition on store shelves, there will be a demand for special effects labels.

  • Digital Printing

    Digital Printing

    Steve Katz, Editor || November 21, 2013
    Improved technology has an increasing number of converters adding digital presses.

  • Narrow Web Profile:  Paris Art Label

    Narrow Web Profile: Paris Art Label

    Steve Katz, Editor || November 21, 2013
    Strategic acquisitions, experience and digital printing are keys to the success of this expanding beauty label specialist.

  • Red Rum

    Red Rum

    November 21, 2013
    To increase shelf appeal and consumer interest for its new addition to the Malibu family, France-based beverage manufacturer Pernod Ricard looked to Eastman Chemical Company and Embrace copolyester when creating…

  • A label printing co-op

    A label printing co-op

    Rock LaManna || November 21, 2013
    At first glance, you’d think the main reason to join the printing co-operative Flexo Label Advantage Group (FLAG) is to save money. It is a reason, without a doubt, but as FLAG President and CEO John McKay notes, what the co-op offers is someth…

  • Clean Manufacturing

    Jack Kenny || November 21, 2013
    A sparkling plant improves work, product and sales.

  • Concern for byproduct

    Calvin Frost || November 21, 2013
    Contrary to my pal CD’s contention that there is no scientific data that supports rising temperatures and an escalation of greenhouse gas emissions, a paper published in the journal Nature says, “the coldest year in the future will be war…

  • The best of both worlds

    The best of both worlds

    John Penhallow || November 21, 2013
    If you come from the German-speaking part of Italy, you need to acquire the best of both worlds: Italian flair combined with German precision. And if you are combining these successfully while building narrow web digital presses in the town of Brixen…

  • ‘Talkin’ ‘bout my generation’ with TLMI

    ‘Talkin’ ‘bout my generation’ with TLMI

    Steve Katz, Editor || November 21, 2013
    The Who’s seminal hit “My Generation” was fitting entrance music for the hundreds of label converters and suppliers gathered in San Antonio, TX, USA, for the TLMI 2013 Annual Meeting. The event, themed “My Generation – L…

  • Industry People

    Industry People

    November 21, 2013
        1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10   ANDERSON & VREELAND, Bryan, OH, USA – Rob Baker (1) has been appointed national accounts manager. BOVIE SCREEN PROCESS PRINTING CO., INC., Bow…

  • The Labelmakers Group acquires Kolibri Labels

    November 21, 2013
    The Labelmakers Group, headquartered in Almere, the Netherlands, has acquired Kolibri Labels, a custom label printer, also based in the Netherlands. With this acquisition, The Labelmakers Group broadens its range of self-adhesive labels while strengt…

  • Mac Arthur CEO appointed to White House steering committee

    November 21, 2013
    President Obama has appointed Mac Arthur Corporation CEO Christie Wong, and 18 other leaders in industry, academia, and labor to the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) Steering Committee 2.0. The new Steering Committee will build on the work o…

  • Xeikon’s Ring inducted into NAPL’s Soderstrom Society

    November 21, 2013
    Xeikon  has announced that Michael Ring, president of Xeikon America, was inducted into the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) Walter E. Soderstrom Society. The induction took place on September 7, 2013, at the Soderstrom Societ…

  • Label Arts acquired by investment firm

    November 21, 2013
    Label Arts LLC has been acquired by Field Ventures LLC., a private investment firm based in Northbrook, IL, USA. The label converter, based in Kemp, TX, USA, makes a range of label products, including preprinted, blank, RFID and custom labels, along…

  • Landa reveals new enhancements, upgrades for nanographic presses

    November 21, 2013
    Landa has announced major developments to its Landa S10FC and S10C Nanographic Printing Presses, enhancing print quality and upgrading the press design. According to the company, the new changes firmly place Nanographic printing presses as a producti…

  • Screen USA launches inkjet label printing system

    Screen USA launches inkjet label printing system

    November 21, 2013
    Screen USA has announced the commercial launch of the Truepress Jet L350UV inkjet label printing system. The Truepress Jet L350UV is able to handle security printing required by the label printing industry. Its launch demonstrates Screen’s fir…

  • Avery Dennison introduces silicone-based adhesive

    November 21, 2013
    S8092 - a new adhesive from Avery Dennison - is designed to give automotive and other manufacturers dramatically improved performance when labeling silicone-coated materials or materials with contaminated surfaces. The new S8092 adhesive addresses tw…

  • ASL Print FX wins ‘Best of the Best’ award

    November 21, 2013
    Ontario, Canada-based ASL Print FX recently was awarded the first ever World Label Association’s “Best of the Best” award for its Rennie Estate Winery label at the Global Label Awards in Brussels. The international award, considere…

  • EFI acquires Metrix Software

    November 21, 2013
    EFI has announced that it has acquired the Edmonds, WA, USA-based automated print planning and imposition technology company operating as Metrix Software. The acquisition is not expected to be material to EFI’s Q4 or full-year 2013 results…

  • AB Graphic sets sail for charity

    AB Graphic sets sail for charity

    November 21, 2013
    AB Graphic International has announced plans for participation in the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge to benefit the Generous Hearts Foundation and its work in aid of orphaned children in Romania. Managing Director Mike Burton has teamed up with…

  • UPM Raflatac launches thin glassine liner

    November 21, 2013
    UPM Raflatac has announced the launch of 1.7 WG, a thin, white glassine liner custom-designed for VIP applications that utilize small rolls, such as weigh scale, bar code, shipping and hospital products labeling. Labelstocks constructed with 1.7 WG…

  • Flint Group invests in Nilpeter combi press

    November 21, 2013
    Flint Group Narrow Web has invested in a new Nilpeter combination printing press to be installed in the company’s Center of Technical Excellence in Trelleborg, Sweden. Global Business Director Narrow Web Guillaume Clement comments: “Flin…

  • Infinity Foils announces new hot stamping foil, sweepstakes winner

    Infinity Foils announces new hot stamping foil, sweepstakes winner

    November 21, 2013
    Infinity Foils Inc., a member company of the UEI Group, has announced the winner of its Foil Sweepstakes. Seidl’s Bindery of Houston, TX, USA, won an entire mill roll of Infinity Foils’ new MH release hot stamping foil. Matt Se…

  • Esko launches six city tour

    November 21, 2013
    Esko has announced that it will be launching The ‘Real’ Flexo Experience, a series of free educational summits designed to educate attendees on the latest in flexo imaging technology. “Who else is more qualified to explain the…

  • AVT, Nilpeter announce collaboration

    November 21, 2013
    Advanced Vision Technology (AVT) Ltd, a manufacturer of print inspection, process control, quality assurance and color control for the packaging, label, folding carton, metal decoration and commercial print markets, has continued its cooperation with…

  • Vintage 99 expands in Northern California

    November 21, 2013
    Vintage 99 Label Mfg., Inc., has announced the company’s expansion to Sonoma County, CA, USA. After successfully servicing the California wine region and beyond for 14 years from its Livermore plant, Vintage 99 Label has revealed the details ab…

  • Epson introduces on-demand color labeling technology

    November 21, 2013
    Epson America, Inc. has  introducing its new ColorWorks TM-C3500 Label Printer with Just In Time Color Labeling at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2013. The system was designed to help manufacturers produce vibrant, full color labels. The ColorWorks TM-C35…

  • Two out of three US stand-up pouches used in pet foods and beverages

    Two out of three US stand-up pouches used in pet foods and beverages

    November 21, 2013
    The US stand-up pouch market has seen dramatic growth over the past five years, increasing by 50% in unit volume terms to approaching 17 billion units in 2013. Beverages and pet food are the largest end use categories, each accounting for one-third o…

  • WS Packaging unveils new product groups

    November 21, 2013
    WS Packaging Group, Inc. has realigned its product offerings into four new groups to more effectively communicate its focus on “the full range of innovative packaging and branding solutions it offers to the market.” The four product grou…

  • CCL Label Montreal opens new facilities

    November 21, 2013
    Pierre Déry, general manager of CCL Label Montreal recently hosted the official opening of the company’s new facilities, following more than six months’ work to expand the existing plant, which had become too small to keep pace wit…

  • Mark Andy unveils digital printing platform

    November 21, 2013
    Mark Andy Inc. has announced the unveiling of the latest advanced digital printing platform, Mark Andy Digital Series. With beta sites identified, the first Digital Series will be installed in December 2013. A design made up of contributions from a d…

  • No exception

    Steve Katz, Editor || November 21, 2013
    “Everything that can become digital will become digital. Printing is no exception.” The above statement made in 1993 by Indigo founder Benny Landa, who sold his company to HP in 2001, was probably scoffed at by some in the printing indus…

  • How Narrow-Web Printers Can Capitalize On Flexible Packaging Opportunities

    How Narrow-Web Printers Can Capitalize On Flexible Packaging Opportunities

    Randy Parrish, Director, Rapid-Roll Products || November 21, 2013
    This white paper addresses nine frequently asked ques- tions from narrow-web converters starting out in the flexible packaging market. It provides a variety of technical considerations and recommendations to clarify the flexible packaging process, an…

  • Cartamundi USA installs Eco-Eagle Cold Foil System

    November 20, 2013
    "Our customers are overwhelmed by the results and accelerated turnaround time," says Bob Nickel, VP, Specialty Packaging Innovative Technology/R&D for Cartamundi USA.

  • MPS ready for Labelexpo Asia debut

    November 20, 2013
    The company will display its broadened range of flexo and offset printing presses, including the EB, EF and EXL series.

  • A&V extends partnership with Esko

    November 20, 2013
    Anderson & Vreeland will now represent the entire Esko product line in Canada.

  • Edale rebrands its flexo press portfolio

    November 19, 2013
    The Alpha compact press is now known as the FL-1, and the Gamma will become the FL-5 Carton or the FL-5 Flex Pack, depending on application type.

  • FSC, FPL partner to test environmental product claims

    November 19, 2013
    The agreement establishes a cooperative research program that uses forensic wood science to verify the accuracy of claims found on FSC-certified products.

  • Ritrama gears up for Labelexpo Asia

    November 19, 2013
    The Italian self-adhesive manufacturer will show its Globalflex Range, as well as a myriad of other products.

  • PIA announces 2014 Board of Directors

    November 19, 2013
    Jeff Ekstein of Willow Printing Group has been named Chairman of the Board.

  • Actega wins Altana Innovation Award 2013

    November 19, 2013
    The company was honored for its development of special coatings for in mold labels.

  • Pack Expo East picks up steam

    November 19, 2013
    Though the show will not take place until early 2015, more than 78% of exhibit space has been booked.

  • First Packprint Summit Americas closes to positive reviews

    November 19, 2013
    The two-day conference and table top exhibition was held in Miami and attended by 212 delegates from North and Latin America.

  • Label converters among ‘Best Workplace’ winners

    Label converters among ‘Best Workplace’ winners

    Steve Katz, Editor || November 17, 2013
    The stringent PIA awards program honors outstanding human relations efforts that contribute to a successful workplace.

  • Mepco Label Systems adds shrink sleeve production

    November 15, 2013
    Mepco will be one of a few companies in California to print and seam shrink sleeves.

  • DISC wins three awards from PPC

    November 15, 2013
    The company took home two Golds and an Excellence Award at the 70th annual packaging competition.

  • Mercian Labels wins major industry award

    November 15, 2013
    The UK-based printer has won Digital Label Printer of the Year 2013 in recognition of its achievements in the growing digital packaging marketplace.

  • NPTA introduces converter membership category

    November 14, 2013
    Now, all firms who convert paper from one form to another for resale in the distribution channel are invited to join NPTA.

  • LYTASA amps up versatility with Colordyne 1600 press

    November 14, 2013
    The Colordyne Technologies 1600-PC Laser Pro digital label and tag printing press is expected to be installed in January.

  • Gidue celebrates move into new building

    November 14, 2013
    The Italian manufacturer celebrated its move to Campi Bisenzio with an Open House for its staff and their families.