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  • Flexible Packaging

    Flexible Packaging

    Steve Katz, Editor || April 10, 2013
    Narrow web label printers have what it takes to offer convenience and versatility in a one-stop-shop.

  • New York Label & Box Works

    New York Label & Box Works

    Jack Kenny || April 10, 2013
    The versatile converter innovates to meet the challenge of complexity.

  • Universal Lubricants’ Eco Ultra FlexPak

    Universal Lubricants’ Eco Ultra FlexPak

    April 10, 2013
    Founded in 1929, Universal Lubricants is a driving force in used oil collection, base oil refining and distribution, and environmental services. Through its Closed Loop Process, the company collects, re-refines, blends and re-distributes its own engi…

  • Why the smart but unhealthy label company failed

    Why the smart but unhealthy label company failed

    Rock LaManna || April 10, 2013
    Nothing commands respect like intelligence in the business arena. We constantly seek out the smartest people to hire, we want our smartest people running the company, and we strive to outsmart the competition. But you should actually focus on your c…

  • mCommerce

    Jack Kenny, Contributing Editor || April 10, 2013
    Does your label look good on a screen in a subway or airport?

  • What the Frack?

    Calvin Frost || April 10, 2013
    I’d like to spend 24 hours with Susan Brantley and Anna Meyendorff.  Susan is a “distinguished” professor of Geosciences and Director of the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at Pennsylvania University.  She is als…

  • Always look on the bright side…

    Always look on the bright side…

    John Penhallow, Contributing Editor || April 10, 2013
    If the future looks bleak for you, take comfort in the fact that it could be worse. You might for example be the organizer of Ipex, which used to be billed (unofficially) as Britain’s answer to Dusseldorf-based Interpack. The German packaging s…

  • FINAT announces Congress theme and speaker lineup

    April 10, 2013
    FINAT, the worldwide association for the self-adhesive labels and related products, has announced the program details of its congress, including the lineup of confirmed speakers.  On the occasion of its 55th birthday, FINAT is joining forces wit…

  • Dscoop announces change in executive leadership

    April 10, 2013
    Dscoop’s Global Board of Directors has announced that Eric Hawkinson has resigned as executive director. The board has named Carolyn Dolezal as the organization’s acting director, effective immediately, while the board of directors leads…

  • Singer Award Winners Announced

    Singer Award Winners Announced

    April 10, 2013
      The Singer Award winners were honored in Palm Beach. Concluding the Converter Meeting proceedings was a gala dinner where the winners of the prestigious Eugene Singer Awards for Management Excellence were announced.  One of TLMI…

  • Leading and Motivating with TLMI

    Leading and Motivating with TLMI

    Steve Katz, Editor || April 10, 2013
    Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) members met March 3-6 at The Four Seasons resort in Palm Beach, FL, USA, for the 2013 TLMI Converter Meeting. The theme of the meeting was “Successfully Leading and Motivating our People,” and…

  • Label Technology adds third Martin splicer

    Label Technology adds third Martin splicer

    April 10, 2013
    Label Technology, Merced, CA, USA, has installed a Martin Automatic butt splicer on a new MPS EXL660 flexible packaging press. The MBSF splicer matches the high productivity specifications of the 10-unit, 26-inch digital servo drive press, unwindi…

  • People in the News

    People in the News

    April 10, 2013
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 AIM, Cranberry Township, PA, USA – The Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility (AIM) has appointed two new consultants. Ken Koldan will…

  • Mark Andy and Rotoflex expand in Turkey

    April 10, 2013
    Focus Print Solution has recently signed on as the new distributor and representative in Turkey for Mark Andy narrow and mid-web printing equipment and Rotoflex finishing systems. Based in Istanbul, Focus Print Solution aims to serve the strong deman…

  • ABG announces first UK SabreXtreme installation

    ABG announces first UK SabreXtreme installation

    April 10, 2013
    Bridlington based AB Graphic International has announced the installation of its first SabreXtreme laser label cutting system in the UK at leading Hull printer, Springfield Solutions. The installation marks the final stage in a long conversion from t…

  • Labels in Motion adds Xeikon 3500

    April 10, 2013
    Xeikon has announced that Labels in Motion, an Orlando, FL-based label printing company, has purchased and installed a Xeikon 3500 digital label press to handle production of customized labels for the nutraceutical market. Labels in Motion is a subs…

  • Mac Arthur CEO appointed to National Council

    April 10, 2013
    Mac Arthur Corporation, an international supplier of industrial and automotive labels and diecut components, has announced that US Deputy Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank appointed Mac Arthur Corporation CEO, Christie Wong Barrett, to the 2013 US…

  • Spinnaker expands Crack ‘n Peel product line

    April 10, 2013
    Spinnaker Coating, a manufacturer of adhesive coated papers and films, announced that it has added six new items under the Crack ‘n Peel Multi-Print brand, as a result of strong customer acceptance of the line. Crack ‘n Peel Multi-Print p…

  • Rotoflex forms alliance with Scantech

    April 10, 2013
    Rotoflex, a business unit of Mark Andy and a manufacturer of inspection rewind and finishing equipment, has formed a strategic alliance with Scantech, a Canadian-based electrical design and engineering company that produces a variety of horizont…

  • Webex completes relocation of NimCor to Wisconsin

    April 10, 2013
    NimCor, Inc., an OEM of air shafts, chucks and bowed rolls, has moved to new facilities at Webex, Inc., headquartered in Neenah, WI, USA. Founded in 1961, NimCor is one of the industry’s first pioneers in manufacturing carbon fiber air shafts.…

  • Newpage launches specialty papers website

    April 10, 2013
    NewPage Corporation has announced the launch of, a new website specifically designed as a comprehensive and easy-to-use online resource for converters, brand owners and end users of specialty papers.  The new website fea…

  • UPM Raflatac announces new labelstock qualifications

    April 10, 2013
    UPM Raflatac has announced the qualification of a wide range of paper and film labelstocks for iSys Label’s LED toner-based digital label printers. To date, UPM Raflatac has qualified more than 40 products for both the APEX 1290 press and…

  • The Label Printers benefitting from Domino inkjet technology

    The Label Printers benefitting from Domino inkjet technology

    April 10, 2013
    Domino Amjet has introduced a YouTube Channel specifically designed to highlight and focus on digital printing products. This new YouTube Channel ( has been created to highlight customer success stories and product…

  • TOPP DLS earns G7 certification

    April 10, 2013
    TOPP Digital Label Solutions, a Xeikon 3050 customer in Miami, FL, USA has received G7 certification from the IDEAlliance. G7 certification means that TOPP’s print personnel are experts, trained in the field of color management, process and qua…

  • DICE installs a GT3000 in Ohio

    DICE installs a GT3000 in Ohio

    April 10, 2013
    DICE Graphic Technologies, LLC installed its DICE GT3000 series digital inkjet printer at Premier Southern Ticket Co. (PST) in Cincinnati, OH, USA. The DICE unit was installed onto one of the company’s Mark Andy 4140 16-inch wide, six-color…

  • The Label Printers launches educational program

    April 10, 2013
    The Label Printers has introduced a program that it says fits the goals of its “Go Green, Save Green, and Earn Green” sustainability program while also providing much-needed teaching materials support to local school districts. The c…

  • Harper Corp. launches HEX Division

    April 10, 2013
    Global anilox roll supplier Harper Corporation of America has unveiled its latest division: Harper Echo-Xccessories, or HEX division. This move has allowed the Harper team to introduce new items to its line of products, thereby becoming what it calls…

  • Xeikon joins PODi

    April 10, 2013
    PODi, the Digital Printing Initiative, has announced that Xeikon has become a member and joins the ranks of industry leaders focused on the adoption of digital technology applied to labels and packaging. In addition to its widespread base of doc…

  • Industrial Inkjet introduces high speed ‘i Series’

    April 10, 2013
    Industrial Inkjet Ltd (IIJ), an inkjet specialist and official sales and technical support partner for Konica Minolta IJ Technologies, has announced the launch of its new “i Series” high speed Digital Label Module. The Digital Label Modu…

  • Mandatory GMO labeling coming to Whole Foods

    April 10, 2013
    Whole Foods has announced that by 2018, all products in its US and Canada stores must be labeled if they contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). This is the first national grocery store to set a deadline for GMO labeling. “We are puttin…

  • T.W. Parkers installs two Gallus presses

    T.W. Parkers installs two Gallus presses

    April 10, 2013
    T.W. Parkers, a UK-based self-adhesive label and packaging converter and supplier of post-mold labelling, has installed two Gallus EM 430 S lines at its plant in Bootle on Merseyside to boost efficiency and broaden the scope of its producti…

  • Mark Andy partners with Max Daetwyler

    April 10, 2013
    The Print Products group of Mark Andy is now offering the complete line of Daetwyler doctor blades. The Print Products team has gone through extensive training on the product line and is able to recommend the appropriate blade type or blade coating f…

  • Grafix Equipment launches IML diecutting system

    April 10, 2013
    Grafix Equipment, a manufacturer of modular inline and offline converting equipment for the label, flexible packaging and converting Industries, has announced the unveiling of its new Rotary Diecut and Capture System (patent pending) expressly for th…

  • Tapp buys Ben Franklin Press & Label

    April 10, 2013
    Tapp Label Technologies (TLT), a manufacturer of pressure sensitive labels for the wine and spirits industry, has purchased the assets of Ben Franklin Press & Label (BFP&L) of Napa, CA, USA, for an undisclosed amount. Under the transaction, T…

  • Phoenix Challenge HS winners announced

    Phoenix Challenge HS winners announced

    April 10, 2013
    After a spirited, multi-functional event at the 2013 International Phoenix Challenge High School Flexo Competition, prizes were awarded to this year’s top performers. First-place was awarded to Andrew Mandeville and Alex Yelton of Enka High…

  • China’s stamps to be printed on Nilpeter press

    April 10, 2013
    The Postage Stamp Printing Bureau of China Post Group has signed a contract for a 6-color Nilpeter MO-4 offset press for Chinese stamp production. China produces about 2.5 billion stamps each year, worth 1.5 billion Euros. In addition, 5 billion gree…

  • Fort Dearborn acquires FetterGroup assets

    April 10, 2013
    Fort Dearborn Company has announced that it has acquired the assets of FetterGroup’s paint and coatings label business. Fort Dearborn Company, headquartered in Elk Grove, IL, USA, is a supplier of cut and stack, pressure sensitive, roll-fed and…

  • One-stop-shop

    Steve Katz, Editor || April 10, 2013
    Walmart often gets thrown around conversations people have about retail, and there ‘s good reason for it – the store sells everything. From food to clothes to flat screen TVs, you can get it all at Walmart. Consumers like convenience, and…

  • ICE USA under way in Orlando

    April 9, 2013
    The biennial event returns with 100 new exhibitors and a diverse lineup of speakers.

  • Simco-Ion introduces new charging technology at ICE USA

    Simco-Ion introduces new charging technology at ICE USA

    April 9, 2013
    The Pinner Easy combines a static charging bar and generator in one space-saving system.

  • Flint Group announces passing of Louis Werneke

    Flint Group announces passing of Louis Werneke

    April 9, 2013
    "Inky Lou" helped design the first water-based flexographic ink.

  • UPM Raflatac offers new permanent adhesive

    April 9, 2013
    RH25 is a new industrial-grade, extra-permanent hotmelt adhesive.

  • Landa Nanographic Presses win 'Good Design' Award

    April 9, 2013
    The award is presented annually by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architechure and Design.

  • Harper Corp. honored by GAA

    April 9, 2013
    The anilox roll supplier has won the Go-To Market Agility Award.

  • FLAG enjoying rapid growth

    April 9, 2013
    The Flexo Label Advantage Group has more than doubled it’s label converter membership over the last few months.

  • Hooven-Dayton chooses EFI Radius ERP

    April 9, 2013
    The printing and packaging company says it simply outgrew its previous system.

  • MacDermid announces price increase

    April 9, 2013
    Effective June 1, the company's photopolymer products will increase 3-7%.

  • Sun Chemical's DeBartolo wins NAPIM award

    April 9, 2013
    Tom DeBartolo is a technical director for the company.

  • Edale announces Open Day, awards

    April 9, 2013
    The UK-based manufacturer will host an Open Day on May 9.

  • Webex names new CEO

    April 9, 2013
    Prior to joining Webex, Edwards was CEO of Extrusion Dies Industries.