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  • Laminated Pouch Structure

    January 23, 2013
    Multi-Plastics Inc. has introduced EZTear, a laminated pouch structure for use in easy open stick packs or similar flexible packaging applications. This laminated structure addresses the mechanical aspects regarding tear initiation and control of tea…

  • Shorter Rolls

    January 23, 2013
    MACtac has expanded its MACcopy line with the introduction of MACcopy Jr. for customers interested in purchasing shorter rolls of label stock for roll-fed laser printing on color digital presses, such as the Primera CX1200. MACcopy Jr. is available i…

  • Certified Stocks

    January 23, 2013
    MACtac has enhanced its Indie line of certified stocks for Indigo by expanding its product offerings to include MACtac’s patented, non-ooze MP910 adhesive and the addition of redigo complementary labelstocks that have been optimized to be…

  • Color Management

    January 23, 2013
    Schawk, Inc. has launched ColorDrive, which the company says is the industry’s first cloud-based, print-quality management platform. ColorDrive aligns measured and calibrated visual scores throughout the packaging development supply chain proce…

  • Polyester Materials

    January 23, 2013
    Polyonics has designed two new polyester label materials to adhere to smooth and textured LSE plastics, such as polypropylene, polyethylene or TPO, which are commonly found in the automotive industry. The XF-455 is an opaque, 2 mil gloss white polyes…

  • Letterpress Plate

    Letterpress Plate

    January 23, 2013
    Flint Group Flexographic Products has introduced the new, soft nyloprint plate WS-S digital for letterpress printing. Nyloprint WS-S Digital plates represent the latest development of the digital steel based product range with focus on coating and sp…

  • Microliner

    January 23, 2013
    Outlook Group Packaging & Printing Solutions has developed a pressure sensitive labeling product that expands the Microliner thin label product into new applications. Reverse print Microliner RVP technology allows converters to print on the under…

  • Security Protections

    January 23, 2013
    Built upon the success of its ROBAR Enterprise Label Management System and three decades of AS/400 and iSeries product development, Innovatum now has iROBAR, which is currently implemented and operational at a number of IBM i installations. iROBAR cr…

  • UHF RFID Tag

    January 23, 2013
    SMARTRAC has announced the introduction of its new UHF EPC compliant WebLite inlay. The SMARTRAC WebLite inlay represents a technological advance in both size and performance. With an antenna size of only 46 x 15 mm, it is especially suited for item-…

  • Workflow Suite

    January 23, 2013
    EFI has announced the introduction of the Fiery Workflow Suite, a set of integrated products designed to accelerate business growth and profitability. As part of EFI’s broad portfolio of integrated products, Fiery Workflow Suite delivers a full…

  • Varnishes

    January 23, 2013
    Pulse Roll Label Products Ltd. has announced the launch of two new products to its range of UV screen varnishes. RS255 is formulated specifically so when printed it meets the European Blind Union (EBU) Guidelines to European Pharmaceutical Companies…

  • Proof Verification

    January 23, 2013
    GMG has launched ProofControl 2.0, which has been designed to deliver contract-quality verification of proofs, and makes color accuracy objectively measurable. The latest update supports verification of spot colors and GMG OpenColor profiles, as well…

  • Embossing Rolls

    Embossing Rolls

    January 23, 2013
    Embossing rolls from Webex are commonly machined or engraved to within .001" tolerances according to customer-specific embossing depths and patterns. Embossing rolls designed for heat transfer applications are engineered using proprietary heat t…

  • Synthetic Papers

    January 23, 2013
    Masterpiece Graphix has released a new line of synthetic paper stocks to the digital printing industry: Masterpiece Xquisite. The line is being rolled out with four new varieties: Xquisite, XquisiteTitanium, XquisiteOnyx, and XquisitePlatinum. Xquisi…

  • Classic White Liner

    January 23, 2013
    Lohmann Technologies Corp. has announced the reintroduction of its Classic White Liner in North and South America. In early 2012, Lohmann introduced the silky smooth clear liner. While some customers have embraced the new liner, testing has shown tha…

  • Sleeve Storage System

    Sleeve Storage System

    January 23, 2013
    Flex Essentials Inc. has recently re-engineered its edge sleeve storage system to create FlexStor IV. Similar in functionality to previous FlexStor sleeve storage systems, it has been redesigned to reduce assembly time, increase performance and reduc…

  • Sheeter

    January 23, 2013
    AZCO Corp. has introduced the Sur-Size Sheeter TS-54. It is a compact sheeter, ideal for use in film, paper, nonwovens, corrugated, robber or other flexible material. Material is placed onto the unwind support, from where it is threaded through roll…

  • Spectrodensitometer

    January 23, 2013
    Konika Minolta has announced that its FD-7 spectrodensitometer is now supported by SpotOn! Flexo, a pressroom software package for color matching. The FD-7 features include Konica Minolta’s original VFS technology and First Automatic Wavelength…

  • Temporary Adhesive

    January 23, 2013
    NAStar has expanded its temporary adhesive promotional product line with MagneTernative.  According to the company, the auto-applied construction will stick “anywhere a regular magnet will, but also everywhere it won’t.” …

  • Nip Stations

    Nip Stations

    January 23, 2013
    Custom engineered AccuNip nip stations from PFE Rolls, Inc. can be configured for a wide range of uses in the converting industry, including laminating, thermal bonding, web heating/cooling, and web pulling and squeezing. Available in welded steel, c…

  • Magnet Material

    January 23, 2013
    GPA is has introduced a new product that makes printing magnets on an HP Indigo press easier than ever before: DigiMag Plus by Magnum Magnetics. These flexible magnets are ideal for save the dates, sports schedules, calendars, photographs, puzzles, a…

  • Battery Tapes

    January 23, 2013
    Polyonics has introduced ultra-thin, flame-retardant polyimide battery tapes. Double-coated versions offer battery makers a non-mechanical attachment method for mounting batteries to frames, chassis, etc. The tapes are halogen free, REACH and RoHS co…

  • WebCenter 12

    January 23, 2013
    Esko’s WebCenter 12 was designed for consumer goods packagers who must comply with functional, practical and esthetical requirements. With this edition of WebCenter, Esko responds to two packaging and consumer trends: the proliferation of produ…

  • RIP Software

    RIP Software

    January 23, 2013
    Roland DGA Corp. has announced the release of VersaWorks Version 4.8, a full-featured RIP software package developed exclusively for the company’s wide format inkjet printers and printer/cutters. This latest version of VersaWorks features a new…

  • Adhesives

    January 23, 2013
    Henkel has unveiled its new Eticol borax- and zinc-free, casein-based labeling adhesives at this year’s Brau Beviale in Nuremberg. The new adhesives are characterized by outstanding bonding power and, with a modified formulation, can contribute…

  • Hotmelt Unit

    January 23, 2013
    ETI Converting has launched a patent pending, high-speed hotmelt clean edge pattern adhesive unit. The unit can be retrofitted on any existing Cohesio machine. This process allows variable repeat from 16" to 24" with automatic register and…

  • Packaging Inks

    January 23, 2013
    Flint Group’s FlexiStar BRC inks for packaging applications have become the first solvent-based flexo inks certified by NAPIN as biorenewable ink with a BRC Index of 80, and was developed using NAPIM certified bio-based raw materials. NAPIM&rsq…

  • RFID Label

    January 23, 2013
    Xerafy has released Titanium Metal Skin, a read-on-metal RFID label. According to the company, Titanium Metal Skin was developed for cost-sensitive asset management applications. It is a GS1 EPCglobal Gen 2 and ISO 18000-6C standard UHF RFID label th…

  • Wax Ribbon

    January 23, 2013
    The AWR 8 ribbon is a new, versatile wax ribbon that is compatible with a vast array of label materials and can print equally well on rough uncoated papers and synthetic materials. It is also compatible with most preprinted labels. It was designed fo…

  • Digital Press

    Digital Press

    January 23, 2013
    Domino has released its N600i digital label press. Designed to combine the productivity of flexo with the flexibility of digital, the N600i features a modular frame, access doors, production control, and unwind and rewind capabilities. It prints at s…

  • Print Management Systems

    Print Management Systems

    Catherine Diamond || January 23, 2013
    The newest generation of print management systems streamline internal processes and communication with customers.

  • In-mold Labels

    In-mold Labels

    Steve Katz || January 23, 2013
    Durable and recyclable, IML also gives brand owners the coveted no-label look.

  • Security Labeling

    Security Labeling

    Catherine Diamond || January 23, 2013
    In a market with guaranteed growth and ever-evolving technology, converters and suppliers must stay on their toes to thrive.

  • Abbott Label

    Abbott Label

    Steve Katz || January 23, 2013
    A legacy of responsiveness and selling exclusively to resellers has this converter poised for continued growth.

  • Pure, pristine and pressure sensitive

    January 23, 2013
    When a product such as Eternal Water is marketed as pure and pristine, finding a label that reflects these attributes is paramount. In the competitive retail landscape of bottled water, standing out on the shelf is essential to success, and catc…

  • Is there $100,000 hiding right under your nose?

    Rock LaManna || January 23, 2013
    New products and new technologies are like bright lights and glittery things to owners. Sometimes we can’t take our eyes off them – even when there might be $100,000 right under our noses. All too often in our line of work, we fail to adh…

  • Workplace ethics

    Jack Kenny || January 23, 2013
    Most people don’t understand anything about journalism, about a journalist’s life and the daily challenges. Sometimes they misunderstand. A few years ago I stopped to chat with a neighbor who was painting his house. He’s a local pol…

  • Music, nature and measurement

    Calvin Frost || January 23, 2013
    Dave Brubeck died. Many of you may not know him. Many of you may not recognize his sound, his music. Those who knew him and listened to his sound realize he was a genius. In my view, he was as creative and innovative as the three B’s: Bach, Bra…

  • Fearing migration

    Fearing migration

    January 23, 2013
    Many European countries, most notably Germany and Britain, seem to have an almost pathological fear of migration. Not the kind that has boat people landing in quiet creeks (though lots of people are afraid of that too), but the migration of nasty che…

  • Flint Group’s Jeff Alexander inducted into LPIA Hall of Fame

    January 23, 2013
    Flint Group’s Jeff Alexander is the 2012 inductee to the Label Printing Industries of America (LPIA) Hall of Fame. Alexander was formally inducted, and presented with an award, during the LPIA conference November 7-9 in San Diego, CA, USA. Ale…

  • DISC named PIA’s ‘Best Workplace’

    January 23, 2013
    DISC, a source of specialty packaging products for more than 40 years, has once again earned a place on the “Best Workplace in the Americas” list from the Printing Industries of America (PIA). It is the tenth time the company has been sel…

  • World Label Awards restructured

    January 23, 2013
    FINAT, the European-based association representing the interests of the self-adhesive labeling industry, has announced that the L9 has decided to substantially restructure the World Label Awards competition. It is also launching the “Best-of-th…

  • Wilson Manufacturing is FLAG’s Vendor of the Year

    Wilson Manufacturing is FLAG’s Vendor of the Year

    January 23, 2013
    Wilson Manufacturing has announced its recent recognition as the FLAG Vendor of the Year for 2012. During the second annual FLAG Members Meeting held in Asheville, NC, USA, November 13-14, the St. Louis, MO-based rotary tooling company was named the…

  • TLMI awards two more LIFE certifications

    January 23, 2013
    Minneapolis, MN-based Ritrama and Avery Dennison’s Fort Wayne, IN, USA, division have recently been awarded LIFE (Label Initiative for the Environment) certification from TLMI. The Project LIFE program was developed in order to assist TLMI memb…

  • Dscoop8 to offer ‘Spark’ sessions

    January 23, 2013
    Dscoop (Digital Solutions Cooperative) has announced the addition of “Spark” sessions to the 2013 Dscoop annual conference, Dscoop8: Spark, taking place Feb. 21-23, 2013 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville, TN…

  • Attendance up at South China Label Show

    January 23, 2013
    The South China Label Show 2012 attracted 5,098 visitors as its second edition was held at the Pazhou Exhibition Center in Guangzhou, December 4-6. The show exceeded previous statistics in attendee and exhibitor numbers and many senior executives vis…

  • Sharon Bagby bids farewell to Spartanics

    January 23, 2013
    Sharon Bagby, marketing coordinator at Spartanics, has said her final goodbyes as she departs the company after 17 years for a well-deserved retirement. Bagby began her career at Spartanics back in 1995 and has been a tremendous asset to the Spartani…

  • EFI adds Technique to MIS family

    January 23, 2013
    EFI has announced that it has acquired Technique, a UK-based provider of MIS/ERP software products for the printing and packaging industries. While financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, it is not expected to be material to EFI’…

  • MPS grows in the UK

    January 23, 2013
    MPS has announced a period of growth over the past few months for its UK operation, reflected in sales of press machinery to three premier UK label printers: Reflex Labels, Hamilton Labels and Watershed Packaging. Reflex Labels is now running produc…

  • Channeled Resources launches new website, named ‘Green Master’

    January 23, 2013
    Channeled Resources Group has announced the launch of its redesigned website, www.channeledresources.com. The new site reflects an ongoing effort to enhance the company’s web presence. “Channeled Resources has streamlined the user experie…