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  • 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…

  • Lion Labels adds Xeikon 3300

    January 23, 2013
    Xeikon has announced that Massachusetts-based Lion Labels has purchased and installed a Xeikon 3300 digital color press. With 50 years of label printing expertise, Lion Labels produces labels for a variety of industries, including pharmaceutical and…

  • INX International, G.E. Richards reach distributor agreement

    January 23, 2013
    INX International Ink Co. announced a distributor agreement to expand and strengthen its strategic relationship with G.E. Richards Graphic Supplies. The two companies have worked closely together for years and this new agreement reflects INX’s…

  • Yazoo Mills opens second facility

    January 23, 2013
    Yazoo Mills, with corporate offices in New Oxford, PA, USA, opened its second facility at 800 Gitts Run Road in Hanover, PA, on November 26, 2012. The 45,000 square foot facility houses mailing tubes, stock cores, and numerous raw materials. With th…

  • Precision AirConvey expands into new facility

    January 23, 2013
    Precision AirConvey, a designer, manufacturer and installer of trim and scrap removal systems, has announced its expansion into a new, larger corporate headquarters. The new office - which is 26,000 square feet - is located at 465 Corporate Boulevar…

  • The Label Printers honored again for sustainability efforts

    January 23, 2013
    Aurora, IL-based The Label Printers has won two prestigious awards for its efforts in making the company’s operations more environmentally sound and sustainable. The company has won TLMI’s (Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute) Environme…

  • CCL acquires Scottish label converter

    January 23, 2013
    CCL has announced that it has agreed to acquire through the purchase of shares John Watson & Co. Ltd., a privately owned label converter located in Glasgow, Scotland with estimated sales of approximately 12 million pounds. The planned acquisition…

  • UPM Raflatac ISO certified in Malaysia, opens Vietnam distribution center

    January 23, 2013
    UPM Raflatac has received certification to the ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System for its Malaysia labelstock manufacturing facility. The certification represents a significant step toward achieving one of the company’s major goals…

  • Chemsultants Intl. adds new clean room

    January 23, 2013
    Chemsultants International has announced the addition of a Class 10,000/Class 1000 Clean Room to its product and process development operation. The new upgrade houses the company’s TPC-2 Pilot Coating line which offers multiple coatin…

  • Harper declares 2012 Roadshow tour a success

    Harper declares 2012 Roadshow tour a success

    January 23, 2013
    After events in several North American cities, global anilox roll supplier Harper Corporation of America has declared its 2012 Roadshow Tour a success. The Roadshow, held annually, consists of events for flexographic professionals in variou…

  • Bemis receives 2012 Global Packaging Award

    Bemis receives 2012 Global Packaging Award

    January 23, 2013
    Bemis Performance Packaging, a supplier of flexible packaging, pressure sensitive material and roll-fed labels, has received a special jury innovation design award from the 2012 Beverage World Global Packaging Design competition. The award honors the…

  • New 3 Sigma coating line in operation

    January 23, 2013
    3 Sigma Corporation, a supplier of specialty custom adhesive and top-coated materials for the PS label industry, has completed installation of a wide format specialty coater, providing customers with what it calls a greater array of cost effective, c…

  • PC Industries adds proofreading tool

    January 23, 2013
    PC Industries has formed a partnership with Schlafender Hase of Germany, and is now its representative in the North American market. Schlafender Hase has developed the Text Verification Tool (TVT), an automated proofreading tool designed to quickly a…

  • Martin Automatic co-sponsors conference in Dubai

    Martin Automatic co-sponsors conference in Dubai

    January 23, 2013
    Martin Automatic Inc. keynoted an educational conference in Dubai for narrow web label and flexible packaging printers and converters. The conference, titled “Reduce Waste and Improve Productivity,” was co-sponsored by XOL Automation, a d…

  • Multi-Plastics introduces new 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…

  • Nilpeter named Pamarco Distributor of the Year

    January 23, 2013
    Over the past two years, Nilpeter Asia Pacific and Pamarco Global Graphics have worked together to develop a strong presence in the Southeast Asian region. As a result, Pamarco is pleased to announce that it has awarded Nilpeter Asia Pacific wit…

  • Schober USA to rebuild Medessa Tooling

    January 23, 2013
    Schober USA has entered into an agreement with Heinz-Dieter Mendel GmbH to recondition tooling used in Medesa brand products in its Fairfield, OH, USA, facility for North American customers. This new service agreement covers all models and types of M…

  • Rodman Publishing is now Rodman Media

    January 23, 2013
    Rodman Publishing Corp., publisher of market-leading trade magazines such as Label and Narrow Web, Nonwovens Industry and Beauty Packaging, has changed its name to Rodman Media Corp. The change, effective Jan. 1, 2013, better reflects the company&rsq…

  • Telstar Engineering launches new website

    Telstar Engineering launches new website

    January 23, 2013
    Telstar Engineering has launched a new website with streamlined information for its customers.  “Servo and digital technologies go hand-in-hand with traditional applications,” says Tom Kirtz, Telstar president and chief engineer.…

  • Rotoflex unveils new website

    January 23, 2013
    Rotoflex, a manufacturer of finishing, roll-to-roll inspection and diecutting equipment, has launched its new website at www.rotoflex.com. According to the company, the new website incorporates the latest in best practice features and capabilities, a…

  • Xeikon partners with Canflexographics

    January 23, 2013
    Xeikon has announced that Canflexographics Ltd. will represent Xeikon label and document printing digital presses as well as the entire line of ThermoFlexX digital imagers for flexo and letterpress plates in Canada. “Digital printing provides…

  • Bunting online ordering goes live

    January 23, 2013
    Bunting Magnetics Co., a producer of precision magnetic products for the printing, automobile, plastics, food, and electronics industries, has implemented an online flex die ordering system enabling label printers and other users of flexible dies to…

  • Avery Dennison launches ‘Designer Showcase’

    January 23, 2013
    The Label and Packaging Materials division of Avery Dennison Corporation has launched a global Designer Showcase that features insights, examples and personal stories about packaging and design from some of the world’s leading designers and des…

  • Lattice Labels, Gintzler Graphics add Gallus presses

    Lattice Labels, Gintzler Graphics add Gallus presses

    January 23, 2013
    Gallus has announced the sale of a new Gallus ECS 340 flexographic press to Gintzler Graphics in Buffalo, NY, USA, the converter’s second since the model was first introduced at Labelexpo 2009 in Brussels. “We use Gallus flexo presses in…

  • Mark Andy acquires Print Products

    January 23, 2013
    Mark Andy recently completed the acquisition of Print Products Inc., a distributor of flexographic printing products for US printers and converters. To Mark Andy, the purchase marks an important step in support of its ongoing strategy “to provi…

  • Surprise

    Steve Katz, Editor || January 23, 2013
    "There’s a magazine for that?”  That was my first reaction upon entering the label printing industry. Of course, I’ve since learned that there truly is a magazine for everything, but at the time, it sure came as a surprise…

  • RotoMetrics announces sales appointments

    January 22, 2013
    John Langdon will be responsible for managing sales and customer service relationships in Canada.

  • Avery Dennison partners with WGSN

    January 22, 2013
    The new partnership brings together fashion trends and integrated branding products and technologies.

  • Nilpeter adds ScanGraf to Customer Care Center

    January 22, 2013
    The partnership allows Nilpeter to offer Scandinavian customers quicker and more reliable service on all printing equipment.

  • Comco Cadet installed in Georgia H.S.

    January 22, 2013
    The seven-inch, four-color press was installed at R.W. Johnson High School in Gainesville.

  • Wink expands and modernizes production facility

    January 22, 2013
    The German diecutting tool manufacturer is ready for rising demand.

  • INX earns EcoLogo certification

    January 22, 2013
    Certified inks include four EcoTech process colors and 13 blending bases.

  • CS Labels adds another Xeikon press

    January 22, 2013
    The now all-digital UK converter's new press is its fifth Xeikon acquisition in just five years.

  • ICE 2013 to welcome over 100 new exhibitors

    January 22, 2013
    The biannual show has significantly increased in size since 2011.

  • Harper honored in Wisconsin

    January 22, 2013
    The company's DePere, WI, USA location is the recipient of a 2012 Best of DePere Award.

  • Gallus Screeny now with seal of quality

    January 22, 2013
    The 'Genuine Plates' seal guarantees that users will find what they ordered inside the packaging.

  • FINAT announces 2013 agenda

    January 22, 2013
    Programs include workshops, label competitions and the annual Congress in Germany.

  • Omet opens technology center in China

    January 22, 2013
    The center gives clients an intuitive and active grasp of the press maker's equipment potential.

  • Full-wrap label consortium addresses PET recycling

    January 22, 2013
    The group is looking to better understand the problems and solutions that will benefit all involved parties.

  • AIMCAL set to release new SourceBook

    January 22, 2013
    Converting-related organizations that join the association by February 1 will be included.