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  • digital LABEL PRINTER

    September 10, 2012
    The EDGE 850 is the newest product from iSys Label. It is a digital label press that prints at speeds up to 9.14 m/m for short run label production. Designed for in-house production of labels, users will be able to print 2,000 labels in less than 20…


    September 10, 2012
    The Maxson SDFK sheeter has been designed to meet the demands of coated film plastics. The sheeter provides a continuous operating system, which allows sheeted material to be accumulated until the completed pile is removed. In this sheeter design, th…


    September 10, 2012
    Wasatch Computer Technology has announced the release of Wasatch SoftRIP Version 7.0. Though SoftRIP has been sold for digital narrow web label printing for several years, the company says this version is the first to specifically address converting.…


    September 10, 2012
    Chicago Coding Systems has introduced LabelView 10 bar code software, a label design and integration software designed for beginners and advanced users alike. Features and enhancements include: an updated printing interface, data sources categories,…


    September 10, 2012
    Polyonics has introduced a family of double-coated anti-static tapes that can be diecut and auto applied. These engineered tapes provide very low tribocharging when applied and removed making them ideal for bonding static sensitive devices (SSD). The…


    September 10, 2012
    Meech International has updated its website to offer user-friendly access and new product animations, which is now live at The updated website features more accessible information, including descriptions of the Meech product range and…


    September 10, 2012
    Acucute Inc. has launched two product lines: the Nine.Five Custom Unlimited and the Performance Adhesive. The Nine.Five Custom Unlimited roll program allows customers to purchase customized pressure-sensitive products at 9.5" x 2500’. This…


    September 10, 2012
    The conventional and digital nyloflex ACE NEW printing plates, a product from Flint Group Flexographic Products, was launched in July 2012. The high durometer flexographic plates are available for use in flexible packaging, corrugated preprint, be…


    September 10, 2012
    Masterpiece Graphix (MGX) is now a distributor for Michelman primer, indicator and cleaning solutions for the HP Indigo 6000 and 6600 in-line priming unit. MGX will provide three Michelman products as part of its distributorship agreement: Michem In-…

  • GPA gives back to the community

    GPA gives back to the community

    September 6, 2012
    More than 20 GPA employees, friends and family members volunteered at the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

  • Dantex expands in USA

    September 6, 2012
    Dantex Corp USA is escalating its presence in North America through the acquisition of California-based RBCOR.

  • Technicote plant rebuilding effort ahead of schedule

    September 6, 2012
    The facility destroyed by a fire nine months ago will be larger with more capacity.

  • Xeikon appoints Rick Mix as Channel Manager

    September 6, 2012
    Mix will focus on developing a successful distribution strategy for ThermoFlexX products in North America.

  • Who’s on FIRST?

    Who’s on FIRST?

    Steve Katz, Editor || September 6, 2012
    The FTA’s Operator Certification Program is off to a great start, furthering flexo quality and consistency.

  • Film Labels

    Film Labels

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || September 6, 2012
    The popularity of film labels today can be attributed to not only their attractiveness, but also their durability. Here, suppliers share information about their product ranges and latest offerings.

  • Hammer expands IML capabilities

    September 5, 2012
    The company recently purchased a web-fed Berhalter diecutter.

  • Mark Andy launches digital label printer

    Mark Andy launches digital label printer

    September 4, 2012
    The SRL 4.0 is a roll-fed, full color (CMYK) toner-based machine that accommodates 8.5" to 12.6" web widths.

  • UPM Raflatac acquires Gascogne's labelstock operations

    September 4, 2012
    The acquisition is a result of UPM Raflatac's focus on growth in special labelstock products.

  • Gintzler Graphics adds AB Graphic flytec 2010

    September 4, 2012
    The machine will be used to convert and inspect high quality labels for the pharmaceutical market.

  • Ahlstrom to divest Label & Processing business

    September 4, 2012
    A new specialty papers company, Munksjö Corporation, will be listed on the Helsinki NASDAQ in 2013.

  • Flint Group's China Academy finds success

    September 4, 2012
    Flint Group Flexographic Products, together with partners, continue to support the development of the Chinese flexographic industry.

  • Chesapeake adds Gidue M5 Digital Flexo 3.0 press

    September 4, 2012
    The press is equipped with 10 UV flexo print units and incorporates advanced HD camera technology.

  • Harper's Alexander James to speak at Labelexpo

    September 4, 2012
    The director of the GraphicsSolutions division will participate in 'A new Era of Flexo Printing' discussion.

  • Acorn Labels buys fifth Edale press

    September 4, 2012
    This installation brings the wordwide sales of the Edale Beta to more than 90.

  • InfoTrends predicts growth despite economic woes

    September 4, 2012
    The 2011-2016 market forecast shows a 9.3% growth in software vendors’ revenues in 2011 and projects a 7.8% CAGR until 2016.

  • Fujifilm supports SGP as Gold Patron

    September 4, 2012
    Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) is a non-profit organization that provides sustainability in the graphic communications industry.

  • Lewisberg Printing adds Mitsubishi sheetfed press

    September 4, 2012
    The seven-color Diamond V3000LX with Grafix UV curing system is the Tennessee printer's second press purchase in less than two years.

  • Screen Printing

    Screen Printing

    Steve Katz, Editor || September 1, 2012
    The age-old process has become easier to incorporate, allowing more converters to enter new and different markets.

  • Beauty and Personal Care Labeling

    Beauty and Personal Care Labeling

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || September 1, 2012
    The beauty and personal care market has been one of the few to offer steady work throughout the global recession.

  • Let’s get to the bottom of how you make strategy

    Let’s get to the bottom of how you make strategy

    Rock LaManna, Contributing Editor || September 1, 2012
    If the financial downturn of 2008 changed the way you create your strategy, ask yourself: Why wasn’t I approaching business then the way I’m approaching it now? Prior to 2008, the focus was generally on growth opportunities.  Busine…

  • Narrow Web Profile: Steinhauser, Inc.

    Narrow Web Profile: Steinhauser, Inc.

    Steve Katz, Editor || September 1, 2012
    Printing for over a century, the Kentucky converter has reinvented itself as a dedicated packaging provider.

  • Amcor innovates

    Amcor innovates

    September 1, 2012
    The company combines form and function with responsible packaging.

  • Charm the media

    Charm the media

    Jack Kenny, Contributing Editor || September 1, 2012
    Here’s how to get the word out about your business – if you dare.

  • The air conditioning conundrum

    The air conditioning conundrum

    Calvin Frost, Contributing Editor || September 1, 2012
    I really don’t like to read newspapers, particularly American newspapers and British tabloids.  They contain so much junk and sleaze.  I just can’t stand them. But, when I travel I am a devotee of the International Herald Tribun…

  • Old wine in new packs

    Old wine in new packs

    John Penhallow, Contributing Editor || September 1, 2012
    If this column frequently reports on wine labeling it is not because the product interests your correspondent (although it does). Wine labels are very big business in Europe, which produces 20 billion bottles of the stuff (or 60% of total world consu…

  • In-mold award winners announced

    September 1, 2012
    The In-Mold Decorating Association, Scottsdale, AZ, USA, has announced the winners of its Sixth Annual Awards Competition.The 2012 IMDA Awards Competition honors the industry’s best in-mold labeled packaging and in-mold decorated durable produc…

  • Charter Films gets ‘Futuremakers’ award

    September 1, 2012
    Charter Films, Inc. is the latest recipient of the “Futuremakers Partner Award” from the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Board. Charter Films accepted the award at the recent WTCS Board Meeting at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical…

  • Manroland is new MPS distributor

    September 1, 2012
    MPS Systems B.V. inked a deal at this year’s drupa to make Manroland Polska and Manroland Czech distributors of MPS products in Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia. Manroland Polska and Manroland Czech will represent MPS independently to their…

  • PET group endorses shrink label recycling protocol

    September 1, 2012
    The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) has endorsed the newly published Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers’ (APR) guidance document pertaining to full wrap shrink sleeve labels for PET bottles, “Sleeve La…

  • PC Industries’ Guardian OLP offers new features

    September 1, 2012
    PC Industries’ Guardian OLP now offers bar code grading and verification capabilities. The Guardian OLP is a full-featured, off-line proofing system that verifies production files and press samples against customer-approved artwork. With the ad…

  • Mitsuo Komiyama honored

    September 1, 2012
    The judging panel for the Label Industry Global Awards 2012 has awarded Mitsuo Komiyama, chairman of the Japan Federation of Label Printing Industries, the Label Industry Lifetime Special Recognition Award. The award was presented during the VIP rece…

  • IDTechEx says RFID market up 17 percent

    September 1, 2012
    The latest RFID market research from IDTechEx finds that in 2012 the value of the entire RFID market will be $7.46 billion, up from $6.37 billion in 2011. This includes tags, readers and software/services for RFID cards, labels, fobs and all other fo…

  • CCL acquires Aussie pharmaceutical label business

    September 1, 2012
    CCL Industries Inc., has announced that it has acquired the assets of the Pharmaceutical Division of Graphitype Printing Services, a privately owned printing company located near Sydney, Australia, for AUD$7 million paid in cash. The acquired busines…

  • Rotocon now represents MPS in South Africa

    September 1, 2012
    Rotocon today announced its representation of Multi Print Systems (MPS), a leading UV flexo press manufacturer headquartered in The Netherlands. A spin-off company from Rototec, Rotocon will focus exclusively on print and finishing machine applicatio…

  • Ed Herter, 73, print industry veteran

    September 1, 2012
    A memorial service for the late Edward J. Herter will be held in New Jersey on September 22 at 2:00 pm in the Upper Ridgewood Community Church, located at Fairmount and Hillcrest Roads, Ridgewood, NJ, USA. A reception will take place at the church im…

  • Mark Andy UK opens new showroom

    September 1, 2012
    Mark Andy has announced the unveiling of the company’s most recently updated showroom. Established in 1993 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, Mark Andy UK Ltd. was the St. Louis, MO, USA-based press manufacturer’s first international sal…

  • Bunting Magnetics receives business honors

    September 1, 2012
    Bunting Magnetics, Newton, KS, USA, a producer of magnetic cylinders for the label converting and other industries, recently was honored for business excellence by several regional organizations: · For the second year running, Bunting Ma…

  • Roto-Plate names new president

    September 1, 2012
    Dan Allen has been promoted to president of Roto-Plate, Inc., a flexographic trade shop located in Burlington, NC, USA. Allen has served as the VP of development and technical advisor for Roto-Plate since April 2009. Formerly of Pitman Company, he wa…

  • Precision AirConvey announces expansion

    September 1, 2012
    Precision AirConvey (PAC), Newark, DE, USA, a designer, manufacturer and installer of automated trim and scrap removal systems, has announced that in order to accommodate the company’s recent growth and product demand, PAC has acquired a bigger…


    September 1, 2012
    Grafitec Label Presses are excited to announce that the very first EFI Jetrion 4900 has arrived in the UK and is now being installed at Colorscan Imaging Products LTD, Burton upon Trent, UK. The machine was installed by engineers from EFI Jetrion…