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  • GIDUE introduces a new UV curing system

    March 19, 2007
    GIDUE introduces a new UV curing system GIDUE, a manufacturer of narrow web presses based in Turate, Italy, has introduced UV TIME!, an ultraviolet curing system described as environmentally friendly and oxygen-free. The system was produced in partn…

  • Andrews Decal installs Gallus EM 280

    March 13, 2007
    Andrews Decal Company, a Chicago, IL, USA converter of pressure sensitive labels for the HBA, promotional, household, sporting, industrial, and security markets, recently acquired an 11", eight-color Gallus EM 280 UV flexo combination printing p…

  • XSYS hosts print awards at Labelexpo Brussels

    February 27, 2007
    XSYS Print Solutions, the narrow web ink manufacturer headquartered in Sweden, has announced a call for entries to the XSYS Print Awards 2007. The third annual event will be held at Labelexpo Europe 2007 in Brussels on September 29. Label converte…

  • GIDUE introduces a new UV curing system

    February 13, 2007
    GIDUE, a manufacturer of narrow web presses based in Turate, Italy, has introduced UV TIME!, an ultraviolet curing system described as environmentally friendly and oxygen-free. The system was produced in partnership with Air Liquide France. &ldquo…

  • Nilpeter pushes offset sales to meet rising interest

    January 23, 2007
    Responding to a greater interest in rotary UV offset printing, especially among high-end converters in the EU countries, Nilpeter plans to boost spending on its UV rotary offset press sales budget by 50 percent in the current trading year. “…

  • Italian press maker

    January 23, 2007
    Italian press maker gains a Finnish sale Tarratuote OY from Tampere — one of the oldest and largest label producers in Finland — is the first company in northern Europe to install the latest version of Omet’s Varyflex UV flexo pre…

  • Water Ink Technologies signs

    January 23, 2007
    Water Ink Technologies signs new distributor in Mexico Water Ink Technologies, of Lincolnton, NC, USA, recently signed FotoTec to be its distributor in Mexico. Fototec is a supplier to the graphic arts and printing industries throughout Mexico. F…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    January 11, 2007
    UK roll label converters expect consolidations to rise

  • Narrow Web Offset

    Narrow Web Offset

    Michelle Sartor || January 11, 2007
    Offset offers another printing option for converters and their customers to evaluate. The process differs from flexo, often providing a quality that can be useful in image conscious industries.

  • Opportunities South of the Border

    Opportunities South of the Border

    Jennifer Dochstader || January 11, 2007
    A newfound resilience in Latin America and still a place where regional label printers, and their foreign suppliers, profit.

  • Water Ink Technologies signs new distributor in Mexico

    December 19, 2006
    Water Ink Technologies, of Lincolnton, NC, USA, recently signed FotoTec to be its distributor in Mexico. Fototec is a supplier to the graphic arts and printing industries throughout Mexico. FotoTec will supply and provide technical support for Wat…

  • MPS celebrates a decade of manufacturing

    November 28, 2006
    Multi Print Systems, also known as MPS, celebrated its 10th anniversary in November. The manufacturer of narrow web servo driven presses is headquartered in Didam, the Netherlands. Company officials report that in its first decade MPS manufactured…

  • RAKO adds more

    November 14, 2006
    RAKO adds more Nilpeter flexo units RAKO Etiketten has increased the flexo capacity of its Witzhave plant near Hamburg, Germany, by installing two Nilpeter UV flexo presses. Both are the recently-introduced FA-4 models each with a 13" web widt…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    November 1, 2006
    Private label brands set for even faster growth

  • Labelexpo Americas 2006

    Labelexpo Americas 2006

    September 25, 2006
    The show of the year featured evolutionary technologies for converters eager to expand into new markets.

  • Asian Label Markets

    Asian Label Markets

    Leah Genuario || September 25, 2006
    The fastest growing market for labels commands the attention of the rest of the packaging world.

  • New press makes labels

    September 13, 2006
    New press makes labels for hazardous substances Occasionally this column gets to hear about a PR application story that penetrates its stringent “ho-hum, so what” barrier. The installation of a five-color Mark Andy 2200 UV flexo press…

  • Film packaging prompts switch to direct laser engraving

    September 13, 2006
    Film packaging prompts switch to direct laser engraving Direct laser engraving of flexo sleeves made from elastomer type materials could receive a boost from recent technical advances and trends towards shorter runs of shrink sleeves and film wrapar…

  • Skanem on schedule

    September 13, 2006
    Skanem’s plant in Thailand is on schedule for a start-up planned for early 2007. The factory occupies 45,208 square feet of space and is located 35 miles south of Bangkok. The Olso, Norway based labeling group says the plant will serve as its A…

  • Smyth expands with Omet, Mitsubishi presses

    September 13, 2006
    Smyth expands with Omet, Mitsubishi presses Smyth Companies Inc. of St. Paul, MN, one of the USA’s largest label printers, has purchased two new presses. The acquisitions will increase Smyth’s rollfed label product offering for full body…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    August 28, 2006
    Skanem on schedule with Asian labeling house

  • Film Substrates

    Film Substrates

    August 25, 2006
    An overview of new and recently introduced film products for the label and narrow web converting market.

  • Doctor blades

    July 18, 2006
    Doctor blades XSYS Supplies Plymouth MN USA XSYS Supplies North America now offers the new One-step Blade from Max Daetwyler doctor blades. The One-step Blade is meant to lessen the downtime related to ink spitting when running UV flexo inks. The…

  • Offset hybrid press

    July 18, 2006
    Offset hybrid press GIDUE Turate Italy GIDUE introduces its new Xpannd UV offset hybrid press. The press can be equipped with a number of combination processes including UV flexo and screen printing technology. The press is available in 14.5"…

  • Comcos are popular

    July 18, 2006
    Comcos are popular in E. Europe and Asia Sales of Comco ProGlide presses are reported to have risen in 2006, with orders coming from Eastern Europe and Asia, according to Mark Andy, the parent company. Comco has received orders for a six-color 18&…

  • Narrow Web Profile: Metro Label

    Narrow Web Profile: Metro Label

    Jack Kenny || July 17, 2006
    In Canada, a major converter pursues an aggressive environmental strategy.

  • Smyth expands with Omet, Mitsubishi presses

    July 11, 2006
    Smyth Companies Inc. of St. Paul, MN, one of the USA’s largest label printers, has purchased two new presses. The acquisitions will increase Smyth’s rollfed label product offering for full body shrink sleeves and pressure sensitive labels…

  • GiDue introduces offset press at open house

    May 23, 2006
    More than 200 industry people visited the GiDue showroom in Turate, Italy, last week for the launch of the Xpannd offset press. GiDue’s open house was held concurrently with Converflex Milan. The servo driven Xpannd press in the showroom is…

  • Comco presses penetrate Eastern Europe and Asia

    May 17, 2006
    Sales of market leading Comco ProGlide presses are reported to have taken off in 2006, with orders coming from Eastern Europe and Asia, according to Mark Andy, the parent company. Comco has received orders for a six-color 18” and a seven-col…

  • Beauty & Personal Care Labeling

    Beauty & Personal Care Labeling

    May 11, 2006
    The popularity of beauty and personal care items on store shelves has increased demand for labels and made the industry an important one for converters to recognize and understand.

  • Coatings

    April 7, 2006
    Coatings UVitec Printing Ink Lodi NJ USA UVitec Printing Ink introduces two coatings. The UV flexo gloss benzophenone free coating, 21163-87, was designed to provide high performance on press and match the stringent criteria for pharmaceutical pac…

  • Profile: Pago Group

    Profile: Pago Group

    John Penhallow || April 6, 2006
    A Switzerland based industry leader has a global vocus on label systems.

  • Flexo inks

    January 16, 2006
    Flexo inks Fujifilm Sericol Kansas City KS USA Fujifilm Sericol has introduced Uvisleeve, a UV curable flexo shrinksleeve ink, as part of its UVivid family of UV flexo and rotary screen inks. The company says Uvisleeve was designed to shrink to th…

  • Gallus acquires a stake

    November 28, 2005
    It’s easy to see how producing small folding cartons on reelfed presses, rather than on sheetfed offset presses, can offer real economic advantages. Also, the best of UV flexo will readily match offset quality. Yet, despite the best efforts of…

  • XSYS Print Solutions hosts UV flexo seminar

    November 28, 2005
    XSYS Print Solutions hosts UV flexo seminar XSYS Print Solutions played host to a comprehensive seminar addressing the growing market of UV Flexo for shrink applications. This one-day seminar, Market Expansion Through Shrink Conversion, held in Plym…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    November 28, 2005
    Narrow Web Europe Gallus acquires a stake in folding carton technology By Barry Hunt It’s easy to see how producing small folding cartons on reelfed presses, rather than on sheetfed offset presses, can offer real economic advantages. Als…

  • Rako to install

    October 18, 2005
    Rako to install two Gallus RCS 330 presses Rako Etiketten has bought two Gallus RCS 330 servo-driven platform presses to expand capacity for small and medium sized runs on various substrates at its plant in north Germany. Both modular machines have…

  • Narrow Web Europe

    October 18, 2005
    Esko-Graphics' parent sells its packaging division

  • Comco ProGlide MSP

    September 12, 2005
    Comco ProGlide MSP One press … Limitless Possibilities With the ProGlide MSP you can print the widest range of substrates–from 1-mil unsupported film to 24-pt. board stock. • Field-proven productivity for all types of packaging,…

  • Mark Andy XP5000: World Class Converting

    September 12, 2005
    Mark Andy XP5000: World Class Converting The XP5000 is the converting system that offers the design of the future, the “Productivity Platform”. A unique combination of innovative and technology for today’s printing professional is…

  • Color system

    September 12, 2005
    Color system Deco-Chem Mishawaka IN USA For UV flexo converters of labels and folding carton, Deco-Chem now offers a multi-line color system based on one set of super concentrated colorants. A set of 12 color concentrates can be blended with two d…

  • Specialty Paper Substrates

    Specialty Paper Substrates

    Susan A. Eliya || September 7, 2005
    Beyond basic papers in pursuit of the new and unusual

  • Yet another

    September 7, 2005
    Readers with long memories might recall an item about Harlands of Hull in East Yorkshire, which appeared in the December 2003 issue. It mentioned that the venerable firm — established in 1832 no less — had been rescued from near oblivion…

  • MPS expands into

    September 7, 2005
    MPS expands into N. America, Germany Multi Print Systems (MPS) of Didam, Netherlands, has announced the formation of a partnership with Joseph Drilling, the former technical director of a well known brand in the North American label and packaging p…

  • Narrow Web Profile: Novelprint

    Narrow Web Profile: Novelprint

    Jack Kenny || September 7, 2005
    In Brazil, one of Latin America's great innovators seeks ever-distant technological horizons.

  • Primer coating

    July 20, 2005
    Primer coating UVitec Printing Ink Lodi NJ USA The 18457-87 UV Flexo Primer Coating provides a base that accepts ink on a non-primed substrate, and provides lamination to offer scuff resistance. It can be made in a flexo application or paste versi…

  • Narrow Web Profile: OPM Group

    Barry Hunt || July 20, 2005
    Film based flexo in the UK.

  • Expansion-minded GiDue stresses packaging abilities

    July 20, 2005
    Expansion-minded GiDue stresses packaging abilities GiDue, an Italian press manufacturer, has added a Graphics Technology Center close to the headquarters in Turate near Milan. With extra floor space of 5,382 square feet, the new facility provides m…

  • ANI acquires Macro

    July 20, 2005
    ANI Printing Inks, headquartered in Germany, has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of Macro Australia Pty Limited, a leading independent supplier in the Australian and New Zealand market for UV flexo inks, adhesives and varnishes for narrow w…

  • Narrow Web Profile: Logotech

    Leah Genuario || July 20, 2005
    This New Jersey converter with big capabilities takes pride in its ability to service customers large and small.