Narrow Web & Label Reporter

  • KPG Corp., Williston, VA, partners with SEI Laser Converting, Amaro, Italy, to introduce SEI's laser die-cutting technology to US and Canadian printing markets.

  • Mesirow Financial, Chicago, IL, serves as exclusive financial advisor to Prime Graphics, Wood Dale, IL, in its sale to Kollman Label & Packaging Group, Yardley, PA.

  • Maquinaria Esagraf, Barcelona, Spain, is the exclusive distributor in Spain of narrow web converting equipment manufactured by Rotocontrol, Ahrensburg, Germany.

  • The In-Mold Decorating Assn., Scottsdale, AZ, announces judges for its 2010 awards competition: Ashley Carlson, director of packaging, Plastics Div., American Chemistry Council; Clare Goldsberry, senior editor, Modern Plastics Worldwide; and Yolanda Simonsis, associate publisher/editor, PFFC.

  • Dion Label, Westfield, MA, expands its digital printing capacity with the purchase of an HP Indigo WS6000 press from Hewlett-Packard, Palo Alto, CA. The press offers four-color printing at 98 linear fpm and the ability to print on both thin and thick substrates.

  • Norway-based ELLCO Etikett Trykk AS invests in a Performance Series P7 press from Mark Andy, St. Louis, MO. The seven-color, 13-in. UV press features hot foil, a Stork screen unit, and web turn bar.

  • Steinhauser, Newport, KY, installs an HP Indigo WS6000 digital press and a servo-driven Digicon Series 2 finishing unit from UK-based ABG Intl. to expand its portfolio into short- and medium-run labels, flexible packaging, shrink sleeves, and folding cartons.

  • The Roll Materials Div. of Avery Dennison Corp., Mentor, OH, is sponsoring the wines, champagnes, and spirits category of the 2010 Pentawards competition for packaging design.


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