Flexography

Print Quality Sealed!

MFM turns to Bell-Mark to improve flexographic printing on its line of weather-resistant materials.

Holding the Dot

Combination printing continues to evolve due to technical advancements in the fast-paced flexographic environment. However, there are a handful of issues our industry faces on a daily basis.

Flexo is on Track

Subtitled "The Inside Track to Success," the Flexographic Technical Assn. (FTA)'s annual Forum offered information on an impressive range of topics, including pressroom/production practices, supply chain management, color management, emerging technologies, sales/marketing, education/training, and RFID/printed electronics.

From Foil to Film

Fleksotisk Logar has purchased a six-color GIDUE F-Combat film press, the first sold in Slovenia. The 280-mm-wide flexographic press is equipped with six UV lampheads with integral chill rollers for heat management and joins a range of five existing flexo printing presses at the company.

FTA Launches "Members Only" Site

The Flexographic Technical Assn. has launched a Web site specifically designed for its members at http://members.flexography.org.

F&K Installs 3 Flexo Presses: Fourth Ordered

Excelsior Packaging Group has installed three Fischer & Krecke high-speed Flexpress Series ten-color central impression flexographic presses.

W&H Wins Excellence in Flexography Awards

More than fifty per cent of all Excellence in Flexography Awards in the Wide Web Flexo category went to print designs produced on central impression (CI) flexographic printing presses from Windmoeller & Hoelscher.

Pliant Purchases Two Infiniti Flexo Presses from PCMC

Pliant Corp. has purchased two 65-inch Infiniti gearless flexographic printing presses from Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC).

PRIMAFLEX C is W&H's Most Successful Flexo Press Introduction

In the 12 months following the introduction of the PRIMAFLEX CM and PRIMAFLEX CS flexographic sleeve presses, Windmoeller & Hoelscher has sold 35 presses worldwide, making it the most successful launch of any flexo press in the company's history.

Globally Speaking

With just a single plant located in Oaks, PA, Global Packaging may not appear to be a global reckoning at first glance, but the company’s diverse flexible packaging solutions, which include laminated and surface-printed roll stock and side-weld bags, are supplied to consumer product companies in the US and Canada.

Tech Specs

Is there a shiny new flexo press in your future? Then go ahead and drool. Here’s a sample of what’s waiting for you.

Flexo Goes to Florida

The 2005 Annual Forum of the Foundation of Flexographic Technical Assn. (FFTA), held March 20-23 at Orlando’s Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel, got down to business.

UV Flexo Press Eliminates Press Adjustments During Changeovers

GIDUE SpA’s six color Combat 370 UV flexo press for labels is designed for speeds up to 150mt/min and features the Flower printing head to facilitate job changes.

Alcan Packaging Wins Flexo Grand Slam

Alcan Packaging has won the first ever Flexo Grand Slam Award for sweeping the three most prestigious awards for flexo package printing in the 2003/2004 season.

Notable & Flexible

For 55 years, the Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards, sponsored by the Flexible Packaging Assn., have honored packaging and converting excellence across a broad range of the flex-pack industry. This year’s contest saw a record 89 entries, 28 of which earn a total of 33 awards. Here’s a look at some of the top winners.

Complex & Capable

Located almost midway between Madrid and Barcelona in Zaragoza, Spain, Polibol is one of the "jewels" in the expanded Alcan family of flexible packaging converters.

The Gold Standard

Vibrant colors and shimmering foils receive high marks at the Tag & Label Mfrs. Inst. (TLMI) 2004 awards competition. Winners were announced October 26 during TLMI's 2004 annual meeting in LaQuinta, CA. A total of 107 awards were presented, including 47 first place, 22 second place, and 35 honorable mentions. Here are details on just a few of this year's winners.

A New Habit

Breaking with tradition, Hub Labels brings the flexibility of Gallus presses to its showcase facility.

East Meets West - Again

An Oklahoma-based converter takes a second spin with a gearless flexo press from Asia.

Aquaflex Introduces Gearless Servo Press at Labelexpo Americas

Aquaflex, now part of the F.L. Smithe Machine Co. Inc., introduced its new Servo FPC press to the narrow web market at Labelexpo Americas (September 13 - 16, 2004) in Rosemont, IL, USA.

At Labelexpo Americas: Gallus Debuts New Developments on Best-Selling Machines to American Market

Gallus reports it is showing the North American narrow web industry its latest developments on its best-selling press models this week at Labelexpo Americas.

A Problem Solver's Solution

Flexicon's brand new PCMC Infiniti II provides the converter with just one more way to solve its customers' problems.

Tolerance = Tight

Retrofitting servo drives on its narrow web presses gives Discount Labels the ultimate in precision and control.

Get the Narrow Web Flexo Fundamentals at Fox Valley Technical College

The Foundation of the Flexographic Technical Association (FFTA) presents the Fundamentals of Narrow Web Flexo Printing at Fox Valley Technical College, Sept. 13 - 16, 2004.

Label Converter Bern-etic First to Install Mark Andy LP3000 in France

Investing in Success

When PFFC first met Coating Excellence Intl. in 2000, it was an up-and-coming startup just settling into its new 50,000-sq-ft facility in Wrightstown,

Roots & Realized Dreams

Established as a two-machine operation before 1920, Burrows Paper today boasts a dozen facilities. With a brand new F&K press, its newest packaging plant provides the promise of a thriving future.

Extreme Makeovers

After driving through the splash and pop literally of the Midwest's largest vacation destination, the Wisconsin Dells, you'll soon arrive in Adams population:

Keeping Score

Using incentives to motivate employees pays off for Consolidated Label, named "Best Managed Company" by TLMI.

A TEXAS-SIZED Flexo Forum

Big D was the setting for the 2004 Annual Forum of the Flexographic Technical Assn (FTA). Appropriately titled Think Big, Think Flexo, the event's program,

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