Difficult Jobs? Combo Printing Can Tighten Screwy Requests

Combination presses can be a tool for converters to help them minimize problems, downtime, and waste for difficult package printing jobs.

Envelopes Extraordinaire

New equipment, including DuPont's Cyrel Fast technology and a Barco digital imager, have moved Atlantic Envelope's Exton plant into the realm of extraordinary.

GAA Calls for Entries for Annual Golden Cylinder Competition for Gravure Printers

Gravure Association of America (GAA) members (and even those of you non-members) only have until mid-February to submit your greastest gravure for 2001. "[We] conduct the Annual Golden Cylinder award competition to promote the gravure process and to provide peer recognition for technical achievements," says GAA.

ICC Review to Affect Color Software

The International Color Consortium (ICC) has announced that a major revision to the ICC specification is available for review and comment.

Summer in the City: Sheetfed Conference Slated for June in Chicago

GATF and NAPL's 10th Annual Sheetfed Pressroom conference will feature printing experts from across the country, addressing mission critical issues, says conference sponsors, the Graphic Art Technical Foundation (GATF) and National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL).

Creo Invests Millions in printCafe

Creo Products Inc. reports it has invested $23.6 million (US) in printCafe, Inc., as part of a $39.6 million private placement of equity and debt.

Money-to-Be-Made: Gravure Tips Round Out GAA Annual Pressroom Conference

Gravure printers will want to check out the Gravure Association of America's annual Pressroom Conference in a few weeks—and the GAA is taking steps to make it easier for you.

Mark Andy/Comco Flexo Feast Feeds Minds of Converting Industry

From maximizing technical and technological developments to tips on how to expand service offerings, the Mark Andy/Comco two-day educational seminar provided converters and industry professionals a veritable feast of information and ideas for their operations.

Dealing with Ink Adhesion on High-Slip Films

One of the most common problems with printing high-slip films is poor ink adhesion. Such films have low surface energies, and the levels of slip additives

The Future of Package Printing

Packaging must answer to many masters, including product manufacturers, retail outlets, consumers, and government agencies. As such, it is constantly

Agfa Xcalibur: Jewel in Converter's Crown

The Xcalibur VLF "breakthrough" system reportedly brings new simplicity and quality to the demands of package printers, says its manufacturer, Agfa. And one of Agfa's customers, Superior Lithographics—a 15-year-old, Los Angeles, California-based operation—is quick to agree. The package-printing plant reports the Xcalibur CTP (computer-to-plate) system has been a jewel in its production crown.

CIP4 Releases JDF Developer ToolKit

ZÜRICH, SWITZERLAND -- CIP4 (Intl. Cooperation for the Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press, and Postpress) annnounced today the public release

Flexo Printing to Outpace GNP in 2002, Says FTA

North America's 6,000-plus flexographic printing establishments will produce in excess of $85 billion (US) of printed work in 2002. That's the Flexographic Technical Association's best estimate and is part of the organization's business-based analysis that was presented to the FTA's board of directors in early December.

CreoScitex and DuPont Promote Proofing

CreoScitex and DuPont say together, they now offer customers a complete proofing system. According to CreoScitex, the companies have established a worldwide, strategic alliance "to promote and enhance thermal halftone proofing systems based on DuPont WaterProof thermal halftone proofing media for CreoScitex CTP (computer-to-plate) proofing systems."

Smurfit-Stone Powers Efficiency with CreoScitex

Smurfit-Stone says its getting more efficient with CreoScitex's new Prinergy Powerpack workflow.

Sun Chemical HD Plates

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