Release Liners: Challenges Ahead

The world's largest market for release liners is self-adhesive label stock. At the 2004 AWA Global Release Liner Conference, held in Helsinki, Finland,

Protecting Brands

Counterfeit goods are predicted to account for 10% of world trade by 2005-2006. The search is on for the ultimate security label, particularly as legislation

Tolerance = Tight

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

Inspection System Manufacturers' to Launch Alliance at Labelexpo Americas

Print Vision Systems, Lewiston, NY, USA, and Nyquist Systems Inc., Mississauga, ON, Canada, report the two automated print inspection technology manufacturers will be launching a partnership at Labelexpo Americas 2004 in September (13 - 16).

Black Clawson to Exhibit at Labelexpo Americas 2004

Black Clawson will exhibit its processing equipment and products for the flexible web converting industry at Labelexpo Americas 2004 in booth 1525.

Appleton to Address RFID Status at Labelexpo Americas and Debut SmartStrate Label Stock

Appleton says it will debut is SmartStrate label stock at Labelexpo Americas 2004; Vince Reese from the company also will address status of RFID in the tag and label industry on September 15, 2004.

TLMI Scholarship Golf Challenge: 5th Straight Success

Organized every year by Labelexpo to raise money for students interested in pursuing an education in the tag and label industry, the annual Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute's Scholarship Golf Challenge was a "great success" for the fifth time.

NorthStar Signs Label Contract Extension with Miller Brewing Co.

NorthStar Print Group reports it has signed an extension of its existing contract with Miller Brewing Co.

What's New in Narrow Web

New products from: GEW, Raflatac, and Wasatch.

Mark Andy to Demo Expanded Range of Narrow Web Products at Labelexpo Americas 2004

Mark Andy and its Comco division will be showcasing its expanded range of narrow web flexo presses for the label and packaging markets at Labelexpo Americas 2004.

Paxar's Q-Service for RFID Delivers Compliant Smart Labels

Salem Printing Adds Second Six-Color Roland 300

Winston-Salem, NC, USA-based Salem printing reports it has added a second six-color Roland 300 press. The printer/converter says the 2/4 perfecting system, which is on both of its 300 presses, is particularly useful for label work.

Labelexpo Americas 2004 to Provide Focus for Narrow Web Industry; Smart Packaging Conference to Precede Show

Organizer of and participants in Labelexpo Americas 2004 (Sept. 13-16, 2004) say the event will provide a focus for the narrow web industry.

Martin Automatic Says Its Roll Changers Reduce Waste and Downtime for Narrow Webs

Martin Automatic says its booth at Labelexpo Americas 2004 (booth #810) will showcase two complete roll-changing systems for non-stop production on narrow web, roll-to-roll processes.

Keeping Score

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

RFID Experts Group Moves to AIM Global

A group of RFID (radio frequency identification) expert advisors initially chartered by the US Department of Defense will become an expert advisory group within AIM Global, the industry trade association for RFID and the automatic identification industry, reports AIM Global, the trade association for RFID.

Mark Andy Develops Focused Film Label Niche Configuration for Comco ProGlide Press

Mark Andy says its new Comco ProGlide FLX provides narrow web converters a solution for expanding into film markets.

Fasson and Tailored Solutions Team Up to Streamline Electronic Orders for Narrow Web Industry

Narrow web converters now can take advantage of simplified order entry and reduced material receipt time via Fasson Connect says the product's collaborating developers Fasson Roll North America (a div. of Avery Dennison Corp.) and Tailored Solutions.

PLGA Calls for Entries to 2004 Packaging and Label Gravure Awards

The Packaging and Label Gravure Association (PLGA) announces its request for entries to the 2004 awards programs.

Wine/Beverage Label Converter Revamps Workflow with Artwork Systems' Nexus

G3 Enterprises, a converter of wine and beverage labels, has chosen Artwork Systems' Nexus workflow software to revamp its label production workflow.

Release Liner Market Research: AWA Expands Annual Market Overview with End-User Analysis

Silicone coating manufacturing opportunities in Europe are the focus of an updated release liner market study compiled by AWA Alexander Watson Associates.

Heidelberg Intros Speedmaster XL 105 for Packaging and Label Printers at Drupa

Among Heidelberg's introductions at Drupa was the Speedmaster XL 105, an offset press capable of producing to 18,000 sheets per hour.

RFID Comes on Strong

Finally, the reality of commercial RFID is just around the corner.

Reporter Clips

News from: Dotrix, EMA, Label Graphics, MACtac, Mark Andy (Comco & UVTechnology), Raflatac, Seal-It, and Texas Instruments.

What's New in Narrow Web

New products from: Caron Products & Services, Erhart + Leimer, Flexcon, Scapa North America, Trident, and Uvitec Printing Ink.

Esko-Graphics and HP Indigo Partner for Digital Production of Labels

At Drupa 2004, Esko-Graphics announced a complete digital printing solution for digital label production. According to the company, the "solution" includes HP Indigo digital printing presses and its own Scope front-end workflow system.

What's New in Narrow Web

New products from: Erhard + Leimer, Fasson Roll North America, MACtac Printing Products, and Tharo Systems.

Reporter Clips

Fort Dearborn Co. partners with boutique investment bank Thomas Blaige & Co.; IIMAK reports on US DOC's ruling regarding dumping of foreign-produced wax and wax/resin thermal transfer ribbons; and UK converter LMT installs Mark Andy press.

The Secret's Out!

Fortune 500 companies took notice when LaFiesta Label added new capabilities with a multi-substrate press from Comco.

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