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Esko-Graphics Secures Scope Workflow with Certified PDF

Esko-Graphics has implemented Certified PDF file creation and preflighting as available options in its Scope workflow.

Ahlstrom Increases Prices

Ahlstrom has increased prices for its paper grades reflecting escalating costs in the industry.

Creo Shareholders Approve Acquisition by Kodak

Creo Inc.’s shareholders have voted to approve Eastman Kodak Co.’s acquisition of the company and also to waive the application of Creo’s shareholder rights plan to the transaction.

Celanese Increases Prices on Celvol

Celanese Chemicals has increased the price for all its Celvol polyvinyl alcohol grades as of May 1, 2005.

Elsicon Announces Asian Distributor

Fusion UV Systems has been appointed the distributor of Elsicon’s OptoAlign polarized UV exposure systems in Asia.

AIMCAL Summer School, CEMA Annual Meeting, Call for Papers, Pavilions, Web Site, and Cruise Drawing

Information on CEMA’s annual meeting, AIMCAL’s Summer School, Fall conference call for papers, pavilions at CPP Expo and ICE 2005, new Web site, how to be entered in a drawing for a cruise for two.

Jetrion Signs Distributors for Inkjet Products

Jetrion has signed three leading distributors in Europe and South America: Zacarés Numeradores, Cap Cod, and GRE Engineering Products AG.

Baby Boomers at The Packaging & Design Summit

At The Packaging & Design Summit, JoAnn Hines will discuss the power of Baby Boomers in today’s economy.

PLGA Global Goes Annual

PLGA Global’s traditional Biennial Technical Conference will now be an annual event, beginning with the October 19-21, 2005 Fall Technical Conference.

ELAU Expands in France and UK

ELAU’s operating companies in France and Great Britain are moving to expanded facilities in response to increased growth.

Presstek Strengthens European Focus

As a result of its recent acquisition of the A.B.Dick Company, Presstek has restructured its European operations at the ABDick facility in Brentford, London. The new company, Presstek-Europe, combines Presstek’s current European distributor business with t A.B.Dick’s U.K. business in the U.K.

IMLCON2004 Exceeds Expectations

IMLCON2004 reported a successful conference, and preparations for the 2005 program.

Exhibitors Assess CMM 2005

Many exhibitors at CMM 2005 reported quality leads and marketing opportunities throughout the show. Early registration for the 2007 show in Rosemont, IL, already is underway.

W&H Orders at an Unprecedented High

New North American orders for W&H Corp. equipment have exceed $75 million over the last three months, the highest order entry period in the U.S. subsidiary’s history.

CPP Expo 2005 Hosts Meetings

CPP Expo 2005 will host seven trade associations’ annual meetings and events.

Nipson and Pitman Announce Distributor Agreement

Nipson America announces a distributor agreement with Pitman Co. that establishes Nipson as Pitman’s digital printing manufacturer of choice for commercial printers, packaging companies, and converters.

Bomar Appoints West Coast Sales Rep

Bomar Specialties Co. has announced an agreement with Dorsett & Jackson to represent Bomar’s UV/EB cure oligomers in the Western US.

Executive Outlook and Online Registration at Print & Converting 05

At Print & Converting 05, the Executive Outlook Conference will focus on survival issues for the print industry.

Chromalox Partners with Ohmcraft

Chromalox has announced a partnership with Ohmcraft to provide Thick Film heating capability. The agreement names Chromalox as the exclusive seller and Ohmcraft as the exclusive manufacturer of Thick Film Heating products and solutions.

Metso Licenses Valco Glue-Assited Turn-Up Patents

Metso Paper, Tissue Business Line, has entered into a license agreement with Valco Cincinnati, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio. The agreement enables Valco Cincinnati to market, manufacture and deliver Metso Paper's tissue turn-up system to the global market.

Harper Celebrates 1st Anniversary of Flexo Training

Harper Corporation of America is marking the completion of the first year of its "Basics of Flexo" class. With a format that includes both lectures and hands-on training, the class covers the entire flexography process, from pre-press through cleaning the press at the end of a run.

Ashe Chinese Exports Raise

Ashe Converting Equipment has sold 21 machines to China, primarily standard and bespoke Sapphire slitters, but also several rewinder machines and a Jade primary film slitter.

Phoenix Foundation Addresses ICPF's CorrAlliance

Bettylyn Krafft, chairman of the Phoenix Challenge Foundation, addressed the Intl. Corrugated Packaging Foundation's (ICPF) CorrAlliance Partners.

ColorManagement.com Expands Consultant Directory

ColorManagement.com has expanded its consultant directory outside of the US.

US Specialty Film Demand Expected to Increase

Scitex Appoints Canadian Agent and US Dealer

Scitex Vision America has appointed Cascades Resources as the exclusive Canadian distributor for its line of digital printing equipment and consumables for wide-format graphic-arts and packaging applications. The company also names Alpha Imaging Technologies its first US dealer.

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.

Bruckner Opens Moscow Office

Bruckner, a supplier of film stretching lines, opened an office in Moscow at the beginning of the year.

See FTA at CMM

Visit Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) at CMM and check out the latest products and offerings from the technical society dedicated to the flexographic printing process.

Kodak Nexpress Hits the Road

NexPress Solutions is hitting the road for a 23-city tour to highlight the power of its digital printing solutions to print service providers across the US. No Limits Express will showcase a KODAK NEXPRESS 2100 digital production color press with its unique fifth imaging unit and a KODAK NEXGLOSSER glossing unit.

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