Flexography

Eco-Friendly Printer Adds Flexotecnica Press

NAPERVILLE, IL | Southeastern Printing Co., Stuart, FL, known for its Green Ink printing program, has acquired an eight-color, 52-in. N8G gearless press

New Wave Adds Gearless Press

CHARLOTTE, NC | Bobst Group reports New Wave Converting, Fontana, CA, will replace a durable 20-year-old, six-color, geared Schiavi flexo presss with

Printed Linerboard: Big & Bold

With today's industrywide downsizing, it takes a lot of confidence in a business model to commit to a major-league expansion. While others are downsizing,

Gravure Versus Flexo Printing Part 2

Last month I outlined the rapid growth of flexo printing in packaging and suggested that gravure printing had been out-marketed in North America by a

Donation Helps College Students

Louisville, Ky | Students at Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC, are getting better results thanks to Flexo Wash, which donated an FW991XL

MicroDynamics Donates Inspection System

Woodstock, Ga | MicroDynamics has donated a complete 3DQC inspection microscope system to Clemson Univ.'s Sonoco Inst. of Packaging Design and Graphics.

Another W&H Press for Kendall

Mequon, Wi | Kendall Packaging added another ten-color Windmoeller & Hoelscher Primaflex press to support its growth initiatives and to meet customer

Why So Many Anilox Rolls?

A standardized process can be defined as one that represents a single way of doing an activity in which all employees do the activity the same way all

Flexotecnica F12: A Winning Press

The F12 12-color, gearless, CI flexo press from Flexotecnica won the 2008 award for “Innovation in Printing Press/Finishing” at the 2008 FlexoTech Awards.

FTA Honors Flexo Leader

Rogers, CT | As part of its 50th anniversary celebration in 2008, the Flexographic Technical Assn. paid homage to one of its founding members, Warren

Research Pays Off

Vins Plastics recently purchased a ten-color Primaflex CM flexo press from Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corp.

Adding Capacity

Mike Frost, president of Global Packaging, readily admits much of his company's 16% annual growth since a buyout in 1996 has come by growing with his

Flexography Brings Companies Together

Nineteen companies have formed a strategic alliance called Flexo4all to promote flexographic package printing “before, during, and after Drupa 2008.”

Sticks to Flexo

Jason Grossman, president of Paragon Label Co., laughingly describes his custom wine label converting operation as a very bizarre label company. After

Best of Both Worlds

With the price tag on a standard digital press approaching $750,000 without a finishing unit, many converters consider it an investment they simply can't afford to make

The Flexo Process: Be Careful

Flexo process printing now is competitive in quality with other printing processes and can have advantages of cost and the ability to print a large number

DuPont Patents Reach 600

WILMINGTON, DE DuPont Packaging Graphics recently achieved the registration milestone of 125 patent families comprising more than 600 patents and applications

Process Management: Drying Part 1: Liquid Inks

In the next three columns, we will cover the basic mechanisms of ink drying. This month we look at inks drying primarily by evaporation and absorption

Plying the Trade

With an internationally trained management team, complemented by highly experienced production personnel, Ultra Flex Packaging Corp. often leads in both

Barrier Wanted

Vacuum-coated papers and films are enjoying dynamic growth levels. Brand owners' demands for flexible packaging, label materials, cartons, and cigarette

FTA Calls for Excellence in Flexography Submissions

Opacity & White Ink

White ink is used extensively in printing plastic films for packaging. The role of the white print is to totally or partially block the package ingredients

Brand Booster

Andrews Decal Co. Inc., a Chicago-based converter of pressure-sensitive labels, proves that even a small company can be a major player in one of America's

Digital Flexo System

Kodak has introduced a computer-to-plate (CTP) print solution for package printing. The Kodak Flexcel NX digital flexographic system provides near offset print quality on a variety of substrates, including paper, flexible film, foil, and label stock.

The 7 Deadly (Converting) Sins

There are some basic problems that crop up over and over again, with costly results in wasted time and materials. Below are examples, in capsule form,

Flexo Press Adds Capacity, Quality

SHARONVILLE, OH Multi-Color Corp. reports the purchase of another Omet Varyflex flexo press to keep up with growing demand. The company has purchased

A Paradise of Print

Gathered in Hawaii for an annual meeting and awards ceremony, TLMI members prove how they excel at the art of creating narrow web tags, labels, and packaging.

Bobst Acquires Fischer & Krecke

The Grautoff family, majority shareholder of Fischer & Krecke, has signed an agreement concerning the sale of its shares to Bobst Group.

Wet on Wet

Uniprint Knauer (formerly UV-Flex) recently installed a Fischer & Krecke WetFlex ten-color Flexpress 16 S press. It features Sun Chemical’s WetFlex technology, Energy Sciences’ EZCure-I electron beam (EB) curing system, and Advanced Vision Technology’s PrintVision/Argus defect detection system. The flexographic printing process applies Sun Chemical’s UniQure inks wet-on-wet to the substrate; the inks are in-line EB cured, thereby reducing energy costs and improving quality.

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