Offset

Automation a Selling Point

SIMPSONVILLE, KY Neff Packaging Solutions recently added a six-color, 18,000-sph Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105 press to its new 122,000-sq-ft plant in

Elegance & Speed

Many of the industry's largest converters adhere to the principle of thinking globally but acting locally. But Israel-based Tadbik Group has taken that

Packaging Press Is Online

MARYLAND HTS., MO Quest Graphics calls itself a general commercial printer, but the 30-year-old Missouri company's markets include packaging, POP, and

Offset Printing: Friend to All

Boxes may not have changed too drastically over the years, but the way they are customized to promote, display, and advertise their contents has seen

KBA and xpedx Form Marketing Agreement

KBA North America and xpedx have formed a joint marketing agreement under which KBA will use printing papers from xpedx and include xpedx products in its press demonstrations, education and training seminars, and print tests.

KBA Holds 2nd Lenticular Seminar

KBA North America held its second comprehensive four-day seminar on lenticular printing and prepress work in early July 2007, bringing together the company's lenticular, printing, and marketing experts.

KBA Sensoric Infeed System Wins Award

KBA North America has a three-peat for the GATF InterTech Technology Award from PIA/GATF, capturing the 2007 award for the Rapida 105's Sensoric Infeed System (SIS), a sidelay-free infeed feature found on its 41-inch sheetfed presses.

Out in Front

With an eye on huge growth in luxury brands, UpFront expands its resources with a Mitsubishi UV sheet-fed press.

Flexo Forges Bond

With an eye on expansion into the wine label market, a South African converter buys its first flexographic press.

Treat 'em Right

Offset printer adds corona treating to its eight-color press and improves print quality on a new product line: in-mold film labels.

Lasting Impression

Exceeding clients’ expectations results in double-digit growth for large-format package printer Huston Patterson.

Making Advances

Innovation. It's the secret behind the longevity of some of the world's leading companies. Ford Motor Co. virtually launched the automobile industry with

KBA Achieves Record Figure for Patent Applications

Last year, the German Patent and Trademark Office published 200 patent applications from KBA. The company ranks 22nd in Germany's overall patent application statistics.

Printing Plate Eliminates Dampener

A new printing plate and method reportedly eliminates the blanket cylinder and blanket on litho presses, thus simplifying litho press design and construct.

Rock-Tenn Joins Mitsubishi's 300 Million Impressions Club

Rock-Tenn's Kimball, TN, facility has surpassed 300 million impressions on its 51-inch Mitsubishi folding carton press. To commemorate the occasion, Mitsubishi Lithographic Presses presented a special "300 Million Impressions Club" engraved statuette to Rock-Tenn.

A Family of Possibilities

Family-owned Utah Paperbox finds the perfect mix of flexibility and quality with its MAN Roland 707 Plus.

Heidelberg Press Wins German Design Award

Heidelberg's Speedmaster XL 105 sheetfed offset press received Germany's Silver Design Award.

Heidelberg Plans Larger Presses

Heidelberg is developing a new generation of sheetfed presses for larger formats, up to 63.8 inches.

Spellbound

TLMI honors spellbinding labels that captivate consumers.

A Quality Standard

During the past 12 years, Valdese Packaging & Label has worked hard to achieve steady annual growth, expanding from a small, family-run startup to a 50-employee, full-service operation. The North Carolina-based company believes a newly installed Mitsubishi Diamond 1000LS sheet-fed press is the key to a new round of growth.

Long-Run Liners

Based in Oklahoma City, OK, the family-owned company has been printing and supplying trayliners and placemats for more than 27 years to fast food restaurants worldwide. The company, established in 1971 as a commercial offset printer, has emerged as a leader in cold offset printing, specializing in trayliners and placemats.

Heidelberg's Speedmaster SM 52-D Wins InterTech Award

Heidelberg USA's Speedmaster SM 52-D with inline die-cutting won PIA/GATF's InterTech Award for innovation, the only offset press in the industry to achieve this honor this year. The win marks the 21st InterTech Award for Heildelberg since the program began in 1978.

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.

The Good and Bad Sides of Offset Powder

Many things in everyday life can be good or bad, depending on circumstance and use. We need food to sustain ourselves, but too much leads to obesity and

Sheet-Fed Label Converter to Keep Winning Ways

For one 88-year-old sheet-fed label producer, “Independence Day” has taken on a whole new meaning. And, it has a brand new date.

Sheet Fed Lithography: Hammer Lithographic

Hammer Lithographic is a company that knows how to focus for success. When it decided to tackle the difficult job of converting sheet-fed BOPP, that ability proved invaluable.

How One Converter Mastered Sheet-Fed Films

With a supplier alliance and four years of homework, Hammer Lithographic adds sheet-fed BOPP to its operation successfully.

Innovation Is the Winner in Box Competition

Rigid box and folding carton industry firms from around the world shared 123 awards presented by the National Paperbox Association (NPA) as part of its

Strong, Versatile Cartons Offer Plenty of Shelf Appeal

For the first time in the 57-year history of the Paperboard Packaging Council's carton competition, two winners were chosen for the President's Award.

Box Plant Rises from the Ashes to New Heights

Imagine showing up at your plant one morning--and it's not there. A fire has decimated your entire operation. Your equipment, inventory, and files are

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