Packed PRINT

PackPrint makes its global debut at PRINT 09 when the every-four-year show returns to McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, September 11-16. Located in the South

Gravure Versus Flexo Printing-Part 1

Gravure and flexo, two primary printing processes, continue to compete head to head in the packaging market segment. Both have strengths and weaknesses,

How To Use Color Books

Pantone Color Systems are the most popular means of color communication in use today. Pantone tools facilitate color management during concept, design,

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

Trisoft Graphics Adding Print Quality

Trisoft Graphics, a digital prepress and graphic design company serving the packaging industry since 1993, recently installed a Kodak Flexcel NX digital flexo system

Digital Presses Allow More Products

Advanced Digital Printing has acquired its second Presstek 52DI digital offset press, seven months after purchasing the first

Research Pays Off

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

New Name for FSEA

The Foil Stamping & Embossing Assn. changed its name to the Foil & Specialty Effects Assn., on March 1, keeping FSEA as its acronym.

Platemaking Upgrade

Nu-Maber, a flexographic printing plate production company, purchased two Concept 505 XP DW processors from DeGraf to replace two large-format washers.

Joint Venture for Gravure Cylinders

A joint venture for the development, manufacture, sale, aftersales, and service of gravure cylinder-making equipment has been announced.

Print Also Pops

Innovative Packaging Solutions, Chicago, IL, receives a 2008 Golden Cylinder Award from the Gravure Assn. of America in the category of Flexible Packaging-Film.

How To Become a Green Printer

What is sustainability? According to the World Commission on Environment & Development, it is Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the

Creating e-Pedigrees

Variable data marking and coding isn't a foreign concept to most package converters. For years, many have been placing variable data on packaging materials

US Solvents Demand

Item % Annual Growth 2002 2007 2012 02-07 07-12 Total Demand 11,210 11,475 11,800 0.5 0.6 Transportation 2,564 2,673 2,740 0.8 0.5 Paints & Coatings 2,322
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