Automated Web Handling Reduces Costs

Germark finds automated web handling equipment from Martin Automatic boosts productivity while offering fast payback.

Gidue Installs Presses in Australia

With the recent sale of an Intelligent Combat, Gidue has sold six presses in Australia, with a seventh machine currently under production.

Gidue Installs Press in India

The E-Combat 378 eight-color press installed at Sel-Jegat marks the third installation in India since the beginning of 2007.

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.

Oui to Flexo

The Flexographic Technical Assn. (FTA) called its Forum 2007 “Crossing Borders: Flexo’s Global Gateway.” Very apropos; globalization was a big part of the agenda.

Working Undercover

Brand security and authentication are integral features of product design in today’s global economy. Converters have a role to play.

Coding: A Digital Signature

As marketing manager for brand protection solutions at Videojet Technologies, Jack Walsh knows a thing or two about product authentication. In the past

Brand Security Products

New brand security products from: Kodak, Henderson Engineering, XSYS Print Solutions, HolographINK, Agfa Graphics, and ARmark.

Shining Stars

The Gravure Assn. of America hits hot topics and announces honors.

Improving the Process

Converting industry trends include shorter run lengths, regional designs, special promotions, and quicker turnaround times. These trends can have an adverse effect on performance measures in the pressroom, since set-up costs, downtime, substrate waste, and press return inks are being supported by fewer print impressions. At some point we will see diminishing returns where current converting practices are no longer capable of meeting Consumer Product Company (CPC) needs at acceptable levels of profit to the converter.

Farnell Installs W&H Press

Windmoeller & Hoelscher has sold a 52-inch, eight-color Primaflex CM printing press to Farnell Packaging.

Flexo Press for EB WetFlex Launched in Germany

UV-Flex GmbH held an open house event on April 18-19 to feature Fischer & Krecke's first CI flexo press designed to use Sun Chemical's EB curable WetFlex ink technology.

Measure What Matters

Measurement is absolutely essential for any converter in that they must know how their processes are performing, how well they are meeting customers'

Design & Color: Part II of II

In last month's column we discussed calibrating the production workflow. The primary purpose of calibrating the production workflow is simply to ensure

Mark Andy Opens European Tech Center

Mark Andy officially opened the new European Advanced Technology Center in Basel, Switzerland, on February 6, 2007.
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