Global Giants

The coming of age of the European Union coupled with the collapse of communism has had a lingering effect on European converting in 2006. "Pan-Europeanism" and the spread of production facilities in both eastern and central Europe by west European converters is characteristic of today's converting industry.

Digital Integration

Learn the seven key benefits adding a digital press can bring to your business.

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.

FTA Launches "Members Only" Site

The Flexographic Technical Assn. has launched a Web site specifically designed for its members at http://members.flexography.org.

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.

Wider Expectations

Label Converter Prarie State Group (PSG) widens its converting portfolio with innovative flexible packaging applications from PCMC and Omet.

Blue-Chip Printing

Rapid growth for Aztec Labels has prompted the company to install a second Nilpeter FB-3300 narrow web press to increase capacity.

RIT Installs Inline Densitometer from GretagMacbeth

GretagMacbeth has installed a vipPAQ inline densitometric color measuring system at the Rochester Institute of Technology for use in its Printing Applications Laboratory.

Heidelberg Press Wins German Design Award

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

Rotomec Launches New Gravure Press

Rotomec unveiled its RS 40003 MP multi-purpose press for flexible materials, developed for gravure printing.

Inkjet Proofing Solution Receives SWOP Certification

Kodak's Matchprint Inkjet Desktop, 400 and 800 Proofing Solutions earned SWOP (Specifications for Web Offset Publications) Certification just three months after being launched at Print 05.

Harper Donates Anilox Rolls

Harper Corp. of America has donated five Platinum XVR anilox rolls to Kewaunee High School in Kewaunee, WI.

W&H Technology Wins PLGA Award

Windmoeller & Hoelscher's newly patented Registered Scan Preset (RSP) system has received the 2005 Technical Award for Suppliers from the Packaging and Label Gravure Assn. (whcorp.com)

PRINT OUTLOOK Speakers Predict Good Times Despite Challenges

Despite print revenue loss due to Hurricane Katrina, PRINT OUTLOOK 06 claims that the industry has shown strong growth in 2005 and continues to rebound.
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