Brand Security & Product Authentication Special Report, Part 2

At a time when sophisticated digital scanning and photography allow for exact replication of any printed label, package, or document, the need for protection from counterfeiters is greater than ever.

Digital Deliberations

Baker Self Adhesive Label Co. has invested in digital technology to expand its printing capabilities with an Omega Digicon HS converting line from AB Graphic Intl.

Holding the Dot

Combination printing continues to evolve due to technical advancements in the fast-paced flexographic environment. However, there are a handful of issues our industry faces on a daily basis.

Pouch Power

McCormick launches a line of sauces in microwavable, retorable stand-up pouches from Ampac Flexibles.

From Foil to Film

Fleksotisk Logar has purchased a six-color GIDUE F-Combat film press, the first sold in Slovenia. The 280-mm-wide flexographic press is equipped with six UV lampheads with integral chill rollers for heat management and joins a range of five existing flexo printing presses at the company.

Gravure Grabbers

Choosing the best from 103 entries was a tough task for the judging panel of the 2006 Print Quality Awards, presented by the Packaging & Label Gravure Assn. (PLGA).

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.
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