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Label Converter Adds Two HP Indigo Presses
PALO ALTO, CA, USA—Hewlett-Packard Co. reports Altrif Label, the Netherlands, one of the largest manufacturers of p-s (pressure-sensitive) labels in Europe, announced plans to increase its extensive production capability by adding two new seven-color HP Indigo Press ws4000s.

The two HP Indigo presses will complement a dozen already-installed Ko-Pack presses, and they are intended to handle shorter print runs of adhesive labels as part of Altrif's growing order volume.

Altrif earlier had experimented with digital label printing using a four-color, dry toner-based system. The company quickly saw an increasing demand for short-run digital label printing, HP says.
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Hewlett-Packard Co.
, Palo Alto, CA;

Creo to Acquire ScenicSoft
VANCOUVER, B.C., CANADA—Creo Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ScenicSoft, a privately held company near Seattle, WA, that develops and markets software for the publishing and printing industries and is a pioneer in developing digital prepress solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, Creo will acquire ScenicSoft for approximately $9.5 million in a combination of cash, equity, and an assumption of liabilities.

Seal-It Adds In-House Design Team
FARMINGDALE, NY, USA—Seal-It Inc. has added an in-house graphic design team with years of experience producing shrink labels for two divisions of Coca Cola, Oberweiss Dairy, and Rutters Dairy, and others.

Company President Sharon Lobel emphasizes Seal-It will continue to work with its customers' designers and added the in-house staff as an additional service to those end-users without a design staff of their own. The new service complements Seal-It's existing prepress, platemaking, color separations, film work, and printing capabilities.

Pechiney Plastic Adds BST Defect Detection System
SHELBYVILLE, TN, USA—The Cebal Americas Div. of Pechiney Plastic Packaging has installed a BST Pro Mark Genius detection system in its Shelbyville facility.

In addition to automatic print defect detection, the system performs automatic color monitoring and automatic bar code verification. Reportedly, it was evaluated for performance, reliability, effectiveness at identifying various print defects, ease of use, and overall impact on productivity. Cebal, a leading supplier of tubes for health, personal care, and beauty products, has ordered two more Pro Mark units for its Shelbyville facility.
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BST Pro Mark
, Elmhurst, IL; 630/833-9900; 800/796-9621;

“American Pride” Labels Return to Honor Heroes
NEW ALBANY, IN, USA—Discount Labels, a PrintXcel Brand, is re-introducing its full line of American Pride Labels due to popular demand from its more than 45,000 distributors to help Americans show support and respect for the fallen heroes and victims of the September 11 attacks.

Founded by Volunteer Fire Chief Fred Conway in 1965, Discount Labels has always maintained a close bond with fire fighters and police officers alike. The full line of labels includes Stock Designs, Stock Border Designs, and Design Your Own labels, all geared toward honoring those lost.

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