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TLMI Seeking Supplier of the Year
NAPERVILLE, IL, USA — The Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute. (TLMI) has issued a “call for nominations” for the second annual Supplier of the Year Award, which will be presented at the 2004 TLMI Annual Meeting in La Quinta, CA.

The award, recently presented for the first time to Mike Buystedt, director of market development for Akzo Nobel Inks, Plymouth, MN, will be administered by TLMI and will recognize an individual who meets the following criteria:

  • Service to TLMI — The individual should have been active in TLMI for at least five years, with service on committees or the TLMI board of directors.
  • Service to the industry — The person should have been actively involved in the tag and label industry and worked to promote and foster its growth.

Nominations should be submitted in writing to:

40 Shuman Blvd., Ste. 295
Naperville, IL 60563

Include a written statement of 50 words or less describing why the nominee should be selected. The deadline for nominations is May 1.

For more information, contact TLMI at 630/357-9222 or visit

Chinese Printer Adds Digital System
Printer Yun-Ban Co. has installed a Nipson VaryPress digital production printing system integrated with a Taiyo offset printer, reportedly the first such system sold in the People's Republic of China.

Located in Lian Yun Gang City, Jiaugsu Province, Yun-Ban specializes in forms printing such as taxation invoices and computer forms. The company is using the Nipson system to produce scratch-off invoices for the service industry. Each invoice has a scratch-off area that may reveal a hidden prize for customers.

Because the Nipson press uses a non-heat process to fuse toner, it is said to be ideal for this type of application, in which variable data are combined with special substrates.

The VaryPress prints at 480 dpi at speeds to 394 fpm (120 mpm) on paper as light as 40-240 gsm, polyester, and other plastic materials, foils, thermo-sensitive and carbonless stocks, and self-adhesive labels. The printing width goes to 18 in. (457.2 mm).
Supplier Information
Nipson America

TI Marks a Milestone
DALLAS, TX, USA — Texas Instruments RFid Systems recently reached a manufacturing milestone by producing its 300 millionth transponder. The company also opened its new Tag-It manufacturing line in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which doubles its 13.56 Mhz smart label RFID inlay manufacturing capacity.

Wind a Wide Range of Products
Stanford Products
, Salem, IL; 618/548-2600;
The Model 142 Jr. doctor machine is capable of winding products from light-gauge extensible films to p-s label stock. Available in single-direction or reversible models, machine utilizes the latest in drive and control technology. Features a web width to 10 in. and unwind/ rewind diameters to 24 in., operates at speeds to 1,500 fpm with roll weights to 200 lb, and is powered by a two-motor AC vector drive system.

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