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Inks Yield High Def Print Resolution

Sun Chemical’s SunPak Diamond inks are said to enhance productivity and print at high standards for high speed and wide format sheetfed offset folding carton applications.

Board Sheeter Is for High Production

Maxson Automatic Machinery offers a dual knife rotary sheeter equipped with productivity enhancement features for converters and printers of board grades

Standard Group Installs Mitsubishi Press

The Standard Group, an independent folding carton converter, adds to its Mitsubishi equipment holdings with the installation of an eight-color 41-in. wide Diamond V3000LX sheet-fed press with UV coating capability.

Digital Label Press Has Wider Web Width

EFI offers an even larger digital label press, the Jetrion 4830 UV Inkjet System, with a wider web width and faster linear speeds that more than double throughput of the previous Jetrion 4000.

Sleeve Press Features Advanced Rotation

On behalf of Edelmann Graphics GmbH, Matik Inc., the company’s exclusive distributor, offers the new line of Star-Print (Sleeve Technology Advanced Rotation) presses, featuring variable offset printing with sleeves that are mounted in an insert.

Proofing System Is Portable

HarperScientific, the printing and coating supplies division of anilox roll supplier Harper Corp. of America, introduces what is claimed to be the first fully portable proofing system, called the Phantom QD Quick Drawdown Proofing System.

Xeikon and Screen Enter Joint Venture

Xeikon, a division of Punch Graphix and Screen (USA), a leading provider of systems and components for the graphic arts industry, today announced that the two companies have entered a joint marketing program.

Bioplastics Takes Center Stage

Due to the success of the “INNOVATIONPARC Bioplastics in Packaging” concept launched at interpack 2005, bioplastics packaging will be an integral part of the regular exhibit categories at interpack 2011

New Sleeve Label Report Now Available

AWA Alexander Watson Associates have published the report Global Sleeve Label Market & Technology Review 2009.

100% Recyclable CPET Trays Provide Sustainability Benefits

CPET containers from Alcan Packaging Food Americas offer food processors packaging solutions that enhance sustainability, while providing an alternative to polypropylene (PP) trays.

Press Open Up Cosmetics Market

Century Packaging has invested in a six-color Mitsubishi Diamond 30000LX press with UV coating capabilities.

Bell Incorporated Purchases Heidelberg Sheetfed Press

Bell Incorporated has become the firsta U.S. company to purchase Heidelberg's new Speedmaster XL 162 VLF press.

Software Standardizes Tough Print Jobs

Axaio software announces the availability of MadeToPrint Illustrator Auto.

North American debut for the :Dotrix

The Agfa :Dotrix made its North American debut at Print 09 with two new features on the modular digital UV inkjet press.

Softproofing and Approval Server Software is Easy to Use

Dalim Software launches DiALOGUE ES, an online softproofing and approval server that is said to be an easy-to-use, powerful, and flexible system that handles all production-related proofing and approval tasks.

Maxcess's Marcel Hage Resigns

Marcel Hage announced his resignation as president and COO of Maxcess Intl., Oklahoma City, OK.

PCMC Finalizes Acquisition of F.L. Smithe

Paper Converting Machine Co. (PCMC), a div. of Barry-Wehmiller Cos., Inc., has finalized the acquisition of F.L. Smithe Machine Co., Duncansville, PA, on September 8.

Aluminum 2008 Statistical Review Available

The Aluminum Assn. released its annual key statistical information publication on September 2, titled 2008 Aluminum Statistical Review.

Table-top Die-Cutter Handles Corrugated & Paper Products

Die Cutters, Inc., offers a new 15-in. Tabletop model to handle small but sometimes intricate and delicate projects for corrugated and paper products

PPC Invites Entries for Carton Competition

The Paperboard Packaging Council invites converters to take their best cartons off the shelf and into the spotlight to vie for the industry-best awards for superior package design in the association’s annual National Paperboard Packaging Competition.

Software Increases Efficiencies for Boehmer Box

Solarsoft Business Systems, a developer of software for the global paperboard packaging industry, has installed at Boehmer Box, Kitchener, ON, a new Integrated Request for Quotation software module that allows the company to increase efficiencies for the quotation request process and add greater functionality to its business software system.

Hand-Held Video Microscope Provides Critical Viewing

Quality Control Co. of Beta Industries introduces MICRO DOTTIE 2, a USB , CMYK/Spot color contrasting video microscope with digital micrometer for critical viewing, analysis, and PC image capture.

Pulsed LED Lights Suited for Stroboscopic Inspection

Unilox will introduce an entire family of pulsed LED inspection lights at LabelExpo Europe 2009

Equipment Manufactures Wound Care Products

Doyen Medipharm’s 4DS Dressing Converting machine is suitable for manufacturing entry-level wound care products, transdermal patches, and oral strips.

INTEGRITY Goes Full Service

INTEGRITY Roller Services is now a full service roller manufacturer.

Xeikon 3300 Wins 2009 InterTechTM Technology Award

Xeikon, a division of Punch Graphix, has received the prestigious 2009 InterTech Technology Award for the Xeikon 3330.

Do More, Profit More With Digi-Clear Envelopes

Keeping more profits in-house is what printers and distributors can do with new Digi-Clear envelopes from Western States Envelope & Label

Bobst Folding Carton Expands Customer Service, Realigns Territories

Bobst Group announces the expansion and realignment of their North American Folding Carton Customer Support Network.

Imager Is Versatile, Cost Effective

CDI Spark 1712 is designed as a cost-effective flexo plate and film for narrow web tag and label printers from Esko Artwork

Coatings are Recyclable; Reduces Waste

Henkel Corp. will display at Print 09, booth 5255, MiraFoil coatings that are a recyclable, UV-curable alternative to foil board laminating and hot foil stamping that equals foil in brilliance.

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