POP Goes the Platemaker

Today's digital technology delivers the versatility and speed required to serve the new applications for corrugated and other POP display printed materials.

W&H Wins Excellence in Flexography Awards

More than fifty per cent of all Excellence in Flexography Awards in the Wide Web Flexo category went to print designs produced on central impression (CI) flexographic printing presses from Windmoeller & Hoelscher.

Packaging Must Open Up to Single-Pass Inkjet

In recent years inkjet has made big strides, and single-pass, drop-on-demand, full-color printing systems are emerging as credible competitors to current technology in many sectors.

Pliant Purchases Two Infiniti Flexo Presses from PCMC

Pliant Corp. has purchased two 65-inch Infiniti gearless flexographic printing presses from Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC).

INX Offers MetalFX Inks

INX Intl. has signed up as an official MetalFX ink maker. The company now offers inks compatible with the MetalFX process.

COF in Printed Packaging

Automatic packaging operations require a specific range of lubricity to process packaging products. Printing inks contribute to the package lubricity and affect both the static as well as kinetic coefficient of friction (COF).

Heat Transfer Gets More Precise

Talking to suppliers of heat transfer rolls is a little like listening to the weatherman. They both talk about temperatures quite a lot, but there is one big difference: When these suppliers talk about temperatures, they use precise measurements. And they guarantee them!

PRINT & CONVERTER 05 New Product Digest

Catch a glimpse of the innovative equipment and materials that will be on display at the upcoming Print 05 & Converting 05 Expo.

Smurfit-Stone Earns Awards from PPC and PLGA

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. has earned a Gold award and four Excellence awards in the PPC’s 2005 National Paperboard Packaging Competition, as well as two packaging awards and an honorable mention from the PLGA.

The Design Supply Chain

The packaging industry needs a comprehensive workflow that optimizes process efficiency throughout the entire supply chain.

Odor & Exempt Solvents

Requirements for low odor in flexible packaging change as new materials are introduced in printing and laminating operations. Retained solvent is the primary odor concern of the printer and converter, and tight odor standards are maintained for printed and laminated structures.

Under the Hood

To the automotive industry, a label isn’t just a label, it’s a "part," and it can be just as important as a mechanical or electronic component in the vehicles they manufacture.

Tech Specs

Is there a shiny new flexo press in your future? Then go ahead and drool. Here’s a sample of what’s waiting for you.

Flexo Goes to Florida

The 2005 Annual Forum of the Foundation of Flexographic Technical Assn. (FFTA), held March 20-23 at Orlando’s Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel, got down to business.

A Look at Laminating Inks

Packaging inks come in all shapes and sizes and usually must meet unique performance requirements.

Sun Chemical HD Plates

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