Mark Andy/Comco Flexo Feast Feeds Minds of Converting Industry

From maximizing technical and technological developments to tips on how to expand service offerings, the Mark Andy/Comco two-day educational seminar provided converters and industry professionals a veritable feast of information and ideas for their operations.

Dealing with Ink Adhesion on High-Slip Films

One of the most common problems with printing high-slip films is poor ink adhesion. Such films have low surface energies, and the levels of slip additives

The Future of Package Printing

Packaging must answer to many masters, including product manufacturers, retail outlets, consumers, and government agencies. As such, it is constantly

Agfa Xcalibur: Jewel in Converter's Crown

The Xcalibur VLF "breakthrough" system reportedly brings new simplicity and quality to the demands of package printers, says its manufacturer, Agfa. And one of Agfa's customers, Superior Lithographics—a 15-year-old, Los Angeles, California-based operation—is quick to agree. The package-printing plant reports the Xcalibur CTP (computer-to-plate) system has been a jewel in its production crown.

CIP4 Releases JDF Developer ToolKit

ZÜRICH, SWITZERLAND -- CIP4 (Intl. Cooperation for the Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press, and Postpress) annnounced today the public release

Flexo Printing to Outpace GNP in 2002, Says FTA

North America's 6,000-plus flexographic printing establishments will produce in excess of $85 billion (US) of printed work in 2002. That's the Flexographic Technical Association's best estimate and is part of the organization's business-based analysis that was presented to the FTA's board of directors in early December.

CreoScitex and DuPont Promote Proofing

CreoScitex and DuPont say together, they now offer customers a complete proofing system. According to CreoScitex, the companies have established a worldwide, strategic alliance "to promote and enhance thermal halftone proofing systems based on DuPont WaterProof thermal halftone proofing media for CreoScitex CTP (computer-to-plate) proofing systems."

Smurfit-Stone Powers Efficiency with CreoScitex

Smurfit-Stone says its getting more efficient with CreoScitex's new Prinergy Powerpack workflow.

NAPIM Survey Finds Printers Are Focused on Ink Performance on Press, Not on Price

America's packaging printers want their ink to perform on press as well or better than advertised. That's the key finding of a recent survey distributed among 2,000 printers by the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM).

PGI Provides Industry with Price-Friendly Proofing Product

Polaroid Graphics Imaging (PGI) LLC announces a pricing "breakthrough" in its proofing system offerings.

Enercon Expands Rep Network with Canada's Canflexographics

Enercon Industries Corp. reports its surface-treating products can be purchased in Canada through Canflexographics, Brampton, Ontario. According to the co., Canflexographics now is Enercon's exclusive Canadian sales representative, providing sales and service support for Enercon's full line of narrow and wide web surface-treatment systems.

Flexo Operations: Help Is Here! BST Pro Mark DFI Donation Trains Future Flexo Workforce

With the donation of its Powerscope video web inspection system, BST Pro Mark now is among the suppliers helping DiTrolio Flexographic Institute (DFI) students get a hands-on education.

A Brief Chemistry Lesson On Printing Ink Pigments

I have received various inquiries about pigments and pigment chemistry. I will try to answer a few of these questions as they relate to package printing

Image This! Among the Acronyms, Flexo Finds Its Fit

CNF, MNF, CTP, LAMS — Flexography's imaging material acronyms are growing. For the proper fit, the methodology continuously tries on sleeves and much more.

CreoScitex Roadshow Provides Package Printers Inspiration

CreoScitex is spreading its vision of end-to-end print-production solutions for packaging converters. The prepress product manufacturer actually will take its message to the masses in its upcoming "roadshow," which is slated to travel into Canada and all over the US.

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