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James Martin Joins SGIA as EVP
June 19, 2018 at 11:01 am

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association announced James Martin has come on board as Executive VP, Supplier and Manufacturer Relations. Martin, who recently served as CEO of MBO America, will bring his experience with trade shows and associations to PRINTING United, which launches in October 2019.

Heartland Label Printers to Add Second ETI Cohesio Machine
June 19, 2018 at 10:54 am

To support its growing pressure-sensitive label business, Little Chute, Wis.-based Heartland Label Printers has purchased its second Cohesio machine from ETI Converting Equipment of Canada. The Cohesio machine will feature flexo printing stations, adhesive and silicone coating stations, and ETI's Pellicut diecutting technology.

Flexible Packaging Shines With Graphical Advancements
June 19, 2018 at 10:16 am

Welcome to the final edition of the Road Map of Progress series, which reveals insights that our reporter Patrick Henry learned from subject matter experts in each packaging segment. This week, Mark Mazur, consultant; chair of the FIRST committee, Flexographic Technical Association, discusses progress in flexible packaging.

Flexible Perforating Can Up Your Finishing Game
June 18, 2018 at 9:19 pm

More than any other value-adding finishing step, perforating makes print interactive. When perforated sections are pulled from direct mail pieces and other kinds of printed matter, things start to happen. They collect coupons for redemption. Perforating puts the ability to do all of these things literally into their hands. This white paper reviews two approaches to flexible perforating that provide printers and converters a full set of options for getting the job done in the most efficient way.

Mark Andy Announces Acquisition of Brandtjen & Kluge
June 18, 2018 at 11:02 am

Mark Andy has acquired Brandtjen & Kluge, a manufacturer of reliable, high-quality print finishing equipment for foil stamping, diecutting, folding and gluing, and UV coating. Kluge provides customers a full life cycle solution for offline finishing with OEM parts and consumables, high quality services, and innovative equipment.

Mondi to Expand in U.S. for Increased Flat-Bottom Bag Production
June 14, 2018 at 9:56 am

Citing increases in demand for flexible packaging, Mondi is expanding its U.S. operations for increased flat-bottom bag production. Mondi is targeting the food, pet food and home and personal care markets for these flexible packaging applications.

Heavy-Duty: Labels Ready for the Long Haul
June 12, 2018 at 3:50 pm

Industrial labels may not be as flashy as their CPG counterparts, but they play an essential role in a variety of products, and require the utmost care during the printing process.

Set a Strong Cultural Foundation
June 12, 2018 at 3:37 pm

There’s no denying the importance of the technical side of the printing industry. But sometimes, it’s important to take a step back for a reminder that human resources are a company’s most valuable resources and are the building blocks for its success.

The Spectrum of Culture: From Employee to Customer
June 12, 2018 at 11:55 am

As printers, we obsess in the pursuit of perfection, such as on the spectrum of color. But there is a different spectrum that is perhaps even more difficult to master, and for which alignment is even more critical: the Cultural Spectrum.

Domino Names New Digital Printing Service Manager
June 12, 2018 at 10:20 am

Domino announced that it has named Tom Grencik its new Digital Printing Service Manager. Grencik has more than 25 years of experience and previously held roles at Xeikon, Hewlett-Packard, Nexpress Solutions and Eastman Kodak.

Ford Bowers on SGIA, PRINTING United and the Future of the Industry
June 12, 2018 at 9:53 am

In the latest episode of Podcasts from the Printerverse, Deb Corn spoke with Ford Bowers, President and CEO at Speciality Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA), about his vision for serving the industry and transforming SGIA Expo into PRINTING United starting in 2019.

PCMC Launches Enhanced Anti-Bounce Functionality for Fusion Presses
June 12, 2018 at 9:32 am

Paper Converting Machine Company announced the launch of SteadyPrint, a new anti-bounce feature that is now part of the Fusion series of flexographic presses. The technology helps to mitigate the challenges of bounce and further enhance the Fusion’s ability to produce high-quality output through a wide speed range.

Nilpeter Advances Partner Support in Northeast Region
June 11, 2018 at 6:20 pm

Nilpeter announced a restructure of its partner support setup in the Northeast region. Keith Nagle will take over sales responsibilities in the Northeast region from Senior Sales Representative Bob Loescher.

Magnetic Ink Added to Kao Collins Product Line
June 11, 2018 at 5:43 pm

Kao Collins announced the launch of its proprietary magnetic ink character recognition product. The water-based ink formulation with metal oxide nanoparticles is formulated for Kyocera and HP thermal inkjet printheads and can be adapted to work in other technologies.