SGK Rebrands Matthews Brand Solutions as Schawk

CHICAGO, IL—SGK, a division of Matthews International, and a leading global brand development, activation and deployment provider that drives brand performance, announced that it has rebranded the Matthews Brand Solutions flexographic business in Europe, Asia and the Americas as Schawk. The rebranding is part of a larger strategic initiative to optimize SGK’s brand portfolio by […]

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I-95 Flexo Seminar Draws Large Crowd, Features Presentations on Ink Density, Expanded Gamut

PHILADELPHIA, PA—Nearly 70 flexographers attended the inaugural I-95 Flexo Seminar Sept. 16 at FTA member Gallus‘ Philadelphia, PA location. Much like the road from which the group derives its name, attendees came from all along the East Coast to hear presentations addressing solid ink coverage, digital printing’s complementary nature to flexography and expanded gamut printing. Sponsors of the […]

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Nuova GIDUE S.r.L. Rebrands as Bobst Firenze S.r.L.

CAPALLE, Italy—Following the majority acquisition of Nuova GIDUE S.r.L. by Bobst, GIDUE, headquartered in Capalle, Campi Bisenzio (Firenze) Via Fratelli Cervi 76, has resolved to change the company name to: Bobst Firenze S.r.L. Via F.lli Cervi 76 50013 Capalle – Campi Bisenzio (FI) Italy VAT IT 05512550483 www.bobst.com Phone and fax numbers remain unchanged and, currently, emails as […]

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Label Vision Systems Acquired by Microscan Systems, Inc.

RENTON, WA—Microscan Systems, Inc., a leader in industrial bar code reading and machine vision technology, confirmed that it has purchased the trade and assets of Label Vision Systems (LVS) Inc., a pioneer in label inspection, print inspection and bar code verification. LVS will be fully integrated into Microscan and the LVS name will become a […]

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RR Donnelley to Split Into Three Companies

CHICAGO, IL—RR Donnelley & Sons Co. announced that it intends to create three independent, publicly traded companies: one business focused on financial communications and data services, one business focused on publishing and retail centric print services, and one business focused on customized multichannel communications management. Thomas J. Quinlan III, RR Donnelley’s president and CEO, said, “Over […]

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BASF to Combine Pigment Activities Into New Global Business Unit

CHARLOTTE, NC—BASF will form a global business unit (GBU) combining all of its pigments activities, effective January 2016. In the second half of 2016, BASF intends to carve out its pigments business and establish separate legal entities. With sales of about €1 billion in 2014 and 2,500 employees globally, BASF holds a leading position in […]

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Barry-Wehmiller to Acquire Bielomatik Paper Processing Product Line

ST LOUIS, MO—Barry‐Wehmiller Cos., Inc., a capital equipment and engineering solutions leader, is moving toward acquiring the Bielomatik group associated with the paper processing product line of Bielomatik Leuze GmbH + Co. KG. They signed a letter of agreement this week, and expect the sale to be finalized in the upcoming months, once approval conditions […]

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Advanced Vision Technology, Erhardt+Leimer Enter Strategic Alliance

AUGSBURG, Germany & HOD-HASHARON, Israel—Erhardt+Leimer, a leader in system solutions and process control equipment to web based industries and AVT (Advanced Vision Technology), a leader in print inspection, print process control, and quality assurance, have announced signing and closing of the alliance agreement between the two companies that will broaden product portfolios and strengthen services for customers of […]

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Phoenix Challenge 2015 Golf Tournament

Phoenix Challenge Foundation Announces 2015 Golf Tournament

CHARLOTTE, NC—The Phoenix Challenge Foundation (PCF) has announced the date for its popular annual golf tournament. The event will be held Wednesday, Aug. 5, at the beautiful Stonebridge Golf Club in Monroe, NC (near Charlotte). The PCF Golf Tournament is the primary fundraiser supporting graphic arts and flexography through education. Converters, printers, prepress trade houses, […]

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Fujifilm Hosts Prime Label Tech Summit

HANOVER PARK, IL—Fujifilm North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division recently hosted a Prime Label Technology Summit at its Chicago Technology Center, showcasing innovative packaging technology trends to invited attendees. Highly successful solutions were the focus at the two day event, allowing experienced industry professionals hands on demonstrations of the Graphium, a UV inkjet press for labels, […]

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