Clemson University

Phoenix Challenge College Competition Names 2015 Winners

NASHVILLE, TN—On May 2, 53 students from nine different colleges across the U.S. made music to the ears of judges at the Eighth Annual Phoenix Challenge College Competition. Each team showcased problem solving skills and knowledge of graphic arts and flexography, presenting months long projects in professional business presentations to a host of seven judges. […]

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Erhardt+Leimer, Advanced Vision Technology Announce Strategic Partnership

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 their intention to form an alliance that will broaden product portfolios and strengthen services for customers of both companies, including end users […]

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Bobst Group to Acquire 65 Percent Share of Nuova GIDUE S.r.L.

FLORENCE, Italy—Bobst Group and the owner of Nuova GIDUE S.r.L., an Italian manufacturer of narrow and mid web printing presses, have signed an agreement by which Bobst Group acquires 65 percent of GIDUE, with the option to purchase the remaining shares. Federico d’Annunzio, the owner of Nuova GIDUE, will remain in the company as CEO and shareholder. […]

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Esko Kongsberg 50 Years

Esko Kongsberg Turns 50

GHENT, Belgium—Esko is proud to announce the 50th anniversary of Esko Kongsberg, a milestone celebration for the company. Today, Esko Kongsberg is a world leading manufacturer of digital finishing systems with many thousands of installations around the globe. Durability, reliability and precision have always been key values throughout its history. “Over the course of 50 years, […]

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Overnight Labels Achieves Sustainable Green Printing Partnership Certification

SAYVILLE, NY—The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) is pleased to announce that FTA member Overnight Labels of Deer Park, NY has achieved SGP certification. Established in 1987, Overnight Labels is an award winning printer specializing in custom printed shrink sleeves, neckbands, flexible film, stick packs, booklets, peel back and piggy back labels, IRC coupons, confectionary wrappers, […]

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MPS Partners With EMT International to Build Presses in U.S., Stages Live on Site Print Demonstration

HOBART, WI—MPS North America recently introduced a new business partner—EMT International, its designated U.S. based press assembler—as well as it EF multisubstrate press to some 130 members of the converting community. The daylong event, staged at Thornberry Creek Country Club and EMT International, both located in Hobart, WI; took place April 28. It combined technical […]

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PCT Engineered Systems Acquired by COMET Group

DAVENPORT, IA & FLAMATT, Switzerland—In order to rapidly expand market access and the product portfolio for its innovative ebeam technology, the COMET Group signed a purchase agreement this week with the system integrator PCT Engineered Systems LLC, based in Davenport, IA. COMET will thus become a vertically integrated powerhouse for low energy ebeam technology. The parties […]

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Keara Wingert and Rachel Radewahn of Waukesha County Technical accept their first place award from Bettylyn Krafft of Phoenix Challenge Foundation.

2015 Phoenix Challenge High School Competition Winners Announced

CHARLOTTE, NC—After two and a half days of a spirited, multi functional competition at the 2015 International Phoenix Challenge High School Flexo Competition, the prizes were awarded to this year’s top performers. First place was awarded to Keara Wingert and Rachel Radewahn, from Waukesha County Technical in Pewaukee, WI. The pair won the first place […]

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MPS Starts Assembling Presses in North America

BROOKFIELD, WI—Companies in North America investing in high tier MPS presses will now have the added benefit of having their presses assembled in the U.S. MPS Systems North America Inc. and EMT International in Green Bay, WI., have partnered for assembling MPS printing presses in the United States and for developing new customized press solutions […]

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OMET Announces 600th Press Installation, Plans Two New Press Launches for 2015

LECCO, Italy—OMET is pleased to announce the accomplishment of 600 installations of printing presses in the market for labels and packaging globally. This result comes in a period of strong growth of the OMET Group that has steadily increased its turnover by a steady 10 percent each year since 2009 to reach more than €85 million […]

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