Industry News

Dixie Graphics Makes Strategic Moves, Eyes New Opportunities

NASHVILLE, TN—Dixie Graphics, a leading provider of pre-media services for the printing and packaging industry, has restructured to better serve customers in existing and future growth markets. Pat Meadows, president of DG, announced the changes effective immediately, including the appointment of Matt Williams as executive vice president. Williams, formerly VP business development, will oversee the […]

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Sun Chemical Invests $5 Million in State-of-The-Art Prepress And Plate Manufacturing Facilities

CONCORD, CA—Sun Chemical reinforced its commitment to printers and brand owners operating in the narrow web tag and label (NWTL), wide web, folding carton, and corrugated markets, with the upcoming opening of its new flexographic printing plate manufacturing facility. A $5 million investment designed to provide the highest quality packaging graphics through the latest in […]

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Comexi Introduces New Laser Technology to Proslit Lines

GIRONA, Spain—Comexi Group has introduced its patent pending CingularLaser technology to slitting and rewinding equipment from its Comexi Proslit range. With this new laser technology, in-line processes where laser systems are used will be performed far more efficiently. Common in-line laser processes include micro and macro perforations for the transmission of carbon dioxide in packaging […]

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U.S. Order for MPS EXL-Packaging Press

DIDAM, The Netherlands—MPS announced the order of a packaging press by Grupo Phoenix. The sale process was led by Denny McGee, president of MPS America. Grupo Phoenix ordered an MPS EXL-Packaging full servo UV Flexo press. The press will be installed in the company’s Arizona location, and will be dedicated to the production of aluminum […]

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Corrugated Synergies International Welcomes Cordes Porcher

RENTON, WA—Cordes Porcher has joined Corrugated Synergies International. He brings over 25 years of experience as a leading process and graphics specialist in advanced flexographic printing, in both preprint and postprint disciplines. His roles at CSI will include the continued successful work in flexographic printing to the corrugated industry and to be intimately involved in […]

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Mitcham Appointed CEO, Yupo Corporation America

CHESAPEAKE, VA—Yupo Corporation America announced a change in leadership. Paul Mitcham has been appointed president and chief Executive officer. Masakuni Fukutome, who Mitcham succeeds, is returning to headquarters in Japan as general manager/Administration Division. Mitcham is now responsible for directing Yupo Corporation’s strategic growth initiatives. According to the company, by the end of this year […]

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ACIMGA Names Calcagni President, Appoints New Officers

MILAN, Italy—Marco Calcagni (Omet) is the new president of ACIMGA for the two-year period 2013-2014. Calcagni will be flanked by Vice-President Aldo Peretti (Uteco Converting) and by the following offices: Board of Directors: Ugo Barzanò, past president (IMS Deltamatic), Silvana Canette past president (Flexotecnica), Felice Rossini past president (Rossini), Daniele Barbui (ACE di Barbui Davide&Figli), […]

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Expanded Gamut Printing: The Order of The Day as APR, Esko Stage Technical Seminar + APR & Partners’ Open House

GLENDALE HEIGHTS, IL—All Printing Resources (APR) and Esko jointly staged a full-day seminar, exploring the state of expanded color gamut printing, Tuesday, June 19, 2013. Specific topics on the agenda included ECG Printing’s benefits, implementation strategies and complementary technologies. The event attracted approximately 70 flexographers, the majority being printers/converters. With representatives from the two sponsor […]

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Flexo / Digital Integration for Folding Carton

KOLDING, Denmark—TRESU Group, the flexo technology provider, has acquired the rights from paper and packaging group Stora Enso to manufacture and market a new flexo coating system for integration into sheet-fed folding carton converting lines that feature the digital printing process. Originally developed through collaboration between Stora Enso subsidiary Stora Enso Digital Solutions and the […]

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WS Packaging Earns ISO 9001:2008 Certification for 14 Facilities

GREEN BAY, WI—WS Packaging Group, Inc. recently earned ISO 9001:2008 certification at 14 labeling and packaging facilities. The ISO certified facilities are located in Algoma, Neenah, and Oak Creek, WI; Dallas, TX; Fullerton and San Luis Obispo, CA; Heath and Mason, OH; Peachtree City, GA; Phoenix, AZ; Portland, OR; Wilton, NH; and Knoxville, TN. “This […]

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