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ContiTech Brings Flexographic Printed Solar Cells to LOPEC

HANOVER, Germany—A new kind of process is set to bring about a lasting reduction in solar cell production costs in the future—and will make Germany competitive again in this segment. The role ContiTech is playing in this development will be demonstrated by the company at this year’s LOPEC, the trade show for printed electronics. Exhibits […]

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Positive Reception for New EB, EF Flexo Presses at MPS Open House

DIDAM, The Netherlands—MPS has announced a successful open house, held May 14, 15 and 16, at company headquarters in Didam, The Netherlands. Live demonstrations of the new EB flexo and EF multi-substrate presses were held to show how the two can benefit label print production processes and both received a very positive reception from visitors. […]

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xpedx, Unisource Merger to Be Named Veritiv

MEMPHIS, TN and NORCROSS, GA—xpedx, a business of International Paper, and Unisource Worldwide, Inc., have announced that they have chosen the name Veritiv for the leading distribution solutions company that will be created upon completion of their merger. The name Veritiv comes from the roots of three words: “verity,” meaning true, and “active” and “connective.” Common stock […]

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OEC Graphics to Host HP Indigo 20000 Digital Beta Press

OSHKOSH, WI—OEC Graphics announced recently that OEC’s Union City, CA facility is to host and represent one of three deployments of the new HP 20000 digital flexible packaging presses worldwide. This 30-in. wide device will allow OEC to design and facilitate new brand packaging opportunities previously denied to the flexible packaging market. By combining OEC’s strengths […]

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Graymills Celebrates 75 Year Anniversary

CHICAGO, IL—In 1939, “Gray-Mills” was established in Chicago, IL as a metalworking pump company supplying pumps to the war effort. Soon after the war, the company saw opportunity in the parts washing industry. These parts washers met the growing needs of a burgeoning auto industry. In the 1960’s Graymills expanded from its machine tool, general manufacturing […]

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KBA Takes Lead Introducing Sheetfed LED-UV Technology

DALLAS, TX—KBA North America is taking the lead with LED-UV curing, an exciting low energy drying technology that is one of the hottest topics among commercial and packaging printers. KBA’s research and development team in Germany, along with its curing systems manufacturing and ink partners, has successfully integrated this instant cure to print technology as […]

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Roland DGA VersaUV LEC Printer/Cutter Promotion: Free CGS ORIS Color Proofing Software

IRVINE, CA—Now through July 31, any customer who buys a new VersaUV LEC-330 or LEC-540 will receive a copy of CGS ORIS Color Tuner // Web software (a value of $11,995) free of charge. This powerful CGS software combines the features of two market leading products—ORIS Color Tuner and ORIS Soft Proof—to provide the ultimate […]

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Flint Group Opens 10th Annual Narrow Web Print Awards

CHICAGO, IL—Flint Group has officially opened the 10th annual Narrow Web Print Awards competition with its call for entries. Label converters from around the globe are encouraged to submit sample labels of their choosing for evaluation by a panel of industry judges. The winners of this prestigious award will be announced during a live event […]

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MPS Strengthening North American Presence

BROOKFIELD, WI—Dutch printing press manufacturer MPS, known for its high tier printing presses aimed at the lowest cost price per 1,000 labels, is strengthening its North American presence by expanding its sales, installation, service and assembly operations. Denny McGee, president of MPS America LLC, and Kees Nijenhuis, vice president of North American operations, are leading […]

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Global Vision Unveils ArtProof: Artwork Inspection Solution for Mac OS X, Windows

MONTREAL, Canada—Global Vision, an industry leader in the development of innovative proofreading technologies, today announced the release of ArtProof, the world’s first 64 bit artwork inspection software compatible with both Mac OS X and Windows environments. Developed with enhancements for the graphic design, prepress and printing industry, ArtProof inspects artwork with pixel precision, dramatically increasing packaging […]

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