Call for Entries Open for 2014 FTA Technical Innovation Awards

Dec. 3, 2013—Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) today announced that entries for its 2014 Technical Innovation Awards will be accepted now through Feb. 7, 2014. The winners will be announced April 27 at the FTA Annual Banquet held in conjunction with the Association’s 2014 Annual Forum in Baltimore, MD. The 2014 Technical Innovation Awards program is […]

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GMG Integrates OpenColor & ColorProof With PantoneLIVE

TUEBINGEN, Germany—GMG GmbH & Co KG announced a cooperative agreement with X-Rite Inc. that allows GMG customers to access the PantoneLIVE ecosystem and color libraries, through its award-winning GMG OpenColor and GMG ColorProof platforms. “We are excited to offer our ever-growing packaging community the ability to connect our award winning spectral proofing solution to the […]

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New Slitter/Rewinder Boosts Productivity at Gilbreth Packaging

CROYDON, PA—CMS Gilbreth Packaging Systems, Inc., a division of Cenveo Labels & Packaging, has recently installed a ‘new generation’ Titan SR9-DT Dual Turret slitter rewinder at its production facility, 20 miles Northeast of Philadelphia. Gilbreth is a leader in flexible packaging, labeling solutions and key innovator in the ever-changing shrink sleeve marketplace. A forerunner within […]

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Challoner Is Executive VP, Sales & Marketing at Smyth

ST PAUL, MN—Smyth Companies, a printer specializing in innovative label and package solutions for Fortune 500 clients in the health and beauty, food, beverage and promotional markets, has named William Challoner executive vice president, sales and marketing. He will report to Scott Fisher, president. Challoner’s duties will include direct responsibility for all sales and marketing […]

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Packprint Summit Explores Flexo, Digital Print Positioning

MIAMI, FL—The first ever Packprint Summit Americas, a two-day conference and tabletop exhibition, held Nov. 5-6 at the JW Marriott Marquis was attended by 212 delegates. It featured three panel discussions that honed in on market trends, digital printing and converter challenges; as well as 11 briefings on strategic directions and success stories. Presentations were […]

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Container Graphics Awarded Patent for Linerguard

CARY, NC—Container Graphics Corp. was recently awarded a patent for its LinerGuard technology, a unique design feature for cutting dies that radically reduces, and in most cases eliminates, cracking along scores on corrugated board, even with dry and recycled liner. According to Jim Smithwick, vice president of engineering and manufacturing, the inventor of LinerGuard, “The […]

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Czechowski Is Comexi’s Midwest Area Sales Manager

MILWAUKEE, WI—Comexi North America has appointed George Czechowski area sales manager for the midwest. He posses more than 20 years experience in the flexo, gravure and offset markets. Czechowski’s responsibilities will be to provide technical and sales support for existing customers while promoting Comexi Group products and interests throughout the idwest area.

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Breit Technologies, INX International Offer Soft Touch Tactile Coating Matte Finish

OVERLAND PARK, KS—Breit Technologies LLC has created a consistent and highly durable matte finish, without the use of troublesome costly matte UV coatings. By utilizing a special matte Cast and Cure film in combination with traditional gloss UV coatings in selective locations, it allows for unique matte/gloss combinations that still provide consistent rub protection and […]

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Uteco, Business Partners, Welcome Hundreds to Open House & Tabletop Exhibition

KENNESAW, GA—Uteco North America and 14 partners held a two-day Open House at its Technical Service Center, Nov. 5-6, 2013. The event, themed Print Technology 2013, combined a tabletop networking exhibition with live demonstrations of the firm’s 10-color Onyx Diamond HP 108 central impression press. It drew standing-room only crowds, approximating 200 on Day One […]

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Teufler Named Senior Technical Graphics Advisor, Harper GraphicSolutions Division

CHARLOTTE, NC—Sean Teufler has become Harper Corporation of America’s senior technical graphics advisor for the Harper GraphicSolutions Division and is poised to continue to uphold the standards by which Harper operates. Teufler has over 23 years of experience in the flexographic and gravure industry. Prior to joining Harper Corporation, his 13 years of experience at […]

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