Baselines… Blueprints… KPIs

Mike Agness For ages ,we have referred to the process of preparing art for the press as prepress. However, as automation has played a major role in the process of printing, so has the role of prepress. We should acknowledge that prepress extends far beyond the press itself. Prepress has been defined as the function … Continued

Pacificolor Names Atkinson Utah Plant Manager

SALT LAKE CITY, UT–Pacificolor LLC, a leader in the North American prepress and flexible packaging industry, has named Chad Atkinson plant manager for its Utah production facility. Atkinson holds more than 30 years’ experience in the printing and packaging industries, having began his career in 1990 as a plate maker in South Carolina with Advanced … Continued

AWT Acquires ALT, Adds RFID to Portfolio

MINNEAPOLIS, MN–AWT Labels & Packaging Inc, a multi-location FTA member and industry leading provider of custom labels, flexible packaging, and precision converting solutions for healthcare, consumer brands, and technology companies announced the acquisition of American Label Technologies (ALT) in mid July. ALT is a provider of innovative RFID and label solutions for healthcare, retail, warehousing, … Continued

A&V Promotes Swanke

BRYAN, OH–Anderson & Vreeland, Inc. has promoted former Account Manager Shelly Swanke to director of digital solutions & equipment. Over the last 12 years, Swanke has demonstrated superior technical expertise, helping printers across the Midwest Region enhance their performance and productivity. “Equipment we sell drives new and continuous printing consumable growth. Consumables (plates, tape, blades, … Continued

Winpak’s Zero-Error Approach Reshapes Packaging

WINNIPEG, MB, Canada–Winpak, a multi-location FTA member with 12 manufacturing facilities in North America, is renowned for its commitment to innovation and sustainability. Specializing in a diverse range of packaging solutions, the company serves critical sectors such as dairy, protein, food and beverage and healthcare. Its expertise spans flexible and rigid packaging, and lidding and … Continued

Edale Names North American Sales Manager 

HAMPSHIRE, UK–Edale, a leading manufacturer of high-quality flexographic carton and label presses, has expanded its reach into the North American market with the appointment of Maggie Reed as sales manager. The appointment reinforces the company’s commitment to exceptional service on a global basis and is set to drive Edale’s growth in the United States. A … Continued

Eagle Flexible Packaging Installs SOMA Press

BATAVIA, IL–Eagle Flexible Packaging, Inc. an active FTA printer member and leader in the flexible packaging industry, recently acquired a SOMA Optima2 wide web flexographic printing press. This strategic investment underscores the converter’s commitment to enhancing its production capabilities, capacity and delivering superior quality packaging solutions to its valued customers. The SOMA Optima2, renowned for … Continued

PrintFlex Graphics Expands Capacity

ST LOUIS, MO—Looking for ways to further boost efficiency throughout production, FTA Member PrintFlex Graphics, which specializes in on-pack and in-pack promotions, is set to install a new Gallus Labelmaster from HEIDELBERG this summer. The new Labelmaster is a multi-web 10-color press, equipped with three die-cutting stations and an AeroLED UV curing system. The highly … Continued

Advanced RTO Solutions for Flexo

LONG BEACH, CA—With the flexographic printing market  projected to grow by $23.3 billion from 2022 to 2027, driven by a heightened focus on sustainability, Ship & Shore Environmental Inc (S&SE) Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers (RTOs) are poised  to deliver safe air quality and enhanced operational efficiency in package printing plants. S&SE  RTOs combat and control volatile … Continued

OMET Americas Opens New Innovation Center

MOUNT PROSPECT, IL—OMET Americas staged grand opening festivities for its latest Innovation Center in mid June. Strategically positioned near Chicago O’Hare International Airport, the facility underscores a commitment to expanding presence in the North American market. At the heart of the Innovation Center is the OMET KFlex 17-in flexo press, a cutting-edge printing platform designed … Continued