Tim Fox Succeeds Kurt Flathmann as VP of Sales at Allstein

HERFORD, Germany—Allstein announced the retirement of Kurt Flathmann after 47 years in the packaging industry—the last eight years working for Allstein as head of sales in North America. Flathmann started initially at Pamarco, then went to Bobst Champlain, then Fischer & Krecke, then Bobst when it bought F&K, and finally participated in starting up Allstein. … Continued

MacDermid Graphics Solutions Partners with Digimarc Corp

ATLANTA, GA—MacDermid Graphics Solutions announced a strategic partnership with Digimarc Corp to expand the application of Digimarc for packaging in the global flexographic printing market. MacDermid is delighted to be the first flexographic plate manufacturer to partner with Digimarc. MacDermid’s world-class products and technical support enable printers to deliver the high print quality to meet … Continued

Nordmeccanica Maintains Production and Service Through Pandemic

PIACENZA, Italy—Nordmeccanica, a leading supplier to the industry of coating and laminating machinery, never interrupted production and service through the most critical times of the virus crisis. Being an essential business, Nordmeccanica has been allowed to keep its production departments up and running, and its after sales service location operative around the world. In particular, … Continued

Five Points to Win Bold, Innovative Print Clients

You know you have a new solution to offer; the challenge is your clients do not recognize a problem that needs fixing. The mission: Make them understand its advantages. Get your target brand to want to be the first to use it! For the purposes of this article, “it” is that bright, shiny, new piece … Continued

Color Consistency in Prepress

Talk about color consistency! More often than not, discussion centers on process control in the pressroom. Still, considerations need to be accounted for in the stages leading up to the ink meeting the substrate: color separation styles and how to properly construct spot colors out of process builds. Correctly address those two topics and your … Continued

FQC/SWG Updates: Projects Moving Along Amid COVID-19 Restrictions

What a year 2020 has been so far! From travel restrictions to Virtual FORUM, we have adapted our approach to information gathering and sharing. FQC @ FORUM The FQC session at Virtual FORUM 2020—FQC: Exploring Technology & Defining Value in Packaging—was well received. Our two current projects, the Ink Temp Project and the White Ink … Continued

Master Label Installs the Largest Nilpeter Flexo Press in Indonesia

BEKASI REGENCY, Indonesia—Master Label, a premier printing company in Indonesia, has acquired a 22-in. Nilpeter FA-Line with 12 UV-flexo printing units, gravure, and cold foil. In short, the largest Nilpeter flexo press installed in Indonesia. Like Nilpeter, Master Label is a family owned company with more than 30 years of experience in the industry. A … Continued

Color Cards Make Matching Easier

Brands need to know how well a package printer can match their colors on press. If they are going to invest in an important packaging project, they want to be assured that a printer—and the press—are up to the challenge. A brand’s colors may appear in a variety of designs, on a wide variety of … Continued

New Cyngient Adhesive Expands Shrink Sleeve Cold Foil Color Gamut

FAIRFIELD, NJ—Cyngient, a full-service, technology-driven provider of inks, coatings and adhesives for label and packaging converters, has launched HYPERcolor, an adhesive technology that expands the number of shrink sleeve cold foil color options for brand owners. HYPERcolor, a pigmented cold foil adhesive, is a low-cost alternative to hot stamping and a new method for brand … Continued