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Californian based Geo Labels purchase Edale FL3

Based in Southern California, family run business Geo Labels have recently purchased their first 6 colour Edale FL3 press through Edale’s American distributor, Matik Inc. Geo Labels first opened in 2003 by its current owners George and Elena Contreras and is now a well-known label company specializing in the manufacturing scale of industrial and prime labels of all industries from food packaging to cosmetics. They first heard about Edale from the distributor, Matik Inc., and it quickly became clear that Edale were their chosen manufacturer for their next investment. George, Geo Labels owner, said – “Compared to the current market of press manufacturers, Edale are ahead of the game with technology, combined with a personal approach, years of experience and a sound knowledge base, Edale were the obvious choice for us.” James Boughton, Managing Director of Edale, said “The US market had always been something Edale has been wary of due to the strength of the local manufacturers, howeve

Australian Studio Labels expands with Nilpeter FA-4* press

Studio Labels of Adelaide, Australia has expanded their production capabilities with the acquisition of a Nilpeter FA-4* flexographic press. In addition to increased capacity, the FA-4* adds inline flatbed foiling and embossing with the FP-4 and QC-Die value-adding units, a big factor for Miguel Alemao, CEO of Cork Supply Australia & Studio Labels. “Flatbed systems are commonplace nowadays, but more frequent on offset presses or offline finishing lines. You don’t see many fitted on new, top of the range flexo presses – I dare to say none in Australia. Combining a state-of-the-art flexo press with an FP-system will allow us to compete in the short run, highly embellished space typically associated with digital printing,” says Miguel Alemao. Mr. Alemao goes on to praise Nilpeter’s customer service during the acquisition, “The whole commercial process was excellent – they did a terrific job, ticking all the right boxes. We expect and hope for that to continue.” As expected, Erik B

Avery Dennison Adds UL 969-Recognition to Label Materials in the Durst Portfolio

Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials North America announced today it has received UL 969-recognition for a range of durable goods label constructions validated for use on the Durst Tau 330 digital printer. This is part of an ongoing commitment to expand material options for digital printing platforms. UL 96-recognition offers converters operating Durst Tau 330 presses more opportunities in the durable goods labeling area. With recognized label materials, they can quickly and cost-effectively use their digital assets to increase business in these segments. Label materials with UL 969-recognition offer converters significant benefits.  Converters using previously recognized constructions can simply file for a label adoption when submitting “printed” labels to UL for testing and certification. This can reduce the costs by up to 75 percent, reduce approval time from approximately 12 to two weeks, and virtually eliminate the risk a label will not meet UL requirements.  As one of

   At Labelexpo Europe, X-Rite, Esko and AVT Present Packaging Simplified, a Complete Solution for Label & Packaging Converters

  X-Rite  Incorporated, a global leader in color science and technology, and its subsidiary Pantone LLC, will join its sister companies Esko and AVT at Labelexpo to give label and packaging converters the opportunity to see the industry’s most complete label and packaging solutions, from inspiration to the shelf. X-Rite, Pantone and Esko will be located on Stand 3C50 at the show, while AVT will be located at Stand 9C05. Labelexpo is scheduled for 25 to 28 September in Brussels. “X-Rite, Pantone, Esko, and AVT -- all members of the Danaher family -- have an extensive impact on the labels and packaging market,” says Cindy Cooperman, Global Director of Packaging & Brand, X-Rite. “For the first time at Labelexpo, X-Rite, Pantone and Esko will be located on the same stand for a convenient one-stop approach to solutions for inspiration, design, communication, color management, and quality control. Customers will see combined solutions that simplify many steps in the process of label pro

Brian Wirt Joins Colordyne Technologies Bringing 27 Years of Experience

As a Strategic Account Executive at Colordyne Technologies, Brian Wirt assumed responsibility for customer growth and acquisition by identifying businesses that could benefit from digital or hybrid label solutions. Brian will focus on serving commercial converters and brand owners in the central United States and Canada.   "I realized years ago that inkjet is the future of the print industry, and I have never been a person who can represent a product that I do not believe in," said Wirt. "After years in large corporate environments, two things drove me to Colordyne. The first was the supportive and collaborative nature of the company's owners and entire staff, and the second was the unique products. Great products like these are exactly what the market needs, but without a solid support system like Colordyne has, an excellent customer experience is not guaranteed." Wirt has spent the past 11 years working first for Xerox and then Fujifilm as a graphic arts s

Innovate not complicate: Edale’s design philosophy comes to fruition at Labelexpo 2017

Edale Ltd, the British manufacturer of high quality printing equipment, has for many years held retained the philosophy of being at the forefront of innovation, without over-complicating design. At Labelexpo 2017 in Brussels, the full results of this will be unveiled with live demonstrations of one of the most automated label press in the industry. The FL3 demonstration will centre on the drastic reduction of operator set-up, allowing for consistent and repeatable product to be created. James Boughton, Managing Director at Edale Ltd has stated: “One of the main concerns raised to us as a supplier to the Label Industry is the scarcity of new talented printers coming through. We took a decision a few years back to use this as a basis for our ‘Innovate not complicate’ design philosophy and came to the conclusion that by reducing operator input our customers would have control on quality and waste, no matter who the operator is”. The 6 colour FL3 will feature all of Edale’s latest

Mondi to show how packaging addresses industry and consumer trends at PACK EXPO Las Vegas

Mondi, the international packaging and paper Group, will show how its packaging solutions are addressing industry and consumer trends at the 2017 PACK EXPO trade fair in Las Vegas. “Industrial customers and consumers today are sophisticated and demanding,” says Georg Kasperkovitz, CEO Mondi Consumer Packaging. “Whether for their own customers or themselves as end-users, brand managers prefer packaging that is convenient and that helps with the buying decision. Producers of consumer goods, food, animal feed and seed are asking the packaging industry for solutions and materials that are easy to use, increase brand recognition, differentiate at the point of sale, and build trust with consumers.” At PACK EXPO, Mondi will show how it is using its capabilities to meet customer needs in the North American market and addressing these trends with its wide range of packaging solutions, including flexible packaging, bags and pouches, barrier coatings, technical films, and industrial bags. With


Spendrups Brewery, among Sweden’s leading beverage companies, is recognising the benefits of sourcing and purchasing spare parts through the Sidel Services Online platform. Since the launch of the web interface in September 2016, Spendrups has been using it to optimise its preventive maintenance plans. Founded in 1897, Spendrups Bryggeri AB is today the biggest, family-owned, independent brewery in Sweden - and the most prominent, with some 98% of its business conducted in its home market. The company is the second largest supplier to Sweden’s Systembolaget - the government-owned chain of liquor stores - and supplies many of the country’s restaurants, catering businesses and grocery retailers with a large portfolio consisting of beer, wine, spirits, bottled water, cider and soft drinks. With three breweries in Sweden, it is the leading distributor of beer in the country and, through its subsidiary Spring Wine & Spirits, supplies wines and spirits to restaurants and Systembolaget.

SOCIPACK, leading Ivory Coast flexible packaging printer, choose Nilpeter FA-6* as their first label printing press

SOCIPACK, a leading Ivory Coast flexible packaging printer, installs Nilpeter FA-6* flexo press to meet increasing market demands for adhesives labels, sleeves, and wrap-around labels, further cementing their place as one of the fastest growing companies in the African flexible packaging and food packaging sector. Dedicated to High Quality Flexible Packaging Located in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, SOCIPACK is primarily dedicated to printing high quality flexible packaging for the cosmetic Industry, personal hygiene, pharmaceutical, and agrochemical industry, among others. Managing Director of SOCIPACK, Mr. Hassan Abdallah has chosen the Nilpeter FA-6* press “to ensure the highest level of quality of labels, to meet the growing trend for short run production of new, innovative, and integrated packaging designs, and to deliver on special targeted and customized orders.” Expanding the Product Portfolio With the 8-colour Nilpeter FA-6*, the first label printing press in SOCIPACK’s machine pa