The use of solvent plate materials is being phased out now by Creation in favor of more environmentally friendly options, such as Asahi AWP and DuPont Cyrel Fast

The Daventry-based business has developed a program to promote environmentally friendly processes and options for printing, as managing director Matt Francklow explained: ‘We want to clearly show our customers and the industry that we are determined to reduce our environmental impact. As part of...

Flint Group launches two new products

The nyloflex XVH can be used as-is or further tailored with the use of surface screening. This thermally-processed printing plate provides extraordinary detail that rivals the quality of solvent-processed plates.

To expand Flint Group’s offering for the label market, the nyloprint WF...

Kodak's flexographic packaging division produces and markets the Flexcel NX system of imaging equipment, printing plates, consumables and related services

The division produces and markets the Flexcel NX system of flexographic imaging equipment, printing plates, consumables and related services. For the last 12 months, the division has reported revenues of US$150 million and operational EBITDA of US$33 million. During this period, it has...

German packaging specialist Schur Star Systems has further automated its pre-press workflow with Esko’s CDI Crystal 4835 XPS platemaking system

Founded in 1846 by Johan Wilhelm Schur, the sixth-generation family-run company is one of Denmark's oldest. The group Schur is comprised of 15 international companies in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, France, Australia and the USA that provide a variety of packaging from cartonboard to flexibles....

The competition is open to any commercial packaging project printed with Kodak Flexcel NX plates

The Flexcel NX system was introduced in 2008, with continued adoption of Flexcel NX plates worldwide sad by Kodak to, ‘underscore the industry’s demand for higher quality packaging with more cost effective and efficient production processes.’

Many Kodak customers are reported to be...

Mike Fairley used this article in the magazine’s 10th anniversary edition to prophesize some of the changes and developments expected over the next 10 years

It hardly seems like 10 years* since the very first issue of Labels & Labelling** was published. Yet so much has changed in that time – in label materials, in label production technology, in labels themselves, and in the label user marketplace.

Plastic labelstocks were...

Metallized flexo printed labels by Sidlaw Packaging UK, as photographed in Labels & Labeling issue 4, 1998

The next time that you pay a visit to a supermarket or department store, take a look at the graphics and packaging being used to display manufacturers’ products. The quality of both design and reproduction is superb, but what is more the majority of it is now printed flexo. Tracing the history...

The RS 6003C HS gravure press features Bobst’s unique total automatic pre-register setting (TAPS) system

The investment includes three flatbed die-cutters, a Novacut 106 ER, Expertcut 145 PER and Mastercut 145 PER for its cartons business unit, and an RS 6003C HS high speed gravure printing press.

CPC Packaging CEO Jonathan Schor said: ‘I knew from the beginning it would make sense to buy...

SPGPrints appointed ColorScreen last year as a dealer in southern Africa

With stocks at its facilities in Cape Town and Durban, the company offers rapid supply of SPGPrints RotaMesh non-woven, re-engravable nickel screens, and RotaPlate re-imageable screens. ColorScreen also offers a screen imaging service and will be the point of contact for SPGPrints’ machine...

Formerly Reprographic Systems, Spera operates from three locations in Dublin, Northern Ireland and mainland Britain. Together these offices employ over 60 experts and experienced staff, providing tailored advice and a bespoke service to businesses in all sectors.

Spera participated in...

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