Featured Products - April 2013
April 1, 2013

Featured Products for the flexographic, narrow-web and package printing industries, including Fives North American, DFE, Montalvo Corp., BST Pro Mark, Accuweb Inc., Erhardt + Leimer and Maxcess.

FTA holds annual Fall Conference
October 21, 2011

The North American FTA put ‘Color in Focus’ before an audience of nearly 300 flexographers during its recent annual Fall Conference. The assembly consisted largely of printers; but suppliers, pre-press technicians, consumer product companies, teachers and students were also represented as well. Co-chaired by Mark Mazur of DuPont Packaging Graphics and Dan Collins of Berry Plastics, the event took place in St Louis, Missouri, where 14 speakers and 34 conference exhibitors were present. The speakers were Mark Mazur, DuPont Packaging Graphics; Richard Black, All Printing Resources; Mark Samworth, EskoArtwork; Steve Upton, Chromix; Roy Bohnen, Epson America; Robb Frimming, Schawk

BST, X-Rite Partner for Strategic Development
October 14, 2011

Collaboration between BST International and X-Rite is targeted to provide value-added capability to allow both inline spectral measurement systems and stationary handhelds to deliver comparable results.

Label Industry Global Awards at Labelexpo 2008
September 18, 2008

ROSEMONT, Ill.—Hundreds of global suppliers, converters, trade associations and media gathered to celebrate and reward excellence in the label industry at the Label Industry Global Awards gala dinner, Sept. 9 at Labelexpo Americas. Votes were collated from across the world, and winners were announced in four categories: • CONTINUOUS INNOVATION AWARD - sponsored by Labels & Labeling, Label & Narrow Web, NarroWebTech This award is for a long-established supplier or converter company within the label industry that has shown innovation and creativity over the years. Winner 2008: ExxonMobil Chemical The judges commented: “ExxonMobil puts a lot back into the industry through its own excellence

Web Inspection Technology Showcase
September 1, 2008

Company: Advanced Vision Technology (AVT), Product: The PrintVision/Orion What is it?: A 100-percent automatic inspection system and quality assurance for folding carton single pack applications. Features: • Inspects quality with a Linear CCD camera • Detects diecut and creasing faults and will eject defective blanks while collecting and stacking good ones • Can handle blanks of up to 17˝ at speeds up to 40,000 blanks per hour Company: Rotoflex International, Product: VLI eDRIVE series What is it?: Inspection slitter/rewinders designed for consistency, low maintenance, lower tension, higher speeds, and easy job setup/operation. Features: • AC Vector Motor

Lights, Camera, Action!
February 1, 2008

Boy, there’s a lot to inspection! In-line versus off-line, rewind versus press-mounted, the human eye versus video—these are only a few, but critical, considerations. There are various inspection systems on the market, some for use on the press, and some for use on the rewinder as the web is rewound. Each inspection system is designed to take certain actions when it detects a defect in the printed product. These defects can range from registration to incorrect characters. In addition, with brand protection emerging as a growing market niche, the ability to inspect microprinting and other security markings not visible to the naked eye is

BST Pro Mark Donates New Inspection System to Ditrolio Flexographic Institute
October 10, 2007

ELMHURST, Ill.—BST Pro Mark has donated a new Powerscope 3000 video web inspection system to the Ditrolio Flexographic Institute, which has been installed on its 13˝ six-color Profiteer press at DFI’s facility in Broadview, Ill. The donated inspection system features a compact camera with a 4˝ x 3˝ image size and 40x magnification, which, according to Vince Ditrolio, president of DFI, “allows us to use it both as an inspection system and as a real time teaching device. We can magnify and freeze images of the actual print at any time using the Powerscope, and then spend time with the students explaining causes, effects

BST Pro Mark Demonstrates Inspection Systems Using Mark Andy Rewinder Equipment
August 16, 2007

ELMHURST, Ill.—BST Pro Mark’s demo center now includes a Mark Andy VSR100 rewinder, which is used to demonstrate both companies’ equipment. BST Pro Mark has mounted a Shark 100 percent inspection system with both black-and-white and color cameras on the Mark Andy VSR rewinder, and the combination is used to demonstrate the full capabilities of both the rewinder and the 100 percent inspection system. Greg Palm, vice president of Mark Andy, said, “We have had a strong business relationship with BST Pro Mark for both web guides and inspection systems for many years. We are always looking for unique ways to reach out to