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Featured Products - August 2012
August 1, 2012

Featured Products for the flexographic, narrow-web and package printing industries, including Dover Flexo Electronics (DFE), NimCor, Webex, Montalvo, PFE Rolls, Maxcess and Goldenrod.

It’s About Productivity –Polischuk
February 1, 2012

I had the good fortune of working for the majority of my time in manufacturing in a plant that practiced "participative management." All employees were involved in the management of the operation (to different degrees). We solved problems, resolved policy issues, communicated and discussed wages and benefits, argued, ate and drank, played softball—and grew and prospered as a result.

Supplier News - January 2012
January 1, 2012

News on suppliers to the packaging printing industry, including items on AB Graphic International and UV supplier GEW, RotoMetrics and Avery Dennison, Toray Plastics (America) and its new Matte BOPP Film, acpo, Comexi, EFI, SGS International, and Hewlett-Packard.

Printers Attend CMM LIVE! Virtual Trade Show
February 20, 2009

TULSA, Okla.—Attendees from around the world logged on to explore the newest products in the converting industry at the inaugural CMM LIVE! virtual event. Held Feb. 11, the Internet-exclusive event gave attendees the opportunity to view virtual trade show booths, exclusive conference sessions and content, and participate in live Q&A sessions from key industry companies. A total of 303 registered attendees and exhibitors from around the world logged in to chat with each other during the day-long event.

Reap What You Sow
August 1, 2007

It is a common business model that what you invest in plays a big role in what you get back. So, what can package printers do to improve productivity? One option is to invest in the right cores, shafts, and chucks for your print runs. “The persistent trend that we see with our customers is their desire to increase machine throughput, reduce waste, and improve ergonomics. They find that properly specified machine components can help them achieve all three,” says Bret Hardy, marketing manager, Double E Company. “Double E takes advantage of this trend in many ways. For example, we offer lightweight carbon fiber

Picking a Winner
August 1, 2006

Do you take your shafts and chucks for granted? It’s probably easy to do, because although they are important components in any web handling or printing operation, they don't tend to elicit much excitement. For those companies that supply these components, however, shafts and chucks are exciting and require the high level of attention that is afforded any device that carries heavy weights at high speeds around operating personnel. Mark Fortin, president of Double E Company, points out that the first considerations when specifying shafts has to be structural safety. “That means that the shaft, as a beam, has to be capable of

Cores, Shafts, and Chucks in a Digital World
September 1, 2005

Package printing is moving in the direction of digital, but what impact will digital printing and functions have on the building blocks of material control? Industry insiders offer their opinions. THE WORD "DIGITAL" is fast becoming commonplace in the package-printing industry. From fully digital presses to digitalized finishing processes and prepress functions, there's something digital about nearly every part of package printing. Within this digital realm, some elements of the printing process haven't gone hi-tech, including cores, shafts, and chucks, right? It's not a cut-and-dry issue, according to experts. Some industry insiders, like Larry Taitel, owner of Convertech, don't think cores, shafts, and chucks

Eyes on Ergonomics
September 1, 2004

The technology behind cores, shafts, and chucks appears basic, but further inspection reveals a world of science aimed at efficiency, safety, and ease of operation. ERGONOMICS HAS BECOME an increasingly important focus for package printing and converting companies. Also called human engineering, ergonomics is the science of "designing jobs and workplaces to match human capabilities and limitations," according to Sean Craig, product manager for Tidland. "Interest in this science has grown steadily, along with the rising number of workers' compensation claims for work-related, non-traumatic injuries or disorders involving soft-tissues (nerves, tendons, muscles, and supporting structures), known as work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs or MSDs)." According

Back to Basics
September 1, 2003

An update on cores, shafts, and chucks technology. CORES, SHAFTS, AND chucks can easily be compared to "all the little people" of the film industry. From light technicians to make-up artists to set designers, the work of the people behind the scenes makes a big impact on a movie's turnout. Likewise, despite the seemingly harmlessness of cores, shafts, and chucks, their performance is very important to the outcome of every print job. Core knowledge Cores provide the backbones for many substrates and tapes. While there may appear not to be much difference between company offerings, there are. Double E. Co. (West Bridgewater, Mass.) offers