The Leading Edge of Finishing
June 1, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Just off Route 2 along the northern edge of Massachusetts are the past, present, and future of folding carton production. At Boutwell Owens, a folding carton printer and converter in the old New England mill town of Fitchburg, two massive Mitsubishi offset presses and some flatbed steel-rule diecutting machines of assorted vintages do much of the heavy lifting, while an HP Indigo 30000 and a new Highcon Euclid II digital cutting system take on a growing stream of short-run, fast-turn, prototyping and customized work.

Best Practices: Press Operator Training
January 1, 2015

No matter what type of press your company uses, getting the best possible print quality still comes down to operator skill. On flexographic presses, these abilities are something of an art form, while on a digital press they are more a matter of adherence to numerous specific procedures. But there’s much more going on—a litany of best practices that can make the difference between average output and work that makes your company a superstar. Let’s take a look.

RotoMetrics Acquired by Sentinel Capital Partners
November 19, 2014

Sentinel Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in promising companies, has announced its acquisition of RotoMetrics, a global provider of precision rotary tooling and accessories. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We are extremely excited to partner with RotoMetrics, a company with a 57-year history of providing great products and services to a longstanding and loyal customer base,” said Jim Coady, a partner at Sentinel. “Under its current management team, RotoMetrics has undergone a fundamental transformation to a global leader with a strong financial profile, and is superbly positioned for future growth.”

RotoMetrics Joins FLAG Family of Suppliers 
October 28, 2014

RotoMetrics, a supplier and manufacturer of rotary converting tooling, has announced its newly established relationship as a preferred supplier with Flexo Label Advantage Group (FLAG). FLAG was founded in January 2010 as a buying group for independent label printers and converters and has provided a streamlined purchasing approach and significant purchasing power to its members.

New, Bold and Blue: Rotometrics at LabelExpo Americas
September 30, 2014

RotoMetrics utilized LabelExpo Americas to debut several new products. The new through-hardened, machine-finished RD300 solid die is a superior solution for cutting disposable medical substrates, dust-sensitive labels and tags, in-mold labels, synthetic gasket materials, Velcro, Tyvek and electronic components. The RD300’s strength and durability comes from its superior high chromium D2 steel grade body along with a specialized heat-treating process that provides a full-depth hardness of 58-60 Rockwell.