packagePRINTING inBOX June 1, 2012


A Southern Success Story

In the past year, Valdese Packaging & Label in Valdese, N.C., added a new six-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 3000LX press with aqueous coater, which has allowed it to print on a wide array of substrates, from onion skin to 40-point board. According to CEO Darren Little, the company is now looking to add another 40˝ press.

Featured Products - June 2012

Featured Products for the the flexographic, narrow-web and package printing industries, including AAA Press, Grafix USA, DYMAX Corp., Air Motion Systems, Heidelberg, GEW, IST METZ, Aetek UV Systems, XericWeb Drying Systems and PRI Technologies.

Flexo Printer Through and Through

Ontario-based Labelad has proved to its customers time and time again that it can deliver a high-quality flexographic product. Going forward, the company plans to widen its product offering in pressure sensitive and flexible packaging products.

In-the-Round Is on a Roll

Digital “in-the-round” (ITR) imaging is steadily opening up attractive opportunities for printers, converters, and end users. Advances in flexo sleeve technology are yielding opportunities in markets traditionally dominated by other processes.

Printer News - June 2012

News on printers in the packaging printing industry, including Ampac, Bizerba North America’s USA Label Solutions Division, CCL Industries, CSW Inc., Hammer Packaging, CardPak, Atlantic Zeiser Group and Laminations.

Running Lean, Mean and Green

Continuous improvement initiatives and advancements in technology are constantly in motion at DWS Printing Associates in Deer Park, N.Y. Arthur Staib Jr. and his brother Allen Staib are now looking beyond the arrival of their new Heidelberg offset press due in late 2012 and already have their next major capital investment in the planning stages for 2013.

Supplier News - June 2012

News on suppliers to the packaging printing industry, including items on Harper Corp., Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials, DWS Packaging Associates, Smyth Companies and UPM Raflatac.

World Reflection –Polischuk

Before you get the wrong idea, drupa 2012, was a very successful show. There were a lot of business transactions at the show, with a visitor survey indicating close to 50 percent placing specific orders, and a raft of company press announcements about sales on the show floor. (Staged events, for sure, but business none the less.)