Narrow Web Print Awards

Flint Group has released the "call for entries" for the 8th annual Narrow Web Print Awards competition.  Label converters from around the globe are encouraged to submit sample labels for evaluation by a panel of industry judges.  The award winners will be announced September 12, during Labelexpo Americas in Chicago. In 2011 Flint Group presented awards in twelve different categories at Labelexpo Brussels – all submissions using inks, coatings and specialty products supplied by Flint Group. Criteria for judging includes: registration, smoothness of dot/vignette, overall print quality, and degree of difficulty. Entries will be placed in categories relating to technology and application.  

Entry Guidelines are as follows:
1.    Each entry must be printed using inks from Flint Group,
2.    Entries can be a commercial label, or a promotional label,
3.    Entries can be sent in roll or sheet form with no less than 20 of each label – converters should specify if labels cannot be displayed on the Flint Group stand,
4.    Entries should be received no later than August 15, 201,
5.    Entries should be submitted directly to Flint Group Packaging and Narrow Web. For more information, contact Niklas Olsson in Europe or Deanna Whelan in USA.

Trident introduces new ink jet printhead and ink

image[8]Trident Industrial Inkjet (Connecticut, USA) will be introducing a new inkjet printhead for non-porous substrates at Interpack 2011 (May 12-18, 2011 – Dusseldorf, Germany). Capable of providing quality inkjet printing on coated-corrugated and shrink wrap, the new Trident inkjet technology offers a new and cost-effective alternative to labels and wax-based inkjet printing.

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New distributor for HP inks

Micro Pan Europe (Dornach, Germany), part of  Ingram Micro IT distribution group, is the new appointed distributor of HP thermal inkjet cartridges in Europe. The agreement, with effect from 1st of December 2010, includes HP Versatile Black, HP Fast Dry Black, HP Spot Color Red, HP Spot Color Blue and HP Black Inkjet Bulk inks as well as the new HP Durable Black ink.
HP Specialty Printing Systems licenses HP thermal inkjet technology to OEM partners to create industrial printing applications, including solutions for coding and marking, mail and postage printing, retail transaction printing, and other commercial and industrial markets.

NEORELVA: tinplate packaging for demanding uses

NEORELVA (Vale de Cambra, Portugal) is launching a new range of tinplate metal packaging at EMBALLAGE (Paris, 21 to 25 November). Designed for high value products, the new tinplate drums have improved thickness (0,45 mm) and impact resistance and are available from 16 to 27 l, with triple seam at top and bottom, and with two closure options : single (57) or double closure (2” + ¾”). Other options include lithographic decoration and internal protection. Fully approved for hazardous products, the new range is suitable for paints, solvents, flavorings, pesticides, lubricants and many other chemicals.

Fully recyclable, the new tinplate drums are lighter than steel drums.

100 mm closure for post-mix applications

The tinplate drums with large diameter closures (100 mm) from NEORELVA are suitable for “post-mix” applications. User can add color pigments to basic white paints without having to open the entire drum top. The new 100 mm closure is easy and safe to remove and replace for mixing.

NEORELVA is a leading producer of tinplate and plastic packaging solutions for chemical products, with two production sites (Vale de Cambra and Marinha Grande) and sales presence in Europe, Northern Africa and Middle East.