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    Anilox is a short inking system which is applied to put an accurately dosed quantity of printing ink on a flexographic printing plate. During the printing process, the anilox roller is of significant importance with respect to a constantly and homogeneously dosed ink quantity. The anilox roller defines the exact transmission of the printing ink on the printing plate surface.
    The anilox roller is with respect to the short inking system of central importance. A anilox roller guarantees for the constant and homogenous dosage of the amount of ink during the printing process. It controls the transfer of the ink onto the printing plate surface.
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    The label magazine NarrowWebTech is official media of the British Printing Industries Federation Labels Group (BPIF labels).
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    CLP
    The CLP (Classification, Labelling and Packaging of substances and mixtures) regulation (CE) 1272/2008 aligns previous EU legislation with the GHS (Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals), a United Nations system to identify hazardous chemicals and to inform users about these hazards. It also has links to the REACH legislation. The CLP regulation entered into force on 20 January 2009 and progressively replaced the classification and labelling of Dangerous Substances (67/548/EEC) and Dangerous Preparations (1999/45/EC) Directives. Both directives were repealed on 1 June 2015 through Regulation (CE) 1272/2008 and REACH legislation.
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    Cold foil stamping a inline press process for applying foil to range of substrates, sometimes referred to as cold foiling or foil printing. In the process, the foil is applied to an adhesive image using a standard printing plate. The foil is affixed to the printed adhesive, creating an image prior to the application of printing inks. The foil that does not adhere to the adhesive remains on a thin polyester liner, and waste is directed to a rewind spool. Because the adhesive is applied on press like an ink, no stamping die is needed. Once printed, the surface of cold foil images is often varnished to provide a durable surface.
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    Colour management is a method used to reproduce a template as similar as possible that previously has been ascertained by an input device.
    Extended gamut printing (EG), also known as extended colour gamut printing means printing in an extended or expanded gamut. Label and packaging applications are not printed in a combination of CMYK and spot inks. Typically the press will be standardized on CMYK plus 2 or 3 extra inks (e.g. orange/green/blue).
    Colour measurement is referred to various methods applied in order to evaluate the colour quality and thereby the reproduction quality of print products.
    Computer-to-plate (CTP) is an imaging technology which helps to transfer a digital image generated in a computer directly to a printing plate. Companies in the field of Computer-to-Plate-systems Lüscher Technologies Lüscher Technologies AG with its headquarters in Bleienbach, Canton of Bern, Switzerland, is a globally operating manufacturer of imaging systems for various printing technologies, building on more than 70 years of knowledge and experience in the industry. Customized technical solutions, state-of-the-art technology and highest quality are characteristics of the entire product portfolio of digital imaging systems for any application. The Swiss SME is a member of the internationally operating Heliograph Holding, International sales and support are handled by the head office or by distribution partners in more than 60 countries.
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    For the production of self-adhesive labels modular built hybrid presses are often used, enabling single-pass printing and finishing processes. Besides of several embellishing possibilities subsequent to the printing process further relevant steps of converting are die-cutting (Rotary and laser) as well as matrix removal. Following the die-cutting process the matrix is separated from the release liner and winded. Companies in the field of converting: Schobertechnologies Schobertechnologies develops and manufactures rotary tools, modules & specialty machines installed in more than 100 countries worldwide, used in film, foil, packaging, non-wovens & paper converting at web width up to 2.000 mm and web speeds up to 1.000 m/min: • Rotary punching, creasing & die cutting tools including format variable solutions (Vector technology) • Converting & laminating machines for in-mould labels (RSM), folding cartons (PBO) & multilayer self-adhesive products (MLPP) • Cut & Slip / cut & place modules for converting lines • load sensors, cutting gap control system, quick lift device, to extend the life time of cutting tools
    Corona treatment is a high frequency discharge that increases the adhesion of a filmic surface. Whether a liquid wets a material good or poorly depends primarily on the chemical nature of both the liquid and the substrate. By treating a material with corona treatment, the surface becomes much more impressible to adhesives, inks and coatings.
    CtP
    Read more at "Computer-to-Plate-systems"
    Companies in the field of cutting: Schobertechnologies Schobertechnologies develops and manufactures rotary tools, modules & specialty machines installed in more than 100 countries worldwide, used in film, foil, packaging, non-wovens & paper converting at web width up to 2000 mm and web speeds up to 1000 m/min: • Rotary punching, creasing & die cutting tools including format variable solutions (Vector technology) • Converting & laminating machines for in-mould labels (RSM), folding cartons (PBO) & multi-layer self-adhesive products (MLPP) • Cut & Slip / cut & place modules for converting lines • load sensors, cutting gap control system, quick lift device, to extend the life time of cutting tools
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    Densitometer measure the reflectance of a color by a particular filter. The result is called solid density. By means of this test method one can draw and derive conclusions about the thickness of the ink layer on the substrate.
    Die-cutting is the general process of using a die to shear webs of low-strength materials. For the cutting of labels after printing and embellishing, label printer mostly use flat-bed or rotary die-cutting. Companies in the field of die-cutting: Schobertechnologies Schobertechnologies develops and manufactures rotary tools, modules & specialty machines installed in more than 100 countries worldwide, used in film, foil, packaging, non-wovens & paper converting at web width up to 2000 mm and web speeds up to 1000 m/min: • Rotary punching, creasing & die cutting tools including format variable solutions (Vector technology) • Converting & laminating machines for in-mould labels (RSM), folding cartons (PBO) & multilayer self-adhesive products (MLPP) • Cut & Slip / cut & place modules for converting lines • load sensors, cutting gap control system, quick lift device, to extend the life time of cutting tools
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    Digitalisation of label manufacturing processes still progresses in a highly dynamic way. Digital printing presses are essential tools for printing and personalisation of labels.
    Companies in the field of Digital Imagesetters Lüscher Technologies Lüscher Technologies AG with its headquarters in Bleienbach, Canton of Bern, Switzerland, is a globally operating manufacturer of imaging systems for various printing technologies, building on more than 70 years of knowledge and experience in the industry. Customized technical solutions, state-of-the-art technology and highest quality are characteristics of the entire product portfolio of digital imaging systems for any application. The Swiss SME is a member of the internationally operating Heliograph Holding, International sales and support are handled by the head office or by distribution partners in more than 60 countries.
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    Digital printing process means primarily toner-based printing and inkjet printing. In contrast to the conventional mass printing processes you can change in digital printing the print image for each print. Digital label printing allows a range of advantages such as individualised print products or shorter runs.
    Doctor blades are thin and ground tools used to remove excess transfer media off the surface of anilox rollers (in flexo printing) or printing cylinders (in gravure printing). The core task of the doctor blade is to ensure that only the pre-defined amount of transfer media remains in the cells. Usually, doctor blades are made of stainless steel (coated or uncoated ) but also composite materials are used. Companies in the field of Doctor Blade: Daetwlyer Swisstec Daetwyler Swisstec develops and produces doctor blades for all print applications. One of the companys' core competencies is the lamination of doctor blades. The producer of doctor blades enacts its own research and development department and production facilities in Switzerland, USA, China and India. Daetwyler Swisstec supports its affiliates with a worldwide distribution network, its longtime experience and more than 40 print technicians. In doing so the company deploys competence and expertise to meet the customer needs.
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    ELF
    Read more at "European Label Forum"
    Companies in the field of embossing: Pantec GS Systems Pantec provides sophisticated in-line refining solutions. Their dedicated equipment for rotary and flatbed hot foil stamping & embossing, high performance vacuum foil savers, high speed & precise hologram and patch placement is made to provide efficient high quality refining, directly in-line for narrow and wide web.
    Environment and resources saving production processes are key issues also for the label industry. Increasingly more stringent regulations on a global level and strong consumer pressure require the confirmation of environmental compliance.
    Companies in the field of ERP software: Theurer theurer.com C3 is the leading ERP/MIS business management software for printing and packaging applications. It covers all relevant processes – from precise cost and pricing calculation, production planning and sales all the way through to quality control and logistics. Provided with pre-configured business templates, the C3 ERP/MIS software offers “Best Practice” solutions for print shops specialized in the production of labels, flexible packaging, folding and cardboard boxes. To provide practical assistance, about 40 employees support the users of C3. Currently, approx. 200 print shops in 20 countries and more than 10,000 users automate their business processes with this ERP/MIS software provided by theurer.com.
    The new Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers entered into application on 13 December 2014. The obligation to provide nutrition information will apply from 13 December 2016. The new law combines two directives into one legislation: - 2000/13/EC - Labelling, presentation and advertising of foodstuffs (applicable until 12 December 2014) - 90/496/EEC - Nutrition labelling for foodstuffs.
    The European Label Forum (ELF) is the annual meeting by the international label association FINAT.
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    FINAT is the European association for the self-adhesive label industry. It also covers adjacent narrow web product decoration and identification technologies.
    The Young Manager Club (YMC) by the self-adhesive label association FINAT
    Companies in the field of flexible dies Kocher + Beck Kocher-Beck is the world market leader in rotary die cutting technology and supplier for the label printing, envelope manufacturing, sheet-fed and reel-to-reel offset printing industries. Kocher+Beck not only provides the leading benchmark in the printing sector with standard solutions, but also develops custom solutions according to individual requirements. Highly qualified personnel at the company’s five locations across the globe apply their experience and creativity to assist customers in making their production processes more effective and competitive.
    Flexography is the dominating process for label printing. In particular the proven interaction of printing forme and UV curing printing inks enables constant and high-quality label printing.
    Flexo plates are flexible relief printing plates usually made of photopolymer or elastomer materials. In relief printing, the image or printing area is raised above the non-image areas. Of the five printing standard process in label and package printing, those relying on relief printing are flexo and letterpress. Companies in the field of flexo plate Asahi Photoproducts Asahi Photoproducts was founded in 1971 and is a subsidiary of the Asahi Kasei Corporation in Japan. Asahi Photoproducts is holding its European Headquarters in Belgium and is one of the leading pioneers of flexographic photopolymer plate development. By creating high quality flexographic solutions and through continued innovation, the company aims at driving print forward in balance with the environment.
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    FTA
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    Gravure cylinder is the cylindrical printing form for gravure printing. The printed image in the form of tiny cups is chemically etched or engraved electronically on a copper surface. A subsequently applied chromium layer improves the durability of the printed image with higher requirements.
    Gravure printing is one of the oldest printing methods and is rooted in the copper engraving technique. Because the platemaking – etching or engraving of a printing cylinder – is very complex, the gravure is usually used for longer runs.
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    Companies in the field of Hologram: Pantec GS Systems Pantec provides sophisticated in-line refining solutions. Their dedicated equipment for rotary and flatbed hot foil stamping & embossing, high performance vacuum foil savers, high speed & precise hologram and patch placement is made to provide efficient high quality refining, directly in-line for narrow and wide web.
    Companies in the field of hot foil: Pantec GS Systems Pantec provides sophisticated in-line refining solutions. Their dedicated equipment for rotary and flatbed hot foil stamping & embossing, high performance vacuum foil savers, high speed & precise hologram and patch placement is made to provide efficient high quality refining, directly in-line for narrow and wide web.
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    Companies in the field of imaging systems Lüscher Technologies Lüscher Technologies AG with its headquarters in Bleienbach, Canton of Bern, Switzerland, is a globally operating manufacturer of imaging systems for various printing technologies, building on more than 70 years of knowledge and experience in the industry. Customized technical solutions, state-of-the-art technology and highest quality are characteristics of the entire product portfolio of digital imaging systems for any application. The Swiss SME is a member of the internationally operating Heliograph Holding, International sales and support are handled by the head office or by distribution partners in more than 60 countries. Asahi Photoproducts Asahi Photoproducts was founded in 1971 and is a subsidiary of the Asahi Kasei Corporation in Japan. Asahi Photoproducts is holding its European Headquarters in Belgium and is one of the leading pioneers of flexographic photopolymer plate development. By creating high quality flexographic solutions and through continued innovation, the company aims at driving print forward in balance with the environment.
    IML
    Read more at "In-mold labeling (IML)"
    In-mold labeling (IML) is the simultaneous, one-shot molding of a plastic container/part together with an attached label. In this process, a pre-printed label or decorated film is inserted in the open plastic injection mold and held in place via vacuum ports, electrostatic charge, or other method. When the mold is closed, plastic resin is injected into the mold, encapsulating the label permanently within the finished part.
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    Companies in the field of industry software: theurer.com C3 is the leading ERP/MIS business management software for printing and packaging applications. It covers all relevant processes – from precise cost and pricing calculation, production planning and sales all the way through to quality control and logistics. Provided with pre-configured business templates, the C3 ERP/MIS software offers “Best Practice” solutions for print shops specialized in the production of labels, flexible packaging, folding and cardboard boxes. To provide practical assistance, about 40 employees support the users of C3. Currently, approx. 200 print shops in 20 countries and more than 10,000 users automate their business processes with this ERP/MIS software provided by theurer.com.
    Who in the narrow-web industry has installed which machinery? If you want to learn more, here are the answers.
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    Companies in the field of LED UV: Phoseon In 2002, Phoseon Technology pioneered the use of LED technology for UV curing applications. As the world leader in LED curing, Phoseon delivers rugged, reliable and high-performance products for application specific solutions. The Company is focused 100% on LED technology and provides worldwide sales and support capabilities. Phoseon’s patented Semiconductor Light Matrix™ (SLM)™ technology encapsulates LEDs, arrays, optics and thermal management to ensure curing performance. Phoseon’s R&D team has extensive knowledge in the development of LED systems and the capability to design and build leading edge products to meet the industry’s demands. With over 250 patents, Phoseon has earned a worldwide reputation for innovation, quality and reliability.
    Companies in the field of LED UV curing: Phoseon In 2002, Phoseon Technology pioneered the use of LED technology for UV curing applications. As the world leader in LED curing, Phoseon delivers rugged, reliable and high-performance products for application specific solutions. The Company is focused 100% on LED technology and provides worldwide sales and support capabilities. Phoseon’s patented Semiconductor Light Matrix™ (SLM)™ technology encapsulates LEDs, arrays, optics and thermal management to ensure curing performance. Phoseon’s R&D team has extensive knowledge in the development of LED systems and the capability to design and build leading edge products to meet the industry’s demands. With over 250 patents, Phoseon has earned a worldwide reputation for innovation, quality and reliability.
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    Companies in the field of Management Information System (MIS): Theurer theurer.com C3 is the leading ERP/MIS business management software for printing and packaging applications. It covers all relevant processes – from precise cost and pricing calculation, production planning and sales all the way through to quality control and logistics. Provided with pre-configured business templates, the C3 ERP/MIS software offers “Best Practice” solutions for print shops specialized in the production of labels, flexible packaging, folding and cardboard boxes. To provide practical assistance, about 40 employees support the users of C3. Currently, approx. 200 print shops in 20 countries and more than 10,000 users automate their business processes with this ERP/MIS software provided by theurer.com.
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    Companies in the field of pre-press Asahi Photoproducts Asahi Photoproducts was founded in 1971 and is a subsidiary of the Asahi Kasei Corporation in Japan. Asahi Photoproducts is holding its European Headquarters in Belgium and is one of the leading pioneers of flexographic photopolymer plate development. By creating high quality flexographic solutions and through continued innovation, the company aims at driving print forward in balance with the environment.
    Companies in the field of printing cylinders Kocher + Beck Kocher-Beck is the world market leader in rotary die cutting technology and supplier for the label printing, envelope manufacturing, sheet-fed and reel-to-reel offset printing industries. Kocher+Beck not only provides the leading benchmark in the printing sector with standard solutions, but also develops custom solutions according to individual requirements. Highly qualified personnel at the company’s five locations across the globe apply their experience and creativity to assist customers in making their production processes more effective and competitive.
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    In this process the face material is compressed by the rotation of the cuttting tool and can be carried out in-line at press speed and not through the progress of the face material through a flatbed die-cutting or inline die. A rotary die-cutter basically is composed of a custom produced pattern on a die-cutting cylinder which cuts against a hardened anvil roller. Either completely manufactured die-cutting cylinders or a magnetic cylinder containing a flexible die are used. The cutting process is used for a range of products including labels, multi-layer products and cardboard. Companies in the field of rotary die-cutting: Kocher + Beck Kocher-Beck is the world market leader in rotary die cutting technology and supplier for the label printing, envelope manufacturing, sheet-fed and reel-to-reel offset printing industries. Kocher+Beck not only provides the leading benchmark in the printing sector with standard solutions, but also develops custom solutions according to individual requirements. Highly qualified personnel at the company’s five locations across the globe apply their experience and creativity to assist customers in making their production processes more effective and competitive.
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    Companies in the field of UV LED: Phoseon In 2002, Phoseon Technology pioneered the use of LED technology for UV curing applications. As the world leader in LED curing, Phoseon delivers rugged, reliable and high-performance products for application specific solutions. The Company is focused 100% on LED technology and provides worldwide sales and support capabilities. Phoseon’s patented Semiconductor Light Matrix™ (SLM)™ technology encapsulates LEDs, arrays, optics and thermal management to ensure curing performance. Phoseon’s R&D team has extensive knowledge in the development of LED systems and the capability to design and build leading edge products to meet the industry’s demands. With over 250 patents, Phoseon has earned a worldwide reputation for innovation, quality and reliability.
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