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Goodbye Xi4 – Hello ZT600!

For years, the Xi Series of label printers from Zebra has been considered to be the standard when it comes to high volume industrial printing. The basic design has been tweaked with each new version, but the basics have remained the same. With competitors launching new models, the most recent Xi (the Xi4), has been […]

‘Escape’ Workplace Stress with Team Building Events

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” Henry Ford Everyone wants to work in an environment where he or she feels they can easily communicate, be comfortable, and collaborate with their co-workers. However, some …

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APR Appoints Ashley Ivey Cash as Technical Sales Representative

Appointment builds on its strong technical sales and support team. Glendale Heights, IL (July 18, 2017) —Building its strong technical sales and support team to address the changing requirements of the label and flexible packaging market, All Printing Resources (APR) announces the addition of Ashley Ivey Cash as Technical Sales Representative. Based in Greenville, SC, Ashley is responsible for the Southeastern U.S. and brings extensive pre-press expertise and hands-on production experience to her new role. Ashley joins APR from Sealed Air Cryovac where she coordinated artwork and prepress for the company’s protein packaging division. Prior to Sealed Air, Ashley […]

APR Installs BOBST M1 Flexo Label Press

Installation Takes Place at Company’s Glendale Heights, IL Technical Center Glendale Heights, IL (July 17, 2017) — Expanding its role in the narrow web industry, All Printing Resources (APR) announces the installation of a BOBST M1 Flexo label press at the company’s Glendale Heights, IL technical center. APR’s technical center is the only demo facility for BOBST narrow web presses in North America. The new, 14” eight color BOBST press is designed for high-definition flexo jobs requiring fastest changeover. The shortened web path results in minimum waste, set-up times and high registration tolerances. The optimum flexibility and footprint of the […]

TrojanLabel and Nilpeter form international collaboration

The Danish manufacturer of digital inkjet label printing machines, TrojanLabel, and Nilpeter A/S have established an international agreement for distribution of the Trojan2 digital label press. The agreement covers the specific markets of Nilpeter USA Inc., Nilpeter do Brasil, Nilpeter Asia Pacific, and Nilpeter Ltd. in the UK and Ireland. “From the get-go, it has been Nilpeter’s strategy to offer a wide range of digital solutions with our PANORAMA product-line and the products from TrojanLabel fit perfectly into this equation”, says Jakob Landberg, Sales & Marketing Director at Nilpeter A/S. “We are very excited because we now cover a […]

Nilpeter customer of 40 years acquires the first PANORAMA in Africa

Nilpeter presses have all been part of the growth at Rebsons. Johannesburg, SA: With 57 years of label printing expertise, South African Rebsons Labels, a family-owned business, moves into digital label printing with their purchase of a Stand-Alone Nilpeter PANORAMA – the first of its kind in Africa. Moving with the times In 1963, Rebsons Labels purchased their first printing press and started to produce labels – thus becoming a self-adhesive label manufacturing company. Rebsons Labels has “moved with the technological trends over the past years, upgrading and purchasing state-of-the-art label printing equipment”, says Rebsons’ owner Benny Friedmann. The Nilpeter […]

Allied Pacific Invests in the Nilpeter FA-4*

Corporation has acquired their first Nilpeter press. Allied Pacific has invested in an 8-colour FA-4* flexo press with de-/relamination, UV-lamination, cold foil, and Quick-Change Die Unit. The investment is a result of an increased demand for value-added flexible packaging. The Philippine packaging solutions company is a large player on the local package printing market and is one of 50 subsidiaries in the giant RD Corporation. Since 2005, the company specialises in printing of labels, pouches, boxes, wrappers, and much more, within the food segment. “We see a clear trend towards advanced flexible packaging solutions”, General Manager of Allied Pacific, […]

Rotoflex Showing Diversity of Finishing Solutions at Labelexpo Europe

The HSI slitter rewinder with an operator-friendly horizontal configuration will make its European debut. St. Louis, Missouri USA (July 12, 2017) – Rotoflex is set to present a diverse range of offline inspection, slitting and rewinding solutions during Labelexpo Europe (25-28 September) in Brussels, Belgium. As a Total Solutions Partner of Mark Andy, Rotoflex’s Business Responsive Technologies will be presented with live demonstrations in hall 4, stand C45. Making its debut in Europe, the Rotoflex HSI with a horizontal design brings many benefits to operators in comfort and efficiency. Designed for high volume label slitting, inspection and rewinding, the […]

French Company SIFA Purchases a Second ETI Cohesio.

ETI Cohesio is a patented technology of in-line silicone and adhesive coating Boucherville, July 18, 2017 – Considering the success obtained with the ETI technology, SIFA, located in the north of France, has acquired a second ETI Cohesio, a patented technology of in-line silicone and adhesive coating, to meet its customers demand. The Cohesio technology allows for the manufacturing of pressure sensitive labels in a single in-line process: printing, applying silicone and adhesive, laminating and die-cutting, resulting in a final deliverable product. Moreover, in order to combine efficiency and environmental concern, the new machine is equipped with the Pellicut, […]

Xeikon Café announces North American edition

Xeikon Café announces North American edition
Bram Gijsels
Thu, 07/20/2017 – 08:34
Event to offer learning, networking and fun for U.S. & Canadian printers and converters

Citing the enormous growth and success of the latest European Xeikon Café editions, Xeikon today announced its first Xeikon Café North America.

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Xeikon Café North America 2017

ITASCA, Ill., July 20, 2017 — Citing the enormous growth and success of the latest European Xeikon Café editions, Xeikon today announced its first Xeikon Café North America. The event, sponsored by Xeikon and its partners, will provide a unique platform for learning, knowledge exchange and networking.

Xeikon Café North America activities will take place at two venues: the Westin Chicago Northwest hotel and Xeikon’s newly-renovated demonstration facility nearby. It begins with a luncheon on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 and adjourns on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 in the late afternoon.

“Owners of successful printing and converting shops know how critical it is to keep up with developments in the industry, but they don’t want to spend too much time away from their businesses,” said David Wilkins, vice president, Marketing and Sales, Xeikon America, Inc. “So we are carefully formulating an agenda that provides the greatest possible amount of value in the shortest amount of time.”

The general session will feature a noted economist who will talk about trends in the market, and how printers and converters can adapt their businesses to capitalize on the emerging business opportunities. A well-known industry guru will moderate a blue-ribbon panel of brand owners, designers and corporate marketing executives—all of whom have specific needs that directly influence their selection of printers and converters.

On its second day, Xeikon Café North America will divide into two tracks: one will focus on commercial & in-plant printers; and the other will address label & packaging converters. Each track will include sessions by industry experts and leading Xeikon customers, as well as a visit to the nearby demonstration center.

A table-top partner exhibit area will offer attendees the opportunity to explore offerings from Xeikon partners who co-sponsor the event. And participants can “let their hair down” at a gala casino night.

Referencing the European Xeikon Café earlier this year, Chatzichrysos Avgerinos of For Labels, a label converter in Greece, said “This is our third time at the show, and every time we take something new away. It is important for our knowledge and education. The organization this year is very good … there are lots of interesting things to learn.”

About Xeikon Café North America

Xeikon Café North America is a learning event offered by Xeikon and its Aura partners, offering the opportunity to understand, evaluate and experience digital production. It provides the tools for commercial & in-plant printers and label & packaging converters in the U.S. and Canada to make informed business decisions. Through demonstrations, presentations, workshops and discussions, participants receive first-hand actionable information and advice on industry innovations and trends.

For more information about Xeikon Café North America, or to register for the complimentary event, please visit

Additional information

For additional information about the Xeikon Café, visit or contact:

Xeikon headquarters
Corporate Communications Manager
Danny Mertens
Brieversstraat 70 – 4529 GZ Eede, The Netherlands
T: +32 (0)3 443 13 11 – M: +32 (0)494 50 00 57

AR Advisors, Inc
Xeikon Café North America organizers
Larry Vogel
P.O. Box 4014, Palm Springs, California 92263 USA
T: +1 760 770 3818 – M: +1 585 230 7489

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