Nearly three years have passed since the Print Services & Distribution Association (PSDA) joined forces with management firm SmithBucklin and relocated its headquarters from Alexandria, Va., to Chicago. Now the PSDA is making bold moves once again.
McCourt Label, Lewis Run, Pa., achieved the prestigious ISO 14001 accreditation, illustrating its current and future commitment to minimizing environmental impact. The ISO 14001 international standard provides both a model for streamlining environmental management, and guidelines to ensure environmental issues are considered within decision-making practices. McCourt Label is one of the first label manufacturing companies in the United States to achieve the ISO 14001 accreditation. McCourt Label attained the accreditation after a series of audits by NSF at its Lewis Run facility. The site will be assessed annually to ensure continual development of the Environmental Management System (EMS) that is currently in place.
A little change never hurt anyone. With that in mind, this year’s big show promises a change of pace, a change of scenery and a change in demand. The newly revamped PSDA (formerly DMIA) will host its annual Print Solutions Conference and Exposition on Oct. 23-25 at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore. This year’s featured general session keynote speaker will be Charlie Pesko, founder and president of InfoTrends, a leading market research and consulting firm in the digital imaging and document solutions industries. Technological advances and refined marketing strategies are just some of the issues gaining momentum in a slowing economy. To encourage print
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Lewis Run, Pennsylvania-based McCourt Label has added a new Nilpeter FB3300 press. The state-of-the-art press has a 13" web width, and eight UV curing stations. It prints up to eight colors, and is servo-driven for superior flexographic printing, as well as silk-screening and cold-foil stamping. The FB3300 press has a web speed that is among the fastest in the narrow web industry, and it is exceptionally easy to make-ready and operate, enabling fast set up and job-cost reductions. As a result of the expanded production capabilities, new products are available. They include “no-label-look” labels; scratch-off tickets and labels; four-color process prime labels; one-color silk
DMIA’s annual Print Solutions conference and exposition will be held Oct. 3-5 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. The conference will provide three days of educational sessions, including a presentation by this year’s keynote speaker, Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House and co-author of “Contract with America.” Join Gingrich as he analyzes the current political climate in Washington, DC, and educates attendees on effective leadership. This year’s conference will feature equipment demonstrations, offering distributors better insight into how various applications are produced. In addition, exchange centers will be located on the show floor with more than 34 hours of
Developments in stocks and adhesives yield versatile, value-added applications. Quick, quiet, efficient, on-demand solutions, direct thermal and thermal-transfer products have been serving variable imaging needs for more than 13 years, with suppliers continuously seeking to enhance performance. Overlaminates, repositionable adhesives and top-preforming ribbons are just a few of the cool value-added features turning thermal products into hot commodities. For instance, McCourt Label, Lewis Run, Pa., has introduced direct thermal and thermal-transfer laminated label systems, which greatly increase options for distributors and their customers. To Protect & Serve While they are extremely efficient applications that eliminate the need for costly ribbons—as well
Charge up your accounts with static cling sales By Erik Cagle When it comes to static cling labels, John Shanley doesn't mind being an island unto himself. Shanley, president of Labels West, Woodinville, Wash., is among a small core of manufacturers who produce these labels. Shanley has a patent on a piggyback-type form/static cling label combination. He is also moving into the point-of-purchase beverage market, because grocers routinely use static cling labels to promote weekly specials. Static cling labels are relatively new on the market--newer than pressure-sensitive labels but older than the Internet. Increasingly, distributors are finding new ways to permeate the retail