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Prinovis Liverpool: Customized, Streamlined, and Almost Totally Automated

Also In this issue: 2007 Gravure Buyer’s Guide Gravure Handyman Revisits Ink Trouble Automated Premedia Workflow Solutions Protecting Your Best Accounts from Competition

. . . and more


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Features Trends

Cover Story: Workflow Automation

q 17     The message from Europe is consolidate, streamline, innovate,

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and automate: the European Rotogravure Association’s annual meeting. q 18 “Hustle and Flow: Prinovis Liverpool opens with a streamlined, automated workflow,” by Allison Eckel q 22 An overview of automated premedia workflow solutions seen at GraphExpo, by Allison Eckel

Savvy

29 “Customers as Partners? Patricia Seybold’s new book Outside Innovation taps your largest innovation resource,” by Allison Eckel. 30 “Protecting Your Best Accounts from the Competition,” by Dave Kahle

2007 GRAVURE Buyer’s Guide

51 Buyer’s Guide opening page 52 Company Index 55 Company Index by location 58 Companies listed by industry segment 58 Suppliers: Equipment 72 Suppliers: Materials 75 Suppliers: Ink, Coating, & Pigment 78 Suppliers: Substrate 81 Services: Consulting 82 Services: Digital Workflow 83 Services: Gravure Related 85 Services: Logistics & Transportation 86 Printers: Packaging 90 Printers: Product / Decorative 92 Printers: Publication 93 Education & Training 96 2006 GRAVURE Magazine article index

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December 2006 • Vol. 20 • No. 6

Departments 39

A Message From ... 6 Publisher / GAA President Bill Martin 8 Editor Allison S. Eckel 10 GEF President Rodrigo Sosa

Innovation 12 Ask the Gravure Handyman: “More Ink Troubleshooting,” and “Calculating Engraved Volumes.”

Education 35 GEF Corporate Scholarship winners 39 Gravure Persons of the Year Luncheon highlights 40 GMG donates color management solutions to RIT Lab 40 Calendar of Gravure Day seminars

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Association 42 “GAA’s First Intelligent Printing & Packaging Conference Got the Ball Rolling,” by Allison Eckel 42 Calendar of GAA Events

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Gravure Association of America 2006 Annual Sponsors Gold Level Quad/Graphics RR Donnelley Quebecor World

Silver Level Hell Gravure Systems GmbH Kodak Graphic Communications Group Max Daetwyler Corporation St. Marys Paper Ltd./St. Marys Sales Verso Paper (NCS)

Bronze Level Allison Systems Corporation The Cerutti Group Flint Group UPM

Our Thanks to the 2006 Sponsors You’re a Key to Gravure’s Future

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A Message From ... William E. Martin GAA President Publisher, GRAVURE Magazine

The World’s Premiere Magazine for the Gravure Printing Industry

GAA Staff

President/CEO: Bill Martin Technical Directors: Bruce G. Beyer    Bill Sunter Director of Planning & Administration: Pamela W. Schenk Association Coordinator: Dian Fyfe Administrative Coordinator/Member Services: Linda Zornow Business Manager: Linda Pfingst

Board of Directors Executive Committee

A Year of Change

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n August I wrote that the GAA’s theme for 2006 would be Innovation, and as the year comes to a close I see that I was correct. Over the past year, we took a close look at the organization and conducted analyses of our operations, facilities, programs, and products. As it turns out, we are in line with the advice from the European Rotogravure Association, whose annual conference is profiled on page 17: Consolidation and innovation are the keywords for the gravure industry. So, GAA has consolidated its operations and invested more of its resources in its products. And in the products we have achieved innovation. We have updated this magazine to bring you targeted information such as Gravure Handyman (page 12) that you can put to use right away in your organization. Issues in 2007 will continue to deliver research, case studies, and trends from throughout the gravure industry. These articles will stay in step with GAA’s full program of seminars and conventions. There will be no boredom in 2007: GAA has a program scheduled in almost every month of the year. First off is our new Premedia Technology conference, which will provide managers with information on 

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the latest trends in prepress and how best to integrate them with legacy systems. For those new to gravure — even those adding gravure to an existing print operation — we offer the GAA Basic Seminar twice, in the spring and the fall. Our Annual Convention this year will break from its usual format to offer the gravure business model for printed electronics followed by a “science fair” of sorts showcasing current research in making this growth segment a reality for our industry. In the summer, come to a beautiful retreat in Grand Rapids, Minn., to look at environmental issues and how your company can prepare for future regulations. For these dates and more, turn to the calendar on page 42. The other arm of our operation is the Gravure Education Foundation. As explained by its president, Rod Sosa, on page 10, the GEF has altered its strategic direction to focus and innovate its operations. We have hired a new Director of Development, Bob Sheridan, and through his leadership will engage in fund raising and promotion efforts to help even more students of the gravure process to grow into our industry leaders of tomorrow. Have a happy and safe holiday season and get ready for a busy, productive 2007.

Chairman of the Board: David Blais, Quad/Graphics Inc. First Vice Chair: Robert Zumbiel, C.W. Zumbiel Co. Second Vice Chair: Walter Vail, St. Marys Paper Ltd./St. Marys Sales Secretary: David Byrnes, Best Buy Co. Treasurer: Bernadette Carlson, BKC Associates Immediate Past Chairman of the Board: Jay Yakich, Seville Flexpack Corp. President: Bill Martin, GAA Legal Counsel: Bill Althen, Althen, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak, & Stewart, P.C.

Product Printers

Albert Green, Hallmark Cards Incorporated Rodrigo Sosa, Armstrong World Industries Stephen F. Young, Mundet Corp.

Packaging Printers

Mike Fenton, Shorewood Packaging Howard Klepper, International Playing Card & Label Co., Inc. Robert Zumbiel, C.W. Zumbiel Company

Publication Printers

Michael Osesek, Quebecor World David Blais, Quad/Graphics, Inc. Dennis Wall, RR Donnelley

Associate Members

David Byrnes, Best Buy Peter Daetwyler, Max Daetwyler Corporation Michael Green, Flint Ink Group Bruce Heston, Meredith Corporation Clarence “Butch” Hoover, WRE/ColorTech Charles Weinholzer, INX International Ink Company Dennis Wilcox, Southern Graphics Systems

Headquarters

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A Message From ... Allison S. Eckel Editor, GRAVURE Magazine The World’s Premiere Magazine for the Gravure Printing Industry Editorial Editor: Allison S. Eckel Technical Directors: Bruce G. Beyer, Bill Sunter Sales & Marketing Publisher: Bill Martin Advertising Sales: Steven Max, 215-481-9450 Staff Director of Planning & Administration: Pamela W. Schenk Administrative Coordinator: Linda Zornow Association Coordinator: Dian Fyfe

Stay Strong: Automate and Empower

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t the annual Executive Outlook seminar held this year before the exhibit hall opened at GraphExpo and ConvertingExpo, the messages were clear: Print is strong (though not letterpress), automation is the next big thing, and customers can be empowered to take on more responsibility. As you look back on your financial reports for 2006 and use them to plan for 2007 and beyond, keep those messages in mind. Print is strong. The days of pundits decrying the Internet as a behemoth set to tear down traditional industries are over. In fact, print and the Internet were made for each other. Take online shopping: storebased retail catalogers offer at least half of the items on their pages online only. The catalogs in mailboxes drive shoppers to the Web. Products are packaged (print), boxed for shipping with the company logo (print), usually stuffed with leaflets, inserts, and more catalogs (print, print, print)... You get the idea. Automation is the next big thing. A whole section of the GraphExpo exhibit hall teemed with to JDF-based solutions for automated production workflows. Turn to page 20 for a look at this a few companies supporting this trend. Also, read about a

brand new gravure facility in Liverpool, England, that put automation high on the priority list [page 18]. Increase customer responsibility. Giving your customers more to do may not be well received unless they are empowered to accept more control of their jobs. Read more about customer service and empowerment in Savvy, beginning on page 29 with a look at a new book by Patricia Seybold, followed by an article by sales guru Dave Kahle. With your head full of ideas about the possibilities the future could hold for your business, turn to page 51 for our Annual Gravure Buyer’s Guide. This year we have also included a GRAVURE Magazine article index listing all of the feature articles published on these pages in 2006. The Buyer’s Guide left us only enough space for snippets from the Gravure Education Foundation (see the GEF scholarship winners on page 35), and GAA (the Intelligent Printing & Packaging conference is covered on page 42). Applications and Gravure Handyman will return in February. Until then, I wish you luck as you stay strong, automate, and empower.

Magazine Advisory Board Betsy Barker Castillo, RR Donnelley & Sons Victor Basile, Jr., Publicis Jerry D’Elia, Jr., Hearst Corporation Miriam O. Frawley, e-Diner Design & Marketing, Inc. Terrence Frawley, e-Diner Design & Marketing, Inc. Thomas Meisel, Parade Publications, Inc. Cathy Merolle, Hearst Corporation Gretchen A. Peck, P.A.G.E.s Tom Quadracci, Quad/Graphics, Inc. Walter Vail, St. Marys Paper Limited/St. Marys Sales Robert G. Whitton, Jr., Arellton Group, LLC Roger Ynostroza, Graphic Arts Monthly Stephen F. Young, Mundet International Subscriptions Gravure is available free of charge to employees of GAA-member companies. Subscriptions for nonmembers in the U.S. and Canada are $67 per year or $115 for two years; elsewhere, $145 per year or $245 for two years. Business Office Gravure Association of America, Inc. 1200-A Scottsville Road Rochester, NY 14624 Phone: 585-436-2150 Fax: 585-436-7689 E-mail: gaa@gaa.org Reprints: lindaz@gaa.org Vol. 20, No. 6

ISSN 08944946 USPS 000-565 Gravure is published bimonthly (February, April, June, August, October, December) by the Gravure Association of America, Inc., 1200-A Scottsville Rd., Rochester, NY 14624. Copyright ©2006 by GAA, Inc. Articles by Dave Kahle are copyright Dave Kahle and used with permission. Periodicals postage paid at Rochester, NY, & additional mailing offices. Postmaster: Please send address changes to GAA, 1200-A Scottsville Rd., Rochester, NY 14624. GRAVURE Magazine is printed sheetfed offset by ImageNow, Elmira, NY,



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A Message From ... Rodrigo Sosa President, GEF

2006–2007 GEF Board of Trustees ROBERT SHERIDAN, Director of Development RODRIGO SOSA, President Armstrong World Industries JAY YAKICH, Vice President Seville Flexpack Corporation DAVID A. BLAIS Quad/Graphics, Inc.

New Director of Development I am happy to inform you that after months of searching, the GEF has found a new Director of Development. During these past months, Bernadette Carlson served as the interim Director and she was a great resource to keep the foundation going without any problems. Bernadette, we thank you! In this column, I will review the change in the GEF’s strategic direction, why we changed the “Executive Director” to “Director of Development,” and introduce you to the man himself. As you may know, none of the GEF goals is attainable without proper funding. The GEF is a nonprofit organization and it needs to be managed as a business. Without proper funding, the foundation risks the future of our Gravure students, the future of our industry. For that reason, GEF’s primary focus from now on will be fund raising. Our plans to establish more scholarships, to provide schools with simulators, and to support schools and students in their quest for gravure leadership can only come if we have the proper funding to support them. Thus, the foundation wants to increase its fund balance to a level at which they are self sustainable by increasing our efforts through fund raising. We will accomplish these efforts only with the proper Director in place. 10

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In our search for the new Director, we bench marked to other nonprofit foundations to compare our positioning, resources, and organization. This allowed us to determine that one of the biggest differences was how we positioned the role of the Director. In the past, we did a great job by allocating resources to support our schools, gravure days, and students. Today, we will continue the same great support, but with an emphasis in fund raising. This change in direction is the reason why the new Director is called “Director of Development.” I am pleased to introduce to you Robert Sheridan. Bob has extensive experience in nonprofit development and public relations. Recently, he successfully completed a $10 million campaign at The Putney School in southeastern Vermont. He also has held positions with educational and community nonprofits. His background in school development is diverse, allowing him to fill different roles in fund raising development. He also has experience with the printing industry and has researched the gravure end of our business to prepare for his new role. With a passion for life, photography, and art, Bob is a great fit for our needs. Please join me in welcoming him to the GEF and show him your support.

DAVE BYRNES Best Buy PAUL CAPPA North American Cerutti TERE CERUTTI, Trustee Emeritus OMG Cerutti S.p.A. DAVE COGGINS RR Donnelley H.C. COX, III, Trustee Emeritus PETER DAETWYLER, Trustee Emeritus Max Daetwyler Corporation WARREN R. DAUM, Life Trustee/President Emeritus ALBERT GREEN, Jr. Hallmark Cards Incorporated MICHAEL GREEN Flint Ink Corporation WILLIAM E. MARTIN, Ex-Officio Gravure Association of America MICHAEL OSESEK Quebecor World WALTER SIEGENTHALER Max Daetwyler Corporation JAMES SIEVER, European Delegate European Rotogravure Association ROBERT V. STRAHAN, Trustee Emeritus WALTER D. VAIL St. Marys Paper Ltd./St. Marys Sales STEPHEN YOUNG Mundet International Gravure Education Foundation 1200-A Scottsville Road Rochester, NY 14624 Tel: 585.436.2150 • Fax: 585.436.7689 www.gaa.org • gaa@gaa.org


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Innovations

Ask the Gravure Handyman GAA Technical Directors Bill Sunter and Bruce G. Beyer answer your questions so you can innovate the way you do gravure. To submit more questions, go to www.gaa.org. More Ink Troubleshooting

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: I recently read your response in the October issue of gravure magazine to the gentleman with the wash marks problem [“How to Troubleshoot Ink Problems,” p. 15 —Ed.]. I saw a lot of crossover with the problem that we’ve been having with a gravure printer. I’ve actually seen this problem on two highspeed, wide-web presses of the same type. Both of these presses have applicator rolls and print 1,000 to 1,150 fpm. Both presses are fairly new F & K’s. The printer, and several others that I have met, seem to only have knowledge about the older presses with the cylinder in the ink bath. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of knowledge in the packaging gravure areas about how these applicator rolls affect the print. The end product is beverage cartons printed on Graphic Packaging International SUS board. The inks are water based. The problem is you get a large amount of “snowflaking,” or missing

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print, unless you drop the viscosity of the ink all the way down to that of water (14 sec. in a S90 #2 Zahn). The missing dots start out worse in the lower screens and gradually get better as the film thickness goes up. We ran four very different inks systems but saw exactly the same results each time. When you do lower the viscosity and add some alcohol for lay, you get an acceptable print. Although, there are still some missing dots that seem to correlate with dips and valleys in the board. It wasn’t really clear to me whether the description in the article was the same problem that we are having. We don’t really have marks or a pattern — it is all just random missing dots. Also, I’m not sure if the kind of applicator roll that you are describing in your article is the same as ours. Our applicator roll is textured rubber. It is about 1/3 of the way into the ink bath. However, the cylinder is above or skimming the top of the ink bath. A

good bead of ink forms where the applicator roll is feeding the cylinder. If I read correctly, you advocate that the cylinder be at least a 1/3 into the ink bath. With the current set up, I’m not

Calculating Engraved Volumes

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: Is there a spreadsheet available that will calculate engraved volumes based on engraving specifications? —Steve M.

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: Your engraver should be able to supply you with this information based on each diamond stylus and line count used. CAUTION: This in no way equates to amount of ink or coating printed. Gravure cells empty around 50 to 80 percent depending on the cell configuration (normal, compressed, or elongated), engraving channel if used, impression system and substrate to name a few of the variables impacting ink transfer.


Innovations sure if you could obtain this without submerging the applicator roll and possibly getting up to the journal ends of the applicator roll. This week, we are trying a banded cylinder with different engravings, a few new ink systems, and a station in which the applicator roll has been removed and the cylinder will rest in the ink bath. Any help you could offer would be great. I’d be happy to provide feedback. Thanks for your article, it’s already turned on a few light bulbs. —Kenneth M.

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: It’s nice to see that someone is really reading this stuff. This is a problem in packaging that cannot always be solved by cylinder submersion, as I indicated. Many packaging press applicators are rubber and do not have the “sock” covering; although, they can be retrofitted. This is usually only necessary when you are pushing speeds over 1,500 lfpm. Since drastically lowering the viscosity does help, it might make sense to check the ink pan and fountain/pump area for air entrapment in the ink. Obviously either there is no ink getting into the cells (air or foam related) or it is getting in but not out (lack of proper ESA impression issues or ink viscosity.) Let me know what the results are of your test cylinder. You might find a radical engraving curve is in order with “small” cells larger than usual. Also make sure the center of the dilution to press viscosity is in the center of the ink’s viscosity curve. One more thing to consider: Engrave a band across the entire face of the cylinder. Choose a cell configuration that typically causes you the problem — smaller cell, less application. An uneven print across this lateral band would be indicative of a mechanical issue. As I used to say: Ink isn’t smart enough to know to print on one side and not the other. It also may be a board roughness issue; it’s very tough to get the board manufacturer to make any change to their Pate (formula). Ask Graphic if they have any data on the board’s compressibility. It’s a factor of thickness and moisture content. Low moisture board is tough to print 15 or 25 point it matters not. Even with high pressures and durometers in the high 90s this can only be helped with the proper ESA. And yes, ESA does work on H2O inks. —Bill Sunter

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: I suggest a wider diamond stylus angle of 135 – 140 degrees. Water base seems to flow into and out of the wider, shallower cells better than conventional cells. Solvent ink in these types of cells has the opposite effect as the large surface area of the cell promotes solvent loss and drying in. The addition of alcohol, I believe, had more to do with changing the surface tension of the ink than the drying speed. —Bruce G. Beyer

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New Products

Innovations Jeco Only Pallets “Woth-A-Look” at GraphExpo Jeco RFID-Ready Pallets were the only pallets to receive the prestigious Wortha-Look! award at GraphExpo 2006. Manufactured by Jeco Plastic Products, Plainfield, Ind., the pallets are designed to facilitate RFID tagging by accommodating a variety of tag types. Jeco can facilitate permanent RFID tagging by molding passive RFID tags directly into Jeco RFID-Ready pallets. Warehouses using active RFID technologies can use the RFID-Ready

pallets, which include a slot designed specifically to accept a tag. RFID slots can be designed and formed to accept and protect RFID tags in any number of ways, and the tag slots can be oriented in the mold to maximize readability and to protect the tag from damage associated with specific ware h o us ing issues. RFIDtagged pallets enable printers and converters, as well as their customers, to more easily identify printed products and raw materials in the warehouse.

Compact Encoder Baumer Electric, Southington, Conn., introduces the new MagRes Profibus, a highly compact, self contained multi-turn encoder designed to fit easily into space-restricted environments. The encoder’s high-density housing features two M12 input and output plugs for easy, wiring-free integration into Profibus-DP systems. Designed to monitor and control position or speed, the MagRes Profibus offers 13-bit resolution in singleturn and 16-bit resolution in multi-turn versions. Simply installed using compatible connectors, the MagRes Profibus encoder allows the bus address to be conveniently set using rotary switches. Sized at just 58 mm in diameter and 42 mm deep, this compact sensor fits easily into the smallest automated environments.

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Trends

Gravure Looks Ahead — with Confidence Opportunities through innovation and consolidation Courtesy of the European Rotogravure Association

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nder the theme “Building for Gravure” the European Rotogravure Association (ERA) met from 18 to 20 September for their Annual Meeting in Manchester, UK. With 180 participants from Europe and abroad, the event, which also celebrated the 50th anniversary of the organization, was well attended. Besides prominent speakers, the program also included visits to the brand new gravure plants of Polestar in Sheffield and Prinovis in Liverpool with their up to 4.32 meter-wide presses. Key topics of the Annual Meeting included the continuing internationalization of the printing markets and ongoing consolidation within the gravure industry, as well as the recent spectacular investments in new gravure sites and presses.

ing as of 2007 as they do not reach their customers by this method. Neckermann, a subsidiary of KarstadtQuelle now trading as neckermann.de, for the first time had higher turnover through the Internet than through catalog. And from 2007 onwards Neckermann will reduce their advertising expendi-

need to be brought on the market faster and production time needs to be shortened.

Jasper Scott from IPC, one of the largest British publishing houses for magazines, gave a thrilling report on the latest developments in the UK magazine market with an encouraging message for the gravure printers. According to Scott, gravure will be the winner, whereas web offset will suffer. He underlined Middelhoff ’s statements on the future of gravure printing and confirmed for the UK market that production times will need to be shortened as topicality is the main factor for success. In addition, he also sees the future belonging to large printing houses since only these will be able to handle the high Wes Lucas, CEO of Quebecor World, speaking at costs. There will be fewer printthe ERA Annual Convention Dr. Thomas Middelhoff was the ers; however, these will be workideal keynote speaker with his view ing globally. Thus, large gravure of the connection between gravure printers ture from 240 to100 million euros. printers with high printing capacity will and their customers. Only a few years ago have an advantage over web offset printhe was Chief Executive Officer of Bertels- What answers does the gravure industry ers. Even the largest web offset companies mann; now he is CEO of KarstadtQuelle, have to offer to these developments that at in the UK are hardly profitable. His meswhich is one of the biggest customers of a first glance could have a negative effect on sage: The current conditions in the British European gravure printers. He is also Chair- the branch? According to Middelhoff, con- magazine market definitely favour gravure. man of the Board of Polestar and thus still solidation and innovation are the keywords very connected to the printing industry. for the gravure industry. Because printing is a Following these speakers from the catalog He described the structural changes within capital-intensive industry, the future belongs and magazine publishers, Dr. Giancarlo the catalog market. Quelle will modify the to the large printing houses, which are able Cerutti, president and CEO of the Italian structure and frequency of its catalogs while to be successful in the market. It is particu- press manufacturer, put the emphasis on the printed volume will remain the same. larly important that the printers are able to innovation in gravure during his presentaFurthermore, KarstadtQuelle will no longer keep up with the speed that the publishers tion. A worldwide trend in gravure printuse newspaper supplements for advertis- and the mail-order companies set. Products Continued on page 24 GRAVURE/December 2006

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Hustle and Flow

Prinovis Liverpool opens with a streamlined, automated gravure workflow by Allison Eckel

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f you could design the optimal gravure printing facility, what would it look like? How many levels would it have? Which tasks would be automated? Which of the latest technologies would you choose, from prepress through finishing, to outfit this dream plant? If your mind is reeling with all of the possibilities, then take a moment to consider the decisions made by Prinovis. An amalgamation of the rotogravure divisions of three media companies — Gruner + Jahr, Axel Springer, and arvato Bertelsmann — Prinovis was formed in May 2005. With five plants in Germany, it was also planning a new gravure-specific plant in Liverpool, England, where it had the opportunity to start from scratch and custom design a facility to fit all of its needs both now and in the foreseeable future. Beginning in late 2003, corporate management, including Chief Executive Officer Stephan Krauss, gathered representatives from production, engineering, sales, and outside architects to brainstorm. Over the course of nearly a year, they theorized, 18

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analyzed, and established a starting point: a first client. “To truly lift this plant off the ground from an idea to a concept to implementation, we needed a client to sign on to create the foundation to justify it,” explains Bob Robinson, managing director of Prinovis Liverpool. “The theory behind what is optimal for the process was the foundation of the plant’s design, and the customization occurred around the base client. Certainly without painting ourselves into a corner where we couldn’t address the needs of other gravure clients.” The first company to sign on was News International, the main U.K. subsidiary of News Corp., which brought its newspaper insert business to Prinovis Liverpool. Robinson joined the project in September 2004 and brought a background in printing and process at a time when the team was ready to move from theory to equipment research. The company had chosen presses by KBA (one at 2.75m and three at 4.32m), but everything else was still

to be determined. “We evaluated all the available technologies in each area to see which ones adapted well to the gravure process, in both equipment manufacturing and software.” he says. “We met with all of the suppliers and reviewed an overall needs analysis.” But this shopping experience was not based solely on product. Once they narrowed the equipment field, Robinson and his team considered the vendors themselves, including schedules for implementation, service and parts packages, price points, “along with tenure of support; in other words, having people on site for one month, three months, six months, to help us through our start-up pains,” he says. A final element in their purchasing decision was compatibility with equipment Prinovis may or may not purchase in the future. As part of a group of gravure companies, Prinovis Liverpool wanted to keep itself compatible with the other plants. “What we did not want to do was buy A, B, and C and the rest of Prinovis decide on standardization in the future with X, Y, and Z,” Robinson explains.


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The Ultimate Gravure Plant “Our entire plant is on one level with all services off the floor to ensure maximum flexibility,” Robinson states. “Many facilities have paper handling equipment in the basement. The paper comes up through the basement floor and then into the press. Ours is all on one level, which is important from a communications and material handling standpoint.” With one-level living, jobs move in a straight line from start to finish, coming off the line into staging areas only when a special detail is called for. “If it’s not in-line finished, it would go through and wait for the next step, which is just 50 meters straight ahead and then we go into off-line stitching and inserting. And then if it’s finished, it’s shipped. If not, then it’s staged again 30 meters ahead for the next phase, which is polybagging, and then it would go into shipping, which is another 30 meters ahead.” Our material handling process is simplified and it’s absolutely a luxury to have it that way.” An additional luxury in the Liverpool plant is process automation, from job submission through to final shipping. For the front end, the Liverpool plant has turned

to Dalim Software for its suite of premedia automation solutions. The system is comprised of 12 TWiST automated workflow software licences with MiSTRAL providing Web-based production management and DiALOG enabling soft proofing. At press time, the complete solution was not installed, but at least some of the TWiST servers had been integrated into the workflow. “We’re taking that one step at a time because it is new ground for us,” Robinson explains. Indeed, this level of production automation is new ground for most of the industry. “We believe the automated workflow in prepress will allow us to make cylinders from data receipt through the engraving process with the least number of people — very efficiently.” When the job is ready to go onto cylinders, automation continues. The TWiST servers convert job data to the TIFF file format and send it via Hell gravure system’s form-manager to the plant’s HelioKlischograph K6 engravers, which Robinson says are “the fastest mechanical engravers on the market.” The fully automatic AutoCon cylinder production line from Bauer/Hell/K. Walter Group includes

Robinson stands by his workflow; Inserts staged for the next step. Photo courtesy of Prinovis Liverpool

prepress components, electroplating, surface treatment, and complete cylinder logistics. “Literally the cylinders can move from one station to another without being touched by human hands,” he says. “A cylinder is pulled out of the racks, set into a monorail carrier, and then whisked into the pressroom and staged into the appropriate unit on the appropriate press, automatically.” The job of putting ink on paper is nearly all automated as well. “Paper is delivered to press, where our real-hand operators will prepare it for splicing (it’s a manual operation). But once it goes through that process, it could be printed, stitched, trimmed, strapped, and palletized where a forklift driver [takes] it to shipping,” Robinson explains. “So many operations that are traditionally two or three steps we can do inline.” All of this hard work and focus on efficiency has paid off. Just 13 months after construcGRAVURE/December 2006

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“The theory behind what is optimal for the gravure process was the foundation of the plant’s design,” says Robinson. Left: Pressman Alan Stirrup; right: grand opening festivities tion of Prinovis Liverpool began, the facility was using its 2.75 meter and first 4.32 meter presses to complete its first orders: millions of products for retail, mail order, and publishing companies in the U.K.

Customized Equals Earth-Friendly

Not content with a small foray into environmental stewardship, the company has adopted a full-blown corporate culture of responsibility. The new plant is designed to have zero emissions. “We have what’s called a closed-loop system, which takes toluene out of the solvent-laden air — we “distill” 20

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As the plant was beginning to officially open its doors for business, its managers were looking at ways to positively impact the people of Liverpool, not just its environment. Beyond corporate giving, they are looking into programs that will empower Prinovis Liverpool employees to get involved as well. “We want to be the employer of choice and we think that that’s not just a monetary issue.” In addition to a living, Robinson hopes the company will provide its employees with personal and professional fulfillment — and it is actively taking steps to do that.

Sharpen Your Pencils If you could re-design your own gravure printing facility, how much of Prinovis

Liverpool’s story would you adapt? Singlelevel, straight-line operations? While that may not be physically possible for established plants, perhaps some process improvement lessons can help streamline operations. How about automation? Automating one or two steps in your workflow could make a large, positive impact in your bottom line. Prinovis CEO Krauss was quoted in 2005 as saying that the Liverpool plant would be able to handle run lengths as low as 200,000. “The key issue here is how automated your processes are,” he told a reporter. Robinson stresses that rather than set a magic number, a company should focus on break-even points; with a streamlined, automated workflow, you can break even on a lower run length. Finally, see the regulatory writing on the wall and begin to plan for enviro-friendly upgrades. And with automation may come personnel downsizing, so consider upgrades to employee benefits; keep the people you keep, happy. By now you should have a long To Do list. Remember that even with all their resources, Prinovis took three years to get the Liverpool plant off the ground. Find your most workable updates first and, well, get to work.

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On an island nearly the size of Louisiana, but with nine times as many people per square mile, where did Prinovis find 50 acres of free space for this 670,000-square-foot wonder? The plant was built on the site of a World War II-era airbase. While this location provides plenty of land, it also raises a few environmental red flags. “There is perceived to be a fair amount of solvent on the ground: some kerosene, petrol, oil, grease, etc.,” Robinson explains. Testing showed that the soil is relatively solvent-free, but the company continues to be cautious. “We made a commitment to the local city council and planning commission that we would capture rain water runoff for 18 months to analyze it.” With less than six months left in their agreement, they have yet to find any hazardous materials in their runoff.

this out and return it to the ink suppliers for recycling and reuse,” Robinson explains. “As the U.K.’s and other countries’ requirements tighten over time we will have absolutely no problems because of our upfront investment in this area. Other companies will have to scramble. It’s probably a few million [dollars] to do the base level that [governments] will accept, but to do what we’ve done it’s several times more because we didn’t want to have risk in the future. In addition, it also helps us process-wise to recondition that air both humidity- and temperature-wise and reintroduce it near the presses. This is good for paper and provides a more stable environment in the presses.”


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and environmentally sound practices extends throughout the procurement, manufacturing and reclamation processes. We work diligently with concerned environmental groups, landowners and loggers to develop and implement methods of properly managing our renewable forests. On the other end, we help divert used paper from landfills by supporting coated paper recycling programs in a number of municipalities across the nation. We recognize and embrace our social and economic obligation – as an employer, as a critical link in the information chain, and as a trusted steward of the bountiful natural resources our customers rely on. Not because someone might be watching, but because it’s the right thing to do.

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Premedia Trends: Automated Production Management Systems Shorten time-to-market by letting your customers set the pace of approval by Allison Eckel

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he GRAVURE Magazine Annual Buyer’s Guide, found at the back of this issue, has no section dedicated to suppliers of prepress or premedia solutions. A few of those suppliers are listed, though under the general heading of Equipment Suppliers. In the past, technology developers in this segment seemed to overlook gravure, figuring perhaps that engraving cylinders is the orange to plate imaging’s apple. Indeed, I was met with a few raised eyebrows in the GraphExpo exhibit hall this year as I asked many of these companies to tell me what they have to offer my readers. “For gravure?” they asked. Well, yes. Cylinders aside, digital files intended for print as well as multiple media outlets all come from customer computers and all need to be managed, checked, and proofed. With that hurdle crossed, I expected each vendor to give me the same old story: Our proprietary technolog y is better than anyone else’s, and our secret is either in our proofer or in our easy-to-use Web interface. Instead, the new story is much more interesting. It is one of team work, customer empowerment, and industry collaboration — though some have phrased it ‘bandwagon.’ The current prepress 22

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story is not about the proofing device or the Web interface but the behindthe-scenes engines that manage the files. There is a trend currently for printers to streamline as much of their production cycle as possible. So they are turning to one of the remaining people-centered segments of that cycle: the front end of the job. A person accepts the job info, schedules the job, preflights the files, shepherds those files through proofing, corrections, approval, etc. A host of companies are now offering solutions to automate as much of that process as possible. Some of the solutions address workflow components. Prestige Scheduler, from Australiabased Scheduling Technologies, Ltd., handles just the scheduling component of the workflow; a digital white board, if you will. Other solutions aim to automate from end to end. These larger, robust solutions are available from powerhouse companies like Kodak (Prinerg y) and Agfa (:Delano). These solutions seek to answer the customer wish of faster time-to-market by automating the proofing and approvals process. Encorporating the job definition


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ing is that in recent years the machines being sold are both wider and faster. He stated that the main chances for growth in the printing sector are to be found in Eastern Europe, India, and China. Wes Lucas has no doubt that print products will remain a leading advertising medium. As CEO of Quebecor World, he stands behind the Canadian company’s decision to increase its presence in Europe and invest in wider presses. Quebecor sees its chance in the consolidation of the gravure industry – and Lucas includes in this also the consolidation of suppliers and customers. And where are the chances for the printers? He sees the chance for them in moving away from the “commodity model” to the “value model” — i.e., away from easily comparable “simple” print products (“ink on paper”) towards value-added print solutions that are of measurable value to the customers and thus increase customer loyalty. Roman Hohol from AMEC Consulting in Canada presented a study on the future 24

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format ( JDF), such solutions take jobs from submission — creating a digital, JDF-based job ticket — through prepress, proofing, etc. At each step, the customer is automatically sent an email alert or call to action. Such a call would be to go online to the printer’s secure site, view soft proofs for content, approve them, initiate the RIP, and receive hard copy proofs on the machine in the customer’s office.

tomer for anything but proofing jobs linked with the system. Plus, the proofer’s status is monitored constantly from the printer’s location. This customercontrolled proofing cycle can free prepress operators to address more complex jobs, and enable customers to view, proof, and approve their files anytime. Similar remote proof approval systems are available from Agfa, GMG, Kodak, and others.

The customer has a digital proofer? Is that going too far? Actually, that proofer is kept under tight control by the printer’s workflow management system. Linked to a “dummy” computer, the proofer cannot by used by the cus-

As automation comes to what seems like the entire gravure workflow, know that your prepress will be taken care of as well. For information about the JDF standards initiative, and all of the companies participating, go to www.CIP4.org.

of magazines in Europe. The European publishers are well prepared for the future as they have introduced innovations in this segment. However, the traditional business for magazines is changing and this has to be taken into account. He believes that the future belongs to more special interest magazines with shorter print runs and smaller average circulations. This development, however, will affect gravure less than web offset. The conclusion of ERA’s annual meeting was clear: Gravure has done its homework and is ready for the challenges ahead. Gravure has an edge over other processes in the printing industry such as web offset. According to Middelhoff, large and globally active companies will be successful — and this is exactly the path that gravure is taking. And due to more flexibility and higher productivity through technical innovation, gravure has also gained a cost advantage. Gravure therefore has good chances to strengthen its leading position in the magazine and catalog markets.

Giancarlo Cerutti, president and CEO of Cerutti, confirming the trend toward faster and wider gravure presses.


GAA 2007 Premedia Conference TECHNOLOGY AS A STRATEGIC TOOL

January 8-10, 2007 The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club Naples, Florida For more information or to register, call (585) 436-2150 or visit www.gaa.org

STREAMLINING APPROVALS • THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE •

CATALOG & RETAIL • PUBLISHING • WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS •

THE COST OF QUALITY • CHANGE MANAGEMENT •

• CASE STUDIES • BEST PRACTICES • PACKAGING


Exploring the Impact of Premedia on Business Strategy The GAA Premedia Conference offers insight into the dynamic world of premedia and its impact on business strategies for image-rich companies. Learn how forward-thinking companies use new premedia techniques to shorten cycle times, impact staffing and improve communication. Co-chairs: Kathi Booker, Hallmark Miriam O. Frawley, e-Diner Design & Marketing Kimberley Spencer, Talbots

Keynote RON GALLOWAY Producer/Director, American MediaWorks THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE will explore how innovations in premedia and marketing will affect producers, buyers and end users. Keynote HENRY FREEDMAN Editor,Technology Watch CHANGE MANAGEMENT A look at how technical innovations are quickening in pace and forcing change.

Monday, January 8, 2007 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Registration Open 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Reception

Tuesday, January 9, 2007 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration Open 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Breakfast 8:15 AM

OPENING REMARKS Bill Martin, GAA President and CEO 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Keynote:

THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE Ron Galloway, Director/Producer, American MediaWorks 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM

TURNING OBSTACLES INTO OPPORTUNITY

Learn how top brands have made an impact on their bottom line by implementing key premedia technology and best practices. Moderator: Nancy Cushman, Print Production Manager, Crate & Barrel Panelists: • Bob Bruno,VP Creative Services, Lillian Vernon • Jerry D’Elia, Senior VP, Manufacturing & Distribution, Hearst Magazines • Carol Condon, Product Quality Initiatives Leader Creative, Hallmark Cards

ATALOG & RETAIL • WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS • CASE STUDIES


11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

ANSWERS IN SEARCH OF QUESTIONS

Gain an understanding of logistics and cultural challenges associated with implementing new technologies in photography, retouching, PDF workflow and page creation. Moderator: Nancy Cushman Print Production Manager, Crate & Barrel Panelists: • Paul Einarsen, Senior Sales Representative, Premedia Technologies, RR Donnelley StudioW26 • Matt Connors, Studio Chief, Quad/Graphics blueSoho • Johnny Sutton, Director Technology & Customer Solutions, Quebecor World • Rodney Adkins, Prepress Manager, Southern Graphics 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch

Speakers and moderators from the morning sessions will be available for roundtable discussion groups. Enjoy lunch and stimulating conversation.

5:00 PM

Wrap-up

Nancy Cushman, Print Production Manager, Crate & Barrel 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Reception

Tim Dumas — Isn’t every premedia adventure simply magic?

Wednesday, January 10, 2007 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Registration Open 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Breakfast 8:15 AM

CONFERENCE RECONVENES Bill Martin, GAA President and CEO 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Keynote:

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

CHANGE MANAGEMENT

Panelists will focus on fast and efficient approvals and the cultural challenges companies face when implementing new processes and technologies.

9:45 AM - 11:30 AM

THE ROAD TO APPROVAL

Moderator: Miriam O. Frawley President, e-Diner Design & Marketing Panelists: • Gina Scamuci, Print Production Manager, American Eagle Outfitters • Reuben Stern, Senior Systems Support Analyst, Graphic Arts Publication, Hallmark • Teresa McQueen, Sr. Quality Control Specialist, Mervyns 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF CHANGE

Learn how forward-thinking companies use new premedia techniques to shorten cycle times, impact staffing and affect the bottom line. Moderator: Kim Spencer, Director of Print Production, Talbots Panelists: • Sue Noon, Directory Project Manager, WW Directory Dept., InterContinental Hotels Group • Jason Bahnsen, Director of Design Center, PCA • Matt Huber, Marketing Production Specialist, JCPenney • Burke McCarthy, Author, Six Sigma for Marketing Processes

Henry Freedman, Editor, Technology Watch

WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS

Learn about printed electronics, multi-channel marketing, sustainability/social responsibility, new processes and workforce requirements that will affect your business in the near future. Moderator: Ron Galloway, Director/Producer, American MediaWorks Panelists: • Don Carli, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Sustainable Communication, ISC • Bob Whitton, Principal, Arellton Group and Executive VP, R&E Council • Henry Freedman, Editor, Technology Watch • Brent Mackay, President/CEO,WRE/ColorTech • Tim Plumer, Adobe Evangelist 11:30 AM

CLOSING REMARKS Bill Martin, GAA President and CEO

Contact GAA at 585.436.2150 to discuss exhibit and sponsorship opportunities. Conference topics and/or presenters are subject to change due to events beyond our control.

DIES • BEST PRACTICES • APPROVALS • CHANGE MANAGEME


GAA 2007 Premedia Conference January 8–10, 2007

Location & Lodging Information Please make your reservations directly with the hotel and be sure to mention that you are attending the GAA Premedia Conference to obtain the special room rate of $165, single or double occupancy. Rates will be honored two days prior to and two days after the event. To take advantage of this special room rate, you must make your reservation by December 6, 2006. PLEASE NOTE: Room deposits are nonrefundable if canceled within 8 days of the group’s arrival date. We appreciate your patronage of The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club, which makes it possible for GAA to secure the space needed for this event at a greatly reduced cost. The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club 851 Gulf Shore Boulevard North Naples, FL 34102 239.261.2222

Reservations: 800.237.7600 Cut off date: December 6, 2006 Rate: $165 plus tax/single or double www.naplesbeachhotel.com

There are several options available when booking your air travel. The hotel is 40 minutes from the Ft. Myers Regional Airport and 10 minutes from the Naples Executive Airport. Ft. Lauderdale can be reached by car in 1 1/2 hours and offers a variety of choices for flight times. Special car rental pricing is available through Avis. Call 800.331.1600 and refer to code (AWD#) D130822. GAA Event Cancellation Policy Event registration cancellations must be received by December 8, 2006 to qualify for a full refund, less 10% handling fee. No refunds will be given after that date. However, 90% of the registration fee can be applied to a future program, within the next twelve months, or a company substitute will be accepted. No-shows will be billed. On-site registration is available but we recommend you contact the GAA office or check out the website for up-to-date cancellation information and space availability prior to travel. GAA assumes no responsibility for travel/transportation costs should it become necessary to cancel or reschedule the event.

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* GAA Member and Non-Member publishers, catalogers, retailers, and designers.

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Customers as Partners? Patricia Seybold’s new book Outside Innovation taps your largest innovation resource

Outside Innovation Patricia B. Seybold Collins, HarperCollins 2006, 412p., Hardcover

Printers will get double benefit from this collection of research, advice, and case studies from Seybold, author of the bestselling book Customers.com. Printers have customers, so in that way, you are the target reader for this book. You will learn ways to empower your customers to help you innovate the way you do business. But you are also customers for printing technology developers. In that way, this book will give you insight into how you can be an innovator for how they do business with you.

GAA On-Site Services A Foundation for Profits • • • • •

Best Practice Assessment Training Problem-Solving Process Improvement Process Development

By combining the right technologies, equipment, training, and standards, GAA’s On-Site Services can help you lay a foundation for long-lasting and profitable results.

Contact the GAA today to discuss the possibilities! 585.436.2150 or www.gaa.org GRAVURE/June 2006

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Protecting Your Good Accounts from the Competition by Dave Kahle

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e all know the feeling. Your key contact in one of your good accounts sheepishly admits that they have moved some business to a competitor. No problem with your service, it was just a price issue. Nothing is more discouraging. You’ve spent years developing this account, building relationships, working hard at meeting their needs, and then, in the blink of an eye, you lose the business to a price-cutter. Is there anything you can do to prevent this? Of course. Here are four proven strategies that will help you prevent your hardearned business from disappearing into the hands of price cutting competition.

Strategy One: Deepen your personal relationships with the key decision makers. It is really difficult, though not impossible, for your friends to take the business away from you. So, turn the key decision makers into your friends. Don’t rely just on the business aspect of your relationship, no matter how sound, to see you through. Make it a point to develop personal relationships with the key people. Try to spend time with them socially. Take them to a ball game, a concert, golfing or fishing. Spend one-onone time with them outside of the work 30

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environment. Arrange to have them meet your spouse and family. Get to know them more deeply than you would normally. These efforts to turn them from business acquaintances to personal friends are almost never wasted. As the relationship grows, the natural tendency to keep doing business with you grows proportionately.

Strategy Number Two: Close any open doors that may exist in the account. When I’m coaching salespeople on how to get their foot in the door of an account that is in the hands of the competition, I have them look for open doors. “Open doors” are lingering issues that make you, the established vendor, vulnerable to the competition and that are within your capability to close. When you are on the inside, trying to protect your business, you need to make sure that there are no open doors for your competitors. For example, you may have a pile of returns that are sitting on the account’s shipping dock, waiting for a return authorization from you. It may not be a big deal to you, but from the perspective of a competitor salesperson, it may be an example of your lack of attention to that account. And that can be a little opening into which a competitor can wedge themselves.

Make sure you take care of any lingering service-type issues that could serve as opening for the competition. Lingering invoice problems, ignored back orders, promises made that haven’t been kept — all these are potential open doors for your competition. Clean them up. Another open door has to do with your keeping the account up to date on the latest products and services. Ensure that the account is aware of all the product updates and innovations for the things you are supplying. For example, the account may have bought some machines from you. In the past six months, the machine maker has introduced some updates to get greater productivity out of those machines. You make sure that you have communicated that option to your key contacts. That prevents the competition from being the source of information about something that you should have communicated to your customer. If that happens, it makes you look bad, and it opens the door for the competitor. The largest open door, however, is pricing. If this is a good account, they probably have been doing business with you for a while. And, since they have been doing business for a few years, it’s entirely possible that you have allowed the prices on some products to rise above market levels. In fact, it may be that you are getting significantly higher than market prices on several products. That can be an open


GAA Basic Gravure Seminar Putting All the Pieces Together

March 26-30, 2007 Western Michigan University

REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.GAA.ORG


GAA Basic Gravure Sem S

ince its inception in 1979, the Basic Gravure Seminar has provided pertinent information about the g focuses on today’s issues by providing increased laboratory and press-side experience.Whether you ar old in the industry, here is your best opportunity to learn more about gravure — the only seminar specific

Who Should Attend? Pressroom supervisors, press operators, print buyers, designers, ink suppliers, paper suppliers, engravers, and management… anybody with a stake in improving the consistency of graphic quality from concept through press.

Why Should I Attend?

The Basic course is designed to separate the “myth and legends” from the theory and best practices. Primarily designed to teach a solid foundation to those new to the process, the seminar also fills knowledge gaps of experienced practitioners who have not yet had an opportunity to be formally trained in the practice of gravure.

Gravure is a robust process that has been subject to more than its share of “folklore” solutions. The new challenges of the process and customer demands make it essential to formalize this approach.

Printing Concepts Process Control

Equipment

• Color Theory • Separations and Prepress • Comparison of Printing Processes • Uniqueness of Gravure • Safety

• Presses - Overview and Recent Advancements • Dryers - Traditional and Recent Advancements • Converting

• Environmental Issues • Fingerprinting • Indentification Use of Standards Relevant to Printing • Reference Workflows • Quality Assurance • Troubleshooting

If you have any questions, contact Bruce Beyer at the Gravure Associati


eminar he gravure process to thousands.The program u are a printer, supplier, or print buyer, new or ecific to the gravure process.

Who are the Instructors? Bruce Beyer, Technical Director for the Gravure Association of America, Inc. (GAA) Bruce has a diverse background in packaging and product printing operations. His gravure career began at Hallmark Cards as Ink Manufacturing/Solvent Recovery Manager and later, Color Engineering/Quality Assurance Lab Manager where he was involved in vacuum metalization, EB printing, UV printing, hot melt adhesive lamination and co-chaired the conversion to water-based ink team. After several years at Cavalier Inks as West Area Branch Manager/Technical Sales, he joined Packaging Corporation of America as the Gravure Printing and Production Manager responsible for the engraving and ink departments, paper coating operation, purchasing and gravure printing.

Assisting Instructor John D. Meyer, Director of the Printing Pilot Plant at Western Michigan University John brings 20 years of experience in the ink industry. He has held various positions such as Quality Assurance Manager, Plant Manager, Operations Manager and Regional Technical Director. He has worked for Sun Chemical Corporation and James River. John has arranged for a tour of the Southern Graphic Systems facility as part of the engraving portion of the seminar.

Print Unit Components Ink

• Ink Compositions - water, solvent, radiation curable • Ink Proofing • Color Standards • Color Measurement

Image Carrier

• Cylinders • Engraving/Ink Release • Cylinder Proofing

Ink Transfer

• Ink Stations • Doctor Blades • Impression Roller

Substrates

• Film, Paper, Foil, Complex Laminates • Surface Treatments - ESA, Corona, Chemical

ation of America, Inc. via e-mail at bbeyer@gaa.org or call 585.436.2150.


Basic Gravure Seminar - March 26-30, 2007 Location and Lodging Information GAA has established a room rate of $114.00 per night. Please make your reservations by calling the Radisson directly and asking for the GAA rate. The Radisson provides shuttle service to the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek airport. The hotel does have ample parking on the premises, for a fee. Call the hotel for details. Radisson Plaza Hotel 100 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Phone: 269.343.3333 Hotel Cut-off: March 4, 2007

The Basic Gravure Seminar is taking place at Western Michigan University (WMU). Parking is limited at WMU. It is suggested that participants use the Radisson shuttle, which will leave daily at 7:30 a.m. for Welborn Hall, returning you to the hotel after class. The seminar runs from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday. Continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshment breaks will be provided during the program. Dinner is provided on Thursday evening. Dress for the seminar is casual. You will be press-side, so plan to bring some old clothes.

Registrations and Cancellations Seminar reservations will be confirmed upon receipt of payment and registration form. GAA accepts checks, MasterCard, and VISA (but not American Express). Registration is strictly limited, with enrollment on a first-come, first-served basis. Early registration is recommended. Seminar registration cancellations must be received by February 26, 2007 to qualify for a full refund, less 10% handling fee. No refunds will be given after that date. However, 90% of the registration fee can be applied to a future program, within the next twelve months, or a company substitute will be accepted. No-shows will be billed. We recommend you contact the GAA office or check out the website for up-to-date cancellation information and space availability prior to travel. GAA assumes no responsibility for travel/ transportation costs should it become necessary to cancel or reschedule the event.

Registration Form Please Return to: GAA • 1200-A Scottsville Road • Rochester, New York 14624 • Fax: 585.436.7689 Name: Title: Company: Street: City:

State:

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Savvy door if your competition decides to attack it. You may be better served in the long run to discretely and strategically lower your prices on those items that are head and shoulders above market rates.

Strategy Number Three: Hold regular “business reviews.”

Dave Kahle’s Four Steps for Protecting your Best Customers from the Competition Strategy One: Deepen your personal relationships with the key decision makers. Strategy Number Two: Close any open doors that may exist in the account. Strategy Number Three: Hold regular “business reviews.” Strategy Number Four: Bundle it up.

Gather all the computer printouts your IT person can produce for this account. Put them inside a three ring binder. Make a cover with the account’s name and logo on the front. Then, schedule a meeting with your key contact and his/her boss, yourself, and your manager. Go through all the reports, describing your service levels, how many SKUs they are buying from you compared to last year, their payment history, etc. Then, all four of you go out to lunch together. This regular (at least twice a year) business review establishes you in the minds of your customer as a cut above just another vendor. You are willing to measure and disclose your performance and to talk frankly about the business relationship. You become more of a consultant in the eyes of the customer. That’s certainly worth a few percentage points.

Strategy Number Four: Bundle it up.

Your good account is probably buying multiple products from you. Probably, over the years, each of those products has been evaluated and selected on its own basis, without regard to other things that the account is buying from you. Now is the time to change that. 32

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Propose a “bundled” contract to the account. It looks something like this: You’ll agree to rebate some percentage (three to five percent) of the increase in the total dollars of purchases when compared to last year. This accounting takes place at the end of the year. Here’s an example. Smith Brothers, your good account, did $200,000 with you last year. You offer a four percent rebate on the increase in purchases. As a result, this year Smith Brothers does $250,000 with you, adding five new SKUs. Your rebate is on the $50,000. Calculated at four percent, you give them a check for $2,000. Your four percent rebate is really eight tenths of a percent (.008) of the entire business. Well worth it in the long run. Not only does this encourage the customer to work with you to find additional opportunities, but it also locks up the business you have. Now, if the account was to switch some portion of the total business, it will impact their ability to receive that check at the end of the year. You have effectively locked up the business, protecting it from a price-cutting competitor. While none of these strategies is guaranteed, they each have their place and customers for whom they will be effective. It’s always easier to prevent the loss of business to a pricecutter than it is to regain it after the fact. Use any of these strategies and you will have enhanced your ability to protect your good accounts from the competition. About the Author Dave Kahle, the Growth Coach, is a consultant and trainer who helps his clients increase their sales and improve their sales productivity. Dave has trained thousands of salespeople to be more successful in the Information Age economy. He is the author of over 500 articles, a monthly e-zine, and six books. Ten Secrets of Time Management for Salespeople was recently released by Career Press. You can join Dave’s “Thinking About Sales E-zine” at www.davekahle.com/mailinglist.htm.


Education

Gravure Education Foundation CorporateSponsored Scholarship Winners The students on the following two pages are the 2006–2007 recipients of corporate-sponsored scholarships. Hart Scholarship Jessica Baker WMU

My name is Jessica Baker and I am a junior majoring in Imaging with a Business minor at Western Michigan University. In my spare time I like to volunteer for the SPCA where I am responsible for photographing the incoming dogs and writing up descriptions of them. My work helps these animals get the exposure they need to find good homes. This scholarship will greatly help me be able to continue my education and has greatly reduced my financial burden and I am very thankful for that. I love what I have learned so far in the printing industry and cannot wait to learn more.

Thiele Scholarship Leah Lapotre CalPoly

Hallmark Scholarship Berk Yilancioglu RIT

My name is Berk Yilancioglu. I am a sophmore Graphic Media major at Rochester Institute of Technology. I am from Turkey. The biggest reason which brought me to RIT was my major Graphic Media. My family owns a printing company, therefore I grew up in printing. My learning desire has increased day by day and I ended up going to RIT. I am a Gravure lab assistant at RIT and I do sports alot. I really enjoy my major and my school. I am having a great time studying graphic arts. And I think this is the secret of my success. Also I would like to thank my family for encouraging me to work harder. I am very proud of being a Hallmark Graphic Arts scholarship recipient. This scholarship will increase my learning desire on graphic arts, moreover it will decrease my financial stress on me. Thank you !!

GEF Corporate Leadership Scholarship GCIC Scholarship Thiele Scholarship Amy Etheridge Clemson

My name is Amy Etheredge and I am a senior at Clemson University from Asheville, North Carolina. This year I am involved in the graphics honor fraternity Gamma Epsilon Tau, the Technical Association for the Graphic Arts, the Presbyterian Student Association, and the running club. Whatever spare time I can muster generally goes towards photography, freelance design, reading, and training for a second triathlon. These scholarships have encouraged me to work hard as I complete the last year of my education. Through these scholarships I have been exposed to the vastness of gravure, and I’m excited to apply my knowledge of gravure not only in my classes, but also towards a future career.

I am a third year Graphic Communication major at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. I am currently studying abroad in Pau, France in order to complete a French minor. I grew up in Kneeland, a small town in Northern California and have always been interested in the graphics industry. I have been on the Dean’s List for the past two years and am currently the Industry Relations representative for Mat Pica Pi, the Graphic Communication social service club. It is an honor to receive this scholarship and I am very grateful to have been chosen. GRAVURE/December 2006

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Education GEF Corporate Leadership Scholarship Kristin LeBelt WMU

My name is Kristin and I attend Western Michigan University. I currently work as a graphic designer and I am active in my school’s Graphic Arts Society. During the last two years of High School I attended a career prep program for Graphic Design / Print Technology under the instruction of Mick Serafinski. It was there where I developed my passion for graphic design and printing. This scholarship has helped me pay for college this semester and has given me a chance to learn more about the fascinating world of printing. I am more excited than ever to further my career in printing technology. GEF Corporate Leadership Scholarship Steve DiLilullo WMU

I’m Steve DiLullo, a senior at Western Michigan University. At Western I served two years on the executive board of Graphic Arts Society, a student organization for Imaging majors, and I volunteer as a Student Ambassador for the university. My primary area of interest in industry is color management. I have worked for Dr. Abhay Sharma, previously of WMU, in color research and have interned in Color Engineering at Vertis, Inc., and for Southern Graphic Systems. I hope to embark on a career incorporating my knowledge of color management processes in a technical support or consulting position where I can travel around the country to various industry clients. 36

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GEF Corporate Leadership Scholarship Ashlee Matthews Pittsburg State

GEF Corporate Leadership Scholarship Adnan Qureshi WMU

I was born and raised in Kansas City, Kan., and I am currently a senior at Pittsburg State University. While obtaining a degree is ultimately any college student’s goal, I believe that my leadership roles in campus organizations are of equal importance when it comes to preparation for the “real world.” I have been a dedicated member of many on-campus organizations including the Presidential Emerging Leaders Program and Gorillas In Your Midst (peer health education). I am also a member of the Gamma Epsilon Tau printing fraternity and have been on the Student Activities Council for three years, serving as the executive of promotions for one. I am also currently serving as a chair on Pitt State’s 2006 Homecoming committee.

I am a freshman at Western Michigan University majoring in Imaging. My current studies involve acknowledgment in the printing science and business. During the past four years I have held numerous jobs that relate to the printing field. In my recent job at PrintXpress printing company, I helped customers advertise their business in an effective way. I was also selected to be a member of the Skills USA printing competition. Experience earned from my job and by attending classes has given me the confidence to be greatly effective in this field. This scholarship will be used to pay my tuition and further my studies.

This scholarship not only will aid in the dreaded financial burden that I will have accumulated by the time I graduate, but has also been a symbol of all the hard work and passion that I have put into my schooling and organizations. I am so very thankful to have been honored with this prestigious recognition and makes me that more confident that I am pursuing a career that I can be successful in and enjoy.

As a young professional, I appreciate your commitment to the professional growth and advancement of students through the GEF Corporate Leadership Scholarship program. I believe that with my experience and your help with this scholarship, I will be able to achieve all my goals.

Profiles of Winners of Gravure Education Foundation scholarships will be printed in this section of the February issue of GRAVURE Magazine.


Education

GAA and GEF Honor Gravure Persons of the Year

Rod Sosa, President GEF; Bill Martin, President GAA; Stein; Yuko; Bernadette Carlson, Interim Executive Director GEF Bob Sheridan, GEF’s new Dir. of Development

A cold snap ended as gravure professionals, educators, and students arrived at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Chicago Oct. 16 for a celebratory luncheon lauding the 2006 Gravure Persons of the Year. John Yuko, general manager of resilient sheet operations and technology for Armstrong Worldwide sited access to technical resources among his keys to competing in today’s printed products marketplace. “If you’re standing still,” he concluded, “you’re moving backward.” Fellow honoree Paul Steen, director of print production for Target Corp., applied his company’s motto (Expect More, Pay Less) to his job in print. “The gravure industry,” he said, “gives Target high quality printing at low cost.” Proceeds from the luncheon go to the Gravure Education Foundation, which gives scholarships to students, many of whom were able to attend the event while in town for the annual GraphExpo and ConvertingExpo. The awards themselves

Jim Tenorio of Univ. of Wisconsin-Stout introduces students to Pam Schenk of GAA.

Photos by Harry Butler

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Education GMG Donates Color Management Systems to RIT Research Lab The Color Management Systems (CMS) Lab at Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of Print Media has installed GMG ColorServer and GMG ColorProof, donated by GMG Americas. The CMS Lab conducts research in color measurement, color quality assurance, and color management systems for digital imaging, print production, and process control. Professor Robert Chung, who heads the Lab, is RIT’s gravure research professor and a frequent contributor to GRAVURE Magazine. The donated solutions will be used to learn how color management systems approach their tasks and how they behave — both differently and alike.

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“Every system operates under different fundamentals,” notes Chung. “Each takes a unique approach to make the necessary match between two spaces. We realize GMG ColorProof and GMG ColorServer have their own iterative methods of how to ‘zero out’ color. Our task is to learn how they behave. We thank GMG Americas for the opportunity to work with their systems firsthand.” “GMG Americas is pleased to support research activities at RIT. I met Professor Chung as a graduate student at RIT, and after discussing how we could be of service we donated products and services to support their programs,” notes Jim Summers, president of GMG Americas. “Par-

ticularly with Professor Chung’s expertise in gravure, we felt GMG products would be of interest to him. GMG ColorProof is installed at the vast majority of gravure sites in Europe — where gravure printing is particularly popular.”

Gravure Days Calendar 2007 Jan. 24 Cal Poly University March 7 Pittsburg State Universisty March 8 Arizona State Univeristy March 27 RIT

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up until now, they heard little practical, how-to, information. The discussions at IPP were designed to put the electronics researchers, the hands-on printers, and the financial backers together in one room to start asking — and perhaps answering — some of these how-to questions.

Printers have heard a lot of buzz lately about printed electronics and the market potential of organic lighting and chipless radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, but

One point that emerged during the sessions relates to printing resolution. Printed circuits require an extremely fine resolution (less than ten microns line

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Premedia Conference Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, Naples, FL

March 6–8

Pressroom Technology Conference Augusta Marriott Hotel, Augusta, GA

March 26–30

GAA Basic Gravure Seminar Western Michigan University/Radisson Plaza Hotel Kalamazoo, MI

April 16–20

GAA Annual Convention Hyatt Regency Crown Center, Kansas City, MO

June 19–20

GAA Environmental Workshop Ruttger’s Sugar Lake Lodge, Grand Rapids, MN

September 17–21

Basic Gravure Seminar Western Michigan University/Radisson Plaza Hotel Kalamazoo, MI

November 13–16

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screen; closer to one micron is considered optimal). Current engraving technology, noted Edvard Broadhurst, vice president of Keating Gravure, N.C., can image at 20 microns. “Doubling the engrave screen will quadruple the engraving time,” he said. More time to engrave adds to the already prohibitive costs of this emerging technology. Keynote speaker Dalen Keys of DuPont also mentioned resolution as both good and bad: “there is a tremendous opportunity in this resolution of one to 10 micron line features, [but] nothing exists for one to 10 microns on a practical, daily basis, other than lithography.” Another point raised at IPP is one of plant condition. A normal printing plant usually looks as though people occupy it for most of the day, every day. Circuits need to be assembled, even printed, in a cleanroom environment. To set up a circuit fabrication (“fab”) operation in your gravure print shop may take a level of fastidiousness never before experienced in your plant. To implement those cleanroom conditions will add to the cost of printing the circuit. Many more questions were raised concerning the gravure’s ability to image circuits efficiently and cost-effectively. Gravure has high-speed runs and the ability to lay down a thick layer of dye over a wide variety of substrates that help to set it apart from other processes. Several long-time members of GAA’s community seemed to voice caution when asked such questions as What press speeds are needed for this new type of print product, and what static concerns will come from printing an electric circuit. Although answers were not to be found at IPP, the fact that all sides of the printed elec-


Association tronics question were able to come together to begin to ask each other the questions. For the next installment of how gravure fits with printed electronics, plan to attend GAA’s Annual Convention during which venture capitalists attending IPP will unveil the gravure business model for printing electronics, and several firms currently developing printed electronics products will showcase their works in the “science fair.” Scenes from IPP (clockwise from top):

The conference was kicked off with a keynote address by futurist and author Bruce Sterling whose ideas of a future filled with printed electronics — a computer the size and shape of a vinyl place mat, for example — held everyone’s attention. This was one of the few times everyone had a chance to look up from their note taking. A few exhibitors were on hand to chat with attendees during meal breaks. Jay Tannan from Pruftechnik Service explains their roller alignment technology to an attendee during a reception after the first day. Conference Chairman Don Carli, senior research fellow, Institute of Sustainable Development, tackles a question posed to him and Sterling by an attendee. Julie Brown, Universal Display Corp., shared her company’s vision for organic lighting in homes and other mass-market settings.

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Allison Systems Corp.

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Apple Converting, Inc.

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The Cerutti Group

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Flint Group

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65 Hale Street Norwich, NY 13815 Tel: 607-337-4474 www.appleconverting.com

15800 W. Overland Drive New Berlin, WI 53151-2815 Tel: 262-827-3800 www.cerutti.com 4600 Arrowhead Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48105 Tel: 734-622-6000

FLXON, Inc. 8531 Crown Crescent Court Charlotte, NC 28227-7733 Tel: 704-844-2434 www.flxon.com

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Hell Gravure Systems 2185 Highway 292 Inman, SC 29349-7314 Tel: 864-472-6665 www.hell-gravure-systems.com

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Kodak Graphic Communications Group 7 3700 Gilmore Way Burnaby, BC V5G 4M1 Canada Tel: 604-451-2700 e-mail: jagger@creo.com Max Daetwyler Corporation 13420 Reese Blvd West Huntersville, NC 28078 Tel: 704-875-1200 www.daetwyler.com

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2007 Annual Gravure Buyer’s Guide

Also available by Category at www.gaa.org.

Editor’s Note: Welcome to the 2007 Annual Gravure Buyer’s Guide. The listings on the following pages were provided by the companies themselves and may have been lightly edited for punctuation. GRAVURE Magazine takes no official position with regard to the companies listed. Company contact information has also been supplied by the companies and has not been verified for accuracy.

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Index: Sections, By Company Sections

Companies

Suppliers

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Equipment ...............................................52 Materials ...................................................72 Ink, Coating, & Pigment .......................75 Substrate ..................................................78

AABACH Graphic Systems GmbH ....58 Abitibi Consolidated ............................ 78 ACIGRAF / REPROCHEM....................... 58 ACOM / Comexi North America ....... 58 Advanced Environmental Systems, Inc. ...................................................... 58 Advent Dyes & Chemicals .................. 75 Agenta GmbH .........................................58 Airex Corp. ............................................... 59 Alcan Packaging .................................... 86 Alcoa Flexible Packaging ....................86 Allison Systems Corp. ...........................72 AMCEC, Inc. ............................................. 59 American Packaging Corp. ................ 86 American Roller Co. .............................. 72 Anar Chemical Industries ................... 75 Anguil Environmental Services, Inc.  59 Anzpac Services (Australia) Pty., Ltd. 86 Apax Partners, LP ..................................  81 Apex Cylinders, Ltd. .............................. 83 Apple Converting, Inc. .........................86 ARCOR S.A.I.C. Division Flexibles ..... 87 Arellton Group ....................................... 81 Arizona Chemical .................................. 73 Arizona State University ..................... 93 Arkansas State University ...................93 Armstrong World Industries ..............90

Services Consultants ............................................. 81 Digital Workflow .................................... 82 Gravure-Related .................................... 83 Transportation & Logistics .................85

Printers Packaging ................................................ 86 Product / Decorative............................. 90 Publication ...............................................92

Education & Training Education & Training ............................93

2006 Article Archive 2006 Article Archive ............................96

Artwork Systems ................................... 59 ATG - Systems USA, Inc. .......................59 ATN .............................................................60 Aum Farbenchem India Pvt., Ltd. .... 76 Austrian Machine Corp. ...................... 60 AVT, Inc. .....................................................60

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B Ball State University ..............................93 BAT Graphics ...........................................60 Bearings Manufacturing Co. ..............73 Benton Graphics ....................................73 Bobst Group, Inc. ...................................60 Bowater, Inc. ............................................78 Bowling Green State University — Fireland College .............................94 Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Inc. ...................................................... 60 BST Pro Mark ........................................... 61 Butler / Till Media Services .................  81

C Callahan Publishing ..............................92 Cambridge Applied Systems, Inc. ...  61 Canadian General-Tower, Ltd. ...........90 C. W. Zumbiel .......................................... 87 Cal Poly State University .....................93 California Polytechnic State University ........................see Cal Poly California University of Pennsylvania  93 Carl Baasel Lasertechnik GmbH & Co.    61 CellMark Paper, Inc. .............................. 79 Central India Packaging Co. Pvt., Ltd.  87 Central Missouri State University .... 94 Cerutti North American ...................... 69 Chapel Hill Manufacturing Co. .. 61, 73 Chapman Corp. ......................................  61 Chema Technology, Inc. ......................61 Chemir Analytical Services — Michigan ...........................................82 Ciba Specialty Chemical, Inc., Colors Divsion .............................................. 76 Civiemme SpA ........................................62 Clemson University .............................. 94 CMM Group, LLC, The ...........................62 Comexi North America / ACOM .......58 Congoleum Corp. .................................. 90


Index: By Company Constant Services, Inc. .........................90 Crossair ..................................................... 62 Crown Roll Leaf, Inc. ............................. 73 Cylicron Engineered Cylinders ......... 62

D Daetwyler .................................................62 Dalim Software ...................................... 62 DCM USIMECA ........................................74 Degussa Engineered Carbons, LP ... 76 DHC Machinery Co., Ltd. ..................... 63 DNP Corp. USA ....................................... 92 Dongguan Yuncheng Plate-Making Co., Ltd. .............................................  83

E E. Aaron Enterprises, Inc. .................... 79 Eastern Engraving ................................. 63 Eastman Kodak Co. ...............................  63 Eckart America Corp. ........................... 76 Editorial Abril S.A. ..................................92 Edward Graphics ................................... 74 Electronic Gravure Service, Inc. ........ 83 ELTEX Elektrostatik GmbH ..................63 Eltromat Electronics, Inc. .................... 63 Enercon Industries Corp. .................... 83 Esko ............................................................ 63

F Fasnacht America, Inc. .........................64 Feuiltault Solution Systems, Inc. ...... 64 Fireland College — Bowling Green State University ..............................94 Flint Group ...............................................76 FLXON, Inc. .............................................. 74 Fres-Co Systems USA, Inc. .................. 87

G General Printers, Ltd. ............................87 GMG Americas ........................................64

GrafikAmerica .........................................64 Graphic Communications .................. 79 Graphic Packaging International, Inc. 87 Graymills Corp. .......................................  64 GretagMacbeth ......................................65 Grinding Equipment & Machinery, LLC ...................................................... 65

H H&N Packaging Systems, Inc. ............ 87 Hallmark Cards, Inc. ..............................  91 Harper Corp. of America ..................... 65 Hell Gravure Systems ...........................  65 Holmen Paper, Inc. ................................79 Horizon Paper Co., Inc. ........................ 79 Hurletron, Inc. .........................................65

I InkSpec ..................................................... 66 Inland Printing Co. ................................ 88 Innovative Doctor Blade Systems, Inc.  66 Insulfab Plastics, Inc. ............................ 66 International Machinery, Inc. ............ 66 Interprint, Inc. .........................................  91 Institute of Paper Science and Technology ......................................94 INX International Ink Co. .....................76 Irving Forest Products, Inc. ................ 79 Irving Paper .............................................79 IST America Corp. ..................................66

J J & J Service, LLC ....................................  83 J. I. MacWilliam Co., Inc. .......................66 JECO Plastic Pallets ............................... 67

K K. B. Enterprises (Gravure Printing & Cylinder Engraving) ......................88 K. Walter Service Corp. ........................ 67

K. Walter Service Corp., Hell Division  83 Kaspar Walter GmbH & Co. KG ................ see K. Walter Service Corp. Katahdin Paper .......................................79 KBA ..............................see Koenig & Bauer Keating Gravure ..................................... 83 Kodak Co. ..........  see Eastman Kodak Co. Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) ....................67 Kruger Pulp & Paper Sales, Inc. .........80 KT Industries, Ltd. ..................................88 Kusters Calico Machinery, Ltd. .......... 84

L Latran Technologies .............................  67 Lindenmeyr Central ..............................80 LioChem, Inc. .......................................... 77 Lydall Transport, Ltd. ............................85

M M-Tech Plastics .......................................  88 Mannington Resilient Floors .............  91 Mashinenbau Wilhelm Kochsiek GmbH ................................................ 67 Max Daetwyler Corp. ..... see Daetwyler MCP Co., Inc. ............................................84 MDC ..................................... see Daetwyler MEGTEC Systems ................................... 67 Meta Communications ........................68 Metso Paper AG ..................................... 68 Meyercord Revenue ............................. 91 Microhard Systems, Inc. ......................68 Midland Paper Co. .................................80 Midwest Air Products Co., Inc. .......... 68 MINPLY.COM.TW ....................................68 Moog H.C., Maschinen Fuer Druck Und Papier ....................................... 68 Multi-Color Corp. ...................................88 Mundet, Inc. ............................................ 91 Murray State University ...................... 94 Myllykoski North America ..................80 GRAVURE/December 2006

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Index: By Company N Navigator Group Company for Trading Agency ..............................88 Navpad Pigments Pvt., Ltd. ................77 NexGen Enviro Systems, Inc. .............68 Norcross Corp. ........................................69 Nordenia USA .........................................88 Norske Skog North America, LLC .... 80 North American Cerutti Group .........69 Novaflow Systems, Inc. ........................69

O OMNOVA Solutions, Inc. ..................... 91 Opti-Color, Inc. ....................................... 69

P Pacific Bag, Inc. .......................................89 Packaging Corp. of America (PCA) ..89 Perfect Gravure Technomasters .......84 Perfect Pallets, Inc. ..................69, 74, 85 Pittsburg State University .................. 94 Plasma Coatings, Division of American Roller Co. ...................... 74 Polytex Environmental Inks ...............77 Precision Printing & Packaging ........ 89 Precision Products ................................ 74 Press-sense, Ltd. .....................................69 Printpack, Inc. ......................................... 89 Pruftechnik Service, Inc. ......................84 PVG’s College of Engineering & Technology ......................................94

Q Quad/Graphics, Inc. ..............................92 QuadTech, Inc. ........................................70 Quebecor World .................................... 92

R Rathi Dye Chem (P), Ltd. ..................... 77 Rochester Institute of Technology ..94 54

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Rotomec / Bobst Group USA, Inc., Flexible Materials North America  70 RotaDyne Decorative Technologies Group .................................................84 RR Donnelley .......................................... 92

S Schawk, Inc. .............................................82 Schawk Milwaukee ...............................84 Schober USA, Inc. ..................................70 Scientific Games International ......... 91 Seville Flexpack Corp. ..........................89 Shorewood Packaging Corp. .............90 Shree Marketing & Projects ............... 77 Siegwerk ...................................................77 Siegwerk, Inc. ..........................................77 Siemens Energy & Automation ........ 70 SINAPSE Graphics International .......70 SKM Enterprises, Inc. .....................  74, 80 SleeveCo, Inc. ..........................................90 Southern Graphic Systems, Inc. ....... 85 St. Marys Paper, Ltd. / St. Marys Sales Co. ............................................80 Standex Engraving Group, LLC .........85 Stonier Transportation Group ...........85 Stony Brook Scientific, Ltd. ................ 71 Stora Enso ................................................80 Stork Prints America, Inc. .............71, 74 Stratis Plastic Pallets .............................71 Suddekor, LLC .........................................91 Sun Chemical Corp. ..............................78 Sunflow Technology Co., Ltd. ............71 Sung An Machinery Co., Ltd. .............71

T TAKK Industries, Inc. .............................71 Technical Graphics, Inc. .......................91 Tekmatex, Inc. .........................................71 THINK Laboratories Co., Ltd. ..............71 TKM United States, Inc. ....................... 75

Toyo Ink International Corp. ..............78 Toyo Ink Mfg Co., Ltd. ...........................75 Transprint USA ....................................... 91

U Umicore Climeta ....................................75 UPM - Kymmene, Inc. ...........................81 Uteco North America, Inc. ..................72 University of Wisconsin — Stout ..... 94

V VeeMetCo, Inc. .................................75, 82 Verso Paper ..............................................81

W Websource ...............................................81 Western Michigan University ............95 Wiley & Wilson, Inc. ...............................82 Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corp. .......72 WPC Intl / WagnerprintConsult International ................................... 82 Wolstenholme International, Inc. ....78 WRE/ColorTech ...................................... 85 WMU see Western Michigan University

X X-Rite, Inc. ................................................ 72

Y Yung Yi Li Co., Ltd. .................................72

Z Zumbiel, C. W. .............see C. W. Zumbiel


Index: By Location Country Argentina ARCOR S.A.I.C. Division Flexibles ..... 87 Australia Anzpac Services (Australia) Pty., Ltd. 86 Brazil Editorial Abril S.A. ..................................92 Canada Canadian General-Tower, Ltd. ...........90 Feuiltault Solution Systems, Inc. ......64 InkSpec ..................................................... 66 Irving Paper .............................................79 KT industries, Ltd. ..................................88 Microhard Systems, Inc. ...................... 68 Novaflow Systems, Inc. ........................69 China Dongguam Yuncheng Plate-Making Co., Ltd. ..............................................83 Costa Rice WPC Intl., WagnerPrintConult International ................................... 82 England Apex Cylinders ....................................... 83 France ATN ............................................................. 60 BAT Graphics 60 Carl Baasel Lasertechnik GmbH & Co.  61 DCM USIM ECA .......................................74 SINAPSE Graphics International .......70 Umicore Climeta ....................................75 Germany AABACH Graphic Systems GmbH ....58 Agenta GmbH .........................................58

Dalim Software GmbH ........................ 62 ELTEX Elektrostatik GmbH ..................63 K. Walter Service Corp., Kaspar Walter GmbH & Co. KG .............................. 67 Maschinenbau Wilhelm Kochsiek GmbH ................................................ 67 Moog H.C., Maschinen Fuer Druck und Papier ........................................68 India Advent Dyes & Chemicals ..................75 Anar Chemical Industries ...................75 Aum Farbenchem India Pvt., Ltd. .... 76 Central India Packagin Co. Pvt. .........87 Kusters Calico Machinery, Ltd. ..........84 Navpad Pigments Pvt., Ltd. ................77 Rathi Dye Chem (P), Ltd. .....................77 Shree Marketing & Projects ...............77 Iraq Navigator Group Company for Trading Agency ..............................88 Israel Press-sense, Ltd. .....................................69 Italy Civiemme SpA ........................................62 Japan THINK Laboratory Co., Ltd. .................71 Toyo Ink Manufacturing Co., Ltd. .....75 Kenya General Printers, Ltd. ............................87 Korea DHC Machinery Co., Ltd. .....................63 Sung An Machinery Co., Ltd. .............71 Pakistan K. B. Enterprises (Gravure Printing &

Cylinder Engraving) ......................88 Perfect Gravure Technomasters .......84 Singapore Callahan Publishing ..............................92 South Africa M-Tech Plastics .......................................88 Switzerland Metso Paper AG .....................................68 Taiwan MINPLY.COM.TW ....................................68 Sunflow Technology Co., Ltd. ............71 Yung Ti Li Co., Ltd. ................................. 72

U.S. State Connecticut Arellton Group ....................................... 81 CellMark paper, Inc. ..............................79 Horizon Paper Co., Inc. ........................ 79 Kruger Pulp & Paper Sales, Inc. .........80 Lydall Transport, Ltd. ............................85 Myllykoski North America ..................80 Plasma Coatings, Division American Roller ..................................................74 Stora Enso ................................................80 VeeMetCo, Inc. .................................75, 82 Florida Arizona Chemical ..................................73 Stonier Transportation Group ...........85 Georgia AVT, Inc. .....................................................60 Graphic Packaging International, Inc. ..87 International Machinery, Inc. ............66 LioChem, Inc. ..........................................77 Printpack, Inc. .........................................89 Scientific Games International ......... 91 GRAVURE/December 2006

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Index: By Location Siemens Energy & Automation ........70 SleeveCo, Inc. ..........................................90 Uteco North America, Inc. ..................72 Illinois Alcan Packaging ....................................86 AMCEC, Inc. ............................................. 59 ATG - Systems USA, Inc. .......................59 Bearings Manufacturing Co. ..............73 BST Pro Mark ...........................................  61 Electronic Gravure Service, Inc. ........83 Graymills Corp. .......................................64 Hurletron, Inc. .........................................65 INX International Ink Co. .....................76 IST America Corp. ..................................66 Meyercord Revenue ............................. 91 Midland Paper Co. .................................80 RR Donnelley .......................................... 92 Schawk, Inc. .............................................82 SKM Enterprises ..............................74, 80 St. Marys Paper Ltd. / St. Marys Sales Co. ............................................80 Sun Chemical ..........................................78 UPM - Kymmene, Inc. ...........................81 Wolstenholme International, Inc. ....78 Indiana Cylicron Engineered Cylinders ......... 62 JECO Plastic Pallets ............................... 67 Perfect Pallets, Inc. ..................69, 74, 85 Stratis Plastic Pallets .............................71 Iowa MetaCommunications .........................68 Siegwerk ...................................................77 Kansas Hallmark Cards, Inc. ..............................91 Kentucky Southern Graphic Systems, Inc. .......85 56

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TKM United States, Inc. ....................... 75 Maine Chapman Corp. ......................................61 Katahdin Paper ......................................79 Maryland Advanced Environmental Systems, Inc. 58 Holmen Paper, Inc. ................................79 Massachusetts ACOM / Comexi North America .......58 Brookfield Engingeering Laboratories, Inc. ...........................60 Cambridge Applied Systems, Inc. ... 61 GMG Americas ........................................64 Interprint, Inc. .........................................91 J. I. MacWilliam Co., Inc. .......................66 Latran Technologies .............................67 Norcross Corp. ........................................69 Suddekor, LLC .........................................91 Michigan Chemir Analytical Services — Michigan ...........................................82 Flint Group ...............................................76 MidWest Air Products Co., Inc. ..........68 Missouri Nordenia USA .........................................88 New Hampshire Technical Graphics, Inc. .......................91 New Jersey ACIGRAF / REPROCHEM ......................58 Allison Systems Corp. ...........................72 Benton Graphics, Inc. ...........................73 Bobst Group, Inc. ...................................60 Constant Services, Inc. .........................90 Crown Roll Leaf, Inc. ............................. 73 Degussa Engingeered Carbons, LP 76

Eastern Engraving .................................63 Innovative Doctor Blade System, Inc. 66 Mannington Resilient Floors .............91 Pruftechnik Service, Inc. ......................84 Toyo Ink International Corp. ..............78 X-Rite, Inc. ................................................ 72 New York Abitibi Consolidated ............................78 Airex Corp. ............................................... 59 Apax Partners, LP .................................. 81 Butler/Till Media Services ...................81 Ciba Specialty Chemicals, Inc., Colors Division .............................................76 DNP Corp. USA .......................................92 Eastman Kodak Co. ...............................63 Edward Graphics ...................................74 GretagMacbeth ......................................65 Lindenmeyr Central ..............................80 NexGen Enviro Systems, Inc. .............68 Polytex Environmental Inks ...............77 Quebecor World .................................... 92 Shorewood Packaging Corp. .............90 Websource ...............................................81 North Carolina Crossair ..................................................... 62 Daetwyler .................................................62 FLXON, Inc.  ..............................................74 Harper Corp. ............................................65 Keating Gravure USA  ...........................83 Opti-Color, Inc.  .......................................69 Precision Products ................................74 Rotomec / Bobst Group USA, Inc., Flexible Materials North America 70 Stork Prints America, Inc. .............71, 74 Tekmatex, Inc. .........................................71 WRE/ColorTech ...................................... 85 Ohio C. W. Zumbiel Co. ...................................87


Index: By Location Eckart America Corp. ........................... 76 Esko ............................................................63 Graphic Communications ..................79 Grinding Equipment & Machinery, LLC 65 Multi-Color Corp. ...................................88 OMNOVA Solutions, Inc. ..................... 91 RotaDyne Decorative Technologies Group .................................................84 Schober USA, Inc. ..................................70 TAKK Industries, Inc. ............................. 71 Pennsylvania Armstrong World Industries ..............90 Artwork Systems ................................... 59 Chapel Hill Manufacturing Co. .. 61, 73 E. Aaron Enterprises, Inc.  ....................79 Fres-Co Systems, USA  ..........................87 GrafikAmerica .........................................64 H&N Packaging Systems, Inc. ............87 Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) ....................67 Stony Brook Scientific, Ltd. ................71 Rhode Island Austrian Machine Corp.  ......................60 Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corp. .......72 South Carolina Bowater, Inc. ............................................78 Hell Gravure Systems ...........................65 Insulfab Plastics, Inc.  ............................66 K. Walter Service Corp., Kaspar Walter GmbH & Co. KG  ..............................67

Virginia Alcoa Flexible Packaging Corp. ........86 Eltromat Electronics, Inc. ....................63 Irving Forest Products, Inc. ................79 Mundet, Inc.  ............................................91 Siegwerk, Inc. ..........................................77 Standex Engraving Group, LLC .........85 Transprint USA  .......................................91 Wiley & Wilson, Inc. ...............................82 Washington Pacific Bag, Inc. .......................................89 Wisconsin American Packaging Corp. .................86 American Roller  .....................................72 Anguil Environmental Sytems, Inc. 59 Chema Technology, Inc. ......................61 CMM Group, LLC, The ...........................62 Enercon Industries Corp. ....................83 Fasnacht America, Inc. .........................64 Inland Printing Co. ................................88 MCP Co., Inc. ............................................84 MEGTEC Systems ...................................67 Norske Skog North America, LLC .... 80 North American Cerutti Corp. ...........69 Quad/Graphics, Inc. ..............................92 QuadTech, Inc. ........................................70 Schawk Milwaukee ...............................84 Seville Flexpack Corp. ..........................89

Tennessee Precision Printing & Packaging  ........89 Verso Paper ..............................................81 Texas Packaging Corp. of America ..............89

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Suppliers: Equipment Suppliers: Equipment AABACH Graphic System GmbH Daimler Str. 6 48683 Ahaus Germany Tel: 011-49-25-61-979-97-0 Fax: 011-49-25-61-979-97-97 E-mail: contact-@aabach.com Web: www.aabach.com AABACH is your straight-through key to digital engraving worldwide! Our Product range:  Image processing software  Engraving machines for cylinder preparation  Measurement systems  Raster image processors - RIPs  Control systems  Scanner  Image editing software  Flexographic proof presses Build up new engraving capacities with our maintenance-free DIGRA® 1800 Engraving Machine, compact in performance and easy to handle. Ensure quality with DIGRA® Measurement systems for rototgravure applications: Automatic and manual measuring of cell size, volume and channel, output via data and network protocols. Straighten your prepress workflow with DIGRA® Software in TIFF Grayscale format. Service, spare parts, and update technologies with our DIGRA® Interfaces are available. ACIGRAF/REPROCHEM 330 Palisade Avenue Apt. 4 Jersey City, NJ 07307 Tel: 646-280-7169 58

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Home Office 011-39 039 6286551 E-mail: cfz@aol.com Web: www.acigraf.com ACIGRAF is known worldwide since 1963. The SUPER PERFAST, introduced at Drupa 2000, is the next generation in fully automatic Turning & Polishing. Improved operation times, tight geometric tolerances. Program Run: Load cylinder, select program, start; Automatic, finished & readyto-engrave, or Manual operation. Operational Factors: Copper quality, Diamond adjustment, Roughness Specification, Cutting & grinding 130-300mm/min plus. Offering a full range of Plating Lines—Acimatic, Progress & Simply. Technical support. REPROCHEM line of products offers a full range of chemicals & instruments.

ACOM / Comexi North America, Inc. 142 Doty Circle West Springfield, MA 01089 Tel: 413-789-3800 Fax: 413-821-9988 E-mail: can@comexi.com Web: www.acompc.it ACOM (Advanced Converting Machinery) with its corporate and manufacturing facilities located in Piacenza, Italy, is represented exclusively in the U.S. and Canada by Comexi North America in Massachusetts. Begun nearly four years ago by industry pioneers, the Schiavi Family, ACOM combined the experience of its owners with innovative design and manufacturing excellence to bring a truly unique

gravure press to the market – the RG Platinum Press. ACOM and Comexi North America also offer an extensive range of solvent/solventless laminators, slitter/rewinders and related peripheral equipment to meet virtually any customer requirement. And, all equipment is fully serviced and supported from our office in Massachusetts. Advanced Environmental Systems, Inc. 2440 Oldfield Point Road Elkton, MD 21921 Tel: 410-620-1800 Fax: 410-620-1819 E-mail: info@aesinc.com Web: www.aesinc.com Advanced Environmental Systems designs and manufactures a variety of air pollution control systems. Products often used in the printing industry include thermal and catalytic oxidizers (incinerators/afterburners). Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers (RTOs) are popular due to their high thermal efficiency and low operating costs. Oxidizers control VOCs, odors, organic and HAP emissions. Other products include SCR (selective catalytic reduction) systems for control of NOx, and fiberbed coalescing filters for fume, smoke and opacity control. AES also offers service and maintenance contracts, remote monitoring and controls, engineering services, modifications of existing systems and permitting assistance. AES is ISO 9001 certified. AGENTA GmbH Mittelfeld 6 D-49086 Osnabrück Germany Tel: 011-49-541-389779


Suppliers: Equipment Fax: 011-49-541-389750 Mobil: 011-49-172-5266150 E-mail: agenta@os-net.de Web: www.agenta.org Our activities comprise mainly trading and consulting of printing, processing, and converting-machinery for the packaging-industry. We are now in the position to offer suitable machinery as follows:  flexographic- and rotogravurepresses  coating- and laminating machines  foil- and paper-converting machines  paper- and PE-bag making machines  slitting- and rewinding machines  sheet-cutters and add. equipment Airex Corp. VOC Controls Division 151 Trapping Brook Road Wellsville, NY 14895 P: 585-593-1405 F: 585-593-6614 E-mail: adwestny@adelphia.net Web: www.adwestusa.com Airex Corporation provides RTO Regenerative Thermal and Catalytic oxidizers for 99% Destruction of solvent VOC’s from Gravure and Packaging Printing processes. Our VOC Controls Division provides RTOs from 1,000 scfm to over 80,000 scfm in shop assembled RTO Modules for cost effective and rapid installation and compliance schedules.

AMCEC, Inc. 2525 Cabot Drive Suite 205 Lisle, IL 60532-3628 Tel: 630-577-0400 Fax: 630-577-0401 E-mail: amcec@amcec.com Web: www.amcec.com AMCEC is a major supplier of solventrecovery and VOC emission-control systems to the gravure printing industry. We serve all segments of gravure — publication, packaging, product — with innovative and customized solutions to our clients. Anguil Environmental Systems, Inc. 8855 North 55th Street Milwaukee, WI 53223-2358 Tel: 414-365-6400 Fax: 414-365-6410 E-mail: sales@anguil.com Web: www.anguil.com Anguil Environmental Systems, Inc. provides air pollution control equipment (regenerative thermal, recuperative and catalytic oxidizers) for Volatile Organic Compounds, Hazardous Air Pollutants and odorous emissions from the printing process. Through experience, Auguil has developed unparalleled expertise in meeting your unique compliance regulations. We understand the effects of water versus solvent-based inks on the line, elimination of odors and toxic fumes from dryers and oven tunnel exhausts, and the capture of fugitive emissions. Successful printing installations worldwide in plants just like yours have shown Auguil to be a Proven Solutions Provider.

Other equipment offerings include: Remediation, Rotor Concentrators & Heat Exchangers. Artwork Systems 219A Rittenhouse Circle Bristol, PA 19007 Tel: 215-826-4500 Fax: 215-826-4510 E-mail: sales@aws-us.com Web: www.artwork-systems.com Artwork Systems develops complete and integrated software solutions for preparation of professional color printing or prepress. Artwork provides solutions for both packaging and commercial printing. Certified Automation, insuring accurate and traceable, automated workflows, is at the foundation of the product line. Acclaimed products include Nexus, the popular label and packaging workflow solution; Odystar for prepress workflow management; PA: CT (Packaging:Certified Technology), for secure, trackable PDF processing in packaging applications; Neo, for quick and efficient editing of native PDF files; Concentric Screening™, a revolutionary new halftone dot technology; and WebWay, for Internet collaboration with remote users. ATG - Systems USA, Inc. Three Wheaton Center #304 Wheaton, IL 60187 Tel: 630-665-5242 Fax: 630-665-5242 E-mail: rtomkinsatg@msn.com Web: www.atg-systems.de ATG-Systems USA delivers unique automated storage and transport systems for a wide array of printing GRAVURE/December 2006

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Suppliers: Equipment cylinders. Our systems offer Total Cylinder Management for costeffective handling of cylinders (from storage to engraving or Direct to Press). With over 20 year’s experience, we have successfully established a company that can provide all your needs. From planning to designing, manufacturing, software development, installations, automation training, continuous maintenance programs including required OSHA/ANSI inspections, all with a 24-Hour service HOTLINE. Our organization has successfully installed over 200 automated systems worldwide. Please visit our web site at www.arg-systems.com for more information. ATN 970 Rue De La Bergeresse F. 45160 Olivet France Tel: 011-33-2-38-690102 Fax: 011-33-2-38-7608 E-mail: atn@wanadoo.fr Web: www.atn.fr Manufacturer of rotary printing machines in line with rotary finishing equipment. (Gravure, offset and flexo.) Printed material, paper and paperboard for packaging industry.

Austrian Machine Corp. 25 Stamp Farm Road Cranston, RI 02921 Tel: 401-946-4090 Fax: 401-946-4860 E-mail: kkern@austrianmachinecorp. com Web: www.austrianmachinecorp.com

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Austrian Machine Corporation has provided innovative solutions to the Gravure Printing Industry since 1971. Austrian Machine is a leader in the design and manufacturing of new pressroom equipment and modifications for reels, presses, and folders. From a Patented Printing Unit Conversion to the recent Keyless Reel Chuck Conversion, Austrian Machine continues to find solutions to our customers’ problems. A Replacement Parts Library of over 4,000 detailed drawings, coupled with our knowledge and experience, will support all of your pressroom needs. Austrian Machine is an American Company with a World of Experience. Visit us on the web at www.austriamachinecorp.com. AVT, Inc. 900 Circle 75 Parkway Suite 150 Atlanta, GA 30339 Tel: 770-541-9780 Fax: 770-541-9342 E-mail: contact@avt-inc.com Web: www.avt-inc.com Automatic inspection and defect detection systems for all types of presses, for process control and quality assurance of any printing material in packaging, labels, and commercial applications. BAT Graphics 8, Allee Skylab, Le Parc D’Ester 87068 Limoges Cedex France Tel: 011-33-05-55-35-00-11 Fax: 011-33-05-55-35-00-15 E-mail: tbachkine@aol.com Web: www.batgraphics.com BAT Graphics is a ceramic anilox

manufacturer for the printing industry. Our company is specialized in ceramics, cylinders for laser engraving, and in cleaning machines. Bobst Group, Inc. 146 Harrison Avenue Roseland, NJ 07068 Tel: 888-226-8800 E-mail: christopher.raney@ bobstgroup.com Web: www.bobstgroup.com Folding Carton — Champlain Product Line. Bobst Group offers a comprehensive range of gravure printing units and inline converting solutions — flat-bed die-cutting, rotary die-cutting and sheeting. Web widths that are available vary from 26” through 56”. The converting solutions range from a flat-bed solution at 600 ft/min for short runs through to high speed rotary die-cutting lines that can achieve up to 1,200 ft/min. Most lines can be equipped with an automated stacking system that can be further integrated with a robotic palletisation system. U.S.-based service and support packages include on-field and remote teleassistance, upgrades and retrofits available across the range of equipment, spare parts supply, operator’s training courses, annual maintenance contracts and machine inspections. Brookfield Engineering Laboratories, Inc. 11 Commerce Blvd Middleboro, MA 02346 Tel: 508-946-6200 Fax: 508-946-6262 E-mail: sales@brookfieldengineering. com Web: www.brookfieldengineering.com


Suppliers: Equipment Brookfield Engineering Laboratories has been a world leader in Viscosity control for over 70 years. The AST-100 viscosity control system allows for the in-line control of your ink or coatings production lines with a device that is easy to install and has no moving parts to adjust or maintain. The rugged 316ss design is available in Nema 4, Nema 7, and Atex Approved designs. The AST-100 is a cost-effective solution to your viscosity control needs. BST Pro Mark 650 West Grand Avenue #301 Elmhurst, IL 60126 Tel: 630-833-9900 Fax: 630-833-9909 E-mail: sales@bstpromark.com Web: www.bstpromark.com

Carl Baasel Lasertechnik GmbH & Co. Petersbrunner Str. 1B DE-82319 Starnberg Germany Tel: 011-49-8151-776-513 Fax: 011-49-8151-776-520 E-mail: Klaus.Wanner@Baasel.de Web: www.rofin.com As the world’s leading supplier of laser perforation technology, Baasel Lasertech offers a wide range of systems for the perforation of paper (mainly cigarette-tipping paper) and plastic film for flexible packaging and medical products. The product range also includes systems for scribing (easy-opening solutions) and cutting of paper and film in highest quality.

Global manufacturer of process control systems for gravure: defect detection, print management, web guiding, web inspection, bar code verification systems, web cleaning and static control systems. Cambridge Applied Systems, Inc. 10 Presidents Landing Medford, MA 02155 Tel: 781-393-6500 Fax: 781-393-6515 E-mail: aschipke@cambridgeapplied. com Web: www.casviscosity.com In-line electromagnetic viscosity control technology for inks and coating. Written performance warranty and 3-year product warranty on the sensor.

Chapel Hill Manufacturing Co. 1807 Walnut Avenue P.O. Box 208 Oreland, PA 19075 Tel: 215-884-3614 Fax: 215-884-3617 E-mail: rob@chapelhillmfg.com Web: www.chapelhillmfg.com Ink Ductor roller covers. Manufacturer since 1962 of seamless lint-free roller covers. Custom covers and sizes made to your specifications.

Chapman Corp. 125 Presumpscot Street Portland, ME 04104 Tel: 207-773-4726 Fax: 207-775-1369 E-mail: info@chapman-static.com Web: www.chapman-static.com Manufactures and sells wide range of static control products for use in prepress, press room, and bindery operations, including static eliminator bars, ionizing air knife systems, air guns, and ionizing blowers.

Chema Technology, Inc. W226 N767 Eastmound Drive Waukesha, WI 53186 Tel: 262-524-8006 Fax: 262-524-8131 E-mail: chema@chematechnology. com Web: www.chematechnology.com Chema Technology, Inc., provides a full line of products for the pre-press area. This includes our Powersonic© Unit and our newest development DisCoP Technology, Dissolvable Copper Plating Technology, (US Patents 5,925,231 / 6,197,169 / 6,231,728 / Non Dissolvable Anode US 6,547,936 B1 / US 6,929,723 B2 with European patent applied for). We also supply chemicals for the entire gravure process, spare parts for European and USA made equipment as well as troubleshooting. Spare parts are designed to our customer’s specifications. We also provide consulting and service. Chema Technology, Inc., distributes new Rotogravure Cylinders (Reize Company in Germany). We also GRAVURE/December 2006

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Suppliers: Equipment distribute the full line of products from the Heimann Company in Germany that includes cell measuring devices, chemicals, diamonds and more. Total range of reliable laboratory instruments for dosing and titrating. These instruments combine ease of use with maximum accuracy required for daily operation. Civiemme SpA via per Cressa 28010 Bogogno (NO) Italy Tel: 011-39-0322-807100 Fax: 011-39-0322-807180 E-mail: sales@civiemme.com Web: www.civiemme.com Civiemme manufactures and supplies worldwide a complete range of postpress equipment for the web-press printing world (offset and gravure): overhead and floor conveyors, rotary trimmers, log stackers, compensating stackers for stacks, gantry palletizers for logs, Robo-palletizers for stacks and/or logs. The CMM Group, LLC 2071-C Lawrence Drive P.O. Box 5903 De Pere, WI 54115-5903 Tel: 920-336-9800 Fax: 920-226-9797 E-mail: info@thecmmgroup.com Web: www.thecmmgroup.com Available with airflow capacities from 3,000 to 100,000+SCFM, customdesigned designed thermal and catalytic oxidizers from The CMM Group exceed EPA requirements by destroying up to 99.9% of VOCs/ HAPs found in process air streams while providing up to 97% thermal 62

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efficiency to reduce energy costs. Custom arched or flat roll support dryers, vertical tower dryers and high velocity impingement ovens from The CMM Group are designed to maintain peak efficiencies while achieving desired product quality and production rates.

Crossair 1357 Toney Road Bostic, NC 28108 Tel: 828-429-1394 Fax: 828-247-0365 E-mail: crossair@bellsouth.net Web: www.crossairllc.com Crossair provides corrosion resistant resistant pollutron control products, including PVC, PP, FRP, chrome mist eliminators, Inline mist eliminators, fans, duct, and complete installation, start-up, PM programs, and design services. “Crossair” Clean Air for the Future! Cylicron Engineered Cylinders 5171 Maritime Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 Tel: 812-283-4600 Fax: 812-288-8827 E-mail: sales@cylicron.com Web: www.cylicron.com Cylicron is a manufacturer of gravures bases, Polymere build up bases, Starbase lightweight bases, and bearing inner-races. Our focus is quality and speed to market for our customers.

Daetwyler 13420 Reese Blvd. West Huntersville, NC 28078 Tel: 704-875-1200 Fax: 704-875-0781 E-Mail: mdcusa@daetwyler.com Web: www.daetwyler.com “Single-Source Supplier” for the Printing Industry. Worldwide manufacturing, sales and service operations, MDC offers exceptional quality at a competitive price. LASERSTAR is a high-speed laser imaging system for engraving rotogravure cylinders for the packaging and printing markets. The use of advanced technology means the LASERSTAR can be incorporated into a fully automated cylinder manufacturing line. Factory trained technicians to service equipment. Providing technical solutions for flexographic & gravure printing/ coating applications for printers who struggle with issues such as hazing, streaking and dragouts. Proven results with the ULTRALITE, LONGLIFE, and SOFT Coated blades to save time and money.

Dalim Software GmbH Strassburger Strasse 6 Kehl am Rhein D-77694 Germany Tel: 011-49-7851-9196-0 Fax: 011-49-7851-735-76


Suppliers: Equipment E-mail: info@dalim.com Web: www.dalim.com Dalim Software’s mission is to maximize productivity by offering high-end solutions designed to facilitate and automate the entire processing of files prior to printing. We are a leading supplier of product systems for gravure printers, offset printers publishers and ad agencies worldwide. Making extensive use of leading technologies such as JDF, XMP, and JDBC database connectivity, all Dalim Software products can be used independently, in conjunction with other vendors, equipment, or as part of an integrated production system. Dalim Software’s commitment to design, development, training and support provides an excellent basis for an interactive, long-term partnership. DHC Machinery Co., Ltd. Hiveras # 701, 864-3 JangHangDong ILsanGu GoYangSi KyoungKiDo Korea Phone: 011-82-31-908-39-2 Manufacture Rotogravure Printing Presses, coating Machine, Dry/ Solventless Lamination, Extrusion Lamination, Slitter, Bag Making Machine, Web Inspection, Auto Register Controller, etc. Eastern Engraving 355 Warren Avenue Stirling, NJ 07980 Tel: 908-647-3300 Fax: 908-647-6708 E-Mail: sales@easternengraving.com Web: www.easternengraving.com Manufacturer of rotary embossing

equipment and engraved rolls for embossing paper, foil, metallized paper, board and poly-film. Eastern Engraving pioneered rotary, in-line, registered-to-print embossing on high-speed gravure equipment for liquor cartons and labels, beer and wine cooler labels, and cigarette packages. As part of the Standex Engraving Group, Eastern Engraving has access to the largest library of embossing patterns in the industry. Eastman Kodak Co. 343 State Street Rochester, NY 14650 Tel: 800-22-KODAK Fax: 800-462-6496 Web: www.graphics.kodak.com Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group provides market leading technologies, products, services and solutions for packaging printers, converters and trade shop of all sizes. Kodak packaging solutions help customers deliver high-impact packaging and accurate brand colors – across all substrates, through any print process, anywhere in the world. Customer can access an integrated suite of Kodak products including workflow software, digital color proofing systems, thermal computer to plate (CTP) devices and printing plates. ELTEX Elektrostatik GmbH Blauenstrasse 67 D-79576 Weil am Rhein Germany Tel: 011-49 7621-79050 Fax: 011-49 7621-790510 E-mail: eltex@t-online.de Web: www.eltex.com

Electrostatic Printing Assist Systems, Ribbon-Tacking, Remoistening, Chill-Tack Systems and electrostatic charging and discharging equipment for the print-finishing process. Eltromat Electronics, Inc. 3819 Holland Blvd. Chesapeake, VA 23323 Tel: 757-487-8849 Fax: 757-487-9272 E-Mail: gkaskey@eltro.com Web: www.eltro.com Customized control solutions for all types of presses and applications. Patented single head color to color register controls, automatic defect defection systems, high definition web viewing, inline color measurement and control, bar code reading, precise front to back register control and visualization. JDF and cip3/4 interfaces. Unique combination system functions for skew, fit and automatic job start functions. Specialized lighting and control solutions for all substrates, inks, coatings, holograms and water marks. Custom electric line shaft solutions and presetting systems. Training in process control and six sigma techniques. Esko 721 Crossroads Court Vandalia, OH 45377 Tel: 937-454-1721 Fax: 937-454-1522 E-mail: info.usa@esko.com Web: www.esko.com Esko is a world leader of preproduction solutions and a global supplier of prepress systems. Key product lines include workflow software modules covering the entire GRAVURE/December 2006

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Suppliers: Equipment supply chain and integrating graphics, structure, and project management and cutting & creasing tables for shortrun production and sample making in sign & display markets. Eskoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fully network and Web-enabled Scope workflow manages multi-site, distributed production workflows. Scope links traditional prepress functions with sales, pressroom, finishing, and logistics: JDF links provide functions like job scheduling, remote viewing, and plateroom feedback. Project coordination, asset management and distributed proofing and approval enable realtime global partner collaboration. Fasnacht America, Inc. 1048 Glory Road Suite G Green Bay, WI 54304 Tel: 920-330-0186 Fax: 920-330-0187 E-mail: fasnacht@infeawireless.com Web: www.fasnacht-america-inc.com Ink viscosity, pH, level control, multiple solvent addition, ink blending and temperature control systems for Gravure and Flexo printing presses utilizing either solvent or water-based inks. Windows-based process control software for process history, quality and ISO data collection including on-screen process displays with alarm monitoring and integration to most facilities management systems. Other equipment offerings include our SDM-1 online coating thickness measurement system and the FKR Auto Wash system for enclosed doctor wash up.

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Feuiltault Solution Systems, Inc. 400, Chemin des Patriotes Sud Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec J3H 3G8 Canada Tel: 450-467-2727 Fax: 450-436-0808 E-mail: info@feuiltaultsolutions.com Web: www.feuiltautsolutins.com Feuiltaut Solution Systems Inc. designs and manufacturers print finishing solutions for book, magazine and catalog producers around the world. Our product line includes hoppers loaders, de-stackers, book block feeders, conveyor systems etc.

GMG Americas 35 Pond Park Road Hingham, MA 02043 Tel: 781-659-2323 Fax: 781-658-2060 E-mail: infoamericas@gmgcolor.com Web: www.gmgcolor.com GMG is a software company found in 1984 and located in Tubingen, near Stuttgart, Germany, with a global distribution network with local presence in US. GMG has specialized in high-end color management for the entire graphic arts industry. Today, more than 6,000 systems have been sold across the industry spectrum from ad agencies, prepress houses and offset printers to international gravure printing plants. In particular, GMB ColorProof is the most costeffect, high-end proofing solution on the market. It meets all contract proofing requirements, including

color accuracy and repeatability. GMG ColorProofâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s simplified installation tools, allows users to quickly produce great looking proofs right out of the box. By integrating the SWOP and Gracol standards, GMG answers the growing demand for standardization. GMG ColorProof includes native support for remote proofing, allowing numerically verifiable color results between all locations.

GrafikAmerica P.O. 2771 1285 West King Street York, PA 17405 Tel: 717-843-3183 Fax: 717-845-8828 E-mail: sales@grafikam.com GrafikAmerica is the distributor for the Grafikontrol product line of color register, closed loop color and inspection systems; New Celio viscosity, ink blending and color controls; Eltex electrostatic printing assist and UV drying and NIRA solvent and analysis and LEL controls. Its sister company, IMC America, distributes Recmi fully automatic log stackers and overhead conveyors; Metso roll handling systems, and Penn Graphics semi-automatic stackers.

Graymills Corp. 3705 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60613 Tel: 773-477-4100 Fax: 773-477-4133


Suppliers: Equipment E-mail: rlambert@graymills.com Web: www.graymills.com For over 50 years, Graymills has worked with Flexographic and Gravure press builders, converters and ink makers developing ink pumps (centrifugal, peristaltic, and diaphragm) ink filters and circulation/conditioning systems. Graymills recognizes that needs vary from narrow-web flexo to large gravure presses, and has designed ink delivery system to meet this wide range of applications. In addition to ink pumps and ink filters, Graymills provides viscosity controls, tanks, hoses, and fittings. GretagMacbeth 617 Little Britain Road New Windsor, NY 12553 Tel: 845-565-7660 Fax: 845-565-7667 E-mail: info@gretagmacbeth.com Web: www.gretagmacbeth.com GretagMacbeth is a worldwide technological leader of color management solutions for graphic arts, photography, digital imaging, flexographic and package printing industries. Our color management products include the award-winning Eye-One Pro solutions for monitor, scanner, digital camera and printer profiling and the ProfileMaker 5 Publish Plus and Packaging solutions for creating ICC profiles for multicolor workflows. GretagMacbeth also manufacturers high-quality measuring devices for pressroom control including the SpectroEye spectrophotometer, the DensiEye densitometer, the iCPlate II plate reader, and the vipPAQ the first in-line densitometer for flexographic presses. GretagMacbeth products enable

users to connect and control color throughout the entire workflow. Grinding Equipment & Machinery, LLC 15 South Worthington Street Youngstown, OH 44502 Tel: 330-747-2313 Fax: 330-747-4211 E-mail: fhouston@microfinishing.com Web: www.gem-usa.com G.E.M. builds microfinishing machinery for finishing copper-plated cylinders and chrome-plated cylinders.

Harper Corp. of America 11625 Steele Creek Road P.O. Box 410369 Charlotte, NC 28241-0369 Tel: 704-588-3371, 800-438-3111 Fax: 704-588-3819 E-mail: customer@harperimage.com Web: www.harperimage.com Harper Corporation offers laserengraved ceramic cylinders, including direct imaging and cold seal patterns, and full coverage adhesive/coating ceramic cylinders. HarperScientific™ leads the industry with a variety of cylinder- and equipment-cleaning chemicals and supplies, including CeramClean II™ ink cleaner, CeramClean Solv-It™ cleaner for solvent-based inks, ReLeez™ cleaner for water-based inks, Sonic-Wash™ cleaner for ultrasonic tanks, Ezze-Peel™ peelable coating for easy print station clean-up, as well as brass and stainless brushes, hand proofers, ink tank and in-line filters and magnets, and lint-free rags and towels.

For full information, see www. harperimage.com or contact us at 800.438.3111.

HELL Gravure Systems 2185 Highway 292 Inman, SC 29349 Tel: 864-472-6665 E-mail: sales@kwalter.com Web: www.hell-gravure-systems.com Hell Gravure Systems’ entire product range is represented through K. Walter Service Corporation in the North American markets. Electromechanical-engraving equipment, digital-imaging systems, digital front-end systems for cylinder preparation, upgrade technology for existing engraving machines, workflow solutions, and complete cylinder manufacturing solutions. The fundamental long-term know-how about engineering high-precision equipment and implementing practical solutions for the Gravure cylinder industry qualifies our team as your most experienced partner for your production requirements.

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Suppliers: Equipment E-mail: sales@hurletron.com Web: www.hurletron.com HurletronÂŽ designs and manufactures auxiliary equipment for the printing industry. Our systems feature simplified operator interfaces to reduce training time and increase the ease of day-to-day operation. Our product line consists of registration controls, high-speed on press promotional product application, electrostatic tacking, electrosist ink transfer, and antistatic devices.

InkSpec 1470 Joliot-Curie Street Boucherville, Quebec Canada J4B 7L9 Canada/U.S. Phone: 800-465-7732 Local Phone: 450-655-7667 Canada/U.S. Fax: 888-465-7732 Local Fax: 450-655-1354 Key Personnel: Daniel Poissant, President; Caroline Le Brun, Sales & Marketing Coordinator; Ed Turpin, Technical Support Coordinator Our InkSpec In-Line viscosity control system recently received the 2006 Packaging and Label Gravure Association (PLGA) Technical Achievement Award for outstanding technological product design and development. Its innovative and robust design meets the industryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s evolving printing needs for higher quality and lower operational costs. InkSpec strives to remain the industry expert in ink management solutions. 66

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Our strength lies in sharing knowledge of ink with our customers and other industry contributors, as partners, to achieve the most cost effective, stable and color consistent print jobs possible. Innovative Doctor Blade Systems, Inc. P.O. 508 Augusta, NJ 07822 Phone: 973-227-2990 E-mail: bladeholders@ innovativedoctorblasesystems.com Innovative Doctor Blades Inc. offers a full line of doctorblade holders. Our Extendalife Holder System has increased copper usage by 75% and has saved many of our customers thousands of dollars in rechromes. Contact Anthony Pepe, VP at doctorblade123@yahoo.com Insulfab Plastics, Inc. P.O. Box 4277 834 Hayne St. Spartanburg, SC 29301 Tel: 800-845-7599 Fax: 864-527-1044 Web: www.insulfab.com Insulfab Plastics, Inc. utilizes State of the Art CNC capability to produce replacement parts that meet your most exacting requirements. Your replacement parts can be manufactured to meet OEM specifications or custom fabricated to meet your individual needs. Utilizing a wide array of materials, our 79 years of rapid response service to the industry provide for nothing less than costeffective, quality, on-time, every-time replacement parts for the gravure pressroom and bindery.

International Machinery, Inc. 8180 Industrial Place Alpharetta, GA 30004 Tel: 770-442-9264 Fax: 770-664-0452 E-mail: gravure@intermach.com Web: www.intermach.com Specialists in web-fed printing and converting equipment, offering a full line of new and used gravure and flexographic presses. Agents for Novagraf new gravure and flexo presses, Abetos new narrow-web flexo presses, Automatic Log Slitting, ALS, single knife log slitters, SRC Systems, Ltd. precision slitters. IST America Corp. 590 Territorial Drive #A Bolingbrook, IL 60440 Tel: 630-771-0590 Fax: 630-771-1190 E-mail: info@usa.ist-uv.com Web: www.ist-uv.com Manufacturer of UV and IR drying equipment for printing, coating, and converting industries. Custom engineering dryers for every press and coater. J. I. MacWilliam Co., Inc. P.O. Box 6 Newton, MA 02456 Tel: 617-527-5000 Fax: 617-527-6729 E-mail: sales@jimacwilliam.com Web: www.jimacwilliam.com Broker of general used converting equipment for paper, plastic, and carton industries.


Suppliers: Equipment JECO Plastic Pallets 885 Andico Road Plainfield, IN 46168 Tel: 317-839-4943 Fax: 317-839-1209 E-mail: paulk@jecoplastics.com Web: www.jecoplastics.com Plastic pallets designed to press specifications.

K. Walter Service Corp., Kaspar Walter GmbH & Co. KG (KWM) Konrad-Zuse-Bogen 18 D-82152 Krailling Munchen, Germany Tel: 011-49-89-785960 E-mail: sales@kwalter.com Web: www.kwalter.com K. Walter is a full-range system provider for Gravure cylinder processing lines. We produce copper and chrome-plating equipment, polishing machines for copper and chrome, the high-precision cylinderfinishing machine CFM for cutting and polishing of copper cylinders, and automation systems. We serve the publication printing, packaging printing, and decorative printing markets. For each type of customer, we offer a complete range of equipment, from simple machined with adapters to completely variable, adapterless equipment. All cylinder-processing lines can be fully automated and can be tied into storage racks and engraving systems. Our services cover all phases, from planning to implementation and lifetime support.

Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) KBA North America, Inc. Web Press Division 3900 East Market Street P.O. Box 12015 York, PA 17402 Tel: 717-505-1150 Fax: 717-505-1161 E-mail: gowen@kbapa.com Web: www.kba-northamerica.com Our customers inspire our policies. Our workforce is our greatest asset. Our innovations secure our future. Our commitment is to quality and our duty is to the society. KBA’s product range includes: 1) Web offset presses for commercial, newspapers and books. 2) Publication rotogravure presses. 3) Web offset presses for newspaper. 4) Flexo presses for newspapers, Web offset presses for telephone directories. 5) Sheetfed offset presses for commercials, books and packaging. Customer contact: Alwin Stoeckl. Latran Technologies 6 Crosby Drive Bedford, MA 01730-1402 Phone: 781-482-1200 Fax: 781-482-1370 E-mail: contact.latran@latran.com Web: www.latran.com Latran Technologies, LLC is an independent company, carrying forward an 18-year heritage in the graphic arts market, and a recognized leader in the industry’s most advanced digital halftone proofing technology. The company is focused entirely on developing, manufacturing and marketing digital imaging solutions. Latran Technologies’ digital halftone proofing systems easily integrate into the workflows of many leading

graphics industry manufacturers that have established strategic relationships with the company. Committed to the industry’s future, Latran Technologies has an ongoing program to enhance the capabilities of its current family of digital halftone proofing systems as it explores new tracks for product development. Maschinenbau Wilhelm Kochsiek GmbH Hakenort 47 D-33609 Bieiefeld Germany Tel: 011-49-521-3048-0 E-mail: kochsiek@kochsiek.de Web: www.kochsiek.de Tailor-made printing machine manufacturer. Mainly rotogravure printing presses from 10 — 181 inches width, for all kinds of papers and cardboards.

MEGTEC Systems 830 Prosper Road De Pere, WI 54115-5030 Tel: 920-336-5715 Fax: 920-339-2784 E-Mail: info@megtec.com Web: www.megtec.com The Solvent Recovery Division of MEGTEC Systems is the leading supplier of VOC/HAP emission control and solvent recovery systems using carbon adsorption and distillation for the Gravure Printing industry. In addition MEGTEC offers recovery systems as well as system performance audits, system and control upgrades and complete activated carbon screening and change out services. The MEGTEC GRAVURE/December 2006

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Suppliers: Equipment Systems group of companies are global leaders in the design, manufacturing and servicing of roll handling, drying, and air emission control products to industries worldwide. Further information on MEGTEC is available at www.megtec.com MetaCommunications 1210 South Gilbert Iowa City, IA 52240 Tel: 319-337-8599 Fax: 319-337-3635 E-mail: sales@meta-comm.com Web: www.meta-comm.com MetaCommunications is a leading software developer of cross-platform management and workflow solutions for the graphic arts industry, including the Workgroups 2006 suite. Workgroups 2006 is composed of the award-winning Job Manager™, Virtual Ticket™, Approval Manager™, and Digital Storage Manager™ programs. MetaCommunications has thousands installations of its software worldwide, helping some of the world’s top packaging design, prepress and print firms work more efficiently and profitably. No other software on the market today offers the same depth of estimating, scheduling, job ticketing, tracking, costing, billing, digital asset management, and archiving features in an integrated package. For more information, please visit www.meta-comm.com.

high efficiency composite mesh pad chrome dry scrubbers, wet scrubbers, exhaust fans, PVC ductwork, exhaust hoods, installation and design services. Metso Paper AG Route de Moutier 109 CH - 2800 Delémont Switzerland Tel: 011-41-32-421-12-12 Fax: 011-41-32-421-12-90 E-mail: rollhandling.ch@metso.com Web: www.rollhandling.com Automatic reel loading and core removal systems including conveyors for up to 140 inch wide paper rolls. Microhard Systems, Inc. Bldg. 17 2135 – 32 Avenue NE Calgary, Alberta, T2E 6Z3 Canada Tel: 011-403-248-0028 Fax: 011-403-248-2762 E-mail: info@microhardcorp.com Web: www.microhardcorp.com We specialize in the design and manufacture of long range robust wireless data equipment. Our products range from 900 MHZ to 2.4 GHZ as well as other frequencies.

Midwest Air Products Co., Inc. 281 Hughes Drive Traverse City, MI 49686 Tel: 800-214-7716 Fax: 231-941-1636 E-mail: mapco@midwestair.com Web: www.midwestair.com Manufacture corrosion — resistant

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MINPLY.COM.TW 243 Yungchun E. 3rd RD. Nantun Dist., Taichung 408 Taiwan Tel: 011-886-4-23804099 Fax: 011-886-4-23804899 E-mail: sales@minply.com.tw Web: www.minply.com.tw Customized air shafts/air chucks/ safety chucks, edge position control systems/EPC, powder/air/disk brakes and clutches, AC/DC motor control systems, rewinding/unwinding systems, tension control systems, web inspection systems, automatic color register systems. Moog H.C., Maschinen Fuer Druck Und Papier IM Laubfrosch 22, Ruedeshein Am Rhein, 56385 Germany Tel: 011-49-6722-9000-0 Fax: 011-49-6722-9000-60 E-mail: hcmoog@hcmoog.de Web: www.hcmoog.de Design & manufacturing of single — and multicolor sheet-fed gravure presses in each configuration, for all kinds of printwork. NexGen Enviro Systems, Inc. 143 Cortland Street Lindenhurst, NY 11757 Tel: 800-842-1630 Fax: 631-226-3125 E-mail: info@nexgenenviro.com Web: www.nexgenenviro.com


Suppliers: Equipment NexGen is a supplier of solvent recovery systems for printers and platemakers. Various sizes for all needs including continuous inline recovery systems. Also provide automated washing systems for doctor blades, motor kits, pails, etc. Norcross Corporation 255 Newtonville Avenue Newton, MA 02461 Tel: 617-969-7020 Fax: 617-969-3260 Email: sales@viscosity.com Web: www.viscosity.com For more than 60 years Norcross has been providing viscometers and viscosity control expertise from the viscosity cups to integrated viscosity control systems for complete process control.

North American Cerutti Group 15800 W. Overland Drive New Berlin, WI 53151-2815 Tel: 262-827-3800 Fax: 262-827-4545 Web: www.cerutti.com The Cerutti Group is a leading manufacturer of printing and converting equipment for clients worldwide. Our major business lines include: Gravure publication printing presses and variable cut-off folders; Gravure presses for the printing and converting food packaging; Gravure presses for the decorative industry, such as woodgrains, wallpaper, gift

wrap, floor covering, etc.; Gravure presses for the carton printing industry; Zerand© platen die cutting equipment; Flexotecnica© central impression printing presses for film, paper, and carton board; converting machinery for use in-line or separate from our printing equipment.

Novaflow Systems, Inc. 991 Industrial Road Prescott, Ontario Canada KOE 1T0 Tel: 613-925-5926 Fax: 613-925-5928 E-mail: sales@novaflow.com Web: www.novaflow.com Novaflow manufactures automated dispensing systems for all types of inks including water, solvent, UV, and litho. Opti-Color, Inc. 803 West. Fleming Drive Morganton, NC 28655 Tel: 828-433-6705 Fax: 828-433-6749 E-mail: sales@opticolor.com Web: www.opticolor.com Opti-Color viscosity controls, conditioning and circulation systems; doctor blades; sleeves; ink pumps and tanks; ink kitchens/dispensing systems; temperature and level controls; cups DIN, ISO, and Ford.

Tel: 888-270-0790 Fax: 888-309-9578 E-mail: service@perfectpallets.com Web: www.perfectpallets.com Perfect Pallets, Inc. is the leader in providing plastic returnable pallets to commercial printers for the delivery of advertising inserts and various supplements to newspapers located throughout the United States. Press-sense, Ltd. P.O. Box 11043 5 Hadas Street North Industrial Park Akiva 30600 Israel Tel: 011-972-4-626-0318 Fax: 011-972-4-636-1540 E-mail: info@press-sense.com Web: www.press-sense.com Founded in 2001, Press-sense has rapidly evolved into one of the world’s leading developers of automated BusinessFlow solutions for the printing industry. With an installed base of over 700 customers throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, the company’s flagship iWay family of products are recognized today as the market leader for integrated Webto-Print and business management solutions. Their integrated tools provide commercial printing and digital service providers with an elegant, yet comprehensive approach to creating internet-based revenue streams, automated production workflows, and business management tools for enhancing production efficiency, monitoring and reducing costs, and increasing profit ratios.

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Suppliers: Equipment QuadTech, Inc. N64 W23110 Main Street Sussex, WI 53089 Tel: 414-566-7500 Fax: 414-566-9670 E-mail: info@quadtechworld.com Web: www.quadtechworld.com QuadTech is a pre-eminent designer and manufacturer of automated control systems and material handling equipment for print. We leverage the knowledge gained from our printing heritage and our unmatched talent and resources to create inventive solutions to the challenges faced by gravure publication and commercial printers, as well as newspaper publishers. We offer an array of auxiliary equipment for the gravure industry, including color to color registration, electrostatic assist, print to process controls and web inspection systems. QuadTech provides complete sales, service, and training support. Headquartered in the USA, with strategically located offices in The Netherlands, Singapore, Japan, China, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, France, and India, our products are sold in more than 100 countries.

Rotomec, Bobst Group USA, Inc., Flexible Materials North America 13325 South Point Boulevard Suite 400 Charlotte, NC 28273 Tel: 704-587-2450 Fax: 704-587-2451 E-mail: frank.passarelli@bobstgroup. com Web: www.bobstgroup.com Bobst Group offers the comprehensive 70

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range of Rotomec ES gravure lines for food and non food flexible packaging, labels, tapes, giftwrap, wall covering and transfer printing which includes: RS 4004 HS – high speed & high volume printing; RS 4004 E/I – short runs and dedicated washing solutions; MW 60 – minimum waste, short runs & medium web solutions (NEW) – RS 4003 MP – medium to long runs & multi-purpose applications, RS 4003 – cost-effective standard press. US-based service and support packages includes on-field and remote assistance, upgrades and retrofits available across the range of equipment, spare parts supply, operators’ training courses, annual maintenance contracts and machine inspections. Schober USA, Inc. 11237 Grooms Road Cincinnati, OH 45242-1403 Tel: 513-489-7393 Fax: 513-489-7485 E-mail: solutions@schoberusa.com Web: www.schoberusa.com SCHOBER is active in the packaging and related industries since 1949. We are a worldwide premier supplier of rotary tools, modules, systems and provide consulting services and process development. Out aim is to design, engineer and manufacture the most reliable and technologically advanced equipment for the purpose of increasing our customers’ productivity and quality of products manufactured. Our technologies include, but are not limited to, punching, die cutting, creasing, sealing, embossing, cut and place, needling.

Siemens Energy & Automation 5300 Triangle Parkway Suite 100 Norcross, GA 30092 Tel: 770-871-3882 Fax: 770-871-3815 E-mail: marcus.schick@siemens.com Web: www.siemens.com Siemens offers the complete line of electrical products and services for your next press retrofit or install. Whether your looking at the whole press or just the rollstand, Siemens can help you reach your goals. SINAPSE Graphics International Batiment Epicure - Les Algorithmes Route De L’Orme Aux Merisiers 91194 Saint Aubin Cedex France E-mail: Info@sinapsegraphic.com Web: www.sinapsegraphic.com Virtual Printing — simulators for Offset, Flexo, and Gravure Sinapse Graphic International specialises in printing process simulators with hundreds installed around the world. The company’s interactive softwares simulate running a printing press in the same way as an airplane flight simulator. The only difference is that there is no paper, ink, or press costs. Real Results Training — structured skills evaluation and improvement for all staff levels Problem solving — off press diagnosis tool Productivity — making press crews aware of press time and cost management.


Suppliers: Equipment Stony Brook Scientific, Ltd. 1055 W. Germantown Pike Norristown, PA 19403 Phone: 610-635-1740, 888-889-7764 Fax: 610-635-1780 E-mail: info@stonybrooksci.com Web: www.stonybrooksci.com

Stratis Plastic Pallets 5677 W 73rd Street Indianapolis, IN 46278 Tel: 317-328-8000, 800-725-5387 Fax: 317-328-8080 E-mail: sales@pallets.com Web: www.pallets.com

New portable and disposable viscometers which include disposable sample tubes and multi-sample preheating block are now available. These viscometers greatly reduce testing time because sample tube cleaning is not required. Also available are the high pressure and temperature viscometers (up to 2000psi and 350 degrees C), the caulking viscometer and the falling needle viscometer (0.1 to 10^9cP, ASTM adopted). These viscometers which use the same falling needle principle measure viscosities for Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids, intrinsic viscosities, zero sheer rate viscosities, yield stresses, relative particle settling rates, and fluid densities. Absolute accuracy is better than 1% without any instrument calibration. Contact person: Noh A. Park at info@stonybrooksci.com

Stratis manufactures plastic pallets for the printing, converting and related industries. Slotted top for continuous feed presses, smooth top for signatures, double sided for storage and cradle style for rolls. Perfect for work in process and return loop applications. Our variety of styles allows you to find the perfect pallet to meet your particular plants requirements. Stratis Pallets are ergonomic, long lasting and multi purpose to fit all your material handling needs. Visit our Web site at www.pallets.com for a complete list of sizes and styles or call toll free 1800-PALLETS (725-5387).

Stork Prints America, Inc. 3201 North I-85 P.O. Box 26458 Charlotte, NC 28269 Tel: 704-921-5300 Fax: 704-921-5320 Web: www.storkgroup.com Nickel sleeves for gravure that can be copper plated, conventionally engraved. Precision of nickel sleeve allows high-quality gravure printing providing cost, delivery, quick press turnaround advantages of sleeve concept.

Sunflow Technology Co., Ltd. 11-35, Sec. 2, Dacing Street South District Taichung City Taiwan 402 Tel: 011-886-4-2263-0272 Fax: 011-886-4-2263-9597 E-mail: sales-tc@sunflow-tech.com Web: www.sunflow-tech.com Gravure and flexo doctor blades, autoviscosity controls, auto web guiders, flexo and gravure presses, laminating machines, and other converting machines. Sung An Machinery Co., Ltd. 646-4, Sungkok-Dong Ansan City Kyungki-Do, 425 834 Korea

Phone: 011-82-31-491-9741 E-mail: webmaster@sungan.net TAKK Industries, Inc. 8665 East Miami River Road Cincinnati, OH 45247 Tel: 800-792-8255, 513-353-4306 Fax: 513-353-4315 E-mail: sales@takk.com Web: www.takk.com TAKK Industries offers the most complete line of static elimination products. Including Static Eliminating bars, ionizing blowers, power units, anti-static brushes, anti-static tinsel and electrostatic equipment

Tekmatex, Inc. 3601 Performance Road Charlotte, NC 28214 Tel: 704-394-5131 Fax: 704-393-5008 E-mail: friedersdorf-w@tekmatex.com Web: www.tekmatex.com Supplies FUTEC 100% automatic inspection systems for printed substrates. Defect data is stored for analysis. Automatic labeling of the web edge at the location of the defect or triggering of reject gates. THINK Laboratory Co., Ltd. 1201-11 Takada, Kashiwa Chiba 277-8525 Japan Tel: 011-814-7143-6760 4 Fax: 011-814-7146-0566 Web: www.think-lab.com

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Suppliers: Materials Uteco North America, Inc. 3400 Town Point Drive Suite 160 Kennesaw, GA 30144 Tel: 770-427-4100 Fax: 770-427-4872 Web: www.uteco.com

X-Rite, Inc. 3100 44th Street, S.W. Grandville, MI 49418 Tel: 616-534-7664 Fax: 616-534-0723 E-mail: info@xrite.com Web Site: www.xrite.com

PROGRAMM—Uteco’s line of web-fed Gravure printing presses. Developed using most up-to-date technology. Q PRESS offers high productivity, quality printing, easy maintenance coupled with fast job change using sleeves technology. M PRESS and E PRESS, electronic line shaft technology at a low initial investment and operation costs.

X-Rite is the global leader in color measurement solutions, offering hardware, software and services for the verification and communication of color data. The Company serves a range of industrial color and appearance industries including textile, automotive, paint and coatings, and plastics.

Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corp. 23 New England Way Lincoln, RI 02865 Tel: 800-854-8702 Fax: 401-333-6491 E-mail: info@whcorp.com Web: www.whcorp.com Windmoeller & Hoelscher is a leading supplier of printing, extrusion and converting machinery to the flexible packaging industry. For the gravure sector, W&H offers the HELIOSTAR® G series of gravure presses, available in three variations: HELIOSTAR® GE with ECOPLUS auto-rinse and cylinder/ ink pan changeover; HELIOSTAR® GL with slide-carts; and HELIOSTAR® GH for use with hollow cylinder shells. The HELIOSTAR® G series represents the most advanced gravure press technology with up to 12 print stations covering a print width range from 35.5” to 67”.

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Yung Yi Li Co., Ltd. No. 62, 39th Road Taichung Industrial Park Taichung City, 407 Taiwan Phone: 011-886-4-36005366 Manufacturer of air expanding shaft, air expanding chuck, and safety chuck for rewinding and unwinding of converting equipment use. Please visit our temporary Web site www. ec21.com/shaftchuck.

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Allison Systems Corp. 220 Adams Street Riverside, NJ 08075 Tel: 856-461-9111 Fax: 856-461-9373 E-mail: webmaster@allisonblades.com Web: www.allisonblades.com Over 40 years ago, Allison Systems pioneered pre-honed Swedish Steel Doctor Blades. We continue to develop and provide a range of Swedish steel, specialty engineered coated steel and lubricant plastic doctor blades along with technical support and advanced doctor blades systems for real production-cost savings and quality improvements to Gravure printers worldwide. We are proud to offer the new BTG ceramic coated blade that provides improved coater up time and good mating characteristics with ceramic gravure cylinders. Thomas K. Allison, Jr., President; Eve Allison, Woman of Steel & Plastic; William Warner, Design Engineer; Jean M. Jackson, Technical Account Manager. American Roller Co. 1440 Thirteenth Avenue Union Grove, WI 53182 Tel: 262-878-2445 Fax: 262-878-1932 E-mail: jeri.lawrence@americanroller. com Web: www.americanroller.com


Suppliers: Materials American Roller has represented quality in the graphic arts marketplace for more than 60 years, meeting demands of newspaper and commercial printers. The company is a national supplier with locations around U.S., world-wide presence through global licensees, and a state-of-the-art research and engineering facility. American Roller manufactures a complete line of conventional and specialty ink and dampening rollers, synthetic rubber, polyurethane, nylon, ceramic and metal-matrix coverings, composite core, shafts and sleeves. Arizona Chemical 4600 Touchton Road East Suite 500, Building 100 Jacksonville, FL 32246 Tel: 904-928-8700 Fax: 904-928-8770 Web: www.arizonachemical.com Arizona Chemical is a global supplier of resinous binders for the production of publication gravure inks. Products offered include solution and fusion metal resinate, rosin modified pheonlics and additives to control solvent releases. Bearings Manufacturing Co. 1033 N. Kolmar Avenue Chicago, IL 60651 Phone: 800-621-1572 E-mail: sales@bmcbearing.com BMC, an established bearing manufacturer since 1934, specializes in the production of custom machined, hardened and ground parts and bearing repair and modification. BMC has the capability to produce and repair most sizes of

staggered roller bearings for Motter, Hoe and Frankenthal presses along with the cartridge type housings and endplates. We also produce and repair Rotogravure bearings used in Cerutti presses including CPM 2116, 2136, 2166, and all hardto-find combination bearings. Whatever your bearing needs are in the printing industry, BMC has the quality, technology and desire to service your needs. From small quantities often turned down by major manufacturers to specialized modifications let us put our company to work for you. BMC: Quality, Service and Customer Satisfaction

Benton Graphics, Inc. 3 Industrial Drive Trenton, NJ 08619 Tel: 800-223-0093 Fax: 609-587-9890 E-mail: info@bentongraphics.com Web: www.bentongraphics.com Benton Graphics is a leading DOCTOR BLADE manufacturer. We offer a variety of materials and edge shapes to solve many printing problems. Our patented (#4,895,071) bonded blade (integrated wiping and backup blade) has many options, too numerous to list. We also have a patented (#6,632,301) material Microloy® that is used in our Ultimeter® line of blades. Its unique microstructure delivers high performance and exceptional wear characteristics. Two types of coated blades offered include

ceramic and Ultiplus. Finally, the ARS (Angle Reflective Scope) is a great troubleshooting tool to analyze used doctor blades and helps solve printing problems.

Chapel Hill Manufacturing Co. 1807 Walnut Avenue P.O. Box 208 Oreland, PA 19075 Tel: 215-884-3614 Fax: 215-884-3617 E-mail: rob@chapelhillmfg.com Web: www.chapelhillmfg.com Ink Ductor roller covers. Manufacturer since 1962 of seamless lint-free roller covers. Custom covers and sizes made to your specifications. Crown Roll Leaf, Inc. 91 Illinois Avenue Paterson, NJ 07503 Tel: 973-742-4000, 800-631-3831 Fax: 973-742-0219 Web: www.crownrollleaf.com America’s #1 manufacturer of hot stamping foils, transfer products, woodgrain products, holographic diffraction patterns, holograms. Produces/providesmostdiverseproduct selection in the industry, covering wide range of end applications. GRAVURE/December 2006

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Suppliers: Materials DCM USIMECA BP 406, 45 Avenue des Guilleraies 92004 Nanterre Cedex France Tel: 011-33-1-4137 5270 Fax: 011-33-1-4137 5271 E-mail: dcm@dcm.fr Web: www.dcm.fr Rotogravure presses, solventless laminators, slitter rewinders, sleeveseaming machines, doctoring machines. EDWARD GRAPHICS 1502 Niagara Street Buffalo, NY 14213-1104 Tel: 800-463-5396 Fax: 905-791-3845 E-mail: sales@egs.com Web: www.egs.com Edward Graphics is a supplier of a “patented strip-blade doctoring system,” XCALIBUR™ doctor blades— carbon and stainless steel—and X-99 long-life coated blades.

FLXON, Inc. 8531 Crown Crescent Court Charlotte, NC 28227 Tel: 704-844-2434 Fax: 704-844-2437 E-mail: info@flxon.com Web: www.flxon.com We are the only source in North America for genuine SWEDCUT® premium brand doctor blades. This line of performance enhancing blades features our unique, patent pending Microkote® coated blade that is proven to help eliminate print 74

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defects including streaks, fog and haze. Also included in our offering process improving products and worth investigating are the G2 PRO. PUMP and FILTER. Already hundreds are in service helping printers to lower their operating costs. This pump requires no maintenance. Only the long-lasting hose contacts the ink. Many Rotogravure printers have already taken advantage of these products allowing them to reduce their total operational waste by several percentage points. For more information including cost justification analysis, contact us today.

Perfect Pallets Inc. 450 West 16th Street Indianapolis, IN 46202 Tel: 888-270-0790 Fax: 888-309-9578 E-mail: service@perfectpallets.com Web: www.perfectpallets.com Perfect Pallets, Inc. is the leader in providing plastic returnable pallets to commercial printers for the delivery of advertising inserts and various supplements to newspapers located throughout the United States. Plasma Coatings Division of American Roller Co. 758 East Main Street Waterbury, CT 06702 Tel: 203-757-8747 Fax: 203-753-2604 E-mail: plasmacoat@aol.com Web: www.plasmacoatings.com As a division of American Roller

Company we are primarily a coatings provider and will also be serving the gravure and printing segments of our business.

PRECISION PRODUCTS and CONSULTING, INC. Precision Products 12245 Nations Ford Rd Unit 502 Pineville, NC 28134 Tel: 704-588-8889 Fax: 704-588-7980 E-mail: info@precision-products.com Web: www.precision-products.com Sell/service full range of gravure prepress products. Diamond Tooling. OEE — 700 and Vista. Helio. PCD. Bonded, Coated Abrasives. Gauging equipment. Filters. Plating cleaners/ additives. Equipment repairs/updates. Microfinishing systems. SKM Enterprises, Inc. 1260 Cranbrook Drive Schaumburg, IL 60193 Tel: 847-524-9891 Fax: 847-890-6670 E-mail: mohan@skment.com Polyester film, PVC coated film, CPP Film, Nylon film, BOPP, and Aluminum foil. Stork Prints America, Inc. 3201 Rotary Drive Charlotte, NC 28269 Tel: 704-921-5300 Fax: 704-921-5320 E-mail: pete.byam@stork.com Web: www.storkprints.com


Suppliers: Ink, Coating, & Pigment We manufacture and offer two types of copper covered nickel sleeves. The Standard Gravure Sleeve which is copper flashed so that it can be copper plated, polished, engraved, and chrome plated at the trade house of your choice. The new GCopper Sleeve is already gravure copper plated so it only needs to be polished, engraved and chrome plated. The precision of the nickel sleeve allows high-quality gravure printing, yet providing cost, delivery, and quick press turnaround advantages of the sleeve concept.

TKM United States, Inc. 2377 Progress Drive Hebron, KY 41017 Tel: 859-689-7094 Fax: 859-689-7565 E-mail: sales@tkmus.com Web: www.tkmus.com TKM United States and Rolf Meyer manufacture Doctor Blades, Knives, Slitters and Consumable Parts used in the printing industry. TKM is a member of IKS Klingelnberg GmbH and is the exclusive U.S. distributor of the world- renowned Rolf Meyer product line. Products include: Doctor Blades, Toothed Cutoff Knives, Jaw Blades, Tungsten Carbide and Powdered HSS Slitter Blades, Stitcher Parts, Gripper Fingers, Jaw Pads, Inline Finishing Knives, Vulkollan Cutting Rubbers.

Specialized production techniques allow us to provide Doctor Blades with different edge configurations. Call us for your free trial and discover why your competition is using the Rolf Meyer brand. Toyo Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd. 2-3-13 Kyobashi Chuo-ku Tokyo 104-8377 Japan Tel: 011-81-3-3272-0891 Fax: 011-81-3-3272-7302 Web: www.toyoink.co.jp/english Foundedin1907,ToyoInkManufacturing Co., Ltd., is a leading provider of printing inks, graphic arts machinery and supplies, polymer chemicals, organic pigments and colorants. The company has more than 70 affiliated companies and sales/production centers in 15 countries around the world. Umicore Climeta Z1 rue de Artisanat France Tel: 011-33-3-89-48-69-12 Fax: 011-33-3-89-48-69-13 E-mail: umicore.climeta@ umicore.com Web: www.climeta.com European producer and worldwide supplier of high-grade copper anodes for rotogravure and cylinder engraving. VeeMetCo, Inc. 89 State Street Guilford, CT 06437 Tel: 203-453-2953 Fax: 208-275-6829 E-mail: veemetco@aol.com Web: www.veemetco.com

VeeMetCo is the leading supplier of copper anodes for cylinder plating. VeeMetCo also provides training in electroplating as well as troubleshooting support.

Suppliers: Ink, Coating, & Pigment Advent Dyes & Chemicals Makharia House 3rd Floor 327, S.V.P. Road Mumbai, Maharashtra 400004 India Tel: 011-91-22-23870785, -23859827, -23429990 Fax: 011-91-22-23428880 E-mail: advent999@vsnl.com We are a leading manufacturer/ exporter of Basic Rhodamine B (Basic Violet 10, C.I. No. 45170) & Rhodamine B base (Solvent Red 49, C.I. No. 45170.1). Our plant has been in Vapi for 25 years. Our products are free from insolubles and are well received in regards to quality and price. Anar Chemical Industries Sanskrut, behind old high court, Ashram Road Ahmedabad, 380009 India Tel: 011-91-79-6581494 Fax: 011-91-79-6589954 E-mail: info@aharchem.com Web: anarchem.com Anar Chemical industries is a 22year-old company certified by British Standards Institution under the GRAVURE/December 2006

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Suppliers: Ink, Coating, & Pigment ISO 9001:2000 & ISO 14001:1996. Anar manufactures Pigments, NonBenzidine Acid and Direct Dyes, Specialty Metal Phthalocyanines, Liquid Dyes, and Salt Free Dyes etc., for leather and ink applications. Aum Farbenchem India Pvt., Ltd. 106, Tirupati Udhyog I B Patel Road Goregaon East Mumbai 400063 India Tel: 011-91-22-26864158, -26864164 Fax: 011-91-22-28711314 E-mail: sanath@farbenchem.com Web: www.farbenchem.com High-Performance Pigments, Phthalocyanine Pigments, Fanal Pigments, Alkali Blue. Easy to stir pigment powder for water based systems. An ISO 9001:2000 Company

CINQUASIA® pigments; MICROLITH® & UNISPERSE® pigment preparations; ORASOL special dyes; IRGAROL & TERBUTRYN® algicides; IRGANOX® & IRGAFOS® antioxidants; TINUVIN® & CHIMASSORB® light stabilizers; IRGACOR® corrosion inhibitors; IRGAPERM® dye stabilizers; IRGACURE® & DAROCURE® photo initiators; GLASCOL® & SURCOL® specialty resins, TINOPAL® fluorescent whitening agents and XYMARATM effects pigments. We create effects to improve the quality of life. Degussa Engineered Carbons, LP 379 Interpace Parkway P.O. Box 677 Parsippany, NJ 07054 Tel: 973-541-8000 Fax: 973-541-8701 Web: www.dec-lp.com NAFTA supplier of carbon black for the Ink Industry. Only producer of the four most commonly used production processes-Furnace Black, Gas Black, LampBlack, and Thermal Black.

Ciba Specialty Chemical Inc. Colors Division 540 White Plains Road P.O. Box 2005 Tarrytown, NY 10591-9005 Phone: 800-474-4731 E-mail: david.woolven@cibasc.com Ciba Specialty Chemicals Business Line Imaging & Inks products make your products more colorful, more robust, more durable, and more environmentally friendly with ® ® CROMOPHTAL , IRGALITE , IRGAZIN®, 76

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Eckart America Corp. 830 East Erie Street Painesville, OH 44077 Tel: 440-954-7600 Fax: 440-354-6224 E-mail: info.eckart.usap@ altanachemie.com Web: www.eckart.net Eckart is a leading supplier of Metallic Inks and Pigments for the gravure printing industry, including the wellknown ink brands RotoStar and UltraStar.

Flint Group World Headquarters 4600 Arrowhead Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48105 Tel: 734-622-6000 Fax: 734-622-6131 Web: www.flintink.com Flint Ink is one of the largest ink manufacturers in the world. With unparalleled resources and local support, we deliver world-class products and services to printers around the globe. We pride ourselves in partnering closely with our customers. By understanding and responding quickly to our customers’ needs, we help them to exceed their customers’ expectations. INX International Ink Co. 150 N. Martingale Road Suite 700 Schaumburg, IL 60173 Tel: 620-382-1800 Fax: 847-969-9758 E-mail: info@inxintl.com Web: www.inxinternational.com Headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois, INX is the third largest producer of ink in North America and a global supplier as part of Sakata INX worldwide operations. We are an industry leader offering a full line of ink and coating solutions technology for packaging and commercial print applications. Our product solutions focus on metal decorating, flexographic, gravure, web offset, lamination, corrugated, sheetfed, digital inkjet and UV/EB inks and coatings. We are dedicated to our customers, employees, the graphic arts industry, and society.


Suppliers: Ink, Coating, & Pigment LioChem, Inc. 2145 East Park Drive Conyers, GA 30013 Tel: 770-922-0800 Fax: 770-929-0962 E-mail: thall@liochem.com Web: www.liochem.com LioChem, Inc., is a major supplier of high quality gravure printing inks and topcoats with emphasis on environmentally friendly products. Our product line includes a wide range of water based, solvent based, and UV/EB curable materials. We are an ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 9001:2000 certified company which enables us to consistently provide value, quality, and trustworthy service. With over 18 years of manufacturing experience in the U.S. we are supported by Japan’s Toyo Ink Mfg. who is preparing to celebrate their 100th Anniversary. Navpad Pigments Pvt., Ltd. 203 Harekrishna Complex Pritam Nagar Ellisbridge Ahmedabad India Tel: 011-91-79-26577694, -26579298 Fax: 011-91-79-26577943 E-mail: mahavirad1@sancharnet.in Web: www.navpadpigments.com We manufacture and export pigment violet 23 and organic pigment powder. Polytex Environmental Inks 820 East 140th Street Bronx, NY 10454 Tel: 718-402-2000 Fax: 718-402-2984 E-mail: sales@polytexinks.com Web: www.polytexinks.com

We are a high volume specialty ink and coatings manufacturer. We supply the screen, gravure, and flexo industry with innovative products like AquaRuff – an ink or coating that once cured will exhibit a rough texture, AquaPuff – an ink or coating that will exhibit a 3-dimensional texture, printing an image that will emboss or “puff”. Soft-touch – an ink or coating that exhibits a leather- like /suede feel – very soft. Rathi Dye Chem (P) Ltd. 851/2, Bhandarkar Inst. Road Deccan Gymkhana, Pune, Maharashtra, 411004 India Tel: 011-91-20-2567-2052 Fax: 011-91-20-2567-2051 E-mail: nilesh@rathicolours.com Web: www.rathicolours.com We are an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified manufacturer of specialty solvent dyes for the printing ink and coating industry. Shree Marketing & Projects 23 Strand Road Kolkata India Tel: +011-91-33-2231-2164 Fax: +011-91-33-2231-2164 E-mail: benani@vsnl.com Thinners, Reducers, Retarder, IPA, NBA, DAA, MIBK, Toluene Thinner

Siegwerk is an industry leader and global supplier of gravure printing inks. The company manufactures printing inks for print media, catalogues, advertising supplements and packaging materials. As a pro-active process partner, the company helps with any kind of problems and is known worldwide for its outstanding product quality and customer service. In addition, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities are strategically located to assure that all customer regions enjoy a dependable ink supply. This guarantees that every individual customer receives tailormade support according to their requirements. Siegwerk 3535 SW 56th Street Des Moines, IA 50321 Phone: 515-471-2100 Fax: 515-471-2202 Web: www.siegwerk.com Siegwerk is a provider of solventbased, water-based, energy-curable and specialty liquid inks and coatings and related point-of-use services for the packaging and label industries. Product applications include flexible packaging, narrow-web labels, tobacco, and folding carton using flexographic, rotogravure, and offset printing.

Siegwerk, Inc. P.O. Box 10064 Lynchburg, VA 24506 Phone: 434-847-9033 Fax: 434-875-0910 E-mail: juergenroth@siegwerk-inc.com Web: www.siegwerk.com GRAVURE/December 2006

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Suppliers: Substrate Sun Chemical Corp. 135 W. Lake St. Northlake, IL 60164 Tel: 708-562-0550 Fax: 708-562-0580 Web: www.sunchemical.com Let Sun Chemical use its experience and extensive research facilities to create ink and coating solutions for all your gravure printing needs in packaging and publishing. Sun Chemical, the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest manufacturer and seller of inks, is eager to employ its wide array of resources to meet the needs of customers large and small. With more facilities in key locations across the United States than any other ink supplier, Sun Chemical has the flexibility to meet local requirements, while still providing industry-leading innovations for all gravure printing applications. Toyo Ink International Corp. GlenPointe Centre E. 7th Floor 300 Frank W. Burr Boulevard Teaneck, NJ 07666 Tel: 201-287-4000 Fax: 201-836-4982 Web: www.toyinkus.com Toyo Ink International is the Americas Region Headquarter of Toyo Ink MFG, a leading supplier of pigments, inks, adhesives, and specialty chemicals to be surprisingly wide range of industries. Value and quality can be found throughout our network of 80 consolidated group companies and 15 countries.

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Wolstenholme International, Inc. 850 Hawthorne Lane West Chicago, IL 60185 Tel: 630-231-7000 Fax: 630-231-7061 E-Mail: info@wolstenholme.com Web: www.wolstenholme-usa.com Wolstenholme International Inc. is a worldwide manufacturer of finished metallic printing inks, bronze & aluminum pigments, and carbon black dispersions.

Suppliers: Substrate Abitibi Consolidated 4 Gannett Drive White Plains, NY 10604 Tel: 608-930-1920 Fax: 608-930-1921 E-mail: alan_glover@ abitibiconsolidated.com Web: www.abitibiconsolidated.com Abitibi Consolidated is a global leader in Uncoated Groundwood Commercial Printing Papers and Newsprint, and is the largest in North America in both gradelines. We produce papers for advertising and publications, including SCA, SCB, SNC, high brights, book and directory grades, and uncoated freesheet substitutes. Abitibiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s values are centered on a strong commitment to the protection and enhancement of the natural resources in our care. Our actions are predicated on the goal of protecting and renewing the resources in our care. Our actions are predicated on the goal of protecting and renewing the resources through sustainable forest management and forest certification. Bowater, Inc. 55 East Camperdown Way PO Box 1028 Greenville, SC 29602-1028 Tel: 800-843-0375 Fax: 630-9601-9871 E-mail: catctdsp@bowater.com Web: www.bowater.com Bowater Incorporated offers a variety of rotogravure papers in coated #4, coated #5, and supercalendered grades. The company recently


Suppliers: Substrate launched BowHybrid, a lightweight, high-bulk freesheet hybrid produced in Calhoun, Tenn. Bowater markets the widest product range of any North American-based mechanical paper producer. As a result, Bowater’s customers can order newsprint or coated #3 paper and practically anything in between. CellMark Paper, Inc. 300 Atlantic Street Stamford, CT 06901 Phone: 203-363-7820 Fax: 203-363-7825 Web: www.cellmark.com E. Aaron Enterprises, Inc. 630 W. Germantown Pike Suite 385 Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462 Tel: 610-940-0800 Fax: 610-940-0132 Web: www.aaronpaper.com

Graphic Communications 5700 Darrow Road Suite 110 Hudson, OH 44236 Tel: 330-650-5522 Fax: 330-650-8999 E-mail: mdawley@ graphiccommunications.com Web: www.graphiccommunications. com Graphic Communications is the paper and printing brokerage division of Norcross, Georgia-based Unisource Worldwide, Inc. As a broker, Graphic sells more than 1.2 million tons per year of coated and uncoated paper to a wide variety of regional, national

and international companies. They represent the highest quality manufacturers of paper products with a mill network that spans four continents. Graphic’s edge on the competition is the unique blend of printing and paper experience they offer. In addition to paper Graphic sells more than $150 million dollars of print annually. Finally, as environmentally preferable paper has become an increasingly important issue their Chain-of-Custody certifications demonstrate their commitment to the environment and sustainable forestry. All of this translates into more knowledge, more insight and more value for Graphic Communications’ customers. Graphic Communications is the full service paper and print brokerage. For more information please contact Graphic at 330-650-5522. Holmen Paper, Inc. 7272 Park Circle Drive Suite 180 Hanover, MD 21076 Tel: 410-712-6900 Fax: 410-712-4846 E-mail: henry.olsson@holmenpaper. com Web: www.holmenpaper.com Holmen Paper offers high-quality ground-wood papers for gravure and off-set printing. Horizon Paper Co., Inc. 100 First Stamford Place Stamford, CT 06902 Phone: 203-358-0855 Fax: 203-358-0828 Web: www.horizonpaper.com

Irving Forest Products, Inc. US Sales Office 103 Starling Court Southlake, TX 76092 Tel: 817-421-8779 Manufacturing SCA+, SCA, SCB, SNC, Rotonews. All basis weights from 30# to 40# for both roto and offset printing. Irving Paper has consistently embraced new technology to ensure its customers get the best value for their money. Irving this year completed the conversion of our paper machine #1 with the installation of the world’s first online Optiload Twin-Line Calendar to produce high-end, specialty grades SCA+ and SCA++. This two phase capital investment of $220 million has strengthened the site’s reputation as a world class facility. Our commitment to invest in people and technology allows the entire mill to produce a wider range of specialty certified to the SFI standard and ISO 14001. Irving Paper Corporate Office 300 Union Street Saint John, N.B. Canada E2L 5B6 Tel: (506) 658-4982 Katahdin Paper One Katahdin Avenue Millinocket, ME 04462-1398 Phone: 207-723-2374 Great Northern paper manufactures supercalendered GNP Elegance, Plus, GRAVURE/December 2006

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Suppliers: Substrate A, and B+ perfect for catalog, insert, and magazine printing. A $100 million dollar investment made in the latest technologies make us a leader in this grade line. Certified Totally Chlorine Free and ISO 9002, Great Northern Paper delivers value in our mission to provide excellent products with excellent service. Our organization is lean and hears the voice of our customer. Kruger Pulp & Paper Sales, Inc. 640 West Putnam Avenue Greenwich, CT 06830-6008 Tel: 203-625-6951 Fax: 203-625-9679 Web Site: www.kruger.com Quality manufacturer of: newsprint, lightweight coated publication paper, supercalender paper/SCB. Lindenmeyr Central A Division of Central NationalGottesman Three Manhattanville Road Purchase, NY 10577-2116 Tel: 914-696-9300 Fax: 914-626-9333 Web: www.lindenmeyr.com Midland Paper Co. 101 E. Palatine Road Wheeling, IL 60090 Tel: 800-253-7477 Fax: 847-777-2552 E-mail: whl@midlandpaper.com Web: www.midlandpaper.com Myllykoski North America 101 Merritt 7 5th Floor Norwalk, CT 06851 Tel: 203-229-7400 80

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Fax: 203-229-7450 E-mail: william.crane@myllykoski.com Web: www.myllykoski.com Myllykoski North America provides the world’s largest graphics market with an array of recycled and non-recycled groundwood paper products from its two mills in Alsip, Illinois and Madison, Maine and imports from its sister mills in Europe. It has been a leader in the North American marketplace for over twenty years, providing a full range of SCB, SCA, SCA+ and coated groundwood papers. These papers bring the ideas, images and words contained in newspapers, magazines, catalogs and retail inserts to millions of readers. Myllykoski North America’s strength lies in its customer-intimate approach to business. The sales team’s specialty is developing long-term relationships built on reliability, flexibility, friendliness and fast decision-making. Customer needs drive actions and decisions that drive them to source appropriate papers from both North America and Europe. Norske Skog North America, LLC 1011 Western Avenue Seattle, WA 98104 Tel: 206-838-2000 Fax: 206-838-2031 Web: www.norske-skog.com SKM Enterprises, Inc. 1260 Cranbrook Drive Schaumburg, IL 60193 Tel: 847-524-9891 Fax: 847-890-6670 E-mail: mohan@skment.com Polyester film, PVC coated film, CPP Film, Nylon film, BOPP and Aluminum foil

St. Marys Paper Ltd./St. Marys Sales Co. 1 Westbrook Corporate Center Suite 820 Westchester, IL 60154-5714 Tel: 708-562-5500 Fax: 708-562-5574 Web: www.stmarys-paper.com St. Marys Paper is a customer-driven manufacturer of Sequence/Premium SCA, Sequel/SCA, and Synpress/SCB. Exceptional customer focus and award-winning service at all levels back the quality and value of our supercalendered-grade line. The financial strength of St. Marys affords it the opportunity to invest in the latest technologies to improve product value. The owner-employees of the company make the technology work to meet the ever-increasing demands of our customers for quality, service, and environmental responsibility. Contact a member of the sales team to lean more about the exciting value we offer.

Stora Enso Two Landmark Square 3rd Floor Stamford, CT 06901-2487 Tel: 800-322-7377 Web: www.storaenso.com/na Stora Enso, the oldest corporation in the world and a Global 500 company, produces lightweight and mediumweight coated paper for use in brochures, catalogs and magazines. It also produces newsprint, coated free sheet paper, specialty paper and paperboard. Stora Enso accounts for


Services: Consultants 18 percent of its parent’s total paper and board capacity. The company operates with eight mills in Canada and the United States. Stora Enso employs 5,000 people in 27 locations in Canada and the United States and delivers 2.7 million tons of paper products annually to North America. UPM-Kymmene, Inc. 999 Oakmont Plaza Drive Suite 200 Westmont, IL 60559 Tel: 630-850-3310 Fax: 630-850-3510 Web: www.upm-kymmene.com UPM is one of the world’s leading forest products companies and the world’s largest producer of coated groundwood (the paper on which most magazines and catalogs are printed). Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, the company operates production facilities in 16 countries and sells products to 170. It employs about 34,000 globally. In 2004, UPM’s worldwide revenues were US$13.3 billion. The company’s shares are listed on the New York and Helsinki stock exchanges under the ticker symbol UPM.

Verso Paper 6775 Lenox Center Court Suite 100 Memphis, TN 38115 Tel: 877-837-7606 Web: www.versopaper.com Verso Paper is a leading supplier of coated and supercalendered papers. At Verso Paper, we are committed

to providing a full line of products and innovative, customer-focused solutions that help our customers fulfill their printing requirements and meet their unique business goals. Verso Paper offers a diverse selection of lightweight, heavyweight and hibulk papers in a variety of finishes for both web offset and rotogravure printing. This offering is supported by a manufacturing base of four mills, strategic warehouse locations, and superior customer technical service, sales and R&D. Our brands include Advocate®, Influence®, Liberty®, Savvy®, Trilogy®, and Velocity®.

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Websource 161 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10013-1205 Tel: 212-225-1600 Fax: 212-336-6471 Web: www.websource-paper.com

Arellton Group P.O. Box 284 Ridgefield, CT 06877 Tel: 203-438-0810 Fax: 203-431-3719 Web: ww.arellton.com

Apax Partners, LP 445 Park Avenue New York, NY 10022 Tel: 212-753-6300 Fax: 212-319-6155 Web: www.apax.com Apax Partners is one of the world’s leading private equity investment groups, operating across the United States, Europe, Israel, and Asia.

Arellton Group is a consulting company specializing in publishing, direct marketing operations. Services include situation assessment and integration; organization, workflow or process improvement; technologies; benchmarking and due diligence review; RFQ development, sourcing, bid analysis and contract development; and in-depth analysis and market research. Butler/Till Media Services 2349 Monroe Avenue Rochester, NY 14618 Tel: 585-473-3740 Fax: 585-473-3862 Web: ww.butlertillmedia.com Our full service media agency is comprised of marketing experts who specialize in all forms of media. Our GRAVURE/December 2006

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Service: Digital Workflow passion is ensuring that you receive maximum marketing value for your media expenditures. Chemir Analytical Services – Michigan 430 W. Forest Avenue Ypsilanti, MI 48197 Tel: 734-483-3401 Fax: 734-483-0085 E-mail: fwillard@cas-mi.com Web: www.cas-mi.com We are a full service R&D and materials analysis facility serving the ink, coatings and polymers industries, and the general industrial market. We offer full analytical capabilities including deformulation (reverse engineering) & contaminant identification, and have a broad range of services available including product development, problem solving, failure analysis, industrial troubleshooting, scale-up assistance, consulting, and “independent lab” studies. We also offer litigation support including expert witness testimony, depositions, and analysis of the opposing side’s data. VeeMetCo, Inc. 89 State Street Guilford, CT 06437 Tel: 203-453-2953 Fax: 208-275-6829 E-mail: veemetco@aol.com Web: www.veemetco.com VeeMetCo is the leading supplier of copper anodes for cylinder plating. VeeMetCo also provides training in electroplating as well as troubleshooting support.

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Wiley & Wilson, Inc. 2310 Langhorne Road Lynchburg, VA 24501-1547 Phone: 434-947-1901 E-mail: pharris@wileywilson.com Specializing in Printing Plants. FullService Design and Construction Phase Services. Buildings, Equipment Installations, Process Layout / Design, Environmental Infrastructure, Master Planning, Renovations, Expansions, Commissioning. Call 434-947-1901, visit www.wileywilson.com/printing, or e-mail pharris@wileywilson.com WPC Intl., WagnerPrintConsult International Apartado 1100-1200 Pavas San Jose de Costa Rica RCR-1200 Tel: 011-506 231 6754 Fax: 011-506 231 6754 E-mail: info@wagnerprintconsult.org Web: www.wagnerprintconsult.org Coaching in Standardized Commercial and Packaging Gravure Printing under ISO 12647-4. Gravure Fingerprinting. ISO 9000 and Six Sigma training – ISO 14000 professional training and consulting. Digital prepress professional training — Cost controlling — MIS.

Services: Digital Workflow Schawk, Inc. 1695 River Road Des Plaines, IL 60018 Tel: 847-827-9494 Tel: 847-827-1264 E-mail: information@schawk.com Web: www.schawk.com/cpg/ prepress/prepress.html Recognized leader providing premium prepress services to consumer packaging, POP/POS, advertising markets. Unique Brand Management Services including Leading Edge Prepress Services and PaRTS® — Digital Asset Management Solution.


Services: Gravure Related Services: Gravure Related Apex Cylinders Ltd. 405 Central Park, Petherton Road Hengrove, Bristol England BS14 9BZ Tel: 44-01275 892133 Fax: 44-01275 831816 Apex Cylinders offers electronic engraving & refurbishing of gravure printing cylinders for the general packaging, tobacco, and decorative markets. Our in-house repro facility includes Appleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mac computers, ArtPro software, Iris color proofs, ISDN facilities, dry film plotter, and highly skilled operators. We are proud of our reputation for a high standard of service and for producing a quality product. Apex has ISO 9002 accreditation. Dongguan Yuncheng Plate-Making Co., Ltd. Changping, Dongguan City Guangdong Province 523561 China Tel: 0769-3827127 Fax: 0769-3393944, -3393440 E-mail: dygsqgl@163.com Web: www.dyygs.com Dongguan Yuncheng Plate-Making Co., Ltd (DY) is a full-service operation providing an array of graphic and rotogravure cylinder products and services. The DY mission is to supply our customers with high-quality products while providing exceptional and personalized services. The DY product focus is on job preflight and defined manufacturing processes to ensure the highest quality of

cylinder engraving and efficiency of operations. Complementary products include Prepress Graphic Proofs, Cylinder Rechrome and Repair, Composite Engravers Proofs, Cylinder Electroplating, Machining, Finishing, and Base Procurement. Electronic Gravure Service, Inc. 632 Schneider Drive South Elgin, IL 60177 Tel: 1-800-637-4347 Fax: (847) 697-4917 E-mail: contact@electronicgravure. com Web: www.electronicgravure.com Founded in 1991, Electronic Gravure Service, Inc. began as a service provider for the HelioKlischograph engraving machines. We offer mechanical and electrical services and spare parts for a wide range of machines. Support for many of the digital engraving interfaces is also offered. We also provide second-hand engraving machines. We have expanded our services to include a comprehensive repair service for a variety of engraving heads. This service is done in our house and offers the highest quality service for your engraving heads. Enercon Industries Corp. W140 N9572 Fountain Blvd. Menomonee Falls, WI 53051 Tel: 262-255-6070 Fax: 262-255-7784 E-mail: info@enerconind.com Web: www. enerconind.com Enercon offers a complete range of surface treating solutions for the gravure printing industry. Our pressurized corona-treating systems are ideal for the gravure printing

industry. It is well known that surface treating is required for solventless printing, but many converters relearning that surface treatment can improve print quality and line productivity for solvent applications as well. If you want to know which technology is best for your application, then contact Enercon. Our application expertise and 60inch-wide lab line allow us to conduct unbiased trail comparisons for all three technologies. J & J Service, LLC 589 Highway 70 S PO Box 754 Rogersville, TN 37857-5390 Tel: 423-272-7969 E-mail: jjserv@peoplepc.com Used machinery, machinery relocation, optical alignment, control systems design and installation.

K. Walter Service Corp., HELL Division 2185 Highway 292 Inman, SC 29349 Tel: 864-472-0334 Fax: 864-472-0338 E-mail: sales@kwalter.com Web: www.kwalter.com One of the U.S. Premier suppliers for total Process Solutions. From individual equipment and their supplies to complete plant automations and support. Equipment Supplied and Services. The full line of K. Walter cylinder-processing equipment such as the all-new, high-speed Pilot line of plating tanks, the all-new CFM and GRAVURE/December 2006

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Services: Gravure Related totally adapterless packaging plating line. Hell engraving machines and network solutions along with Best practices support for such. Along with our partner Bauer Logistics let us provide you with world-renowed cylinder storage and transportation equipment. Let K. Walter help you put the pieces of the Gravure puzzle together. Keating Gravure USA 12000 Vance Davis Drive Twins Lake Business Park Charlotte, NC 28269-7696 Tel: 704-875-2685 Fax: 704-875-9078 Kusters Calico Machinery, Ltd. 11/12, Raghuvanshi Mills Comp. The Forum, 1st Flr. Senapati Bapat Marg. Mahalaxmi, Mumbai 400-013 India Phone: 011-91-22-24919371 E-mail: jethwanij@kusterscalico.com We manufacture the following machinery: 1. Rotogravure Printing Machines. 2. Reverse Gravure Coating machines. 3. PVDC Coating (Reverse Kiss Coat). 4. Hot Melt Coaters. 5. Solvent Base Silicone Coaters. 6. Solvent Free Laminators. MCP Co., Inc. 2320 N. 11th St. Milwaukee, WI 53206 Tel: 800-558-1598 Fax: 414-374-4037 E-mail: jimkile@mcpcompanyinc.com Web: www.mcpcompanyinc.com MCP Company prides it selves on job performance, quality and turn around. We have met and exceeded the 84

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demands of our customers for over 50 years. We are a full-service company and offer complete Rotogravure manufacturing including Copper plating, Chrome plating, Polishmaster finish, cylinder and sleeve Engraving and cylinder proofing on supplied substrates. We have produced engravings for all types of packaging and label brands. Please contact us for a competitive quotation.

developed for aerospace guidance, navigation and control systems.

PERFECT GRAVURE TECHNOMASTERS Plot No CM-10, Gulistan-e-Rafi Malir, Karachi-75210 Pakistan Tel: 0092-21-4501835 Fax: 0092-21-4501835 E-mail: info@pgt.8k.com or akif78@yahoo.com Web: www.pgt.8k.com

Worldwide manufacturer of products for rotogravure, flexographic, and converting applications. Products include: rollers with various coatings and coverings including rubber and polyurethane, brush rollers, engraved cylinders, demountable composite sleeves and mandrels, electrostatic assists (ESA) systems, static discharges systems, web cleaning systems, and rubber/polyurethane molded products including cutting bars and nip wheels. Engraving services include: design, separation, laser and mechanical engraving for the packaging and decorative markets.

PRUFTECHNIK Service, Inc. 1650 Blackwood Clementon Road Blackwood, NJ 08012 Tel: 856-401-3095 Fax: 856-401-1484 E-mail: info@pruftechnik-service.com Web: www.paralign.info PRUFTECHNIK offers industries using large, high-speed, precision rollers a new alignment technology that improves product quality, decreases production losses, extends roller life and reduces downtime. New patented technology: PARALIGN uses ring laser gyroscopes in an inertial measurement system that quickly and accurately measures vertical and horizontal roller alignment and compares results against a benchmark standard. Ring laser gyroscope technology was first

RotaDyne Decorative Technologies Group 1270 Hillsmith Drive Cincinnati, OH 45215 Tel: 513-771-6300 Fax: 513-771-3112 E-mail: mrichter@rotadyne.com Web: www.rotadyne.com

Schawk Milwaukee 2650 South 166th Street New Berlin, WI 53151 Tel: 262-786-2330 Fax: 262-786-4507 E-mail: ppeterson@schawk.com Schawk Milwaukee, a division of Schawk, Inc., supplies prepress services to gravure packaging and specialty printers throughout North America. We also supply flexo and offset films or digital files to packaging converters for a variety of major consumer products companies. We provide high-speed copper and chrome plating services to packaging


Services: Transportation & Logistics and publication gravure printers. We engrave gravure cylinders with highspeed electronic engraving heads supported by a direct postscript digital workflow. Southern Graphic Systems, Inc. 2823 S. Floyd Street Louisville, KY 40209-1820 Tel: 502-637-5443 Fax: 502-634-5298 Web: www.sgsproof.com Southern Graphic Systems provides: Digital Communications, Asset Management, Gravure, Flexo, and Offset image carriers and separations. Standex Engraving Group, LLC 5901 Lewis Road Sandston, VA 23150 Phone: 804-236-3061 E-mail: jbrumbaugh@irgraphics.com I R International and Eastern Engraving are divisions of Standex Engraving, LLC. I R International located in Richmond, Va., is a worldwide leader in producing printing cylinders for the decorative, specialty and floor covering industries. We are your best single-source supplier of gravure and embossing rolls and plates. Eastern Engraving located in Stirling, NJ, specializes in precision engraved steel applicator rolls, embossing rolls and embossing machines for the packaging industry. The Standex exhibit will include; electromechanically engraved cylinder and plates, engraved embossing rolls, and an example of our design and separation capabilities.

WRE/ColorTech 533 Banner Avenue Greensboro, NC 27401 Tel: 336-275-9821 Fax: 336-275-1799 E-mail: butch.hoover@wrecolor.com Web: www.wrecolor.com WRE/ColorTech is a full-service digital prepress and Gravure Engraving supplier with over 50 years of quality service to the printing industry. It has six established facilities strategically located to provide the best possible service for all of North America. Please call us to see how we can help you maximize opportunities from your graphics, printing, and converting challenges.

Services: Transportation & Logistics Lydall Transport, Ltd. P.O. Box 151 One Colonial Road Manchester, CT 06045-0151 Tel: 800-365-9325 E-mail: info@lydall.com Web: www.lydall.com

Perfect Pallets Inc. 450 West 16th Street Indianapolis, IN 46202 Tel: 888-270-0790 Fax: 888-309-9578 E-mail: service@perfectpallets.com Web: www.perfectpallets.com Perfect Pallets, Inc., is the leader in providing plastic returnable pallets to commercial printers for the delivery of advertising inserts and various supplements to newspapers located throughout the United States. Stonier Transportation Group 3131 St. Johns Bluff Road Jacksonville, FL 32246 Tel: 800-874-3315, Ext. 2288 Fax: 904-242-9159 E-mail: rdixon@stonier.com Web: www.stonier.com Stonier provides transportation and logistics services to the preprinted newspaperinsertsadvertisingbusiness. Its customers include advertisers, printers, and print brokers. GRAVURE/December 2006

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packaging industry and we continue to be leaders in the gravure process, winning multiple printing awards for our exceptional quality.

Alcan Packaging 8770 West Bryn Mawr Avenue Chicago, IL 60631 Tel: 773-399-8000 Web: www.alcanpackaging.com

We provide high-quality printing on multiple substrates — plastic films, foil, paper, and paperboard. Designs can range from simple random repeat line copy to sophisticated process vignettes. Our facilities around the world produce a wide array of products that are used by leading consumer product manufacturers within the Pharmaceutical, Medical, Food and Beverage, Confectionery, Retail, Tobacco, and Electronic industries. Our major products manufactured at these global facilities include printed, laminated light-gauge foils that add color and protection to food and consumer product packaging; full body film shrink sleeves for labeling bottled beverages and other unique product containers; laminated and printed pouch rollstock for healthcare products such as alcohol towelettes, tablets and transdermal patches; tamper-resistant and other types of laminated foil backings for pharmaceutical packages; foil and film lidding for easy-open and healthcare products containers; cable wrap; and Reynolon® Industrial Shrink Films used to overwrap such consumer products as toys and games, computer software, and textiles.

ALCAN PACKAGING manufactures a wide range of packaging products for the food and beverages industry and is one of the largest producers of flexible packaging in both Europe and North America, converting film, foil, and paper materials. Alcan Packaging brings together the proudest and best traditions of Alcan, Lawson Mardon, and VAW Flexible Packaging, forming the basis of a global supply of packaging from an extensive plant network containing the most modern, efficient equipment available, and combines this with the people and “know how” to create the preeminent supplier of packaging. When you think of packaging, think Alcan. Alcoa Flexible Packaging Bellwood Printing Plant 2001 Reymet Road Richmond, VA 23237 Tel: 804-743-6615 Fax: 804-743-6259 Web: www.alcoa.com Alcoa Packaging is an industry leader in the production and conversion of flexible packaging, including laminated and printed multi-layered substrates and plastic shrink film. We also provide custom thermoformed packaging using a broad range of quality films. Alcoa brought the fidelity of rotogravure printing to the flexible 86

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Our custom thermoforming capabilities allow us to serve the medical, electronic, and retail markets with packaging for medical devices, dental kits, implant trays, component trays, fragility packaging, clamshells, and carded blisters.

American Packaging Corp. 850 West James Street Columbus, WI 53925 Tel: 920-623-2291 Fax: 920-623-2038 Web: www.ampkcorp.com American Packaging Corporation’s rotogravure printing and laminating division has become an industry leader by specializing in combining in-line process to provide packaging materials that are cost-effective and create brand name recognition for your products. The division features five 8–10 color presses and five computer-controlled slitters. Yearly capital expenditures have funded our continuous improvement philosophy and have provided technology upgrades to help achieve our mission to be the highest quality rotogravure printer in the industry. Anzpac Services (Australia) Pty., Ltd. 32 Britton St. Smithfield, NSW Australia 2164 Tel: 612-8787-1333 Fax: 612-9757-1599 Web: www.anzpac.com.au Printed and die-cut folding cartons, specializing in tobacco and food packaging. Anzpac also manufactures gravure cylinders. Apple Converting, Inc. 65 Hale Street Norwich, NY 13815 Telephone: 607-337-4474 Fax: 607-337-4499 E-mail: fdilorenzo@appleconverting. com Web: www.appleconverting.com


Printers: Packaging Apple Converting offers packaging solutions to the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Confectionery, Food & Beverage, Consumer Products, and Cosmetic industries. Operating in 2 FDA-registered cGMP facilities, Apple can satisfy all of your Gravure or Flexographic Printing and Converting needs. Our new high speed 47” 9/C Gravure press with full width Vision System, including Defect Detection and Color Monitoring, ensures consistent high-quality reproduction. Typical services include Electronic PrePress, Printing, Coating, Laminating, Treating, Slitting, Sheeting, Doctoring, and Material Inspection. Finished products include Printed Roll Stock, Printed Pouch Stock, Blister Foil, Wrappers, Twist Film, Shrink Film, Laminations, Lids, Tags, Roll Labels, etc. ARCOR S.A.I.C. Division Flexibles 5400, Padre Luis Monti St. Cordoba City, 5000 Cordoba Argentina Tel: 011-54-351-4961970, -71, -72, -73 Fax: 011-54-351-4961914 E-Mail: rallamandri@arcor.com.ar Our division supplies other business divisions of the ARCOR Grupo with flexible packaging (OPP, OPP metallized, pearlized OPP, paper, etc.) There are five rotogravure (eight color) with solvent and solventless lamination on line, and one cylinder gravure plant with two engraver heads. We have 8,500 flexible packaging and 7,000 engraved cylinder a year. C. W. Zumbiel Co. 2339 Harris Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio 45212

Tel: 513-531-3600 Fax: 513-531-0072 Web: www.zumbiel.com Central India Packaging Co. Pvt., Ltd. Ankit Packaging Ltd. Dwaraka Kunj, 177 Bowenpally Hyderabad, 5000011, Andhra Pradesh India Tel: 011-91 40 27756296-8 Fax: 011-91 49 27756853 E-mail: ankitpackaging@netscape.net Web: www.ankitpack.com Rotogravure printing, flexible laminates, Pouches, bags, selfadhesive tapes, corrugated boxes, cores, rotogravure cylinders, polycoated papers, wax-coated papers. A complete service in packaging Fres-Co Systems USA, Inc. 3005 State Road Telford, PA 18969-1021 Tel: 215-721-4600 Fax: 215-721-4414 Web: www.fresco.com

General Printers, Ltd. Homa Bay Road, Industrial Area Box 18001, 00500 Nairobi, Kenya Tel: 011-254 020 532600 Fax: 011-254 020 651479 E-Mail: ketul@gplfelxibles.com Web: www.gplflexibles.com We are the leaders in Gravure Printed Flexible packaging in Eastern and Central Africa exporting to over 15 countries. Equipped with the latest and

advanced production lines/machines of European Origin including in-house multi-layer blown film extrusion lines. We provide technological support to various local, transnational, and multinational clients through our inhouse graphics teams and packaging development team. Our capacity is 7,000 TPA. Currently producing high barrier stand up pouches with zipper. Certified in ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001:2004; HACCP: DS 3027 (E): 2001: OSHAS 18001:1999. Graphic Packaging International, Inc. 814A Livingston Court Marietta, GA 30067 Tel: 770-499-4942 Graphic Packaging’s capabilities include flexible packaging, specialty folding cartons, general folding cartons, and labels. H&N Packaging Systems, Inc. 92 County Line Road Colmar, PA 18915 Tel: 215-997-6222 Fax: 215-997-3976 Web: www.hnpack.com H&N Packaging is a manufacturer of value-added, innovative flexible packaging materials for the confectionary, beverage, dairy, food and pharmaceutical industries. At H&N we offer you industry-leading quality printing, laminating, and coating of a variety of films and foils. We offer flexo and rotogravure printing, both narrow and wide web, with in-line lamination, cold seal, lacquer, and reverse print. We also offer PVC shrink sleeves. As a member of the Constantia Group, one of Europe’s leading producers of highGRAVURE/December 2006

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Printers: Packaging quality packaging products, we have access to an international network of resources to help you develop a quality packaging solution. We are ISO 9001:2000 certified and we deliver only the finest materials to make your products stand out. Inland Printing Co. 2009 West Avenue S. Lacrosse, WI 54601 Tel: 608-788-5800 Fax: 608-788-7367 Web: www.inlandprinting.com Labels for consumer products with an emphasis on beverage and food package labels. Expertise on production using paper, metallized paper, or off-film substrates. Can print on both cut-and-stack and roll-to-roll formats. K.B. Enterprises (Gravure Printing & Cylinder Engraving) SD 3/1, Block B, Commercial Area North Nazimabad Karachi, Pakistan Tel: 011-92-21-668 9054 Fax: 011-92-21-660 4613 E-mail: info@kbenterprises1.com Web: www.kbenterprises1.com K.B. Enterprises is the leading Rotogravure Printer in Pakistan. We produce high-quality products and believe in providing consistent quality, timely delivery, and personalized services. We have an extensive network of associates within and outside Pakistan. This enables us to meet the diverse and changing packaging requirements of our clients. We offer a wide range of Flexible Laminate – e.g., Dry and/or Web Lamination. This caters to the consumer market 88

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for liquid packaging, snack foods, confectionary, detergents, and pharmaceuticals products. KT Industries, Ltd. 530 Sheppard Street Winnipeg, Manitoba R2X 2P8 Canada Tel: 204-694-5865 M-Tech Plastics 165 Gigantic Street Northlands Business Park 29 Newmarket Road South Africa Tel: 011-2711801300 E-mail: barry@mtechplastics.com Web: www.mtechplastics.com M-Tech Plastics supply a wide range of materials and converted products for the manufacturing industries. We offer Rotogravure and Flexographic printing on all plastic materials, along with laminate constructions. We supply any form of film, paper or foil based lamination, with a wide range of coating and varnishing options as well as Gravure and Flexographically printed, in up to 10 colours, for an extremely broad range of markets. Multi-Color Corp. 425 Walnut Street Suite 1300 Cincinnati, OH 45202 Tel: 513-381-1480 Fax: 513-381-2813 E-Mail: dklotter@mcclabel.com Web: www.multicolorcorp.com Cincinnati, Ohio based MultiColor Corporation is a premier global resource of innovative decorating solutions and packaging

services to consumer product and food and beverage companies, national retailers and container manufacturers worldwide. MultiColor is one of the world’s largest producers of in-mold labels (IMLs) and heat transfer labels (HTLs), and a major manufacturer of highquality cut-and-stack and pressure sensitive labels and shrink sleeves. The Company’s Packaging Services Division, Quick Pak, is a leading provider of promotional packaging, assembly and fulfillment services. Multi-Color has nine manufacturing locations in the United States. Its products are shipped to more than 650 customers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Central and South America. Navigator Group Company for Trading Agency Irag Baghdad Alsadoon PO Box 10041 Alkarada 12921 Baghdad 101Z87 B9 IRAQ Tel: 011-96 47 910308658 Fax: 011-96 41 7185943 E-mail: khaladalwali22000@yahoo. com Nordenia USA 14591 State Highway 177 Jackson, MO 63755-8309 Tel: 573-335-4900 Fax: 573-335-6172 Web: www.nordenia.com Nordenia USA is a Flexible Packaging Company. We are a Global Company. Internally we have our own Sales, Customer Service, Human Resource, Maintenance/Engineering, R&D, QC Lab, and Manufacturing. We are ISO


Printers: Packaging Certified, AIB Certified, and operate with the principles of World Class Production/Kaizen. You can find more information on the Internet. Manufacturing Capabilities: 3 and 5 Layer Co-Extrusion Blown Film Film Types: Metallocene, LLDPE, LDPE, MDPE, HDPE Cylinder Engraving: Digital Files Roto Gravure Printing (7 colors) Substrate: PE, PET, OPP, BOPP Adhesive Lamination (Solventless) Substrate: PE, metallized

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Conversion: Slitting and Bag Making Bag Styles: Side Gusset, Wicket, Pillow, Pouch, Bottom Gusset

Pacific Bag, Inc. 153 Woodinville Redmond Road, NE Suite A Woodinville, WA 98072 Tel: 425-455-1128, 800-562-2247 Fax: 425-990-8582 E-mail: bags@pacificbags.com Web: www.pacificbag.com Pacific Bag, Inc., is a full service medium and high barrier flexible packaging material and equipment supplier. Our product line includes custom-printed

flexible packaging such as rollstock laminations, pre-made gusseted bags and stand-up pouches. We also offer one-way degassing valves for coffee packaging and an array of stock items such as foil gusseted bags, stand-up pouches, paper tin-tie bags, flat pouches, tins, and PVC bundle packaging.

Tel: 931-920-9000 Fax: 931-920-9001

Packaging Corp. of America (PCA) 9200 Old McGregor Road Waco, TX 76712 Tel: 254-776-8890 Web: www.packagingcorp.com

For the last 47 years, Printpack has been supplying High-Quality Packaging to its customers. Printpack is a family owned converter of flexible packaging with the technical expertise and capabilities to develop your most demanding applications. Printpack owns several flexographic production plants across the United States and the world. The manufacturing facility in Elgin, Illinois, is solely dedicated to rotogravure printing, value-added specialty laminations, and coatings. Printpack, Elgin, is a converter of all papers, films, and foils. Printpack, Elgin is proud of its quality associates, the award-winning work for printing excellence, and its family of World Class customers that support Printpackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success.

PCA/Waco specializes in High Impact Graphic Corrugated Packaging and Displays. Our In-house digital prepress, engraving and rotogravure press operations are the backbone of our business. With a maximum press size of a 55 inch web width and an 82 inch repeat, in-line UV coating, and roll to roll capabilities, our printing operation is a natural for those in the industry that require the most from the merchandizing of their products at retail. We also specialize in printing for the consumer bag industry providing high-end rotogravure printed rolls to the bag converter as an extension of their own operations. Our in-line coating and our ability to turn the web to print on both sides of the bag stock make it a plus for the merchandizing needs of the bag industry. Give us a call today to find out more about our capabilities. Precision Printing & Packaging 801 Alfred Thun Road Clarksville, TN 37040

Printpack, Inc. 4335 Wendell Drive Atlanta, GA 30336 Tel: 404-691-5830 E-mail: info@printpack.com Web: www.printpack.com

Seville Flexpack Corp. 9905 S. Ridgeview Drive Oak Creek, WI 53154 Tel: 414-761-2751 Fax: 414-761-3140 E-mail: jyakich@sevilleflexpack.com Web: www.sevilleflexpack.com We manufacture flexible packaging materials. These materials range from monolayer to multiple-ply laminations. We have the capability to print up to 12 colors in either rotogravure, flexographic, or a combination of GRAVURE/December 2006

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Printers: Product / Decorative rotogravure and flexographic. Trade names include Flexfilm, Econoroto, Hide-A-Winner, Fastseal, and Up-Right Flexible Pouch. Shorewood Packaging Corp. 277 Park Avenue 30th Floor New York, NY 10172-3000 Tel: 212-371-1500 Fax: 212-223-3815 Web: www.shorepak.com Shorewood Packaging, a fully owned subsidiary of International Paper Co. (NYSE:IP) is one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard packaging in the world, with 15 manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Canada, China and Korea. The Company provides gravure and offset lithography and a range of advanced finished and converting capabilities. Products include folding cartons, setup boxes, thermoforming, blister, and unite does packaging, and CD booklets and folders. In-house graphic and structural packaging design, R&D, digital prepress, and EDI are some of the value-added services offered to a diverse client base in the home entertainment, tobacco, and consumer products industries. SleeveCo, Inc. 103 Lumpkin Campground Road Dawsonville, GA 30534 Tel: 706-216-3110 Fax: 706-216-3116 Web: www.sleeveco.com SleeveCo is a privately owned and operated manufacturer that provides a complete line of labeling products,including stretch sleeve 90

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labels, full-body shrink labels, wraparound labels, tamper-evident bands, pre-forms, and multi-packs. SleeveCo also manufacturers an equipment line that consists of heat tunnels and label application equipment. SleeveCo was founded in 1987 and has grown to be one of the top suppliers of sleeve labels in the industry. We offer a direct nationwide sales force plus a representative serving Central and South America, that provides support and service for all customers, including those with multi-plant locations. All of our resources are devoted to providing the very best response, service, quality and customer service in the industry.

Printers: Product/ Decorative Armstrong World Industries 2500 Columbia Avenue Lancaster, PA 17604 Tel: 717-396-5000 Fax: 717-396-5824 Web: www.armstrong.com Global leader in the design and manufacture of floors, ceilings and cabinets. Canadian General-Tower, Ltd. 52 Middleton Street Cambridge, Ontario Canada Tel: 519-623-1630 Fax: 519-740-2977 Congoleum Corp. 3500 Quakerbridge Road P.O. Box 3127 Trenton, NJ 08619-0127 Tel: 609-584-3000 Web Site: www.congoleum.com Constant Services, Inc. 17 Commerce Road Fairfield, NJ 07004 Tel: 973-227-2990 Fax: 973-227-2705 E-Mail: cPePe@bellatt.net Vinyl print of all kinds of juvenile pool liners, wall coverings, floor tile, outdoor furnishings


Printers: Product / Decorative Hallmark Cards, Inc. Select Products Drive Leavenworth, KS 66048-5032 Tel: 913-727-6080 Fax: 913-727-2594 At our Leavenworth, Kansas location, we are internal and commercial printers of gift wrapping paper and related products. We also print food packaging materials and a variety of substrates for the flexible packaging industries. We also offer slitting and lamination services, as well as limited flexographic printing. Interprint, Inc. 125 Pecks Road Pittsfield, MA 01201 Tel: 413-443-4733 Fax: 413-443-6940 E-mail: sales@interprint.com Web: www.interprint.com Mannington Resilient Floors 75 Mannington Mills Rd Salem, NJ 08079 Tel: 856-935-3000 Web: www.mannington.com Meyercord Revenue 475 Village Drive Carol Stream, IL 60188 Tel: 800-937-3787 Fax: 630-682-6269 Web: www.meyercord.com Mundet, Inc. 823 East Main Street Suite 1210 Richmond, VA 23219 Tel: 804-644-3970 Fax: 804-644-3979 E-Mail: mintl@erols.com Web: www.mundetinternational.com

Printer of cigarette tipping and other related products for North American and International cigarette companies OMNOVA Solutions, Inc. 175 Ghent Road Fairlawn, OH 44333 Tel: 330-869-4200 Fax: 330-869-4288 E-Mail: inforequest@omnova.com Web: www.omnova.com Decorative and functional surface products include: commercial wallcoverings, coated upholstery fabrics, decorative laminates. Scientific Games International 1500 Bluegrass Lakes Parkway Alpharerra, GA30004 Tel: 770-664-3700 Fax: 770-343-8798 Web: www.scigames.com Offers a full line of lottery products, including variable imaged, scratch-off lottery, and promotional tickets. Also variable imaged, scratch-off attachcards for publication magazines. Suddekor, LLC 240 Bowles Road Agawam, MA 01001-2963 Tel: 413-821-9000

Technical Graphics, Inc. 50 Meadowbrook Drive Milford, NH 03055-4621 Tel: 603-672-1972 Fax: 603-672-6121 Web: www.tgi-tgsp.com Transprint USA 1000 Pleasant Valley Road Harrisonburg, VA 22801 Tel: 540-433-9101 Fax: 540-433-6358 E-mail: malcolm@transprintusa.com Web: www.transprintusa.com The Design & Color Company, supplying all services from inhouse separation of our own or customer-supplied designs through custom coloring presentations to print. The largest US printer of heat transfer papers for textiles in addition to industrial and commercial applications on soft and rigid vinyls. Prodigious digital print capabilities to produce sample lengths from our existing 5000+ designs or as a standalone print service. Our standard maximum print width is 63 inches, but through our patented TRANSWIDEâ&#x201E;˘ process, widths up to 126 inches are accommodated to satisfy all homefurnishing requirements.

Suddekor LLC is a rotogravure printer that supplies decorative paper to the North American laminate industries. End products include graphic decorative papers used in the manufacture of countertops, commercial and residential furniture, store fixture and laminate flooring.

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Printers: Publication Printers: Publication Callahan Publishing 17A Blair Road S089917 Singapore, Singapore Tel: 011-65-6733-5342 Fax: 011-65-6733-3586 E-mail: callahanpublishing@gmail. com Callahan Publishing has been producing magazines for the Graphic Arts industry across Asia for the past decade. We have now built the best stable of publications that will cover your marketing and product needs. Publisher of Print Pack Publish Asia, Print Pack Publish China, Asian Flexo Magazine and NewsCom Asia Pacific. DNP Corp. USA 335 Madison Avenue 3rd Floor New York, NY 10017 Tel: 212-503-1853 E-mail: hotta-t@mail.dnp.co.jp Web: www.dnp.co.jp/index_e.html Dai Nippon Printing is the world largest printing company including the publication, commercial printing, packaging, and decorative printing divisions. All the related plants are in Asia, mostly in Japan. When you have any plan to print in Asia, please contact us. Editorial Abril S.A. Av. Otaviano Alves de Lima 4400 CEP 02909-900 Sao Paulo SP 92

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Brazil Tel: 011 55 11 3990 1121 Fax: 011 55 11 3990 1953 Web: www.abril.com.br

Quad/Graphics Inc. N63 W23075 Main Street Sussex, WI 53089-2827 Tel: 414-566-6000 Fax: 414-566-4668 E-mail: qgraphics@qg.com Web: www.qg.com Quad/Graphics is continuing to lead the market, offering flexible, high-quality gravure production at the speeds and run lengths required to keep pace with the needs of today’s publishers and catalogers. Established entirely through Greenfield growth, the company’s three gravure plants in Lomira, WI; Martinsburg, W. VA and Oklahoma, OK are home to the very latest in gravure technology, from next-generation cylinder engravers to presses that are fully automated from cylinder loading and unloading through product deliver. Since entering the gravure market in 1986, Quad/Graphics has installed more than half of the industry’s new gravure capacity. Quebecor World 570 Lexington Ave. New York, NY 10022-6824 Tel: 212-754-2777 Fax: 212-583-6660 Web: www.quebecorworld.com Quebecor World Inc. is the largest commercial print media services

company in the world. The Company is an industry leader in its major product categories including magazines, inserts and circulars, books, catalogs, specialty printing and direct mail, directories, pre-media, logistics, mail list technologies, and other value-added services. More than 43,000 employees deliver value to our customers in approximately 160 printing plants in 15 countries. About 75 per cent of our business is in the United States but we also have facilities in Canada, France, the United Kingdom, Spain, Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, Finland, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, and India. The construction of a printing facility in northeastern Brazil expands Quebecor World’s Latin American printing platform. RR Donnelley 77 West Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60601 Tel: 800-742-4455 Fax: 312-326-7132 E-Mail: christine.burger.olsen@rrd. com Web: www.rrdonnelley.com R.R. Donnelley is making communications more effective by providing comprehensive and integrated communications services. Our solution strategy includes premedia, digital photography, content management, printing, Internet consulting, direct mail and logistics. We deliver effective and targeted communications in the right format to the right audience at the right time. R.R. Donnelley continues to lead the industry in gravure technology. Customers benefit from the superior quality and reduced cycle time of our gravure platform.


Education & Training Clients include publishers of weeklies, monthlies, and special-interest magazines; associations, trade, regional, and Sunday magazines; and free-standing inserts.

Education & Training

Bachelor degree in graphic arts management (4-year), seminars, workshops, and in-plant training in printing

Arkansas State University Department of Journalism and Printing P.O. Box 1930 State University, AR 72467 Tel: 870-972-3076 Fax: 870-910-8042 E-mail: jrentzel@astate.edu Web: http://come.to/ printingmanagement

Cal Poly State University Graphic Communication Department San Luis Obispo, CA 93407 Tel: 805-756-1108 Fax: 805-756-7118 E-mail: grc@calpoly.edu Web: www.grc.calpoly.edu

We prepare entry-level Bachelor of Science Printing Management majors for the gravure industry. Arizona State University 7001 East Williams Field Road Technology Center 102 Mesa, AZ 85212 Tel: 480-727-1685 Fax: 480-727-1684 E-mail: ts@asu.edu Web: www.technology.east.asu.edu/ dtm/git Bachelor and Graduate degree programs in Graphic Information Technology to include an on-line Master of Science in Technology. Faculty provides consulting services, and the university hosts workshops and industry days. ASU has been one of the GEF Resource Centers for more than 20 years. Ball State University Dept. of Industry and Technology Muncie, IN 47306 Tel: 317-285-5641 Fax: 317-285-2162

Cal Poly is the premier graphic communication university in the western United States. With 300 students, Cal Poly graduates approximately seventy students per year prepared to enter the printing, publishing, packaging, and related industries. Cal Poly also provides training, testing, consulting, product evaluations, and seminars and workshops for the industry through the Graphic Communication Institute of Cal Poly (www.grci.calpoly.edu). Contact us for additional information. California University of Pennsylvania Dept. of Industry and Technology 250 University Avenue California, PA 14519 Tel: 412-938-4085 Fax: 412-938-4572 Four-year university that offers Bachelor of Science Degrees in Graphic Communications Technology with emphasis in Offset Lithographic Printing, Printing Management, Screen Printing, and Flexographic Printing. A summer course in gravure printing is offered.

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Education & Training Central Missouri State University Dept. of Graphics G-103-B Warrensburg, MO 64093 Tel: 660-543-4727 Fax: 660-543-8031 E-Mail: MK4726@CMSU2.CMSU.edu Web: www.cmsu.edu CMSU provides comprehensive education in printing technology and management. Two degree programs are offered: Associate’s Degree in Graphic Arts Technology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Arts Technology — Management. Clemson University Department of Graphic Communications G-01 Tillman Hall Clemson, SC 29634 Tel: 864-656-3447 Fax: 864-656-4808 E-mail: sting@clemson.edu Web: www.graphics.clemson.edu Education — BS in Graphic Communications, MS in Graphic Communications, Testing and Materials Development, Training, Short Courses, Technical Symposia Fireland College — Bowling Green State University 1 University Drive Huron, OH 44839 Tel: 419-372-0711 Fax: 419-433-9696 E-mail:balee@bgsu.edu Web: www.firelands.bgsu.edu Undergraduate degree programs in Visual Communication Technology including concentrations in photography, film and video and print media. 94

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Institute of Paper Science and Technology 500 10th Street N.W. Atlanta, GA 30318 Tel: 404-894-5727 Fax: 404-894-4778 Web: www.ipst.edu Graduate Research Center and International Information provider (in printed and electronic formats). The institute is recognized as the global leader in multidisciplinary graduate education, research and information for the pulp, paper, and printing industries and is relied upon to foster the long-term prosperity and wellbeing of its supportive members and the industry at large; and it contributes to the overall social, economic, and technical well-being of the nation. Murray State University Program of Graphic Communications Management 103 C Applied Science Building Murray, KY 42071-3345 Tel: 270-809-6876 Fax: 270-809-3513 E-mail: steve.horwood@murraystate. edu We are a program for printing management education within the Department of Industrial and Engineering Technology, College of Science, Murray State University, Murray KY 42071 Pittsburg State University 1701 South Broadway Pittsburg, KS 66762-7576 Tel: 620-235-4420 Fax: 620-235-4413 E-Mail: jrodrigu@pittstate.edu Web: www.pittstate.edu/git

200-plus students pursuing degree in commercial graphics and graphic communications management. Well established program with 11 faculty and more than one million in industry donated equipment. All print processes covered. PVG’s College of Engineering & Technology c/o Shri. V.R. Joshi 53 Kasba Peth Flat No.6 Omkar Krupa Society Pune, Maharashtra, 411 011 India Tel: 011-91 020 4493597 Fax: 011-91 020 4226858 E-mail: joshiakshay@hotmail.com Educational Institute offering Gravure as a major subject with Prepress and Press operations Rochester Institute of Technology 69 Lomb Memorial Drive Rochester, NY 14623 Tel: 585-475-2728 Fax: 585-475-7029 E-Mail: Robert.chung@rit.edu Web: www.rit.edu College curriculum that lead to BS degree and MS degree. Short courses and industry seminars on color management and process control. Consulting services on repeatable and predictable color for spot color and process color printing. University of Wisconsin — Stout Graphic Communications Management Program Communication Technologies Building Menomonie, WI 54751


Education & Training Tel: 715-232-1267 Fax: 715-232-1441 E-mail: tenorioj@uwstout.edu Web: www.gcm.uwstout.edu Four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Communications Management. Well-equipped laboratories offering hands-on technical and management classes. Outstanding faculty and staff. A Gravure Resource Center. Western Michigan University Printing Pilot Plant 1446 Welborn Hall Kalamazoo, MI 49008 Tel: 269-387-2929 Fax: 269-387-2813 E-mail: john.d.meyer@wmich.edu Web: www.wmuprinting.com The Western Michigan University Printing Pilot Plant is home to the only independent gravure press in North America. Our 23â&#x20AC;? 4-color Cerutti is widely recognized for its print quality and ability to duplicate pressroom conditions. It has been a popular research tool for substrate, ink, and chemical suppliers. WMU also offers substrate and ink testing, product evaluations, industry training, and consulting service. Contact John Meyer, Printing Pilot Plant direct for more information.

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2006 GRAVURE Article Index Welcome to the first Article Index for GRAVURE Magazine. These pages have been created as a service for readers, so you can locate past articles quickly and easily. If you no longer have your past issues, or would like multiple copies of an article, call GAA — or e-mail gaa@gaa.org — and ask about reprint options.

Applications

Manufacturers,” Feb., p. 54–58.

“A Rewarding Collaboration: National Geographic Magazine’s Rewrading Relationship with Gravure at Quad/Graphics,” Aug., p. 37–38.

Gravure Association of America (GAA)

“A Gracious Flexibility,” Oct., p. 42–44.

Community

Annual Convention Highlights, Aug., p. 86–87. Catalog and Insert Council (GCIC) 2005 Conference coverage, Feb., p. 64–77.

“Community Profile: Ken Bower, Hallmark,” Aug., p. 98.

Cylinder Society 2006 Inductees, Aug., p. 80–82.

“Employees Celebrated for LongTerm Service,” Oct., p. 98.

Golden Cylinder Award 2006 winners, June, pp. 76–102.

“Making an Impression,” June, p. 38.

Gravure Persons of the Year 2006, profiles of honorees Paul Steen and John Yuko, Oct., p. 74–77.

“OMNOVA Solutions Recognizes Employee Innovations with 2005 Technology Awards,” Aug., p. 20. “Passing of an Indutry Leader: Gary Reniker,” Aug., p. 89.

Environment & Sustainability “Letter to OTC Commission: Concerns & Comments on the Ozone Transport Commission Recommending New Air Pollution Control Regulations for the Printing & Graphic Arts Industry,” June, p. 50. “Sustainable Buildings: Opportunities & Challenges for Building Product 96

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Gravure Persons of the Year 2006 luncheon coverage, Dec., p. 39. Intelligent Printing & Packaging conference coverage, Dec., p. 42. Pressoom Conference 2006 coverage, June, p. 62. Publication Paper Committee Fall Meeting coverage, Feb., p. 18–19.

Gravure Education Foundation (GEF) Annual GEF Auction, Aug., p. 70–72. Annual GEF Educator’s Breakfast, Aug., 78–79. “Dalim Donates Full Suite of Automation Solutions to RIT,” Oct., p. 70. “GMG Donates Color Management Systems to RIT Research Lab,” Dec., p. 40. Gravure Day at Arizona State University, Aug., p. 72. Gravure Day at Cal Poly, Feb., p.34–35. Gravure Day at Murray State, Feb., p. 28–29. Gravure Day at Rochester Institute of Technology, June, p. 22. Gravure Day at University of Wisconsin — Stout, Feb., p. 36–39. Gravure Day at Western Michigan Univeristy, Feb., p. 30–32 “RIT Gravure Process Class Visits RR Donnelley & Armstrong in Lancaster,” Aug., p. 76–77. Scholarship winner profiles, Feb., p. 24; Dec., p. 35–36. “Sonoco Donates $2.5 Million to


2006 GRAVURE Article Index Clemson University for New Packaging Institute,” Oct., p. 69.

Intelligent Printing & Packaging

Gravure Technical Manual Excerpts

“A Bright Future for the Growth of Gravure: Printed Electronics,” April p., 46–51.

“The Doctor Blade Assembly as a Gravure Subsystem,” Feb., p. 14–16.

Inks, Coatings, & Pigments “Modifications of REACH Have Ink Makers Breathing Sigh of Relief,” June, p. 40. “Quick Silver: Conductive ink advances have enabled gravure printers to catch the printed electronics wave,” Oct., p. 31–34.

Innovations / Handyman / Tech Tips “Air Bars: A Last-Ditch Effort,” Oct., p. 16.

“A Presription for World-Changing Innovation,” Aug., p. 24–26. “Gravure & Its Role in Printed Electronics,” June, p. 34. “The Opportunities for Printed Electronics,” Aug., p. 30–34. “Quick Silver: Conductive ink advances have enabled gravure printers to catch the printed electronics wave,” Oct., p. 31–34. “Why Wal-Mart Needs the Printed Electronics Industry,” Oct., p. 22–26.

Premedia

“Calculating Engraved Volume,” Dec., p.12.

“Digital Proofing of Gravure SpotColor Printing,” June, p. 24.

“The Forgotten Ones,” April, p. 16–17.

“Premedia Trends: Automated Production Management Systems,” Dec., p. 22–24.

“How to Troubleshoot Ink Problems,” Oct. 15–17. “Impression Roller Build-Up,” Oct., p. 17. “Improving Ribbon Lineup in Printed Sections,” Aug., p. 16–18. “Innovative Technology Improves the Value of Publication Gravure Catalogues by Eliminating Electrostatic Problems,” April, p.38–43.

Pressroom “DisCoP: The Future of Copper Plating,” Feb., p. 48–51. “The Doctor Blade Assembly as a Gravure Subsystem,” Feb., p. 14–16.

Packaging

“Mean, Lean, Clean, & Green,” June, p. 14.

“A Presription for World-Changing Innovation,” Aug., p. 24–26.

“More Ink Troubleshooting,” Dec., p. 12–13.

“Achieving Repeatable Color in Packaging Printing,” June, p. 44.

Products / Decoratives “Sustainable Buildings: Opportunities & Challenges for Building Product Manufacturers,” Feb., p. 54–58.

Publications / Catalogs / Inserts “A Rewarding Collaboration: National Geographic Magazine’s Rewrading Relationship with Gravure at Quad/Graphics,” Aug., p. 37–38. “A Gracious Flexibility,” Oct., p. 42–44.

Research “Achieving Repeatable Color in Packaging Printing,” June, p. 44. “Comparison of Models for Gravure Ink Mileage Curves,” Aug., p. 47–50. “Exploring the Relationship Between Density & Dot Area,” April, p. 32–37. “Gravure & Its Role in Printed Electronics,” June, p. 34. “The Journey of a Test Form from Engraving to Proofing,” Feb., p. 42–47. “Plasma Substrate Treatment,” June, p. 30. “Predictable Color Methodology,” Oct. p. 46–51. “Rheology Modifiers in Water-Based Rotogravure Inks,” Aug., p. 40–45.

Safety “Forgotten Ladder Safety,” Feb., p. 12.

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2006 GRAVURE Article Index “Forklift Evaluations: More than Written Tests?” April, p. 12. “OSHA 3000A Summary of WorkRelated Injuries & Illness: The 5 Steps for Completion,” April, p. 12. “Printers Team with OSHA for Safety,” June, p. 54.

Savvy / Business “Are Gravure Cylinders Really that Expensive? A Benchmarking Study,” Aug., p. 56–65. “Customers as Partners? Patricia Seybold’s new book Outside Innovation taps your larges innovation resource,” Dec., p. 29. Economic forecast for slower growth, from The Conference Board, Aug., p. 68–69. “Hispanic Worker Outreach: OSHA Can Help!” April, p. 44–45. “It’s All About the Risk,” Oct., p. 60–62. “Podcast Primer: Are you ready for the new white paper?” Oct., p. 58. “Protecting Your Good Accounts from the Competition,” Dec., p. 30–32. “The Right Stuff: Building Your Perfect Team,” Feb. p. 20–21. “Smart Phones: Are new phone/PDA hybrids right for your business?” Oct., p. 55–58. “Stop Taking Your Customers to Lunch: Seven Ways to Differentiate Yourself from Your Competition,” April, p. 28–29. “Thinking About Sales: The Power is in the Process,” April, p. 18–20. “www.iSixSigma.com: An Internet 98

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Gateway to All Things Six Sigma,” Aug., p. 55.

Trends “A Bright Future for the Growth of Gravure: Printed Electronics,” April p., 46–51. “A Presription for World-Changing Innovation,” Aug., p. 24–26. “DisCoP: The Future of Copper Plating,” Feb., p. 48–51. “Gravure & Its Role in Printed Electronics,” June, p. 34. “Gravure Looks Ahead with Confidence: Opportunities through innovation and consolidation,” report from the ERA, Dec., p. 17, 24. “Hustle and Flow: Prinoivs Liverpool opens with a streamlined, automated gravure workflow,” Dec., p. 18–20.. “The Opportunities for Printed Electronics,” Aug., p. 30–34. “Quick Silver: Conductive ink advances have enabled gravure printers to catch the printed electronics wave,” Oct., p. 31–34. “Why Wal-Mart Needs the Printed Electronics Industry,” Oct., p. 22–26.

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