Mike Fairley used this article in the magazine’s 10th anniversary edition to prophesize some of the changes and developments expected over the next 10 years

It hardly seems like 10 years* since the very first issue of Labels & Labelling** was published. Yet so much has changed in that time – in label materials, in label production technology, in labels themselves, and in the label user marketplace.

Plastic labelstocks were...

Metallized flexo printed labels by Sidlaw Packaging UK, as photographed in Labels & Labeling issue 4, 1998

The next time that you pay a visit to a supermarket or department store, take a look at the graphics and packaging being used to display manufacturers’ products. The quality of both design and reproduction is superb, but what is more the majority of it is now printed flexo. Tracing the history...

Following the strategy adopted by the management team, the company is forecasting organic growth in the areas where it is present, including narrow web printing with the HA650 for UV flexo inks

The group, founded in 1987 by Giuliano Cigna, Carlo Musso and Luciano Longobardi, employs more than 90 people. Over 30 years of activity, the group has strengthened its presence on international markets creating branches worldwide, from Europe and the Americas, to Asia and Australia.

KRCV...

Color-Logic test sheet by Adcraft Labels

Color-Logic director of sales and marketing Mark Geeves said: ‘The certification test forms supplied by Adcraft and printed on its Mark Andy P7 hybrid press had a dramatic metallic color range and correctly demonstrated all Color-Logic decorative effects. The combination of white ink on metallic...

INX completed the move of all digital inkjet ink product lines from the Dixon, California, plant to Lebanon in December 2017. Equipment and several key employees were part of the transition. The facility is on goal to manufacture 1.6 million pounds of digital ink this year and is projected to...

Together with Michelman products, the Kroenert LabCo can be used for coating tests and product developments

The LabCo coating system is designed as a two head coating line that can be used for different coating and laminating applications with convection drying and UV curing. The modular design of the system allows flexible handling. In addition to gravure and smooth roller applications for direct and...

The inauguration of this new plant marked an important milestone for ICP Industrial, as it is ICP’s first production plant outside of the US

The new production plant of ICP Industrial Mexico consists of 42,000 sq ft and an R&D laboratory. It produces water- and UV-based coatings, and will supply Mexico and Latin America.

The design of the building incorporates characteristics that aim to reduce the consumption of energy...

Chris Edwards has joined Heidelberg UK from De La Rue where he was an intaglio currency printer

He joins Heidelberg UK from De La Rue where he was an intaglio currency printer but he has also worked in other companies, has printed newspapers, books, navigational charts and cartons, and even sold consumables for Pershke Price Service/Man Roland in the past.

Phil Buttress, northern...

This issue* of Labels & Labelling** completes ten years of publishing the magazine, initially just in the UK but in recent years to readers in some 55 countries worldwide.
 
Such has been the growth in the label market – especially the pressure-sensitive sector...
Such developments have been made as the company seeks to boost its presence in the flexible packaging market in Latin America

The new line of PU-based lamination inks offered by Toyo Ink Brasil includes the general-purpose Liotech solvent-based flexo and gravure systems. For general up to high-end retort applications that require excellent content resistance, the company has available the Liovalue solvent-based gravure...

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