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...

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...

An MPS EF 430 will be producing shrink sleeves in the Automation Arena at Labelexpo Americas 2018

Automation Arena debuted at Labelexpo Europe 2017, but this year will mark its first appearance at a trade show in the Americas. More importantly, automated shrink sleeve production will be shown for the first time at a trade show anywhere in the world.

This will see slit rolls of flexo-...

Mike Fairley is a passionate and qualified sailor, and spent some 20 years running his own sailing association

There are very few readers however, that know his extensive knowledge and expertise related to printing, paper, packaging and labels had its beginnings some 10 years before the magazine was launched in 1979. Indeed, for much of that time he was regarded as one of the world’s leading...

The new management software module, GSE Article management, features two control elements to enable the operator to achieve repeatable quality and accurate cost estimates when printing a design, or ‘article

GSE Ink manager software enables converters to minimize ink-related waste, providing improved ink yields, enhanced reporting and business planning and reduced set-up times. The new accompanying management software module, GSE Article management, features two control elements to enable the...

As part of Esko, Blue Software joins the Danaher Product Identification platform of companies, which also includes Pantone, MediaBeacon, X-Rite, AVT, Videojet, FOBA, Linx and Laetus

Combining Blue Software’s label and artwork management software with the Esko Platform for Brands deepens Esko’s investment in the industries where product packaging is critically important. Leveraging the talent and technology in both organizations enables the two companies to deliver advanced...

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...
Stuart Baylis (left), head of production at Polyflex, and Gary Martin (right), systems and workflow specialist; in the centre is Digital Distributors’ Danni Pearce

This has seen GMG software, such as DotProof and OpenColor, implemented at Polyflex by Digital Distributors. Polyflex has its headquarters in Durban and regional offices in the Western Cape and Gauteng, plus a presence in five African countries, including Mauritius.

In an industry where...

The introduction of this software has taken color management at the company to another level

According to ColorGen South Africa sales director Quinten Rodway, the introduction of this software has taken color management at the company to another level, as its customers can now install the PrinterPro version of IFS on their internal systems or in-house ink stores, and can match color in...

Dario De Meo, area sales manager, Bobst Firenze, addressing the audience at the roadshow in Mexico

The roadshow at the Intercontinental Presidente (Polanco) hotel in Mexico City put forward how the simplicity of digital printing can be applied to flexo labels and packaging. Eric Pavone, business development director of Bobst’s web-fed business unit, said: ‘The Revo project team aims to...

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