Developing a system that could successfully process the unique competition number on each bottle via the Facebook Messenger page was key for the promotion’s success

From August to October 2017, Durban-based Uniprint and sister companies in the Hirt & Carter Group created ground-breaking interactive labels – linking printed packaging with a mobile digital device platform – for the 2017/18 ‘Thirsti 4 Summer’ sales campaign.

A scannable label...

In a sharp change in direction, Gallus has launched an entry-level single pass digital press based on Memjet technology

Gallus has launched a Memjet-powered entry-level inkjet press targeted at commercial printers looking to diversify into labels, brand owners looking for an in-house on-demand label print facility, and label converters looking to enter the digital market or complement production-scale digital...

Crit Driessen, vice president and head of digital packaging, production printing products (PPP) at Océ Printing Systems, at the launch of the LabelStream 4000 Series

Canon has entered the inkjet label printing market with the introduction of the Océ LabelStream 4000 Series. Despite being new to the label market, Canon is far from new to digital printing. Almost half of its business is related to print. Its production printing portfolio covers wide format,...

The Story Time campaign featured the most beloved children books in Israel

A recent Nestlé Ice Cream campaign, ‘Story Time’, saw popsicles brought to market in packaging using stories from the most famous and beloved Israeli children books.

The campaign focused on five stories, with four variations for each story produced to target different family members: Mum...

The Dantex DigiWash System has a dual-action wash for ‘superior cleaning results’ and automatic brush height adjustment for different thicknesses

Dantex demonstrated the first water-wash flexo plate at drupa at the turn of the millennium. Although the plate took more than two hours to prepare, ‘the race was on’ according to Simon Cosh, the company’s business development manager. ‘The objective was to produce a plate with low carbon...

Great care is taken with the packaging of meat, meat by-products and packaged fish – items that have a short shelf life and command premium prices. Various processes and technologies are employed along the way in order to move products as quickly and safely as possible from the distribution and...

Chinese converter Hush Label has remained agile and innovative during eight years of rapid growth

Established in 2010, Guangzhou Hush Label Printing is located in Yunpu industrial park, Luogang District, Guangzhou, in a 2,000sqm factory which hosts 40 employees. In 2017, its turnover exceeded 30 million RMB (US$4.5m) with 20-30 percent taken by overseas business.

‘Our major business...

Trisan Printing managing director Piyapong Wongvorakul with the company's new Nilpeter press

Bangkok, Thailand-based Trisan Printing is targeting a turnover of US$9 million after completing an expansion at its facility with a new Nilpeter flexo press in October 2017.

Managing director Piyapong Wongvorakul says: ‘We grew at 12 percent in 2017-18 fiscal. However, prior to that we...

Julie Rodgers Vargas of Avery Dennison and Iban Cid (pictured) of Germark discussed smart technologies, the benefits of intelligent labels for brands and consumers, augmented reality and brand interaction

Label Summit Latin America 2018 welcomed 964 label and package printing industry professionals to Guadalajara, Mexico, for a two-day event and table-top exhibition.

Visitors came from 12 Latin American countries and territories: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador,...

The post-merger global integration process started at the beginning of July and will last for six months

Leading Italian package printing group Nuceria has joined forces with All4Labels to boost the group’s global reach. Through the merger with Nuceria, the All4Labels Group will reach a total turnover exceeding 500 million euros with 29 production facilities across the globe.

The Nuceria...

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