Flexo Wash launched a new system

Color-Dec introduced Finedome for producing elegant metallic looking labels. No tooling, chemicals, PVCs or electro-forming are required. 

Dover Flexo Electronics launched SteadyWeb6, a closed-loop automatic tension controller with a back-lit, color,...

South Africa is home to one of the world’s most advanced label converting industries

A recent PriceWaterhouseCoopers report, ‘Beyond the BRICs: A broader look at emerging market growth prospects’, takes a look beyond the ‘E7’ emerging economies. ‘The general message is that investors with long-term horizons should look beyond the BRIC’s.’ South Africa is clearly on that horizon...

GM launched the fourth generation of its DC330Mini

From ETI’s upgraded Cohesio line, the SEI Laser Labelmaster and DPR’s new desktop Virgo digital label finishing systems, to Fix-a-Form’s AF500 next-generation leaflet label machine, such systems are designed to offer the latest...

RotoMetrics won the Label Industry Global Award for Innovation

Kocher+Beck launched the TecScreen Processing Unit, a compact and economical wash device for fully automated washing and drying process of all nickel based screen-printing plates. The company also offered a full range of screen fabrics, flexible dies including laser long life...

Wikoff Color’s new Photoflex LED inks were running on a 6-color Etirama Fit flexo press

Initiatives such as the UVFoodSafe industry group are doing their bit to facilitate this, while ink and curing specialists continue to enhance their UV offering with new technologies to provide a wider scope of application and increase adoption.

These could be seen first-hand at Labelexpo...

In this article from 2011, Kevin Liu examines the current state of the package printing market in China

In recent years, China has witnessed rapid development of its package printing industry, resulting in accomplishments that have astonished the world. According to the China Packaging Federation statistics, the total value output of the Chinese packaging industry has now exceeded 1.2 trillion RMB...

Converting from digital to conventional

This year has seen Finat report, for the first time, digital installations surpass conventional press sales in Europe, while a number of installation...

Materials suppliers are taking notice of key trends in the label industry

Flexible packaging
Flexible packaging is widely regarded as the fastest-growing printed packaging segment. As shorter runs are disrupting that market and more food companies turning to flexible packaging, many label companies are seeing this as a natural transition. This...

Kodak previewed new water-wash NX plate technology

FujiFilm launched its Flenex FW-L2 platemaking technology with the C-Touch 2530 water-wash plate processor. These latest Flenex plates can image up to 200 line screens and hold 1 percent flat top dots, along with improved durability. 

Kodak demonstrated...

Danaher Group companies AVT, Esko and X-Rite exhibited together

As part of the Danaher Product Identification (PID) Platform, AVT – along with sister companies X-Rite and Esko – introduced several joint systems that streamline the workflow process, from brand owners to printers and back to brand owners. The...

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