Onsite at Desmedt’s plant in Belgium are Bernd Schopferer of Martin Automatic (left) with Timo Donati of Mark Andy (right) and Henri Köhler of Desmedt

The project began back in 2016 with a major growth in label sales by Desmedt that highlighted a shortfall in production capacity on the company’s existing flexo and digital presses. According to general manager Henri Köhler: ‘We intended to buy one new 8-color UV flexo press and visited all of...

Jim Ji, 36-year-old owner of Guangzhou Guangcai Label

By chance, his first job after graduation was servicing barcode printers. ‘I was fortunate to witness the golden age of barcode label printing in China from 2002 to 2004. I started to have a preliminary understanding of the label industry and decided to start my own business.’ Jim Ji explains...

Private label (PL) brands are manufactured under a retailer’s own name. In contrast to heavily marketed ‘name’ – regional, national and international – brands, they are not supported by advertising or marketing, enabling retailers to gain a higher profit margin and attract consumers with lower...

Delegates at the forum in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Labelexpo India, the largest label and package printing event in South Asia, will run on November 22-25. With 250 industry-leading exhibitors, the show offers highly valuable networking opportunities for visitors and exhibitors alike, bringing together the entire supply chain with machinery,...

It is hard to define the moment when an over-hyped ‘revolutionary’ technology becomes a realistic proposition, but it seems to have arrived with Indigo’s web-fed Omnius One-Shot Colour System. It augments the sheet-fed E-Print 1000 launched in 1993. Since then a few other short-run digital...

In this article from 2010*, Andy Thomas looked at how RFID technology had fared and what opportunities were opening up for converters

Most label converters have passed over the opportunity to move into RFID production because they cannot see a way of making profits from what is, on its own, a low value commodity item. Most of the big projects in the RFID sector have involved RFID inlay manufacturers making deals directly with...

With the industry preparing to head to Rosemont, Illinois for the key event of the year, we provide a rundown of the companies and technologies you'll see when walking the halls of Labelexpo Americas 2018

With the industry preparing to head to Rosemont, Illinois for the key event of the year, we provide a rundown of the companies and technologies you'll see when walking the halls of Labelexpo Americas 2018.

As well as an extensive exhibitor list covering all steps along the label and...

Microengraving is another important offering in Albertin’s arsenal

Since 1971, Italian company Albertin has been making stamping tools and plates, utilizing advanced techniques, as a result of continuous investment in machinery, software and workflow optimization.

The company’s mission, summed up by the slogan ‘Leave your mark’, is to offer customers new...

Verico Technology CEO Yuval Dubois

In mid-2017, Yuval Dubois took over as Presstek CEO with a plan to focus on two main divisions: Zahara waterless and manufacturing. Restructuring was needed to allow the company to focus on growing its profitable business areas. The plan was to sell part of the business, with Mark Andy emerging...

Creation operates an array of equipment to produce flexo plates

UK-based Creation Reprographics is investing in the latest systems and technology to deliver consistent, high quality performance for its clients through packaging artwork, reprographics and plate production.

The company was founded in 2004 by Matt Francklow, who after more than a decade...

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