Blue Label Digital Printing invested in an HP Indigo 8000 digital press at Labelexpo Europe 2017

The fourth-generation Ohio printer was launched in 1957, producing envelopes for church offerings, a business that still continues today as One Write Company and is ran by Boyd’s father, Norm Boyd. 

As with many printing companies, One Write began looking to diversify and in 2003 started...

More than 30 manufacturers supported the event with table-top displays

The program kicked off with a presentation by Nick Gilmore, CEO of IC3D Creative Edge Software, who illustrated how innovative technology was coming to the aid of the packaging industry. He traced the history of three-dimensional vision back 500 million years and highlighted its importance today...

Mega Source’s factory in Bangkok

Spread across an area of 188,000 sq ft, the Bangkok plant houses one coating machine and a slitter alongside other converting facilities. With space to install more machinery, the plant has the total capacity to produce 2,000 to 2,500 tons of coated material a month. The factory caters to label...

The Marks Emballage and Gallus teams sign a deal for two Labelmaster presses

The Gallus presses are 8-color and 10-color; the Pantec and Prati machines have been customized, enabling the company to bring to market unique products at high production efficiency. ‘The Gallus Labelmaster, with its short set-up times and high level of automation, offers the finest print...

Labelcraft has installed a Trojan T4 all-in-one digital color label press with integrated finishing station

T4 is an all-in-one digital color label press with integrated finishing station that can print, laminate, cut and die-cut 4-color labels. The print engine can achieve a 1600 x 1600dpi resolution at a maximum speed of 60ft/min. A new formulation is claimed to reduce ink consumption by 50-70...

CS Labels managing director Simon Smith (left)and Adam James, the digital printer’s operations director (right)

The new 20,000 sq ft factory doubles the Xeikon press user’s available manufacturing space and will enable it to improve productivity, both through equipment utilization and workforce output. Five Xeikon presses – four CX3 engines and a CX500 – have been orientated with the unwind units facing...

Ryutaro Kotaki, president and CEO of Auto-ID specialist Sato

Labels & Labeling (L&L): Please introduce Sato, its history and its products. 
Ryutaro Kotaki (RK): Sato provides on-site solutions for customers by attaching identifiers to items and people to ensure accuracy and sustainability, save labor and...

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...

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