Each reader received a unique cover on their copy Labels & Labeling issue 1, 2015

The copy of Labels & Labeling you hold in your hands is unique.

In fact it is one of 16,000 unique designs printed digitally on a B2 format HP Indigo 10000 press by London-based Precision Press.

The stock is a 170gsm satimat Silk with a matte lamination on one side – which did...

The ATC was the first since the introduction of inkanto last year

Thermal transfer specialist Armor hosted its 40th Technical Club in June, inviting distributors and clients from around the world for a two-day gathering in La Baule, a well-known French seaside resort located a 75-minute drive from the company’s headquarters and factory in Nantes.

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Grafotronic’s Mattias Malmqvist, Håkan Sundqvist and Tomasz Skrobik open the company’s latest factory extension in Poland

At a recent meeting at its facility just outside Warsaw, Poland, Grafotronic gathered its agents from around the world to present the company’s latest developments.

Chief among these was a new extension of the factory where the meeting was being held. This has added 870sqm, taking the...

Sheet-fed labels coming off a Presstek 34DI Eco-UV press

Looked at from a labels perspective, the acquisition of Presstek by Mark Andy in December might have seemed an unusual fit. After all, Presstek is active in the small format commercial offset market with its direct imaging presses and not in the labels space.

But the acquisition makes...

‘The key to staying competitive in today’s crowded, accelerating label and print industry is to perform with the smooth coordination of a Formula 1 pit crew,’ says Paul Larkin, operations director at Hamilton.

An F1 team’s pit stops are an integral part of any race strategy, with the crew...

Armor’s Canada expansion also eliminates cross border delays, duties, tariffs and currency risk, as well providing an in-house manufactured complete range of thermal transfer ribbon

Worldwide thermal transfer ribbon manufacturer Armor has expanded into Canada, bringing customers in the region service and support.

Armor’s Canada expansion also eliminates cross border delays, duties, tariffs and currency risk, as well providing an in-house manufactured complete range...

Darren Milligan, senior marketing director, Label and Graphic Materials Group, South Asia Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa at Avery Dennison

In an effort to address one of the major concerns faced by the label industry worldwide, Avery Dennison has initiated glassine liner waste recycling programs in Australia, India and Thailand. This is an extension to its existing liner recycling programs in other parts of the world including...

Propafilm RCU from Innovia Films provides proven protection from mineral oils for up to 1.5 years

Packaging films are on a path of constant research and development (R&D) to enhance their key characteristics and improve suitability for use in a variety of applications. As such films take on the mantle of primary packaging, this ranges from their strength and preventing migration, to...

Barrier properties are needed for oxygen and water, although in the case of fresh vegetables, which respire, there is a need to consider OTR

Fresh food is a booming segment as consumers seek healthy, convenient options for meals at all times of the day. Fresh fish, raw and cooked meat, cheeses, salads, fresh-cut sandwiches and more are all on offer. More can be found down pet food aisles, such is the growing appetite for these...

If packaging can produce a smile, it has already achieved much more than expected

‘You can call them what you like, the only important thing is the emotion which they generate in the consumer.’ At the end of a conference, one of the delegates incisively summarized his opinion about the different design strategies that had been presented.

We can spend many hours...

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