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...

TLMI hosted Ecovillage at Labelexpo Americas 2012

This year’s Labelexpo Americas will see the return of the Ecovillage, a feature area dedicated to learning the best environmental practices in the label and packaging industry. Within the TLMI-sponsored Ecovillage, there will be a session each day highlighting key aspects of sustainable label...

UK confectionery brand Maynards launched an AR campaign on its Discovery Patch product packaging to add an ‘immersive discovery and learning experience’

Augmented reality (AR) continues to push forward into the consumer environment, with a number of brands and products now carrying the technology as part of their multi-channel marketing mix to engage and delight consumers.

A recent survey among end users carried out by Cal Poly State...

Chris Hook, the author of the article, as photographed in Labels & Labeling issue 4, 1998

‘Smartness’ comes from the inclusion of a semiconductor-based, data carrying inlay, laminated into the material of a label during manufacture giving a label features such as non-contact, non-line-of-sight reading and programming, dynamic data storage, and the ability to communicate information...

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