A Catholic priest blessed a new Mark Andy press installed at Etipress

Etipress opened its Guadalajara label business in 2006 with Juan Carlos Arroyave and Kenjiro Kobayashi. Arroyave’s father spent four decades in the label industry, so Arroyave knew what he was getting into. 

Arroyave and Kobayashi admit that Etipress initially struggled. The co-owners...

The team at South African shrink sleeve specialist Packology

In his view, self-adhesive label manufacturers can generally place the onus on their customers to know what they want and what will work, but shrink sleeve customers expect suppliers to lead, advise and specify sleeves that are guaranteed to work in a particular environment. 

‘As a result...

James Quirk, Labels & Labeling, Piyapong Wongvorakul, Trisan Printing, Thailand, Peter Woods, QLM Label Makers, Malaysia, Brenton Barrett, Multi-Color Corporation, Asia-Pacific, Adrian Pratiwiharja, PT Interflex Sejahtera Perdana, Indonesia

The participants represented a great mix of local converters, converting groups and global players. They were Piyapong Wongvorakul, Trisan Printing, Thailand: originally a letterpress label converter, the company has diversified into cartons and adopted flexography and sheet-fed; Adrian...

Kurt D. Hudson, head of key account management at Actega North America

Label printing and converting has evolved over the years, employing water-based, UV and solvent technologies that work together to create a whole greater than the sum of the parts. These familiar technologies have produced structures that have passed the test of time; these structures are part...

AB Graphic Digicon Series 3 with full automation options

As digital presses have got faster and wider, however, there has been an increasing trend to place these same finishing systems in-line with the press in a configuration more like a traditional narrow web workflow. Our latest figures show roughly one quarter of all installations are of this kind...

Xeikon introduced the Panther press series in spring 2017 with the PX3000

These developments have established Xeikon as a major player in the UV inkjet label printing market, adding Jetrion’s 230-strong install base to its customer list, in addition to the 10 Panther models now sold. Adding dry toner machines, Xeikon now has a total install base of over 700 label...

Ramon Fernandez, owner of ProLabel in Miami, Florida, stands by the Xeikon 3030 press that jumpstarted his foray into digital printing

It should be noted that the greater majority of label printers still view digital presses as complements to existing conventional technology. Experts estimate that 90 percent of North American label jobs are printed today on conventional presses. 

But Fernandez, an American of Cuban...

St-Luc Labels & Packaging Group is a family-run business led by the Dhondt family - Niko, Jerome and Fanny

The progenitor of the group, St-Luc Labels & Packaging, has been added to with the addition of France-based folding carton specialist Microbox and Altrif Label in the Netherlands. The group is now able to offer labels, shrink sleeves, flexible packaging and folding cartons printed...

Hammer Packaging claims the top prize in ‘Food and Beverage’ category

Among the many HP Indigo machines on display, the HP Indigo 20000 – used to digitally print flexible packaging – drew much attention from label converters. 

This theme was also evident during the three-day event’s conference sessions, many of which were aimed directly at label printers...

 HP Indigo 6900 press with Pack Ready for Labels

‘With the expansion of on-line purchasing, international distribution models and an increasingly savvy counterfeit industry, there are limited ways to affordably police your brand at all levels and in all places,’ says eAgile president Peter Phaneuf. ‘By providing an effective authentication...

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