José Luis Bezaury Creel has been in charge of LitoPlas for more than 25 years

Label Pack pleasantly surprised me with this recognition. At the moment I received the award, I thought that this prize does not belong to me alone, but to all my staff and to the company that I am fortunate to direct. It is also the result of the principles that govern the group to which I...

One comparison shared in the TLMI webinar evaluated two distinct How2Recycle labels provided to two different brands (Clorox vs International Delight) using full-body sleeve labels

In 1998, Europe opened discussions about using Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) as an approach to evaluating packaging and its impact on the environment. LCA is the comprehensive method for assessing a range of environmental impacts across the full life-cycle of a product system, from raw material...

Labelexpo Americas 2018 takes place 29 years after the show was first staged

It seems hard to believe that this year sees the 16th Labelexpo Americas being held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Chicago. This is some 29 years after the very first Labelexpo event held there, which at that time barely filled just one of the five exhibition halls now used to...

If you haven’t already engaged in M&A, your window of opportunity may be closing

Over the past five years, we’ve seen one of the most lucrative M&A markets ever. Buyers have extended attractive terms and multiples. And sellers have been able to capitalize on their years of hard work. More important, the steady stream of transactions has created an essentially new market...

What is the real meaning of ‘Going Green’?

More label buyers are asking printers how ‘green’ they are. Brands want to know what their suppliers are doing to support a ‘greener’ environment and what they can offer their demanding, ever-growing ‘green’ consumer population. So what is the meaning of green? A March 15, 2007, Wall Street...

A decade after publishing Green 101 in Labels & Labeling issue 2, 2007, Danielle Jerschefske summarized some of the latest developments* in the industry’s Going Green momentum

The label and package printing industry is fully aware of what it means to be more sustainable in manufacturing products for end users and consumers – reducing, reusing and recycling wherever possible while communicating such actions to the value chain. An environmental management system (EMS)...

The cover of issue 4 combines with the inside page to create an outdoors/indoors 1920s Chicago speakeasy theme with foiling and embossing effects

The result is surely our most impressive front cover ever, combining with the inside page to create an outdoors/indoors 1920s Chicago speakeasy theme with foiling and embossing effects. Many people joined...

Regular L&L printer Bishops printed the magazine cover, while UK-based Duraseal, a print finishing specialist, took care of the foiling

The front and inside cover of L&L issue 4 – a 1920s Chicago speakeasy theme with resplendent foil and embossing effects – was the result of months of planning and collaboration between various industry parties.

Kurz, who sponsored the project, has supplied foils for previous L&L...

Mikaela Harding, product manager at Pulse Roll Label Products, completed her studies five years ago and has quickly become immersed in the world of print and ink

Like many others I am sure, my entry into the printing ink industry was somewhat accidental. When searching for entry-level laboratory positions, I came across a temporary role to build the PantoneLive color libraries. I have always been passionate about color, and interior design, so the idea...

This issue features Pentawards 2017 winners.

In the above image carousel are highlights from issue 4, 2018’s Label & Packaging Showcase. Curated by Yolanda Wang.

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