Whether printing on labels, film and carton or corrugated, the demands on flexo printers to achieve the closest possible color match by their customers to the approved proof is ever increasing.

The higher demand for color accuracy the more effort the printer must make to achieve that...

What has changed is the format. Whereas two years ago most ‘production’ presses in our buyer’s guide were stand-alone digital with off-line finishing, today there is a wider range of hybrid presses combining flexographic print and converting units in-line with full color inkjet. And many of...

If you’re adding digital alongside your conventional presses you need to know how to drive it, but also to understand what the impact on your workflow and operator responsibilities will be. For your conventional press, your pre-press department takes your customers’ digital files (usually PDF)...

Any operations that involve the handling, setting-up, cleaning, inspection or storage of cutting, embossing, foiling, sheeting or perforating tools – even cylinders, anvils and support rollers – has the potential to either damage the tooling or cause a safety or health risk to the workforce....

In the latest installment of this regular feature, L&L showcases standout examples from the world of label and package printing. This issue, featured examples include 2016 In-Mold

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What eventually grew to be Melissa Grant’s 17-year love story with print, didn’t initially start out that way. To hear Grant explain how she got started in the label industry, she says frankly: ‘I needed a job.’

She started in the rewind department at a small label company in Ontario...

Expanded content labels (ECL) are a multi-paneled labeling option designed to display extensive amounts of information. ECLs can convey an abundance of information – ingredients, regulations, pictograms, languages and more.

There are multiple types of ECLs and can range from a couple of...

Few will have failed to see that UV LED curing is being heralded as an alternative to mercury curing.

But first let’s looks at the UV LED process. It occurs in the same way as a standard mercury lamp. The ink, coating or adhesive when exposed to the UV lamp undergoes a polymerization...

Amar Chhajed of Huhtamaki PPL-Webtech labels said, at that time, that digital printing in labels will become evident in 2-3 years and as we enter the third year since then some big investments are being made in digital printing in labels. Digital printing in labels has been registering...

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is being driven by extreme automation and new forms of machine intelligence, and to stay ahead of the curve and turn opportunities into real business, flexographers must consider investment in more automated flexographic plate manufacturing technology that is...

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