‘FLEXcon views sustainability not as a program, but as a way of doing business - it's engrained in our culture. The responsibility that we all have as part of the supply chain is to support moving in a direction that has less impact on the environment wherever possible and this means that...

Most successful people in life have yearnings of pursuing their passions that are completely unconnected to their successful careers. Silently they nurture the hope and wish that one day they can retire and indulge in what they wish to do in time which becomes their own. However the mad rush for...

When you look deeply into the technology behind any industry you find a lot of practical issues that seem to get in the way of ‘the perfect job’. With the label industry there’s a particularly big one that, surprisingly, most people don’t know much about, yet it not only affects print quality,...

In the back room of Minneapolis-based AWT, four students – all in their early-to-mid 20s and conscious of the journalist watching over them and taking their picture – are working a label job. They’re taking turns changing the anilox rolls on a Mark Andy 2200 press under the watchful eye of Shawn...

His company, among the very biggest label converters in the region, is a pioneer of Latin America’s promotional label market and has produced its own self-adhesive materials since 1991. President of AGM since 1976, Leiro has led Argentine graphic arts training institution Fundación Gutenberg...

In the above image carousel are highlights from issue 1, 2017's Label & Packaging Showcase. Curated by James Quirk.

See the full showcase here.

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The last two years set records in mergers and acquisitions. In labels and packaging, thousands of lucrative deals were made – underscoring investors’ continued interest (and premium offers) in our space. With 2017 shaping up in much the same way, label and packaging entrepreneurs need to stay on...

‘When in mid-December last year, we looked at our raw material forecasts for 2017, we anticipated relatively small upward cost pressures,’ explains Jan Paul van der Velde, senior vice president, procurement, IT and regulatory at Flint Group. ‘Now we look at a completely different picture. Since...

When this writer joined the label and package printing group of Tarsus, the parent company of Labels & Labeling and Labelexpo Global Series, the goal was to bring a stronger focus to package printing.

Label printing is a very exciting, fast-paced and evolving industry, and...

Up to now, high unit cost per device has been the principle barrier to wider rollout of radio/electronic inlays like NFC and UHF for on-board, item level labels and packaging applications.

While lower cost printed technologies such as barcodes, QR codes and digital watermarks can also be...

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