First Gallus advert in Labels & Labeling

Gallus 
Occupying the inside front cover of volume 1, issue 1, Gallus – through UK distributor Edlon Machinery – has been promoting itself to the market through L&L from the very beginning. In those early adverts, Gallus was promoting machines as offering unique...

Indigo’s Omnius press was launched in 1995

The history of digital printing is almost synonymous with the introduction of the technology into the label industry. The promise of digital printing in a conservative market was a vision that would eventually create an industry.

Step by step, over 23 years, Indigo has not only perfected...

RotoMetrics won the Award for Innovation at the 2018 Label Industry Global Awards. L-R: Butch Schomber and Keith Laakko of RotoMetrics, and Guillaume Clement of Flint Group

In 1957, if you would have asked most people in the American Midwest to identify an engineering marvel, they probably would have named the opening of the mighty Mackinac suspension bridge connecting the upper and lower peninsulas of the US state of Michigan. However, just west of the Mississippi...

Mike Russell has been face of Mark Andy’s international sales for many years

What would we see if we went back to 1978 and looked at the label industry in the US and Europe?

Let me start with the US. There were a lot of older Mark Andy 1-, 2-, or 3-color presses running as label companies were being established. Modern equipment was dominated by Mark Andy and...

Lars Eriksen, president and CEO, and Peter Eriksen, COO, Nilpeter

Nilpeter introduced its first in-line flexo press in the late 1970s. At this time, the ink system was either water- or solvent-based. 

The press manufacturer’s in-line UV letterpress was introduced in the beginning of the 1980s, and both technologies had advantages over the other. Flexo...

Georges Gravanis, president of Avery Dennison’s Label and Graphic Materials business

With age, it is said, comes wisdom. And while that might not always hold true for individuals, a look at the evolution of pressure-sensitive labels over the last 40 years reveals an industry that has grown smarter by any measure.

Consider what our industry has done with materials. We’ve...

SMI invites label converters to show the state-of-the-art infrastructure that the company utilizes to manufacture more than 100 million sqm of labelstock every year.

Touring his factory in Ambernath, close to Mumbai, one realizes how Mehta has led the industry by example and translated his vision to reality.

Mehta, along with his son and corporate director, Rohit Mehta, invited the Indian label converters for the first time in 25 years to show the...

Bernhard Grob, former co-owner and MD of Edale

By the end of 1987 I became co-owner and managing director through Butterfly Holding which took over Edale and is still involved in the company today.

Travelling and exhibiting around the world in these early years meant getting orders for flexo presses from the booths, sometimes with...

Taken at Labelexpo Europe 2017, this picture shows 150 years of industry experience: L&L founder Mike Fairley, Denny McGee and Dilip Shah, MPS Systems North America

McGee has 45 years under his belt, making him one of the more well-versed technological experts in the North American label market today. In 2000, he was named salesman of the decade, and at the time told L&L: ‘The greatest challenge facing flexo printers as we look toward the future is the...

L-R: Jeffrey Arippol, chairman of Novelprint, and James Quirk, editor of L&L

To have worked in the Brazilian label industry for five decades is to have seen every example of these fluctuations. When Jeffrey Arippol joined Novelprint, then owned by his father and uncle, in 1967, taking a one-third stake in the business, Brazil was in the early years of a military...

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