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...

Tan Junqiao, a major force in the development of Chinese label industry in last 40 years

In 1982, he was appointed president and general manager of the Chinese Packaging and Printing Corporation, a part of the Ministry of Light Industry, and was granted the title of senior engineer. 

Thereafter, he held senior positions on numerous printing industry-related boards, including...

Harveer Sahni, chairman of Weldon Celloplast discusses history of Indian label printing

However, it wasn’t the same forty years ago. Harveer Sahni, chairman at Weldon Celloplast, who has been in the label industry since 1978 when his company installed its first siliconizing coater, recalls: ‘A US-based company, Johnson & Johnson, first started manufacturing pressuresensitive...

L&L writers have often been prescient with their predictions.

‘Internationalization of the label industry is going to bring about moves by big print and supplier groups to dominate world markets.’ 
Mike Fairley, L&L issue 6, 1988

Global M&A activity across the supply chain has been prevalent for a number of years, with...

Industry shares its thoughts as the magazine reaches its 40th anniversary

Chris Ellison, managing director, OPM Group (UK); president of Finat 
Only the best, highest quality magazines can stand the test of time. Labels & Labeling has been a trusted contributor to the label community, capturing with honesty the flow of creativity from...

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