Labelexpo Europe was the biggest ever event, and all the leading manufacturers of both conventional and digital presses reported healthy sales. How are we to explain this against the backdrop of the Eurozone crisis and talk of a possible double dip recession?

Firstly, it is a fact that...

Labelexpo Europe once again emphasized and enhanced the trends towards digital label printing, added-value solutions, and a continuing move by narrow web converters into areas of package printing. 

Over the past eight years, well over 1,500 digital presses have been installed in the...

In the lead up to Labelexpo Americas in Chicago in September, I will be highlighting a series of products and initiatives that visitors to the show ought to check out.

Flint Group will...

Certainly there are already well-over 1,000 digital web-fed printing machines installed in label converting plants worldwide. Most of these are currently digital toner presses from HP Indigo or Xeikon, although the first color inkjet systems are now also being installed.

Many label...

Interactive packaging such as QR codes and the SnapTag will continue to help brands and retailers innovate the way they communicate sustainability to consumers. Such systems allow information to be delivered in a completely...

The news that Smyth Companies has acquired Dow industries, and that Multi-Color Corporation (MCC) has increased its holdings in the European wine market demonstrates the profound impact of...

A particular highlight of the first Label Summit Africa, held in March in Cape Town, was the high number of brand owners and designers in attendance.

Brand owners and designers represented...

Since starting at Labels & Labeling I’ve become aware of the standards put in place to protect consumers’ health, particularly with regards to ink migration and adhesives for food applications.

It has occurred to me when buying fruit and vegetables, having peeled off the label and...

For me there were a number of big themes at this Labelexpo Europe: the maturing of digital label printing into a system to rival (and enhance!) the traditional print processes; the rapid development of conventional presses into ‘CNC-tooling’ systems embedded in digital workflows; the rapid...

You could almost hear the sigh of relief as the doors closed on Labelexpo Europe in Brussels in September. Converters did come to the show – ...

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