The Mark Andy P7E was a key launch at Labelexpo Americas 2018

It’s a salient point. Show organizers like to quote numbers, and at this year’s Labelexpo Americas there were some good statistics to shout about – impressive increases, for example, in exhibitor numbers, floor space, rebook, and visitors from Latin America. But technological developments are...

Chocolate cake and strawberries screened with Bellissima DMS

Compare the current print process for flexible labels and packaging with ‘The Great Global Bake Off’, where many chefs compete by using their own ‘magic’ ingredients to bake the perfect cake.

Such a scenario is the antithesis of the reality in a factory that produces thousands of cakes...

Pictured (from left): Chris, Sue, Arnie and Charlotte Elison

Labels & Labeling (L&L): How did you first enter the label industry?

Chris Ellison (CE): Probably like many others – by accident. But I have no regrets.

L&L: What are your main memories of those early days?

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José Luis Bezaury Creel has been in charge of LitoPlas for more than 25 years

Label Pack pleasantly surprised me with this recognition. At the moment I received the award, I thought that this prize does not belong to me alone, but to all my staff and to the company that I am fortunate to direct. It is also the result of the principles that govern the group to which I...

One comparison shared in the TLMI webinar evaluated two distinct How2Recycle labels provided to two different brands (Clorox vs International Delight) using full-body sleeve labels

In 1998, Europe opened discussions about using Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) as an approach to evaluating packaging and its impact on the environment. LCA is the comprehensive method for assessing a range of environmental impacts across the full life-cycle of a product system, from raw material...

Labelexpo Americas 2018 takes place 29 years after the show was first staged

It seems hard to believe that this year sees the 16th Labelexpo Americas being held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Chicago. This is some 29 years after the very first Labelexpo event held there, which at that time barely filled just one of the five exhibition halls now used to...

If you haven’t already engaged in M&A, your window of opportunity may be closing

Over the past five years, we’ve seen one of the most lucrative M&A markets ever. Buyers have extended attractive terms and multiples. And sellers have been able to capitalize on their years of hard work. More important, the steady stream of transactions has created an essentially new market...

What is the real meaning of ‘Going Green’?

More label buyers are asking printers how ‘green’ they are. Brands want to know what their suppliers are doing to support a ‘greener’ environment and what they can offer their demanding, ever-growing ‘green’ consumer population. So what is the meaning of green? A March 15, 2007, Wall Street...

A decade after publishing Green 101 in Labels & Labeling issue 2, 2007, Danielle Jerschefske summarized some of the latest developments* in the industry’s Going Green momentum

The label and package printing industry is fully aware of what it means to be more sustainable in manufacturing products for end users and consumers – reducing, reusing and recycling wherever possible while communicating such actions to the value chain. An environmental management system (EMS)...

The cover of issue 4 combines with the inside page to create an outdoors/indoors 1920s Chicago speakeasy theme with foiling and embossing effects

The result is surely our most impressive front cover ever, combining with the inside page to create an outdoors/indoors 1920s Chicago speakeasy theme with foiling and embossing effects. Many people joined...

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