Regular L&L printer Bishops printed the magazine cover, while UK-based Duraseal, a print finishing specialist, took care of the foiling

The front and inside cover of L&L issue 4 – a 1920s Chicago speakeasy theme with resplendent foil and embossing effects – was the result of months of planning and collaboration between various industry parties.

Kurz, who sponsored the project, has supplied foils for previous L&L...

Mikaela Harding, product manager at Pulse Roll Label Products, completed her studies five years ago and has quickly become immersed in the world of print and ink

Like many others I am sure, my entry into the printing ink industry was somewhat accidental. When searching for entry-level laboratory positions, I came across a temporary role to build the PantoneLive color libraries. I have always been passionate about color, and interior design, so the idea...

This issue features Pentawards 2017 winners.

In the above image carousel are highlights from issue 4, 2018’s Label & Packaging Showcase. Curated by Yolanda Wang.

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Mike Fairley used this article in the magazine’s 10th anniversary edition to prophesize some of the changes and developments expected over the next 10 years

It hardly seems like 10 years* since the very first issue of Labels & Labelling** was published. Yet so much has changed in that time – in label materials, in label production technology, in labels themselves, and in the label user marketplace.

Plastic labelstocks were...

Not planning to sell your business? You still need to take action, writes Bob Cronin of The Open Approach

While you can cash in on today’s high multiples, you may wish to hold on. But staying in charge doesn’t mean ‘staying put’. Accelerated M&A activity brings new dynamics, offerings and expectations. The reality of today’s fast-paced landscape is that you can’t survive by doing nothing. ...

Deanne Sinclair, Cambridge Label

My family has been in print for more than 35 years, but to be honest, I never envisioned myself working in the print industry at my family business. Growing up, my father always had a strict ‘no family members as employees’ policy, out of respect for his other business partners. It wasn’t until...

How will the label industry fare with the changing industrial landscape

Even Oxford University researchers are claiming that robots have already stolen more than 66,000 jobs in Britain alone. Separate studies have further predicted that large numbers of workers will be replaced by robots and machine automation. So, how will the label industry fare in the automated...

Food: 'Miel de Sapin', a honey jar label Neo-Color

This issue features Etiq & Pack French digital label award winners.

In the above image carousel are highlights from issue 3, 2018’s Label & Packaging Showcase. Curated by Barry Hunt.

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This issue* of Labels & Labelling** completes ten years of publishing the magazine, initially just in the UK but in recent years to readers in some 55 countries worldwide.
 
Such has been the growth in the label market – especially the pressure-sensitive sector...
Editor’s note: Labelexpo Southeast Asia 2018

The Thailand location makes sense in terms of the wider Labelexpo portfolio. Labelexpo Asia has become mainly a ‘local’ show for Chinese visitors and exhibitors – although it has been strongly supported by Bobst and Omet among Western press manufacturers. Likewise the India show. Although...

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