Chen Zhuo of Tianjin Xiangjiang talks Chinese label industry trends

‘The label plays a key role in whether a product sells well in the supermarket or not. The buyer sees the label before seeing what the product contains.’

Tianjin Xiangjiang was founded by Chen Zhuo’s mother in 1992. Before entering the label industry, he studied art performance at the...

Shrink sleeve labeling – opportunities and challenges

Nevertheless, growth in the new millennium has been impressive, with sleeve technology becoming ever-more sophisticated, creating new applications and markets, adapting to the potential of narrow web and digital printing for shorter runs, as well as multiple versions and variations,...

Cerm's Geert Van Damme leads the presentation in the Automation Arena feature area at Labelexpo Europe 2017

In a 30 minute demonstration, an audience member ‘customer’ selected both a digital and conventional repeat job label design and was able to follow these through all the necessary automated job management, pre-press, print production, inspection and finishing stages, waste removal and...

The Automation Arean feature area was a big draw at Labelexpo Europe 2017

Secondly, the event showed the industry’s continuing evolution towards other kinds of package printing, evidenced by the host of flexible packaging materials and presses shown, as well as equipment for folding carton and direct-to-container printing.

Thirdly, automation took a dramatic...

The key to every great M&A is having the right team

Most entrepreneurs engage in M&A only once. An acquisition can give you the new platform you need through retirement. A sale can bring a different kind of closure. Both can be cumbersome. It can be difficult not only choosing the right transaction, but also making the right decisions along...

Debbie Waldron-Hoines, EFIA

Labels & Labeling (L&L): What is EFIA and who does it represent?

Debbie Waldron-Hoines (DWH): EFIA, the European Flexographic Industry Association, represents the interests of companies throughout the UK. For over 40 years, it has been evolving...

In the latest installment of this regular feature, L&L showcases standout examples from the world of label and package printing. This issue, featured examples include 2016 In-Mold

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Bulgarian Treasure wine label

Labels & Labeling (L&L): How did you get into label design?
Jordan Jelev (JJ):
That was sometime in 1998. I was working for the Factor R company and I had to create brand name and label design for a range of four to five wines. This is how the Regalis brand was...

For those in a label or package printing business that are responsible for sourcing an MIS there will be a need to think carefully about what they want to achieve, especially on deciding where to best focus attention and on what areas of the business most require help or support to improve...

Bob Cronin describes how to get the most from your life's work

Certainly, a boom market like we’re seeing will work in your favor. But, regardless of the tailwinds, getting maximum value is never a given. Good markets or bad, there are always things you can – and should – be doing to improve your return.

In every sale, the process starts with a...

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