‘Your perception of quality in the next five years will be data driven. It will not be controlled by people in your office but by someone thousands of miles away from you. They will not want to have your opinion or a confrontation,’ Annunzio said.

He predicted that Industry 4.0 will...

We think you’ll agree that if you’ve spent money on a high quality item, you wouldn’t expect it to arrive in a brown paper bag.

Packaging is a crucial yet overlooked area of e-commerce marketing, with much of the focus being put upon sales and advertising. But once a purchase has been...

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 remains...

Labels & Labeling (L&L): Which label printing technologies do you foresee making entry into the Indian label industry over the next five years?

Ajay Mehta (AM): Digital is looking very promising in the Indian market and we expect a lot of movement...

It’s important to know which factors will stay the same, versus those that will change. Let’s discuss them as they apply to four key categories: customers, competition, marketplace and employees.

Factors likely to stay the same

Customers –...

Whether printing on labels, film and carton or corrugated, the demands on flexo printers to achieve the closest possible color match by their customers to the approved proof is ever increasing.

The higher demand for color accuracy the more effort the printer must make to achieve that...

What has changed is the format. Whereas two years ago most ‘production’ presses in our buyer’s guide were stand-alone digital with off-line finishing, today there is a wider range of hybrid presses combining flexographic print and converting units in-line with full color inkjet. And many of...

If you’re adding digital alongside your conventional presses you need to know how to drive it, but also to understand what the impact on your workflow and operator responsibilities will be. For your conventional press, your pre-press department takes your customers’ digital files (usually PDF)...

Any operations that involve the handling, setting-up, cleaning, inspection or storage of cutting, embossing, foiling, sheeting or perforating tools – even cylinders, anvils and support rollers – has the potential to either damage the tooling or cause a safety or health risk to the workforce....

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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