Gourav Roy, managing director at Flexo Image Graphics

I divide the Indian label industry in four categories. First are the converters who are still making labels in conventional ways, like sheet-fed offset and finishing off-line, and the converters who are trying to get a foothold with entry level Chinese presses. 

The second category is of...

The beta program for HP SmartStream Designer for Designers was launched with a non-commercial creative campaign for Smirnoff by the Yarza Twins

For over a decade, we have seen the incredible creative potential of digital printing for labels and packaging. From the advent of variable data printing through to the mass customization that is now possible, it is clear digital is opening up new ways for brands to leverage the packaging medium...

PragmatIC and Talkin’ Things have formed a strategic partnership to drive mass market adoption of smart packaging, centered around flexible integrated circuits

Over the last few years, smart packaging has been something of a hot topic within the labeling and packaging industries. Will it actually happen? When will it arrive? How much will it cost? Where and how will it be applied? And will it live up to the hype?

Up to now, the idea of...

Arnold Deregnaucourt, managing director at Imprimerie Billet, explains the requirements for producing labels for Champagne

French printer Imprimerie Billet is a major supplier of labels for Champagne, producing 350 million labels a year – 90 percent of which are self-adhesive. The fourth generation family-owned company claims to have approximately 30 percent of the Champagne label market.

As such, it is well-...

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...

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