What eventually grew to be Melissa Grant’s 17-year love story with print, didn’t initially start out that way. To hear Grant explain how she got started in the label industry, she says frankly: ‘I needed a job.’

She started in the rewind department at a small label company in Ontario...

Expanded content labels (ECL) are a multi-paneled labeling option designed to display extensive amounts of information. ECLs can convey an abundance of information – ingredients, regulations, pictograms, languages and more.

There are multiple types of ECLs and can range from a couple of...

Few will have failed to see that UV LED curing is being heralded as an alternative to mercury curing.

But first let’s looks at the UV LED process. It occurs in the same way as a standard mercury lamp. The ink, coating or adhesive when exposed to the UV lamp undergoes a polymerization...

Amar Chhajed of Huhtamaki PPL-Webtech labels said, at that time, that digital printing in labels will become evident in 2-3 years and as we enter the third year since then some big investments are being made in digital printing in labels. Digital printing in labels has been registering...

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is being driven by extreme automation and new forms of machine intelligence, and to stay ahead of the curve and turn opportunities into real business, flexographers must consider investment in more automated flexographic plate manufacturing technology that is...

Labels & Labeling (L&L):  Why did you decide to join TLMI? What advantages has it brought you both personally and professionally?

Craig Moreland (CM): I had a great conversation with past TLMI chairman John Bankson at Labelexpo in 2004 and he...

I am equally delighted that both Andy and Mike – unquestionably the label sector’s two leading commentators – will continue to be heavily involved in their respective new roles of strategic director and strategic consultant. Andy will write for L&L as much as ever, while Mike will...

If you’ve followed our last two articles, chances are you’re surprised by your many exit opportunities.

Entrepreneurs often believe they can either stay 100 percent at the helm or sell. Fortunately, this is not the case. Successful owners can capitalize on numerous directions.

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In the above image carousel are highlights from issue 2, 2017's Label & Packaging Showcase. Curated by Andy Thomas.

See the full showcase here.

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‘In recent years the printing industry has embarked on the beginning of a disruptive innovation with the introduction of digital systems. As digital printing technology improves, so will its capabilities to handle longer run capacities at reduced costs. This introduces a plethora of new...

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