Plote is an experienced sales professional, focusing on flexible packaging during his 25-year career. He has an extensive background in converted films, chub films and pouches within the processed meats, cheese, snack food, coffee and pet food industries. While his primary focus has been on...

US label industry braces for Covid-19 impact

The latest figures from the CDC report 44,183 Americans have the virus and 544 people have died from complications after contracting it. 

In the US, the government response varies from state to state. From coast to coast, bars, restaurants, churches and other ‘non essential’ businesses...

HP announces more drupa launches

Spot Master enables converters to deliver color consistency and uniformity across the entire print frame using a new patented algorithm for fast and accurate color matching, ensuring every package looks the same no matter when or where it was printed. Spot Master will be available for the HP...

HP Indigo unveils high speed label press

The HP Indigo V12 digital press will be the first to use this new technology platform, called LEPX. Speeds will be up to...

Amberley Labels produces labels for canned spirits

The beverage maker has launched a new line of its premium gin, now available in cans ready to drink G&T’s. The design mirrors the original blue glass bottle. 

A premium look that captures the history and craft expertise unique to this brand of gin.

Through Amberley Labels used...

Labelexpo Asia breaks records

Lisa Milburn, MD of Labelexpo Global Series, said: ‘We are delighted with the success of this year’s Labelexpo Asia. The huge leap forward in buyer visitors consolidates the show’s position as our largest show in Asia, a growth that is truly inspiring.’

The show’s new feature areas...

Four factors shaping today’s cosmetics label market

Beauty and personal care products’ labels perform a difficult task. They must comply with regulations. They must conform to often small packages of varied and tricky shapes and sizes. They have to perform through the entire supply chain, in the store, and in the consumer’s home. Finally, the...

M&A: To sell or to hold

Sometimes the simplest advice can glean the greatest rewards. To this end, I always start our consulting and M&A ventures with this mantra: look ahead. Envisioning the future is far wiser than pondering on the past. Outside of evaluating the last 12 months’ trends and what they may mean to...

Andy Thomas-Emans column: New opportunities in commercial print

I pose this question because the retail landscape is undergoing a seismic shift, with start-up ‘challenger’ brands taking on the established global players and carving out new niches, especially amongst younger, more social media savvy and lifestyle-conscious consumers. These brands do not have...

Flair Flexible launches Real Touch tactile packaging

Using Flair's proprietary texturization process, Real Touch supplements visual impact by adding a tactile dimension to brand packaging designs. It has been designed specifically to enable brands to create another layer of connection with their consumers.

The Real Touch has been developed...

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