Accurate handling of spot colors is a challenging factor in color management for packaging printing

The label and packaging printing industry is moving with incredible speed. Customers are asking for more flexibility, high quality results and comparable prices all at once. 

Short-run production, constantly changing content, more variations and on-demand re-prints are nowadays the...

IST Metz management, L-R: Holger Kühn, Christian-Marius Metz and Dr Robert Sänger

Over the last four decades, this has been exploded to cover multiple graphic arts applications, from conventional narrow web printing and metal decorating to sheet-fed offset and UV inkjet printing, as well as other industrial applications and more niche markets such as water treatment. 

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Avery Dennison unveils RFID Experience Center in China

The new Avery Dennison interactive facility is located at its plant facility in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province. The I.Lab demonstrates how smart labels can bring any item to digital...

Figure 1: Formation of a repeat by stitching stripe images together

There are currently between 1,800 and 2,000 matrix-type inspection cameras in the field, with users benefiting from their relatively low cost and compact footprint. But does this technology really have the potential to replace premium line scan cameras systems? This question is addressed in the...

Mineral Fusion used NFC labels to connect with consumers

Smart packaging can track inventory, it can prevent losses, it can detect food spoilage, it can authenticate wine, it can tell users when to take medicines, it can offer coupons and promotions, it can play games, it can engage and delight, and it can even talk back.

Brands are turning to...

The DataLase Case Coding Solution is a method of applying variable information onto corrugated boxes

The DataLase Case Coding Solution is a method of applying variable information onto corrugated boxes, including shipping information, barcodes, date and lot codes and sequential batch numbers. It combines laser technology with color change pigments to create high resolution, high contrast print...

Andy Thomas on what to expect at the Labelexpo Europe 2019 in Brussels

Flexo press automation and embedding presses into factory-wide management systems is a key trend, while MIS suppliers launch ‘intelligent’ tool selection and sequencing systems. 

Hybrid press technology will be another key trend at the show, with the emphasis moving towards making digital...

Paragon ID partners with Air France for RFID luggage tags

The airline industry is preparing to carry more than 7.8 billion passengers per year.

Over the next few years it is expected that, due to the estimated growth in air traffic, the amount of baggage transported annually - which currently stands at 4.6 billion - will double.

As part...

DataLase, part of the SATO Group, has appointed Paul Dustain as executive vice president of sales and marketing, Commercial team.

Dustain brings over 20 years of sales experience to the role and will promote the company’s photonic printing and case coding products globally.

Previously operating in the defence and commercial sectors for 37 years in the global sales and business development...

Bob Cronin of The Open Approach on how to leverage the six factors which accelerate buyer interest.

Tradeshow season is always an exciting time. Not only can we view all the new technology, we also network with our colleagues and constituencies. While there are fewer new companies joining the label and packaging space, there are more players than ever. Venture capitalists, private equity firms...

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