Tim Oos, digital press operator at Action Quality Printers

‘We needed to hitch our wagon to something that was in more of a growth market,’ says president and general manager Kevin Curtain. ‘Packaging and labels seemed to be a pretty good fit. Everything I was seeing and reading was that label and packaging had the potential for long-term growth in the...

Joel Carmany, president of Consolidated Label, with his latest Nilpeter FA press

Since buying a fledgling 1,200sq ft business off a Florida dirt road, Joel Carmany, the president of Consolidated Label, has built his Sanford-based business into one of the most prominent and profitable narrow web packaging companies in North America.

Consolidated Label, with Carmany at...

Seated from left: Charlie MacLean, Marlene Raymond, Deanne Sinclair, Joseph Miller and Shem Szot

One stop shop? 
The first question tackled by the panel was whether they are diversifying out of pressure-sensitive labels.

ASL PrintFX’s bigger customers are increasingly looking for partners who will go further than just print, said president and CEO Charlie...

Labelgrafic general manager Enrique Desamparados with the company’s Codimag Viva Aniflo press

Labelgrafic Industrias Gràficas, of Logroño in the Rioja region, boasts a clientele that reads as a roll-call of Spain’s most prestigious wineries – no mean feat for a company that only added roll labels to its sheet-fed capabilities a few years ago. ...

CS Labels has been a long-time user of Xeikon dry toner technology

Xeikon’s dry toner technology is longestablished for a number of label, packaging and graphic arts applications, from pressure-sensitive labels, folding cartons and paper cups, to document production and wallpaper printing. With the addition of inkjet to its portfolio via its own Panther presses...

Examples of digitally printed cartons

Digital cartons 
Cartons is not an arena historically covered by L&L in depth, but digital printing is opening up new opportunities to disrupt the standard offset model. Nosco is one converter which has seized these opportunities, as John McKeough, senior VP...

Among other applications, the I.Lab in Pune caters to UHF RFID tags for apparel

The new Avery Dennison I.Lab, located in Pune, India, is an interactive facility that provides customers and partners with hands-on experiences, live demonstrations and technical support, to help converters and partners explore the opportunities surrounding intelligent labels and RFID adoption...

L-R: Mark Day, Wesley Alves and Hubert de Boisredon celebrate the anniversary

‘For Armor Asia, it is time for maturity, expansion, ambitions, and to implement plans that we didn’t think were possible before,’ said Hubert de Boisredon, Armor’s chairman and CEO, kicking off the celebrations in Singapore. 

The company had invited its distributors to Armor Asia...

Q&A: Nick Coombes

L&L: When did you first start writing about the graphic arts industry?
Nick Coombes: I joined the industry in 1977 having worked for Anglia Television in London for four years – prior to that I was teaching at a school in Sevenoaks. I was appointed...

All of Sihl’s flexible packaging products are sold by the company directly under the Artysio Packaging brand

The company’s core competency lies in developing inkjet coatings for different applications. These are developed for all inkjet technologies, applied to numerous kinds of material, and are suitable for labels, tickets and tags, commercial printing, and other graphic arts applications. 

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