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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Smag expects growing demand for RFID to provide a boost for added-value processes

In the design and origination phase, creating artwork specific to the characteristics of toner or inkjet, for example, ensures optimum output can be achieved on-press. Correct material specification and selection ensures suitability for the print process and that the finished product is fit for...

Claudia St. John, president of Affinity HR Group

I founded my company in partnership with a related printing association – Print Service Distributors Association – and have many label printing clients who belong to both TLMI and PSDA. We’ve been working in the industry for almost 10 years now.

With TLMI, we are already working with its...

Detail of Kurz DM-Liner

The Kurz DM-Liner module is integrated into the HP Indigo 6900 digital press. It sits, in-line, upstream of the press. The foil is laminated to the unprinted substrate using an inkjet-applied UV curing adhesive, with LED pinning to increase drop placement accuracy. A PET carrier is then removed...

Ellco CEO Christian Egedius (left) and Keith Montgomery (right), business development manager at AB Graphic

Initially a letterpress specialist, Ellco added digital at the beginning of the 2000s through an HP Indigo ws4050 to augment its production in shorter runs. In 2015, the last of the letterpress machines were retired, with digital taking a prominent place on its shop floor. This sees two HP...

The Catapult team includes Lewis, Ashley and Mark Cook

That’s exactly what’s happening at Catapult Print, a new label start-up, where founder and CEO Mark Cook is building his dream company in a 56,000 sq ft central Florida playground.

Cook pairs the latest advancements in print technology and equipment with an ‘all-under-one-roof’ business...

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