Modern labeling and printing technologies help to secure and protect brands

Trade in counterfeit and pirated goods has risen steadily in recent years – even as overall trade volumes stagnated – and now stands at 3.3 percent of global trade, according to a new report by the OECD and the European Union’s Intellectual Property Office.

Fake goods, which infringe on...

The new Brady plant in Thailand

Brady Corporation moved into Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore in the 1980s and subsequently expanded to other parts of Southeast Asia in the 2000s. The company opened its first manufacturing site in the region in 1991 with a plant in Singapore. ‘We started operations in Malaysia in 2001...

Iganacio Ramos, commercial manager at R&R Impresores, speaking at Label Summit Latin America 2020

R&R Impresores commercial manager Igancio Ramos recently spoke at Label Summit Latin America 2020, held in March in Santiago, Chile, about his company’s decision to turn to the label market.

The company began 30 years ago on a foundation of commercial print, producing 50 to 60...

The two-day event brought together 499 attendees from 21 countries

The conference, hosted at Espacio Riesco Convention Center on March 10-11, was chaired by Labels & Labeling editor James Quirk, with 11 conference discussions and in-depth expert-led presentations taking place over the two days. The focus was firmly on printing, branding, design and wine,...

David Hotchkiss, left, and AJ Buran with their HP Indigo 20000 digital press

Buran spent 25 years with WS Packaging. Eying the disruption and growth in the flexible packaging production, he saw a growing demand for small and medium run flexible packaging jobs. Buran teamed up with Hotchkiss, a 27-year veteran of the plastics machinery business, and together the duo...

Ulrich Peters and Wolfgang Hohgardt, the two managing directors of Urlichs & Pape, with the OKI Pro1050 label printer

The family-run company, founded in 1928, has extensive experience in offset and book printing, and specializes in label production, including numbering, perforation, blind stamping, die-cutting, grooving and lamination. 

After decades of success in sheet-fed printing of labels using...

MPS’ EF Symjet press was used in combination with Cerm MIS and Esko technologies to demonstrate potential savings

‘Today’s message is not an easy one,’ said Atze Bosma, CEO of MPS Systems, in his opening speech. ‘Over the last couple of months, we have tried to introduce a few performance and connectivity improvements in a certain group of customers. It quickly transpired that MPS is seen as a machine...

Following the acquisition of Ritrama, Fedrigoni Group now has a turnover of 1.6 billion euros

Fulvio Capussotti, executive vice president, Pressure-Sensitive Label Business Unit of Fedrigoni Group, describes the acquisition as fitting the group’s wider strategy of consolidating its presence in the fields of specialty papers and self-adhesive materials, and sees synergies between the...

HP Indigo V12 digital press

The new HP Indigo V12 digital press will print at 120m/min (400ft/min) without requiring the dual engine format of the 8000 series. It is the first time HP Indigo has implemented its new LEPX in-line technology platform, which replaces the intermittent central drum design which powers all other...

Mark Andy’s UK and Ireland sales manager Paul MacDonald with Berkshire Labels’ managing director Paul Roscoe and the first P9E to be installed in Europe

Berkshire Labels’ managing director, Paul Roscoe, explained the latest investment program. ‘First of all, we decided that 430mm is the best fit for our work, and once we had fully loaded our P7 it was clear we had urgent need for a second press. The P9E moves the game on though, with its...

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