GM sold a DC350 digital converting line and a SR350 inspection slitter rewinder to UK converter CS Labels

Domino sold a 7-color N610i inkjet label press to Label-Pack. The press will be delivered directly to the Belgian-based label converter after the show. The deal represents Label-Pak’s first step into inkjet printing.

Erhardt+Leimer sold 15 of its new...

Lombardi Invicta i2 press

Mid-web for films 
A standout trend is the rise of the mid-web press, typically 26in (660mm) wide. These presses meet the need for greater productivity but also the wider format required to produce filmic labels such as shrink sleeves, wraparound labels and flexible...

Yoshiaki Inoue, Seieido Printing president

The Japan Label Forum, now in its 13th year, addressed these issues head on, and the potential answers which emerged, driven by artificial intelligence, connected devices (IoT) and environmental responsibility, demonstrate how the label and packaging industries might contribute to a more...

Following the recent rebrand of Finat’s Young Managers Club, Piotr Wnuk spoke to members of the new Young Professionals Network (YPN) during Labelexpo Europe to find out about their goals and the challenges faced by young professionals in the label industry

L&L: Why did you decide to rebrand? 
Mikaela Harding, Pulse Roll Label Products: We felt that the Young Managers Club, as it was previously known, had lost traction. We were losing members and the congresses were not as popular as we would have liked....

The two 8-color Nilpeter FB3300S flexo screen presses at Gaez

Based in Arganda del Rey, near Madrid, Gaez is a self-adhesive label and folding carton converter serving the Iberian cosmetics industry, which accounts for 90 percent of its 11.6m euro turnover. The remaining business comprises pharma and high-value retail packaging niches.

The folding...

Iban Cid on the Domino stand at Labelexpo Europe 2017, where the deal for the N610i inkjet press was finalized

Barcelona-based converter Germark finalized a deal for a Domino N610i inkjet press at the show. It was a landmark order – this was the first company in Spain to install a digital press, a Xeikon machine back in 2000, and a user of HP Indigo digital presses since 2006.

The press was...

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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The modular MEBR+ integrates multiple finishing options

Founded in 1987, Lemorau was introduced to a global audience in 2013 while exhibiting at Labelexpo Europe 2013. This was its first presence at an international exhibition and helped the company focus on global growth. This led to sales in markets around the world and it now counts customers in...

Round top dot versus flat top dot. Source: Flint Group

Flexo
The importance of the plate in this process is absolutely paramount and cannot be ignored. It is the final frontier before the ink is deposited on the paper or film. In the early days, all the plate had to contend with was whether water-based or solvent-based inks...

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...

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