From left to right, Carlo Stefano Lodi, Enrica Lodi and Mario Lodi

In the production of labels, embellishment is an almost indispensable ingredient. This is particularly true in the alcoholic beverage and luxury goods segments, where labels have always been embellished with selective varnish and metal foils. With the increased importance of packaging as ‘media...

Thomas Schweizer, head of product management,  introduces Gallus Labelfire printing with LM inks
Gallus ran its first ‘virtual’ live showcase in March, with 1,500 people signing up to view multiple press demonstrations at the High Performance Day 2021 event. Over two days Gallus demonstrated a Labelfire hybrid press, a Labelmaster and an RCS430 in addition to three expert breakout...
By bridging digital and physical worlds,Avery Dennison’s atma.io is set tochange the way we look at consumer goods by introducing transparency into supply chains

In March 2020, Avery Dennison acquired Smartrac, a Dutch innovator in the development of RFID inlays with manufacturing sites in Germany, Malaysia, China and the United States. 

Mitch Butier, Avery Dennison’s chairman, president and CEO, made a bold statement at the time: ‘Smartrac’s...

The next step for Labelfire will be both a wider 430mm web and a 250mm 4-color model
Over the last year the label industry has been avidly following the fate of Gallus, an iconic company which was one of the original founders and key innovators of the narrow web converting industry.
 
This story centered on Gallus’ changing relationship with...
A comprehensive survey of TLMI converter members finds that the majority have seen business volumes and employee hires increase over the course of the pandemic

The US label industry has proven itself remarkably resilient in the face of the Covid19 pandemic according to a new report by the consultancy LPC carried out on behalf of TLMI.

The 2020/21 TLMI Market Watch report represents a comprehensive survey of TLMI member converters divided into...

The pandemic has spawned entirely new tasks and challenges for the food label market, topping a long list of factors shaping this segment.

Increasingly, consumers desire information about the health, safety, environmental and socioeconomic characteristics of food products. These traits often cannot be detected by sight, smell, or taste – so consumers must use food labels to select products that meet their needs and preferences. ...

Ecuador-based Expoplast has installed the wider 900mm version of the FTS

‘The FTS allows us to achieve plate-mounting with precision,’ Carlos Totxo, pre-press technician at Buenos Aires-based converter Achernar, said at the time. ‘It also allows the plates to be positioned correctly with respect to the cylinders, which means that the pre-registration system can be...

Fu Guohua, general manager of Fuya

Recently the company introduced an ERP management system to help achieve steady growth through a strategy of diversification. Xiamen Fuya is located in the Special Economic Zone of the coastal city of Xiamen in Fujian Province.

Ms Ye Liling, founder and general...

Mark Andy Digital One press installed at Shore to Shore Uniglory in Bangladesh

On the investment, Dr Lloyd Fernando, director at Shore to Shore Uniglory Bangladesh, says: ‘In the age of digital disruption, we have evolved our sustainable product and services with cloud-based responsive manufacturing systems. It is more productive, efficient, agile and better at meeting...

Mikaela Harding, technical sales support at Avery Dennison

Like most people who talk about their journey into any sort of print or packaging, I fell into it. I did a chemistry degree at university, finished my degree, came home, and thought ‘what’s next?’ I wasn’t sure what to with my chemistry degree, so I looked around and saw a job come up at Sun...

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