Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 190 installed at Gurong Printing. From left: Lawrence Zhang; Jean Li, managing vice president of the label printing branch of PEIAC; Jia Yan, vice secretary of the label printing branch of PEIAC

Explains Gurong’s founder and director Lawrence Zhang, ‘Gurong Printing was set up less than four years ago, but our participation in adhesive label printing can be traced back to 1998. Previously, our company was located in Jiading District, Shanghai, as a subordinate branch of the Shanghai...

Chase Lehigh, digital specialist, Jan Lehigh, president, and Bob Peretic, print products manager, with Alpine’s digital press and Scubby, the office mascot

Alpine Packaging was producing ‘scratch and sniff’ labels for a line of car air freshers. It’s not just bubblegum scents that it can produce: cherry, strawberry, citrus and jasmine are just some of the scents Alpine has in stock. While brands producing car fresheners love these products, Alpine...

Kristin Yerecic Scott, Brian Hurst and Josh Yerecic accepted the company’s first World Label Award

It was just before Labor Day in the US, and for label suppliers specializing in the fresh food industries, it’s a busy time of year.

These tours through the facility, called Gemba walks, cover three shifts at Yerecic Label and are an integral part of the company’s ‘lean journey’. Labels...

Prairie State Group shows flexible packaging samples imaged on new Esko CDI Spark 4835

Over the last two decades Esko has established a key position as workflow integrator between brands, converters and suppliers, establishing links between brand color management, pack specification, pre-press and workflows onto both digital and conventional presses, closing the loop with...

EyeC workflow integration at All4Labels

As such, given the volume of orders received and frequent changeovers, optimization of production processes has become All4Labels’ main priority. Last year, the company integrated its pre-press inspection – provided by EyeC – into its Esko workflow, resulting in increased efficiency and...

The LMAI management team at the association’s fifth bi-annual conference

Giving an overview of the industry, Pankaj Bhardwaj, senior director and general manager, Labels and Graphic Materials, South Asia, Avery Dennison, said that the company sees 30 percent penetration of pressure-sensitive industry at the moment with per capita consumption of 0.5-0.6sqm in India. ‘...

The 2019 R Stanton Avery Global Achievement Award was awarded to Jim DeFife

GMG, Esko, Avery Dennison were honored for innovation and sustainability, while Robert Rae from GEW was named a rising star and Reynders was named European converter of the year. 

The 2019 R Stanton Avery Global Achievement Award was awarded to Jim DeFife, VP of pressure-sensitive...

Labelexpo Europe review: Ancillary launches

Ace Electrostatic showcased the new AR750 Contact, DM1000 Contactless web cleaners, and 24V static elimination systems. The AR750 now features tool-less replacement of both pre-perforated adhesive and rubber rollers. The new version of 24V antistatic bars can now be mounted both...

AB Graphic showed its Digicon Series 3 with the Jetfx digital embellishment module

Finishing and converting equipment manufacturers at Labelexpo Europe 2019 were responding to industry trends, such as a growing need for converting digitally produced labels, a push for production efficiencies, the desire for premium value-added label effects, and new innovations in digital...

RotoMetrics’ Keith Laakko holding the light-weight magnetic cylinder

Applied Laser Engraving introduced nano-second 500-watt harmony laser engraving machine. This technology allows the end user to laser engrave metals, ceramics and polymerics all on a single laser engraving machine. This gives access to a variety of applications including...

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