Throughout the pandemic the label industry proved to be resilient, with many converters showing high profit margins. For US converter Diversified Labeling Solutions (DLS), that profit margin was significantly higher than it had ever experienced.

‘We’ve had a growth rate of about 24 percent over the past year,’ reports James Cirigliano, vice president of marketing at DLS. ‘On average, we’re typically looking at around a 6-8 percent year-over-year growth rate, so the past year was huge.’
Because of this high growth rate, DLS has...

Bhrigav Jain, techno-commercial director of Monarch, with his new Gallus Labelmaster 440 flexo press
Established in 2006 by Pavail Jain, father of techno-commercial director Bhrigav Jain, Monarch started as a small team of 10 including the father and son.
 
Monarch’s initial infrastructure revolved around a used single color offset machine converting tags and a...
Visitors to HP Indigo’s VIP event were able to see new V12 digital press in action printing at speeds up to 120m/min

The LEP imaging engine found in the 6k-series press transfers up to seven colors sequentially onto a sensitized semi-rotary drum imaged by a laser writing head. This allows speeds of 30m/min using four colors. The greater the number of colors, the slower the print speed. 

The new LEPx...

The V275 includes a high-resolution line scan camera and printer controls built into a Zebra ZT600 Series high-performance thermal printer

In the life sciences and pharmaceutical industries companies throughout the entire supply chain must ensure packaging and labels show the correct content, are legible and meet mandated quality requirements. 

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Through the use of eye-catching design and innovative production, examples of labels were unveiled that encapsulate a wine’s particular essence and local heritage

What do these eight, seemingly unrelated, countries have in common – Argentina, China, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Russia and South Africa? Answer: They all have distinctive wine-growing credentials and are described by All4Labels as the eight locations of its blue-chip sites, specializing...

The Mark Andy DSiQ powered by Domino

The greater productivity of today’s digital print engines has also changed the equation of off-line versus in-line finishing. Narrow web converters have traditionally been used to printing, decorating and converting labels in one pass on modular in-line presses. With digital, finishing was, in...

PX UV inkjet press series
A major theme of the recent Xeikon Café event was the company’s continued drive towards automation of both workflow and downstream finishing processes.
 
Xeikon Color Services (XCS) v2.0 now allows converters to
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Nick Vindel (left) at Brazilian converter Prakolar, part of Sato Group, which installed JM Heaford’s Label AutoMounter in 2018

The automatic mounting of photopolymer plates in flexographic printing is well documented in mid and wide web applications. Significantly, these automatic mounters are also being supplied in the narrow web market with many label manufacturers now adopting this technology – not just larger label...

Flint Group Evolution Series Deinking Primer enables ink release from shrink sleeve without contaminating the PET bottle

Governments worldwide are setting ambitious packaging recycling and emissions targets. Early in 2018 the European Commission launched a European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy with ambitious targets for the plastics industry:

• All plastics must be recyclable by 2030...

Polish label innovator Reganta impresses with significant investments, innovative equipment and ambitious expansion plans

Reganta is based in Łódź, the third-largest city in Poland and a former industrial center. The company currently employs a team of 75 and has significantly expanded its production capacity and flexibility to accommodate an enormous spike in market demand.  

Two new Mark Andy flexo presses...

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