L-R: Fabrizio Gualdi, Adrian Tippenhaeur, Andrea Cerisara, Daniele Grotto, Romeo Kreinberg and Herbert Doleisch

The renamed GPS-Rotomet becomes a fully owned subsidiary of All4Labels, while Daniele Grotto and Andrea Cerisara, who founded and developed the business over decades, become shareholders in All4Labels and part of the management team. 

To ensure business continuity, Daniele Grotto also...

Finat’s annual Radar converter survey has laid bare the impact of Covid-19

The latest Radar report assumes an even greater relevance than usual, since it is the first opportunity to track the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the European label industry, and particularly on label converters. 

The survey shows starkly that Q1 2020 converter sales growth...

Label Industry Global Awards 2020

The winner of the R. Stanton Avery Global Achievement Award 2020, sponsored by Avery Dennison, had already been announced as Federico d’Annunzio (see interview on previous pages). The virtual awards ceremony gave him the opportunity to react to the prize, while the winners of four other...

After 21 years leading innovation in the label and package print industry, Federico d’Annunzio has been awarded the R. Stanton Avery Global Achievement Award for 2020.

Sponsored by Avery Dennison, the R. Stanton Avery Global Achievement Award recognizes ‘an innovation or idea that has helped transform and progress the label industry across the world’. 

In his constant questioning of the limits of flexography, Federico d’Annunzio follows in the footsteps...

Editor's note: Let’s not lose the entrepreneurial spirit

According to the consultancy LPC, of the 2,000-2,200 label converters in the US, 85 percent have a turnover of under 10m USD. L&L and Labelexpo’s own database, meanwhile, shows 80 percent of converters globally have a turnover of below 3-5m USD.
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Pantone CMYK color palette

A major step forward was Pantone’s Extended Gamut Guide, developed to close the gap between CMYK and spot color printing. ‘We have created an essential tool for designers and converters to assess which printing method best enables them to achieve their brand colors, while recognizing the...

Japanese manufacturer Toyobo develops water-wash plates

During Labelexpo Europe 2019 several manufacturers showcased their new flexo presses with faster changeover times going head to head with digital technologies in a race for short run jobs. The speed and efficiency of these presses meant growing pressure to reduce the bottlenecks in the...

L-R: Andy Staib, Tom Staib and TJ Staib of DWS Printing

At that time, this was considered a real technology breakthrough, as prior to this shrink sleeve capability had long been a challenging application for inkjet when compared to toner systems. 

Shortly after the show, MPS, one of Domino’s OEM partners, confirmed its first sale of a Domino...

Anti-bacterial innovations reach label industry

As the science community rallies behind a vaccine, the label and packaging industry is funneling its R&D efforts into antibacterial and antimicrobial materials, inks and coatings that minimize the spread of germs or offer resistance to various types of bacteria, spores and viruses. 

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The award-winning labels for Graham Norton Irish Gin were produced by Watershed

The Watershed Group is Ireland’s largest family-owned label converter with five production sites at locations including the UK, Poland and Germany. The company supplies a host of international brands including Nestlé, Reckitt Benckiser, Tesco, Lidl and Asda Walmart, and has built a reputation...

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