More than 200 attendees gathered for the new plant opening in São Paulo, Brazil

More than 200 customers and industry representatives – from around 100 different companies – attended the event, and were able to tour the facility and see local production of premium flexible dies for the Brazilian and South American markets. 

Representatives from industry supplier...

L-R: Li Guoqiang of Spande, Ju Jinyuan of Hyprint and Frank Xie of Domino

Shanghai Hungyuan Transfer Paper Co (Hyprint) was established in 1993 as an integrated supplier of high-quality labels. Today its products are used across a wide range of end use sectors including food and beverage, stationery and toys, household appliances, clothing and footwear, glass and...

Hybrid printing developments were on show

Alongside the established trends of short run label production and variable data printing, this saw LED curing and multi-layer labels for extended content and peel and read applications looked at in more detail, both through hardware and the consumables involved.

A 6-color Focus Proflex...

Loop models: e-commerce and in-store

Packaging and product manufacturers are well aware of the environmental impact of their companies, the negative press about single-use plastics in our oceans, consumer demand for more sustainable solutions, recycling rates with room for improvement and jam-packed landfills. TerraCycle, the...

The innovations were unveiled at Bobst’s facility in Florence

The company and its Revo partners used the event to launch a series of innovations. Two of these were related to flexo inking and color matching: Ink-on-Demand (IoD) and DigiColor. 

The IoD inking system replaces conventional inking reservoirs with a single rubber pipe that dispenses 30...

Tim Oos, digital press operator at Action Quality Printers

‘We needed to hitch our wagon to something that was in more of a growth market,’ says president and general manager Kevin Curtain. ‘Packaging and labels seemed to be a pretty good fit. Everything I was seeing and reading was that label and packaging had the potential for long-term growth in the...

Joel Carmany, president of Consolidated Label, with his latest Nilpeter FA press

Since buying a fledgling 1,200sq ft business off a Florida dirt road, Joel Carmany, the president of Consolidated Label, has built his Sanford-based business into one of the most prominent and profitable narrow web packaging companies in North America.

Consolidated Label, with Carmany at...

Seated from left: Charlie MacLean, Marlene Raymond, Deanne Sinclair, Joseph Miller and Shem Szot

One stop shop? 
The first question tackled by the panel was whether they are diversifying out of pressure-sensitive labels.

ASL PrintFX’s bigger customers are increasingly looking for partners who will go further than just print, said president and CEO Charlie...

Labelgrafic general manager Enrique Desamparados with the company’s Codimag Viva Aniflo press

Labelgrafic Industrias Gràficas, of Logroño in the Rioja region, boasts a clientele that reads as a roll-call of Spain’s most prestigious wineries – no mean feat for a company that only added roll labels to its sheet-fed capabilities a few years ago. ...

CS Labels has been a long-time user of Xeikon dry toner technology

Xeikon’s dry toner technology is longestablished for a number of label, packaging and graphic arts applications, from pressure-sensitive labels, folding cartons and paper cups, to document production and wallpaper printing. With the addition of inkjet to its portfolio via its own Panther presses...

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