A hand-held scanner being used to read barcodes in a warehouse
Most label and packaging converters carry a fair degree of stock from paper and film reels, to sheet materials, inks and varnishes, cutting, embossing and foiling dies, spare parts, hot and cold foils, cartons, tapes and staples, and other packaging materials, as well as
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The Sigma Middle East Labels team
The label industry in the Middle East was only partially affected by the pandemic. While some converters reported losses, others found growth opportunities. One such label converter, Ajman, UAE-based Sigma Middle East Labels Industries, grew by 30 percent in 2020 and has recently expanded...
Pankaj Poddar, CEO of Cosmo Films
Cosmo Films has a introduced a new range of films including BOPP face stocks, water-based and UV flexo-compatible film, direct thermal film and synthetic paper. The company also plans to launch adhesives, shrink films and recyclable laminates for labels and flexible packaging applications....
HP Industrial Printing has appointed Dynagraph as its distributor for its Indigo and PageWide presses in the Middle East
HP Industrial Printing has appointed Dynagraph as its distributor for its Indigo and PageWide presses in the Middle East. In a conversation with Adir Ariel, regional business manager for Indigo in HP CEMA (Central Europe, Middle East, Africa), and Ronnie Louw, product manager of HP Indigo at...
Claudia St. John, president of Affinity HR Group, discusses how to find meaning at work.

Ancient Greeks had a legend about a king named Sisyphus. A clever man, he earned himself a reputation as a trickster and managed to trick death twice. His behavior angered the gods and Zeus condemned him to an eternal punishment. He was sentenced to roll a boulder up a hill every day for...

Chinese converter Jingangliu Paper invests in Konica Minolta press and laser die-cutter

Established in 2013, Foshan Jingangliu Paper is mainly engaged in the printing and production of multi-color folding cartons, self-adhesive labels and user guides or product specification sheets. Around 60 percent of its labels are used by household appliances and 40 percent in the...

Despite the pandemic, UK-based Springfield Solutions attracted several new customers thanks to investment in ABG digital finishing equipment

Last year Springfield Solutions marked a significant milestone: its 45th anniversary. 2020 was also a roller coaster for most businesses in the UK, adjusting to remote working and applying social distancing and safety rules for those operating machinery on production lines. 

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Rod Fisher, managing director of Print-Leeds, in front of the newly installed Screen press

The pandemic presented the global population with a series of challenges. We have been asked to stay safe, adjust our lifestyles, isolate and convert face-to-face relationships with our family and friends into virtual meetings to mitigate potential health risks. 

Many of us have started...

 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...

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