Riber Etichette and Lombardi worked closely together during the Covid-19 lockdown to maintain production

Today, Riber prints a wide range of adhesive labels with up to 12 colors on an extensive list of substrates – paper, special papers and plastic films – for virtually any type of application. Its labels can mainly be found on food products, but also household chemicals, wine bottles and...

Mike Fairley looks at the process of planning jobs and managing their production

The process of planning jobs and managing their production through a label or package printing plant can be quite complex. The process needs to constantly monitor the changing workload of individual machines and printing processes, complete print production orders to schedule, and maintain...

When we consider the purpose of the die-cutting tool, it becomes obvious how accurate the manufacture of the tool has to be. The bottom line regarding the purpose of die-cutting is to ensure that the self-adhesive label not only leaves the liner carrier cleanly and efficiently on the label...

Consumer packaging must be beautiful and smart, writes Jay Sperry, platform evangelist at Digimarc Corporation

Packaging can be smarter and ‘digitally connected’ when combined with distributed computer systems and the web. This change will revolutionize productivity and quality while delivering new capability in a variety of product packaging applications. This capability has led to the fourth Industrial...

MPS EF430 press at fs-Etiketten used for ‘Talk to Me’ trial

Workflow automation increasingly integrates all processes and production stages, be it of management information, pre-press, or the press and other process stages. It is undoubtedly the direction the industry is going in terms of running tomorrow’s printing presses and converting plants. ...

RFID a new opportunity to leverage a sustainable approach, reduce waste and environmental impact

As well as Reynolds itself, many of its customers were also facing increased waste disposal costs and were looking for a more sustainable approach, suggesting a change from cardboard to so-called totes: returnable and reusable plastic crates. Although more sustainable, they cost around ten times...

The label is key to resolving the challenges of modern logistics and the recipe for successful delivery, full transparency and ethical provenance.

Simultaneously, e-commerce is booming. Some companies are struggling to meet demand fueled by the increasing number of customers adopting online buying habits. The shift to virtual shopping and a focus on consumer desire for safety has had a massive impact on the logistics market and the entire...

The global converter panel, moderated by TLMI president Linnea Keen, featured Charlie MacLean, ASL Print FX (Canada); Mark Glendenning, Inland Packaging (USA); Isidore Leiser, Stratus Packaging (France); Sachen Gudka, Skanem Interlabels (Africa); an

The conferences kicked off with day one focusing on an international view of the label industry amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The first session, ‘A look inside the post-Covid pressroom’, featured virtual factory tours of Indian converter Kumar Labels – with company founder Anuj Bhargava...

Epson SurePress L-4533AW installed at Huangjin

Riding on the increasing popularity of digital printing and an increase in short run orders, Huangjin purchased an Epson SurePress L-4033AW in 2015 and an Epson SurePress L-4533AW in 2019, accelerating the company’s digital focus. Today digitally printed labels at Huangjin account for 30-40...

Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 190 installed at Hebei Weiyuan

Its products are targeted mainly at the pharmaceutical packaging sector. But the company’s key focus is on information technology, as its founder Zhai Dafa explains: ‘Informatization and digitization are the future trends of industrial development. Take label printing, for example, where the key...

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