The changing landscape of label printing

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Over the last thirty years there has been a startling evolution in both the equipment and printing methods used for the manufacture of self-adhesive labels.

In the early 1980s the predominant process used was semi-rotary and rotary letterpress. By the mid-1980s rotary letterpress made up almost 70% of all new narrow-web press installations each year. At this time flexographic process was deemed by many as inferior.

John Morton

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John has hands-on experience of all the major printing processes and has held operational and technical development roles at director level in the packaging sector. A qualified printer, John’s career spans magazine production, commercial print, packaging and label production.

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Robert Shimmin

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Robert has held senior marketing and business development positions in the print, packaging and label sector spanning more than 20 years.  He is a regular contributor of articles to the print and packaging trade press and has supported initiatives that seek to build awareness of the latest resear

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