If there’s one thing you can count on in our label and packaging industry it’s that there will always be change.

Looking at the last several months, this is an understatement. Material shortages, logistics entanglements, hiring challenges and the continuing effects of Covid-19 have changed the way we can actually run our companies – and the ways we can be profitable. With more changes looming (e.g.,...

In the changing market landscape, the importance of culture is a topic gaining attention, writes Paul Brauss
My best experience in the label and packaging industry included being part of a leadership team that expressed a genuine interest in learning how to manage the company with a process-centric approach to continuous improvement and cultural development. 
 
The system...
Nachum Korman, vice president and general manager of Worldwide Industrial Print Go-To-Market at HP Indigo, talks to Andy Thomas-Emans about this landmark installation and the impact of the new V12 press

Labels & Labeling: With HP Indigo completing 2,000 installations of the series 3 digital press, what are your thoughts on how the company has managed to maintain its leading position in the digital printing market since its acquisition by HP in 2001?

Nachum...

Labelexpo Americas provides a perfect opportunity to future-proof your business

With Labelexpo Americas almost upon us, those converters planning to attend will no doubt have already been thinking about what materials, technology and software they will need to look at with a view to enhancing their ability to cost-effectively produce the optimum label quality, reliability...

Chelsea McDougall returns to L&L as new editor

I’m not entirely new, however. From 2016 to 2021, I wrote about the North American label and packaging market on these very pages. I’ve met many of you at Labelexpo global shows, at TLMI and FTA meetings, and at supplier open houses. We’ve strategized at business meetings and laughed over dinner...

Vicki Strull rounds up some recent packaging design hits and misses
 
1. Miller gives a whole new meaning to the word ‘Lite’
As a vegetarian, I am by no means a...
The M&A locomotive shows no signs of slowdown. Barely two weeks go by without another notable transaction. Big companies, mid-sized entities and small businesses are all getting in on the action – shedding off some lesser-known and family names to forge brands that will become the next major players.

Indeed, labels and packaging remains one of the most sought-after platforms for investors. Despite all of the changes and turbulence we’ve seen over the last 15 years, the economics and durability of our industry prevail. Businesses and consumers still want – and need – the value made possible...

How packaging haptics and the power of touch build brand loyalty
Saving Apple boxes is a thing. Just ask the internet. A 2021 tweet about the collectible packages collected nearly 700,000 likes and fans created their own hashtag: #TeamKeepTheBox. And whether its boxes from Apple, Samsung, Hermes, Tiffany’s or Target, I’ve heard of people who use their...
A new generation of high-speed digital presses is closing the speed and productivity gap with flexo

A new generation of digital presses operating at speeds of 100m/min (328ft/min) and upwards is closing the speed and productivity gap with flexography and changing the way we view the conventional-digital equation. 

During recent open houses at Bobst, HP Indigo and Durst, a new generation...

After two years of pandemic restrictions, the industry has a new set of problems to face over the next 12 months
Just when the label industry thought it might be coming to the end of the, virtually global, Covid pandemic and the various lockdowns, the working from home restrictions, materials  and labor shortages, supplier bottlenecks, extended supplier lead times, and cost and price increases, so...

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