Personalized versioning is packaging targeted to an individual consumer

So naturally, I looked at the number of my unopened emails. I have 1,015. 

Your turn. I’ll wait while you check. (When I ask this question in my live presentations – remember those? – the highest number of unopened emails that someone in the audience has ever had is 47,202.)

Why is...

The Mike Fairley column : A catalyst for change

In the early days of the pandemic lockdown there were, often quite baffling, scenes of mass panic buying, particularly of food and pharma products. This, in turn, lead to substrate and ink suppliers, die-makers, as well as label converters, all trying to meet increased demand for labels in the...

The Andy Thomas-Emans column

Less than a decade ago flexible packaging was all about wide web, long run, cost-efficient commodity production. Presses were highly specialized monsters, based either around Central Impression drum (CI) flexo, or unit-type gravure presses. Use of water-based and solvent inks for flexo and...

This issue of Labels & Labeling is the third that has gone to press while the magazine’s team – editorial, sales, production – has been working entirely from home.

For our editors, columnists and correspondents, this is no great change – we have long been accustomed to not being in the office; if not working from home, then frequently from airport lounges and hotel rooms while travelling. But for the wider team to be working from home simultaneously is...

Key packaging trends in the post-Covid supply chain

None of us could have predicted the impact of Covid-19 on our global and local communities at the end of Q1 2020. Many questions linger within the packaging supply chain: Will Covid-19 change the mindset of consumers? Will sustainability continue to be on the forefront of innovation in packaging...

Omron has launched the V/F400 and V/F300 Series smart cameras, the latest additions to its MicroHawk line

Over recent years JIT workflows have been at the forefront of the way in which production and deliveries are planned. However, the current pandemic has thrust even more pressure on getting labels to the product manufacturer, especially in the food and pharmaceutical sectors which have seen vast...

How to evaluate an acquisition: Part II

Still, rosy times or not, there are essentials for evaluating an acquisition. In our first installment on due diligence (in L&L’s April-May 2020 issue), we covered ownership structure and financials, which are the foundation for any transaction. If your target matches these preliminary...

Branding and design: Delivery is just the beginning

It’s a trend that began in early March, even before most US states ordered ‘shelter-in-place’ restrictions. The March data shows e-commerce sales in the US up nearly 40 percent year-over-year, and Rakuten Intelligence reports that digital grocery shopping rose more than 200 percent over a three-...

The Andy Thomas-Emans column: Converters adapt to ‘new normal’

Speaking to a few label converters about their experiences up to now, key issues to address are starting to emerge. 

Customer facing: No face to face meetings by sales teams and customer service reps with clients or prospective clients will change the way the approval...

Javier Ibero, Latam manager for Eadec, a Spanish label converter

L&L: Your father founded the original label printing company Eadec in Spain. Tell us about the history of the business. 
JI: My father, Ildefonso Ibero, was the founder of the company in 1994, along with three partners in a small town in northern Spain...

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