A guide through the due diligence process by bob Cronin of Open Approach

This four-part series will guide you through the essentials of evaluating prospects, a process known as due diligence. Due diligence encompasses the activities performed during a transaction to find out the issues or to present the most favorable position to the acquirer. While your organization...

Branding and design: Thwarting the counterfeiters

As a designer and brand strategist in labels and packaging, I know that counterfeit products cost the economy billions a year. Fortunately, I know how to look for signs of counterfeiting. 

The next time I ordered it, I noticed the packaging was produced on a high-quality substrate with 4-...

An inter-connected global economy facing disruption

However, that may all be about to change as the impact of the coronavirus as it spreads across the world, increasingly comes into play on both global manufacturing and financial markets. Indeed, the virus has undoubtedly drawn much wider attention to the connected nature of today’s global...

Label Industry 4.0 – myth or reality?

I was recently asked to develop feature ideas for the Gulf Print & Pack show focusing on ‘Industry 4.0’ automation. It soon became clear that this much-discussed term provokes a wide range of interpretations. So what should we understand by ‘Industry 4.0’, and what are the implications for...

Coronavirus dominates headlines

The impact of the coronavirus on the label and package printing industry will be felt hard, as in all other areas of our lives. As this edition of Labels & Labeling went to press at the end of March, the situation was changing daily. 

Three of our writers report on the crisis: Mike...

Suggested guidelines on the role of labels in the essential supply chain during the Coronavirus pandemic

This week, Finat issued a press statement stressing the role of self-adhesive roll labels and narrow web packaging as essential component of the critical infrastructure for the food and medical sectors. Following this statement Finat received questions from several members indicating that more...

Interview with Germán Calvi director of Etiketten SA who tells us why he’s taking part as panelist in our forthcoming Label Summit Latin America 2020

Can you tell us why you decided to take part in this year’s Label Summit Latin America 2020 in Chile?

First and foremost, I am most grateful for the invite and it is an honor to take part in such an important event in our language and with a perspective that’s closer to...

 Francisco Bardi, senior consultant at Graphic Executive Management

Can you tell us why you decided to present at this year’s Label Summit Latin America 2020 in Chile?

I received an invitation directly from the organizers of the Label Summit, which is an honor for me. I have attended several previous Label Summits and it is a very...

Mariana Soto Urzúa, Cenem general manager explains why she's speaking at Label Summit 2020

Can you tell us why you decided to present at this year’s Label Summit Latin America 2020 in Chile?

Hello, it’s a pleasure talking to you, and thank you for inviting me to be part of this great event. Cenem has wanted greater visibility...

Micro embossing

In this article, we hear from three companies very much involved in helping label converters to achieve that little bit extra when it comes to adding value to the label. We will see that foiling can add that extra sparkle to the label, embossing can give the label depth and micro-embossing can...

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