The South China Label Show is held in Guangzhou and gives converters in the massively industrialized southern regions a chance to see the latest developments in label technology. Although the major Labelexpo Asia event is held in Shanghai this year, many southern converters are reluctant to make...

It has been interesting to look at the reactions of various businesses to the almost continuous negative economic, business and global news on television, in the business press and on the internet. There are some that appear to have virtually 'frozen' their whole operation - they stop investing...

Labelexpo Europe continues to go from strength to strength. As the world’s most important showcase for new developments in the world of labels, narrow web converting and now print packaging, it is a must-see event for label and packaging printers...

The ‘developing’ markets of India and China were to a large extent insulated from the worst effects of the global crisis by high (if reduced) levels of domestic demand, and are now showing the highest rates of global growth in all label categories.

In Latin America, converters are...

Danielle Jerschefske identifies some of the most eye-catching designs in the current trend towards ‘nostalgic and patriotic’ in the label and packaging world

This Svedka vodka party edition American flag shrink sleeve label...

I recently attended Brigl and Bergmeister’s ninth Label Conference in Bad Hofgastein, Austria. A full write up will be published in L&L issue 6 but here are a couple of personal highlights.

The overriding theme that emerged was sustainability. David Ravnjak, F&E Papirnica Vevce,...

2011 was an eventful year in the label world. This year, the popularity of ‘smart labels’ will surely continue to grow and new innovations will be launched accordingly.  A recent ...

There was a shocking moment at the recent Finat congress in Athens when Louis Lindenberg, Unilever’s global packaging sustainability director, told delegates that no solution exists to the problem of separating silicone from paper release liners so they can be recycled.

How is it possible...

Digital printing has matured on the two major toner platforms (HP Indigo and Xeikon) into a high quality, repeatable alternative – and complement – to conventional offset and high quality UV flexo, and now the emphasis is on more flexible converting platforms and automating workflow onto and...

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