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...

The label industry is currently involved in a sustainability battle; finding ‘greener’ alternatives and reducing carbon footprint. But this concern reaches beyond the package and to another culprit for large quantities of waste – the product itself.

A UK converter is launching a ‘...

When I sat down in the meeting room at the Tarsus London office, group managing director Andy Thomas’s first words were ‘let me tell you about Labels & Labeling’. I was intrigued; how could there be a whole magazine dedicated to labels? To me, a label was just a label; a bit of paper stuck...

When news arrived at L&L of a potential breakthrough in printed solar batteries (see L&L issue 2), it reminded us that game-changing innovation will increasingly come from outside the industry’s traditional circle of equipment and consumables suppliers. The challenge will be to...

I suppose in many ways I have been fortunate to spend the past 30 or so years working with the label industry. Previous managerial roles in printing education, paper, print and packaging research and communication, and developing training for the paper products industry, provided me with a very...

This Labelexpo Americas will help define the future of digital printing in the label converting industry. Most of the major ‘conventional’ press manufacturers have now embraced digital solutions – although firmly as a complement to their conventional machines. Mark Andy is showing for the first...

At one end of the spectrum are the agencies which work directly with the client and simply deliver to the converter a final proof and a job file. The converter has no influence on any aspect of the job design or the material on which it will be printed. At the other end of the scale are clients...

With sustainability and package printing increasingly important topics in the industry, we can expect to see plenty of exciting developments at Labelexpo Americas’ EcoVillage area and...

I wrote about the beginning of the digital label revolution almost 20 years ago when Indigo and Xeikon launched their electrophotographic engines at Ipex ’93. I watched with amazement as the technology almost died through a lack of understanding of the PS industry, then bounced back when HP...

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