QR codes were a popular topic at the recent Packaging Innovations show in London, but in two separate seminar sessions, Blippar and m2end highlighted Augmented Reality (AR) as an alternative in value-added packaging. 

Simon Jobling, commercial director of m2end, explained: ‘Augmented...

I was lucky enough to be invited to the celebrations to mark the inauguration of the company back in 1963. Although the earliest documentation that’s been found dates the company to February 1, it waited until warmer weather to invite around 200 customers, employees and members of the global...

North America label manufacturing executives convened at the 2013 TLMI Annual Converter Meeting in Palm Beach, Florida earlier this week. To kick things off, Alan Beaulieu, a principal at ITR Economics—who has now presented at the yearly meeting an unprecedented three times—shared his valued...

Colorado’s first brewpub, Wynkoop Brewing Company, founded in 1988, has a 20-barrel system for beer production, regularly offering 12 to 14 types of beer on tap. With 15 cases of beer in a barrel, the brewery requires only 7,000 cans when it wants to package and distribute any single batch of...

The ability to bring together a network of eight digital label converters and 10 conventional label converters across Europe to participate in a complex project under conditions of total secrecy shows a very useful model for future brand projects. The result was a highly impactful promotional...

The business models which sustained the label industry through times of double digit growth are now obsolete, with PS industry growth in North America, Europe and Japan barely reaching into the low single digits.

At the same time, at Labelexpo Europe we see an explosion of innovation from...

Labelexpo Europe 2013 is set to be the largest event in the show’s 33-year history as it returns to Belgium on 24-27 September.

The show now occupies seven halls at Brussels Expo and is on course to cover 31,500 sq m.

Historically, the Europe edition of the global Labelexpo series...

Ink suppliers at Labelexpo Europe 2011 presented in unison low migration solutions for the food packaging market, which has especially felt legislative pressures in Europe regarding contamination of products...

Label Summit Latin America begins tomorrow in Guadalajara, Mexico. With some 70 industry suppliers exhibiting, the event will provide further evidence of the investment and growth taking place in the region.

Indeed, there has been a...

Printing industry experts and economic analysts are optimistic about growth in Latin America, says James Quirk
 
Following AWA’s positive study of growth in the South American label markets (see Labels & Labeling issue 5 2012), a number of other...

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