China’s label production value chain has matured a great deal in recent years. The rapid rise of China’s domestic secondary market and westward march of industrial production has encouraged many suppliers and manufacturers to establish presence in these cities, providing better service through...

Stuart Kellock, MD of Label Apeel, on why digital printing has injected some fresh thinking into creative teams

For many people the jury is still out on digital printing. The cost and the quality of are laboriously compared to conventional printing. While what is so often...

At Labelexpo Americas two years ago, Latin American label converters had made their presence felt as never before. Visitor numbers from the region had not notably risen from the previous event – the difference had been felt thanks to their numerous orders of advanced machinery.

Before...

Change is inevitable. CPGs are feeling increasing pressure from consumers to lower the total carbon output of their products’ life-cycles. They are evaluating packaging on a macro level – reviewing specific areas within the value chain that can reduce wastage and pollution.

The label...

I was surprised at the result: over 90 percent gave their response as 'manufacturers'. If companies want to maintain profitability and grow, this must change.

In today's increasingly competitive environment, the art of producing high-quality labels is no longer sufficient to differentiate...

As printers we’re more than just big fans of fancy paper, ink finishes and a lovely product. We’re a wealth of creativity that often goes untapped. But at Label Apeel we’re championing the design and branding bods to...

The foundation in 2007 of Flexo Print, Bolivia’s first dedicated narrow web label converter – and its subsequent investment in machinery from Gallus, Nilpeter, Rotoflex and Karlville – is a story representative of three major trends in some of Latin America’s lesser developed label markets: the...

Participation in social media has increased within the label community over the last few years, albeit at a slower rate than most industries. At last year’s Labelexpo Europe, we saw around 30 converters and suppliers regularly talking about events as they happened via Twitter. At...

Up to now, foreign retailers have only been able to enter India with majority owned businesses if they are selling their own branded products – multiple brand vendors always needed to be in a minority partnership with an Indian partner.

Now that has changed, with the passing by the Indian...

The news that Smyth Companies has acquired Dow industries, and that Multi-Color Corporation (MCC) has increased its holdings in the European wine market demonstrates the profound impact of...

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