Labelexpo Europe once again emphasized and enhanced the trends towards digital label printing, added-value solutions, and a continuing move by narrow web converters into areas of package printing. 

Over the past eight years, well over 1,500 digital presses have been installed in the...

Firstly, all recessions are opportunities as well as threats. Leading global businesses like Apple, Google and Starbucks were launched at the depths of previous recessions. Why? Because recessions force everybody, from consumers downwards, to reconsider how they operate. When everything is...

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...

Certainly there are already well-over 1,000 digital web-fed printing machines installed in label converting plants worldwide. Most of these are currently digital toner presses from HP Indigo or Xeikon, although the first color inkjet systems are now also being installed.

Many label...

The conventional press manufacturers were hitting back hard against the increasing reach digital printing into higher run lengths. This fight back is happening on two fronts.

Firstly, presses can now be changed between jobs – and between processes – in astonishingly short times, given...

For the past three years Labels & Labeling has undertaken industry surveys in all the key markets where it organizes exhibitions, summits or conferences. In virtually every market surveyed to date, education and training is identified as one of the main industry needs required to stimulate...

Since starting at Labels & Labeling I’ve become aware of the standards put in place to protect consumers’ health, particularly with regards to ink migration and adhesives for food applications.

It has occurred to me when buying fruit and vegetables, having peeled off the label and...

Campbell’s Go soup line aimed at Millennials comes in a microwaveable flexible package printed with high quality graphics. The wise brand, which is offering six bold new options...

For me there were a number of big themes at this Labelexpo Europe: the maturing of digital label printing into a system to rival (and enhance!) the traditional print processes; the rapid development of conventional presses into ‘CNC-tooling’ systems embedded in digital workflows; the rapid...

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