The planned free trade agreement between Colombia and the United States will come into force on May 15 this year. It is a further boon to a country that has seen a dramatic reversal in fortune in recent years.

Under president Juan Manuel...

EskoArtwork recently introduced its new mobile applications at its Users Conference in New Orleans. These incredible apps will certainly fill a communication void when it comes to remote job approval, benefiting both converter and brand. Esko is leading the way in which modern packaging...

Highly trusted brands and retailers find themselves facing a public relations disaster (though not as yet, thankfully, a public health disaster) and the European regulatory authorities stand ready to prosecute the manufacturers at the center of the scandal, forcing the processed food chain to...

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...

It’s now more than 400 years since the first recorded printed labels were being produced. At that time they would have been printed on hand-made paper using relief letterpress type or images cut into wood or metal, with impression pressure applied through a wooden hand press and simple screw...

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...

Pernod Ricard USA launched its first California still premium red wine brand, a 2010 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Syrah. Pernod’s global wine division developed the brand, Deadbolt, with Philip Laffer as chief winemaker.

The blend is wholly new and...

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...

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