A particular highlight of the first Label Summit Africa, held in March in Cape Town, was the high number of brand owners and designers in attendance.

Brand owners and designers represented...

The solid waste legislation passed recently by the Brazilian government (see our Brazil Summit review) is one of the most far reaching in the world, and has put release liner...

You could almost hear the sigh of relief as the doors closed on Labelexpo Europe in Brussels in September. Converters did come to the show – ...

On recent travels, I have continued to hear more active discussions around sustainability in the label industry. It has been inspiring, fulfilling and pulls the curtain back on what being greener really means. It’s far more than selecting a certified paper facestock that costs more and might not...

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...

The Digital Label Summit revealed that digital has become a mainstream printing technology, taking its place alongside letterpress, flexography, screen and offset.

The worldwide installed base of 1,169 digital label presses in 2009 represented 15 percent of all new roll-fed presses...

In issue 2 of L&L we take a closer look at how die-cutting and finishing skills can open up new, value added markets.

Called by many ‘functional’ converting or ‘converting beyond print’, we are...

Figures suggest there are 285 million people worldwide with a visual impairment. With this in mind, a number of interesting innovations are emerging within the label industry.

Labels are read for primary product information and are also a key marketing tool in getting consumers to notice...

The ability of a Krones modular labeler to switch rapidly between cold glue, hot melt or PS heads, for example, allowed end users to introduce PS labels to premium brands previously using wet glue, opening up a new market for added value label conversion.

In issue 6 of L&L we report...

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