Returning to China for Labelexpo Asia in Shanghai provided an opportunity to gauge the development of the label industry in the country.

Firstly, the quality of manufacturing is improving – the exhibition even saw the launch of a digital press...

With less than ten weeks to go before Labelexpo Americas, the event organizers have reported the show will feature ...

Labelexpo Europe 2011 was a great show with a lot of buzz about the place. To me, the digital hall had the biggest and best buzz of all! The head to head – EFI v HP v Xeikon – digital print workshops were great, a real showcase to watch the latest developments. The best bit was watching Filip...

Delegates heard success stories from converters from around the world with different levels of digital integration with their conventional businesses, including a whole new generation of fully digital label converters which not only have no conventional equipment, but do not even have a sales...

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...

Each Labelexpo sends its own message about the state of the industry and future directions. The recent show in Chicago was all about automation and efficiency – key ways in which label converters can transform their businesses.

Process automation has two aspects – getting jobs efficiently...

Its not often that you get such a perfect snapshot of how difficult it is to achieve an objective view of the environmental credentials of a product.

The studies, commissioned by Flint Group and by Dupont, concluded, respectively that solvent-based processing is more environment friendly...

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