Hernan Braberman, partner and executive design director at Tridimage talks about Label Summit Latin America 2020

Can you tell us why you decided to present at this year’s Label Summit Latin America 2020 in Chile?

I am excited about the possibility of interacting and sharing experiences with the most recognized international experts in the world of packaging. This will be my fifth...

With growth slowing in developed markets, where can the label industry look to for future growth, writes Michael Fairley.

Not all countries and markets have been able to benefit from this evolving global label growth. Most western European countries and the United States are forecast to drop to 1 to 2 percent GDP growth per annum over the next five years. Even that may be optimistic, as the EU has recently...

Editor’s note: Challenges and opportunities

Our global editorial team takes a look at various markets: Europe, North America, Southeast Asia, China, India and Africa. Some common themes emerge. Growth has slowed – both in economic terms and within the label industry (not unrelated, of course) – in the developed markets of North America...

Tecscan inspection system

To ensure that the print quality is not compromised by dust and dirt emanating from the reel of paper or film, it is important that the substrate is kept clean as it enters the press. Equally, the print quality must controlled throughout the press run and factors such as tension and web guidance...

Navigating buyer/seller objectives is what makes or breaks a deal, writes Bob Cronin

1. Does the company really want to buy or sell? The hype surrounding M&A draws in plenty of prospective participants – some who in no way can manage the venture. Whether selling or acquiring, consider the following. What is reason for purchase or sale? Is company leadership...

Climate change. Can we make a difference?

Hardly a day goes by without the media carrying some news or feature article about extreme weather conditions. Hurricanes, storms, floods, drought, heat, cold  ̶  often claimed to be the worst, highest, lowest, driest, wettest, etc, ever known  ̶  and all placed at the door of climate change and...

Packaging: The secret weapon in omnichannel marketing

But as a design strategist and consultant to hundreds of brands, I know for a fact that brands cannot – and do not – live by digital alone. The multiple touchpoints of an omnichannel marketing campaign must tap into our senses beyond the screen. They must include a secret weapon. That secret...

Digitization and automation – a very different future, writes Mike Fairley

From first steps in digital pre-press and origination to digital printing using the electrophotographic and inkjet processes, as well as ever-increasing levels of automated press set-up, the world of label printing has already undergone quite significant change in a relatively short period of...

Labelexpo Europe. Don’t be fooled by the name. Not only is the Labelexpo Global Series’ flagship event truly a global show – 140 countries were represented this year, up from 125 in 2017 – but the 2019 edition was a landmark moment in its evolution from a dedicated label exhibition to a...

Example of an automated workflow

In the last ten years great advances have been made in the quality of flexographic printing of flexible packaging and labels more due to pre-press developments than the design of better flexo presses. 

Specifically, variations of the ‘flat dot’ have revolutionized flexo printing and...

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