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 – ...

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...

Firstly, there was a fascinating panel discussion around global partnerships of label converters featuring Kurt Walker of tesa Bandfix in Switzerland and his Mexican partner Fernando Aranguren of Flexoprint. The two talked about...

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...

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