The ability to adapt to market innovations and trends has always been key in the printing field, and narrow web label producers are currently facing an increased demand to supply premium looking transparent products.

Installing an effective workflow does not have to be complicated. Within a week, Denver-based Blair Labeling, installed Esko Automation Engine QuickStart for Labels, and was able to reduce its manual prepress workload by more than 30%, feeding its five flexo presses and new digital press.

Packaging Innovations returns to the NEC on 28 February-1 March 2018, and is set to be the most innovative show to date. With over 290 exhibitors already signed up, the UK’s largest annual event for the whole packaging supply chain will feature the latest industry trends and technology, with many product launches planned for the show.

Tharstern, the MIS technology specialist for print, packaging and labelling industries, is in the running for a top industry award from the British Association for Print and Communications (BAPC).

When the printing capacity at Accent Etiketten outstripped the ability of the company’s production scheduling software, the Belgium label printer called on the services of HYBRID Software. The solution came in the form of a customised production scheduling tool within the industry-leading workflow software CLOUDFLOW.

Fantastic value for money, this competitively priced label finishing machine has a compact footprint. Designed to harmonise label production and increase the flexibility of label production from a range of ultra-narrow web label printers.

Labelexpo Asia 2017 will present the Digital Trail and Smart Zone features for the first time. Taking place in Halls E1 and E2 of the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from 5 – 8 December, they will highlight the latest advances in these technologies and their respective applications for label and package printing.

Codimarc, based in Oliveira Sao Mateus, Portugal is about to take its first step into digital colour label printing when it takes delivery of a Domino N610i ink jet label press in early December.

With a new format and a clean, elegant graphic line, the latest Adestor​ swatchbook is noteworthy for its functionality, including as a new feature at the end of each section an envelope for future product samples.

“Our commitment to the label business has been consistent since we launched our first Tau Press in 2011, said Tim Saur Managing Director & CEO of Durst USA and Canada. “The launch of the new Tau 330 RSC in Brussels was extremely well received and furthers our commitment”.

Prism Inks and Graphics One, located in Sunnyvale, California, are announcing an enhanced private label ink plan for its distribution partners. Based on the highly successful plan that Prism has offered for many years, it has now been enhanced so that no matter the size of a business partner, they can participate in the plan.

EFI and Xeikon have announced they have entered into an exclusive partnership for the EFI™ Jetrion® digital label and narrow web inkjet printing systems. Under the partnership, Xeikon will service, support and supply the worldwide Jetrion customer base, and continue the direct sales of Jetrion digital label printing systems as part of the Xeikon portfolio of digital dry toner and UV inkjet presses for the self-adhesive label market.

HYBRID Software achieved a major milestone at Labelexpo Europe 2017 with the sale of the 1,500th license of PACKZ, its professional native PDF editor for labels and packaging. The order was placed by French digital printer MR Cartonnage Numérique.

At IPEX 2017, Sun Chemical (stand G220C) is presenting its latest innovations in the field of low-energy printing for the sheet-fed commercial and packaging and the narrow web label markets.

At this years SGIA Expo, Durst will showcase several of their industry leading large-format digital printing solutions and those that received top honors from the Specialty Graphics Imaging Association (SGIA).

Labelexpo Europe 2017, the largest international event dedicated to the label and package printing sector, culminated in its biggest-ever edition with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor figures and show floor occupying nine exhibition halls – 12% bigger than 2015.

Riding on the success of its hugely popular and successful inkjet print engines, Industrial Inkjet Ltd (IIJ) has used Labelexpo in Brussels and Pack Expo in Las Vegas for the world launches of a new range of compact high-resolution colour print modules.

HYBRID Software’s first order in Ireland is a significant one, following the decision by J H Label Solutions in Co. Armagh to purchase two seats of PACKZ as well as the workflow software CLOUDFLOW, along with PROOFSCOPE and PACKZFLOW. The seats of PACKZ, which is the leading professional PDF editor for packaging and label workflows, were installed during September and have already improved productivity at the site as general manager, David Hedley, explains.

Turnkey workflow solutions for fast start-up, increased automation, enhanced collaboration and more demonstrate Esko’s ongoing investment in the labels & packaging market.

Tharstern, the technology for print, packaging and labelling industries, will be showing latest world-class MIS (Management Information Systems) developments at two print shows in the UK in the coming weeks.

Konica Minolta at Labelexpo yesterday announced a “100th customer” milestone, strategic partnership in Europe with finishing specialist GM and the launch of a new product to underpin its accelerating growth path within industrial printing.

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