A collaboration of Avery Dennison with Italian design agency Smith Lumen and Italian printer Rotas Italia has resulted in an award-winning design project in wine & spirits. Converters, designers and brand owners are now being invited to receive their own copy of the ‘Black & White’ envelope, with its set of inspiring wine and spirits labels that follow a common design theme.

Color-Logic has certified the Nilpeter Panorama DP-3 stand-slone digital press for use with the Color-Logic process for label applications.

X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in color science and technology, and Pantone LLC, today announced six new libraries for PantoneLIVE™, a cloud-based digital color standard ecosystem. Developed with their PantoneLIVE Preferred Partner for ink supply, Sun Chemical, the six new dependent standard libraries are ideal for UV-cured flexography printers and converters allowing them to accurately match achievable Pantone Colors in label and carton applications. Consumer goods companies and designers can use the new libraries to better define, create, visualize and communicate color palettes for clear film packaging, aluminum labels and recycled cartons produced with UV-cured flexographic printing technology.

Handy Labels has been going strong since 2007 and last year extended its reach even further with a fresh new website, helping artisan businesses to improve their packaging and accessibility. Running steadily over this decade have been two Roland DG SOLJET Pro 4 XR-640 large format printer/cutters.

The launch edition of Labelexpo Southeast Asia – the biggest label and package printing event in the region – has exceeded all expectations, with 7,934 attendees from 62 countries flocking to BITEC in Bangkok, Thailand for the three day show from 10-12 May. Exhibitor rebookings for the next edition in 2020 already stand at 42 percent – the highest following a Labelexpo event launch to date.

The search is underway for the world’s leading pioneers and innovators in the label and package printing industry! Marking 15 years of Label Industry Global Awards, this year there are four prizes up for grabs at the industry’s prestigious Oscars, as the awards honor those organizations and individuals who have excelled in the label and package printing sector through innovation and best practice.

Ian Woodhead, managing director of Sudbury based ‘one stop label shop’ Anglia Labels, is delighted with his latest investment in a 5 colour Domino N610i ink jet label press. The Domino press was installed in February 2018 and Ian reveals, “Within just one month of installation, we had improved our lead times and quality, and reduced our running costs, and we were already printing 25% of our turnover on the Domino press.”

A new collection of printed samples showcasing the extensive portfolio for label and packaging applications from Creas​et, Lecta's range of one-side coated.

Color-Logic has certified the HP Indigo 6900 digital press with silver ink for label and packaging applications. Confirming the certification, Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing Mark Geeves said: "Silver ink on the HP Indigo 6900 press, when used with the Color-Logic Process Metallic Color System, yields great advantages for brands requiring labels or shrink film packaging. Combining the two technologies produces as many as 250 metallic colors and a virtually unlimited variety of decorative effects for enhancing and protecting products."

At Dscoop Dallas, HP Inc. announced the winners of the 3rd annual HP Inkspiration Americas Awards, recognizing the most innovative brand experience produced with HP digital printing technology, and Rod Key Marketing Excellence Awards for the companies with the most creative marketing campaigns to promote their businesses.

Epson America, Inc. have announced Best Label Inc., a privately-owned label manufacturer on the West Coast with facilities in Mexico and California, has purchased and installed the Epson SurePress® L-6034VW to expand their short-run label printing offerings for customers in several markets, including food, beverage, health, beauty, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, sports, automotive, agricultural, and chemical manufacturing. Best Label purchased the SurePress to produce high-quality, custom, pressure-sensitive labels printed on a variety of media.

Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, has confirmed that Italgrafica Sistemi, of Italy, will be the world’s customer for the new OMET XJet. Powered by Durst, the integrated hybrid solution for a wide range of high-performance labels and packaging printing will be installed at its headquarters in Castelgomberto, in the province of Vicenza, in the early summer.

Epson America, Inc. have announced SixB Labels, the premier source for labels, decals and bar codes in the Southwest, has purchased and installed its second Epson SurePress® L-4033AW digital label press to meet increasing customer demands in the graphic, manufacturing, food, service, beauty, and health industries. SixB Labels purchased its second Epson digital label press for its wide range of full-color label capabilities to produce semi-gloss and BOPP labels, as well as to expand its short-run label printing offerings to customers.

CS Labels are delighted to announce the acquisition of a new dedicated manufacturing facility to fulfil increased demand. The announcement comes the day of their flexible packaging seminar and exhibition stand appearance at the Packaging Innovations show taking place tomorrow and Thursday in Birmingham, UK.

Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, will be presenting the stunning results obtained from its Durst Tau label and specialty packaging printers at Label&Print 2018 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham, UK.

Xeikon Café Exhibition and Conference (20-23 March 2018 in Belgium) will include an impressive set of speakers from both brands and printers with thought-provoking and inspiring presentations that will provide the audience with tangible ideas and concepts to implement in their own businesses. The conference will explore how packaging innovation can enhance and elevate businesses through a series of strategic business-oriented presentations. Full details of the Conference agenda are available on the Xeikon Café website: www.xeikoncafe.com.

Nutreelife are a family run business based in Lancashire, UK. Late last year they began to produce high-quality plant-based sports nutrition products with a genuine difference. Although they are a new company, their production experience is certainly not new.

HP has expanded its labels and packaging portfolio with solutions to drive the printing and converting toward more flexible, productive and profitable digital printing of any application. New solutions include the HP Indigo 6900 Digital Press for labels and packaging and HP PageWide C500 Press for mainstream corrugated production.

Innovation will take centre stage when the UK’s largest packaging event, Packaging Innovations, Empack and Label&Print 2018, returns to the NEC later this month. In its most innovative show to date, visitors will be able to discover the latest cutting-edge products and new industry developments, alongside more sustainable packaging than ever before.

Passionate and positive customer feedback will help shape Durst thinking for future events after record attendances at the “inspiring and engaging” Digital Days at its world headquarters in Brixen, northern Italy, that concluded on Friday [February 9].

Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, together with OMET, manufacturer of printing and converting machines, have strengthened their collaboration with the introduction of the new OMET XJet. Powered by Durst, the integrated hybrid solution for a wide range of high-performance labels and packaging printing guarantees flexibility and cost savings.

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