Label Congress 2021, organized by Labelexpo Global Series, attracted 743 visitors to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL for the industry’s first in-person conference and exhibition event since the start of the global pandemic.

Kristi Duvall, Vice President of Sales for The BoxMaker, has been selected as a recipient of the 2021 Women in Wide Format Award. One of six women being honored by this year’s program, Kristi is the only winner representing the packaging industry.

Xeikon takes another strategic step forward with the announcement of new areas of innovation. The Xeikon vision has always been to offer printers and converters a clear and viable pathway to digital transformation. With its comprehensive portfolio and raft of new and innovative digital printing solutions, Xeikon is now ready to move to the next level. Printers and converters are searching for solutions that will enable them to achieve business growth, provide the highest quality and offer creative products to meet today’s ever-evolving consumer demand. Online ordering has increased the need for automation, high -quality color controls and faster production speeds. Xeikon’s extensive and innovative digital portfolio, in-depth knowledge of digital technology and long -standing experience working with companies that move to digital has positioned them as the world’s go-to advisor for businesses looking to safeguard the future of their print production and manufacturing operations.

FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division, today announces its plan to showcase and preview the new FUJIFILM Digital UV Inkjet Label Press LP350 (hereafter LP350) at the Label Congress 2021 event being held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, on September 29th and 30th, booth #71.

HYBRID Software, the global software development company supplying solutions for label and packaging printing, has announced the re-launch of their product website STEPZ. Based on the award-winning PACKZ technology, STEPZ is the entry-level software perfect for digital printers looking to enter the HYBRID Software world.

The Sihl Group is taking the next step on its transformation journey into becoming a modern technology company: On September 1, 2021, Stefan Benito will assume the new position of Vice President Commercial for EMEA and APAC.

Epson today (14th September) announced it will be showcasing its leading SurePress® L-6534VW UV digital label press at Label Congress 2021 from Sept. 29-30 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago. Label Congress 2021 is a new event from the Labelexpo team and has been specifically tailored to the current climate and will give a much-needed chance for the industry to meet in person. Epson will showcase its leading label solution, including its proprietary Epson clear digital varnish ink, in booth #37.

For the second year in a row – before the annual The Congress on November 9 – VIGC (Flemish Innovation Center for Graphic Communication) is organizing a Hackathon on October 25 and 26. This year it will be renamed to the European Graphic Arts Hackathon. Of course with good reason…

Staffordshire-based Performance Print, the independent engineering and consultancy firm which supports customers across the labels and flexible packaging industry, is celebrating a successful first year of operating.

Xaar, the leading inkjet printing technology group, says the advanced capabilities of its Ultra High Viscosity technology demonstrates the significant difference that inkjet printing can make to labels and packaging.

As Limpet Labels sees demand for its digital print services grow – ‘digital’ now represents over 80% of its business – the label specialist has expanded its machinery with a third SCREEN inkjet press: the Truepress Jet L350UV SAI S 7-colour. “This machine enhances our colour gamut while at the same time helping us save ink, making our operations more cost-efficient”, says Nathan Williams, Operations Manager.

Simon Cosh, an inkjet specialist with more than 30 years’ experience in the print and graphic communications industry, has been appointed UK and Ireland Label Business Development Manager by Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies.

In response to an ever-evolving market and shorter lead times, Italian label specialist Etifix needed a new digital press to meet demand. The solution: the Truepress Jet L350UV SAI E. Focusing on high quality standards and ambitious sustainability requirements, Etifix chose SCREEN’s latest label printing technology for its wider and consistent colour range.

Tarsus Group, organizer of the Labelexpo Global Series of exhibitions and conferences, has announced that registration for Labelexpo Asia is now open. Labelexpo Asia takes place at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai, China, between 7-10 December 2021.

Nazdar's original equipment manufacturer (OEM) ink products drew widespread praise at Seiko and People & Technology's (P&T) recent OpenWeek event after being used to produce high quality labels and packaging applications at the showcase.

SCREEN Americas announces the sale of its Truepress Jet L350UV+ to Alliance Graphics and Printing in Houston, Texas. The sale marks the first label press sold by SCREEN Americas to a Texas-based printer paving the way for an increase in label production in the region.

With the recent installation of a preowned Truepress Jet L350UV, UK label manufacturer Positive ID Labels has expanded its digital offering to customers to three digital printers, bringing it closer to its goal of a one-stop label shop.

A line-up of high-profile speakers from across the label and package printing industry are set to take part in the Label Congress 2021 educational program that will run alongside the main exhibition on the first two days of the show. It is the first live event of its kind to take place this year in North America.

Content Management in WebCenter from Esko is making significant time and cost savings for brands, with one multinational customer reducing its end-to-end labelling lead time from 14 weeks to just 14 days with structured content.

Springfield Solutions, a 100% digital UK label specialist, has expanded its capacity with a new SCREEN L350+ LM – its fifth SCREEN machine. The company needs the extra capacity to serve growing demand from customers during and after the pandemic.

Lintec Europe today announces CY8525, a new, highly durable, water-based inkjet printable labelstock, suitable for a variety of industries from manufacturing, to chemical industry, to healthcare and pharmaceuticals.

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