As we reach the end of 2019, we take time to look back at the past 12 months and define our expectations and predictions for the year ahead.

Screen announces that leading UK label print provider, Hine Labels, is expanding its application offering by manufacturing flexible printed pouches with its UV inkjet label press under the brand name of houp.com.

The organizer of the Labelexpo and Brand Print Global Series’ of international trade shows, Tarsus Group, has announced a further two three-day events in China for 2020: Labelexpo South China and Brand Print China. This takes its total number of printing trade expos in the country to three.

When leading Mumbai-based label printer and converter Janus International sought greater efficiencies in the label production supply chain and to reduce the pressure on margins, the specialists in alcoholic beverage labels looked to Esko.

Squad, the brand-building firm who specialise in position, announced today they are behind the designs for JW Lees' 2020 seasonal beer range.

Chile is set to host the forthcoming 17th edition of Label Summit Latin America in March 2020, for only the second time. The two-day annual event, which rotates between key locations in the region, is the leading educational event supporting the label and package printing industry in Latin America.

Drytac®, a leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large format print and signage markets, has announced that a stunning new award-winning ReTac® Textures finish is now available globally.

Xeikon, a leading global innovator of digital printing technology, will present its latest innovations at Labelexpo Asia 2019. After a highly successful Labelexpo Europe in September of this year and an equally successful attendance at Printing United in Dallas in the US in October, Xeikon is committed to reaching out to the printers and converters in Asia Pacific and therefore attending this key event in Shanghai. Xeikon has a long history of manufacturing and implementing both toner-based and UV inkjet printing systems with open workflow software and application specific consumables. The company is set to bring its unique expertise and a creative portfolio of digital printing solutions and applications to provide the printers and converters in the Asian label and packaging communities with new ideas and guidance for business growth. Showcasing its entry-level digital label press, the Xeikon 3030, the company has taken a booth (P30) in the Flexpack Asia Arena.

The latest packaging solutions and technologies will take centre stage at Packaging Innovations 2020 when it returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 26 & 27 February. The two-day event will welcome more than 300 industry leading suppliers to its show floor, many of which will launch their latest developments live at the show. As the UK’s largest packaging event, and the only one that caters to the whole of the supply chain, the show will offer visitors an exclusive glimpse into the future of packaging.

It was hard to miss Xeikon at its prime location during the first Printing United trade show, held from October 23 to 25 in Dallas. The event marked the North American debut of the company’s CX500 product, and its Wall Deco Discovery solution.

The organizer of Labelexpo Asia 2019 has unveiled the details of its very first educational program at the upcoming ninth edition of the show, taking place at Shanghai’s New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from 3-6 December.

Xeikon America, Inc. and Anderson & Vreeland, Inc. today jointly announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Anderson & Vreeland will sell the Xeikon line of dry toner and inkjet-based digital label presses in the United States and Canada. The move, which was announced at the TLMI annual meeting, exponentially increases Xeikon’s sales strength in North America.

The organizer of Labelexpo Asia 2019 has unveiled further details for its themed show floor areas dedicated to flexible packaging production and smart technology. These, along with the main expo, mean that this ninth edition of the show is set to be its most extensive to date.

With an ever growing number of customers, Digiflex, one of the leading suppliers of flexographic plates in India, has installed Esko Automation Engine at its Hyderabad facility as part of a drive to improve efficiency.

CHILI publish, creator of market-leading software for smart artwork and marketing material creation, unveils the latest and most important label and packaging update - CHILI publisher 5.7. Based on user feedback and specific requests from the label and packaging market, this version includes the best barcode generation to date, a mixed inks feature that combines different processing steps into one color and a step feature in the PDF generator that optimizes workflow procedures. Visitors can experience the new features and view the Adobe® Illustrator® plug-in on demo at booth 11657 at Printing United, happening October 23 – 25, 2019 in Dallas.

Limo Labels has invested in a Xeikon CX3 digital label press. The agreement was completed at Labelexpo 2019. The privately owned company and leading manufacturer of labels in Scandinavia has made the investment to expand its digital capabilities and meet demand for growing volumes. The Xeikon CX3 will complement over 25 production lines in action at Limo Labels’ main plant in Stevnstrup in Denmark. These include a Xeikon 3300 digital Dry Toner press and 2 Xeikon Jetrion Inkjet presses. The company will take delivery of the new press in October 2019.

The landmark 40th anniversary edition of Labelexpo Europe 2019 has closed on a high note, with its largest, most international show held to date. A total of 693 exhibitors took part in the show, which took place between 24-27 September, at Brussels Expo in Belgium.

HYBRID Software is pleased to announce that they set new records for both demonstrations and sales at LABELEXPO Brussels. More than 500 companies visited HYBRID Software’s stand for product demos during the four days of LABELEXPO, and 27 customers purchased VDP (Variable Data Printing) software from HYBRID at the show. VDP is available as an option for HYBRID Software’s native PDF editors PACKZ and Stepz, with accelerated processing available through HYBRID’s CLOUDFLOW workflow.

Epson unveils ‘Exceed Your Vision’, a mural made of labels printed by the company’s new on-demand and industrial label inkjet printers.

A leading provider of integrated hardware and software solutions for packaging, labels and wide format customers, Esko has opened a brand new UK warehouse to bring faster direct shipping to its customers – and at reduced prices.

K-D Hermann GmbH contact Labelling Systems acts on the changed order situation in label printing and installs its first digital printing machine, the HP Indigo 6900.

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