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.

Mammoth Labels & Packaging started as Boehm Inc. in 1952 with a focus on office equipment, stationary, stamps and engraving. Over the years as technology changed, so did the company’s focus. It entered the label printing business with two flexo presses in the late 1990’s and continued with stamps, engraving and industrial marking & coding equipment. In 2005, it became an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) in which the company is owned by the employees. Every employee is motivated in knowing that their hard work and personal success directly impacts the company’s success. Today, pressure sensitive labels make up approximately 70% of the company sales, and industrial marking & coding is 30%.

Labelexpo Global Series organizer Tarsus Group has announced that Labelexpo Southeast Asia is moving from its current dates of 12-14 May 2022 to 9-11 February 2023. The exhibition remains located at BITEC, Bangkok.

Labelexpo Global Series organizer Tarsus Group has announced the cancellation of Labelexpo India 2021. The show will now take place on 9-12 November 2022, allowing time for the Covid-19 vaccination program to roll out and for the situation to normalise next year. The show will remain at its existing location at Expo Centre & Mart in Greater Noida - Delhi NCR.

Leading global packaging and paper group Mondi has partnered with German manufacturer VPF, an expert in self-adhesive materials and coatings, to create the world’s first sustainable release liner range made from recycled paper.

What began as a breakthrough solution for PET plastic bottles can now make PET packages in a range of markets more recyclable: today Avery Dennison announced the latest iteration of its award-winning CleanFlake™ filmic label materials, which are now suitable for PET packaging in food, home and personal care and other segments in addition to beverages.

Three days of high-level conference and masterclass content to run alongside exhibition hall in Rosemont, IL this September.

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