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Steve Katz, Editor
October 9, 2012
As I go over my piles of notes, press kits and photos from Labelexpo, there is something that stands out. In talking with exhibitors and attending press conferences, I noticed a particular emphasis on the customer – getting to know who you are…  Read More »
Steve Katz, Editor
September 1, 2012
Labelexpo exhibitors don’t have it so easy. Setting up a booth can be a logistical nightmare, not to mention expensive. I don’t pretend to know how much these things cost, but I imagine, taking into account the number of people needed to…  Read More »
Steve Katz, Editor
July 10, 2012
At the recent FINAT Congress in Athens, a speaker addressing the audience made the requisite request that attendees switch their cell phones and mobile devices to “silent” mode. He didn’t say to turn them off. In fact, as he made th…  Read More »
Steve Katz, Editor
May 22, 2012
When I told a friend of mine I was heading to Florida to write an article about a label company, he said, “I guess every company has a story.” While that may be obvious, it sure holds true. Whether a business’s front door is attache…  Read More »
Steve Katz, Editor
April 19, 2012
The readers of Label and Narrow Web – label converters and their suppliers – drive our editorial content. After all, you are the experts. Often times we reach out to you for article input, whether it’s about how you’re convert…  Read More »
Steve Katz, Editor
March 7, 2012
My favorite school subject was always history. Mr. Feldstein, my 7th grade teacher, was particularly good, and his lesson on how the United States expanded west of the Mississippi will be one that I’ll never forget. He really hammered home the…  Read More »
Steve Katz
January 18, 2012
As the cliché goes, “change is inevitable.” But it’s also true, and it’s everywhere. Take a look at our industry. In the grand scheme of things, a decade is not a very long period of time, but in the labeling industry i…  Read More »
Jack Kenny, Editor
November 17, 2011
If anyone doubted that people need labels, that doubt was buried in Brussels this year. The need for top quality labels and packaging drove thousands of label manufacturers from every corner of the world to invest in the trip to Labelexpo Europe, whe…  Read More »
Jack Kenny
October 4, 2011
A crowd of label industry people can offer the equivalent of a college course. Around the world, small groups of converters and suppliers mingle at open house events, product roadshows, educational forums, and regional association meetings. Larger ev…  Read More »
Jack Kenny
September 8, 2011
The build-up to Labelexpo Europe is always enjoyable, and the show itself is exciting. For anyone who has not been there – and I strongly encourage you to go – it is the ne plus ultra of label industry events. Networking, education, new m…  Read More »
Jack Kenny
July 12, 2011
What a list of challenges: Customers who don't want to – or can't – pay more for labels, rising energy costs, rising demands for service, competition from low-ballers, competition from other continents, restricted availability of…  Read More »
Jack Kenny
May 24, 2011
Lots of news, lots of stories to tell. Folks in our industry have gotten mighty loquacious in the past few months. They have things to say about their companies and they're typing them up and sending them to the news outlets in record volume. I'm get…  Read More »

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