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  • Getting certified

    Getting certified

    John Penhallow || April 15, 2014
    Some things change: in the recent weeks of unseasonably mild, sunny weather, many citizens of Western Europe have changed over to thinking that maybe global warming isn’t such a bad thing after all. However this early spring has come right on t…

  • Old-school sustainability

    Old-school sustainability

    April 15, 2014
    The TLMI 2014 Converter Meeting focused on business fundamentals – raising revenue, reducing costs and having a plan.

  • Synergy

    Steve Katz, Editor || April 15, 2014
    Synergy is defined as the interaction of multiple elements in a system to produce an effect different from or greater than the sum of their individual effects. The word comes from the Greek word synergia, which translates to “working together.&…

  • The Future of Flexo

    The Future of Flexo

    Steve Katz, Editor || April 8, 2014
    Industry experts from all facets of the label printing supply chain weigh in on flexo's future.

  • India

    India's label industry: cautious, but growing

    Harveer Sahni || April 7, 2014
    There is either growth or recession; anything that stagnates starts to deteriorate.

  • After the storm, Ksidrane is stronger than ever

    After the storm, Ksidrane is stronger than ever

    Steve Katz, Editor || March 24, 2014
    Devastated by Hurricane Sandy, a label converter’s industry peers and suppliers rallied to keep the company afloat – and the future has never been brighter.

  • Successful Label Summit Africa closes in Cape Town

    March 24, 2014
    The two-day conference and tabletop exhibition is South Africa’s largest dedicated label industry event.

  • Doctor Blades

    Doctor Blades

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || March 13, 2014
    These small consumables have a big impact on a converter’s final product.

  • The Eastern European Market

    The Eastern European Market

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || March 13, 2014
    This region is ready, willing and able to become more competitive.

  • Flexo Printing

    Flexo Printing

    Steve Katz, Editor || March 13, 2014
    Components of the label industry’s primary print process continue to advance, driving flexo’s evolution.

  • Narrow Web Profile: Logo Label Printing

    Narrow Web Profile: Logo Label Printing

    Steve Katz, Editor || March 13, 2014
    Targeting specific short run markets, this all-digital label printer is thriving.

  • Stop selling labels

    Rock LaManna || March 13, 2014
    Meet Brian Burley, president and CEO of Graphic Source. He’s not a printer, but he’s in the printing business. His specialty is wide-format printing and signage, but he doesn’t own any wide-format printing machines. In the blink of…

  • L9 announces World Label Award winners

    March 13, 2014
    The L9 associations have announced the results of the 2013 L9 World Label Awards competition judged by an international jury during Labelexpo in Brussels, September 2013. The L9 is the alliance of global label associations, formulating policies and s…

  • CCL acquires Sancoa and TubeDec

    March 13, 2014
    CCL Industries Inc. has signed a binding agreement to acquire Sancoa & TubeDec, privately owned companies with common shareholders supplying labels and plastic tubes to home & personal care customers in North America from three plants located…

  • Community

    Steve Katz, Editor || March 13, 2014
    This past winter has been brutal. Here in the Northeast, people will remember a frigid, unrelenting season, with temperatures struggling to get above freezing. There were several snowstorms, or “significant weather events,” as newscasters…

  • FINAT Congress 2014 program announced

    March 10, 2014
    The congress will take place in hotel Le Méridien Beach Plaza in Monte Carlo, Monaco, June 5-7.

  • Apex to introduce new products at Label Summit Africa

    March 3, 2014
    The company will release its UltraCell series of anilox rolls at the show.

  • Networking and education with FLAG

    Networking and education with FLAG

    Steve Katz, Editor || February 14, 2014
    The buying group is featuring a special promotion called the “FLAG 2014 Olympic Challenge.”

  • L9 announces World Label Award winners

    L9 announces World Label Award winners

    February 10, 2014
    Among the winners were TLMI members Collotype Labels, McDowell Label & Screen Printing and Smyth/Dow Industries.

  • FINAT prepares for the future

    FINAT prepares for the future

    February 7, 2014
    Europe’s labeling association develops new strategic initiatives to create a roadmap for success in a changing world.

  • FINAT to 'redesign the label' at tech seminar

    February 4, 2014
    The detailed program of this year's event in Barcelona has been released and registration is open.

  • Indio celebrates 120 years with 120 new labels

    Indio celebrates 120 years with 120 new labels

    Steve Katz, Editor || January 28, 2014
    New to the US market, the Mexican beer brand taps into the Hispanic Millenial’s bi-cultural passion.

  • Rapid growth for sleeve label consumption

    January 24, 2014
    Global consumption of sleeve labels is forecast to grow at a calculated annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.6% in the 2014-2019 period, according to a new market report by Smithers Pira. Sleeve label consumption is projected to reach 6,425 million m₂ i…

  • Conference Report: The AWA Release Liner Seminar

    Ann Hirst-Smith || January 24, 2014
    Every year during the busy autumn season of packaging industry shows and conferences, the release liner industry takes a day out to analyze its present, and its future, in pressure sensitive labeling. It was Europe’s turn this year to host the…

  • Static Control

    Static Control

    January 24, 2014
    Products abound to prevent static-causing print defects, while ensuring operator safety.

  • Quality Control

    Quality Control

    January 24, 2014
    A successful quality control system addresses all aspects of a label’s production, and ensures that new customers will become repeat customers.

  • Folding Cartons

    Folding Cartons

    January 24, 2014
    Both flexo and digital printing can help converters diversify into another packaging market.

  • GOA registration soars

    January 22, 2014
    The 39th annual show starts on Feb. 27 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

  • FINAT announces 2014 events schedule

    January 22, 2014
    Events include a technical seminar in Spain and its annual Congress in Monaco.

  • CCL to acquire Sancoa and TubeDec

    January 21, 2014
    Sancoa & TubeDec have common shareholders and supply labels and plastic tubes to home & personal care customers in North America.

  • Acucote names Dan O

    Acucote names Dan O'Connell vice president

    January 16, 2014
    O’Connell brings to the company more than 30 years of PS label industry experience.

  • Catching up with Don Nolan

    Catching up with Don Nolan

    January 7, 2014
    The president of Avery Dennison’s Materials Group talks sustainability with L&NW.

  • Holograms for the Holidays

    Holograms for the Holidays

    Steve Katz, Editor || December 23, 2013
    Eye-catching images help brands catch consumer attention during the retail market’s most profitable time of year.

  • Young managers, big ideas

    Young managers, big ideas

    December 19, 2013
    FINAT's Young Manager's Club adresses change with label business innovation.

  • Rapid growth for sleeve label consumption

    December 16, 2013
    Sleeve labels are growing at a faster rate than the label market as a whole, according to a new report by Smithers Pira.

  • Irish label converter adds Nanovis Nanocleaner

    December 11, 2013
    The Nanocleaner NWC-800 is able to recycle its non-volatile cleaning fluid and leaves no liquid wastes for disposal.

  • Harper congratulates Paul Teachout

    December 2, 2013
    Teachout has recently been appointed chairman of the TLMI Awards Competition, replacing the retiring Steve Lee.

  • Why today’s

    Why today’s 'Cool-Hand Luke' owner will be tomorrow’s nail-biter

    Rock LaManna || December 2, 2013
    Label converters benefit from making strategic decisions while the going is good.

  • Labelexpo Europe Post-Show Report

    Labelexpo Europe Post-Show Report

    Steve Katz, Editor || November 21, 2013
    Confidence and optimism permeated the halls of the show’s largest edition to date.

  • Special Effects Labels

    Special Effects Labels

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || November 21, 2013
    So long as there is competition on store shelves, there will be a demand for special effects labels.

  • Digital Printing

    Digital Printing

    Steve Katz, Editor || November 21, 2013
    Improved technology has an increasing number of converters adding digital presses.

  • Narrow Web Profile:  Paris Art Label

    Narrow Web Profile: Paris Art Label

    Steve Katz, Editor || November 21, 2013
    Strategic acquisitions, experience and digital printing are keys to the success of this expanding beauty label specialist.

  • A label printing co-op

    A label printing co-op

    Rock LaManna || November 21, 2013
    At first glance, you’d think the main reason to join the printing co-operative Flexo Label Advantage Group (FLAG) is to save money. It is a reason, without a doubt, but as FLAG President and CEO John McKay notes, what the co-op offers is someth…

  • Label Arts acquired by investment firm

    November 21, 2013
    Label Arts LLC has been acquired by Field Ventures LLC., a private investment firm based in Northbrook, IL, USA. The label converter, based in Kemp, TX, USA, makes a range of label products, including preprinted, blank, RFID and custom labels, along…

  • Screen USA launches inkjet label printing system

    Screen USA launches inkjet label printing system

    November 21, 2013
    Screen USA has announced the commercial launch of the Truepress Jet L350UV inkjet label printing system. The Truepress Jet L350UV is able to handle security printing required by the label printing industry. Its launch demonstrates Screen’s fir…

  • ASL Print FX wins ‘Best of the Best’ award

    November 21, 2013
    Ontario, Canada-based ASL Print FX recently was awarded the first ever World Label Association’s “Best of the Best” award for its Rennie Estate Winery label at the Global Label Awards in Brussels. The international award, considere…

  • Vintage 99 expands in Northern California

    November 21, 2013
    Vintage 99 Label Mfg., Inc., has announced the company’s expansion to Sonoma County, CA, USA. After successfully servicing the California wine region and beyond for 14 years from its Livermore plant, Vintage 99 Label has revealed the details ab…

  • No exception

    Steve Katz, Editor || November 21, 2013
    “Everything that can become digital will become digital. Printing is no exception.” The above statement made in 1993 by Indigo founder Benny Landa, who sold his company to HP in 2001, was probably scoffed at by some in the printing indus…

  • Looking at Linerless

    Looking at Linerless

    November 12, 2013
    Harveer Sahni, Tarcisio Scapinelli and Tomas Rink discuss the potential for Ritrama's "simple, yet intricate" Core Linerless Solution.

  • What’s next for release liner?

    What’s next for release liner?

    Ann Hirst-Smith || November 5, 2013
    The recent AWA seminar on label release liner focused on issues and opportunities.