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  • 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.

  • Heidelberg Label Days focuses on IML

    Heidelberg Label Days focuses on IML

    Steve Katz, Editor || October 17, 2013
    At the Print Media Center, the Speedmaster XL 106-6-P+L UV with CutStar showcased its flexibility in producing high-quality in-mold labels.

  • Staples adds a pair of HP Indigo WS6600 presses

    October 17, 2013
    Growth in Staples’ prime label and flexible packaging business has fueled greater demand for shorter printing runs and customization.

  • Label Arts acquired by investment firm

    October 16, 2013
    The Texas-based converter specializes in medical and industrial labels.

  • Screen USA launches inkjet label printing system

    October 14, 2013
    The Truepress Jet L350UV delivers a printing speed of 164 feet per minute.

  • ASL Print FX wins 'Best of the Best'

    October 14, 2013
    Announced by Kodak, the Ontario-based company was awarded for its Rennie Estate Winery Label at the Global Label Awards.

  • Companies to Watch:  Telrol

    Companies to Watch: Telrol

    Steve Katz, Editor || October 14, 2013
    Telrol Bolderweg 53 1332 BA Almere, the Netherlands +31 (0)36 – 5494160 • www.telrol.nl Telrol is not your average label printer. Founded in 1995, the company has come a long way in a relatively short amount of time. Part of The L…

  • Companies to Watch:  MEI Labels

    Companies to Watch: MEI Labels

    Steve Katz, Editor || October 14, 2013
    MEI Labels 19014 E Admiral Place, Catoosa, OK, USA 74015 918-258-8321 • www.meilabels.com MEI Labels is embarking on its next chapter, with new leadership, equipment, an acquisition, and a growth strategy that reflects the latest tr…

  • Companies to Watch:  The Label Smith

    Companies to Watch: The Label Smith

    Steve Katz, Editor || October 14, 2013
    The Label Smith 904 Perla Road Pasadena TX USA 713-378-6599 www.thelabelsmith.com For Tim Smith, when one door closes, another one opens, and this has been a recurring theme for himself as well as for his company. Aptly named The Label Smit…

  • Lessons from Print 13: It’s about more than machines and technology

    Rock LaManna || October 14, 2013
    Print 13 and CPP Expo recently concluded in Chicago, and the trade show validated something many of us have been saying for years: The label industry is a very good place to be. Print 13 is geared mainly toward commercial printers. This year Print 1…

  • A world without packaging

    A world without packaging

    John Penhallow, Contributing Editor || October 14, 2013
    A symposium with this provocative title took place recently in Belgium. Among the speakers was Bruno Ponsard from the Montreal Institut des Emballages et du Génie Alimentaire (non-French-speaking readers should note that Génie has nothi…

  • Consolidated Label publishes sustainability trends report

    October 14, 2013
    Consolidated Label Company has published a report on sustainability trends in the label industry to help consumers better understand how some in the industry are responding to environmental concerns. The report also offers advice to label customers o…

  • MAXstick introduces platen roller for linerless printers

    October 4, 2013
    The new compound platen roller is designed to work with linerless label printers to accommodate hot melt rubber based adhesives.

  • Vintage 99 expands in Northern California

    October 4, 2013
    The new V99 North, the wine label specialist's second plant, is in the epicenter of Northern California’s wine industry.

  • Print 13 & CPP provide ‘Must See ‘Ems’ in Chicago

    Print 13 & CPP provide ‘Must See ‘Ems’ in Chicago

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || September 17, 2013
    Some of the label industry’s leading suppliers were represented and honored.

  • OVERLAMINATES

    OVERLAMINATES

    September 13, 2013
    STA has introduced new overlaminate films: the 1132 and the 1332 clear polypropylene Thermal Transfer Printable Overlaminates.   These polypropylene products aim to provide exceptional performance of printability for the thermal printing…

  • Labelexpo Europe 2013 Workshops

    Labelexpo Europe 2013 Workshops

    September 13, 2013
    The theme of the 2013 Labelexpo Europe revolves around wonderment and magic, and those interested in getting educated on the label industry’s latest trends and technologies can attend the “Workshops of Wonder.” Through these worksho…

  • PS Adhesives

    PS Adhesives

    Steve Katz, Editor || September 13, 2013
    A label’s stickiness involves chemistry, and determining just what it’s supposed to do.

  • Asia’s Label Markets

    Asia’s Label Markets

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || September 13, 2013
    This expansive region is finding the balance between economic growth and environmental impact.

  • Consolidation is coming

    Rock LaManna, Contributing Editor || September 13, 2013
    What does history teach us? Or, more appropriately, what will we allow history to teach us? In the case of consolidation and the label industry, it entirely depends on one thing: Fear. As I’ve said many times before, fear is a four-letter word…

  • Could this be a silver lining?

    John Penhallow, Contributing Editor || September 13, 2013
    It is starting to happen at last. And it’s not just Angela Merkel, François Hollande and José Manuel Barroso trying to pull Europe up by its bootstraps. No lesser authority than The Economist has just gone on record as announcing:…

  • RotoMetrics refines flexible die product line

    September 13, 2013
    One of the bigger label industry M&A stories in recent years was the 2011 RotoMetrics acquisition of Gerhardt. Driven by the proliferation of flexible die usage in the label converting industry, the deal brought together two industry leaders and…

  • Sending a message

    Steve Katz, Editor || September 13, 2013
    Washington State is turning into the figurative, national battleground over “genetically altered foods,” and the push for foods that contain GMOs (genetically modified organisms) to be labeled as such. In 2013, 28 states introduced bills…

  • RotoMetrics recalibrated

    RotoMetrics recalibrated

    Steve Katz, Editor || September 10, 2013
    Karen Moreland, VP of global marketing for RotoMetrics, discusses the new, streamlined flexible die portfolio.