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  • Mark Andy and Rotoflex expand in Turkey

    April 10, 2013
    Focus Print Solution has recently signed on as the new distributor and representative in Turkey for Mark Andy narrow and mid-web printing equipment and Rotoflex finishing systems. Based in Istanbul, Focus Print Solution aims to serve the strong deman…

  • ABG announces first UK SabreXtreme installation

    ABG announces first UK SabreXtreme installation

    April 10, 2013
    Bridlington based AB Graphic International has announced the installation of its first SabreXtreme laser label cutting system in the UK at leading Hull printer, Springfield Solutions. The installation marks the final stage in a long conversion from t…

  • One-stop-shop

    Steve Katz, Editor || April 10, 2013
    Walmart often gets thrown around conversations people have about retail, and there ‘s good reason for it – the store sells everything. From food to clothes to flat screen TVs, you can get it all at Walmart. Consumers like convenience, and…

  • ABG announces first UK SabreXtreme installation

    ABG announces first UK SabreXtreme installation

    March 26, 2013
    Springfield Solutions has invested in the new laser cutting system to continue its conversion from traditional to digital printing.

  • Mark Andy and Rotoflex sign new distributor, head to Gulf Print & Pack

    March 19, 2013
    Focus Print Solution will represent the companies in Turkey.

  • How do we label the future?

    How do we label the future?

    Jules Lejeune, Managing Director, FINAT || March 18, 2013
    As the industry moves forward, a look at routes to successful growth and profitability.

  • Anilox Rolls

    Anilox Rolls

    Steve Katz, Editor || March 13, 2013
    The ‘heart of flexo’ continues to evolve to meet the needs of the advancing label industry.

  • Horses for courses

    John Penhallow, Contributing Editor || March 13, 2013
    Several years ago, a number of cases of Bovine spongiform encephalopathy or “Mad Cow Disease” were diagnosed in England and several other European countries. Beef sales nosedived, and there was an export ban covering all countries where t…

  • L9 announces World Label Award winners

    March 13, 2013
    The L9 associations have announced the results of the 2012 World Label awards competition, which was judged by an international jury during Labelexpo in Chicago in September 2012. The L9 is the alliance of global label associations, formulating polic…

  • FINAT announces Congress, competition details

    March 12, 2013
    The annual Congress will meet June 12-15 in Munich.

  • Leading and Motivating with TLMI

    Leading and Motivating with TLMI

    Steve Katz, Editor || March 5, 2013
    A diverse group of presenters share leadership strategies at the TLMI 2013 Converter Meeting.

  • L9 announces World Label Award winners

    February 19, 2013
    Entries were judged during Labelexpo Chicago in September 2012.

  • Mercian Labels launches two new websites

    February 19, 2013
    One is focused on the short run UK SME sector, while the other is specific to careers available at Mercian.

  • Valéron Strength Films signs new distribution agreement

    February 19, 2013
    The company says its partnership with Matthias Paper Corp. will benefit US customers in several ways.

  • Print Management Systems

    Print Management Systems

    Catherine Diamond || January 23, 2013
    The newest generation of print management systems streamline internal processes and communication with customers.

  • In-mold Labels

    In-mold Labels

    Steve Katz || January 23, 2013
    Durable and recyclable, IML also gives brand owners the coveted no-label look.

  • Abbott Label

    Abbott Label

    Steve Katz || January 23, 2013
    A legacy of responsiveness and selling exclusively to resellers has this converter poised for continued growth.

  • World Label Awards restructured

    January 23, 2013
    FINAT, the European-based association representing the interests of the self-adhesive labeling industry, has announced that the L9 has decided to substantially restructure the World Label Awards competition. It is also launching the “Best-of-th…

  • New 3 Sigma coating line in operation

    January 23, 2013
    3 Sigma Corporation, a supplier of specialty custom adhesive and top-coated materials for the PS label industry, has completed installation of a wide format specialty coater, providing customers with what it calls a greater array of cost effective, c…

  • FINAT announces 2013 agenda

    January 22, 2013
    Programs include workshops, label competitions and the annual Congress in Germany.

  • From Rhetoric to Reality

    From Rhetoric to Reality

    Jules Lejeune, Managing Director, FINAT || January 8, 2013
    Taking a closer look at sustainability and recycling in the self-adhesive label industry.

  • New 3 Sigma coating line in operation

    December 18, 2012
    The new coater accommodates 80-inch web materials and can apply multiple coatings on the front and back of the web.

  • AWA’s Release Liner Seminar

    AWA’s Release Liner Seminar

    November 29, 2012
    This year’s seminar featured a full program of presentations, plus a lively Q & A session and tabletop exhibition, which made the day a real forum for information exchange among industry participants, who came from many corners of the world and many levels of the label release liner value chain.

  • Inkjet Printers and Presses

    Inkjet Printers and Presses

    Steve Katz, Editor || November 29, 2012
    Digital adopters of all budgets choosing the inkjet route have a plethora of options.

  • The Digital Workflow

    The Digital Workflow

    Steve Smith, Contributing Editor || November 29, 2012
    Throughout a job, digital adopters make changes to tackle a new set of challenges.

  • Booklet Harmony

    Booklet Harmony

    Jules Lejeune, Managing Director, FINAT || November 29, 2012
    The label on perishable food packages may be extremely transient, but, despite its short life, it is still required to perform the key roles of providing both decoration for retail shelf appeal as well as a considerable amount of product data. Achiev…

  • Ahlstrom, Avery Dennison take on liner recycling in Europe

    November 29, 2012
    Ahlstrom, a global high-performance materials company and producer of release papers, has announced a new initiative for recycling silicone coated paper release liners used by the pressure sensitive adhesive label industry. This sustainabi…

  • Labelexpo India continues to grow

    November 29, 2012
    Labelexpo India 2012, which was held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, between October 29 and November 1, enjoyed its most successful edition in its 10 year history. Underlining the show’s importance in the region’s fast growing label and pac…

  • Primera honors creative label designs

    November 27, 2012
    The printer manufacturer held its annual contest during this year's Emballage show in France.

  • World Label Awards restructured

    November 27, 2012
    The new format comprises 22 classes which recognize technical excellence in the different technologies as the main differentiator.

  • AVT wins Brazilian award

    November 14, 2012
    The ABFLEXO/FTA presented AVT with the Certificate of Merit in São Paulo.

  • Ahlstrom, Avery Dennison take on liner recycling

    Ahlstrom, Avery Dennison take on liner recycling

    November 13, 2012
    Release paper materials will be collected in parts of Europe and then recycled into specialty papers.

  • Labelexpo India continues to grow

    November 13, 2012
    Attendance in New Delhi was up 33% from the previous show.

  • TLMI names supplier, converter of the year

    TLMI names supplier, converter of the year

    November 13, 2012
    John Bennett of FLEXcon and Scott Pillsbury of Rose City Label Co. both received honors.

  • Ben Franklin adds Epson SurePress L-4033A

    November 13, 2012
    The Napa Valley converter will use its new inkjet press to serve its wine label customers.

  • A New Food Market

    A New Food Market

    Jules Lejeune, Managing Director, FINAT || November 6, 2012
    The Orion Clean Card Pro shows how labelstocks continue to innovate within the food and beverage arena.

  • Mac Arthur Corp. announces ISO certification

    October 16, 2012
    The ISO 14001 standard is an environmental management system that provides the framework for organizations to identify and control their environmental impact.

  • Records set in Rosemont

    Records set in Rosemont

    Steve Katz, Editor || October 16, 2012
    Labelexpo Americas 2012 was charged with energy and excitement for new products and technologies.

  • Lamination Films

    Lamination Films

    Steve Katz, Editor || October 11, 2012
    Tasked with protecting a label’s properties, these products perform an unseen yet crucial role.

  • Linerless Labels

    Linerless Labels

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || October 9, 2012
    Sustainable and efficient, the popularity of linerless labels is expected to grow as quickly as the technology that supports it.

  • Sustainability

    Sustainability

    Steve Katz, Editor || October 9, 2012
    Examining a label’s life cycle is paramount to developing a greener product.

  • Companies to Watch

    Companies to Watch

    October 9, 2012
    Companies to Watch is a special feature of Label & Narrow Web that pays tribute to a select group of converters who are making noteworthy contributions to the health of the industry.

  • SKU proliferation

    Jack Kenny || October 9, 2012
    A new study shows that the pain of short run production is not limited to label converters.

  • Avery Dennison opens Knowledge Center in India

    October 9, 2012
    Avery Dennison Corporation has opened a new Knowledge Center for educating, training and sharing the best practices involved in label printing. Located at Avery Dennison’s premises in Bangalore, India, this center is the first of its kind for t…

  • Chicago Tag & Label upgrades to EFI Radius

    October 9, 2012
    EFI has announced that Chicago Tag & Label has selected EFI Radius as its new MIS/ERP software. In business for more than 65 years, Chicago Tag & Label is a national supplier of custom tags, custom labels and label-form combinations. The comp…

  • Customer-driven

    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…

  • Chicago Label & Tag upgrades to EFI Radius

    September 18, 2012
    The converter selected EFI Radius Small Business Edition MIS to replace its EFI PSI Flexo system.

  • Who’s on FIRST?

    Who’s on FIRST?

    Steve Katz, Editor || September 6, 2012
    The FTA’s Operator Certification Program is off to a great start, furthering flexo quality and consistency.

  • Screen Printing

    Screen Printing

    Steve Katz, Editor || September 1, 2012
    The age-old process has become easier to incorporate, allowing more converters to enter new and different markets.

  • Beauty and Personal Care Labeling

    Beauty and Personal Care Labeling

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || September 1, 2012
    The beauty and personal care market has been one of the few to offer steady work throughout the global recession.