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  • 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.

  • Narrow Web Profile: Steinhauser, Inc.

    Narrow Web Profile: Steinhauser, Inc.

    Steve Katz, Editor || September 1, 2012
    Printing for over a century, the Kentucky converter has reinvented itself as a dedicated packaging provider.

  • Mitsuo Komiyama honored

    September 1, 2012
    The judging panel for the Label Industry Global Awards 2012 has awarded Mitsuo Komiyama, chairman of the Japan Federation of Label Printing Industries, the Label Industry Lifetime Special Recognition Award. The award was presented during the VIP rece…

  • Avery Dennison opens Knowledge Center in India

    Avery Dennison opens Knowledge Center in India

    August 28, 2012
    The new education and training facility is the first of its kind for the South Asia region.

  • RotoMetrics announces sales and marketing appointments

    August 28, 2012
    Karen Moreland has been appointed to the newly created role of vice president - global marketing and business development.

  • Mitsuo Komiyama honored

    July 31, 2012
    Komiyama, chairman of the Japan Federation of Label Printing Industries, received the Label Industry Lifetime Special Recognition Award.

  • FLEXcon announces PCW release liner for film

    July 10, 2012
    The new liner decreases carbon footprint by 30% and delivers an environmentally-friendly option to converters.

  • North American Label Markets

    North American Label Markets

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || July 10, 2012
    The North American label market has weathered economic storms while embracing technological changes.

  • UV Curing Technology

    UV Curing Technology

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || July 10, 2012
    Thanks in part to a rise in eco-friendly manufacturing processes, UV curing technology has steadily grown in popularity.

  • The 2012 Mid-Year Economic Report

    The 2012 Mid-Year Economic Report

    Steve Katz, Editor || July 10, 2012
    Commoditization and pricing challenges have converters seizing growth opportunities, positioning themselves as more than just suppliers.

  • An East European backwater opens up

    An East European backwater opens up

    John Penhallow || July 10, 2012
    Belarus is not the easiest European country to do business in

  • FINAT Congress: Greece is the word

    FINAT Congress: Greece is the word

    July 10, 2012
    No doubt about it, the buzz at the recent FINAT Congress in Athens, Greece, held June 6-9 at the Hilton Hotel, was all about the state of the host country. With Greece’s economic future literally hanging in the balance at time of the meeting…

  • Mark Andy reports strong Latin America sales

    July 10, 2012
    Mark Andy has announced multiple recent Performance Series press sales in Latin America. In two years more than 15 Performance Series machines have been installed throughout the region, from Mexico to Argentina and most countries in between. Recent…

  • Registration, conference sessions announced

    July 10, 2012
    Registration to attend Labelexpo Americas - the largest label, product decoration, web printing and converting tradeshow - is now open. Returning to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL, USA, Labelexpo Americas 2012 is already five…

  • RotoMetrics appoints European managing director

    July 10, 2012
    RotoMetrics has announced the appointment of Peter Emerson as managing director, RotoMetrics Europe. Emerson will report to the company’s president & chief executive officer and will have responsibility for all aspects of the firm’s E…

  • Lifetime Achievement Award

    July 10, 2012
    The judging panel for the Label Industry Global Awards 2012 met recently to review the nominations and has announced that Steve Lee is the winner of the R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award. Lee is the vice president of technology at RotoMetri…

  • FLEXcon announces post-consumer waste release liner

    July 10, 2012
    FLEXcon has announced the availability of its new post-consumer waste (PCW) 50 lb. kraft roll form release liner, made from 30% post-consumer waste. The new PCW liner gives converters the option to provide a greener product to their customers. To ad…

  • Sign of the times

    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…

  • Drupa roundup

    Drupa roundup

    Dave Savastano, Editor, Ink World || July 3, 2012
    The label industry showcased a wide range of innovations in Düsseldorf.

  • Mark Andy reports strong Latin America sales

    June 26, 2012
    In two years, more than 15 Performance Series machines have been installed throughout the region.

  • Labelexpo 2012 opens for registration

    June 19, 2012
    This year's show is already five percent bigger than the 2010 event.

  • FINAT announces label award winners

    June 12, 2012
    The competition attracted 325 entries from 52 companies.

  • RotoMetrics appoints European managing director

    June 12, 2012
    Peter Emerson will be responsible for all aspects of the firm's European operations.

  • A Meeting of Minds

    A Meeting of Minds

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || May 24, 2012
    The L9, a global group of industry associations, met in Tokyo to discuss global awards, standards and sustainability.

  • Release Liner: The AWA 2012 Industry Conference

    Release Liner: The AWA 2012 Industry Conference

    May 23, 2012
    An in-depth look at the release liner market sheds light on the global labeling industry.

  • Label Summit Latin America

    Label Summit Latin America

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || May 23, 2012
    Held in Guadalajara for the first time, the show focused on going green and the region’s rapid growth.

  • MIS in Label Plants:

    MIS in Label Plants:

    Steve Smith || May 23, 2012
    Why it matters and why it’s so challenging to achieve

  • Label materials business booming

    Label materials business booming

    John Penhallow || May 22, 2012
    Between raw material price hikes and stagnant European demand, not many labelstock manufacturers are making really good money at the moment. Meet the exception: Herma, based in Germany, which has just announced record 2011 sales of €237 million.…

  • CCL announces wine label joint venture

    May 22, 2012
    CCL Industries Inc., a provider of specialty packaging products for the consumer products and healthcare industries, has announced that it will make its first investment in Chile. Acrus-CCL, based in Santiago, is a joint venture between CCL and a new…

  • What’s your story?

    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…

  • Advancing Sustainability

    Advancing Sustainability

    Jules Lejeune, Managing Director, FINAT || May 21, 2012
    In a complex value chain, solutions and challenges abound for the labeling industry.

  • Deadline looms for Label Industry Global Awards

    May 8, 2012
    The awards will be held on September 11 in Chicago, and the deadline for submissions is May 18.

  • Addressing Sticky Situations

    Addressing Sticky Situations

    May 7, 2012
    Converters are improving their diecutting efficiency with new non-stick coatings.

  • Security Labels Int. announces acquisition

    April 24, 2012
    The company says the acquisition of Geoffrey Waldmeyer Associates will add significantly to their product portfolio.

  • Roland wins silver in Golden Leaf Awards

    April 24, 2012
    The company says this award reflects the outstanding image quality and versatile finishing capabilities of its VersaUV LEC series.

  • Look who

    Look who's coming to drupa

    Steve Katz || April 24, 2012
    Leading label industry suppliers - some with a focus on packaging - will have a strong presence at the print industry's biggest event.

  • Mark Andy distributor expands operations in India

    April 19, 2012
    Mark Andy Inc., a global manufacturer of printing and converting equipment, has announced that its longtime distributor, Flexo Image Graphics (FIG), has expanded its operation. FIG, a provider for Label Print Finishing and Packaging in Delhi, India,…

  • India’s Label Market

    India’s Label Market

    Catherine Diamond || April 19, 2012
    India’s label market is growing every year, and shows no signs of slowing down.

  • Narrow Web Profile: X-label

    Narrow Web Profile: X-label

    Steve Katz || April 19, 2012
    Focusing on innovation, logistics and the supply chain, this global label power has its sights set on further expansion.

  • Label Summit underway in Guadalajara

    April 17, 2012
    Sustainability, innovation, labor and the region's immense growth are among the topics discussed during the opening sessions.