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  • 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.

  • 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.