Print and Labelling

After demonstrating its capabilities in the labels market, digital print sees its next big growth opportunity in packaging. Tim Sykes visited HP Indigo and HP Scitex in Israel to get a close look at the latest presses and meet the early adopters more

OTI Lumionics, a developer of advanced materials and manufacturing processes for OLEDs, has announced the launch of its Aerelight for Print technology. more

BOBST is expanding its factory in Bron, France, and will open a new Competence Center in 2018. more

LSS Labelling Systems Scandinavia offers solutions to meet the challenging demands of the pharmaceutical industry. At this year’s Achema, the labelling expert presents its machines for tamper evident labelling and for vial and bottle labelling. more

Weilburger has developed a new coating formulation for blister coatings with optimized processing parameters in close collaboration with its customers. more

James Wolff, Global Marketing Manager at Videojet Technologies, looks at current trends in the salty snacks market and the benefits of planning coding and marking operations in partnership with a specialist supplier. more

The biennial FINAT Technical Seminar brings together a diverse community – all of whom have a strong interest in technical advances that will impact labelling and packaging. more

A major new release of the Harlequin RIP®, the print engine that drives high performing digital presses, is launched today by developers Global Graphics Software. more

SATO has announced their launch as a single solution provider of premium printed labels and laser hardware for the product coding and marking sector based on the award-winning DataLase technology. more

Flint Group’s Paper & Board business has entered into a new partnership with X-Rite to deliver a colour solution that leverages the X-Rite eXact and NetProfiler to reliably meets colour management needs. more

Sibress, a manufacturer of measuring and analysis systems for the quality control of flexographic and packaging printing brings an innovative plate measuring device on the market. more

Smurfit Kappa is installing a new industrial-scale HP PageWide C500 digital press for corrugated printing which will provide greater customisation and flexibility for customers. more

UPM Raflatac has further expanded its PP Lite range of labeling solutions for the European market with the introduction of two new products, clear-on-clear PP FTC Lite and PP Solid White FTC Lite. more

A white paper released today from Markem-Imaje describes the drivers behind a building momentum in North America and Europe for the adoption of GS1-128 barcodes as the ubiquitous standard within retail and foodservice packaging. more

More than 80 participants from eight countries visited the Open House of KAMA GmbH for Eastern Europe and Germany from 13 to 15 March in Dresden, including numerous job printers and well-known manufacturers from the high-quality packaging sector. more

Viktor Puzakov, Global Marketing Manager at Videojet Technologies, looks at how beverage consumers are leaning more and more towards natural and organic products. more

The success of Xeikon Café grows year on year and the fourth edition which took place last week was no exception. more

Mark Andy, a Total Solutions Partner to the label and packaging industry, today announced its acquisition of Presstek, a well-known global supplier of DI® (direct imaging) offset plates and presses more

SICK has launched the LabelChecker, an ‘off-the-shelf’ label inspection solution with the ability to read and verify text, numbers, bar codes and 2D codes, as well as checking label design and print quality. more

The new metallic offset printing inks of the METALSTAR FPG 712 series have especially been developed for the printing on food packaging (non-direct food contact). more

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