Italy’s Grafiche Pradella has become the world’s first digital label printer to use Screen’s new SAI technology to produce labels with enhanced colour accuracy and vibrancy. The recently launched Truepress Jet L350UV SAI printer significantly expands the capabilities of digital printing for label and narrow web packaging applications. It provides a far wider range of colour expression than was previously possible, increasing Pantone coverage and reducing colour differences with specific spot colours.

InterPrint, a company specialised in the production of adhesive and non-adhesive labels on a variety of substrates, has over 20 years’ experience providing its customers with the best quality service. The company has recently added a Xeikon CX3 to its production plant, a digital label press which uses Cheetah technology to digitally print labels on any material with no need for priming beforehand. Tomás Iglesias, CEO of InterPrint, says: “We chose this press for its dry toner technology which enables us to work with low levels of stock and boost our productivity as pre-treatment of substrates is not needed.”

Tarsus Group, the organizers of Labelexpo Global Series of international trade shows, is pleased to report a successful inaugural edition of Labelexpo South China in Shenzhen, with a total of 8,778 visitors passing through its doors between 8 - 10 December 2020.

Consumers care about how their favorite products are labeled — more so than they probably realize. Although you supposedly can’t judge a book by its cover, customers will often end up judging a product by its label. In many cases, they can be convinced to purchase a new product (or even make the switch from a brand they know well) due to impeccable label design.

ACTEGA Metal Print GmbH (AMP) has confirmed that within 2020, its revolutionary metallization technology, EcoLeaf™, successfully went into beta at six print houses in Europe. Despite the pandemic, EcoLeaf provided these label specialists with a new, differentiating, and profitable service capability, allowing its customers to adapt to changing consumer behaviours. The company now readies itself for EU-based commercial EcoLeaf installations, planned to begin in mid-2021.

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY) today announced a series of recent actions that further acknowledge its accelerated sustainability efforts, ending the year with continued progress against its 2025 sustainability goals and re-committing to its role as a sustainability leader within the global value chain.

CHILI publish gratefully accepted a 2020 EDP (European Digital Press Association) award during the virtual ceremony for CHILI publisher, the SaaS software that simplifies and automates how graphics are created. The EDP Awards are regarded as one of the most prestigious technical honors in the digital printing arena, with its judges validating CHILI publisher as the best-in-class layout, design and editing software of 2020.

Inkjet manufacturer Screen Europe is supporting its steady growth in the European market for digital industrial printers with the appointment of Martijn van den Broek as Regional Sales Manager Benelux and Taishi Motoshige as Marketing Director Europe.

UST Global, a leading digital transformation solutions company, today announced its partnership with Plastic Logic, a leader in the design and manufacture of flexible, glass-free electrophoretic displays (EPDs). The joint venture will enable UST Global to provide its retail customers with flexible, whole-shelf ESLs (Electronic Shelf Labels) based on Plastic Logic’s advanced flexible oTFT-based ePaper technology.

Davis Graphics S.A. has been appointed Xeikon’s new dealer in Chile. This further extends an already successful cooperation which began in 2013. Based in Santiago, the company was established in 1968 as part of the Davis Group. 85% of the company’s business comes from the Chilean wine industry and demand is high for competitive, creative, high quality labels. With its long-standing technical experience of all facets of the printing industry, Davis Graphics works with leading global label and packaging manufacturers such as CCL Industries and has recently been awarded ‘Best Supplier of the Year 2020’ by Asimpres, the Graphic Arts Association in Chile. is looking to expand into other regions in South America and will supply and support a range of Xeikon’s digital products with an initial focus on its unique dry toner technologies for the Label & Packaging sectors.

Global education resource for the label and package printing industry, the Label Academy, has published a new book covering the self-adhesive labels market, targeted at converters and brand owners looking for an in-depth understanding of the technologies and end use requirements in this dynamic market sector.

Jetrix Soluciones Gráficas has been appointed Xeikon’s new dealer in Mexico. Established in 2008, the company has seen 12 years of successful business growth in the packaging and labels markets. Based in Mexico City, Jetrix is contracted to supply and support Xeikon’s full range of products for the Commercial and Label & Packaging sectors and cover all market requirements in the area. Mexico is a growing market for Xeikon in Latin America and with over 20 systems already in place, Jetrix can now respond to the noticeable surge in demand from printers and converters looking for innovative digital solutions and new revenue streams.

LINTEC EUROPE has joined CELAB-Europe – a recycling initiative which aims to achieve a circular economy for labels. CELAB-Europe is the European branch of CELAB, a wider, global, self-adhesive industry initiative which was launched, in October 2020, by FINAT, the European association for the self-adhesive labelling industry.

Canon has announced that it has installed the LabelStream 4000 series digital label press at the market leading, full-service visual communications agency Oschatz Visuelle Medien GmbH & Co. KG, based in Niedernhausen, near Frankfurt/Main, Germany. By investing in Canon’s industrial-scale, UV inkjet digital label press, the company is looking to broaden its application offering.

Epson America, Inc., will be participating in the upcoming Virtual Digital Packaging Summit from Dec. 1-3, 2020. The event is focused on segments including labels, flexible packaging, folding cartons, and corrugated printing and converting applications.

Mactac® announces its role as a leading member in the newly founded CELAB (Circular Economy for Labels) global consortium, which promotes recycling in the self-adhesive label industry.

Esko has announced it is responding to the latest retailing trends by launching the ‘Essential Toolkit for Retailers: from Consumer Insights to Product Launches’, a free online resource that outlines how retailers can improve packaging and marketing asset management to target consumers through an integrated omnichannel marketing strategy.

Accu-Label, a family owned label manufacturer based in Fort Wayne, IN, is preparing for further growth with the addition of the Durst Tau RSCi inkjet label printer. The Tau RSCi is the latest offering from Durst’s range of 1200 dpi RSC printers with print speeds up to 328ft/min. Accu-Label has opted for the 20” width version to maximize their productivity.

There may be a lot of uncertainty related to the upcoming Brexit transition, but Avery Dennison has taken steps to ensure a steady supply of products and reliable local support to UK customers who rely on its sustainable and intelligent labels.

Selected entries from the ‘truly inspiring’ RSC Label Masters Awards program organised by Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, will become an integral part of the Customer Experience Center at its headquarters in Brixen, Italy. The winners were announced as part of Durst’s Label & Packaging first Virtual Digital Day that provided unique insights on the new Tau RSC platform, its printing solutions, ink systems, software and important developments.

Label Academy, the global training provider for the label and package printing industry, recently followed up its first virtual master class with a second one, this time covering flexible packaging. The online event attracted a distinguished panel of eight high-profile speakers from across the industry.

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