Divisions of Flint Group, including its Digital Solutions division, Xeikon, hosted one of the most popular exhibits at Labelexpo Americas 2018. The largest event for the label printing industry in the Americas, it was the venue for Xeikon’s announcement of its new entry-level Label Discovery solution featuring the Xeikon 3030. Xeikon showcased and sold all the digital label printing solutions it demonstrated at the trade show.

Hop Industries, manufacturer of the durable Hop-Syn synthetic paper today announces that demand for its line of synthetic paper is at an all time high. Booth attendance at three recent trade shows, Labelexpo Americas, PRINT 2018, and 2018 SGIA Expo, also exceeded expectations. At the events, Hop Industries featured its line of synthetic paper, and attendees received free samples of the environmentally-friendly substrate. Hop-Syn experts also spoke with attendees about Hop-Syn’s numerous applications, which range from in-mold labels, manuals and tape measures to banners, backlit and point of purchase displays.

The organizer of Labelexpo Americas is pleased to report that the 16th edition of the biennial trade show was the largest in its history. A total of 487 exhibitors were spread across the biggest floorspace yet, at 203,642 sqft, with almost 30% of exhibitors new to this year’s show.

Innovations by Avery Dennison, Hamillroad Software and RotoMetrics were among the category winners honored at this year’s prestigious Label Industry Global Awards, which took place on 25 September at Joe’s Live in Rosemont, Chicago, as part of Labelexpo Americas 2018.

Epson have announced the Epson SurePress® L-6534VW digital label press. Joining the SurePress L-6034VW in the UV digital label press line, the SurePress L-6534VW will offer three print speed modes from 49 feet per minute to 162 feet per minute (fpm). Epson will be demonstrating the new SurePress L-6534VW, as well as the SurePress L-6034VW and L-4533AW and workflow automation solutions with Wasatch RIP, at Labelexpo Americas in Chicago from Sept. 25-27 at Epson’s booth #5813.

HP at Labelexpo Americas 2018 will demonstrate its latest innovations across the HP Indigo Digital Press portfolio, a suite of solutions designed to create profitable growth and new business opportunities for labels and packaging converters.

Phoseon Technology today introduced FireEdge™ FE100, the first natural convection UV LED light source for industrial curing, at Labelexpo Americas 2018 in Chicago.

One year after the launch of DuraLink, Memjet announced the company has signed new OEM partners, formed alliances with strategic primer & integrator companies and hired new personnel to support the demand from OEM partners around the globe. Memjet and its OEM partners will be showcasing these developments at Labelexpo Americas Sept. 25–27 in Rosemont, IL and PRINT18 Sept. 30–Oct. 2 in Chicago.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced a strategic partnership with Memjet. Combining Memjet’s printing technology with the hardware expertise of Konica Minolta has resulted in the creation of digital inkjet print and labeling solutions that deliver the speed, quality and affordable cost of ownership that print and label providers need to succeed in today’s changing markets. These solutions will be showcased at the upcoming Labelexpo Americas 2018 (Konica Minolta, booth 5721), at PRINT18 (Konica Minolta, booth 1611 and Memjet, booth 1804), and SGIA EXPO 2018 (Konica Minolta, booth 3769).

Esko reports that in the past 12 months, over 300 million packaging jobs were processed through Esko workflows; a staggering number that shows significant increase over the previous 12 months.

As the world’s population continues to grow, the expansion and importance of the packaging and label markets for the print industry also continues to increase. Every two years, the biennial Labelexpo Americas trade show features new products and technologies designed to connect the graphic arts with brands, marketing agencies, print buyers and consumers. This year, MGI and Konica Minolta (Booth #5721) will be highlighting the strength of their shared roll-fed digital Industrial Print solutions with the JETvarnish 3D Web embellishment and AccurioLabel 190 printing presses.

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