The 17th edition of Label Summit Latin America closed on a high note in Santiago recently. Taking place in the Chilean capital for only the second time, the two-day conference brought together 499 senior stakeholders from 21 countries, eager to share ideas and shape the future direction of the region’s label and package printing industry.

At Labelexpo Europe 2019, Domino Digital Printing Solutions gave everyone a sneak preview of its next generation digital embellishment technology prior to its official launch in April 2020. In the video link below, watch Jim Orford, Domino’s K600i Product Manager, walk you through a demonstration of this newly developed digital cold foil and spot varnish application using Domino’s market leading UV ink jet K600i printers installed on an AB Graphic’s Digicon 3 finishing line.

As we reach the end of 2019, we take time to look back at the past 12 months and define our expectations and predictions for the year ahead.

The landmark 40th anniversary edition of Labelexpo Europe 2019 has closed on a high note, with its largest, most international show held to date. A total of 693 exhibitors took part in the show, which took place between 24-27 September, at Brussels Expo in Belgium.

HYBRID Software is pleased to announce that they set new records for both demonstrations and sales at LABELEXPO Brussels. More than 500 companies visited HYBRID Software’s stand for product demos during the four days of LABELEXPO, and 27 customers purchased VDP (Variable Data Printing) software from HYBRID at the show. VDP is available as an option for HYBRID Software’s native PDF editors PACKZ and Stepz, with accelerated processing available through HYBRID’s CLOUDFLOW workflow.

Epson unveils ‘Exceed Your Vision’, a mural made of labels printed by the company’s new on-demand and industrial label inkjet printers.

At Labelexpo 2019 in Brussels, Xeikon showcased their PX3000 UV inkjet press using the Color-Logic Metallic Color System. Based on the performance of the PX3000 press at the show and print samples provided by Xeikon, Color-Logic is pleased to grant certification to the press for use with the Color-Logic metallic system.

Barcelona-based converter Germark has signed today at Labelexpo Europe 2019 for an HP Indigo 6900 Digital Press to continue to drive innovation in the labelling market.

The German-based manufacturer was able to prevail against four competitors at this year’s Label Industry Global Awards and take home the “Award for Innovation (for companies with up to 300 employees)” for its GMG Calibration Creation Wizard.

Italian paper manufacturer Aro Spa has acquired an HP Indigo 6900 Digital Press at Labelexpo 2019 to fit its growing customer needs.

Dokument-Tarra Oy, a Finland-based label converter, has chosen the HP Indigo 6900 Digital Press to deliver innovative and more sustainable printing services to the Finnish market, including HP’s breakthrough silver ElectroInk.

CUP-IT, a print application startup company, unveiled its label-to-pouch drinking cup application at the HP booth in Labelexpo 2019 Brussels.

Avery Dennison, Esko, and GMG were among the category winners honored at this year’s prestigious Label Industry Global Awards, which took place on 24 September at Brussels Expo, Belgium, the first night of Labelexpo Europe 2019.

The state-of-the-art Print Control Wizard from Esko continues to earn praise and recognition from across the industry, as the software scooped the coveted ‘Award for Innovation’ at the Label Industry Global Awards last night (Tuesday), presented at Labelexpo Europe in Brussels, Belgium.

BOBST today announced the world premiere of its latest innovation – a hybrid label press, which provides the best possible combination of digital and DigiFlexo printing in a single press. The MASTER DM5 – which has “Mouvent™ Ink-Jet Digital Technology Inside” – is associated with total flexibility for high added value labels, with extremely short job setup and fast return on investment. It is the most digitally automated press in the label market, with the highest print quality and productivity.

Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, today has announced major expansions with its leading-edge RSC platform of UV inkjet label presses. New dedicated label workflow and prepress software together with an advanced modular Tau RSCi UV inkjet digital label press and low-migration inks are being shown for the first time on its stand C50 in Hall 9 at Labelexpo 2019 in Brussels, Belgium.

Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters, today announced launch of the VersaUV LEC2-300 30” (762 mm) UV printer/cutter. The new VersaUV LEC2-300 delivers exceptional print quality and is the perfect device for the on-demand production of custom labels and packaging prototypes. The LEC2-300 can also be used for bespoke POS and signage.

HP Indigo and Agfa today announced at Labelexpo 2019 a unique variable design security solution for brand protection and security printing. HP Indigo Secure Studio Powered by Agfa creates unique graphic designs with endless variations.

At Labelexpo Europe 2019 (stand 9A34, Brussels Expo, 24 – 27 September), Fujifilm is showcasing a range of new products designed to help label converters optimise their existing flexo presses, under the slogan “Protect the planet and your profits”. Consisting of enhancements to the company’s water-washable flexo plate and processing systems, together with new LED.

X-Rite Incorporated, Pantone LLC, and Sun Chemical announce two new Metal Deco dependent color libraries for PantoneLIVE™, a cloud-based digital color standard ecosystem. Consisting of over 4,000 new color options, the Metal Deco libraries for opaque and transparent applications help beverage manufacturers and brands set achievable expectations for producing Pantone color standards on two-piece beverage cans. The new libraries will be showcased in the X-Rite booth in Hall No. 3, stand 3E62 at Labelexpo Europe, September 24 – 27 in Brussels, Belgium.

With the rapid growth of the digital print and packaging industry, businesses are looking for an automated platform that will reduce human error and serve more clients. Infigo Software understands the key to success is being able to provide an on-demand, self-service solution that will improve the customer experience while automating the print workflow. With that in mind, Infigo has collaborated with HP Indigo to develop a fully automated web-to-pack demonstration that will be presented at Labelexpo Europe 2019 which runs from September 24-27, 2019. Stop by the HP booth and watch how the web-to-pack workflow has been streamlined from the order through print to converting.

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