As part of its ongoing efforts to help establish a circular economy, Avery Dennison today announced the launch of AD Circular, a comprehensive program providing recycling of used paper and filmic label liners in countries across Europe.

Label Academy, the global training provider for the label and package printing industry, is to host its third virtual master class aimed at an international audience in March. This latest learning opportunity will cover brand protection for the first time.

Impact Labelling Systems of Limerick, Ireland, has invested in the Screen Truepress L350UV+ LM printer, helping it meet customers’ demand for ever shorter lead times, provide consistently high print quality and ensure labels meet strict food and health requirements. It is the first Screen L350UV+ low migration press installed in Ireland.

The migration behaviour of digital ink systems plays a decisive role in the selection of a digital press and determines to a large extent which application segments the printing system can cover – and to which segments it could be expanded if necessary. These comprehensive aspects of migration-optimised solutions are discussed in Xeikon’s new white paper, in which Lode Deprez, Vice President Technology, provides insight into the criteria that must be taken into account when purchasing a digital printing system.

An international labelling manufacturer with over 100 years’ experience, Skanem is a packaging industry expert. As a producer of self-adhesive, liner-less and smart labels, alongside flexible packaging film, Skanem has an international reach, with production sites in the UK, Scandinavia, Poland, Asia and Africa. It offers its customers, from all industries and segments, a full service, including portfolio optimisation, warehouse management, logistics and design. Since the 1990s Skanem’s Cardiff branch has relied on Fujifilm’s Sericol high quality inks and expert knowledge to help them produce pristine, striking products, all while adhering to the company’s environmental beliefs.

The third-generation label press from Konica Minolta is delivering significant improvements in productivity, flexibility, and stability, along with higher speed, to ensure Labels UK stays highly competitive in the rapidly expanding labels production market.

Canon announces that the LabelStream 4000 series is the first UV inkjet press to have been certified ‘PANTONE® Capable’ by PANTONE LLC, having assessed the press’s colour gamut relative to the full range of PANTONE® colours. The certificate confirms that, with the LabelStream 4000, customers can reliably and consistently produce an exceptionally wide range of PANTONE® colours.

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.

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