Staging a press conference at Labelexpo Europe 2017 is the perfect platform for our clients to share their latest innovations to a broad journalistic audience. The duomedia team assists in setting up five press conferences at the show, streamlining the set up for clients and journalists, ensuring a successful event for both.
duomedia will represent and assist 12 international companies at Labelexpo with their communication. Find out more about these industry leaders and what they will have in store for you at Labelexpo Europe 2017 in Brussels.
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Benoit Chatelard, Filip Weymans and Danny Mertens will share the latest on Xeikon’s positioning in the label market, its expert advisory role as well as its dry toner & UV inkjet offerings strategy.
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Introducing their next generation heat sleeve shrink films, with a special focus on the new low-density TDS65 sustainable heat sleeve shrink film. You will also learn how our Specialty Label Films range can truly make a difference for the label industry, by adding value and functionalities to labels.
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Industry leaders Udo Panenka, Esko President and Alon Bar Shany, CEO of HP Indigo engage in an interesting debate on market dynamics and increasing complexity in label print production.
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Finding the needle in a haystack. GlobalVision, world leader in the development of innovative proofreading technologies, can make it happen! The company is set to unveil a new scanner with features unrivaled in the proofreading industry at Labelexpo.
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Joint FINAT in celebrating their 25th anniversary with Labelexpo founders Tarsus Ltd. Next, the FINAT team will share the results of the Digital Label Study and give you an update on the growing Label Academy initiative.
Brand owners and label/packaging converters alike are increasingly interested in flexographic production solutions that reduce cost, improve efficiency and speed time to market with no compromise in quality. That is exactly what Asahi Photoproducts will be showing at Labelexpo Europe.
New at Labelexpo from Asahi Photoproducts is an addition to its environmentally friendly water-washable AWP™ portfolio featuring Pinning Technology for Clean Transfer. The AWP™-DEW plate solution, incorporating the renowned quality properties of AWP™ DEF plates with the addition of a faster plate processing speed, make this plate ideal for printing operations with very quick turnaround cycles. It has the same consistent plate dimensional stability vital for Fixed Colour Palette printing, delivering significant quality and OEE benefits.
For Esko it is all about ‘simplifying’ the process to help brand owners and label converters streamline production to increase efficiencies and profitability. It is committed to developing solutions and software that focus on addressing end-to-end label workflow business challenges as well as those that bring efficiency to a prepress and flex platemaking operation.
Part of that has been the development of two new turnkey workflow solutions WebCenter Essentials for Labels: a project management bundle for label production, and Automation Engine Essentials for Labels: a workflow bundle for label prepress workflow automation.
Esko further supports this approach by teaming up numerous industry partners, from digital printing, ERP/MIS integration and color management to flexo platemaking.
It will also bring its Automation Arena to the show for the first time. In collaboration with Cerm, Esko, Xeikon, MPS, Kocher + Beck, AVT, Rotocontrol, Matho and Wasberger, it will feature two automated press lines for digital and conventional label production from job creation through prepress, printing, finishing and invoicing.
There is plenty to celebrate at this year’s Labelexpo for FINAT, not least its 25th anniversary of partnering Labelexpo Europe founders Tarsus Ltd. Today its co-operation is the establishment of the Labelexpo Advisory Board (‘LAB’), composed of representatives from Labelexpo organisers Tarsus, FINAT board members, and show exhibitors.
The international label association will use the event to launch its Digital Label Study, an authoritative report, commissioned from LPC offering a critical analysis of the current digital label printing technology landscape in Europe. It also identifies trends and future projections relevant to digital label print across different regions and sectors.
FINAT will encourage participation in Tarsus’ growing Label Academy initiative and present an update on the important topic of attracting ‘young talent’ to the labels and package printing industry. The show will also host this year’s Global Label Industry Awards, entries for which will be found on FINAT’s stand.
Also known as the GWG, The Ghent Workgroup is an international organization made up of graphic arts users, associations and developers building best practices for publishing and packaging workflows.
The resulting recommendations and specifications make it easy for increasing
numbers of professionals around the world to successfully create, process,
and exchange graphic arts files for numerous applications. Industry
experts from around the world continue to join the GWG in increasing
numbers, building a unique, collaborative infrastructure for creating
and testing international specifications.
The results are proving extremely positive and the group is on its way to significantly expanding the scope of projects it can undertake on behalf of the worldwide graphic arts community. At Labelexpo 2017 GWG is looking forward to connecting with its members and industry experts to further their relationships and grow their community.
For the latest in scanner technology look no further than GlobalVision. It will present its latest launches that incorporate unrivalled features in the proofreading industry. It will also present its latest advancements in quality control tools.
Expected to garner much interest is the enhanced 4.1 desktop version of its unified Quality Control Platform, with software advancements including faster speed of loading files and inspection time, and cloud-based deployment available in HTML 5.
There will also be ticket updates of its integrated Quality Control Platform with Esko’s workflow server Automation Engine 16. Designed to eliminate printed artwork and copy related errors, GlobalVision’s automated proofreading software solutions provide all-in-one quality assurance at every stage of the workflow process. GlobalVision’s scanners with advanced error detection can also inspect a range of printed materials.
Short-run and customised labels and packaging that help brands differentiate innovatively and affordably will be Mimaki Europe’s focus this year. Mimaki will detail how visitors can ‘gain an unfair advantage’ in the highly competitive and rapidly evolving labels and packaging market using a number of its market leading systems.
It will use its UJF-7151plus to demonstrate direct printing on rigid substrates to create high-quality nameplates suitable for industrial marking or placarding, while a small laser-cutting device will be used in combination with the printer to cut rigid labels to finished product.
Mimaki will also be showing print-and-cut high quality specialised labels using silver ink on its CJV150 Series integrated printer/cutter solution.
Another hot topic is digital direct-to-corrugated printing. The company will address this with a combination of its UJF-6042MkII printer and the CFL-605RT cutting table. They will showcase how operations can quickly and affordably create corrugated items, from boxes to in-store display.
And last but not least, its popular Kebab option will demonstrate affordable direct-to-object 360º printing on glass and plastic bottles.
Ricoh is presenting at the show a wide range of top-coated thermal papers used wherever variable information needs to be added. They are ideal for the food industry as well as invoices, bank statements and tags, parking, entertainment and transportation tickets.
In addition, Ricoh is partnering up with MDV Group leading European paper
and film coating specialist. At the MDV Group stand B36, in Hall
9, Ricoh is presenting the capabilities of the fifth unit on its Ricoh
Pro™ C7100 Series Press. On display are an array of metallic applications
suited to labels, greeting cards, book covers, brochures, packaging,
certificates and gift vouchers.
Sappi’s Labelexpo theme "People, Paper, Possibilities" sums up its focus on its silicone base papers and label papers expertise.
Among the innovations it will highlight the new CCK (Clay Coated Kraft) carrier paper Sappi Sol DNC as well as two new label papers Sappi Parade Face Stock C1S and Sappi Parade Face Stock Vellum.
Sappi’s commitment to research and development is reflected in the improved surface structure of the new Sappi Sol DNC papers as papers with a smoother surface result in lower silicone consumption during the finishing process.
While new additions Parade Face Stock C1S and Parade Face Stock Vellum have expanded its comprehensive range of wet glue label papers. They are approved for direct contact with food and conform to DIN EN 71 for toy safety. Applications include decorative labels for tins, glass containers, single-use and multi-use bottles and stickers or price labels.
An unparalleled selection of BoPP films will be highlighted by Taghleef Industries at Labelexpo Europe.
Its stand will feature next generation films for heat shrink sleeve labels as well as a low density polyolefin polymers floatable solution that minimizes the impact on PET recycle systems and reduces the weight of the label compared to common shrink sleeve substrates.
The company will showcase its Specialty Label Films range, available for PSL facestock applications as well as over-laminations, and even IML (In Mold Label) and WAL (Wrap Around) roll-fed labels. Each film is designed according to labeling application and offers special finishes, which capture the consumer attention.
At Labelexpo Europe 2017, The Graphics department of Toray Industries will be sharing information with visitors about the environmental, economic and quality benefits of waterless offset printing.
Toray is announcing its new IMPRIMA line of waterless offset printing plates that are specifically targeted for the label / narrow web market. The IMPRIMA LA and IMPRIMA LB plates, respectively, are optimized for increased durability and high resolution imaging, providing exceptionally consistent and high quality prints. The already commercially available plates can be an important aid in brand protection and counterfeit prevention due to their resolution and reproduction characteristics.
Besides quality advantages, Waterless offset (not to be confused with dry offset) is an attractive alternative to the flexographic printing process for short and medium run applications because of the lower print form preparation cost.
Speed as well as quality are critical in the label business. That’s why Xeikon is unleashing its two fast felines at Labelexpo. Just a few months after releasing its Panther UV inkjet technology, and Xeikon PX3000 UV inkjet label press, Xeikon will show visitors just what an impact this UV inkjet platform can have. Also the Xeikon CX3 – aka Cheetah – which still holds the record for the fastest digital label press in the quality league will be present.
“UV-Inkjet and dry toner are complementary offerings that extend the range of applications which are better produced digitally. Together, they offer a robust solution portfolio that responds to the demanding brand owner and the requirements put forward to the label converter. This is exactly what we will show at this year’s Labelexpo,” said Filip Weymans, VP Marketing Xeikon.
One stop to learn how to improve productivity, profitability and quality
In the labels and packaging industry, ensuring consistent color across a global supply chain is still a challenge for many brands. The first step in addressing this challenge is delivering a color specification to suppliers that can be consistently implemented and measured against during the production process.
At Labelexpo Europe, X-Rite Pantone, the global leader in the art and science of color, will be located on Stand 3C50 together with its sister company Esko. On display will be an integrated end-to-end color workflow that will help brands and converters ensure consistent, reliable color, with faster time to market, lower costs and less rework and waste.