Labels

Label Power owner James Malone bought Melbourne-based Action Labels & Nameplates, and has invested in its first digital press, installing a new Epson SurePress L-6034VW industrial UV label press at the company.

Aussie label operation Wagner Prestige Labels has won first prize at the International Durst RSC Label Awards, beating off global competition to win the accolade in the live-streamed event.

Leading print finishing equipment manufacturer, A B Graphic International, has launched both a non-stop unwinder and non-stop rewinder solution, which will be supplied in ANZ by Currie Group.

Konica Minolta took a break-out session at the AIP conference, presenting on its AccurioLabel 230 digital label press, and fielding a host of questions on food and beverage labels and package printing.

Press manufacturing giant Heidelberg is launching a suite of new products to create a digitised end-to-end solution aimed at the production of wet-glue labels, cut-and-stack labels, and also in-mould labels.

Xeikon will launch a new high-end seven-colour label press in its Panther portfolio: the PX30000; it says the press is to meet a need in the market and extend the company’s comprehensive offering, broadening the application reach.

A CCL printed wine label is a finalist in the New Zealand Best Design Awards, with the Brown Brothers’ limited edition BlazeAid Shiraz, which aimed to help rebuild communities affected by bushfires, up for a gong.

An independent national audit of recycling information on consumer products and packaging reveals what the Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR) said is a situation that is “confusing for consumers and does not support better recycling”.

Label Power owner James Malone has bought Melbourne-based Action Labels & Nameplates, and invested in its first digital press, installing a new Epson SurePress L-6034VW industrial UV label press.

Melbourne-based label specialist Sticky Labels is crediting its Screen GP L350UV+ digital label press for enabling it to maintain supply in surging demand during Covid.

Digital print solutions developer Konica Minolta is running a webinar next Wednesday on the benefits and opportunities that come with entering digital label printing.

Press giant Heidelberg has sold the Gallus label press business, as it continues its strategic realignment to stabilise the company, focus on its core sheetfed offset presses, and develop new market opportunities. Former owner Ferdinand Reusch will move with the business.

The Xeikon press, launched in the dawn of digital printing at the 1993 Ipex that saw Benny Landa debut the Indigo, has long been recognised as ‘the other’ digital press.

Mark Daws, Currie Group Director – Labels & Packaging ANZ, took a dozen Aussie and Kiwi label printers to the world’s biggest digital reel-to-reel label plant All4Labels, as part of Labelexpo. Wayne Robinson was there.

Packed with the latest in OKI digital LED technology, the company says its Pro Series Label Printers take creativity and flexibility to a new level for on demand printing.


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Print21 editor Wayne Robinson was in Brussels for Labelexpo, and reports on the key themes of the big show.