Melbourne-based label specialist, Sticky Labels, has optimised its digital operations by upgrading to the latest automated label production system – the Screen L350UV SAI Inkjet Series.

The self adhesive market label market is projected to grow by 30 per cent over the next five years, confirming that there is plenty of opportunity for printers looking for growth prospects.

Canon has bought equipment manufacturer Edale, with the aim of strengthening its label and packaging business, delivering turnkey solutions, and creating opportunities for future developments.

Print21's deputy editor Colleen Bate looks at the labels that have been sweeping the board in awards, admiring their printing, finishing, imagery, artwork, typography, copy and brand alignment.

The latest issue of the region’s favourite trade magazine Print21 is out now, with the March April issue also featuring Labels21, the new special supplement for the label printing industry.

Xeikon and a variety of its industry partners will run a special edition of its Xeikon Café at HQ in Belgium at the end of April, the week Labelexpo would have run, with a full range of lines on show.

With war in the Ukraine, Covid, and the global shipping crisis combining to cancel Labelexpo, digital print solutions developer Durst will run its own Labels Week instead, on the same dates, at its Italian HQ.

War in the Ukraine, the growing shipping crisis, and the lingering impact of Covid, have conspired to force the organisers of Labelexpo, due to run next month in Brussels, to reschedule the event to next year.

Label printer MCC came top of the awards table at the FPLMA evening event, bagging half a dozen awards including Best in Show Labels for its White Rabbit Jabberwocky Gin label.

Sydney-based packaging and labelling specialist Luminar has expanded its digital printing operations with the deployment of a Screen L350UV Inkjet Series digital press.

Xeikon is launching its LCU Label Converting Units series, specifically developed and designed for the converting industries in high-end label production and manufacturing.

Some 600 exhibitors have confirmed their presence at the world’s largest event for the label and package printing industry, Labelexpo, which will take place at the end of April, in its traditional Brussels location.

Australian and SE Asia label printing business QLM has acquired Melbourne based label printer Elna Press, and will move its Victorian operations into the Elna factory in Moorabbin.

The self-adhesive label market will see a CAGR of 5.4 per cent between now and 2026, translating into a market that will be 30 per cent bigger, with the Asia Pacific region seeing the biggest growth of all.

The team that brought to life the Share a Coke individual name campaign, Labeltopia, has a created a new promotion in time for summer, using variable data digital printing for personalised VB bottles.

Konica Minolta has partnered with Grafisk Maskinfabrik, to offer its ultra-compact DC350Nano and DC330Mini label finishers with its AccurioLabel 230 digital label press to ANZ printers.