Jet Technologies had the long awaited in-person launch of the Screen LV350 UV SAI digital label press at its national HQ, and used the event to promote the flexibility of the new printer.

Marking the biggest acquisition in its history, Labelmakers Group is buying Melbourne-based Rapid Labels, with the deal set to go through next month. It will significantly boost the Labelmakers' presence in the nutraceuticals market.

Jet Technologies has revealed three key trends developing as a result of Covid-19, which it says are having an impact on, and changing the shape of, the printing industry into this year.

Labelmakers Group has secured the rights for the worldwide patented RecuLiner technology for Australia and New Zealand, creating a local circular solution for recycling glassine liner from pressure-sensitive labels that would otherwise go to landfill.

Xeikon has launched two new digital label presses – the Xeikon CX30 and Xeikon CX50 – describing them as scalable entry-level presses to sit between its Rex range and its CX300 and CX500.

Jet Technologies in Sydney is hosting a technology demonstration of the latest Screen Truepress Jet L350UV SAI S digital label press, which with longer-run capability is targeting flexo jobs.

Major players in the European label industry have set up a new organisation, Celab-Europe, to develop a circular economy business model for labels, and has set itself a tough target for 2025.

The $190m sale of label press manufacturer Gallus from Heidelberg to little known Benpac has collapsed at the 11th hour, with the buyer failing to come up with the cash.

Domino has launched its high-speed dual bar K600i digital inkjet printer for variable data onto labels – linear barcodes, QR codes and data matrix codes – at a million different codes every hour.

Epson has two commercial grade digital label presses in its portfolio. Targeting commercial printers looking for a new revenue stream, both are presented to the market with the Epson quality as their key benefit.

In less than four decades Labelmakers has become the biggest label converter in Australasia. Now the company has demonstrated that it has no intention of sitting on its laurels, with the installation of its first HP Indigo 20000.

The Jet Technologies Demonstration Centre in Sydney will soon be home to the latest Screen Truepress Jet L350UV SAI S digital label press, which with longer-run capability is targeting flexo jobs.

A B Graphic International has reached a major milestone in the global supply of its market leading finishing solutions, by recently installing the 2000th Vectra turret rewinder.

Screen, together with colour experts CGS Oris, have developed a new technology that they say will mean 100 per cent accurate spot colours can be generated for the L350UV SAI label and packaging presses, quickly, easily, and without high-level colour management knowledge.

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.