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10 Jan 2020

At the first-edition MPS Label Awards during Labelexpo Europe 2019, Takara Pac’s smart design label received a Silver award.

To commemorate printing excellence of unique label applications, MPS invited customers to submit their finest labels printed on their MPS presses for a chance to win an award. A total of 32 nominated labels were re...

4 Dec 2019

Juih Tay Co., Ltd., a letterpress converter for label based in Nakorn Pathom, Thailand, has recently installed a narrow-web BOBST M1 inline UV flexo printing and converting press with the goal to diversify its production and enter new sectors of the label market. 

Over the past 30 years, Juih Tay has built a wide customer base in Thailan...

4 Dec 2019

The first DuraFlex-powered label printer in Asia to debut at Labelexpo Asia 2019.

Memjet and COASO Incorperated announced that COASO has used Memjet’s DuraFlex technology to develop a new label press called the iCueLabel Press. 

COASO is showcasing the iCueLabel 420 press at Labelexpo Asia in Shanghai, happening now through to 6 December....

6 Nov 2019

Visitors to the BOBST stand #D6 at Labelexpo Asia in Shanghai, China, 3 – 6 December 2019, can expect to see the company’s latest breakthrough solutions and services for labels and packaging.

Dazzling video displays will illustrate exclusive technologies that will provide exciting new opportunities for converters, driven by the digital r...

21 Oct 2019

Heidelberg announced the sale of its 100th Gallus Labelmaster. The sale was completed at Labelexpo Europe 2019.

The Labelmaster is the machine system from Gallus which has achieved the best sales figures since its market launch at the Labelexpo 2017 to this day.

Consequently, it is completing the most successful launch of a product innova...

2 Oct 2019

Launched at Labelexpo, Screen’s new Truepress Jet L350UV SAI inkjet utilises press proprietary colour management technologies developed in collaboration with CGS.

At Labelexpo, SCREEN Graphic Solutions Co., Ltd. (SCREEN GA) launched its new Truepress Jet L350UV SAI digital label printing machine. The inkjet printer is equipped with addit...

2 Sep 2019

UPM Raflatac announces the new Forest Film label material. According to the company, it is the first to bring a wood-based polypropylene film material into the market.

Forest Film has been developed in collaboration with UPM Biofuels using UPM BioVerno naphtha, a 100% wood-based solution originating from sustainably managed forests.


19 Jul 2019

At the recently concluded Asian Packaging Excellence Awards, Vietnam-based Hoang Ha Label Co. (a member of the QLM Label Makers Group) won awards in two digital categories. 

Their entry for Digital Labels, titled “Pukara Labels”, scored high to win the coveted Gold in the category. The company also won a Bronze award in the Digital Packa...

19 Jun 2019

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According to Smithers Pira’s latest report, ‘The Future of Label Printing to 2024’, the label market will continue to increase up to 2024, at an annual average rate of 4.0% in value to $49.90 billion, and by 5.5% in volume to 1.59 trillion A4 prints or equivalent.

The report stipulated that the global market for label...

22 May 2019

Heidelberg, alongside its subsidiary Gallus, has introduced a digital platform in English for all things label printing. The portal can be found at and those interested can register for free.

“Heidelberg’s strength lies in its knowledge of its customers and their issues,” said Professor Dr. Ulrich Hermann, membe...

7 Mar 2019

QLM Label Makers recently worked with Pukara Estate, an Australian olive oil, vinegar and gourmet food manufacturer, to produce truly unique and innovative label designs for their Connoisseur Club members.

"Our Connoisseur Club was established to offer our loyal membership exclusive offers and promotions. Our label design has been long e...

27 Sep 2018

Xeikon’s Panther technology has achieved UL certification in combination with FLEXcon films. UL (Underwriters Laboratories) is an internationally recognised safety science company. This certification allows Xeikon and FLEXcon to use the UL mark on their products.

Xeikon's Panther technology is specifically designed to work with its Panth...

5 Sep 2018

The new Xeikon 3030 + entryDCoat is a digital print and converting solution with lower cost of entry and operating cost for professional printers

Xeikon announced an entry-level label printing and converting solution, offered at a price point that brings the lucrative label market squarely within reach for label converters of all sizes.


21 Aug 2018

Although the label market accounts for just five percent of the worldwide print volume of around EUR 400 billion, it has the biggest growth potential in the industry. The annual growth in self-adhesive labels is over four percent, increasing to double digits for digital inkjet printing.

Asia is now the fastest growing label market in the...

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