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Labelexpo Europe 2023: More than just labelling

Labelexpo Europe made a welcome return in Brussels in September, after the lockdown hiatus, with manufacturers taking a broader focus than purely labels.

Shoppable print 

Print, despite its authoritative tactile quality, has always been an inherently static experience, lacking the interactivity of digital media where you can click on a link, to find more information or...

Only connect: pulling all the pieces together

It is the nature of a management information system that it has to connect with various other systems within a printing business from all sorts of vendors and across disciplines, from pre-press to...

Opportunity in the bag

Digitally-printed pouches offer label printers a way to diversify into packaging with minimal investment.

Star Product: Bobst Master DM5

Bobst’s Master DM5 adds an inkjet module to the M5 flexo press to create a hybrid that can run flexo, digital or a combination of both.

HP Latex 3100 printer uses HP’s thermal inkjet printheads with the water-based latex inks

Milestones in inkjet

Of all the different print technologies currently in use, inkjet is probably the most interesting for its sheer versatility, working across documents and wide-format, labels and packaging and even 3D...

A spectrophotometer is needed to measure colour charts and make profiles

Taming colour’s Wild West

Most wide-format printers are capable of producing a very wide colour gamut so that it’s relatively easy to print a pleasing image with vibrant colours that appear to be just what the client ordered....

The SC-F6300 has a maximum speed of 63sqm/hr

Star product: Epson SureColor SC-F6300

Versatile printer that can produce soft signage as well as promotional goods and short runs and samples of garments.

Star product: Kornit Avalanche PolyPro

The PolyPro marks the introduction of the NeoPoly inks to the manufacturer’s Avalanche range of direct-to-garment printers.

Star product: Xerox Baltoro HF

The Baltoro HF is a B3 sheetfed inkjet press that boasts Xerox’s High Fusion inkset to print onto a wide range of paper stocks.