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The Label Industry Is Looking Forward To How Digital Can Future-Proof Business

According to David Pittman, editor of Digital Labels and Packaging and writing for drupa, with the evolving of digital printing, which brings faster speeds, better quality and increased consistency, the market has embraced the opportunities the technology permits. This has been realised in pressrooms the world over through hardware installations as printers look to respond […]

2021-04-06T08:51:00+02:00Mar 29th, 2021|

Is The Convergence Of Print Markets Inevitable?

Jean Poncet, writing for drupa, says digital printing has certainly transformed the print world. For a long time, it was restricted to printed documents and photocopying, then inkjet went after the label market first, followed by the narrow width packaging market or ‘small’ format. At the same time, in the world of large and very large […]

2021-01-25T08:47:26+02:00Jan 20th, 2021|

Should You Buy A Used Label Printing Machine?

According to Focus Label Machinery, making the best equipment decision involves doing your research, knowing your market, testing your preferred option, doing the maths and investing in the best systems you can afford. For this reason, sourcing a used digital press requires careful consideration. You may have wondered whether the costs of a new press could […]

2020-11-09T08:43:15+02:00Nov 3rd, 2020|

Keeping Labels Environmentally-Friendly

According to Focus Label Machinery, there are two ways to ruin an environmentally friendly label, namely using non-recyclable ink, and failing to recycle packaging foil. Eco-friendly printing is a great way to demonstrate your commitment to protecting our planet. Sustainability is not only good for the environment but also good for business. Customers are increasingly […]

2020-04-27T13:57:33+02:00Apr 15th, 2020|

CMYK Industries Exhibits Entry-Level Label, Photo And Poster Printer

CMYK Industries showcased the iColor 200 at the Africa Print Durban expo, held at the Durban ICC from 11-12 March. Whether you work with wine, beer and spirits, water, soft drinks, food, home, personal care, pharma and healthcare, logistics or chemical products, the iColor 200 is specially designed to enable you to start printing your […]

2020-03-16T10:01:27+02:00Mar 12th, 2020|

Now Is The Time For Packaging To Enter The Digital Arena

According to Tiziano Polito from Emballages Magazine, digital printing of labels has emerged and expanded over the past two decades. Today, every second press is equipped with electrophotographic motors or inkjet heads. This isn’t surprising because the advantages of today’s digital technologies are strong, for example, printing short runs at a viable cost is now […]

2020-03-16T10:02:05+02:00Mar 11th, 2020|

Gear Up For Business Growth With The Africa Print Bloemfontein Expo

The Africa Print Bloemfontein Expo, taking place on 12 February at Ilanga Estate, will allow visitors to explore the latest technologies and trends in digital printing presses, binding equipment, digital packaging solutions, screen printing, digital textile printing, finishing equipment, ink, software, pad printing, paper and board, litho print solutions, encapsulating/laminating and digital label printing, right […]

2020-01-27T08:48:18+02:00Jan 22nd, 2020|

The Latest Trends Reshaping The Label Print Industry

Manny da Silva, manager industrial print at Konica Minolta South Africa, discusses the latest trends reshaping the label print industry, which he saw at Labelexpo 2019. Extended colour gamuts: most of us are familiar with the conventional four-colour CMYK printing separations – cyan, magenta, yellow and black. With so many product decisions affected by colour, […]

2020-01-20T09:31:44+02:00Dec 11th, 2019|

Astro Labels Showcases Tabletop Label Printer For Roll-To-Roll Processing Applications

The QuickLabel QL-300 is the only (CMYKW) 5-colour tabletop label printer that produces highly-durable labels with 1200dpi resolution. Astro Labels exhibited this printer at the Africa Print Expo, which took place from 11-13 September at Gallagher Convention Centre. Its ability to print in white allows direct printing on a wide range of coloured or transparent […]

2019-10-02T08:50:01+02:00Sep 26th, 2019|

Print Is Not Dying, It Is Simply Evolving

According to Leon Minnie, manager of production print for Konica Minolta South Africa, there is a new sense of optimism among print service providers. The 2018 drupa Global Trends Report found that 91% of printers in 2017 considered their economic state to be good or satisfactory. Despite its obituary having been written many times, print […]

2019-06-24T09:32:47+02:00Jun 20th, 2019|