Picture Gallery - Labelexpo Europe 2017: Putting up a grand show

24 September 2017

In this edition, see label equipment, software and allied manufactures offer some “cutting edge” technology, discuss pertinent technology issues that will help labellers compete in a tough market. One day before the show opens, PrintWeek India takes a glimpse of where the label technology is headed towards

  • Arconvert is all set to unveil the Black Label Creative Club, which has a mission to inspire and connect the diverse facets of the creative labeling community. Arconvert will exhibit an exclusive selection of labeling applications from around the world
  • To be unveiled at the show, Asahi’s DEW AWP water washable plates is upbeat about its ‘Pinning Technology for Clean Transfer’
  • Berra takes label embellishment to the next level with its modular silkscreen printing machine for spool to spool production of labels
  • The trend of digital embellishments is gaining traction. MGI Jetvarnish 3DS Web Color Plus is a major player
  • Arjobex has a new range of white matte rub proof facestocks and new pearlescent white and gold finish
  • Finishing is finding a true niche. AB Graphic’s Digicon Series 3 seems to have found one. It features new flatbed screen printing unit with significant increase in speed while reducing the physical size of the unit by 20%
  • Bobst will debut its new inkjet digital printing technology through its Mouvent joint venture with Radex
  • Running against time, from firing plates to configuring the machine to printing the job, Codimag aims to accomplish all this in 30 minutes on its Viva 340 Evolution Aniflo press, that combines dry offset and anilox ink delivery system
  • Durst is set to unveil Tau 330 RSC eight-colour label press. At the show it is configured as a hybrid press with Omet Xflex
  • Picojet is a muct-watch. Building on the success of its PicoColour UV digital label press, Dantex will unveil Picojet, which is said to run at 75 metres per minute
  • At HB Fuller’s stand you will find a full range of washable and removable or repositionable water-based and hotmelt pressure sensitive adhesives. After all getting the adhesive right, makes the label stick
  • Esko, X-Rite, Pantone, Enfocus – the combined expertise aims to simplify label production. Don’t miss the compact CDI Crystal XPS 4835
  • Ekocure Ankora inks, Nyloflex Xpress thermal plates and processor, Thermoflexx flexo CTP systems, Xeikon digital label presses and much more at Flint’s stand
  • With a range of new products from sensorial collections of textured labelstocks to MC FSC recycled labelstock to clear hotmelt adhesive for chilled food labels , at the show, Avery Dennison seems to be on track to meet its 2025 sustainability goals
  • Henkel’s focus at the show is water-based APEO-free adhesive which promises outstanding water whitening performance for clear on clear labels
  • This HP Indigo WS6800 press is enabled with capabilities of several graphic embellishments including digital spot and tactile varnishes, special effects, digital foils, and more, all in one paas. Now that’s something
  • Kurz will unveil DM-Liner UV-INK built-in finishing station integrated into the digital printing machine Mlabel Generation III from Mprint. Kurz claims to digitally produce and decorate labels with Digital Metal foil – in one continuous process
  • IST Metz is providing customers with an option to try out the MBS LEDcure LED solution for free, for one month, when purchasing a MBS LAMPcure
  • Up your productivity with the UR Precision U440 butt splicer from Kocher + Beck, which ensures reliable non-stop feeding of materials to the printing and inline converting process
  • Not to be missed is the new launch Bobst M8, with speeds of 400 metres per minute. Also new is the inkjet digital printing technology through its Mouvent joint venture with Radex.
  • Innovia Films brings BOPP label films that can replace paper labels, PVC graphic applications, as well as PET release liners
  • Macdermid will launch the Lava NW thermal processor for tags and label applications
  • Pulse Roll Label Products’ focus is on food packaging compliance. Its new PureTone FPC ink system is said to be suitable for non-direct food packaging applications
  • How can one increase productivity, control and reduce wastage? Martin Automatic’s booth does have an answer in the form of MBS splicer and LRD transfer rewinder
  • Mida Maquinaria’s MA350 finishing for processing what has been pre-printed in digital or conventional lines: unique reading cell and a short web pass in a single semi-rotary platform, MA350 combines flatbed units (silkscreen, hot foil, embossing) with rotary units (flexo, die-cutting) with minimum web wastages and register accuracy for high added value labels
  • Gallus race circuit is all set to steal the show. Join the Gallus race circuit and enjoy the laps in an original Formula 1 Simulator after answering the questions at all four stations of the Gallus Rally on its booth
  • Focus Label Machinery has geared up to launch a new generation of the popular Proflex compact flexo press with open architecture printhead design. The Proflex SE is a full servo driven, modular press available with print widths of 250mm and 330mm
  • MPS will run live demonstrations of the connectivity concept on the EF Symjet hybrid press and a fully automated MPS EF multi-substrate press
  • Brotech’s SDF Plus is a modular digital label converting system with a flatbed hot stamping module, on-the-fly flexo printing, die-cutting, and laser die cutting
  • Pantec’s Rhino II flatbed foiling and embossing system is ideal for producing complex multi-stroke label for the spirit and wine markets
  • Mark Andy’s stand will host a series of press demos for Digital Series, Performance Series, Digital One and Rotoflex devices
  • Prati shows its new Futura open-platform technology, which offers unlimited upgrade possibilities for its finishing equipment
  • Iwasaki’s TR2 intermittent offset press deploys both conventional offset as well as waterless printing plates
  • Miyakoshi’s MLP-H semi-rotary web offset press runs at speeds up to 121metres per min with a repeat length of 406.4mm
  • Amit Ahuja of Multitec is all set to showcase the Made in India Ecoflex Vsi ELS and Ecosmart full servo presses on a global platform
  • Lintec’s booth will surprise you with the new high-tack labelstock designed to adhere strongly to ‘hard to adhere’ surfaces
  • Mimaki will demonstrate direct printing on rigid substrates with UJF-7151 plus to create high-quality nameplates suitable for industrial marking or placarding
  • The Synchroline 430 with Toro and Bravo units is Lombardi’s Labelexpo highlight
  • Omet XFlex X6 boasts of automatic pressure adjustment and intelligent cruise control, which adjusts parameters automatically according to press speed and material type
  • Nilpeter’s upgraded Panorama hybrid press with completely redesigned converting and flexo printing units, as well as a major update of the press
  • Polar’s LabelSystem DC-11plus can die-cut 1,440 label packs per hour
  • E+L’s Smartscan is more than just an inspection camera – in addition to a video function with zoom, it also enables 100% print image inspection, splice detection and detection of missing labels and unremoved matrix
  • An hybrid solution, Edale’s FL3 has six flexo units and a six-colour Graphium inkjet module
  • On Rotometrics’ stand see the AccuBase XT magnetic cylinders and anvils
  • Sakurai’s Maestro MSDR 60 masters label production with screen printing
  • Smag’s booth has the new 530mm-wide Digital Galaxie and 350mm-wide E-Cut generation III digital converting systems. Also on display is the 350mm-wide Digital Galaxie generation III and high-speed roll-to-roll flatbed silkscreen on a 350mm-wide Galaxie SP
  • If reducing carbon footprint is your agenda, Vianord’s Evo3 Wave compact plate processor should make it to your shopping cart
  • Find a plethora of ink technologies for all sorts of applications from pharma to hygiene to food to industrial at Siegwerk’s booth
  • Rotocontrol’s offline die-cutting and finishing systems are ideal for short-run label production, says sales manager Alexander Siegmund
  • Rotatek will unveil a new version of its Brava press in semi-rotary mode printing filmic as well as self-adhesive materials
  • SMI’s gen-next Rohit Mehta says its new products SMI 46300Y is a UV curable adhesive specially designed for wet wipes application. The other new launch is SMI Clarity using hotmelt adhesive


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