Five videos about the label buzz - The Noel D'Cunha Sunday Column

On Thursday, this year’s PrintWeek India Label Printer of the Year, Kumar Labels celebrated its tenth anniversary. “We produce master label pieces, do value-additions in a way that would make it difficult for our competitors to emulate, and the Awards are a testimony of those works,” says Anuj Bhargav of Kumar Labels.

These are exciting times for the label printing in India. At 43%, Asia Pacific now has an equivalent volume to North America and Europe in the global label consumption. T

16 Dec 2017 | By Noel D'Cunha

Despite the general economic malaise, Indian labellers were seen upbeat at the biggest ever Labelexpo Europe 2017. Many of the exhibitors we spoke to reported a slight drop in numbers, but a huge increase in the quality of visitors from India and across the globe. 

In the first video, print consultant Sudhir Samant, says, “The Indian label converters are looking for top of the range products from the big brands. This is because the end-user companies like Cadbury, Nestle, Unilever and Dabur are keen to know the brand of equipment and configurations that their label converter deploys. In turn, the converters have also started using this information as a marketing tool for their business.”


Samir Patkar, regional sales head – Asia for Gallus, confirmed Signode India’s investment in Gallus’ latest offering, the Labelmaster flexo press, which will become India’s first, the industrial packaging solution provider in Bengaluru will install. Patkar also explains why he thinks the newly launched Labelmaster series will be a winner in the Indian label market.


Gerald Iannone, director of sales - Asia Pacific, Arjobex Synthetic Papers says, “For moulder and printers in India, IML is definitely of interest. But the adoption rate has been dismal until a couple of years ago.” Here Iannone talks about in-mould labels, explains the sustainability aspects of Polyart’s PE-based IML substrates and the company’s plan to tap the growing IML demand in India.


Multitec is perhaps the top Indian manufacturer of label press. At the Labelexpo Europe show, Amit Ahuja, the managing director informed PrintWeek India that his company signed a deal with an Iranian label printer, who purchased the eight-colour press. In this video, he introduces the company’s new press, its first customer in Russia, and the company’s success in the export market.


Arconvert is part of Fedrigoni Group has been manufacturing paper since the 13th century. It specialises in textured papers, security papers and films. Arconvert is a converting division of Fedrigoni. The company launched the Black Label Creative Club, which has a mission to inspire and connect diverse facets of the creative labelling community. Michele Pernici, export area manager for Arconvert speaks about the company’s Black Label Creative Studio, 200+ specialty labelstocks, and the company’s commitment to the Indian market

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