There are many factors that can make your business more or less attractive, writes Bob Cronin

But the reality can be very different when you’re the one pursuing a sale. Your business is worth only what a buyer will pay for it – and only at that very specific point in time. There are many factors entering into today’s valuations. And not every company has the elements that make for the...

Young managers – Taylor Buckthorpe, director of sales, Colordyne

I’m almost 30 and have been in print for nearly half my life. I took my first real job at 15. Most kids my age were getting jobs at the grocery store, restaurants or coffee shops. Meanwhile, I was being teased by my brother for being unemployed. That sibling rivalry fueled a bit of competition....

Labelexpo has come a long way since its first edition

A dedicated show conference program was also held at the nearby Royal Westminster Hotel on ‘The economics of the total labelling operation. The fledgling Labels & Labelling International (founded in 1979) was the show’s sponsoring magazine. 

These activities all proved to be the...

Andy Thomas on what to expect at the Labelexpo Europe 2019 in Brussels

Flexo press automation and embedding presses into factory-wide management systems is a key trend, while MIS suppliers launch ‘intelligent’ tool selection and sequencing systems. 

Hybrid press technology will be another key trend at the show, with the emphasis moving towards making digital...

Editor's note: Trade association events–yes or no?

Finat has been making major efforts to ensure that both its ELF and annual technical conferences are relevant to label converters of all sizes. TLMI has also been pushing a number of initiatives and research programs of direct interest to label converters in an effort to convince the bulk of the...

Bob Cronin of The Open Approach on how to leverage the six factors which accelerate buyer interest.

Tradeshow season is always an exciting time. Not only can we view all the new technology, we also network with our colleagues and constituencies. While there are fewer new companies joining the label and packaging space, there are more players than ever. Venture capitalists, private equity firms...

The sheer variety of printing processes, inks and substrates have created a significant challenge for brand owners and converters to achieve color consistency

Brands spend millions on their logos, color schemes and packaging designs. Maintaining a consistent brand is strategic and critical for all of them. If a brand’s colors are inconsistent across different packaging or customer touch points, it may suggest a lack of quality and can cause confusion...

Bob Cronin of The Open Approach on how to leverage the six factors which accelerate buyer interest.

Tradeshow season is always an exciting time. Not only can we view all the new technology, we also network with our colleagues and constituencies. While there are fewer new companies joining the label and packaging space, there are more players than ever. Venture capitalists, private equity firms...

The Mike Fairley Column

Many of these start-ups were spin-offs from Cambridge Consultants in the UK, with a whole cluster of inkjet companies being formed in the Cambridge area, including Xaar, Domino, Epson, Danaher (Videojet, Elmjet, Willet), Linxs and Xennia. Names that are still at the forefront of inkjet evolution...

Opinion – Digital finishing in the real world

‘We operate a Smag Digital Galaxie machine and Grafotronic DCL and DCL2 lines. The Smag system includes screen, hot foil, embossing, UV flexo varnish, lamination, semi-rotary die-cutting and rewind. The Grafotronic lines feature UV flexo varnish, lamination, semi-rotary/ rotary die-cutting,...

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