40 Years of Labelexpo: A Showcase for Innovation & Change

In May 1980, a fledgling new exhibition dedicated to the labels, labeling, marking and identification industries was held in the Old Horticultural Halls in London. Its name was Labelex ’80. It had just 44 exhibitors made up of label converters, label and marking machinery, and label materials suppliers, including Fasson self-adhesive label substrates. The following … Continued

Shrink Sleeve Production: The Right Workflow Erases Intimidating Factors

There’s no denying demand for shrink sleeves is on the rise. While the label industry continues to see healthy year-over-year gains itself, the notable growth in shrink sleeves is something narrow web converters are finding difficult to ignore. Specifically: Leading shrink application researcher AWA (Alexander Watson Associates) reports shrink sleeve labels make up roughly 18 … Continued

Phoenix Challenge Foundation Announces Annual Golf Tournament

CHARLOTTE, NC—For more than 20 years, the Phoenix Challenge Foundation (PCF) has been the premier organization who solely focuses on building tomorrow’s workforce. Its annual fundraiser to support growing flexo in education is the annual Phoenix Challenge Foundation Golf Tournament. This year’s event will be held Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the beautiful Stonebridge Golf Club … Continued

Mark Andy Print Products Announces Expansion with Flexo Consumables into European Market

CHESTERFIELD, MO—Mark Andy Print Products Europe is offering all essential flexo pressroom consumables, including plate mounting tape, doctor blades, splicing tape, pressroom chemistry and more. Mark Andy Print Products, supplies and consumables division of Mark Andy Inc, announces the expansion of its reach, selling to European converters and printers. The business in Europe will support … Continued

Phoenix Challenge College Competition to Take Place May 4 in Baton Rouge, LA

CHARLOTTE, NC—The Phoenix Challenge Foundation announced this year’s Phoenix Challenge College Competition will be held May 4 in Baton Rouge, LA, leading into Forum 2019, May 5-8 in New Orleans. The only annual college flexo competition, the Phoenix Challenge College Competition builds and breeds talent and interest in package and label printing industries. The popular … Continued