labelsplus : Labels Plus November 2017
Labels Plus 1 Our cover A group of Australian label A group of Australian label print executives who attended print executives who attended Labelexpo Europe 2017 give Labelexpo Europe 2017 give their verdict. their verdict. Labels Plus Magazine Covering everything new and Covering everything new and innovative in labelling in Australia innovative in labelling in Australia & New Zealand. & New Zealand. 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Labels Plus Magazine is Labels Plus Magazine is published to inform, educate published to inform, educate and advance the label industry. and advance the label industry. Acceptance of advertising does Acceptance of advertising does not imply endorsement of the not imply endorsement of the product or service by the Publisher. product or service by the Publisher. Opinions expressed in bylined Opinions expressed in bylined articles are not necessarily those articles are not necessarily those of the Editor. of the Editor. From the editor “ What a show it was... The Labelexpo held in Brussels at the end of September into October, was one of the great shows held for the label industry around the world. Everyone that I spoke to, who was either on exhibition stands or just visiting to see what was new, agreed that this show was a big improvement on 2015. While it’s true that the show buildings had undergone extensive refurbishments, there was a much more positive air about this show, and greater confidence from manufacturers on what they were selling. As the cover highlights, many of the major players in the label and packaging industry - from a supplier’s perspective - were very happy with the enquiries they received from Australasian converters, which in many cases were turned into solid orders for new machinery. It is estimated that between 75 and 85 Australian label industry personnel attended the show, and with nearly 670 exhibitions to check out, there were many sore feet by show’s end. The problem of dwindling numbers of apprentices in all trades, but particularly in the printing industry is highlighted in this issue when well-known printing personality James Cryer, puts the dwindling apprentice numbers under the microscope and tries to answer what can be done to attract young people to the trade. Everyone likes a success story and the rise of label printer NDP in Melbourne, is a great example of what can be achieved if you know your market, have confidence in your equipment, and are willing to install brand new label machinery as you move to the next stage of development. Another new machinery installation story, centres on David Simpson Graphics and their development and rebranding as DSG, with new pre-press equipment to handle an increase in work. This issue is unashamedly dedicated to Labelexpo and we have more than 30 stories across a range of exhibitors and what was on show this year. Some of the “stars” of these exhibitions are not yet in Australasia, but if the manufacturers and their agents in this country have their way, what you will read about in this issue will be on the shop floor in 2018. Mark Easton the President of the Australian FPLMA speaks about his trip to China to attend the L9 Conference of label associations around the world, and what impressions he came back with after the meetings he attended. FPLMA once again, held their annual Golf Day in Sydney, and again raised much needed money for a worthy charity – the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. With Christmas just down the road, many companies are trying to fulfil orders for customers before the silly season strikes. All of us at “Labels Plus” wish our readers, advertisers and families, all the very best for the Festive Season, and wish everyone a safe, prosperous Christmas and a busy, successful, 2018.” Till next time, Roger Coles – Editor & Publisher In this issue 3 Melbourne pre-press shop now stronger than ever! We catch up with with David Simpson Graphics. 4 Enough is enough. James Cryer jumps on th educational band-wagon. 6 Success comes with vision and hardwork at NDP. 9 Foilmakers TTR business now crosses the Tasman. Labelexpo 2017 Review 11 Converters excited by the greatest show on earth! We ask the experts on their opinion of this year's show. 14 Innovative products abound on UPM Raflatac’s expo stand. 18 Federico launches the BOBST M8 in Brussels. 26 Domino attracts enormous interest at Labelexpo. 30 SPGPrints’ high performance solutions. 37 Kurz adds the glitter and embellishment. 43 Robbo says farewell! Pre-press expert Russell Robertson farewelled friends and customers at Labelexpo. 47 Flexo Wash’s wash room was something different for Labelexpo. 62 Avery Dennison already prepared for the future. 65 Kodak opens new flexo hub in Brussels. And so much more from the show at Brussels...
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