labelsplus : Labels Plus December 2018
Labels Plus 1 Our cover Our cover shows the new Mark Andy P5E with (R-L): ASSTA Label House MD Graeme Staas, GM Brady Hill, Production Manager Matt Peterson, Aldus-Tronics National Sales Manager Graphics, Chris Bodger and Peter Staas. Labels Plus Magazine Covering everything new and innovative in labelling in Australia & New Zealand. Publisher Associated Ideas Pty Ltd ACN: 005 621 974 PO Box 370, East Bentleigh Vic 3165 www.associatedideas.com.au Editor Roger Coles Ph: +61 03 9580 2410 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org National Advertising Manager Matthew Callahan Ph: 0401 757 777 Email: email@example.com Subscription enquiries Associated Ideas Pty Ltd Ph: 03 9580 2410 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org $80 per year for 4 issues Editorial Editorial content is free of charge; contact Editor to discuss potential coverage. Labels Plus Magazine is published to inform, educate and advance the label industry. Acceptance of advertising does not imply endorsement of the product or service by the Publisher. Opinions expressed in bylined articles are not necessarily those of the Editor. From the editor Converters Continue to Install New Equipment.. “ The purchase of new presses and auxiliary equipment to improve label production and reduce costs continues, and in this issue we learn of label printers who have seen the benefits of investing to improve their productivity. One of the those printers is well-known Sydney company ASSTA Label House, and not only did they completely change the way they were printing labels for the majority of their work, but have also set in motion a program where greater responsibility for the growth and success for the company has now been passed to the next generation. ASSTA isn’t the only long-established label company in the country, and Peacock Brothers - an Australia-wide manufacturer with offices in New Zealand - stood proud as they gathered together to celebrate 130 years in business – all under the same family. This is an impressive record that many fear would never be replicated in this age of takeovers, buy-outs, and sell-offs. Congratulations to the management and employees for reaching such a milestone. Another interesting story is that of Label House Victoria. This company was for many years, associated with ASSTA Label House but is now an independent printer based in Melbourne. While many are happy to “be all things to all people” Ben Testa, who runs the operation in Melbourne, has clearly set their own path on how they want to succeed. A lot of printers pass up entering print awards as being too difficult, however, Ben and his team use the success of winning awards as a springboard to show customers and potential customers innovative treatments to make a product stand out from the rest on the shelf. In a time when the label business was perhaps not as large nor pressured, the industry association looked out for worthy causes to assist. One of the long-existing funds was the LATMA (NSW) Perpetuity Fund, established many years ago by forward-looking industry identities. While the Fund was originally set up to spread the word on new technology, and assist in attracting apprentices to the business, over the years the call for assistance from the industry has stalled, and today the Fund has a sizeable account that could help worthwhile charities. We learn what the Board of the Fund is planning to do, and its call for ideas on how the Fund could assist the label industry today to attract more young people to replace its ageing ranks. This is the last issue for the year and I wish all readers the very best for the Christmas Season, and look forward to catching-up with you 2019. ” Roger Coles – Editor & Publisher In this issue Cover Story 2 ASSTA builds stronger future! Other stories 7 Peacock’s still a force after 130 years. 15 Labelexpo Americas Continues. Avery Dennison driving change Xeikon unleashes its Panther 21 Labelhouse Melbourne a winning team. 23 Wagner Prestige Labels happy with SurePress. 27 Rossini appoints local agent 37 Augmented Reality for packaging made easy. 39 Unimax NZ goes digital. Regular Features 41 Industry News.
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