Archives by Tag 'labels'

How a Commercial Printer Entered the Label Business in a Big Way

Last updated: Thursday, January 26, 2017

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, Caslon & Company I know it’s a slight departure from my usual focus on workflow software, but I wanted to share this conversation I had with Joshua Feller, owner of ColorZone (www.colorzone.com) in Benicia, California. We talked about the innovative ways they are using their EFI VUTEk and Jetrion [...]

New Presses for Direct to Shape Markets

Last updated: Thursday, November 3, 2016

Over the last few months (drupa, Graph Expo, SGIA) there have been a number of new presses that are designed to print on shapes or objects that are not flat and are not paper or films rather are cylindrical, concave, convex and irregular objects. These presses are called Direct to Shape (DTS) or Direct to [...]

When is an in-plant not an in-plant?

Last updated: Thursday, December 4, 2014

Just before Thanksgiving I visited a printing company called Labels in Motion. Labels in Motion is a label printing company which uses a Xeikon 3500 to service a wide range of industries such as food services, industrial, beauty products, cleaning supplies, marketing and others with their number one client, by far, being Xymogen – a [...]

A Closer Look at Miyakoshi Label Presses

Last updated: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Included in Caslon’s Digital Label Printer Report  are an inkjet digital label printer from Miyakoshi and a toner based label printer that is built by Konica Minolta and Miyakoshi. Recently my colleague, Mark Kamei, who heads up PODi Japan had the opportunity to attend an Open House put on by Miyakoshi, where the company showed [...]

Digital Label Presses Galore

Last updated: Thursday, November 6, 2014

As the business drivers take hold in the market demand for digital printing of labels is expected to continue to grow rapidly.  It used to be easier to select a digital print engine for label production.  The first manufacturers in the field were HP Indigo and Xeikon with their electro-photographic presses (ElectroInk for HP and [...]

Xeikon at Labelexpo – More than just Great Presses

Last updated: Monday, November 18, 2013

There is a natural evolution for companies that sell presses in a market for many years. They go from being “box suppliers” to “solution providers”.  The new kids on the block are excited about their new presses (and rightly so).  They can’t wait to tell you about all the new features.  With new entrants in [...]

Digital Print Engines Flood the Label Market

Last updated: Tuesday, November 5, 2013

It used to be easier to select a digital print engine for label production.  The first manufacturers in the field were HP Indigo and Xeikon with their electrophotographic presses (ElectroInk for HP and toner for Xeikon).  Then along came the Jetrion (now EFI) inkjet presses.  It wasn’t too hard to pick from one of the [...]

Will the Vista Print model work for Label Converters?

Last updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013

As more and more brand owners become aware of the benefits of digital printing combined with the advances in digital printing technology the industry will continue to shift to more short-run digital printing. Label converters who wish to take advantage of this market shift are faced with key challenges in both Sales and Production.  The [...]

Digital Printing Brings Added Value To Packaging

Last updated: Monday, March 4, 2013

Digital printing adds value to packaging in a variety of ways. The role of digital printing is gaining importance in the label market and with new digital presses coming on the market at the end of 2013 and in 2014 we are going to see similar results in folding cartons and flexible packages. Digital printing [...]

So What’s it Take for Commercial Printers to get into Packaging Anyway?

Last updated: Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Commercial printers know what it takes to reinvent themselves. Although smaller in numbers today, they are a resilient bunch. Twenty years ago digital printing technology revolutionized the printing industry; personalization and print on demand became commonplace and grew at the expense of offset. Then came the Internet and the economic slowdown in 2007, creating a [...]