‘Something for everyone’ at Label&Print 2018

THE future of packaging printing, labelling and converting is set to be showcased at Label&Print 2018, which returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 28th February and 1st March 2018.

Organisers said the event will offer packaging industry professionals the opportunity to discover “innovative finishes and techniques, learn about the latest trends and developments and find exciting new suppliers”. The show, which is complimented by a programme of seminars, will also provide a platform for visitors to get hands-on with a range of new products.

Printer brand, OKI, will be launching the OKI 4 and 5 colour label printers, as well as its first roll fed label printer live at the exhibition. The OKI 4 and 5 devices are described as quick and easy for short runs and require no set up costs. They are said to offer media handling flexibility, as well as ensuring less wastage.

Dantex Group will introduce its latest innovation, the PicoJet Digital UV Inkjet Press, at the show, where the company will also be celebrating its 50th anniversary. The PicoJet is a 7-colour printing system, which can be custom configured to offer wide colour gamut printing. The new press will be running on stand, demonstrating its capabilities, which includes CMYK + white finish, chilled roller printing and a full variable data option.

Nth Degree will showcase its new TruPack system, a solution for creating colour accurate samples, mock-ups and prototypes. TruPack is said to allow customers to quickly and easily produce packaging including cans, pouches, shrink-wraps, bags and labels with spot accurate colour.

AG/CAD will be showcasing the DYSS X5 digital cutter and sheet feeder, featuring K-CUT Vision software. The machine has been designed specifically to handle all the prototyping, sample making and short/medium run production needs of corrugated and solid board converters. The X5 comes in a variety of sizes. Folding boxboard, corrugated, display board and structural honeycomb boards, textiles and paper can be processed, along with other materials.

Russel Richardson will be presenting its new reel splitter, designed to allow them to process and securely destroy packaging more efficiently. The new reel splitter will join the company’s heavy-duty primary shredder, which can process larger volumes of material such as wrappers, cores, palletised paper and other bulky waste.

Designers and manufacturers of self-adhesive labels, The Label Makers, will showcase its latest range of label designs, including its award-winning creations for Mary Rose Gin, Lanique and Kakapo wine.

Multi Packaging Solutions, part of WestRock Company, will use Label&Print to showcase its range of paper-based consumer packaging. The Multi Packaging Solutions stand will also display the range of paper and board available from WestRock Board, including folding cartons, labels, tubes and cartonboards.

De Jong Packaging will exhibit products for the European and UK corrugated industry, including packaging solutions for the food, non-food, horticulture and e-commerce markets.

Abbey Labels will exhibit a range of self-adhesive labels, including specialist scratch-off, five-page peel labels and its “newly enhanced” food and drink labels.

Distributer Handisc Labels will be joined by its partner, Afinia to display the Afinia DLP-2000. This product has joined Afinia’s portfolio of printers, presses and finishers.

James Drake-Brockman, Divisional Director of Easyfairs’ Packaging Portfolio said, “It’s fantastic to see so many companies choosing the show as the launchpad for their innovations, and we are thrilled with the diversity we have on offer. Whether you are a global retailer looking for exciting new print developments or a packaging converter wanting to expand the services you offer, Label&Print 2018 has something for everyone.”