Top Ten Label News 2018

What did the readers of interested the most in 2018? Which acquisition, product launch or event was the most clicked one?  The editorial team of NarrowWebTech names the ten most often clicked pages, gives a Top Ten of news-related articles published in 2018 on this website – the Top Ten Label News, to say so.

Which news, comment to a news-related topic or which interview to a ongoing market trend with regard to narrow web printing and converting was read the most often?


Label News 2018 – Top Ten

1) Printers Survey 2018: What is happening in the label industry?

2) Gallus – Digital label entry level press Smartfire launched

3) Case Study: Hub Labels installs a MPS press for linerless labels

4) How is the global demand for labels developing by 2020?

5) Twenty years of digital label printing – A comment by Durst

6) AWA Release Liner Industry Leadership 2018 – Winner is Mondi’s Dr Wilhelm Munninger
AWA Global Release Liner Conference 2018 – Review with pictures and video statement

7)“We see flexible packaging as a huge opportunity” – Interview with MPS regarding hybrid printing and its future

8) How is label printing changing? A historical outline relating to digital printing by Domino

9) Labelexpo Americas 2018 – First view picture gallery / Day 1

10) A tour round Vetaphone’s newly designed headquarters in Kolding

Source: Google Analytics / G&K TechMedia (news related articles only, published from 1 January to 16 December 2018, on

What is at the very beginning of this “Top Ten Label News 2018” list? Our annual Printer Survey which starts soon again with a close look at Labelexpo Europe 2019 and will be published in our February issue of NarrowWebTech.

The launch of the Gallus Smartfire, an entry-level digital label press, seems to be as important as a detailed report of a press installation for linerless applications. Nevertheless, interview on news relating developments and personal visits at company’s headquarters are obviously interesting for our readers.

Market details are, for sure, necessary and indispensable,wether if talking about the global demand for labels in general or if talking about the IML market situaion, which was under the Top 20 and not mentioned above.

However, also events such as Labelexpo Americas or AWA Global Release Liner Conference found their way into this Top Ten Label Printing News of 2018. Events like IMI Development Conference, European Label Forum (ELF), ESMA Inkjet Conference or the AWA IMLCon Conference would be within the Top 20 list, especially in a Not-Labelexpo-Europe-Year.

Last, but not least, NarrowWebTech celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2018. A range of articles and review were published throughout the whole year and even during the last few weeks. Two comments are part of the Top Ten focussed on digital label printing – a sign? Probably as digital printing is in general still a market trend which will continue during the next few years.

So, what do you think, which developments and event were relevant in 2019? Which trends, lines or events will have impact onto the label printing and converting next year? Give us your opinion by participating at our annual survey! Interestested readers are welcome to write an e-mail to NarrowWebTech editor Rosina Obermayer (

Take a further look at the Top Ten Label Printing News 2017 in this post!

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