“At a glance”: Personal recommendations by NarrowWebTech editor – 3-2018

AWA global Sleeve label market by region 2017 (Source: AWA)

At the beginning of this year we started a new format: titled “At a glance” it is published in each print issue of NarrowWebTech picking up the most interesting articles, the best quotes or the latest market data. This new format is never the same – it might be an compelling quote, an interesting figure about the label market or a part of it or another new thing! Take a look at our “At a glance” page out of the August issue, NarrowWebTech 3-2018! 

Please find the whole page as published in our August issue by clicking on the following picture or scroll down to the written text:

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The outstanding quote from this issue

“We are still looking for the “wonder laser” that has unlimited speed and no issues with “melting edges” and substrate restrictions. We hope to see technology advances in substrates that will encourage an increase in the use of lasers in the future.”

Uffe Nielsen, CEO Grafisk Maskinfabrik A/S (p. 58)

For more opinions relating to the die-cutting of labels – rotary and laser – please read our survey on the die-cutting of labels, also published online!

New digital presses

In this issue the editorial team of NarrowWebTech discusses, in detail, the new Oce Labelstream (p. 46) and the newly introduced Gallus Smartfire (p. 45) – visit our “Digital Printing today special” 2-2018, available for a little amount in our shop!!

Statistics in this issue – 88% heat shrink sleeves

Heat shrink sleeves claim around 88% of total sleeve label usage

Read more in our sleeve label market report by AWA on page 64 of NarrowWebTech August issue, soon also available online!

AWA global Sleeve label market by region 2017 (Source: AWA)

Highly recommended from our shop: A review of 20 years label printing

On the occasion of our 20th anniversary of NarrowWebTech we review twenty years of label production. Our new eDossier covers the latest developments relating to the whole range of processes: from raw materials to printing and converting processes. You will also find a range of personal comments as well as a survey carried out with printing press manufacturers with answers to the question, what development or trend has had  the greatest impact on the label industry during the last twenty years.

Read “20 years NarrowWebTech” as a free download in our online shop: https://shop.gk-techmedia.com/narrowwebtech/downloads

The main upcoming event: Labelexpo Americas

NarrowWebTech publishes a large product preview of Labelexpo Americas 2018 taking place at the end of September in Chicago –find all the product news at the beginning of this issue, from page 6 as well as continuous updating information on our website narrowwebtech.com in this category: https://narrowwebtech.com/labelexpo/ . Read also the Review by the organiser Tarsus here!

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