Label News


Mark Andy extends digital shrink sleeve capability

Mark Andy is to unveil a proprietary and industry unique recipe for ‘true digital hybrid shrink sleeve production’ for its Digital Series HD platform. To be unveiled at a shrink sleeve workshop next month, ‘Shrinking to Expand: A hands-on workshop … Read more


In The US, The FDA’s New Sugar Label Could Seriously Reduce Heart Disease and Diabetes

Sugar content has been flagged as one of the main contributors of childhood obesity in the world, let us look at a recent initiative by the FDA (The Food & Drug Administration in the US). Cardiovascular disease and diabetes are two leading causes of … Read more


Minimalistic Label Design Options

The minimalist movement is making its way into label design as more brands are heading away from flashy and opting for simple. You’ve surely heard the phrase, “less is more,” which can be especially true when it comes to the … Read more


Beautiful Labels for Cosmetic Products

An unattractive label is not a “good look” for a beauty product. Aesthetics are an important factor when investing in labels for cosmetics and beauty products, but it’s not the only aspect that you need to consider. Here are some … Read more


Johnson & Johnson take first steps towards recycling education for consumers

In a move to educate consumers on recycling, Johnson & Johnson has adopted the How2Recycle standardised labelling system. The How2Recycle label is a US-based system that clearly communicates recycling instructions to consumers, providing specific instructions on how each product can … Read more



Whether you have been in the printing industry for decades or you are just gaining some traction with a side project, there’s no doubt that you’re in need of some beautiful custom labels to get your products moving. The most … Read more


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Durable Aluminium Asset Tags

IMEC Media’s Aluminum Asset Tags are designed with extreme durability to withstand the harshest environments for indoor AND outdoor tracking applications. You determine label content of company name, asset number, and/or bar code information. These aluminum bar code labels are … Read more


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LED, Is the Shining Light in UV Technology Innovation

By far the biggest driver for growth of the UV market is the rise of LED technology. UV LED is growing at almost six times that of mercury-based technologies. Today, it’s worth $200 million of the US$700 million market but … Read more


RFID Tag Technology – A look back 10 years on

This article was originally written in 2010, an interesting read now to look back on RFID tag and its adoption as a technology since then. Most label converters have passed over the opportunity to move into RFID tag production because … Read more


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Thermal Transfer Printing V Direct Thermal, What suits your needs?

Most modern tabletop labels printers like those from Intermec, Zebra, Datamax, Sato and others are able to print in thermal-transfer and direct thermal modes. But there is a big difference in how this is achieved and why you would use … Read more