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Labelexpo Europe 2015 – Strengthening focus on package printing

BELGIUM • Package printing will be a core subject at Labelexpo Europe as the show prepares to return to Brussels this autumn. Show floor and feature areas will firmly put the spotlight on the lucrative commercial opportunities package print production offers.

Soma Engineering will display its mid web Optima CI press platform to present a completely new concept in flexo presses. More commonly perceived as a wide web press manufacturer, Soma has developed the Optima optimized to run label stock paper and film packaging materials, and to bridge the gap between narrow and wide web printing. In addition, the REVO team – consisting of Nuova Gidue, Flint Group, Apex International, AVT, DuPont, Esko, UPM Raflatac and packaging converter Adare Group – will bring new technology to Labelexpo Europe demonstrating how low migration UV flexo inks can be used to convert flexible packaging.

Labelexpo Europe will also host an array of educational feature areas. The Packprint Workshop will give practical insight into how printers can diversify and grow their business with press demonstrations by Xeikon using its 3500 for digital folding cartons and Nilpeter showing its FA* flexo press for flexible packaging capabilities. The Smart Packaging Lab will focus on opportunities in intelligent and active packaging, while the inaugural Packaging Design Studio will give show-goers a chance to network with some of the industry’s leading creative designers. HP Indigo and partners will present their package printing solutions with the return of the Print Your Future feature area. Visitors will be able to see a wide range of applications, including flexible packaging, shrink sleeves and labels alongside new advanced color management tools and inks. Both the HP Indigo 20000 and WS6800 Digital Presses will be on display.

Armin Karl Geiger

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