The recently concluded Labelexpo Americas 2018 showcased live demonstrations of new digital and conventional printing presses, high tech label and packaging materials, prepress and platemaking technology, cutters, rollers, inks and coatings, etc. Printers/converters of labels, flexible packaging and folding cartons, brand owners, label and packaging designers, and industry suppliers turned up in huge numbers to attend the show this year.
Spread across 5 halls, 12 conference sessions, 3 label academy classes, TLMI eco village and automation arena, the show was a grand success. There were many successful product launches during the show, like digital label press by Buskro, in-laser anilox cleaning technology by Flexo Wash, Alloy and Arrow’s new digital printer, Labelmaster finishing technology by SEI Laser, new label technologies from Bostik, new labelstock technology from Transcoat, and much more.
Among other participating companies, Labelexpo Americas 2018 was particularly special for MPS SYSTEMS, a flexo and offset press solution provider for label and flexible packaging printers. MPS SYSTEMS sold four hybrid EF SYMJET presses, the MPS hybrid solution developed in cooperation with Domino, and EF multi-substrate flexo press. Tim Fox, president of MPS Systems North America, said that the sale was way more than he expected from Labelexpo Americas 2018. He said that the sale of four EF SYMJET hybrid presses at the show proved the industry’s eagerness to adopt this technology as the future, combining the best of both worlds in digital and flexo label printing.