Did you advertise in the Indian Label Directory? Do it now or wait for the next edition after two years…

Did you advertise in the Indian Label Directory? Do it now or wait for the next edition after two years. Yes, the next edition of the Indian Label Directory will come only in 2016.

After the stupendous success of the earlier three editions of the Indian Label Directory, Eon Infomedia, the publishers of Labels India – India’s pioneer magazine for the labels, packaging and the converting industry is pleased to bring to you the Fourth edition of the directory. The Indian Label Directory is a one-stop reference manual for the Indian label industry, giving one instant access to information on equipment manufacturers, materials and services suppliers and printers operating globally with a special emphasis on India and Asia Pacific.

As the Indian Label Directory has firmly become a standard reference tool for business, it’s time to take a good, hard look and decide on advertising in the directory that offers a fast track to success. A bible for the Indian Label industry, already Mark Andy / Flexo Image Graphics, Sericol Fujifilm, Bostik, R K Machine Tools, S Kumar, Taiyo, Standard Printers Providers, SMI Coated Products, Kohli Graphic Systems, Convertech, Kaygee Loparex, Label Planet, BST Sayona and others have confirmed their pages in the directory. Moreover, the directory has a shelf life of TWO years and will be circulated at all the major industry trade fairs and events, apart from promoting the same through our own magazine.

The Indian Label Directory will be a comprehensive resource of the industry’s major suppliers of consumables, equipment and services that one can use to make their purchasing decisions in an easy to use “handy” format. It will list and evaluate all relevant data for the label industry, clearly arranged according to product areas, thus enabling rapid access to competent information offers. This is an unprecedented opportunity for industry suppliers to be listed in a directory targeted exclusively to their customers as the directory will offer an in-depth look at prominent suppliers to the narrow web industry.

For more details, contact

Gargi Bhattacharya on +91-9004330381 / gargi@labelsind.com

The Label Printers participates at UL Brand Protection Conference

The Label Printers’ was invited to participate at UL’s recent Brand Protection Summit in Los Angeles, California as an Interactive Round Table Leader. The Summit included UL “clients, key law enforcement partners, invited guests, and a select number of brand protection service providers/specialists.”
The Label Printers’ topic was “Product Security Solutions – Facing Operational Realities”, and Lori Campbell, The Label Printers’ Chief of Operations was the Round Table Leader.  Key Note speaker for the conference was Mr. Todd Rogers, Assistant Sheriff, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

UL outlined the Event’s purpose and benefits in their Registration/Welcome materials, “For over 15 years, UL has taken an aggressive stance against product counterfeiting through a comprehensive program involving enforcement, education and partnerships with key IP crime stakeholders from around the world. As a leader in product safety testing and certification, as well as a rights holder, UL knows the detrimental effects IP crime can have on a company’s resources, reputation and to its corporate goals.
As part of our public service and safety-oriented mission, UL is organizing the 2013 Conference to serve as a catalyst to strengthen and enhance brand protection programs, provide best practices for combatting IP crime and to strengthen global partnerships against this growing threat. International, national and local experts will be on hand to provide a dynamic two-day training forum with innovative learning sessions that will include; operational workshops, interactive roundtables and a networking lounge. Additionally, we will offer rights holders the opportunity to set up exhibition tables where they can provide product identification training to law enforcement attendees. This benefit will also be extended to service providers so they may provide participants with the latest brand protection solutions.
The 2014 Conference will provide participants with the following key benefits:
  • Will increase effectiveness to combat intellectual property crime
  • Provide the tools required to design, implement and/or strengthen brand protection programs
  • Highlight best practices for working with law enforcement agencies and service providers
  • Develop stronger strategic and tactical international partnerships and networks
  • Gain confidence by learning real cases shared by IP Crime experts and practitioners
  • Provide the opportunity to develop operational partnerships with UL, other rights holders and law enforcement agencies to undertake joint IP crime investigations, enforcement projects and training initiatives.”

William J. Kane, Chief Executive of The Label Printers thinks that the conference has value to a wide range of organizations and companies interested in the latest information on brand protection.  “Between the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, we always hear really interesting information about cases they’re prosecuting. The FBI is deeply engaged in the investigation and prosecution of [counterfeiting] criminals, and they emphasize how the buyers of counterfeit goods fund terrorists and organized crime. We heard about a really interesting case involving Nike shoes where the counterfeiter’s excuse was ‘I didn’t know’ – which worked the first time, but not the second.”  He feels that there are always really excellent speakers at the event, such as Therese Randazzo who is the Director of IPR Policy and Programs with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, whose speech at the conference opening on “Effective Enforcement Strategies – Working With Customs and Border Protection” highlighted Customs’ herculean task of inspecting 250,000 packages every day.
Said Campbell about her Round Table, “The workshops and roundtables allowed attendees to engage further with one another on various topics.  My roundtable discussion was one of facing operational realities and how to increase the buy-in from departments within one’s organization.”
About the conference in general, Campbell said “It’s clear that UL’s influence in brand protection and anti-counterfeiting continues to grow, as evidenced by the increasing number of brand owners in attendance that aren’t UL’s direct customers.  UL’s Brand Protection Summit continues to improve every year.  I felt there was a distinctly practical approach to all of the key presentations offered to attendees – geared towards educating rights holders on everything from training to Customs inspection and clearance process to investigations to litigation of criminal and civil cases.”

Conference participants included brand owners such as Altria; solution providers such as The Label Printers and; government and law enforcement agencies such as the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Interpol, Europol, the FBI, and Homeland Security; and many other intellectual property and anti-counterfeiting experts.

Mark Andy Print Products introduces experienced sales support

Mark Andy Print Products is proud to announce the hiring of Joseph Ray as a Technical Flexo Specialist. Joe comes to the job with nearly twenty-five years’ experience in the print and packaging industry as well as a long-standing track record of success in B2B sales. He has an aptitude for identifying business opportunities and emerging technologies as well as an intuitive knack for forming lasting partnerships between companies.

Joe has spent his career selling flexographic printing products and equipment and comes to Mark Andy Print Products with extensive knowledge of print consumables and the printing industry. He is also skilled in technical support and problem-solving, giving him the edge necessary to match pressrooms with the perfect consumables for their unique needs.

After nearly a twenty-year run as Territory Manager for Pitman Company in Bloomingdale, IL, Joe worked as the Director of Business Development – Emerging Technologies for All Printing Resources Inc. where he was responsible for developing strong relationships with manufacturers and customers.

”We are excited to have Joe join us. He has such a passion for the industry and forming strong partnerships. He will complement our mission to be the total solutions partner in the label and packaging industry,” stated Joe Calmese, Director of Flexo Consumables.

MAPP continues to evaluate and review additional consumable and supply offerings for converters in North America, and will continue to expand our team of qualified technicians. The MAPP Flexo Team looks forward to supporting the industry in effective and efficient ways.

QuadTech announces partnership with the Gallus Group

QuadTech announced a new partnership with the Gallus Group to provide QuadTech closed-loop color control and color measurement systems for its offset, flexo and gravure presses. Utlizing QuadTech technology, Gallus customers can now quicken make-ready and offer ultimate print quality and productivity, with in-line color management.

With a typical ROI of less than two years, QuadTech color control systems are now an essential consideration for many web printers looking to meet changing customer requirements and demands for high color standards, with consistent repeatability from run-to-run and site-to-site.

Dr. Thomas Weber, Supplier Relationship Management at Gallus comments, “Gallus has vast market experience and the widest customer base in the label printing industry. However, we recognized the opportunity to partner with QuadTech to provide our customers with state-of-the-art spectral color measurement and color control systems, with the automation to drive further reduction in make-readies and savings in valuable substrate waste.”

Designed for offset printers, the QuadTech Color Control System with SpectralCam provides automated, in-line, closed-loop color control. On-the-fly and at full press speeds, it adjusts ink keys to maintain specified color targets, preventing avoidable waste and operator inaccuracies.

Flexo and gravure printers can also benefit from the QuadTech Color Measurement System with SpectralCam, which enables in-line monitoring of all packaging substrates, including challenging translucent, transparent and reflective films. Color variations are sent to the operator in real-time to change color specifications, eliminating press stoppages and the manual process of removing sections of the web to measure color.

The ability to control color on problematic substrates such as films has been a significant objective for the printing industry. QuadTech has been able to solve this, by utilizing its web stabilizer to remove common issues of web movement and substrate corrugation. The QuadTech web stabilizer measures substrates over a certified BCRA ceramic tile, for a constant known backing, and momentarily stabilizes a small surface area of the substrate with a high pressure vacuum. This enables accurate color measurement on very thin, transparent and translucent films – ideal for self-adhesive labels, monofoil labels, wet-glue and laminates.

Stephan Doppelhammer, QuadTech Market Manager for Packaging, says, “Gallus and QuadTech are perfectly aligned in the drive to create solutions that maximize customer benefits and profitability. We are delighted to offer a faster way for Gallus customers to achieve and maintain perfect color, for guaranteed high-quality output, optimal performance, cost savings and fast ROI.”

QuadTech introduced the technology to the Gallus’s worldwide sales force during the world sales meeting and will showcase the SpectralCam systems at Gallus Innovation Days, September 23rd-25th 2014.