Packaging & Label Converting

Labelexpo Europe: Experience label and packaging printing innovations live and in colour in Brussels

Labels and packaging are the fastest growing printing sectors. Producing attention-grabbing labels and packaging are crucial for your business and for your customers. At Labelexpo Europe, manufacturers will showcase new products, materials, processes and trends in live demonstrations and master classes.

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Digital label printing is still on the rise, having already become an accepted mainstream technology. More and more brands and retailers are using it to respond agilely and quickly to changing demand patterns. Digital offers many advantages, especially in labels and packaging production. IDC analysts expect the Western European market for digital label and production printers to grow by an average of 9.5 per cent (CAGR) between 2021 and 2026 (Source: IDC, Western Europe Digital Label and Packaging Printer Forecast, 2022-2026). At the same time, labelling requirements are becoming more complex as data demands increase, compliance and regulations change, and the supply chain increasingly relies on labelling as a source of traceability.

Learn what labels can do for your print operation

With this in mind, too, make sure you attend Labelexpo Europe 2023 in Brussels, Belgium, from 11 to 14 September. At the exhibition you will experience innovation, demonstrations of numerous products, marketing and packaging innovations and many live demos of the latest machines and materials, plus numerous labelling solutions. There, printers, converters of labels, flexible packaging and folding cartons, alongside brand owners, label and packaging designers and suppliers, will learn about global label trends and technologies. Showgoers will have a unique opportunity to see the machines in live operation from different manufacturers and to personally convince yourself and any brand of the quality of the print on a wide variety of materials.
Masterclasses will also be held on the following fast-growing industry segments: Wine Labelling Technology, Flexible Packaging, Sustainable Labels and Packing.

Visitors can expect live demonstrations in these areas:

  • Digital and conventional presses
  • High-tech label and packaging materials
  • Pre-press and platemaking technology
  • Finishing and finishing systems
  • Inspection, overprinting and labelling machines
  • Die cutters, slitters, rollers
  • Inks and coatings
  • RFID and security solutions
  • Software and interactive technology

Organisers expect nearly 40,000 visitors to attend. On the one hand, Labelexpo is an important platform and place for customers and prospects to explore their printing options. However. it is also a perfect opportunity to meet face-to-face, exchange ideas, network and discuss the latest innovations. Get up close and personal with the next generation of label printing technology. Because the transition from analogue to digital technology is unstoppable and will continue to accelerate.

Complete production workflow

On stand C21/22 in Hall 8, Konica Minolta will show printers how to increase their versatility, flexibility and efficiency in label production and packaging innovations. There you can see the complete production workflow for the label converting and packaging industry. The solutions have been developed in cooperation with the Danish Grafisk Maskinfabrik (GM). We will also present the AccurioLabel 400 Digital Label Press: launched in January 2023, it sets new standards in print quality. In addition, it helps to reduce operating costs and offers the possibility to expand applications with white toner. This productive toner press can print at speeds of up to 39.9 metres per minute. It is available in 4- and 5-colour configurations.

At our joint stand with MGI, you will also find many more systems from our partners, whose solutions complement the workflow from pre- to post-press.

Digital printing offers numerous advantages

Workflow, software and process automation, together with cloud solutions, are the key factors for better automation and efficiency in printing. Thanks to digital printing, the markets for labels and packaging are flourishing. Both are strategic products for which printing is essential. In this regard, digital L&P production printers are becoming more competitive with a wide range of traditional equipment. These printers reduce production waste, inventory and environmental impact. Automation will become more personalised and accurate for customer communications with sophisticated use of data and colour. Digital technology also takes work away from conventional printers. The flexibility of labeling and packaging digital printers has enormous potential, as the demand for short runs and the variable data offered by these printers make it possible to print the same label in different languages and change runs quickly. Digital label production will continue to penetrate the traditional flexo and offset sectors. This is good news for all printers who are already active in digital production and for those who want to invest. Already more than 1,000 installations of AccurioLabel systems point the way to full-colour, high quality digital label production.
Visit us at Labelexpo Europe 2023 in Hall 8, Stand C21/C22 and discover state-of-the-art software and services. On the joint stand with MGI Digital Technology, we will show you how you can develop ideas and increase your profitability with the possibilities of print. Find out more about our highlights here.
Come along and discover the latest trends and the full label production cycle to inspire your customers.

Konica Minolta @ Labelexpo 2023

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