Our Label Printing Industry Predictions for 2017!
This is what Gary Seward, managing director, Pulse Roll Label Products, had to say regarding his industry predictions for next year and as featured on the Labels & Labeling website.
"We see no signs of the trend towards digital color management abating, as the value of pre-press color control and ‘going digital’ for next-generation flexo printing is recognized, and as demand from brand owners for accurate and standardized color continues. We anticipate label producers working more closely with their ink partners not only to achieve optimum print quality but also to help increase production efficiencies, reduce waste, minimize press downtime and increase overall profitability. For example, switching to our high strength PureTone mono-pigmented mixing bases allows finer grade anilox rolls to be used thus improving print quality but also reducing our customers’ anilox inventory. Demonstrating this trend, industry interest in our PureTone inks as part of a total color management concept has been unprecedented, not just in the UK but worldwide.
We also see exciting potential for premium laser-markable coding as brand owners, retailers and label printers seek solutions to overcome current challenges faced in the quest for premium printed variable data. In partnership with DataLase, and as its preferred narrow web ink partner, our new UV flexo coating, PureCode, has been formulated to provide superior marking on the finished label. Another example of product development providing a value-added solution for brand owners and label printers alike.
2016 has been an outstanding year and alongside our success in the UK and Europe we have also focused on building a presence in Asia-Pacific, which offers tremendous opportunities for future growth. Recently accredited with the world-recognized Investors in People Standard, Pulse Roll Label Products continues to build a skilled and experienced team. Our focus on R&D and product development to provide innovative ink and varnish solutions has contributed to our growth once again this year and will remain as we hope to take advantage of the many opportunities that the UV flexo sector has to offer in 2017 and beyond."