Wow! What an amazing Pack Expo show. With general show attendance up about 7% this year, our booth was buzzing with start ups, big businesses and future packaging engineers.
At this show we debuted our new larger booth layout, a couple of new products, and a very large assortment of labels manufactured by Weber.
Here were the highlights:
Decorative Custom Labels
Our booth featured two large label racks and lots of shelves that showed label rolls from dozens of industries.
We loved having the opportunity to share the print technology of our HP Indigo digital label presses, showing off a variety of label materials and the outstanding creativity of our Graphics department.
A popular topic that came up often in our booth was customers asking about updating their packaging with new label designs or materials. The major label trend in our booth was clear label material on clear packaging. Whether it was for wine, juice or sandwich packaging, people liked the high-end look of a clear label on their glass or plastic containers.
QuadraColor Inkjet Label Printer
As it has been at our last couple of shows, the QuadraColor inkjet label printer was a big hit!
Many visitors to our booth were looking for in-house label printing options or an alternative to the label printer they currently use. They were impressed with the high-resolution quality of the labels and how easy it is to operate the QuadraColor.
We found that food companies who have multiple SKUs want the flexibility to print the labels for their flavor varieties on-demand.
Visitors were also impressed that the QuadraColor label printer holds up to 250 different label designs in its memory, making it easy to pull up label designs on-demand.
I asked our show team what was the labeling request they got the most. Honestly, it was just too hard to determine.
Visitors to our booth brought unique labeling challenges such as food clamshells, square bottles, wine pouches, small medical vial labeling and more. We are finding that every print-apply and label application projects must be custom-engineered to fit the wide variety of product-handling systems now in use.
There were many requests for label wrap systems for bottle labeling and varying-height carton labeling. Weber has solutions to just about any labeling challenge.
Our engineers are excited to work on these projects in the coming months.
We're extending our Go-Label show discount to our blog readers. Use the code PE10 when checking out on Go-Label.com for 10% off your next order.
Our Go-Label site offers a huge selection of blank labels, label printers from Zebra and Epson, thermal-transfer ribbons, label dispensers, labeling software and more. Offer expires 12/31/13.
Check out this Vine we took in the booth!