Christof Naier, Gallus: "Once more Labelexpo Europe was the melting point of the label industry for four days and proved itself as the number one exhibition worldwide and a must-see for every label printer. For Gallus it was an excellent show. In total we were holding 61 live demonstrations with over 30 percent more visitors compared to 2011. Especially the Gallus Print Shop concept including the highly flexible near-line solution comprising the Heidelberg Linoprint L digital printing system and further processing on the Gallus ECS C generated a lot of attention. Based on the high number of new digital supplier entrants many visitors were looking for orientation in their decision making process and the Gallus Print Shop concept showcasing a practical combination of the advantages of digital and conventional printing methods in the production environment proved to be right at time. Sales of digital and conventional equipment at Labelexpo have already reached high double digit and numerous highly promising leads came with active projects."
Patrick Schmid, HAPA: "Incredible impact! Hapa exhibited for the first time at Labelexpo Europe 2013. We are positively surprised about the number of customers spending time with us and the interest shown in our offerings. We had four topics on the show. WCMYK printing Universal LP: "so compact, great design, highest speed, amazing print quality" Integrated in a label handling system. The printing module redcube: "Small foot print, just what we need, is it integrable everywhere, nice print quality" The redcube direct printing on object: "now I can save the label, I can't believe it prints direct on plastic, many applications I can think of" Our own customizable inks: "I like that I can order 1l of a new Ink for testing, good idea to sell high quality dispersion as a product, flexible partner for start-up projects, great offering, exactly what was missing on the market". We'll be back!"
Jazmin Cordero, Harper Corporation of America: "Harper Corporation of America was very pleased with the results we recently achieved at Labelexpo Europe. As a first time exhibitor, we were impressed with the number of visitors that attended the show and the amount of leads we generated. Labelexpo Europe was the perfect setting for Harper Corporation to lay the groundwork for our new strategy in supporting not only Europe, but customers throughout the world. We used this opportunity to educate customers on our "HIVE" (High Image Volume Engravings), including our XLTT 60 degree hex, which has become the staple of the flexographic industry. Harper also announced our new partnership with MECA & Technology Machine out of Green Bay, WI. This partnership will expand the product line of our HEXT Division. In addition to plate sleeves, bridge sleeves & adaptors, Harper will now offer MECA products that include mandrels, plate cylinders, VSOP sleeves, and mechanically engraved anilox rolls."
Anuj Bhargava, HassleFree Technologies by Kumar Labels: "With the machine NB-330 arriving at Labelexpo Europe just 12 hours before the opening of the show, HassleFree Technologies thought they wouldn't be able to make it. But the organizers really made it happen! Visitors offered an overwhelming response to the "World's Most Compact Semi-Rotary Die-cutter". NB-330 is one of the few machines available today that can do both semi-rotary and full rotary die-cutting both in re-register mode at speeds of 200 impressions per minute with the machine foot print of less than one square meter! Most demanded by digital converters at the show, HassleFree Technologies announced the launch of SB-330 with U.V. varnish + cold-foil + die-cutting both in semi and full rotary modes by Jan 2014. Priced at less than $50,000, SB-330 would be a modular system, expandable to more features. With the attractive "special show price" of just $30,000, NB-330's demonstration unit was sold to a label conve rter in France and many more orders are in the finalization stages. Thanks to Labelexpo Europe organizers for helping make the NB-330 popular amongst converters in Europe!"
Dr. Thomas Baumgärtner, HERMA: "This year at Labelexpo Europe, we were really surprised about the enormous number of new international leads we could generate. Labelexpo Europe 2013 was a huge success for us. We certainly hit the bull's eye with our products like the new range of peel-off adhesives we call HERMAperfectPeel. But the new product, which was in most demand, was our problem solver 65Tpc adhesive for tire labels. It represents a long awaited solution with excellent die-cutting properties, because the EU now prescribes a special label for every new car tire that is to be sold."