Graham Price, ITW Foils and Thermal Films Group: "We enjoyed many inspiring conversations and with in excess of 300 leads generated in only four days we can proudly state that there was an enormous interest in our iSCAN technology and EcoCastT inline holography; in addition to our 'Flexible and Tough' range of thermal transfer resin based ribbons. In short: Labelexpo Europe 2013 has been a great success for ITW Foils and Thermal Films all along the line."
Jo Furley, JF Machines Ltd: "Visitors' responses to the show and to our compact PicoColour 140, the only inkjet machine with rotary inline die cutting, were very positive. There was a definite feeling that inkjet had now become accepted - the questions were more searching and people wanted to find out our place in the market, suggesting that they were much closer to investing in this new technology. Thanks to the growing partnership between ink and material manufacturers and machine builders, label producers are starting to realise that the winning combination of inexpensive materials and overall low printing costs per square metre can provide a very cost effective route for short runs. We had a large number of visitors from across the world and we were especially pleased to see more UK visitors, compared with Drupa 2012."
Sally-Anne Heaford, J M Heaford: "Heafords had its busiest ever Labelexpo Europe at its ninth consecutive show. The award winning and innovative "FTS" Narrow Web Flexo Plate Mounter which radically simplifies and speeds up the mounting process generated huge interest with over 200 visitors to the stand. The ease of use, repeatable accuracy and speed offer buyers the alternative to automation without the price tag. Labelexpo is always a good show for us but the response to the FTS was excellent, every visitor who watched a demonstration saw the benefits instantly. We sold all the mounters on the stand at the show and are now working to respond to all the show inquiries."
Marcus Tralau, KAMA GmbH: "We appreciate Labelexpo Europe as a truly international showcase which 2013 once more successfully attracted visitors from all over the world. So we could demonstrate the benefits of our new stripping and blanking unit SBU to professionals from the U.S., Latin America, the Far East and of course from Europe. The new (inline) solution for blank separation - which does all stripping and blanking operations without the need of expensive tools - was very well received by digital printers in the field of commercial and packaging printing and we could generate a great deal of qualified business leads. KAMA exhibited at the booth of HP which has been strongly frequented right from the first day."
Andrea Huerfeld, KANZAN: "This year's Labelexpo Europe was very successful for KANZAN. It was a very good decision to switch the exhibition days beginning with Tuesday and ending with Friday. KANZAN had much more visitors on the stand and instead of a super calm Saturday we had a busy Friday with interested and qualified visitors."
Nick Wang, Koan Hao Technology Co Ltd: "Sales leads we have received this year at Labelexpo Europe are 10% more than what we had two years ago, thanks to the well-organized event. Our destructible label materials for tamper-evident applications have been the most inquired about product, and we look forward to turning these leads into real business deals. We will be back again for Labelexpo Europe in 2015."
Ilaria Fenino, Labeltech: "Labelexpo Europe 2013 was a tremendous success for LABELTECH, we are extremely satisfied with the interest shown and the record number of sales leads taken. This year's Labelexpo Europe was especially significant to LABELTECH as we celebrate 10 years of our IT350/450 slitter rewinder inspection machine introducing innovations, the response was amazing! The launch of our new die cut to register unit EIGER excited visitors from over 25 countries; we had an excellent feedback and a lot of enthusiastic comments. Thank you Labelexpo!"