Review Labelexpo

A window into a whole new world of label and package printing possibilities

The organizer of Labelexpo Americas is pleased to report that the 16th edition of the biennial trade show was the largest in its history. A total of 487 exhibitors were spread across the biggest floor space yet, at 203,642 sqft, with almost 30% of exhibitors new to this year’s show. During the course of the three-day show, which took place from 25 to 27 September at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago, an increase in attendees to 16,413 from 86 countries passed through its doors. The Latin America region was especially strongly represented: the following countries were represented from Latin America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Venezuela. This was a 95% increase on its 2016 show attendee total. Day three, traditionally a quieter day, saw over 11% more visitors than on the same day in 2016. By the end of day three, the show organizer reported an 83% rebook rate for its 2020 event.

Labelexpo Americas 2018 was the perfect place to showcase new products to the US market, with key press unveilings including: the Mark Andy P9E, P7E, and P5E; Xeikon’s entry-level label printing and converting option, Label Discovery; Epson’s UV LED cured L-6534 digital press; Grafisk Maskinfabrik’s DC330Mini converting machine; and AB Graphic’s new ILC760 in-line coating machine.

Tarsus Group Limited, London, W6 8DL, UK, www.labelexpo-americas.com