Get ready for Labelexpo Americas 2016


Registration is now open as Labelexpo Americas prepares to return to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Illinois from 13 – 15 September for its 15th edition. The continent’s leading trade show for the label printing industry, Labelexpo Americas 2016, is on track to be the largest edition yet and will have a renewed and significant focus on package printing.

Offering visitors a range of topical and valuable new feature areas, Labelexpo Americas was first held in 1989 and is an important industry resource for print professionals, brand owners, label and packaging designers and associated graphic industry suppliers. Covering nearly 200,000sqft, the show is again heavily supported and endorsed by official bodies: the TLMI, FSEA, AMETIQ, Acoban, AIMCAL and AIPIA.

Convening over 400 exhibitors, many with enlarged and upgraded booths, there will be more working machinery on display than ever before and product launches aplenty including new kit due commercial launches for the American market by Codimag and HP. Participating exhibitors include AB Graphic, Avery Dennison, Bobst, Domino, Durst, EFI, Epson, Esko, ETI, Flint Group, Fujifilm, Karlville Development, Mark Andy, MPS, Nilpeter, Omet, RotoMetrics, Screen USA, UPM Raflatac and Xeikon.

Adapting the show’s content in line with market place and consumer trends, 2016’s edition will offer its traditionally informative and educational conference program with 16 individual sessions and several more in depth master classes and a workshop. The workshop will focus on shrink sleeves while the three master classes, which are being run in association with the Label Academy, will highlight conventional label printing processes, design and origination and digital label and package printing. Show visitors will be able to follow the inaugural Linerless Trail, while 2016 will also see the Digital Finishing Experience make its debut with daily presentations taking place during the show’s three-day run.

Tasha Ventimiglia, Labelexpo Americas event director for Labelexpo Americas commented: “We’ve seen from our other shows, such as Labelexpo Europe, how increasingly important having a digital and a package printing capacity has become for label producers, so this year’s show really reflects that move with its exhibitor profile and educational content. As usual, we will be seeking to empower the buyers visiting the show by bringing them up to speed on emerging trends, showcasing the newest developments this fast moving market offers and giving them first-rate accessibility to all the products, services and solutions that can help keep their businesses up to speed and competitive.”

An early bird discount rate is available until 2 September with expo-only passes costing from $60 and single conference sessions from $155. Half day conference sessions can also be booked for $255, the whole day at $455 and for both days from $755. Further discounts apply for members of TLMI, ACOBAN, AIMCAL, AMETIQ, FSEA and FTA. Registrations and accommodation bookings can be made online by visiting

Rob van den Braak

Printer’s devil (1964), phototypesetter, offsetprinter, teacher of graphic techniques, salesmanager, productmanager, trade journalist, founder of BlokBoek e-zine (2011). But above all husband, father, friend and lover of life in southern Spain (since 2010).

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