Edition 25 / April 2011
This edition of our electronic newsletter "Gallus in Touch" sees us celebrating a mini anniversary – for the 25th time, we're bringing you reports from across the label industry and information on innovations from our company.
The "Gallus in Touch" newsletter with its clear and concise articles has been extremely popular right from the word go. Its circulation is growing from one edition to the next and we're constantly in touch with numerous readers from all over the world.
Following the successful market launch at Labelexpo 2010 in Chicago, Gallus kicked off its roadshow through the U.S. at the end of last year with a stopover in Atlanta. The Gallus ECS 340 is being demonstrated live virtually on the doorstep of interested label printers on a specially adapted truck travelling throughout the North American market. After the latest stops in Florida in January 2011, the Gallus ECS 340 is now on the move once again and was in Dallas at the end of March for a two-day demonstration. more
Implementing the EU's new legal requirements from 2010 is the key challenge facing the packaging and product decoration industry in the coming years. It won't be easy to achieve and maintain legal compliance with existing food contact materials. This article provides an overview of the mass of EU regulations and directives in the food industry. more
Etibana GmbH, based in Germany and part of the RAKO Group, develops and produces high-quality adhesive labels for pharmaceutical, food, cosmetics and chemical companies. With around 70 employees, it is one of the few adhesive label suppliers in Germany that are fully certified in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). more
The true potential of a press is sometimes not immediately obvious, so some customers get quite a pleasant surprise when making investment decisions. This was the case with the management team at schäfer-etiketten GmbH & Co KG last year, when they found a model that significantly exceeded the specified performance levels during extensive print tests. The press in question, the Gallus TCS 250, was the front-runner at the end of the selection process. It has been in operation at the German company's print shop in Wolfschlugen since October 2010, combining high-quality results with enhanced cost-efficiency for numerous jobs. more
For its efforts to combine functionality with customer-focused design, Gallus has received two international design awards for its innovative Gallus ECS 340 – “Focus Open 2010 in Silver” and the “iF product design award 2011”. more
The previous edition of our Gallus In Touch newsletter included detailed information about EskoArtwork's HD screen and Kodak's Flexcel technology. This time round, we focus on our experiences with these two technologies to date. more
Wolfgang Merz has taken on the role of VP Sales & Marketing in the business unit Labels for half a year. With his strong technical and business management background, Wolfgang has a great deal of experience in international project business and in sales and marketing management for technically complex products. more