FMN | February 20th, 2017

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February 20, 2017

Vol. 19 No. 4

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MPI Label Systems Acquires Label Gallery reported by Greg Kishbaugh M PI Label Systems has acquired Label Gallery, Inc., a flexo- graphic and digital printer in Norwich, New York, a com- pany that specializes in the pharmaceutical, wine & spirits, and food markets. Label Galler y was founded in 1993 by Chr is and Ana Ulatowski. Chris was a sales representative for another printer at the time, and Ana worked as a designer.They used their ex- perience to start a company focused on customer service pro- viding an array of labels.

drupa 2020 Dates Moved

The dates for drupa 2020 were moved by one week and the trade fair for printing technologies will now be held from Tuesday, June 16 to Friday, June 26, 2020 in Düssel- dorf, Germany. This was agreed by the drupa Committee and Messe Düsseldorf at their meeting on Feb- ruary 15. The key argument for this decision is the fact that in some Eu- ropean countries as well as in Ger- many the summer holidays would have already started during the ini- tially planned dates (June 23 - July 3, 2020). By changing the dates, Messe Düsseldorf is responding to requests from both exhibitors and visitors. According to the research findings from Future Market Insights’ report, titled Smart Labels Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2016–2026 , nearly 400,000 thousand units of smart la- bels sold globally in 2016 were ac- counted by Radio-Frequency Smart Labels To Hit $22.6B

“Our focus on customer service and our commitment to ‘Printing Problem Solved’ has always been the driving force behind my team and we see this great tradition of excellence continuing as we move forward as part of the MPI team,” said Chris Ulatowski, owner of Label Gallery.

The company utilizes DuPont Cyrel FAST digital platemaking for its prepress needs, “We are excited to add Label Gallery, Inc. to the MPI family to strengthen our position in the Northeast with additional flexo and digital capabilities,” said Randy Kocher, President of MPI Label Systems. “We share the same values of high quality and exceptional customer service, giving our customer what they want, when they want it, and how they want it.” Ulatowski will assume the role of general manager for MPI Labels of NewYork / Label Gallery and will continue to offer a complete range of label solutions using the latest flexographic and digital technologies. Headquartered in Sebring, Ohio, MPI has 11 manufacturing locations in North America and more than 500 employees.

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