As digital and flexo grow in the segment, ink suppliers are developing solutions for their customers.
David Savastano, Editor10.23.14
The label and narrow web market is a growing area, with digital and flexo technologies both expanding. Still, there are challenges in the label and narrow web market, and ink manufacturers are developing solutions for these concerns.
Niklas Olsson, global brand manager Narrow Web, Packaging & Narrow Web division of Flint Group, said that customers continue to deal with decreased lead-times from their customers, which, in turn, gives their ink vendors shorter turnaround time in order fulfillment. He added that Flint Group keeps close communication with our customers to ensure forecasting is correct and make every effort to deliver the inks needed on-time.
Olsson also added that the label and narrow web field is a more competitive market, with an inherent overcapacity in many regions, that tends to challenge both on pricing as well as lead-time.
“Our job is to make sure that we deliver what printers need in order to stay competitive, to make sure thei
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