‘We are very much looking forward to the 40th anniversary edition of Labelexpo Europe, set to

‘We are very much looking forward to the 40th anniversary edition of Labelexpo Europe, set to be our largest show to date. Exhibitor participation this year has been truly incredible, not only in the number of returning companies, but also the newcomers joining us for the first time. It is astonishing to think that at the first show there were just 44 exhibitors – proof of how far the industry has grown in the last four decades,’ said Lisa Milburn, managing director of Labelexpo Global Series. New feature areas include the Sustainability Café and the Flexible Packaging Arena, while a host of educational opportunities are available throughout the show. You can read Andy Thomas’ thoughts on the show here, and Mike Fairley on the show’s 40th anniversary here.  AB Graphic presents a digital embellishment module, Digilase 4.0 laser system, B5010 Booklet machine and Advanced fleyeVision camera inspection and editing system. The digital embellishment module – Jetfx – for integration on the Digicon Series 3 converting line allows for multiple processes in one pass including spot varnishing, cold foiling and tactile screen. It features two inkjet heads with UV pin...

Jimi Hendrix Experience, ‘Electric Ladyland: 50th Anniversary’

Jimi Hendrix had a lot to say in 1968, when he released Electric Ladyland, the third and final album with the Jimi Hendrix Experience. You can hear it in the sprawling double-record set’s free-form jams, dizzying psych-rock freak-outs and occasional unevenness. The period surrounding the album was a busy and productive one for Hendrix, who’d never release another studio record before his death two years later. For years, material recorded right before, during and right after the Electric Ladyland sessions has found its way onto posthumous collections. The four-disc set includes a remastered version of the original 16-track album, a surround-sound mix on Blu-ray, a disc of previously unreleased demos and alternate takes and a concert CD that showcases just how powerful the trio of Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding could be outside the studio. The centerpiece of the box is Electric Ladyland itself, a still-stunning collection of studio-enhanced oddities, loose jam sessions and that breathtaking cover of Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower.” The best songs – “Crosstown Traffic,” “Voodoo Chile,” “Voodoo Child (Slig...