Packaging and labelling: Avoiding blame-shifting after product launch


    Whenever multiple manufacturing companies collaborate on a new product, misunderstandings are more likely to occur. Working in one place, as one unit, can facilitate better coordination and lead to a more desirable product outcome.

    Topics: Label manufacturer Africa, Labels Africa

    How to differentiate your labelling and packaging from the crowd


    With smart labelling formats, inviting textures, and strategic design elements, you'll be able to demand customers' attention and trigger their curiosity – straight from the shelves of any African store.

    Topics: Label design, Labels Kenya, Label manufacturer Kenya, Label manufacturer Africa, Labels Africa

    5 elements to consider before designing your new labels


    Creating a new product label can be an intricate process. Not only should the label resonate with your brand identity, but also captivate consumers. However, there are several key factors you should be aware of to help you ensure a successful outcome.

    Topics: Label Printer Kenya, Label manufacturer Africa, Label Printer Africa, Labels Africa

    How digitalization and IIoT is changing the printing industry


    The influence of IIoT is expanding and steadily making its way into the printing industry. However, conventional presses and ancillary machines in most commercial printing facilities are not fully compatible with Industry 4.0 standards. To enable more efficient label printing methods, a full digital transformation where IIoT can be integrated with existing equipment is required.

    Topics: Label manufacturer Africa

    How VIP can help your operations and compliance


    Incorporating VIP (Variable Information Printing) can boost your operations throughout the entire labelling process, regardless of company size. It can also help manufacturers comply with laws and regulations in Kenya and across Africa.

    Topics: VIP labels, Variable Data Printing, Variable Information Printing

    The future of barcodes is square: Are you ready to transition to QR codes?


    All one-dimensional (1D) barcodes will be phased out and replaced with two-dimensional (2D) barcodes by the end of 2027. Brand owners that haven’t already transitioned to QR codes for all labelling purposes should start the process as soon as possible.

    Topics: Label Supply Chain, Label manufacturer Africa, Variable Information Printing

    3 factors to consider when designing labels for value brands


    Consumers are becoming more conscious of their spending habits, opting for brands that offer them the best value for their money. Hence, if you're planning to create a value brand, it's essential to consider how you design your product label. This can help you keep both product prices and production costs low.

    Topics: Label design, Label manufacturer Africa, Labels Africa

    A complete guide to choosing the right materials for VIP


    Variable information printing (VIP) can increase the efficiency and quality of your label printing. However, to achieve your intended results, you must be familiar with the correct mix of printing materials, ribbons, and printers for the labels you are producing.

    Topics: Label Printer Africa, VIP labels, Variable Data Printing, Variable Information Printing

    Balancing material and energy consumption in sustainable manufacturing


    Extensive material and energy consumption are among the main factors leading to unsustainable manufacturing. They also greatly influence the cost of the finished product. Optimizing both areas can reduce expenses and contribute to a more environmentally friendly production process.

    Topics: Sustainable label material, Sustainable packaging Africa

    Eco-Friendly and Sustainability trends for packaging and labelling in 2024


    Environmental awareness remains one of the main trends among consumers. According to the EY Future Consumer Index, as many as 73% – across national and generational borders – believe that companies are responsible for participating in the fight against climate change. Many expect that suppliers and manufacturers try to be part of the solution – not the problem – and preferably prove it before ...

    Topics: Label manufacturer Kenya, Sustainable label material, Sustainable packaging Africa

    About The Skanem Blog Africa

    Keep up to date on the latest labelling and packaging trends and possibilities – from materials, colours and design – to branding, cost and supply chain optimization. Sustainability and innovation are strong driving forces for Skanem Africa, and we hope it’s an important part of your product development as well. We've gathered our industry experts to share practical experience on The Skanem Blog Africa to hopefully help you develop the very best label and packaging solutions for your products.


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