Labels

Label Suppliers Move Forward After a Year of Ongoing Material Issues
January 31, 2023 at 8:44 pm

After two years in which printers juggled staff turnover, price increases and inventory depletion, 2022 was supposed to be a return to something like normal. But many issues from 2021 carried over, with paper and raw materials topping a list of concerns for label suppliers across the country — more specifically, where to find them...

Diversified Labeling Solutions Appoints Bill Johnstone as CEO
January 17, 2023 at 5:46 pm

Diversified Labeling Solutions (DLS), Itasca, Illinois, announced that Bill Johnstone has been appointed to the role of CEO. He succeeds outgoing CEO, Jim Kersten, who retired at the end of 2022. With more than 30 years of experience in the print and label industries, Johnstone brings a wealth of knowledge to his new role...

ID Images Acquires Summit Labels and Precision Label
December 6, 2022 at 3:48 pm

Sole Source Capital LLC, an industrial-focused private equity firm, announced that its portfolio company, ID Images (IDI), a premier provider of product identification solutions, has acquired Summit Labels and Precision Label in separate transactions. The acquisitions bring the total number of add-on investments for IDI to seven since becoming a Sole Source Capital portfolio company…

How Integrated Products Can Save You Money, Resources and Headaches
November 29, 2022 at 1:20 am

For as much progress as there has been in the print industry, it’s still common to see fulfillment and distributor locations use pick or pack lists to pull items and separately print a shipping label after the product has been pulled and packed. But there’s a bigger picture at play here...

2022 Top Suppliers: Another Record Year for Diversified Labeling Solutions
November 18, 2022 at 8:00 am

As part of Print+Promo Marketing's 2022 Top Suppliers list, we asked some of the top-ranked suppliers about how they managed to continue to grow and bounce back from the pandemic, their thoughts on where the industry stands, their future plans and more. Read on for our conversation with Jim Kersten, CEO of Diversified Labeling Solutions, the No. 16 supplier on our list...

ID Images Acquires Hickman Label
November 15, 2022 at 6:19 pm

Sole Source Capital LLC, an industrial-focused private equity firm, announced that its portfolio company, ID Images, Brunswick, Ohio, has acquired Hickman Label, Lebanon, Tennessee. The acquisition marks the fifth add-on investment for ID Images since it became a Sole Source Capital portfolio company in August 2021...

Long-Time DLS CEO Jim Kersten Announces Plans to Retire at the End of 2022
September 27, 2022 at 5:07 pm

Diversified Labeling Solutions (DLS), Itasca, Illinois, announced that Jim Kersten, CEO, will retire at the end of 2022 following nearly 12 years of service to the company and a 44-year career in the print industry. As part of an orderly and planned leadership succession process, current Chief Operating Officer Bill Johnstone will succeed Kersten as CEO, effective Jan. 1...

RRD Expands Linerless Label Capacity to Meet Sustainability Demand
August 30, 2022 at 4:38 pm

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD), Chicago, has increased its capacity for direct thermal linerless label production by approximately 40% as a direct response to client demand. With the recent installation of an additional linerless press at its plant in Monroe, Wisconsin, RRD...