Published February 9, 2016
The user conference was too wide-ranging to have a single keynote, but it was a good place to catch up with what EFI is doing to streamline packaging workflows.
Published February 4, 2016
There are those who envision a future free or nearly free of packaging. Although it might seem unachievable, some tentative steps in that direction have been taken.
Published February 2, 2016
Look around the produce section of your supermarket. Notice how many colorfully printed flexible bags there are? Meet the company that put some of them there.
Published January 25, 2016
As leaders in their respective fields, Guy Gecht and Steve Wynn share an exceptional ability to hold a stage and captivate an audience. Both played to a packed house as keynote speakers at EFI Connect 2016.
Published January 18, 2016
Paper currency has been part of the American mindset ever since Benjamin Franklin pamphleteered for it in 1729. But, folding money has to confront 21st-century trends that could displace it.
Published January 13, 2016
Just when we thought that the definition of “printing” had been pushed to the limit, along comes a new one that envisions morphing objects made of self-assembling materials.
Published January 12, 2016
Now a committed developer of digital printing systems, Heidelberg knows where it wants to go in the digital equipment market and what it can do to get there.
Published January 5, 2016
A special report ahead of drupa 2016 sees the event as the setting for a turning point in the adoption of digital printing for packaging production.
Published December 22, 2015
The greeting card, a tradition and an industry in one, is struggling in its present form but faces no shortage of creative possibilities for the future.
Published December 21, 2015
A promotional campaign for paper and packaging goes for the heartstrings with special boxes to be filled with gifts for kids spending the holidays in hospitals.
Published December 18, 2015
Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity is 100 years old, but his appeal as a creative inspiration for graphic illustrators is 100 years young.
Published December 15, 2015
2015 was a chock-full-of-news year on the technology front—but only a curtain-raiser for what lies ahead in 2016.
Published December 15, 2015
Santa Claus, who knows a thing or two about packaging, has a sackful of innovations for fans of the art form this year.
Published December 9, 2015
For the holidays, “shop early and shop often” is still good advice—assuming that you know what “early” now is starting to mean in the retailing world.
Published December 8, 2015
Two technology leaders want to take digital printing for packaging to the next level—and to several levels after that—with a 110-inch-wide web inkjet press specifically for the corrugated market.
Published November 30, 2015
Take another look at the tried-and-true stuff that shipping cartons are made of. Some top developers of packaging printing technology are.
Published November 24, 2015
Packaging isn’t everything at Island Pro Digital, a printing company with a highly diversified product base. But, it represents some of the most interesting work that the firm fabricates for its clients.
Published November 23, 2015
The scale of the program is modest, but when the young writers who take part in it see their words in print, its achievement seems far-reaching.
Published November 19, 2015
That old hippie mood ring you’d die of embarrassment to be seen wearing now? It was the cutting edge of an important decorative technology for labels and packaging.
Published November 17, 2015
A growth forecast of half a percentage point per year may not sound like much, but it indicates undeniable post-recession momentum for the folding carton market.
Published November 16, 2015
Building the world’s first “print shop in a box” was a watershed achievement for Xerox. So was marketing and selling it—a story that “DocuFrank” knows from the inside.
Published November 10, 2015
Printers working with UV curing have a new technology to learn about, if they are not already acquainted with it: UV LED
Published November 3, 2015
A label and carton company doesn’t get to be 137 years old without having made an unwavering commitment to quality. The 137-year-old label and carton company profiled here has done it by adopting a well-known philosophy of continuous improvement as its playbook.
Published November 2, 2015
Stink-squelching film, inkless color printing, and built-in 3D bar codes are three recent laboratory innovations that could be commercialized as packaging problem-solvers.
Published October 28, 2015
Can you say “sesquicentennial”? It’s an anniversary. This company feels the pride and the joy of every one of its 150 years.