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Patrick Henry

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Recent Commentary & Analysis from Patrick Henry

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Signs and Wonders: Digital Begins to Transform Indoor and Outdoor Displays

Published June 18, 2015

Smart screens that look back at their onlookers are only the beginning of the changes that digital technology will bring to signage and display markets that used to belong to—but now must be shared by—conventional print.

 

Man of Letters: Hermann Zapf and the Art of Packaging Typography

Published June 16, 2015

Typography for packaging design will never be the same after Hermann Zapf—and always will be.

 

Anti-Counterfeiting Technologies Tell Packaging Knock-Offs To Knock It Off

Published June 12, 2015

In a perfect world, food and beverage producers wouldn't have to spend billions to protect themselves against bogus packaging. But, at least they have effective ways to spend the money.

 

Accu-Label Enters the Digital Market at a Pace That Wastes No Time

Published June 9, 2015

A rapid changeover from conventional to digital production was both the cause and the result of the installation of digital printing equipment at Accu-Label Inc.

 

Next-Stage Growth Was Front-of-Mind at Digital Print for Packaging Conference

Published June 5, 2015

Digital printing for packaging has room to grow and the means to achieve that growth. There was plenty of room for discussion about making it happen at a recent symposium of experts in Tampa.

 

Introducing icmPrint, a New Resource for Print Research

Published June 2, 2015

“Champions” of print will work with academics in the field to advance the development of printing technologies on all fronts.

 

Paper Chase: Mcor Pursues 3D Printing Market with Ingredients That Every Printer Knows

Published June 1, 2015

Put ink on paper, and you have a print. Do the same thing as part of a process known as selective deposition lamination, and you can have a three-dimensional object in full, ICC-compliant color.

 

The Pizza Box—Yes, the Pizza Box—Reimagined

Published May 27, 2015

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, it may be because someone has printed or drawn the moon (or another visually arresting image) on the box.

 

Premium Content Two Paper Makers Forge Alliance for High-End Packaging

Published May 26, 2015

Trust, a handshake, and an eye on luxury packaging are behind the newly formed partnership between Mohawk and Arjowiggins Creative Papers.

 

Packaging Salutes America’s Military Personnel in “Hops for Heroes” Campaign

Published May 22, 2015

You can honor those who serve, have served, and will serve in America’s armed forces by buying and quaffing “Homefront IPA” this Memorial Day.

 

Premium Content In Praise of Packaging Engineering, with Specimens that Speak for Themselves

Published May 19, 2015

In a package, you see the design, but you experience the engineering: the underlying combination of technical merits that make it practical to use as well as delightful to behold.

 

Why Can’t We All Be Employed by Employers Like Hammer Packaging ?

Published May 14, 2015

Rochester, NY, is distinguished for many things connected to the printing industry. Hammer Packaging is keeping that tradition alive in an exceptionally employee-friendly way.

 

Eeewww or Edible? Nanoscience May Have an Answer for Food Packaging

Published May 12, 2015

Deciding when packaged food has gone bad is a tough call that we often get wrong. At MIT, they’ve come up with a guesswork-eliminating solution.

 

With Flexcel NX, Kodak Promises to Break New Ground in Flexo Print Quality and Efficiency

Published May 12, 2015

Can flexography do a better job with opaque whites, hard-to-hold details, and other hurdles for packaging printing with the process? Kodak says yes.

 

Read Any Good Books, etc., Lately?

Published May 7, 2015

The concept of what a “book” is means more than it used to—and not just because of the rise of e-reading devices.

 

“R&D” on a Digital Press Takes Premier Markings to the Next Level in Label Production

Published April 28, 2015

Established seven years ago, this small but visionary shop is a case study in the rise of digital technologies in the label printing segment.

 

Premium Content HP Aims to Disrupt 3D Printing with Inkjet Solution Now on Way to Market

Published April 27, 2015

By adding a third dimension to what it already knows about inkjet printing in two, HP hopes to develop the fastest and most capable 3D printing solution yet seen.

 

Garbage In, Garbage Out, Good Accomplished

Published April 22, 2015

How an earth-friendly cleaning products company called method scours the ocean for plastic waste it can recycle into material for new containers.

 

Premium Content Sun Chemical Heads to INFO*FLEX with a Full Kit of Packaging Solutions

Published April 21, 2015

A vertically integrated ink manufacturer, Sun Chemical takes a concept-to-shelf approach to packaging with a broad range of products and services for printers and converters.

 

Smithers Pira Survey Measures Impact of Digital on In-Store Signage and PoP

Published April 20, 2015

Screen-based advertising technologies are gaining ground in outdoor locations, but the prospects for in-store digital media are less clear. New research aims to find out what they mean for conventionally produced store signage and PoP.

 

Not Sure How to Recycle That Package? Look at the Label

Published April 20, 2015

The How2Recycle Label is a much-needed visual cue in the right place at the right time.

 

What’s My Line? Some Labelers Say, “Linerless”

Published April 17, 2015

Eliminate the peel-away part of a pressure sensitive label while protecting it from the adhesive on the backs of the other labels it’s rolled or stacked with: it can be done and is being done in the solution known as linerless labeling.

 

Does the U.S. Postal Service Have an Unfair Economic Edge?

Published April 6, 2015

A new study contends that the U.S. Postal Service significantly understates the value of the economic advantages it enjoys as a government-mandated monopoly—advantages it can and does leverage in the markets where it competes with private services.

 

“Dear Packaging, I Hate You”

Published April 6, 2015

When designers forget that that the product experience, not the act of opening the package, is what consumers are paying for, things can get stressful.

 

Winston Packaging Moves Into Its Second Century With a Speed Record and a Winning Game Plan

Published March 31, 2015

This North Carolina packaging printing firm has earned its place in a demanding market through stringent quality control, smart technology investments, and ultra-efficient production workflows.

 

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