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Patrick Henry

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Recent Commentary & Analysis from Patrick Henry

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Packaging Production Will Have a High Profile at Graph Expo-CPP

Published September 1, 2015

Packaging professionals who haven’t yet decided whether to invest in a trip to the show still have time to give the idea the serious consideration it deserves.

 

Premium Content Walter G. Anderson Thrives on Change in An Increasingly Complex Food Packaging Market

Published August 25, 2015

As consumers demand more variety, food packaging production gets harder to stay ahead of—but not if the producer is as well equipped and as versatile as this market leader.

 

Study Sees Underlying Strength in the U.S. Market for Flexography

Published August 20, 2015

Technical advancements and process improvements in flexography should keep it secure in its key applications. even in the face of competition from digital.

 

Q: When Is a Package Not a Package? A: When Inspiration Strikes

Published August 13, 2015

For many people, an empty package is an artist’s kit full of creative opportunity. Brand owners may not fully appreciate how they benefit when their packaging is repurposed for fun or practicality by end-using consumers.

 

In Other News, OSHA Citations Still Cost Money

Published August 12, 2015

For printing and printing-related businesses, penalties for safety citations in OHA’s most recent reporting period came to $735,464—not a huge sum, relatively speaking, but a number worth thinking about all the same.

 

New Report from Two Sides Answers Misleading “Green” Claims

Published August 7, 2015

Not sure how to frame the argument about the environmental impact of paper and print? A new collection of facts dispels the myths.

 

No Letup in Experiments with E-Ink and E-Paper

Published August 5, 2015

If e-ink and e-paper haven’t yet taken the world of graphic communications by storm, that doesn’t necessarily mean they never will.

 

Are We Printing More Nutritional Labels than There Are Eyes Willing to Read Them?

Published August 5, 2015

Companies that print food labels work hard to make sure that the information on them is correct. It’s a matter of professional pride and, very often, also one of complying with the law. But, out there in the consumer marketplace, who cares?

 

The Vatican’s “Green” Mission Can Count on Print and Other Media

Published July 27, 2015

Vatican City may be the world’s smallest sovereign state, but it has world-class environmental ambitions as well as the media resources to promote its activism.

 

Paper Industry “Unfolds” Deep-Pocketed Image Campaign to Halt Slide in Demand

Published July 27, 2015

Paper suppliers have made an all-out commitment to putting a floor under the declining use of their products—including levying a volume-based fee on themselves to pay for the effort.

 

Yes We “Can,” and Do, Says New Promo Campaign for Aluminum Containers

Published July 22, 2015

“Open Up to Cans” is what consumers are being urged to do by a can makers’ trade association. But, when it come to beverages, most already have.

 

Tracing the Chester Carlson Story from Photocopier to TV Set

Published July 20, 2015

Everyone who has ever made a photocopy knows the legacy of Chester Carlson, but few outside the graphics industry know his name. A television program may help to give the inventor of xerography the exposure he deserves.

 

Surprise (or Maybe Not): Millennials Are Print Book Lovers, Too

Published July 17, 2015

Everyone makes generalizations about age groups. Those who generalize about younger adults and their feelings for books probably will be wrong.

 

Fortis Solutions Group Grows by Acquisition and by Technical Leaps and Bounds

Published July 14, 2015

An investment banker turned label printer is building a network with a widening geographic reach and a deepening capability in flexo and digital production.

 

Two Sides North America Defends Paper and Print on Many Fronts

Published July 9, 2015

Corporate promulgators of spurious “green” claims that disrespect printing, be warned: a riposte and a recantation may be in your future.

 

Not with A Pop, but A Whimper

Published July 8, 2015

What would Bubble Wrap be without poppability? Alas, we are about to find out.

 

Business Success Is All in the Family at Prystup Packaging Products

Published July 7, 2015

This privately owned folding carton company follows a straight line from its family values to its strategies for business growth.

 

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.

 

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