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Packaging Helped to Drive Sell-Out Attendance at EFI Connect 2017

Published January 30, 2017

Packaging is now a significant part of the EFI platform, and the subject got its fair share of attention at the 17th edition of the company’s annual customer-education event.

 

NYC’s Duggal Visual Solutions Finds “the Final Piece of the Puzzle” in a New Digital Press

Published January 25, 2017

There’s very little in the way of graphic output that this omnifaceted imaging emporium can’t offer its customers—and now, with the addition of an HP Indigo 12000 digital press, probably nothing at all.

 

INKredible Insight: Packaging Is Part of the “Omni” in “Omnichannel”

Published January 10, 2017

It wasn’t the sole focus of the event, but packaging was well represented in INKredible’s salute to print’s place at the table in the omnichannel environment.

 

New Inkjet Press Lets Graphic Image Label Get Better at What It Does Best

Published December 13, 2016

A label shop serving customers on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border found everything it was looking for, and more, in a highly capable inkjet web press from Epson.

 

Premium Content The Regulated Package: Product Container and Social Contract

Published December 6, 2016

Given all of the mandates and expectations placed on packaging today, there may be something socially significant to add to the list of traditional packaging functions.

 

From Sharklet and Sappi, a Release Paper that Takes a Big Bite out of Bacterial Growth

Published December 2, 2016

Neoterix ST gives medical institutions and other germ-fighting environments the first completely non-toxic solution for blocking bacterial growth on high-touch surfaces.

 

The View from “Oz”: Label and Packaging Producers Chart a Changing Business Landscape

Published November 29, 2016

To many, Australia may seem to be on the far side of the world, but the business issues confronting packaging and label producers there are much the same as they are anywhere else. A recent conference by a newly formed trade association addressed some of them.

 

Premium Content “Push to Stop” the Presses: Heidelberg Demonstrates Concept of Autonomous, Navigated Printing

Published November 8, 2016

Imagine a press so thoroughly automated that it almost seems to be a member of its own crew. This is what Heidelberg says it has made possible with the concept it calls “Push to Stop.”

 

Omnichannel Content Publishing and Marketing to Be Demystified at Idealliance’s “INKredible” Conference

Published November 4, 2016

Idealliance is billing INKredible as “a showcase for innovators in orchestrated content marketing and publishing”: a category that most definitely includes print service providers.

 

Apprenticeship, Training, and Skills Development in the Printing Industry: An Appraisal

Published October 25, 2016

The industry’s solutions for cultivating workforce talent aren’t perfect. But, given the graying of the industry and the thinning of its ranks in production occupations, it’s urgent to use them to their full extent.

 

At Graph Expo 2016, a Respectable Showing for Labels and Packaging

Published October 12, 2016

Although not a show about labels and packaging per se, Graph Expo proved to be a worthwhile place to go for information on innovative ways of producing them.

 

Graph Expo 2016 and the Satisfactions of Scalability

Published September 30, 2016

Graph Expo’s first outing in Orlando proved that how large or small a trade show is matters less than how well it fits its surroundings—and vice versa.

 

The Museum of Printing Exhibits Its One-of-a-Kind Collection in a New and Much Improved Venue

Published September 23, 2016

After 38 years, multiple relocations, and herculean labors, this extraordinary collection has a permanent home and a compelling story to tell.

 

A Toast—and Another One—to the Genius of Corrugated

Published September 20, 2016

Corrugated packaging protects effectively, presents handsomely, and succeeds environmentally. What’s not to like or to give credit where due?

 

You Are the Package. Do You Like What You See?

Published September 16, 2016

We interact with packages so much and so often that we sometimes begin to merge with them—and they with us.

 

Packaging Innovations Are in the Vanguard of the Fight to End Food Waste

Published September 2, 2016

Food waste is a shameful spectacle wherever it occurs. The problem is global, but so are efforts to solve it with new solutions for extending the edible lives of packaged foods.

 

CI Flexo Technology for Packaging and Family Values for Leadership Are Showcased at PCMC Impact 2016

Published August 9, 2016

The Paper Converting Machine Company is North America’s only remaining manufacturer of CI flexo presses. It’s also distinguished by the humanistic style of its leadership—a management philosophy that cherishes employees as family members.

 

Fujifilm Introduces EUCON as the Press That Makes Inkjet Feasible for Flexible Packaging

Published August 2, 2016

The disconnect between flexible packaging and inkjet printing is wide, but not necessarily unbridgeable. Fujifilm thinks it has the answer in an innovative LED-UV inkjet press it showed at drupa 2016.

 

The Nutrition Facts Label Gets a Makeover, and the Label Industry Gets a Mandate

Published July 26, 2016

In one way or another, the changes will alter the labeling of virtually every packaged food and beverage product. But, label producers expect to be able to take it all in stride.

 

Premium Content Next Stop, Industry 4.0: an Interview with Anthony Thirlby

Published July 12, 2016

A master printer, a consultant, and now, the leader of Heidelberg’s Prinect workflow software business, Anthony Thirlby has a framework for process automation that he says can transform every printing plant.

 

Start-Up Label Producer Seeks Short-Run, Multi-SKU Opportunities

Published July 5, 2016

A new label and package printing company is open for business in Lowell, MA. It's called InTouch Labels & Packaging, and while its start-up footprint may be small, its ambitions are anything but.

 

GCSF Eclipses Previous Fundraising Records with Sum Amassed for 2016 Scholarships

Published July 1, 2016

In New York City, industry members who care passionately about education have given nearly $700,000 in scholarship grants to students of graphic communications—all without overhead expenses or strings attached.

 

Premium Content Greenfield and 100% Digital, ePac LLC Sets Its Sights Exclusively on Flexible Packaging

Published June 28, 2016

Digital printing for flexible packaging has been slow to take hold, but a start-up company in Madison, WI, says it is equipped and ready for a fast break into this potentially lucrative market.

 

drupa 2016: the Package Tour (Part 2)

Published June 21, 2016

The business of printing labels and packaging is changing with almost unnerving speed. Made reassuringly clear at drupa was the fact that new technologies for label and packaging production can give printers the capabilities they must have.

 

drupa 2016: the Package Tour (Part 1)

Published June 14, 2016

drupa 2016 wasn’t exclusively a packaging show, but for label- and packaging-minded visitors, it might as well have been—there was that much to see and be impressed by.

 

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