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.
Published May 26, 2016
Nobody ever said that the sheetfed offset equipment market is easy to do business in. But RMGT, a partnership between two of Japan’s best known press manufacturers, thinks it has what it takes to make the most of the opportunities that the market still holds.
Published May 11, 2016
Because trade associations mirror the industries they serve, it’s no surprise to see consolidation taking place among the groups that serve the printing industry. IDEAlliance, an association promoting technical standards, demonstrated this by incorporating Epicomm, a group representing commercial printers, quick printers, and mail service providers. According to Marriott Winchester, the chairman of IDEAlliance, the outcome is a highly complementary relationship that benefits everyone concerned.
Published May 10, 2016
Warren Werbitt is a passionate printer, and one of his most successfully cultivated passions is the production of high-quality, high-margin labels and packaging.
Published May 4, 2016
The company, traditionally known for postage meters, sees a $40 billion marketplace for its digitally enabled shipping and transaction services.
Published May 3, 2016
Sappi’s credentials as a supplier of coated fine papers are impeccable. Now the company is taking steps to achieve the same high profile as a source of papers for packaging and labels.
Published April 21, 2016
The wait has been long, and the anticipation has been intense. But, Landa Digital Printing believes it can amply reward both with what it will debut at drupa 2016.
Published April 19, 2016
HP’s sense of itself as a change agent for digital printing is strong. The very broad range of digital solutions it will show at drupa 2016 befits the size of its ambition.
Published April 12, 2016
HP PrintOS is a new cloud-based print production operating system that will be launched by HP at drupa 2016. It consists of web and mobile apps designed to help print service providers boost the productivity of their HP devices. Simon Lewis, in charge of its development, talks about the genesis of Print OS and the range of benefits it can deliver.
Published April 6, 2016
If you are planning to attend drupa 2016, make sure your agenda gives you plenty of time to review what HP will be bringing to Hall 17. There is going to be a great deal to see.
Published April 5, 2016
HP is venturing into post-print production with Pack Ready, a set of solutions it is patenting and develop with partners. The first product is Pack Ready Lamination, which uses a thermal lamination process to convert flexible pouches immediately after printing on HP Indigo equipment. HP’s Dr. Asaf Salant says that Pack Ready Lamination will be of keen interest to converters who want to reduce time to market and to label printers who want to break into flexible packaging.
Published April 5, 2016
A decision to attend drupa 2016 represents a major investment of time and travel expense. The director of the global event talks about why label and packaging producers are among those who should most seriously consider making it.
Published March 23, 2016
Now, what was it you wanted to sell me? If the format of your advertising pitch is one that inspires confidence and trust, we may be able to do business.
Published March 22, 2016
The company finally has made a full commitment to digital, most notably with the coming launch of a B1 inkjet press. But conventional production will still anchor its presence at the show.
Published March 9, 2016
Starting a trade association isn’t the same thing as establishing a trade association. Giving it a base for an extended life of service to its members requires long-range planning and determined execution. This is the story of NPOA.
Published March 8, 2016
As the event nears, Heidelberg wants to be seen in a different light: less dependent on equipment, more open to partnership, wholly focused on production efficiency.
Published March 8, 2016
At Lofton Label, Jimmy Rana obtains measurable benefits from using EFI's Radius enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to optimize processes through comprehensive data gathering and analysis.
Published March 1, 2016
To build a multi-capable network of companies, what better place to begin than the label and packaging business? Just ask Christopher Che.
Published February 22, 2016
To have a branding strategy for digital printing, there first has to be a cohesive family of digital printing products. Heidelberg says that it now has both.
Published February 17, 2016
What instinct tells us about the effectiveness of print has now scientific backing that links it to measurable brain activity, as detailed in a study commissioned by the U.S. Postal Service.
Published February 15, 2016
Does “privacy” have meaning any more? People are sometimes willing to trade personal information for rewards—even when they know they are going to regret it. There are implications for print in the conflict.
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.