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Labels & Packaging

This section of WhatTheyThink focuses on emerging trends in the Labels & Packaging print sectors. It will feature discussions on technical and business trends that affect all those in the Packaging Supply Chain.


Packaging Material Moving Towards a $1 Trillion Milestone in 2020

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

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

drupa 2016: the Package Tour (Part 2)

drupa 2016: the Package Tour (Part 1)

Innovative Labeling Solutions Ramps Up in Flexible Packaging

drupa 2016 to Shine a Light on Packaging

Pride of Place for Labels and Packaging at Pazazz

Innovative Digital Print Production Strategies Drive Dramatic Growth at Quality Tape and Label

Eyes on the Packaging and Labels Prize: an Interview with Sappi’s Mark Odgers Premium Content

Personalized Packaging is Here

HP Previews Extensive Catalog of Print Innovations for drupa 2016 (Part II)

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No Packaging Necessary—No Question?

#SharePackage Puts Holiday Boxes to Compassionate Use

Stocking Stuffers: “The 12 Days of Packaging”

Expect New Looks and New Roles for Corrugated

Is There Enough Extra Room in That Package for a Lawsuit?

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GEW Shows UV Curing Systems at Labelexpo Americas 2016

Flexographic Tech Graduates First Two Classes of Press Operators with Help from Industry Sponsors

Packaging pioneer Grupondunova becomes first Spanish company to invest in the Onset X

Flint Group Flexographic Products appoints Yunuén Sánchez Global Marketing Director

American Forest & Paper Association Releases June 2016 Boxboard Report

Inci.Flex first to invest in Esko’s CDI Crystal 5080 XPS

Announcing the newest flexo-digital hybrid label printing solution ‘MPS EF SYMJET powered by DOMINO’

iFLEX centerpiece of Open House by OMET Americas, Inc.

Flexo Concepts Reports Success with New MicroTip® Doctor Blade Edge Technology at Drupa 2016

Colbert Packaging Completes Equipment Investment Trifecta with New Printing Press, Die Cutter and Inline Inspection System

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Video preview: What’s the Story? Ask a Package

What’s the Story? Ask a Package

Published: June 28, 2016

Packages used to have just two principal functions: to protect their contents and convey them safely to the point of sale. Now they also have to be “brand narrators” that hold consumers in sustained post-sale engagements with the brands. Digimarc Corp.’s Larry Logan explains how technology can ensure that packaging remains “the most salient touch point between the consumer and the product.”


Video preview: For KBA, the Key Product is Progress

For KBA, the Key Product is Progress

Published: June 15, 2016

How did a manufacturer of newspaper presses become a supplier of equipment for nearly all major printing applications, including digital output? That is the story of KBA, and the company's president, Claus Bolza-Schünemann, tells it with justifiable pride. Among the latest highlights is KBA's ongoing development, with Xerox, of the VariJET 106, an innovative hybrid sheetfed press targeting the folding carton market.


Video preview: HP and Smurfit Kappa to Collaborate on Development of Direct-to-corrugated Digital Print

HP and Smurfit Kappa to Collaborate on Development of Direct-to-corrugated Digital Print

Published: June 6, 2016

HP's General Manager of Large Format Xavier Garcia shares details of the company's Strategic alliance with Smurfit Kappa in the development of the PageWide C500 digital direct-to-board corrugated press, scheduled for commercial availability in 2017.


Video preview: A First Look at EFI's New Single Pass Inkjet Press for Corrugated

A First Look at EFI's New Single Pass Inkjet Press for Corrugated

Published: May 31, 2016

Exclusive Interview with EFI SVP/GM Scott Schinlever on the Launch of the Nozomi C18000 inkjet press. The single pass inkjet press brings high-speed corrugated board production to the $130 billion corrugated packaging industry.


Video preview: “Perfection” in Packaging: Nice, but Now What?

“Perfection” in Packaging: Nice, but Now What?

Published: May 17, 2016

David Schawk (SKG Global) argues that because consumers are exposed to so many other influences, the pursuit of perfection in the look of packaging is no longer enough. Brand owners and packaging producers must learn to think of packages as “digital portals to non-linear consumer experiences.” He gives an example.


Video preview: Packaging Industry Must Digest New Food Labeling Rules

Packaging Industry Must Digest New Food Labeling Rules

Published: May 3, 2016

Marriott Winchester (SGS Americas) says that new Food and Drug Administration regulations for food labeling represent “the most significant generational event in the food and beverage industry that we’ve seen” since placing nutritional information on labels was first mandated 23 years ago. In this conversation, he explains why food producers and packagers should move full speed ahead toward compliance.


Video preview: Inside the Brand Makeover at NYC's Duane Reade Pharmacy Chain

Inside the Brand Makeover at NYC's Duane Reade Pharmacy Chain

Published: April 13, 2016

When equity investors decided it was time to give the 250-store Duane Reade pharmacy chain a brand makeover, they handed the task to Todd Maute and his partners at the CBX branding agency. CBX accomplished it in part by creating five private-label brands that required large volumes of printed packaging. Maute says the experience shows how printing technologies can put powerful branding tools in the hands of brand owners and creatives.


Video preview: EFI Deeply Invested in Packaging, According to Patrick Henry

EFI Deeply Invested in Packaging, According to Patrick Henry

Published: January 26, 2016

WhatTheyThink's Patrick Henry and Cary Sherburne discuss EFI's strategies and accomplishments in the packaging industry, including labels, folding carton and corrugated with both printing and MIS/workflow solutions.


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Label & Packaging Editor

Jennifer Matt

Patrick Henry, Section Editor
Pat has covered graphic communications for nearly 30 years as a reporter, an editor, and a commentator.


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