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Labels & Packaging

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

Articles

Unique Great Northern Solution Fills the Gap Between Corrugated and Folding Carton Premium Content

Bespoke and Hybrid Processes and Manufacturing: Facilitating Technologies Part 2—The Successful Marriage of Ink and Media Premium Content

HYBRID PACKZalyzer Brings Packaging Tools to HP PrintOS

Bespoke Processes and Manufacturing: It Can Be Done, but Where to Begin? Premium Content

Update on HP's Digital Packaging Strategy Premium Content

Bespoke Processes and Manufacturing: Unique Screening Software Solution that Drives Quality in Labels and Packaging Premium Content

The Shapes of Things to Come: Direct-to-Object Printing Bridges the Gap Between Industrial and Commercial Premium Content

Bespoke Processes and Manufacturing: What Technologies Facilitate the Development of These Systems?—Part 1 Premium Content

Bespoke Processes and Manufacturing: What Are They and What Are They For? Premium Content

The State of Labels and Packaging Premium Content

Bespoke Processes and Manufacturing: The New Reality? Premium Content

PDF For Packaging: Facilitating Process Automation Premium Content

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News

Warren Announces Stock Range Extension for Chenming’s Poplar GC2 and Super GC1

KBA-Asia Pacific Expands Sales Team for Flexo Presses

Prestige-Pak Successfully Completes its Installation of PCMC’s Efficient Fusion C flexographic Press

European Label Forum 2018 Adds Young Managers’ Challenge to Program

Inaugural ADF&PCD Shanghai 2018 Attracted Top Beauty, Perfume and Personal Care Brands

CGS Introduces Expanded Gamut Color Management with ORIS Press Matcher // Web

Brandimage Wins Three GDUSA Package Design Excellence Awards For Design Of 7-Eleven® Packaging

Schawk Manchester Receives FlexoExpert Certification

Sun Automation Group® Names Greg Jones Vice President Of Global Sales & Aftermarket

Harper Corporation of America Receives New ISO 9001:2015 Certification

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Video

Video preview: FTA's FIRST Program Explained

FTA's FIRST Program Explained

Published: March 6, 2018

Joe Tuccitto, FTA's Director of Education, explains the FTA's FIRST program, Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications and Tolerances, which has been around for two decades. Created for the industry by the industry, it is a book of starting points, a guide to getting started with everything flexo. Version 6.0 has just been released, and is accompanied by certification programs.

 

Video preview: Xerox PARC CEO on Industry 4.0 and the Packaging Internet of Things

Xerox PARC CEO on Industry 4.0 and the Packaging Internet of Things

Published: February 6, 2018

David Zwang speaks with Tolga Kurtoglu the CEO of Xerox PARC, the global technology research organization about what we can expect in the near and midterm future, and how it may affect Industry 4.0 and packaging IoT.

 

Video preview: Idealliance: Taming the Wild West of the Packaging Supply Chain

Idealliance: Taming the Wild West of the Packaging Supply Chain

Published: January 16, 2018

Tim Baechle, Vice President at Idealliance, talks about how Idealliance is repositioning itself around three primary goals: communication, education and validation. With offices around the world hte organization's evolution to a think tank has changed the model of how it works. Programs like G7 and BrandQ create a swim lane for the packaging supply chain to create seamless communication. Baechle shares thoughts about how the organization is serving some of the worlds largest brands and converters to tame what he calls the Wild West of Packaging.

 

Video preview: How Consumer Demand Drives Change in Ink Technologies for Packaging Print

How Consumer Demand Drives Change in Ink Technologies for Packaging Print

Published: November 29, 2017

Matt Ellison, Senior Ink Chemist at Dart, talks about the importance of the ability to recycle and low migration ink given their focus on disposable packaging products. He also discusses the changing nature of inks in the print for packaging industry.

 

Video preview: Developing the Next Generation of Packaging

Developing the Next Generation of Packaging

Published: November 27, 2017

Todd Fayne Principal Engineer at PepsiCo talks about major trends affecting consumer packaged goods and the technical considerations required for next generation packaging that includes interactivity, functional advancements, and other consumer focused features.

 

Video preview: RadTech Hosts First Printing and Packaging Conference in Philadelphia

RadTech Hosts First Printing and Packaging Conference in Philadelphia

Published: November 6, 2017

Lisa Fine, President of RadTech, joins us from their first Printing & Packaging Conference in Philadelphia to talk about the great interest generated along with a brief overview of some of the content offered to attendees of the event.

 

Video preview: DataLase Brings New Tech to Label Printing

DataLase Brings New Tech to Label Printing

Published: September 27, 2017

Chuck Pemble of DataLase discusses amazing new technology that will allow clean printing on labels or packaging up to the point of sale!

 

Video preview: Opportunities for Intelligent Packaging

Opportunities for Intelligent Packaging

Published: September 6, 2017

James Lee, the Technical Director of Jones Packaging discusses the many opportunities now available to provide safety and even marketing information using intelligent packaging techniques.

 

Video preview: Zumbiel Packaging's Production Inkjet-Flexo Platform

Zumbiel Packaging's Production Inkjet-Flexo Platform

Published: July 25, 2017

Ed Zumbiel shares his thoughts on Zumbiel Packaging's exciting new digital-flexo hybrid packaging press for folding carton production. The press includes the first installation of Kodak PROSPER 6000S production inkjet press for folding cartons production.

 

Video preview: Standards Update: Barcode and Digital Watermarks for Active and Intelligent Packaging

Standards Update: Barcode and Digital Watermarks for Active and Intelligent Packaging

Published: July 11, 2017

Laura DiSciullo, SVP of Marketing and Product Management at GS1 US talks about the history of GS1, they created the UPC barcode, and barcode and digital watermarks technology that is enabling active and intelligent packaging.

 

Video preview: Prepress Opportunities for Digital Print for Packaging

Prepress Opportunities for Digital Print for Packaging

Published: June 20, 2017

Marketing Director Mike Medina of Phototype discusses some of the new directions that packaging prepress companies can take as digital production starts to take hold of the industry.

 

Video preview: Active and Intelligent Packaging Are Creating Customer Engagement Opportunities

Active and Intelligent Packaging Are Creating Customer Engagement Opportunities

Published: June 6, 2017

Larry Logan, Chief Evangelist at Digimarc Corporation, provides an update on the state of the art in digital watermarking, active and intelligent packaging, and new opportunities for customer engagement with packaging.

 

Video preview: Packaging Insight from Jean-Charles Morisseau: Packaging Trends Affecting Brand Owners

Packaging Insight from Jean-Charles Morisseau: Packaging Trends Affecting Brand Owners

Published: May 31, 2017

Jean-Charles Morisseau, Chairman of global design and pre-media agency Diadeis talks about packaging trends affecting brand owners and packaging artwork teams including consolidation of processes and suppliers, and packaging driving e-commerce content creation.

 

Video preview: Electron Beam Curing versus UV Curing: What's the Difference?

Electron Beam Curing versus UV Curing: What's the Difference?

Published: May 9, 2017

Karl Swanson, Vice President of Global Sales for ebeam Technologies, explains the company's electron beam curing technologies, discussing the benefit of electron beam versus UV curing, especially where ink migration is a concern.

 

Video preview: What Do Esko's Pre-Configured Workflows for Labels Mean for Smaller Label Converters?

What Do Esko's Pre-Configured Workflows for Labels Mean for Smaller Label Converters?

Published: May 2, 2017

Jan De Roeck, Director of Solutions Management at Esko, explains Esko's recently announced pre-configured workflows for label production. Leveraging its dozens of years of setting up workflows, the company has turned its expertise to helping label converters address workflow automation with an out-of-the-box solution that can be up and running in 3 days.

 

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Label & Packaging Section

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