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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

Memjet for Packaging: DuraLink Entries Are Ramping Up

Edelmann Demonstrates Its S10 as Landa Moves Towards Commercialization

Rebirth of Flexo: Part 2...Can This Type of Effort Translate to Other Analog Printing Technologies? Premium Content

Rebirth of Flexo: Technology Shifts…Are We Asking the Right Questions? Premium Content

A RIP Designed with Label and Packaging Production in Mind: Harlequin RIP v12.1 Premium Content

Kodak Flexographic Packaging Reborn—Introducing Miraclon Premium Content

Xeikon in Packaging: Ramping Up, Branching Out

Sustainability Initiatives to Impact Growing Functional and Barrier Coatings Market, According to Smithers Pira

There Are Opportunities in Labels and Packaging—But Where Do You Start? Premium Content

Is Personalization Important to Labels and Packaging? Premium Content

Sustainability and E-Commerce Driving Growth in Luxury Packaging

Consumer Trends and Developing Food Contact Regulations Driving $271 Billion Printed Food Packaging Market by 2023 Premium Content

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News

The Global Heavy Duty Corrugated Packaging Market Size in 2019 Is Estimated to Be Over US$ 17 Billion

Japanese Web-to-Pack Printer Chooses Heidelberg Primefire 106 – The First One in Japan

David A. Hill, Founder and Co-Owner of The Boxmaker, Passed Away

BOBST and Mouvent to Unveil the Most Complete Product Portfolio at Labelexpo 2019

CompanyBox Introduces Subscription Box for Fresh Produce Using HP Digital Corrugated Print

Sleeve Labels Market Is Anticipated to Grow at a CAGR of More than 5% All Through the Estimate Time Frame

Discount Labels and Their Evolution with Digital Printing—Domino K600i and N610i

TRESU Appoints Thomas Ellegaard Mohr Vice President of its Solutions Division

TLMI Announces New External Additions to Association’s Environmental Leadership Awards Judging Panel

Prestigious Global Achievement Award Goes to Jim DeFife

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Video preview: HP Launches DigitalPack to Improve and Simplify the Corrugated Work Process for Global Brands

HP Launches DigitalPack to Improve and Simplify the Corrugated Work Process for Global Brands

Published: June 12, 2019

David Murphy, Worldwide Director of Marketing and Business Development for HP PageWide Industrial Solutions, explains HP's collaboration with users of its HP PageWide corrugated solutions to form the world's first digital users group for this market segment. Called DigitalPack, the goal of this new users group is to make digital print for corrugated better, easier, and more inspirational for global brands.

 

Video preview: SmithersPira Digital Print for Packaging Conference Focuses on Results for Brands and Producers

SmithersPira Digital Print for Packaging Conference Focuses on Results for Brands and Producers

Published: June 6, 2019

Sean Smyth, Research Analyst at SmithersPira, explains that the focus of the 2019 edition of its Digital Print for Packaging Conference is increasingly on applications rather than print engines—looking at what users are actually creating with the technology, as well as how they can improve workflow.

 

Video preview: BOBST and the Rebirth of Flexo—Part 2

BOBST and the Rebirth of Flexo—Part 2

Published: May 29, 2019

Frederico d’Annunzio, Hybrid Program Manager for BOBST, continues his discussion with David Zwang about the BOBST REVO initiative that has helped bring about the “rebirth of flexo."

 

Video preview: BOBST and the Rebirth of Flexo

BOBST and the Rebirth of Flexo

Published: May 28, 2019

Frederico d’Annunzio, Hybrid Program Manager for BOBST, talks to David Zwang about BOBST initiatives that have helped bring about the “rebirth of flexo.”

 

Video preview: The Role of Digital Printing in Packaging—and the Rebirth of Flexo

The Role of Digital Printing in Packaging—and the Rebirth of Flexo

Published: May 21, 2019

David Zwang talks to Francois Martin, Senior Communication Advisor, Bobst Group, about the role of digital printing in packaging. Although digital has the ability to optimize production, speed time to market, and offer other benefits, flexo is improving dramatically. When it comes to packaging printing, no one technology is better than another; the best-suited printing technology will be application-specific.

 

Video preview: Carey Color on the Rebirth of Flexo

Carey Color on the Rebirth of Flexo

Published: May 7, 2019

Ed Nicholson, Project Manager for Carey Color Inc., talks to David Zwang about what being a “color separator” means today, and how Carey Color serves as the middleman between ad agencies and printers. The company has also branched into flexographic platemaking—a venture that has taken off with flexo’s recent rebirth.

 

Video preview: Kodak Leaps Ahead in the Inkjet Flexible Packaging Market

Kodak Leaps Ahead in the Inkjet Flexible Packaging Market

Published: May 2, 2019

Rick Mazur of Kodak's Enterprise Inkjet Division talks with Kelley Holmes about the technological breakthroughs Kodak and Uteco have made in inkjet flexible packaging printing. Although inkjet adoption in flexible packaging has been slow, Kodak sees tremendous interest and potential for growth.

 

Video preview: Kodak Rolls Out Inkjet Innovations in Packaging

Kodak Rolls Out Inkjet Innovations in Packaging

Published: April 29, 2019

Will Mansfield, Director of WWMarketing EISD for Kodak, talks about the company's recent announcements surrounding new developments packaging, specifically as they pertain to Kodak's Stream and UltraStream inkjet technologies.

 

Video preview: The Ecommerce Trend in Labels and Packaging

The Ecommerce Trend in Labels and Packaging

Published: April 15, 2019

Dawn Olson of Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S., helps customers who have invested in industrial print solutions profit from their investment as quickly as possible. She encourages those in the label and packaging world to take advantage of the opportunities in packaging for ecommerce.

 

Video preview: President of Heidelberg Americas Discusses New Strategies

President of Heidelberg Americas Discusses New Strategies

Published: December 6, 2018

Felix Mueller, President of Heidelberg Americas, joins Dave Zwang in Colorado and discusses new strategies for strengthening Heidelberg's position in the markets they serve, with a new emphasis on Labels and Packaging.

 

Video preview: The New Heidelberg Fire Line

The New Heidelberg Fire Line

Published: December 4, 2018

Stephan Plenz, CTO of Heidelberg, discusses his role, and the changes in technologies and service offerings.

 

Video preview: Kodak's Flexo Journey

Kodak's Flexo Journey

Published: November 28, 2018

Zaki Ali, CTO of Kodak Flexographic Division talks to David Zwang about the journey of flexo and how Kodak legacy technology has brought flexo platemaking to new heights.

 

Video preview: Warneke Paper Box Company Installs the First Heidelberg Primefire 106 in the U.S.

Warneke Paper Box Company Installs the First Heidelberg Primefire 106 in the U.S.

Published: November 20, 2018

Steve Huppert, Vice President and COO of Warneke Paper Box Company in Denver, Colo., talks to David Zwang about the company's installation of a Heidelberg Primefire 106. Heidelberg is positioning the Primefire for industrial printing applications in the packaging market.

 

Video preview: Kodak Celebrates 10 Years of FLEXCEL Plates

Kodak Celebrates 10 Years of FLEXCEL Plates

Published: November 6, 2018

Chris Payne, President of the Flexographic Packaging Division at Kodak, talks to Dave Zwang about the 10th anniversary of the FLEXCEL NX flexographic plate line and how it has transformed the flexographic packaging industry.

 

Video preview: HP’s Alon Bar-Shany on Trends in Labels and Flexible Packaging

HP’s Alon Bar-Shany on Trends in Labels and Flexible Packaging

Published: October 18, 2018

Dave Zwang talks to Alon Bar-Shany, General Manager for HP Indigo, HP Inc., about the growth he has been seeing in both the label and flexible packaging markets, as well as how the industry can learn from past commercial printing experience to avoid pitfalls in the future.

 

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