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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

Production Inkjet: Welcome to the Revolution—Memjet Targets Light Production Premium Content

Labelexpo Europe 2019: Getting Ready for the Big Event! Premium Content

High Folding Carton Growth Driven by Sustainability and Increasing Demand in Emerging Regions

Where’s the Packaging Opportunity for Commercial Printers?

Production Inkjet: Welcome to the Revolution—Let’s Talk Corrugated Premium Content

Sustainability and Offset Inks: The Latest Trends and Issues Premium Content

Landa: And They’re Off… Premium Content

EskoWorld: Packaging Connected Premium Content

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

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News

High Quality Content Sees Packaging Innovations London Break Records

Lecta to Showcase Its Latest Label Innovations at Labelexpo Europe 2019

The First Grand Finale Winner of PIDA (Packaging Impact Design Award) Will Be Elected at Luxe Pack Monaco

BIXOLON Showcases a Range of Unique Labelling Solutions at Labelexpo Europe 2019

Parenteral Packaging Market is Projected to Expand at a CAGR of 4.8%, during 2018-2028

Medical Device Labeling - Global Market, Grow at CAGR of 7.8% and is Forecast to Reach by 2026 by TMR Study

Compostable Foodservice Packaging Market to Witness Steady Rise in the Coming Decade 2028 by MGA Study

Flint Group Narrow Web Brings Innovations to Labelexpo 2019

Hybrid Machine for Hot Stamping and Digital Printing

At Pack Expo Las Vegas, Omega Design to Feature Secure Aggregation System for Serialized Cartons or Bottles

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Video

Video preview: Memjet Announces New DuraFlex Platform

Memjet Announces New DuraFlex Platform

Published: September 3, 2019

David Zwang talks to Kim Beswick, General Manager of Memjet, about the new DuraFlex platform for entry-level and light-production inkjet presses.

 

Video preview: Esko Sees Closer Collaboration Between Brand Owners and Packaging Suppliers

Esko Sees Closer Collaboration Between Brand Owners and Packaging Suppliers

Published: August 28, 2019

Bernard Zwaenepoel, Chief Technology Officer Software for Esko, talks to David Zwang at Eskoworld about the increasingly close collaboration between brand owners and packaging suppliers, especially when it comes to using and sharing data.

 

Video preview: Esko Brands Focuses on Brand Development and Management

Esko Brands Focuses on Brand Development and Management

Published: August 22, 2019

David Zwang speaks with Ali Moosani, Esko President, about Esko Brands, the growing division that focuses on brand development and management.

 

Video preview: CHILI publish's Smart Templates Automate Repetitive Tasks

CHILI publish's Smart Templates Automate Repetitive Tasks

Published: August 15, 2019

Kevin Goeminne, CEO of CHILI publish, talks to David Zwang about CHILI publish, software designed for “smart artwork and marketing materials creation.” CHILI publish’s smart templates automate repetitive processes for premedia companies and brandowners.

 

Video preview: ei3: Leveraging the Internet to Monitor, Manage, and Analyze Package Printing and Converting Machines

ei3: Leveraging the Internet to Monitor, Manage, and Analyze Package Printing and Converting Machines

Published: July 24, 2019

Spencer Cramer, CEO of ei3 Corporation, talks about how the company, founded in 1999, leverages the Internet to monitor, manage, and analyze machines. ei3 has partnered with Bobst to serve the package printing and converting industry and now has more than 5,000 machines connected in 100 countries around the world. The next step is develop predictive algorithms to identify potential machine issues before they occur.

 

Video preview: Jack Noonan of MGI Discusses the Value of Embellishment in the Packaging Supply Chain

Jack Noonan of MGI Discusses the Value of Embellishment in the Packaging Supply Chain

Published: July 17, 2019

Jack Noonan, Marketing Manager at MGI Digital Technology, talks about embellishment of print as the next phase in the evolution of digital print for packaging. Digital special effects can add value to packaging, raise brand awareness, and foster customer engagement. Find out how.

 

Video preview: Abbott-Action Adds Workflow Components to Better Meet Time-to-Market Needs

Abbott-Action Adds Workflow Components to Better Meet Time-to-Market Needs

Published: July 15, 2019

Chuck Slingerland, Vice President of Sales and Digital Operations at Abbott-Action, discusses how the company has addressed the need to streamline the file-to-production workflow. Partners include Conductor Systems, an MIS provider, and Esko Graphics for its Automation Engine and Kongsberg cutting solutions, gaining 5 to 10 times more productivity.

 

Video preview: How Does Digital Direct-to-Corrugated Printing Help the Watermelon Market?

How Does Digital Direct-to-Corrugated Printing Help the Watermelon Market?

Published: July 10, 2019

H2O Melon CEO Savvas Tsoukalas talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about how digital direct-to-corrugated printing has helped him better promote his watermelon business, customizing packaging to the particular regions the company serves.

 

Video preview: Robert Stabler to Manage Durst/Koenig & Bauer Joint Venture

Robert Stabler to Manage Durst/Koenig & Bauer Joint Venture

Published: July 9, 2019

At the end of 2018, Durst Phototechnik and Koenig & Bauer announced a 50/50 joint venture to develop a single-pass digital printing system for the folding carton and corrugated fiberboard industries. Initially, the joint venture portfolio will comprise the Koenig & Bauer CorruJET 170 and the Durst SPC 130—including all associated services and the ink business—with a top priority to develop the VariJET 106, which was originally announced at drupa 2016 with a different partner. After learning that Robert Stabler would be managing this joint venture, WhatTheyThink was able to speak with him about his role and his thoughts about the future of the initiative.

 

Video preview: Creating a Connected Packaging Value Chain

Creating a Connected Packaging Value Chain

Published: June 25, 2019

Newly appointed Esko President Mattias Byström shares his observations on the opportunities that he sees in creating a connected packaging value chain, as well as early impressions of, and excitement about, his first EskoWorld.

 

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.

 

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