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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.

Articles

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)

How Labels and Packaging Can “Touch the Future”: an Interview with drupa’s Sabine Geldermann

Digital Package Printing As an Innovation Tool for Consumer Brands: an Interview with Mike Ferrari Premium Content

Labels and Packaging: Entrepreneurial Springboard for Che International Group

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Blog

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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News

Label’Or, multi-award winner at the FINAT Congress

Flexo Concepts Installs LED Lighting in Plymouth, MA Facility to Promote Energy Efficiency

Luxury is at the Heart of London’s Leading Packaging Event

Supercharge your skill set at Labelexpo Americas

Fujifilm Hosts Successful Prime Label Summit at Chicago Technology Center

Harper Corporation of America Heads to Illinois for August 2016 Harper Roadshow Event

Highlights of this year’s FINAT Label Competition

Packaging and label converters can assure compliancy with new FDA labelling regulation using Esko Software Platform

First group of KHS Fit4Commissioning and Fit4Service trainees qualified

Golf to Support Flexo Professionals of Tomorrow

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Video

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.

 

Video preview: Why Digital Print for Corrugated? HP Inc.'s Eric Wiesner Explains

Why Digital Print for Corrugated? HP Inc.'s Eric Wiesner Explains

Published: December 11, 2015

HP Inc. believes that the same "megatrends" toward short-run, on demand production and versioning that have transformed other print markets will have a comparable effect on packaging. It's potentially a $13.6 billion opportunity, and HP Inc. sees corrugated as an ideal place for the transformation to begin.

 

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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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