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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

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

Packaging Finds Its Proper Place on the Agenda at EFI Connect 2016

Fresh, Flexible, and Family-Inspired: Values that Breed Success at Emerald Packaging

Heidelberg Crosses the Digital Divide: an Interview with Jason Oliver Premium Content

Digital Applications Make Gains in Packaging, but Progress Is Hard Won

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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

Landa to Unveil Ultra-Fast, Meter-Wide Webfed Nanographic Printing Press for Flexible Packaging

Mark Andy Adds to International Distributor Network Through Partnership with Quimica Anders

Enfocus and Esko bring the power of preflight to the packaging industry

New opportunities for digital packaging and label printing with Xeikon

TRESU DigitalSolutions and Apex International announce joint global research and training programme

Meech to address web cleaning demands of the labelling industry at Labelexpo Americas 2016

Mark Andy Adds to International Distributor Network Through Partnership with Quimica Anders

2016 Digital Print for Packaging USA Advisory Board Announced

Pack Print International Returns in 2017

Agfa impresses with smart packaging technologies at drupa’s Touchpoint Packaging

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Video

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.

 

Video preview: KBA's Claus Bolza-Schünemann on Co-Creating the PageWide Web Press T1100S with HP

KBA's Claus Bolza-Schünemann on Co-Creating the PageWide Web Press T1100S with HP

Published: December 8, 2015

The two technology leaders want to take digital printing for packaging to the next level—and to several levels after that—with a 110-inch-wide web inkjet press specifically for the corrugated market.

 

Video preview: Packaging As Part Of The Owned Media Platform

Packaging As Part Of The Owned Media Platform

Published: December 2, 2015

Aiden Tracey, CEO of SGS, a packaging premedia house, talks about consumers using smartphones to interact with intelligent packaging to help brands "own that moment" at the shelf and in the home. Start building for a future you believe will be there, he says.

 

Video preview: PrintForm's Mark Abramson on Creating One-off Complex Packaging

PrintForm's Mark Abramson on Creating One-off Complex Packaging

Published: October 14, 2015

WhatTheyThink's Patrick Henry talks to Mark Abramson CEO at PrintForm about creating complex packaging product with run-lengths of one. PrintForm was recently involved in the team that created a printed virtual reality headset and talks about building teams to do this type of work.

 

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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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