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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

PDF For Packaging: Facilitating Process Automation Premium Content

Digital Direct-To-Shape Market Premium Content

Using Overall Equipment Effectiveness in Flexo Packaging Printing

Understanding the Alphabet Soup of Expanded Gamut Printing Premium Content

AWA’s Annual Market Update: Release Liner For Pressure-Sensitive Labels

Flint Digital Group’s President & CEO Talks Strategy Premium Content

Jetrion Comes Home – Inside the Xeikon Jetrion Partnership Premium Content

Trends and Futures at Labelexpo Europe: Flexo Goes 21st Century, Embellishments, Emerging Inkjet Premium Content

Ink Migration and Food Safety Take Center Stage at Inaugural Radtech Packaging Conference

BrandQ: What Does It Mean for Packaging Converters and Suppliers to the Industry

EFI Rounds Out End-to-End Corrugated Workflow with Acquisition of Escada Systems Premium Content

HP PageWide C500 – Corrugated Inkjet Production Goes Mainstream Premium Content

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News

Sustainability Takes Center Stage at Packaging Innovations 2018

Milan-based Grafiche MG srl Invests in ROLAND 700 EVOLUTION.

At Canada Health Foods Association West Show, Jet Label to Hold Presentation on Cost-effective Labelling Applications

Tower Products Introduces New Flexographic Cleaner for the Corrugated Printing Applications

Point Five Packaging Introduces P5-A Automatic Sealing Machine for Food Packaging

Independent Carton Group Approves Vista Color of Miami for Membership

Last Bros Cheshunt Installs Focus d-Flex Digital Hybrid UV Label Press

Pyroll Packages Becomes First Flexographic Printer to Achieve PANTONE Certified Printer Status

Tower Products Introduces Compliance Suite of Products for Food Packaging Printers

American Forest & Paper Association Releases December 2017 U.S. Packaging Papers & Specialty Packaging Monthly Report

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Video

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.

 

Video preview: PDF for Packaging Now Ready for Prime Time

PDF for Packaging Now Ready for Prime Time

Published: March 6, 2017

David Zwang, Technology Editor at WhatTheyThink and Chairman of the Ghent Workgroup (GWG), explains an important seminar GWG is conducting to inform packaging converters about the latest updates to the PDF standard that makes PDF more valuable to the entire packaging supply chain. Scheduled for mid-May in Ohio, everyone is invited to this training session seminar but space is limited.

 

Video preview: Making Packages Interactive and Informative

Making Packages Interactive and Informative

Published: December 20, 2016

Research indicates that 75% of U.S. adults and 87% of Millennials want to get more product information from packages and labels. But, the amount of printable "real estate" on them is limited and jealously protected by designers and marketers. This is a clarion call to make labels and packages interactive with the help of technologies that connect consumers with the information they want, says Michael Grady of Sgsco. He notes some of the possibilities and talks about why interactivity is worth the investment cost.

 

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