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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.


HP PageWide: Georgia-Pacific Deal Revealed; Corrugated Print Systems Ramping Up

At Graph Expo 2016, a Respectable Showing for Labels and Packaging

A Toast—and Another One—to the Genius of Corrugated

Report from drupa 2016: The Latest in Short Run and Digital

The Lure Of Digital Packaging: A Printing Industry Growth Area

Avery Expands Its Reach in GHS Labels

CI Flexo Technology for Packaging and Family Values for Leadership Are Showcased at PCMC Impact 2016

Fujifilm Introduces EUCON as the Press That Makes Inkjet Feasible for Flexible Packaging

Insight: Four Key Trends Shaping the Industrial Packaging Market

Highlights: 2016 AWA Global Release Liner Industry Conference & Exhibition

The Nutrition Facts Label Gets a Makeover, and the Label Industry Gets a Mandate

Packaging Material Moving Towards a $1 Trillion Milestone in 2020

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You Are the Package. Do You Like What You See?

Packaging Innovations Are in the Vanguard of the Fight to End Food Waste

No Packaging Necessary—No Question?

#SharePackage Puts Holiday Boxes to Compassionate Use

Stocking Stuffers: “The 12 Days of Packaging”

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Xeikon Takes What’s Next Campaign to All4Pack

Avery Dennison Announces Innovative New Automated Food Labeling System

Sonoco Names John Florence Corporate Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Kluge, partnering with LasX, will demonstrate advances in Folding and Gluing, Laser Cutting at Pack Expo 2016

Empowering the Digital Label Retrofit Opportunity

TRESU appoints Pulse Production Improvement as agents to support Benelux flexo printers

Blue Light Gets The Green Light in Large Format Flexo

Ron Sasine Kicks-Off Day Two of SuperCorrExpo 2016

EFI Fuels Corrugated Success with End-to-End Certified Digital Workflows and Ultra-High-Speed Inkjet Press

Colbert Packaging Purchases Property in Wisconsin, Plans to Move Flexographic Printed Carton, Label and Insert Operation to New Facility by Year-End

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Video preview: New from PCMC: CI Flexography in a Compact Format

New from PCMC: CI Flexography in a Compact Format

Published: August 23, 2016

The Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) recently introduced its newest central impression (CI) flexographic packaging press, the Fusion C, in an open-house event at its factory in Green Bay, WI. PCMC’s Rodney J. Pennings talks about what makes the Fusion C unique and discusses the company’s commitment to lean manufacturing.


Video preview: What’s the Story? Ask a Package

What’s the Story? Ask a Package

Published: June 28, 2016

Packages used to have just two principal functions: to protect their contents and convey them safely to the point of sale. Now they also have to be “brand narrators” that hold consumers in sustained post-sale engagements with the brands. Digimarc Corp.’s Larry Logan explains how technology can ensure that packaging remains “the most salient touch point between the consumer and the product.”


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.


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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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