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Video preview: From Antibacterial Substrates to Smart Labels, Nanotechnology Comes to Print

From Antibacterial Substrates to Smart Labels, Nanotechnology Comes to Print

Published: June 14, 2018

Nir Waiskopf, Ph.D., team leader for a nanotechnology project at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, explains the uses of nanotechnology in biomedical, industrial printing, and display and packaging applications.

 

Video preview: Aldo Peretti Discusses the Advantages of Conventional Printing Technology

Aldo Peretti Discusses the Advantages of Conventional Printing Technology

Published: June 13, 2018

Aldo Peretti, CEO of UTECO and President of the Italian Machine Manufacturers Association, shares his thoughts on the future of digital technologies in packaging and why he feels digital will share a place with conventional printing technology for while.

 

Video preview: Update on Canon Océ Product Strategy

Update on Canon Océ Product Strategy

Published: June 5, 2018

Christian Unterberger, CMO & EVP of Production Printing Products at Canon Océ talks about the organizations “Inkjet DNA” and its approach to bringing production inkjet products to market.

 

Video preview: RadLaunch Helps Start-Ups Make Connections

RadLaunch Helps Start-Ups Make Connections

Published: June 4, 2018

Nir Waiskopf, Ph.D., of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, attended the RadTech UV+EB 2018 Conference as part of RadLaunch, an "idea accelerator" for start-ups, students, and innovators. Dr. Waiskopf chose the RadTech conference for its educational and networking opportunities, seeking potential collaborators and partners for some of the projects he is helping develop.

 

Video preview: New 3D Hologram Solution for Label and Packaging Security

New 3D Hologram Solution for Label and Packaging Security

Published: May 23, 2018

Matt Hirsch Ph.D., Co-Founder and CTO of Lumii, talks to David Zwang about a new solution for label and packaging security that allows 2D printers and presses generate holographic 3D effects. Using proprietary algorithms and Terascale computing, the Lumii Light Field Engine calculates the exact patterns for a duplex print from a single image to create a visual 3D object from a 2D pattern.

 

Video preview: HP PageWide Technology Changes the Food Packaging Industry

HP PageWide Technology Changes the Food Packaging Industry

Published: May 18, 2018

This week at FESPA 2018, HP launched two new PageWide presses for ultra-high-volume digital corrugated printing. David Murphy, Worldwide Director of Marketing & Business Development–HP PageWide Industrial Division, describes the Digital Corrugated Experience at FESPA 2018. and how HP's PageWide technology has versatility and adaptability for uses in consumer, electronics, and food and beverage packaging.

 

Video preview: Mr. Aldo Peretti, CEO of UTECO Group, Discusses the State of the Packaging Market

Mr. Aldo Peretti, CEO of UTECO Group, Discusses the State of the Packaging Market

Published: April 23, 2018

Packaging requirements are changing and the technology to meet those new requirements need to change as well. Aldo Peretti, CEO of UTECO Group, shares how UTECO, one of the largest flexo press manufacturers in the world, is adapting their press offerings to meet those challenges head on.

 

Video preview: FTA's FIRST Program Explained

FTA's FIRST Program Explained

Published: March 6, 2018

Joe Tuccitto, FTA's Director of Education, explains the FTA's FIRST program, Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications and Tolerances, which has been around for two decades. Created for the industry by the industry, it is a book of starting points, a guide to getting started with everything flexo. Version 6.0 has just been released, and is accompanied by certification programs.

 

Video preview: Xerox PARC CEO on Industry 4.0 and the Packaging Internet of Things

Xerox PARC CEO on Industry 4.0 and the Packaging Internet of Things

Published: February 6, 2018

David Zwang speaks with Tolga Kurtoglu the CEO of Xerox PARC, the global technology research organization about what we can expect in the near and midterm future, and how it may affect Industry 4.0 and packaging IoT.

 

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.

 

Video preview: How KBA Is Surrounding the Packaging Market with Solutions

How KBA Is Surrounding the Packaging Market with Solutions

Published: November 22, 2016

KBA's intensive focus on the packaging market can be seen in the large portfolio of products it has developed for packaging applications of many different kinds. Eric Frank, director of marketing, talks about the new VariJet 106, a hybrid inkjet/conventional/finishing platform that will be built to order for specific market segments. He also reviews KBA's capabilities in flexography, diecutting, metal decorating, and VLF (very large format) offset.

 

New from PCMC: CI Flexography in a Compact Format

Flexo Plates Designed for Clean Transfer, Reduced Press Stops

What’s the Story? Ask a Package

For KBA, the Key Product is Progress

HP and Smurfit Kappa to Collaborate on Development of Direct-to-corrugated Digital Print

A First Look at EFI's New Single Pass Inkjet Press for Corrugated

“Perfection” in Packaging: Nice, but Now What?

Packaging Industry Must Digest New Food Labeling Rules

Inside the Brand Makeover at NYC's Duane Reade Pharmacy Chain

EFI Deeply Invested in Packaging, According to Patrick Henry

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

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

Packaging As Part Of The Owned Media Platform

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

Xaar's Mark Alexander on the Adoption of Digital Printed Labels

Esko's Jan De Roeck on Packaging Trends

Esko's Udo Panenka at EskoWorld

Innovating with a Homegrown Label Print MIS

Bill Riley, CEO of Ironsides Technology, talks about production automation and workflow tracking

Canon on track to enter folding carton market with InfiniStream

HP Makes Bid for Corrugated Market with High-Speed Inkjet

CRON-ECRM Joint Venture Brings New CTP Options to U.S. Market

The Pace of Progress for Digital in Labels and Packaging

HighCon Debuts Euclid in the U.S. at Graph Expo 2014

Hybrid Press Setups for Flexographic Printing

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