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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.

 

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: Flexo Plates Designed for Clean Transfer, Reduced Press Stops

Flexo Plates Designed for Clean Transfer, Reduced Press Stops

Published: July 14, 2016

Dieter Niederstadt, Technical Marketing Manager for Asahi Photoproducts, discusses the company's Pinning Technology for Clean Transfer that reduces flexo press stops for plate cleaning while delivering very high quality. These plates are primarily used in flexible packaging and are ideal for fixed color palette printing due to precise registration.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

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

Published: September 29, 2015

WhatTheyThink's Pat Henry talks to Mark Alexander of Xaar on the adoption of digitally printed labels, what is holding adoption back, how production inkjet is changing the the outlook for digitally printed labels, and the future of direct to shape printing.

 

Video preview: Esko's Jan De Roeck on Packaging Trends

Esko's Jan De Roeck on Packaging Trends

Published: August 10, 2015

Jan De Roeck, Markering Manager for Esko, talks to Richard Romano at last June's Eskoworld about the growth of digital packaging and the trends driving it.

 

Video preview: Esko's Udo Panenka at EskoWorld

Esko's Udo Panenka at EskoWorld

Published: July 20, 2015

Udo Panenka, President of Esko, talks to Richard Romano at last month's EskoWorld about the latest trends in packaging and wide-format, and Esko's role in those markets.

 

Video preview: Innovating with a Homegrown Label Print MIS

Innovating with a Homegrown Label Print MIS

Published: April 29, 2015

A short film by Label Traxx tells the story of when it might be time to modernize your approach to running your label printing operations. One of the keys to thriving in an increasingly data-driven world is to have a trusted label print management system of record, that allows you to reliably manage and share data across your organization and with your customers. This film slightly exaggerates the homegrown systems used to manage a busy label printing operation. This video is presented by Label Traxx.

 

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

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

Published: March 31, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne talks with Ironsides Technology CEO Bill Riley about how Ironsides solutions can help packaging printers better satisfy customers through process automation and real-time reporting.

 

Video preview: Canon on track to enter folding carton market with InfiniStream

Canon on track to enter folding carton market with InfiniStream

Published: March 24, 2015

Christian Unterberger EVP for Commercial Printing at Canon in Poing, Germany talks about progress with InfiniStream, the company's planned liquid toner entry into the folding carton market, including beta results and planned roll-out

 

Video preview: HP Makes Bid for Corrugated Market with High-Speed Inkjet

HP Makes Bid for Corrugated Market with High-Speed Inkjet

Published: January 27, 2015

HP's inkjet web press platform is now in use as a solution for bringing vivid color and graphics to corrugated packaging. David Murphy, in charge of inkjet web marketing and business development for HP, explains the application and the strategy.

 

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

Kodak's Schweinfurth on "Hybrid" Printing Systems for Packaging

The Importance of Workflow Automation in the Packaging Sector

Flexo in the 21st Century

How Metallic Effects Help Brands Stand Out in Packaging

How Digital Printing Enables Changes in Brand Management in Packaging

The Differences Between Commercial Finishing and Digital Finishing

Global Vision Protects Brands and Consumers with Package Printing Inspection

The Future of Digital Print for Packaging

Trends in Packaging Design and How that Impacts Printers

How Workflow Impacts Digital Print for Packaging

Esko's Brand Owner Program Helps Customers Improve Brand Positioning

The Current State of Process Automation in Print

Kraft Foods Seeks to Understand Digital Print for Packaging

HP's T400 Changes the Game in Digital Print for Packaging

Continuing Innovation in Flexographic Printing at DuPont

Collins Inkjet Helps Packaging Brand Owners Go Digital

Esko Helps Solve Problems with Package Printing Workflows

The Challenges of MIS for the Packaging Sector

The Continued Success of EskoWorld

How Finishing Makes the Printed Piece Stand Out

The Move to Digital for Package Printing

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