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Articles by Bob Leahey

Robert Leahey of InfoTrends has many years of experience in consulting to the peripherals and supplies industries. He is primarily responsible for conducting custom research projects, most often on inkjet, thermal, and color laser technologies used for commercial and industrial applications. He is also the manager of InfoTrends’ Color Digital Label and Packaging Service.

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

Published October 17, 2016

The first sale to a U.S. customer refocuses attention on the 110" inkjet platform with which HP intends to revolutionize printing on corrugated.

Avery Expands Its Reach in GHS Labels

Published August 16, 2016

Embracing international standards, OSHA now has a new set of rules for designing labels used with hazardous materials. Label giant Avery offers tools to make compliance easier.

Innovative Labeling Solutions Ramps Up in Flexible Packaging

Published June 7, 2016

Ohio based Innovative Labeling Solutions and HP Indigo are out to demonstrate that digital printing can become as widely used for flexible packaging as it is for labels.

Digital Package Printing As an Innovation Tool for Consumer Brands: an Interview with Mike Ferrari

Published March 15, 2016

Digital printing is no longer a tangential technology for packaging—it’s a mainstream process for brands that want to stay fully engaged with consumers. An authority on brand management explains why.

Labelexpo 2015: What Keeps a Trade Show Young?

Published October 26, 2015

Exhibits at this innovation-packed event said it all about the accelerating advance of digital technologies into every segment of the label printing market.

Hybrid Press Profile: FFEI Graphium Updated

Published August 4, 2015

Flexo and inkjet make a whole greater than the sum of the parts in an advanced UV label press that combines the most useful features of each process.

Xerox iGen 4 for Folding Cartons: An Update from Europe

Published May 5, 2015

If you don’t think of Xerox’s iGen4 as a packaging press, think again. In Europe, the platform is showing off what it can do in folding cartons for consumer-product and pharmaceutical applications.

Brother and Domino: An Important New Combination in Industrial Printing

Published April 7, 2015

With its acquisition of Domino Printing Sciences, Brother Industries has made a strong move into industrial inkjet printing with applications including high-speed, full-color label production.

What Can Recent Trade Shows Tell Us about the Industry?

Published October 28, 2014

Now that most of the year's big trade shows are behind us, we can think back on what we've seen. The September Label Expo Americas show in Chicago offered what we believe is a good lesson—for a print-related trade show to stay vital, labels and packaging are a key source of longevity.

Million-Dollar Presses: High End Presses Remake the Role of Digital in Packaging

Published August 26, 2014

Digital presses in B2 formats are starting to make their presences felt in corrugated, folding carton, and even flexible packaging, where analog production predominates but where the demand for short-run, variably printed packages is rising. Although placement of these presses remains modest, interest in them is undeniable, and adoption will grow.