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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.

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Labelexpo’s Tasha Ventimiglia on the Upcoming Label Congress
Labelexpo’s Tasha Ventimiglia on the Upcoming Label Congress

Published: August 5, 2021

David Zwang talks to Tasha Ventimiglia, Americas Event Director for Labelexpo Americas, about the challenges of the pandemic for an event company and the much-anticipated return to in-person events with the upcoming Label Congress in Chicago at the end of September. Watch Video

The Inline Priming System and Application Versatility on the HP Indigo V12 Digital Press
The Inline Priming System and Application Versatility on the HP Indigo V12 Digital Press

Published: August 4, 2021

In this video sponsored by HP Indigo, Regina Guslitzer, L&P Materials Development R&D Manager, talks about how HP developed materials and processes for primers, varnishes, and lamination along with a new inline priming system to allow the HP Indigo V12 to offer the utmost in label versatility. Watch Video

The Digital Label Factory
The Digital Label Factory

Published: June 30, 2021

In this video sponsored by HP Indigo, Gershon Alon, Head of PrintOS, talks about leveraging advanced technologies on the HP Indigo V12 to streamline the digital label production workflow and maximize overall efficiency. The goal is for the HP Indigo V12 to be able to replace two flexo presses, Watch Video

Robert Stabler Talks about the Koenig & Bauer Durst Joint Venture and the New Products It Has Spawned
Robert Stabler Talks about the Koenig & Bauer Durst Joint Venture and the New Products It Has Spawned

Published: April 19, 2021

Back in 2019, Durst and Koenig & Bauer announced a joint venture to develop digital printing capabilities for the corrugated and folding carton markets. Fast forward two years, and the vision has become reality. Hear what Managing Director Robert Stabler has to say about the experience. Watch Video

Executive Label’s Jason Raye on the Transition to Digital
Executive Label’s Jason Raye on the Transition to Digital

Published: April 15, 2021

In this Thought Leadership Series video sponsored by HP, David Zwang talks to Jason Raye, VP of Executive Label Inc. The company began with flexo presses and moved into digital printing in 2012 with an HP Indigo 6800. The company is on its third digital press, having recently installed an HP Indigo 8000. The transition into digital completely changed Empire’s business. Watch Video

Canon Production Printing’s Crit Driessen and Walter Vogelsberger on the Latest Digital Packaging News
Canon Production Printing’s Crit Driessen and Walter Vogelsberger on the Latest Digital Packaging News

Published: March 9, 2021

David Zwang talks to Crit Driessen, Senior Advisor Commercial and Industrial Printing at Canon Production Printing, and Walter Vogelsberger, VP Digital Packaging Printing at Canon Production Printing. Crit shares some of the latest Canon Labelstream installations and other news and, as Walter transitions into this new position, what he envisions for digital packaging at Canon. Watch Video

CompanyBox’s Louis DeJesus Talks about On-Demand Packaging
CompanyBox’s Louis DeJesus Talks about On-Demand Packaging

Published: February 23, 2021

David Zwang talks to Louis DeJesus, CEO and Founder of CompanyBox, which specializes in digital, on-demand packaging. The company leverages digital platforms, automation, and order aggregation so that the cost of one package is "the same as the cost of a truckload.” Watch Video

Georgia-Pacific Expands Its Digital Corrugated Capabilities
Georgia-Pacific Expands Its Digital Corrugated Capabilities

Published: February 3, 2021

David Zwang talks to Bob Seay, VP Digital Print Solutions, for Georgia-Pacific Corrugated, which recently acquired an HP T1100 digital press. The Hummingbird business within Georgia-Pacific’s Digital Printing Solutions provides fast-turn digital preprint corrugated. The T1100 press offers Georgia-Pacific new capabilities. Watch Video

Linemark Printing’s Expansion into Packaging
Linemark Printing’s Expansion into Packaging

Published: February 1, 2021

David Zwang talks to David Ashton, EVP/Partner at the DC-area's Linemark Printing. Linemark does general commercial printing and transactional work, direct mail, and has a growing e-commerce business. Customers have pulled Linemark into some unique area—in particular, packaging printing. Watch Video

For Label Specialties, Versatility Is Key
For Label Specialties, Versatility Is Key

Published: December 8, 2020

David Zwang talks to Jenny Johnson Wolf and Mike Wolf of Label Specialties. Based in Louisville, Ky., Label Specialities is a trade printer that uses every technology available, especially flexo and, most recently, digital labels using HP presses. They also offer a variety of finishing and die-cutting services so as to be able to handle whatever requirements a customer may have. Watch Video

Xeikon Moves into Corrugated
Xeikon Moves into Corrugated

Published: December 3, 2020

Daniel Valema, Strategic Director, Digital Solutions, Xeikon, talks to David Zwang about Xeikon’s move into forms of packaging beyond labels, namely corrugated. Watch Video

Canon’s Crit Driessen on the Labelstream 4000 Installation at Germany’s Oschatz Visuelle Medien
Canon’s Crit Driessen on the Labelstream 4000 Installation at Germany’s Oschatz Visuelle Medien

Published: December 2, 2020

Crit Driessen, VP Digital Packaging Print, Canon, talks with David Zwang about the installation of the first LabelStream 4000 series digital label press at Oschatz Visuelle Medien, a full-service visual communications agency based in Niedernhausen, near Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Watch Video

Xeikon’s Stefan Clopterop on fleXflow
Xeikon’s Stefan Clopterop on fleXflow

Published: December 1, 2020

David Zwang talks with Stefan Clopterop, Segment Manager, Labels and Packaging, Xeikon, about the Xeikon fleXflow digital pouch production solution. Watch Video

Ed Zumbiel and Packaging’s Digital Transformation
Ed Zumbiel and Packaging’s Digital Transformation

Published: November 19, 2020

David Zwang and Ed Zumbiel, President of Zumbiel Digital, discuss the opportunities and challenges to be found in the digital transformation of packaging. Watch Video

Matt Reddington Introduces Veritiv Vine (Part 2)
Matt Reddington Introduces Veritiv Vine (Part 2)

Published: November 12, 2020

In part 2 of a two-part video interview, David Zwang talks to Matt Reddington, Director of Global Design Services for Veritiv, about Veritiv Vine, the company’s new packaging and brand design offering. Vine is intended to bridge the gap between design and packaging production, combining design creativity with supply chain expertise. Watch Video

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David Zwang
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