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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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Hudson Printing Becomes the First Company in the World to Add a Second Landa S10P, Expanding Their Digital Print Toolbox
Hudson Printing Becomes the First Company in the World to Add a Second Landa S10P, Expanding Their Digital Print Toolbox

Published: May 10, 2022

Paul Hudson explains his transition through a variety of digital and analog technologies to strenghthen and grow his business offerings. His recent purchase of a secnd Landa S10P digital B1 press rounds it out. Watch Video

Welcome to the HP Indigo V12 Label Press
Welcome to the HP Indigo V12 Label Press

Published: May 5, 2022

David Zwang talks to Golan Landsberg, R&D Director and Head of Product Development for the HP Indigo V12 Label Press. This groundbreaking label press is a combination of an evolution and revolution in design and application. Take a behind-the-scenes look at its development. Watch Video

Joris Bosch on Digital Printing and Finishing
Joris Bosch on Digital Printing and Finishing

Published: April 28, 2022

Joris Bosch from Holland-based Wihabo talks about digital printing and finishing. Wihabo offers commercial and packaging printing. Five years ago, they added an HP Indigo 10000, which was a game changer for the company. They have added digital die-cutting and recently added Highcon and Scodix machines to add even more value to printed materials. Watch Video

Adam Sidrane on Digital Labels and Packaging
Adam Sidrane on Digital Labels and Packaging

Published: April 27, 2022

Adam Sidrane from K. Sidrane talks about digital labels and packaging. The company was founded by his grandfather in 1948 as a medical device packaging converter, transitioned to a flexo label shop, and most recently a digital label shop. The company specializes in digitally printed labels, folding cartons, shrink sleeves, and flexible packaging. Its three HP presses have helped it serve the gamut of the digital label market. Watch Video

The State of HP Indigo Presses Post-COVID
The State of HP Indigo Presses Post-COVID

Published: April 25, 2022

David Zwang talks to Eli Mahal, Head of Marketing, Labels & Packaging, for HP Indigo. HP Indigo and its customers have not been idle during the pandemic—growth has been significant for Indigo and for their customers in all segments. Watch Video

A Sustainable and Creative Flexible Packaging Application
A Sustainable and Creative Flexible Packaging Application

Published: April 18, 2022

David Zwang talks to Andrew Mansfield, New Business Development for Harkwell Labels. The UK-based Harkwell has developed a great application that promotes a circular economy—and it can put a smile on your face. Watch Video

New Technology and Drivers for Printing and Packaging
New Technology and Drivers for Printing and Packaging

Published: March 31, 2022

There are lots of moving parts in print manufacturing, and lots of new technologies and applications. David Zwang talks to Dr. John Anderson, Director of Advanced Print Applications for Miraclon, about some of the issues and advancements that will provide the new growth. Watch Video

The Business of Using Technology to Prepare All Kinds of Print—Repeatedly
The Business of Using Technology to Prepare All Kinds of Print—Repeatedly

Published: March 30, 2022

Increasingly, printing technology is changing to accommodate many new applications, from legacy printing and packaging to industrial print. David Zwang talks to Kevin Bourquin, VP Operations, CyberGraphics, to see how CyberGraphics has figured out the way to keep up. Watch Video

Meeting Print Quality Expectations—Qualitative or Quantitative?
Meeting Print Quality Expectations—Qualitative or Quantitative?

Published: March 29, 2022

David Zwang talks to Dianne Kennedy of PQX Initiative about PQX and PRX, which now provide a "standardized" way to communicate print quality between the brand or consumer and producer for all forms of print and packaging using all types of equipment and ink. Watch Video

Warren Werbitt Goes Printer to Printer with Jeff Jacobs
Warren Werbitt Goes Printer to Printer with Jeff Jacobs

Published: March 23, 2022

This week, “live” from Dscoop, Warren talks with Jeff Jacobs from ePac Flexible Packaging, the largest all-digital flexible packaging converter. Based in the US, with 22 plants globally, ePac Flexible Packaging specializes in helping small and mid-size businesses grow and compete with big brands. Watch Video

Packaging Lab’s Unique Business Model
Packaging Lab’s Unique Business Model

Published: March 21, 2022

Jeff Searson & Dan Niblo, Founders of Packaging Lab, talk about how they are only company that offers flexible packaging in as fast as 24 hours with no minimum quantity. The company relies on automation and HP Indigo digital printing. They went into this year’s Dscoop with specific needs, which were met. Watch Video

FTA Hosts a Successful Event
FTA Hosts a Successful Event

Published: March 17, 2022

After three years, the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) was able to host a very successful forum and exhibition. Joe Tuccitto, FTA's Director of Education, takes us behind the scenes on creating this event. Watch Video

Dscoop Inspired Blue Label to Expand into Labels and Shrink Sleeves
Dscoop Inspired Blue Label to Expand into Labels and Shrink Sleeves

Published: March 16, 2022

Andrew Boyd, President of Columbus Ohio’s Blue Label Packaging, talks about how, after attending his first Dscoop in 2012, he was motivated to investigate the HP Indigo and move from envelope converting into labels. The company is now a digital converter of labels and shrink sleeves, and Dscoop a must-attend event. Watch Video

Alon Bar-Shany on How Transformations Are the Key to Success
Alon Bar-Shany on How Transformations Are the Key to Success

Published: February 14, 2022

David Zwang speaks with Alon Bar-Shany who has been on the front line of digital print and packaging transformation for more than 25 years. At HP, ultimately rising to the GM of HP Indigo, he was one of the leaders in the transformation of the printing industry to digital printing, and now is taking what he has learned and transforming other industries. Watch Video

Fujifilm's Matt Bennett on Digital Packaging
Fujifilm's Matt Bennett on Digital Packaging

Published: October 6, 2021

Matt Bennett, Global VP Packaging for Fujifilm, sits down with David Zwang at Label Congress to discuss the company's positioning in digital packaging and their latest product introductions. Watch Video

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David Zwang
David Zwang
David travels the globe helping companies increase their productivity, margins and market reach.

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