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Comexi’s Jordi Puig on Energy-Curing Ink for Flexo
Comexi’s Jordi Puig on Energy-Curing Ink for Flexo

Published: August 3, 2020

Jordi Puig, Technical Director Flexo for Comexi, talks about the 60-year-old company and the latest trends in flexo printing—namely, sustainability and a transition to UV- and EB-curing inks. Watch Video

Ashland Adds New Textures to Labels
Ashland Adds New Textures to Labels

Published: June 10, 2020

Amy Gran, LA&C Radcure Tech Service & Product Development Chemist at Ashland, talks about Ashland’s energy-curing adhesives and coatings for the food packaging markets, some of the new product trends coming to market—such as tactile materials like soft-touch coatings, sand textures, and raises images—and the advantages of UV curing for these kinds of applications. Watch Video

Marci Kinter on the Increased Importance of Sustainability in Packaging
Marci Kinter on the Increased Importance of Sustainability in Packaging

Published: May 20, 2020

Marci Kinter, Vice President, Government Affairs, SGIA (now Printing United Alliance) talks about the increased importance of sustainability and the circular economy to packaging producers, brand owners, and consumer products companies. Watch Video

EFI’s Josh Samuel on UV Inks for Packaging
EFI’s Josh Samuel on UV Inks for Packaging

Published: May 11, 2020

Josh Samuel, Director of Ink Development for EFI, talks about ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) curable inks and their advantages for use in packaging printing, especially corrugated. Watch Video

Miraclon Celebrates Its One-Year Anniversary
Miraclon Celebrates Its One-Year Anniversary

Published: April 27, 2020

David Zwang talks to Chris Payne, CEO of Miraclon, the former Kodak flexo unit, about Miraclon’s one-year anniversary as an independent company, how the company has fared over the past year, as well as the state of business during the current crisis. Watch Video

Edward Maguire on Energy Curing
Edward Maguire on Energy Curing

Published: April 20, 2020

Edward Maguire, President & COO of Energy Sciences Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of electron-beam curing equipment, talks about the primary differences between ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) curing, and some of the applications and advantages of EB in packaging production. Watch Video

S-One Labels & Packaging Working to Help the Flexible Packaging Industry Address Its Digital Transformation
S-One Labels & Packaging Working to Help the Flexible Packaging Industry Address Its Digital Transformation

Published: January 6, 2020

Ralph Giammarco, Vice President at S-One Labels & Packaging, discusses the similarities of the analog-to-digital transformation in flexible packaging to the sign industry's transformation. Digital now comprises 1% to 2% of flexible packaging, and Giammarco estimates growth to a double-digit share over the next few years and delivering a more sustainable product. Watch Video

GMG and Epson Partner for Packaging Prototyping
GMG and Epson Partner for Packaging Prototyping

Published: December 5, 2019

Eric Dalton, Director of Sales, Western Region, for GMG, talks to Cary Sherburne about the company's package prototyping solution using GMG ColorProof, GMG OpenColor Software, and an Epson SureColor S80600 printer to print and proof with white ink on clear materials and other specialty substrates, such as shrink sleeves for bottles. Watch Video

Bobst’s D’Annunzio on Digital Label Printing
Bobst’s D’Annunzio on Digital Label Printing

Published: November 25, 2019

David Zwang talks to Federico D’Annunzio, Senior Innovation Advisor for the Bobst Group, about some of the new innovations surrounding digital label printing, and how the same automation process can be applied to digital inkjet, flexo, offset, or hybrid label printing equipment. Watch Video

Canon Offically Enters the Digital Packaging Market at Labelexpo in Brussels
Canon Offically Enters the Digital Packaging Market at Labelexpo in Brussels

Published: November 5, 2019

Crit Driessen, VP of Labels & Packaging for Canon, talks to David Zwang about the Océ LabelStream 4000 Series, Canon’s initial entry into the digital packaging marketplace. Watch Video

Hybrid Software on Packaging Prepress
Hybrid Software on Packaging Prepress

Published: October 29, 2019

Mike Rottenborn, President and CEO of Hybrid Software, talks about how prepress for packaging has changed over the years, and how Hybrid Software has developed prepress solutions for flexo, offset, digital, and hybrid packaging printing. Watch Video

Anderson & Vreeland Signs on as Xeikon's North American Distributor
Anderson & Vreeland Signs on as Xeikon's North American Distributor

Published: October 28, 2019

David Miller, Director of Digital Business for Anderson & Vreeland, talks to David Zwang about the company’s portfolio of solutions for the corrugated packaging market, and the company’s just-announced agreement to distribute Xeikon’s label and packaging presses in North America. Watch Video

Xeikon on the Latest Label Printing Trends
Xeikon on the Latest Label Printing Trends

Published: October 16, 2019

David Zwang talks to Filip Weymans, VP of Marketing for Xeikon, at Labelexpo about the trends that Xeikon is seeing in the label industry and how they are addressing them. Watch Video

HP SPS OEMs launch wide format, full color solutions for mail and specialty printing applications
HP SPS OEMs launch wide format, full color solutions for mail and specialty printing applications

Published: October 9, 2019

Paul Barton from HP Specialty Printing Systems (SPS) talks about the SPS division and how it allows OEMs to leverage HP’s engineering and manufacturing scale to bring products to market. At PRINT 19, HP SPS introduced the Fixed Imager (FI) 1000, a print engine that allows boxes, bags, corrugated, and cardboard to be printed at the desktop level. Watch Video

Printware announces their new full color mail solution based on HP FI-1000
Printware announces their new full color mail solution based on HP FI-1000

Published: October 9, 2019

Printware’s Tim Murphy talks about a new entry in the company’s iJetColor line of benchtop and industrial inkjet printing systems: the iJetColor Pro, a light industrial press based on the FI-1000 printhead technology from HP SPS, allowing customers to create short-run, personalized packaging. Watch Video

Bobst's Transformation and the Digitization of Flexo
Bobst's Transformation and the Digitization of Flexo

Published: October 1, 2019

Jean-Pascal Bobst, CEO of Bobst, talks to David Zwang at Labelexpo about the company's vision for how it needs to evolve as the industry and customer demands change. Watch Video

Memjet Announces New DuraFlex Platform
Memjet Announces New DuraFlex Platform

Published: September 3, 2019

David Zwang talks to Kim Beswick, General Manager of Memjet, about the new DuraFlex platform for entry-level and light-production inkjet presses. Watch Video

Esko Sees Closer Collaboration Between Brand Owners and Packaging Suppliers
Esko Sees Closer Collaboration Between Brand Owners and Packaging Suppliers

Published: August 28, 2019

Bernard Zwaenepoel, Chief Technology Officer Software for Esko, talks to David Zwang at Eskoworld about the increasingly close collaboration between brand owners and packaging suppliers, especially when it comes to using and sharing data. Watch Video

Esko Brands Focuses on Brand Development and Management
Esko Brands Focuses on Brand Development and Management

Published: August 22, 2019

David Zwang speaks with Ali Moosani, Esko President, about Esko Brands, the growing division that focuses on brand development and management. Watch Video

CHILI publish's Smart Templates Automate Repetitive Tasks
CHILI publish's Smart Templates Automate Repetitive Tasks

Published: August 15, 2019

Kevin Goeminne, CEO of CHILI publish, talks to David Zwang about CHILI publish, software designed for “smart artwork and marketing materials creation.” CHILI publish’s smart templates automate repetitive processes for premedia companies and brandowners. Watch Video

ei3: Leveraging the Internet to Monitor, Manage, and Analyze Package Printing and Converting Machines
ei3: Leveraging the Internet to Monitor, Manage, and Analyze Package Printing and Converting Machines

Published: July 24, 2019

Spencer Cramer, CEO of ei3 Corporation, talks about how the company, founded in 1999, leverages the Internet to monitor, manage, and analyze machines. ei3 has partnered with Bobst to serve the package printing and converting industry and now has more than 5,000 machines connected in 100 countries around the world. The next step is develop predictive algorithms to identify potential machine issues before they occur. Watch Video

Jack Noonan of MGI Discusses the Value of Embellishment in the Packaging Supply Chain
Jack Noonan of MGI Discusses the Value of Embellishment in the Packaging Supply Chain

Published: July 17, 2019

Jack Noonan, Marketing Manager at MGI Digital Technology, talks about embellishment of print as the next phase in the evolution of digital print for packaging. Digital special effects can add value to packaging, raise brand awareness, and foster customer engagement. Find out how. Watch Video

Abbott-Action Adds Workflow Components to Better Meet Time-to-Market Needs
Abbott-Action Adds Workflow Components to Better Meet Time-to-Market Needs

Published: July 15, 2019

Chuck Slingerland, Vice President of Sales and Digital Operations at Abbott-Action, discusses how the company has addressed the need to streamline the file-to-production workflow. Partners include Conductor Systems, an MIS provider, and Esko Graphics for its Automation Engine and Kongsberg cutting solutions, gaining 5 to 10 times more productivity. Watch Video

How Does Digital Direct-to-Corrugated Printing Help the Watermelon Market?
How Does Digital Direct-to-Corrugated Printing Help the Watermelon Market?

Published: July 10, 2019

H2O Melon CEO Savvas Tsoukalas talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about how digital direct-to-corrugated printing has helped him better promote his watermelon business, customizing packaging to the particular regions the company serves. Watch Video

Robert Stabler to Manage Durst/Koenig & Bauer Joint Venture
Robert Stabler to Manage Durst/Koenig & Bauer Joint Venture

Published: July 9, 2019

At the end of 2018, Durst Phototechnik and Koenig & Bauer announced a 50/50 joint venture to develop a single-pass digital printing system for the folding carton and corrugated fiberboard industries. Initially, the joint venture portfolio will comprise the Koenig & Bauer CorruJET 170 and the Durst SPC 130—including all associated services and the ink business—with a top priority to develop the VariJET 106, which was originally announced at drupa 2016 with a different partner. After learning that Robert Stabler would be managing this joint venture, WhatTheyThink was able to speak with him about his role and his thoughts about the future of the initiative. Watch Video

Creating a Connected Packaging Value Chain
Creating a Connected Packaging Value Chain

Published: June 25, 2019

Newly appointed Esko President Mattias Byström shares his observations on the opportunities that he sees in creating a connected packaging value chain, as well as early impressions of, and excitement about, his first EskoWorld. Watch Video

HP Launches DigitalPack to Improve and Simplify the Corrugated Work Process for Global Brands
HP Launches DigitalPack to Improve and Simplify the Corrugated Work Process for Global Brands

Published: June 12, 2019

David Murphy, Worldwide Director of Marketing and Business Development for HP PageWide Industrial Solutions, explains HP's collaboration with users of its HP PageWide corrugated solutions to form the world's first digital users group for this market segment. Called DigitalPack, the goal of this new users group is to make digital print for corrugated better, easier, and more inspirational for global brands. Watch Video

SmithersPira Digital Print for Packaging Conference Focuses on Results for Brands and Producers
SmithersPira Digital Print for Packaging Conference Focuses on Results for Brands and Producers

Published: June 6, 2019

Sean Smyth, Research Analyst at SmithersPira, explains that the focus of the 2019 edition of its Digital Print for Packaging Conference is increasingly on applications rather than print engines—looking at what users are actually creating with the technology, as well as how they can improve workflow. Watch Video

BOBST and the Rebirth of Flexo—Part 2
BOBST and the Rebirth of Flexo—Part 2

Published: May 29, 2019

Frederico d’Annunzio, Hybrid Program Manager for BOBST, continues his discussion with David Zwang about the BOBST REVO initiative that has helped bring about the “rebirth of flexo." Watch Video

BOBST and the Rebirth of Flexo
BOBST and the Rebirth of Flexo

Published: May 28, 2019

Frederico d’Annunzio, Hybrid Program Manager for BOBST, talks to David Zwang about BOBST initiatives that have helped bring about the “rebirth of flexo.” Watch Video

The Role of Digital Printing in Packaging—and the Rebirth of Flexo
The Role of Digital Printing in Packaging—and the Rebirth of Flexo

Published: May 21, 2019

David Zwang talks to Francois Martin, Senior Communication Advisor, Bobst Group, about the role of digital printing in packaging. Although digital has the ability to optimize production, speed time to market, and offer other benefits, flexo is improving dramatically. When it comes to packaging printing, no one technology is better than another; the best-suited printing technology will be application-specific. Watch Video

Carey Color on the Rebirth of Flexo
Carey Color on the Rebirth of Flexo

Published: May 7, 2019

Ed Nicholson, Project Manager for Carey Color Inc., talks to David Zwang about what being a “color separator” means today, and how Carey Color serves as the middleman between ad agencies and printers. The company has also branched into flexographic platemaking—a venture that has taken off with flexo’s recent rebirth. Watch Video

Kodak Leaps Ahead in the Inkjet Flexible Packaging Market
Kodak Leaps Ahead in the Inkjet Flexible Packaging Market

Published: May 2, 2019

Rick Mazur of Kodak's Enterprise Inkjet Division talks with Kelley Holmes about the technological breakthroughs Kodak and Uteco have made in inkjet flexible packaging printing. Although inkjet adoption in flexible packaging has been slow, Kodak sees tremendous interest and potential for growth. Watch Video

Kodak Rolls Out Inkjet Innovations in Packaging
Kodak Rolls Out Inkjet Innovations in Packaging

Published: April 29, 2019

Will Mansfield, Director of WWMarketing EISD for Kodak, talks about the company's recent announcements surrounding new developments packaging, specifically as they pertain to Kodak's Stream and UltraStream inkjet technologies. Watch Video

The Ecommerce Trend in Labels and Packaging
The Ecommerce Trend in Labels and Packaging

Published: April 15, 2019

Dawn Olson of Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S., helps customers who have invested in industrial print solutions profit from their investment as quickly as possible. She encourages those in the label and packaging world to take advantage of the opportunities in packaging for ecommerce. Watch Video

President of Heidelberg Americas Discusses New Strategies
President of Heidelberg Americas Discusses New Strategies

Published: December 6, 2018

Felix Mueller, President of Heidelberg Americas, joins Dave Zwang in Colorado and discusses new strategies for strengthening Heidelberg's position in the markets they serve, with a new emphasis on Labels and Packaging. Watch Video

The New Heidelberg Fire Line
The New Heidelberg Fire Line

Published: December 4, 2018

Stephan Plenz, CTO of Heidelberg, discusses his role, and the changes in technologies and service offerings. Watch Video

Kodak's Flexo Journey
Kodak's Flexo Journey

Published: November 28, 2018

Zaki Ali, CTO of Kodak Flexographic Division talks to David Zwang about the journey of flexo and how Kodak legacy technology has brought flexo platemaking to new heights. Watch Video

Warneke Paper Box Company Installs the First Heidelberg Primefire 106 in the U.S.
Warneke Paper Box Company Installs the First Heidelberg Primefire 106 in the U.S.

Published: November 20, 2018

Steve Huppert, Vice President and COO of Warneke Paper Box Company in Denver, Colo., talks to David Zwang about the company's installation of a Heidelberg Primefire 106. Heidelberg is positioning the Primefire for industrial printing applications in the packaging market. Watch Video

Kodak Celebrates 10 Years of FLEXCEL Plates
Kodak Celebrates 10 Years of FLEXCEL Plates

Published: November 6, 2018

Chris Payne, President of the Flexographic Packaging Division at Kodak, talks to Dave Zwang about the 10th anniversary of the FLEXCEL NX flexographic plate line and how it has transformed the flexographic packaging industry. Watch Video

HP’s Alon Bar-Shany on Trends in Labels and Flexible Packaging
HP’s Alon Bar-Shany on Trends in Labels and Flexible Packaging

Published: October 18, 2018

Dave Zwang talks to Alon Bar-Shany, General Manager for HP Indigo, HP Inc., about the growth he has been seeing in both the label and flexible packaging markets, as well as how the industry can learn from past commercial printing experience to avoid pitfalls in the future. Watch Video

Creative Labels Transitions to Digital
Creative Labels Transitions to Digital

Published: October 5, 2018

Chris Martin, VP of Creative Labels, has been in the label business since 1980, and talks to Dave Zwang at Labelexpo about the steps he's taken over the years to transition into digital technologies. Watch Video

Brands Need to Get Personal
Brands Need to Get Personal

Published: August 20, 2018

Doris Brown-McNally of HP Graphic Solutions, talks about the top three ways to engage millennials and Gen Zers with brands, from personalizing a brand message to the use of augmented reality. Watch Video

Flexible Packaging Moves From Conventional to Digital
Flexible Packaging Moves From Conventional to Digital

Published: August 14, 2018

Karen English, Market Development Manager for Printpack, shares how this conventional flexible packaging converter has implemented digital printing for a hybrid manufacturing process. Watch Video

Advances in Corrugated Printing
Advances in Corrugated Printing

Published: August 6, 2018

Liz Logue, Director of Corporate Business Development for EFI, discusses the growth of the digital direct-to-corrugated market, with some great show-and-tell to share. Watch Video

The Future of Digital Packaging
The Future of Digital Packaging

Published: August 2, 2018

Amy Machado, Research Manager for Imaging, Printing and Document Solutions at IDC, discusses a study she's been working on that looks into the breadth of digital packaging production—why people are and aren't adopting digital and their future plans. Watch Video

AR on Corrugated Packaging
AR on Corrugated Packaging

Published: July 25, 2018

Chuck Slingerland, Vice President of Sales and Digital Operations for Abbott-Action, is excited about the potential for augmented reality (AR) in corrugated packaging. Watch Video

Google Takes On Smart Packaging
Google Takes On Smart Packaging

Published: July 24, 2018

David Hogue, UX Design Leader for Google, talks about the future of packaging and some of the applications Google has been introducing—not only as packaging but as an integral part of the company's AIY kits. Watch Video

The Future of Digital Print for Packaging
The Future of Digital Print for Packaging

Published: July 17, 2018

Sean Smyth with Smithers Pira discusses the value of the Digital Print and Packaging show and shares some data on packaging forecasts for digital print. Watch Video

From Traditional to Digital in Corrugated
From Traditional to Digital in Corrugated

Published: July 11, 2018

Chuck Slingerland, Vice President of Sales and Digital Operations for Abbott-Action, takes us through the digital journey for a traditional corrugated converter. Watch Video

Bridging the Gap Between Corrugated and Folding Cartons
Bridging the Gap Between Corrugated and Folding Cartons

Published: July 3, 2018

Mike Schliesmann, Senior Vice President of Great Northern Corporation, talks with Cary Sherburne about filling the gap between corrugated and folding cartons, plus developing ways to digitally print direct to corrugated. Watch Video

Print Education is Important for Brands
Print Education is Important for Brands

Published: June 27, 2018

Doris Brown-McNally of HP Graphic Solutions discusses the importance of educating brands on the value of digital print: First by imparting technology and marketing knowledge, then discussing the capabilities of digital print and helping with any challenges they may face. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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! Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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.” Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

“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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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 Watch Video

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. Watch Video

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

Published: January 20, 2015

After 40 years as an independent supplier of prepress technology, ECRM has joined forces with Chinese prepress manufacturer CRON as the master distributor in North America for CRON CTP systems. Rick Black, president and CEO of CRON-ECRM LLC, details the JV's strategy and objectives. Watch Video

The Pace of Progress for Digital in Labels and Packaging
The Pace of Progress for Digital in Labels and Packaging

Published: January 6, 2015

Pat Henry, editor of WhatTheyThink's Labels and Packaging section, discusses what will drive adoption of digital printing in this segment and what will moderate the pace as printers cope with the learning curve. Watch Video

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

Published: October 14, 2014

Aviv Ratzmann, CEO & Founder of HighCon, talks about debuting the Euclid in the United States at Graph Expo 2014 after having first showing it at drupa 2012. Watch Video

Hybrid Press Setups for Flexographic Printing
Hybrid Press Setups for Flexographic Printing

Published: October 13, 2014

Chris Lynn, VP of Sales & Marketing for Prototype and Production Systems, talks about their Dice products for the labels and packaging industry. Watch Video

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

Published: October 2, 2014

Kevin Karstedt interviews Bill Schweinfurth of Kodak about digital print for packaging and the unique nature of hybrid systems that combine traditional lithography with digital printing. Watch Video

The Importance of Workflow Automation in the Packaging Sector
The Importance of Workflow Automation in the Packaging Sector

Published: October 1, 2014

Terry Milano, Marketing Manager at Esko, talks to Kevin Karstedt about the need for workflow enhancements and integration in digital and offset package printing. Watch Video

Flexo in the 21st Century
Flexo in the 21st Century

Published: September 23, 2014

Brian Cook, Senior Applications Development Specialist at MacDermid Printing Solutions, talks to Pat Henry about what flexo is like in the 21st century. Watch Video

How Metallic Effects Help Brands Stand Out in Packaging
How Metallic Effects Help Brands Stand Out in Packaging

Published: September 22, 2014

Mark Geeves, Director of Sales and Marketing for Color Logic, talks to Pat Henry about why metallic effects are important in brand packaging. Mark also discusses the ways in which Color Logic makes metallic effects more productive and easier to implement. Watch Video

How Digital Printing Enables Changes in Brand Management in Packaging
How Digital Printing Enables Changes in Brand Management in Packaging

Published: September 18, 2014

Linda Casey of Package Design magazine returns to talk to Kevin Karstedt of Karstedt Partners about how digital printing fits into the trend of expanded brand and SKU presence in the packaging marketplace. Watch Video

The Differences Between Commercial Finishing and Digital Finishing
The Differences Between Commercial Finishing and Digital Finishing

Published: September 17, 2014

Steve Bennett of Esko Graphics discusses digital finishing and the importance of recognizing the differences between commercial finishing and digital finishing. Watch Video

Global Vision Protects Brands and Consumers with Package Printing Inspection
Global Vision Protects Brands and Consumers with Package Printing Inspection

Published: September 16, 2014

Rob Jennings, Account Executive at Global Vision, talks to Pat Henry about how their inspection systems help to keep packaging print accurate across multiple industries. They also discuss their new Proofware cloud-based brand packaging inspection suite. Watch Video

The Future of Digital Print for Packaging
The Future of Digital Print for Packaging

Published: September 15, 2014

Jim Goldman of Global Innovation Professionals and "supply chain guru" talks to Kevin Karstedt about where he sees digital going in package printing and how it can impact the supply chain. Watch Video

Trends in Packaging Design and How that Impacts Printers
Trends in Packaging Design and How that Impacts Printers

Published: September 11, 2014

Linda Casey, Editor of Package Design Magazine, talks to Kevin Karstedt about trends she's seeing in package design and how that impacts packaging printers into the future. Watch Video

How Workflow Impacts Digital Print for Packaging
How Workflow Impacts Digital Print for Packaging

Published: September 10, 2014

Jared Smith, President of blue media, talks workflow with Kevin Karstedt and how changes are necessary to do digital print for packaging more effectively. Watch Video

Esko's Brand Owner Program Helps Customers Improve Brand Positioning
Esko's Brand Owner Program Helps Customers Improve Brand Positioning

Published: September 10, 2014

Heidi Larson of Esko talks about their Brand Owner Program and how it helps their customers improve their packaging design and artwork management. Watch Video

The Current State of Process Automation in Print
The Current State of Process Automation in Print

Published: September 8, 2014

Alex Hamilton, Director of Business Development at Enfocus, gives us some insight into the current state of process management and automation in the industry and the packaging segment specifically. Watch Video

Kraft Foods Seeks to Understand Digital Print for Packaging
Kraft Foods Seeks to Understand Digital Print for Packaging

Published: September 4, 2014

Mike Onderwater, Senior Manager for Design to Print at Kraft Foods Group, talks to Kevin Karstedt about their interest in digital print for packaging and the reasons they are learning more about this area. Watch Video

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

Published: September 3, 2014

Steve Shannon, Sales Manager for Industrial Packaging Solutions at HP, and Kevin Karstedt of Karstedt Partners, discuss some of the new things at HP for packaging including the T400 inkjet webfed press. Watch Video

Continuing Innovation in Flexographic Printing at DuPont
Continuing Innovation in Flexographic Printing at DuPont

Published: September 2, 2014

Pat Henry talks to Cori Devlin, Technical Service Consultant at DuPont Packaging Graphics, about how flexography has changed for the better. Watch Video

Collins Inkjet Helps Packaging Brand Owners Go Digital
Collins Inkjet Helps Packaging Brand Owners Go Digital

Published: August 27, 2014

Kristin Adams, Marketing Manager at Collins Inkjet, talks to Kevin Karstedt about their business and their involvement with brand owners in digital print for packaging. Watch Video

Esko Helps Solve Problems with Package Printing Workflows
Esko Helps Solve Problems with Package Printing Workflows

Published: August 27, 2014

Jan De Roeck, Director of Solutions Management at Esko, talks to Pat Henry about the common problems in packaging workflows and how Esko helps them solve them. Watch Video

The Challenges of MIS for the Packaging Sector
The Challenges of MIS for the Packaging Sector

Published: August 19, 2014

Pat Henry talks to Wilhelm Welsch, Managing Director at The Quick Brown Fox, about the unique challenges for MIS in the packaging sector. Watch Video

The Continued Success of EskoWorld
The Continued Success of EskoWorld

Published: August 15, 2014

Pat Henry talks to Carsten Knudsen, CEO and President of Esko, and they talk about the success of EskoWorld 2014. The conference continues to grow and Knudsen discusses some of the reasons. Watch Video

How Finishing Makes the Printed Piece Stand Out
How Finishing Makes the Printed Piece Stand Out

Published: August 12, 2014

Mike King, President & CEO of Eagle Systems, talks to Cary Sherburne about some of the finishing technologies that make print stand out. They discuss the capabilities of both hot foil and cold foil technologies Watch Video

The Move to Digital for Package Printing
The Move to Digital for Package Printing

Published: August 8, 2014

Larry Moore, VP of Partner Programs at Esko, talks to Cary Sherburne about the packaging sector moving to digital and what he sees in that transition. They also discuss finishing and color management. Watch Video

Bringing the Bling to Print with Foil
Bringing the Bling to Print with Foil

Published: July 17, 2014

Mike King, President & CEO of Eagle Systems, talks to Cary Sherburne about the things they do to enhance printed material using foils. Watch Video

An Update on Xeikon with Mike Ring
An Update on Xeikon with Mike Ring

Published: July 11, 2014

Mike Ring, President of Xeikon America, talks to Cary Sherburne and gives us an update on where the company is in terms of sales and recent projects. They also discuss their presence in the labels and packaging vertical as well as their roots on the document side. Watch Video

Small Brands Creating Big Change in Digital Print Adoption
Small Brands Creating Big Change in Digital Print Adoption

Published: June 30, 2014

Brandi Parker, Head of Realization for design agency Pearlfisher, talks to Kevin Karstedt about the rate of adoption of digital printing in packaging. They talk about how the smaller brands are creating change in this area. Watch Video

What's New with HP Indigo in Packaging and Folding Cartons
What's New with HP Indigo in Packaging and Folding Cartons

Published: June 26, 2014

Alon Bar-Shany, VP & GM of HP Indigo, joins Cary Sherburne again to talk about new products for flexible packaging and folding cartons. They discuss the new 20000 and 30000 presses. Watch Video

Aleks Zlatic of X-Rite on how color management is changing in the packaging industry
Aleks Zlatic of X-Rite on how color management is changing in the packaging industry

Published: June 20, 2014

Aleks discusses how color management is changing with the variety of substrates that are being printed on. Watch Video

How X-Rite, Pantone, and Esko are Changing the Landscape of Color Management in Packaging
How X-Rite, Pantone, and Esko are Changing the Landscape of Color Management in Packaging

Published: June 4, 2014

Aleks Zlatic (VP of Sales Americas at X-Rite) talks to Cary Sherburne about how the company, along with Pantone and Esko, is changing the way color communication and color management is done within the packaging industry. Watch Video

Thoughts on Digital Print for Packaging from bluemedia President Jared Smith
Thoughts on Digital Print for Packaging from bluemedia President Jared Smith

Published: April 18, 2014

Jared Smith, President of bluemedia, talks to Kevin Karstedt about digital print for packaging and what they are doing in their shop. They discuss digital workflow, color management, and finding the right technologies. Watch Video

Colordyne Technologies Explores Latin American Market at GOA
Colordyne Technologies Explores Latin American Market at GOA

Published: March 5, 2014

Emily Kroll of Colordyne Technologies talks to Richard Romano at Graphics of the Americas about their first time exhibiting there and the importance of the Latin American market. They also discuss their use of Memjet technology. Watch Video

GOA: Printing Industry Trends in Latin America
GOA: Printing Industry Trends in Latin America

Published: March 3, 2014

WhatTheyThink's Richard Romano talks with Patricia Alvarez, President of Intermarket Group, at Graphics of the Americas about the company and printing industry trends in Latin America. Watch Video

Learning About Color Trends with X-Rite
Learning About Color Trends with X-Rite

Published: February 10, 2014

Shoshana Burgett, Strategic Marketing Director for X-Rite, talks to WhatTheyThink Labels & Packaging's Kevin Karstedt about the color of the year and the process by which it is selected each year. They also discuss Pantone View, a way to keep up to date on color trends. Watch Video

Adding Value to Packaging with Scodix Technology
Adding Value to Packaging with Scodix Technology

Published: January 17, 2014

Kevin Karstedt interviews Dror Danai of Scodix who talks about their unique coatings technology and how they are applying them to the folding carton segment of the industry. Watch Video

The Importance of PantoneLIVE for Packaging Printers
The Importance of PantoneLIVE for Packaging Printers

Published: December 20, 2013

Patrice Aurenty of Sun Chemical talks to Kevin Karstedt about the importance of getting color right throughout the entire package printing workflow and how PantoneLIVE accomplishes that goal. Watch Video

Sun and PantoneLIVE Help Packaging Printers Get Color Right
Sun and PantoneLIVE Help Packaging Printers Get Color Right

Published: December 13, 2013

Patrice Aurenty, Business Leader at Sun Chemical, talks to Kevin Karstedt about their involvement in the packaging segment and their partnership with PantoneLIVE. Watch Video

A Look Inside a Label Printing Operation with Frank Romano
A Look Inside a Label Printing Operation with Frank Romano

Published: November 20, 2013

Frank visits InTouch Labels and talks to Lauren Hayes about their label production and how she got into the business. They also cover the digital label finishing that follows the label printing. Watch Video

The Technology of the New X-Rite eXact System
The Technology of the New X-Rite eXact System

Published: November 18, 2013

WhatTheyThink's Labels & Packaging's Kevin Karstedt talks to Dr. Danny Rich, Senior Color Physicist at Sun Chemical, about the X-Rite eXact system. Watch Video

Patrice Aurenty of Sun Chemical Announces Their Endorsement of X-Rite eXact
Patrice Aurenty of Sun Chemical Announces Their Endorsement of X-Rite eXact

Published: August 26, 2013

Kevin Karstedt talks to Patrice Aurenty, Business Leader at Sun Chemical, about their business and announces Sun's endorsement of the X-Rite eXact color matching system. Watch Video

Schawk's Bruce Miller on Trends in Digital Print for Packaging
Schawk's Bruce Miller on Trends in Digital Print for Packaging

Published: August 2, 2013

Bruce Miller, Director of Technology at Schawk!, talks to Kevin Karstedt about the trends he's seeing in the packaging area of digital printing. Watch Video

Jim Goldman On the Evolution of Packaging Supply Chains
Jim Goldman On the Evolution of Packaging Supply Chains

Published: July 26, 2013

Jim Goldman of Global Innovation Professionals, talks to Kevin Karstedt about the evolution of packaging supply chains. Watch Video

Rick Ferreira of Action Packaging on Getting Into Digital for Flexo
Rick Ferreira of Action Packaging on Getting Into Digital for Flexo

Published: July 19, 2013

Rick Ferreira of Action Packaging talks to Kevin Karstedt about their business and how they got into the digital label printing. Watch Video

Tony Swenson of General Mills on Digital Print for Packaging 2013
Tony Swenson of General Mills on Digital Print for Packaging 2013

Published: July 9, 2013

Tony Swenson, Packaging Development Manager for General Mills, talks to Kevin Karstedt about the reasons for attending the Digital Print for Packaging Conference in Atlanta recently. Watch Video

Xante COO Mark Swanzy talks Inkjet for Packaging
Xante COO Mark Swanzy talks Inkjet for Packaging

Published: June 7, 2013

Mark Swanzy, COO of Xante, talks about the advancements in production inkjet that is allowing more versatility in the print for packaging sector. Watch Video

Bob Scherer and Kevin Karstedt from Smithers/PIRA Digital Print for Packaging Event
Bob Scherer and Kevin Karstedt from Smithers/PIRA Digital Print for Packaging Event

Published: June 6, 2013

Bob Scherer, VP and Partner with Scherer Sales Solutions, talks to Kevin Karstedt at the Smithers/PIRA Digital Print for Packaging Event in Atlanta. Watch Video

Frank Romano Shares Thoughts on Packaging from GOA
Frank Romano Shares Thoughts on Packaging from GOA

Published: April 10, 2013

This week, Frank shares his observations from the Graphics of the Americas Show in Orlando earlier in the year and highlights the packaging segment of the industry and why it's a growth area. Watch Video

Kevin Karstedt on commercial printers getting into packaging
Kevin Karstedt on commercial printers getting into packaging

Published: February 19, 2013

Kevin Karstedt, CEO of Karstedt Partners, talks about how commercial printers can get into the packaging segment. Watch Video

KBA President Claus Bolza-Shunemann on the company transformation, packaging, and partnerships
KBA President Claus Bolza-Shunemann on the company transformation, packaging, and partnerships

Published: February 5, 2013

KBA President Claus Bolza-Shunemann talks to Eric Vessels about their changing strategic direction responding to the changing nature of the industry as well as their offerings in the packaging segment and recent partnerships. Watch Video

Kevin Karstedt of Karstedt Partners on digital printing in the packaging segment
Kevin Karstedt of Karstedt Partners on digital printing in the packaging segment

Published: January 21, 2013

Kevin Karstedt of Karstedt Partners talks about their experience with digital printing specific to the packaging segment of the industry and the tools they've developed to help printers. Watch Video

Eyal Harpak of Graphica Bezalel on Highcon and the packaging segment
Eyal Harpak of Graphica Bezalel on Highcon and the packaging segment

Published: December 14, 2012

Eyal Harpak, Deputy General Manager at Graphica Bezalel in Israel, talks to Cary Sherburne about their business and the trends in packaging printing as well as their use of Highcon. Watch Video

Kevin Karstedt on the digital transition in the packaging segment
Kevin Karstedt on the digital transition in the packaging segment

Published: December 13, 2012

Kevin Karstedt, CEO of Karstedt Partners, talks to Cary Sherburne about the digital transition in the packaging segment. Watch Video

Eddie Kopaczynski on Kodak's Graphic Users Association
Eddie Kopaczynski on Kodak's Graphic Users Association

Published: December 10, 2012

Eddie Kopaczynski, Graphics Manager at Graphic Packaging International, talks to Cary Sherburne about Kodak's user group Graphic Users Association. Watch Video

Esko's Carsten Knudsen on packaging's digital transformation
Esko's Carsten Knudsen on packaging's digital transformation

Published: December 6, 2012

Carsten Knudsen, President & CEO of Esko is with Cary Sherburne discussing the movement in the packaging sector from analog to digital technologies. Watch Video

Jon Brennan of Chesapeake on Pantone Live's impact on brand owners
Jon Brennan of Chesapeake on Pantone Live's impact on brand owners

Published: December 3, 2012

Jon Drennan, Operations Director at Chesapeake, talks to Cary Sherburne about how Pantone Live has affected brand owners and the reasons they've converted 7 of their 10 largest customers to the platform. 11/1/12: Jon Drennan of Chesapeake gives an update on Pantone Live Watch Video

Vicki Blake of CGS on color-proofing and packaging
Vicki Blake of CGS on color-proofing and packaging

Published: November 30, 2012

Vicki Blake, Director of Business Development and Marketing at CGS, talks to Cary Sherburne about the Oris product line and the implications for the packaging segment. Watch Video

Eddie Kopacyzynski of Graphic Packaging on digital in packaging
Eddie Kopacyzynski of Graphic Packaging on digital in packaging

Published: November 27, 2012

Eddie Kopaczynski, Graphics Manager at Graphic Packaging, talks to Cary Sherburne about the adoption of digital methods in the packaging printing market. Watch Video

Domino's Vlad Sljapic on digital trends in the packaging and label market
Domino's Vlad Sljapic on digital trends in the packaging and label market

Published: November 15, 2012

Dr. Vlad Sljapic, Sales Director at Domino, speaks with Cary Sherburne about what he's seeing in terms of trends in the analog to digital transformation relative to the label market. Watch Video

Whit Everett on the folding carton market
Whit Everett on the folding carton market

Published: November 12, 2012

Whit Everett, President of Everett Graphics talks to Cary Sherburne about the trends in the folding carton printing market. They discuss run-length trends, copy obsolescence, just-in-time demands, and finishing. Watch Video

Vicki Blake of CGS on packaging and the influence of digital
Vicki Blake of CGS on packaging and the influence of digital

Published: November 2, 2012

Vicki Blake, Director of Business Development at CGS talks to Cary Sherburne about packaging and how processes are moving into the digital realm. Watch Video

Jon Drennan of Chesapeake gives an update on Pantone Live
Jon Drennan of Chesapeake gives an update on Pantone Live

Published: November 1, 2012

Chesapeake Operations Director Jon Drennan gives Cary Sherburne an update on Pantone Live and their progress since the launch in March and the progress since. Watch Video

Whit Everett of Everett Graphics on heavy substrate packaging printing
Whit Everett of Everett Graphics on heavy substrate packaging printing

Published: October 1, 2012

Cary talks with Whit Everett, President of Everett Graphics about their business and working with KBA on some new applications in the packaging segment that require heavier substrate printing. Watch Video

John Wynne of Labels Unlimited on digital's impact on labels and packaging
John Wynne of Labels Unlimited on digital's impact on labels and packaging

Published: September 25, 2012

Cary Sherburne speaks with John Wynne, CEO of Labels Unlimited about his company and the impact he's seen in digital technology on the larger labels and packaging industry. Watch Video

Joe Demharter of Presstek on the opportunities in packaging
Joe Demharter of Presstek on the opportunities in packaging

Published: September 25, 2012

VP of Sales at Presstek Joe Demharter talks about getting into the packaging market and the opportunities it presents for the company. Watch Video

Michael Wilks of Bunting Magnetic talks finishing and digital printing
Michael Wilks of Bunting Magnetic talks finishing and digital printing

Published: September 4, 2012

Michael Wilks, Product Manager of Bunting Magnetic Company talks to Cary Sherburne about his company and the increasing partnering they are doing with digital press manufacturers Watch Video

KBA CEO Mark Hischar on Package Printing Advancements
KBA CEO Mark Hischar on Package Printing Advancements

Published: July 16, 2012

Cary Sherburne talks to KBA North America CEO Mark Hischar about their products that support packaging and also discuss their mix of presses going into packaging versus commercial printing. Watch Video

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