Ashley Roberts

Ashley Roberts

Ashley Roberts is the Senior Production Editor of the Printing & Packaging Group.

PRINT United Focus Group: Printing Industry Realizes Alignment, Growth

In October 2019, PRINT United will break down the obstructive silos that have been established and will align all segments of printing technology under one roof with the goal of providing significantly increased ROI for exhibitors and attendees. This three-day event will take place in Dallas.

Powering Perception with Packaging Embellishments

One of the most important tasks a brand has is to maintain a positive perception among consumers. Package printers and converters can play an important role by providing the right packaging embellishments.

Q&A with CEO of Cannabis Packaging Supplier on Impact of Regulations

With California recently joining the list of states that have legalized recreational use of cannabis, regulations on cannabis packaging have presented opportunities and challenges for the industry. Nick Kovacevich, CEO of cannabis packaging supplier Kush Bottles, shared some of his thoughts on how these regulations could impact packaging companies.

Animated Characters Aim to Connect Consumers with Paper & Packaging

As part of the Paper & Packaging Board's campaign "Paper & Packaging – How Life Unfolds," two new animated characters have been revealed. The characters will be featured in print and television advertisements, as well as digital advertisements on various platforms.

Nintendo Uses Corrugated to Bring Video Games to Life

The Nintendo Switch launched in 2017 as a handheld gaming system, and has been popular ever since. Now, Nintendo is encouraging fans of all ages to use a little engineering to build interactive creations out of corrugated board that when paired with the gaming system, will bring the video games to life.

Is Printing on Food a Sustainable Packaging Solution?

To help reduce excess packaging, Valencia, Spain-based Laserfood has developed a food identification technology that utilizes laser marking directly on a food product. In some cases however, what some consumers may see as wasteful, can be a sustainable packaging effort for food waste reduction.

Can Alcohol Packaging Design Regulation Stifle Creativity?

A Welsh brewery was asked to change the design of its packaging because the U.K. alcohol self-regulating body, the Portman Group, determined it could appeal to children and teens under the age of 18. Ensuring that alcohol doesn't end up in the hands of children is imperative, but can regulating design begin to stifle creativity?

Experts Highlight the Keys to Flexo Success

Understanding the tools needed to optimize the flexographic printing process, along with how to determine the return on investment of a capital expenditure, were highlighted in a recent packagePRINTING webinar, "The Keys to Flexo Success: How to Optimize Your Company’s Printing," sponsored by BOBST. 

Folding Carton Converters Showcase the Latest Heidelberg Technology

As part of Heidelberg's recent Packaging Day's event, Netherlands-based Acket drukkerij kartonnage and Belgium-based Smart Packaging Solutions demonstrated how they are utilizing the latest in Heidelberg's offset printing portfolio to create a variety of packaging.

'Predicting the Future' with Software

Although many brand owners still want to hold physical prototypes in their hands, 3D prototyping is growing in popularity because of its versatility and speed to market.

Heidelberg Details Key Trends for Packaging's Future

During last week's Heidelberg Packaging Days event, Stephan Plenz of Heidelberg led a session looking at the future of packaging and the steps that Heidelberg is taking to address needs in the evolving packaging industry.

Heidelberg's Packaging Day Highlights Game-Changing Primefire 106 Technology

The Heidelberg Primefire 106 hybrid press for the folding carton market was the star of the show during the Packaging Day event held from Nov. 8-9 in Wiesloch-Walldorf, Germany. Customers and journalists learned about the technology from both Heidelberg executives and users of the press.