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.
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?
Earlier this year, 19 Crimes wine launched an augmented reality app that brought its labels to life. Doug Altmeyer, senior brand manager at 19 Crimes, explains where the idea behind the talking labels came from and how they were brought to life.
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.
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.
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.
The variety of flexible substrates utilized in packaging have different needs throughout the printing and converting processes. Understanding the nuances of these materials will help ensure the best results on press.
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.
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.
Ever since "Stranger Things" was released on Netflix in 2016, it has accumulated an almost cult-like following. Despite the show's release on a streaming service, Netflix has teamed up with Target to release the first season on DVD, with some very interesting packaging.
A recent packagePRINTING webinar, "How to Find, Train and Retain High Value Employees," offered advice for how to use creative means to attract a new generation of printing industry employees, as well as how to train them and make sure they connect with the company, increasing the chance they will stay long-term.
For some brands, the packaging is just as important as the product. The Unemployed Philosophers Guild shares why it places such a strong emphasis on packaging.
At the SGIA Expo, Rebecca McConnell of Fujifilm held a session called “Inkjet and Corrugated: Innovative and Untraditional Solutions.”
The pink doughnut box has become a staple of Southern California, although some doughnut shops have started rebranding.
New technology in offset printing offers opportunities to cut costs and makeready times and to increase quality control, ultimately winning over new customers and satisfying existing customers. But first you need to know what options are available.