Cory Francer

Cory Francer

Cory Francer is the editor-in-chief of packagePRINTING.

Converting Takes Center Stage at ICE USA

With its fourth U.S. edition scheduled for April 25-27 in Orlando, Fla., ICE USA, the International Converting Exhibition, will bring the converting community together for three days dedicated to the several facets of the converting process.

Going Beyond Green

Backed by clean energy and an environmental conscience, AMGRAPH takes a sustainable approach to flexible packaging.

Flexible Packaging Still on the Upswing

As consumers, brands and retailers begin to realize the benefits of flexible packaging, package printers will see increased opportunity in the segment.

Smart Packaging Gets Even Smarter

As brands seek ways to make packaging more interactive, some have tried implementing technologies such as NFC, RFID and QR Codes. But, could image recognition technology — like that provided by MYPACK Connect — make it easier for brands and consumers to access the value of smart packaging?

Is Packaging Playing a Role in the Obesity Epidemic?

A leading neuroscientist has caused a stir with his comments pertaining to food packaging's role in the unhealthy choices consumers make. Plain packaging has shown to be effective in the tobacco market. Could junk food be next?

Understanding Adhesives

Often overlooked, adhesives play a major role in labels and packaging. Selecting the right one is essential to a project’s success.

Busch Packaging Redesign Hits the NASCAR Track

Instead of waiting until April for its new packaging design to hit store shelves, Busch beer incorporated its new look into the paint job on Kevin Harvick's No. 4 Ford for the first race of the NASCAR season. Will the new look, combined with NASCAR fans' intense loyalty to sponsor brands lead to increased sales for Busch?

Jameson Launches Connected Label For St. Patrick's Day

Every St. Patrick’s Day, a limited edition label adorns one of the most recognizable Irish spirits – Jameson Irish Whiskey. But, according to Jameson’s website, this year’s St. Patrick’s Day label features an added twist in the form of NFC connectivity.

This Tostitos Bag Tells You if You've Had Too Much to Drink

The Super Bowl is right around the corner, and that means football fans nationwide will be stocking up on tortilla chips and various alcoholic beverages before the big game. As part of a marketing initiative, Tostitos has developed an alcohol-sensing bag that flashes red or green, depending on if it detects alcohol on a consumer's breath.

EFI Connect 2017 Indicates Packaging as a Priority

EFI hosted its annual EFI Connect Conference from Jan. 17-20 at the Wynn Las Vegas. Packaging played a major role in the conference as EFI grows its presence in corrugated, narrow-web inkjet and automation software.