Cory Francer

Cory Francer

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

Revere Flexpak's New Wave of Narrow Web

With decreasing run lengths and increased versioning impacting its production, Revere Flexpak turned to Digital Flexo technology to stay ahead of evolving packaging trends.

Best Practices: The Importance of Ink Systems

It’s easy to take for granted that in any type of printing, ink will meet the substrate as it passes through the press and a printed product will come out on the other side. But, what often gets overlooked is the path the ink takes on its journey to and through the press and eventually, onto its intended surface. Ink systems, whether pumps, dispensers, tanks or formulations, are crucial elements that play a major role in print quality, efficiency, color accuracy and plant and product safety.

Bud Light Packaging Rocks the Windy City

Bud Light is incorporating civic pride and festival fun into its packaging this summer. To help celebrate Lollapalooza, Chicago's annual music festival, Bud Light has released aluminum bottles decorated with some iconic Chicago imagery.

The Capital Equipment Purchasing Steps to Success

Keeping up with evolving brand and consumer demands along with rapidly advancing technology, means many package printers will be assessing the latest capital equipment. packagePRINTING recently hosted a webinar sponsored by BOBST outlining the steps you need to know to navigate the capital equipment purchasing process.

pP Quick Take: What Good Are Corrugated Displays if No One Can See Them?

The printing technology for corrugated displays and packaging has advanced by leaps and bounds over the past few years. But according to an AdvertisingAge report, recent studies have shown that in many instances, these displays are not making their way onto the retail floor.

New Thinfilm Facility to Boost NFC Tag Production To the Billions

Next week, Thinfilm will host a grand opening for its new San Jose, Calif. facility. The new location will be home to a roll-to-roll manufacturing line, which will allow Thinfilm to increase its annual NFC chip production capacity into the billions.

FTA Forum Takes on What’s Trending

The Flexographic Technical Association’s Annual Forum addressed the most pressing issues facing converters and honored those who stand out in the industry.

How Produlith Unboxes Opportunity

After many years as a commercial printer, Produlith’s offset and digital printing expertise has led to a successful transition to packaging.

Best Practices: Embossing is More Than a Visual Enhancement

Embossing elements on labels and packages can — literally and figuratively — add a new dimension to a substrate. A raised surface, especially when combined with foil or varnish, does provide visual enhancements, but can also enhance the chances a consumer will touch the package, greatly increasing the likelihood of a purchase.

Wine Label Market Research: The Eyes Have It

Because many wine novices largely base their purchasing decisions on the appearance of a wine label, it's essential to make a label as eye-catching as possible. Through the use of eye-tracking technology, brands and converters can gain a better understanding of the types of labels that consumers find most appealing, which could lead to a purchase.

Sound Bite: FTA Forum Tackles the 'Press Crew Crisis'

Is the package printing industry experiencing a "Press Crew Crisis?" At the Flexographic Technical Association's annual Forum, four industry experts discussed the importance of attracting a younger generation of press operators to the industry.

FTA Annual Forum Highlights Evolving Flexo Industry

Flexographic Technical Association’s annual Forum started Sunday, April 30, highlighting a changing flexo industry. Over the first two days of the event, it’s evident that the flexo community is rising to the occasion.

Converting and Industrial Printing Collide at ICE USA in Orlando

Having now completed four editions in the United States, ICE USA has established itself as a premier industry event for the converting industry. But with the addition of InPrint USA and the Future of Converting Theater, the 2017 version of the show offered new educational opportunities.