Cory Francer

Cory Francer

Cory Francer is the senior content editor of packagePRINTING.

Understanding Adhesives

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

Eyes on Innovation

TPC Printing and Packaging has become a leader in luxury folding cartons by not backing down from challenging projects.

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.

Adding Finishing to the Digital Equation

The benefits of digital printing are becoming well-established in the industry. But, without the proper finishing processes in place for digitally produced output, converters may find that those digital advantages are being sacrificed.

Back From the Brink

Seven years ago, a retired teacher took over a label printing business in decline. Through a transparent management approach and an investment in digital technology, Argent Tape & Label is poised for a successful future.

Digital Packaging: The Time is Now

The second annual Digital Packaging Summit once again brought together leading converters and suppliers in an intimate environment to discuss digital technology in packaging. At the end of the Summit, it was determined that now is the time to explore the technology's benefits.

A Corrugated Showcase

SuperCorrExpo 2016 offered many highlights for the corrugated industry. In addition to a new venue in Orlando, Fla., attendees learned about the latest in digital printing technology and much more.

Why WestRock's Connected Packaging Solutions Are a Big Deal

As brands are continually striving to increase their interaction with consumers, smart packaging seems poised to be a vehicle for making that happen. WestRock's Connected Packaging Solutions may be the catalyst in taking this technology from a niche to the mainstream.

Soda Tax Hits Philly: Will Consumption Decline?

A "soda tax" has officially taken effect in Philadelphia, which became the first major U.S. city to pass a tax on sweetened beverages. A similar tax on the West Coast has led to a sharp decline in soda consumption. If Philly follows suit, will there be an impact on packaging?

Our Top 5 Stories of 2016

For those in the printing and packaging industries, it's hard not to look back at 2016 with positivity. We had an amazing drupa, groundbreaking innovation in printing technologies, and packaging has become the industry's hottest growth area. For a look back at the year that was, we made a list of five of our top stories as determined by you, the reader.

When Packaging Goes Viral

A routine visit to the health and beauty aisle of a store resulted in a humorous viral video for a 22-year-old man from Virginia, when he noticed the similar packaging used in products aimed toward men. The video points out how men's products tend to be packaged in similar dark colors, and has received more than 50,000 retweets.