It was—gasp—22 years ago when the first Indigo and Xeikon presses were rolled out at IPEX in Birmingham, England. The hype du jour was that digital printing was going to grow rapidly and dominate the commercial printing market. But it did not and has not.
Run lengths are decreasing by an average of 7 to 9 percent each year, and as digital technology quickly evolves, digitally printed jobs are becoming more economically viable.
The creative team from a customer of Steinhauser Inc., a Newport, KY-based printer of labels and flexible packaging, was shown several bottles decorated with the same label. They were asked to determine which were printed flexo and which were digital.
While flexible packaging has been traditionally entrusted to conventional processes like flexography and rotogravure, the increased popularity of the format, its versatility and a need to run more jobs faster is fueling the need to print more flexible packaging jobs digitally.
We’ll provide an overview of what is changing in the label market and how a commercial printer can tap into new revenue streams.
Learn how to offer a wider color gamut,and why it’s especially important for package printers, for flexographic applications.
SUN Automation Group has released the Extend-O-Feed Lead Edge Feeder for the CorrStream digital printing solution.