We’ll provide an overview of what is changing in the label market and how a commercial printer can tap into new revenue streams.
We’ll discuss the difference between commercial printing & packaging printing, types of packaging, market forces, substrates and inks.
Large-format offset press suppliers are working to keep pace with the industry's needs for higher efficiencies by offering faster speeds, quicker makereadies, and a high-degree of on-press automation. Printers are investing in the latest technology developments to improve productivity in their operations and to attract new business and new customers.
Continuous improvement initiatives and advancements in technology are constantly in motion at DWS Printing Associates in Deer Park, N.Y. Arthur Staib Jr. and his brother Allen Staib are now looking beyond the arrival of their new Heidelberg offset press due in late 2012 and already have their next major capital investment in the planning stages for 2013.
In the past year, Valdese Packaging & Label in Valdese, N.C., added a new six-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 3000LX press with aqueous coater, which has allowed it to print on a wide array of substrates, from onion skin to 40-point board. According to CEO Darren Little, the company is now looking to add another 40˝ press.
By investing in a variety of offset and flexo printing platforms to support its growth in folding carton converting, Bell Inc. has become one of the ten largest independent folding carton manufacturers in the United States.
Carded Graphics and Everett Graphics demonstrate that good color proofing, when combined with defined, measurable color management will enable a packaging printer to produce predictable, trustworthy, and repeatable results, while carving time, labor, and unnecessary cost from the production cycle.
With sales revenue in the $10 to 20 million range, Sherburne, N.Y.-based Mid-York Press considers itself a market leader among short-run package printers. Mid-York's goal is to increase its business by 50 percent, while retaining 50 percent available capacity.
In their 10-year partnership, Fort Worth, TX-based Motivating Graphics and ACTEGA Kelstar, have developed unique customer solutions, such as Starkote® ultra-high-rub aqueous coating and Ultrasheen® ultraviolet coating.
Congratulations are in order for all the companies that participated in this year's packagePRINTING Excellence Awards competition. Hub Folding Box Company's iBAR 2010 Holiday "Instant Bar" package selection for Best of Show honors marks two years in a row for the company—an impressive feat.