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Adding Finishing to the Digital Equation
January 20, 2017 at 1:44 pm

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.

Best Practices: Proper Plate Practices
June 15, 2016 at 9:10 am

Better ink transfer, tighter registration and a longer lifespan can be achieved through proper cleaning and maintenance of flexo plates.

Data Points: Clearing Up Clean Labeling
April 14, 2016 at 1:43 pm

Research from Canadean shows that “clean label” is a trendy term in fast-moving consumer goods. But are consumers on the same page about what it means?

Best Practices: Tackling Tension Control
April 14, 2016 at 1:32 pm

Throughout the printing process, keeping the web at its optimal tension ensures it isn't damaged and the process goes smoothly. To ensure web tension stays in control, there are multiple pieces of equipment and strategies that converters can use.

Best Practices: Flipping the Switch on LED
March 16, 2016 at 3:55 pm

Just a few years ago, UV LED curing technology was not a viable solution for most package printers and converters. Though the technology was purported to offer several benefits, including increased uptime, the ability to cure dense colors and substantial energy savings, LED compatible ink had not yet broken onto the scene.