Industry Headlines

How Product Packaging Can Solve Consumer Needs
November 29, 2017 at 8:56 am

When a product’s packaging goes beyond its basic function of making the product easy to transport and enhances the consumer’s experience with the product in some way, it creates an even more positive user experience, which can enhance loyalty and repurchase frequency.

Pantone Reveals the 2018 Color of the Year
December 8, 2017 at 9:38 am

Pantone, a wholly-owned subsidiary of X-Rite, has revealed its Color of the Year for 2018. The color is being referred to as "dramatically provocative and thoughtful," and is one that "communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us towards the future."

Flextec Reinforces Commitment to Quality With Digital GMI Certification
December 7, 2017 at 1:43 pm

Flextec Corporation’s mission has always been to provide “Quality First Without Compromise,” and its recent achievement of full digital certification from Graphic Measures International (GMI) on its HP Indigo 8000, has reinforced that mission even further.

SCREEN Americas Shares Rationale for Supporting PRINT United
December 5, 2017 at 12:27 pm

In announcing its intention to take part in the premier edition of PRINT United, SCREEN Americas has made clear that its decision rests on two things: the desire to target its marketing efforts to decision makers; and its belief that the curated experience PRINT United promises to provide will deliver maximum value to attendees and exhibitors alike.

Solving 3 Common Myths in a Packaging Color Workflow
November 29, 2017 at 12:32 pm

To stay competitive in today’s increasingly fast-paced digital world, packaging converters need to re-evaluate their color workflows. It’s time to debunk three of the most common myths in the packaging color workflow to build a more technically viable color measurement and management process for packaging converters.

packagePRINTING's Top 5 Stories in November
December 5, 2017 at 9:58 am

Between the talking wine labels powered by augmented reality, creative packaging from one of Netflix's most popular shows, and the latest innovations from a major press manufacturer, the month of November featured a variety of interesting packaging news.

Heidelberg Highlights Solutions for Packaging's Growth
December 5, 2017 at 9:24 am

Heidelberg's Packaging Day event highlighted the company's latest solutions for package printing, including offset and digital printing technology. More than 300 visitors from around the world attended the event.

Karlville and ePac to Establish New Digital Flexible Packaging Plant
December 4, 2017 at 4:24 pm

Karlville has announced it has entered into an agreement with ePac Holdings, LLC to establish a digital flexible packaging facility at its Miami headquarters. ePac is North America’s first flexible packaging company focused on the quick turn, short to medium run length market, based on the latest in digital printing technology.

Novolex Agrees to Acquire Shields Bag and Printing Co.
December 4, 2017 at 12:25 pm

Novolex, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group and an industry leader in packaging choice and sustainability, has announced it has agreed to acquire certain assets and business operations of Shields Bag and Printing Co., a leading manufacturer of custom engineered flexible packaging products located in Yakima, Wash.