Industry Headlines

Mouvent Unveils 'Game-Changing' Cluster Inkjet Technology
August 17, 2017 at 9:07 am

The Mouvent Cluster is a radical new approach, which uses clusters instead of fixed size print bars by color, arranging them in a modular, scalable matrix. The result is one system that can be simply adapted for all substrates, of all widths, for all markets.

PPC Reveals Four Key Trends in Folding Cartons and Rigid Boxes
August 14, 2017 at 2:04 pm

The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) has revealed four key trends in folding carton and rigid box design, as derived from the 2017 North American Paperboard Packaging Competition. The winners will be revealed in October, but converters can benefit by understanding the role these trends play in paperboard packaging.

Why Selling a Business Doesn't Mean Leaving it Behind
August 14, 2017 at 9:09 am

At New Direction Partners, we often advise selling owners of printing businesses to be prepared to stay on in one role or another after the transaction closes. Because keeping a hand in the business at the new owner’s request is a given in so many deals, it’s helpful to have some idea of what the responsibility is going to entail.

Mark Andy Digital One Receives BS5609 Durability Certification
August 14, 2017 at 2:39 pm

Mark Andy Digital One, a CMYK dry-toner device with in-line decorating and converting, has received a BS 5609 certification on Avery Dennison substrate. This certification guarantees a label's durability in harsh marine and weather conditions.

FINAT to Help Drive Label Industry Agenda at Labelexpo Europe
August 14, 2017 at 4:51 pm

At what will be the largest ever Labelexpo, FINAT, the international label association, will be promoting the future of the label industry through educational events, the release of a European Digital Label Study, promoting sustainability, and more.

Lundberg Tech Expands U.S. Presence Via Joint Venture
August 14, 2017 at 12:36 pm

Lundberg Tech, a leading manufacturer of precision engineered trim and matrix systems for the printing, packaging, converting and associated industries, is expanding its presence in the North American market with its U.S. base now located in Newark, Delaware.

State-of-the-Art Flexo Levels the Printing Playing Field
August 1, 2017 at 1:05 pm

Flexography has come a long way since its inception in terms of speed, print quality, automation and more, and companies installing the latest iterations of flexographic presses have been reaping the benefits. packagePRINTING got the lowdown from a narrow-web label converter and a wide-web flexible packaging converter who have recently invested in flexo.

State of the Industry: Labels
August 1, 2017 at 12:06 pm

It’s a positive and profitable environment for label producers who can adapt, but not for those resistant to creative experimentation or new production technologies.