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Manage Colors, Exceed Expectations
December 1, 2016 at 4:13 pm

Increasing job complexity has led traditional four color process to become an exception rather than rule, making effective management of color profiles critical to long term success. Mark Andy’s Color Management Package, consisting of tools and software needed to bring color management in-house, is designed to help partners manage brand expectations and provide accurate color matches across the supply chain with consistent repeatability.

NFC Is Growing at the Cash Register, Will It do the Same on Shelf?
November 29, 2016 at 9:07 am

According to a report from Research and Markets, the near-field communication market is expected to grow to more than $47 billion by 2024. While much of the growth is due the rise of mobile payment applications, interactive packaging can provide opportunities for NFC as well.

New Overtime Rules Blocked by Judge; How Printers Should Respond
November 29, 2016 at 8:54 am

A federal district court in Texas made a ruling last week that will have wide implications for the printing industry and business employers in general. Adriane Harrison, human relations specialist at the Printing Industries of America, shared her insight on what the court decision means for the printing industry.

Heidelberg Embarks on Development of State-of-the-Art Printing Research Facility
November 28, 2016 at 11:55 am

Heidelberg has launched a new development center project at its Wiesloch-Walldorf location, which will result in a state-of-the-art research facility for the printing industry. To mark the project's launch, Heidelberg hosted Theresia Bauer, minister of science, research and the arts for the German state of Baden-Württemberg, at the facility.

Label Solutions Embraces Hybrid Printing With Mark Andy Digital Series
November 28, 2016 at 11:28 am

Label Solutions, a pressure-sensitive label converter based in Marshfield, Mo., has enhanced its digital printing capabilities by installing a Mark Andy Digital Series hybrid press. The press has been in production for more than six months and has been a reliable source of high-speed, high-quality production.

M&A
What Part of "Yes" Don't They Understand?
November 28, 2016 at 11:11 am

When a business owner seeking to sell holds out for a higher price than what the market is willing to pay, it often comes at his or her own peril. Sound advice from M&A advisers, based on comparable recent sales, is typically the best way to understand a fair price in an acquisition transaction.

Nilpeter Technology Center Training Staff Earns FTA FIRST Certifications
November 28, 2016 at 10:53 am

The training staff at Nilpeter’s Technology Center in Cincinnati has earned its FTA FIRST Operator certifications, allowing the team to boost its proficiency in daily tasks and increase the level of service quality and training it provides for customers.

FTA Opens Registration for 2017 Forum and INFO*FLEX
November 22, 2016 at 3:21 pm

The Flexographic Technical Association has announced that it has opened registration for its 2017 Forum and INFO*FLEX events. Forum will be held from April 30 to May 3 and INFO*FLEX will take place from May 1-2. Both events will be located in Phoenix.

M&A
Pritzker Group Finalizes Acquisition of ProAmpac
November 21, 2016 at 8:48 am

After an October announcement that an acquisition was in the works, the Pritzker Group has completed its acquisition of ProAmpac, a leading flexible packaging converter, which consists of the Prolamina, Ampac and Tulsack brands.

Diving Into Digital Printing for Corrugated Packaging
November 18, 2016 at 4:55 pm

To help corrugated converters gain a better understanding of the new digital technology announced this year, packagePRINTING hosted a series of webinars on the topic. If you missed the live events, check out these on-demand webinars, which detail the products launched at drupa and how digital printing will impact the corrugated industry.

Sound Bite: The New Competitive Forces
November 18, 2016 at 9:24 am

With the rise of digital printing, new competitive forces are impacting package printers and converters. During the Digital Packaging Summit, Kevin Karstedt, CEO of Karstedt Partners and the event's co-chair, outlined some of the new competition that converters need to keep an eye on.

Coast Label Installs Durst Tau 330E
November 17, 2016 at 10:52 am

Coast Label Co., has installed a Durst Tau 330E digital UV inkjet device, marking the first installation of a Durst Tau product on the West Coast. The company acquired the press to assist it in advancing into the digital durable and specialty label space.

Are Soda Taxes a Threat to Packaging?
November 17, 2016 at 9:27 am

Five locations recently voted to impose a "soda tax" on sugary beverages, bringing the count up to seven across the United States. If sugary beverage purchases continue to decline, could it be a real threat to package printers serving the beverage industry?

The Printing Plant Installs First Nilpeter PANORAMA in North America
November 17, 2016 at 9:22 am

The Printing Plant, a Cincinnati-based converter, has received the first North American installation of the Nilpeter PANORAMA digital press line. The company plans to add new business with the press and move some of its existing flexo work to digital production.

New Era Converting Machinery Sees Success at ICE USA
November 16, 2016 at 11:36 am

New Era Converting Machinery has participated as an exhibitor at each edition of ICE USA, the international converting exhibition. The company states that its involvement at each show has helped lead to at least one major sale. New Era will return to ICE USA 2017 in April.