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Xeikon to Showcase Folding Carton Suite at Interpack
April 24, 2017 at 10:02 am

Xeikon will be highlighting its Folding Carton Suite at the upcoming Interpack exhibition, held from May 4-10 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The Xeikon folding carton suite is based around its flagship Xeikon 3500 digital press.

ITW Labels Looks to Mark Andy Digital Series to Increase Productivity
April 24, 2017 at 9:49 am

ITW Labels of St. Charles, Mo., has invested in a Mark Andy Digital Series hybrid press. The company plans to capitalize on the productivity benefits of in-line hybrid print workflows to optimize production of a full range of labels including prime custom, variable data, durable, and more.

Kodak Breaks Ground on Flexo Manufacturing Facility Expansion
April 20, 2017 at 4:04 pm

Kodak hosted customers and community leaders at an April 20 groundbreaking ceremony in Weatherford, Okla. to celebrate the expansion of its manufacturing facility in the area. The expansion will accommodate a new flexo plate line for the production of KODAK FLEXCEL NX plates.

ProAmpac Acquires Trinity Packaging Corp.
April 19, 2017 at 9:42 am

ProAmpac has announced its acquisition of Trinity Packaging Corp., a flexible packaging company specializing in large format packaging for the lawn and garden, food and specialty industrial markets.

Excellence Awards Winner Spotlight: Proactive Packaging & Display
April 18, 2017 at 10:20 am

The graphics featured on corrugated packaging seem to be constantly improving. In last year's packagePRINTING Excellence Awards, Ontario, Calif.-based Proactive Packaging & Display dominated the direct-print flexographic corrugated printing categories, earning three first place awards.

Alden & Ott Printing Inks Acquired by hubergroup
April 18, 2017 at 9:58 am

hubergroup, USA, Inc. and Alden & Ott Printing Inks Co. have announced that hubergroup has acquired substantially all of the assets of Alden & Ott in a private deal. Alden & Ott is a comprehensive ink manufacturer developing custom solutions for both the offset and flexo printing markets in the Midwest and Northeast.

How Converters Can Achieve Automation and Color Control
April 18, 2017 at 9:20 am

Delivering consistent results is essential in the package printing business. To capitalize on these customer demands, converters should be prioritizing their automation and color control. packagePRINTING recently hosted a webinar to discuss these important aspects of printing.

Green Thumbs Meet Green Phones: Orora Visual Prints Connected Plant Tags
April 18, 2017 at 9:00 am

More so than many other products, plants and flowers often require a great deal of consumer maintenance to flourish. Orora Visual has partnered with Lowe's to print Grow Together connected plant tags that extend product information to consumers' mobile devices.

FTA Forum to Address What's Trending in Flexo
April 17, 2017 at 3:45 pm

With a theme of “Trending Now,” the Flexographic Technical Association’s annual Forum and INFO*FLEX will cover the most pressing issues in the industry.

Best Practices: Care and Maintenance of Doctor Blades and Chambers
April 17, 2017 at 3:06 pm

Though they are often overlooked in the flexographic and gravure printing processes, doctor blades are essential to high-quality print results. Experts in doctor blades and chambers shared their insights on how to care for and maintain these important tools in flexo and gravure printing.

Keys to Your Succession Plan
April 17, 2017 at 2:48 pm

Do you, as the owner of a printing business, have a plan for no longer being the owner of that business?

Color Consistency is Key
April 17, 2017 at 2:34 pm

A brand’s product line requires cohesive packaging. Without color consistency, brand continuity will be in jeopardy.

The Wide Scope of Narrow Web
April 17, 2017 at 2:14 pm

A stalwart of label production, narrow-web flexography has made inroads in flexible packaging and folding cartons.