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Esko Announces New Packaging Management Solution, WebCenter 18
April 17, 2018 at 11:08 am

Esko has released its new packaging management solution, WebCenter. WebCenter 18 streamlines and speeds up the packaging development workflow by delivering extra features that give brand owners and converters more control and visibility of their packaging preproduction specification, approval and project life cycle.

What Keeps You Up at Night? Find Answers at the Xeikon Cafe North American Edition
April 17, 2018 at 10:14 am

Xeikon Café North America is a unique industry event that helps printers and converters to understand, evaluate and experience all aspects of digital print, enabling you to consciously make critical business decisions. How to profitably produce in a digital way is showcased by industry leaders in software, workflow, consumables, media, digital printing and finishing solutions dedicated to digital manufacturing.

A Closer Look at Packaging Industry Business Challenges and Solutions
April 17, 2018 at 9:42 am

In order to maximize the opportunities the packaging industry offers, printers of labels, folding cartons, flexible packaging and corrugated need to be aware of the business challenges they face and have a plan to mitigate their impact. packagePRINTING has released a new research report that details the key challenges package printers face and provides insight into how to solve these issues.

FPA Launches New Sustainable Packaging Report
April 17, 2018 at 9:24 am

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) has published a new report on sustainable packaging, A Holistic View of the Role of Flexible Packaging in a Sustainable World. The report highlights sustainability advantages of flexible packaging and features case studies comparing flexible packaging to other formats.

Excellence Awards Highlight: Digital Folding Cartons Demonstrate Versioning
April 17, 2018 at 9:11 am

As digital printing expands its reach in packaging, its ability to create high-quality versioned packaging lines is becoming popular among brands with a variety of products. Tap Packaging Solutions earned first place in the 2017 packagePRINTING Excellence Awards' Folding Cartons: Digital category for these versioned folding cartons for UliMana chocolate truffles.

PPC Spring Meeting Highlights Strategies and Leadership
April 16, 2018 at 3:43 pm

The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) held its annual Spring Outlook and Strategies Conference last week in Baltimore. The conference spanned a variety of topics including sales strategies, packaging trends, economic forecasts and building corporate culture.

What Keeps You Up at Night? Find Answers at the Xeikon Cafe North American Edition
April 16, 2018 at 3:36 pm

Xeikon Café North America is a unique industry event that helps printers and converters to understand, evaluate and experience all aspects of digital print, enabling you to consciously make critical business decisions. How to profitably produce in a digital way is showcased by industry leaders in software, workflow, consumables, media, digital printing and finishing solutions dedicated to digital manufacturing.

Understanding and Mitigating Packaging Industry Business Challenges
April 16, 2018 at 11:13 am

To gain a better understanding of the challenges facing package printers and converters throughout the packaging industry, packagePRINTING conducted a survey of its audience and has released a report detailing these challenges and ways they can be mitigated.

Digital Series HD Now Available
April 12, 2018 at 5:18 pm

Mark Andy’s production-class digital solution has been reimagined to bring greater levels of profitability to the modern converter. Digital Series HD is available in 5 through 8 color configurations and can support integrated inline or future-proof near line converting options. The True Hybrid press combines high-resolution digital print and best in class production capability into a single pass workflow. Zero tradeoffs in speed. No sacrifices in configurability. Download the specs

Flint Group and X-Rite Partner on Color Solution for Package Printing
April 10, 2018 at 10:58 am

Flint Group’s Paper & Board business has entered into a partnership with X-Rite. As part of the VIVO Colour Solutions platform, VIVO ColourCloud will utilize the X-Rite eXact device to provide a central web-based self-service digital color repository.

Paper Specs Sample Highlights Capabilities of Highcon Euclid III (Video)
April 10, 2018 at 9:27 am

Paper Specs, a resource for printing and packaging designers, sent us a VIP Sample box that was filled with unique and interesting samples. However, there was one that stood out in particular — a series of diecut calendars finished using a Highcon Euclid III. Check out this video for a closer look at these digital diecutting capabilities, which can create amazing designs in a variety of printing and packaging applications.

Excellence Awards Highlight: Rugby Ball Inspires Winning Wine Label
April 10, 2018 at 9:17 am

Combining pristine printing and creative diecutting can lead to a label that will immediately catch a consumer's eye. Multi-Color Corporation - Australia employed these tactics for this rugby ball inspired wine label that won first place in the Wine and Beer Labels: Offset (Line and Text) category in last year's packagePRINTING Excellence Awards.

Alliance Packaging to Add EFI Nozomi C18000 for Direct Digital Printing
April 9, 2018 at 11:31 am

Alliance Packaging, a corrugated packaging manufacturer with locations throughout the Northwestern United States, is adding an EFI Nozomi C18000 direct-to-corrugated digital press to its Seattle headquarters. It marks the ninth Nozomi transaction and shipment as of the end of March 2018.

DowDuPont to Invest $100M in Texas Facility, Increasing Packaging Material Production
April 9, 2018 at 11:02 am

DowDuPont will make a series of investments totaling approximately $100 million over the next two years to expand manufacturing capacity and to modernize facilities at the Sabine River Works plant in Orange County, Texas. The joint investment will support customer growth of the Packaging & Specialty Plastics (P&SP) business of DowDuPont’s Materials Science Division.