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The 'Surprise and Delight' of Thermochromic Inks
July 26, 2016 at 9:54 am

We've seen it famously turn the Rocky Mountains blue and we've seen it impress the judges in the packagePRINTING Excellence Awards. Now we've seen thermochromic ink thrill "Ghostbusters" fans through its appearance on the new Hi-C Ecto Cooler cans. We caught up with a Chromatic Technologies Inc. (CTI) spokesman to learn more.

The Results Are In: Drupa 2016 By the Numbers
July 25, 2016 at 4:52 pm

More than 260,000 visitors flocked to Düsseldorf, Germany, for drupa 2016. As the leading trade show in the printing industry, drupa is known for bringing in massive crowds. But who are these thousands of people? Where do they come from? And what does it mean? A new infographic helps put the pieces together.

Nostalgic Packaging Kicks Up Perceived Authenticity
July 25, 2016 at 4:43 pm

Brands and products come and go, but there are the lucky few that have withstood the sands of time, causing nostalgia seekers to yearn for the familiarity of packaging of yore. The success of recent packaging throwbacks indicates that brands are aware of how a vintage look resonates with consumers, even if they aren't directly demanding the change.

Zeller+Gmelin Celebrates 150th Anniversary
July 25, 2016 at 3:21 pm

Founded in 1866, Zeller+Gmelin will host a three-day celebration in September to mark its 150th anniversary. The event will be held in Eislingen, Germany, and will feature entertainment, family-friendly events and an open house.

drupa 2016 Data Sheet
July 25, 2016 at 2:11 pm

The drupa 2016 data sheet has been released by Messe Düsseldorf. Some of the information captured in this data sheet includes: the total number of exhibitors, space, total number of visitors, top 10 countries of origin, average length of stay for visitors, as well as additional information.

Drupa 2016: All Eyes on Packaging
July 22, 2016 at 1:25 pm

Drupa themes of the past have tended to focus on a specific technology. This year, however, was all about packaging.

Inland's Expanding Vision
July 22, 2016 at 9:01 am

As an established leader in label printing for more than 70 years, Inland is growing into new markets and adding capabilities.

MPS and Domino Partner on Latest Hybrid Label Solution
July 19, 2016 at 1:30 pm

MPS and Domino have partnered to bring the latest flexo/digital hybrid printing solution to fruition. The MPS EF SYMJET powered by Domino combines the MPS EF flexo platform with the Domino N610i digital UV inkjet label press.

[VIDEO] Coca-Cola 'Slimes' Hi-C Packaging for Ghostbusters Re-Up
July 19, 2016 at 10:18 am

In honor of the re-up of the 1984 cult classic "Ghostbusters," Coca-Cola has rereleased a fan favorite for a limited time: Hi-C Ecto Cooler (made by Minute Maid, a division of The Coca-Cola Company). Fans of the drink went wild, and at the end of May, the company released the drink at select locations in both juice box and aluminum can form. To spice things up, Coca-Cola added thermochromic ink from CTI to the can to make it seem as though the can has been slimed when it is chilled.

Maxcess Introduces the Spyder Plus S1 and Thin Load Cell Series
July 18, 2016 at 12:23 pm

Maxcess has announced the release of the MAGPOWR Spyder Plus S1 Controller and Thin Load Cell Series. The Spyder Plus S1 Controller provides several functions that were previously limited to high-end controllers. The Thin Load Cell is a European-style solution, requiring minimal machine space.