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For Sellers, There's No Time Like the Present
May 26, 2017 at 8:50 am

Even if you're at the peak of your career as a printing company owner, and the decision to sell your printing business is years away, there's no time like the present to account for the necessary steps to be ready for the sales process.

FTA Forum Takes on What’s Trending
May 25, 2017 at 1:49 pm

The Flexographic Technical Association’s Annual Forum addressed the most pressing issues facing converters and honored those who stand out in the industry.

In-line Digital Finishing Shows Promise
May 25, 2017 at 1:48 pm

The benefits of digital printing are well-known in the industry, but in-line finishing could be the answer to a more streamlined production process.

Unboxing Opportunity
May 25, 2017 at 1:46 pm

After many years as a commercial printer, Produlith’s offset and digital printing expertise has led to a successful transition to packaging.

Navigating the Pharma Packaging Evolution
May 25, 2017 at 1:44 pm

The pharmaceutical industry is constantly changing, which means printers and converters in this market need to remain informed and innovative.

Best Practices: Embossing is More Than a Visual Enhancement
May 25, 2017 at 1:43 pm

Embossing elements on labels and packages can — literally and figuratively — add a new dimension to a substrate. A raised surface, especially when combined with foil or varnish, does provide visual enhancements, but can also enhance the chances a consumer will touch the package, greatly increasing the likelihood of a purchase.

The Case for Digital Retrofits
May 25, 2017 at 1:42 pm

Three converters share why they chose to add a digital retrofit to conventional presses, and the benefits they’ve experienced as a result.

There's Still Time to Shine!
May 23, 2017 at 10:44 am

The 31st annual packagePRINTING Excellence Awards are right around the corner and the June 2 deadline is coming up fast! Make sure you round up your best packaging samples and send them our way.

Epson Demo Center Adds SurePress L-6034VW
May 23, 2017 at 9:13 am

Epson has added the SurePress L-6034VW single-pass industrial label press to its demo center in Carson, Calif. The Epson Demo Center features the complete lineup of Epson's label and package printing solutions.

Bobst Reveals THQ FlexoCloud Post-Print Flexo Solution
May 23, 2017 at 9:07 am

Bobst revealed its new THQ (Très Haute Qualité) FlexoCloud post-print flexo technology at a technical seminar attended by some of the leading printers and converters from Europe, the Middle East and the U.S.

Wine Label Market Research: The Eyes Have It
May 22, 2017 at 2:57 pm

Because many wine novices largely base their purchasing decisions on the appearance of a wine label, it's essential to make a label as eye-catching as possible. Through the use of eye-tracking technology, brands and converters can gain a better understanding of the types of labels that consumers find most appealing, which could lead to a purchase.

First Sun-Activated, Color Changing Beer Can Hits Shelves
May 22, 2017 at 11:47 am

Molson Coors Canada has developed a sun-activated, color changing beer can released exclusively in Canada and only available for the summer months. The can uses a photochromic ink paired with Coors Light's famous thermochromic ink temperature indicator to create a fun, summer twist on the classic beer.

Wearable Packaging Highlights DuPont Awards For Packaging Innovation
May 22, 2017 at 9:40 am

The DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation have been announced. The Diamond Award, the program's highest honor was presented to Solutions, Inc., for its Fritz Water Vest, a wearable vest that can transport up to 20 pounds of water. The vest is designed for use in developing countries where water transportation is an issue.

IST UV Days Showcases the Latest in UV Curing
May 19, 2017 at 3:55 pm

With a theme of "Energy in light," IST UV Days highlighted the latest advancements in UV curing technology. The event was held from May 15-18 at the IST Metz GmbH headquarters in Nürtingen, Germany.

SGIA Opens Registration for 2017 Expo
May 18, 2017 at 11:23 am

Registration is now open for the 2017 SGIA Expo. The event will be held from Oct. 10-12 in New Orleans and the show floor is already sold out. In addition to the expo, attendees can choose from four separate educational tracks.

Rotoflex Brings Manufacturing to Canadian Facility
May 18, 2017 at 10:58 am

Rotoflex has announced it will be bringing the manufacturing of new Rotoflex slitter/rewinders and diecutting machines to its Toronto facility. These products were previously managed at Mark Andy's location near St. Louis, Mo.