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Enhanced Color Matching Techniques for Direct-to-Corrugated Printing
February 23, 2017 at 12:04 pm

Technological advances have yielded drastic improvement in color matching precision, regardless of the substrate. This uptick in quality assurance, coupled with the better known benefits of printing POP displays directly on corrugated — most notably, significant cost-savings and greater speed to market — has helped Sutherland Packaging, turn many potential customers into actual ones.

5 Trends to Impact Product Packaging
February 23, 2017 at 11:47 am

David Luttenberger of Mintel details the key packaging trends that are forecast to play a major role throughout 2017.

Foiled, Again: ALTANA Acquires Landa Nano-Metallography
February 23, 2017 at 11:14 am

The Landa Group and ALTANA AG announced on February 21 that ALTANA has acquired Landa’s Nano-Metallography technology, a process said to be capable of adding metallic highlights to labels, packages, and other printed items at half the cost of conventional foil stamping.

Fabulous Foils
February 23, 2017 at 10:46 am

As consumers seek out premium products, brands are eager to create premium packaging. One way to to spruce up any type of package is through the use of foil.

Maximizing Efficiencies for Sustained Success
February 23, 2017 at 10:18 am

Throughout the package printing process, there are opportunities for increased efficiency. Experts weigh in on color matching, press room configuration and finishing.

Understanding Adhesives
February 23, 2017 at 10:08 am

Often overlooked, adhesives play a major role in labels and packaging. Selecting the right one is essential to a project’s success.

Optimism Is Good; Euphoria, Not as Much
February 23, 2017 at 9:56 am

As businesspeople, we always try to base our decisions on facts, numbers and logic. But, as ordinary humans, we also operate on emotion and instinct. In the year we’ve just entered, we should have plenty of opportunity to display both kinds of behavior.

Eyes on Innovation
February 23, 2017 at 9:31 am

TPC Printing and Packaging has become a leader in luxury folding cartons by not backing down from challenging projects.

Who Are the Packaging Companies Atop the Printing Impressions 400?
February 21, 2017 at 9:36 am

For 33 years, the Printing Impressions 400 has ranked the top companies from across the printing industry by annual sales volume. With packaging being among the hottest growth areas in the industry, several package printers are rising in the ranks.

2016 Printing Impressions 400 Ranking (pdf)
February 21, 2017 at 9:21 am

For 33 years, the Printing Impressions editorial team has compiled a ranking of the top 400 printing companies based on annual sales volumes. Many of the top companies listed in the Printing Impressions 400 are package printers.

Busch Packaging Redesign Hits the NASCAR Track
February 21, 2017 at 9:18 am

Instead of waiting until April for its new packaging design to hit store shelves, Busch beer incorporated its new look into the paint job on Kevin Harvick's No. 4 Ford for the first race of the NASCAR season. Will the new look, combined with NASCAR fans' intense loyalty to sponsor brands lead to increased sales for Busch?

Landa Metallography Technology Acquired by ALTANA
February 21, 2017 at 8:53 am

ALTANA has acquired Landa's Metallography technology, a sustainable alternative to foil transfer processes, which was first unveiled at drupa 2016. The remaining development and engineering of the technology will be transferred to ALTANA's ACTEGA Coatings & Sealants division.

A B Graphic to Highlight the Latest Digicon Series 3 Advancements at Xeikon Café
February 17, 2017 at 9:20 am

A B Graphic International will display the latest advancements of the Digicon Series 3 for modular digital converting at Xeikon Café. The advancements include spot and flood coat varnishing, matrix stripping, slitting, non-stop high speed turret rewinding and camera inspection with integrated workflow.

FINAT's European Label Forum to Discuss Challenging Industry Changes
February 17, 2017 at 9:06 am

The annual FINAT European Label Forum, which will be held from June 7-9 in Berlin, will bring the label industry community together to discuss how to best confront challenging industry changes. Keynote speakers include management guru Michael Jackson and Joschka Fischer, former minister of foreign affairs of Germany.

Arjowiggins Graphic Announces Full North American Expansion
February 16, 2017 at 1:45 pm

Arjowiggins Graphic has announced a full-scale expansion in the United States and North America for its recycled papers offer. Julie Brannen has been appointed as North American regional sales manager to grow and develop business in North America.

CNBC Highlights Flexible Packaging Duo in 'Blue Collar Millionaires'
February 16, 2017 at 11:07 am

Dru Riess and Ray Salinas didn't know anything about printing, but now they run a multi-million dollar package printing company, Popular Ink. The company began with a flexographic printing press bought from a friend's stepfather who kept it in a barn.