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PRINT United Announces Kodak Will Exhibit in 2019
February 19, 2018 at 4:39 pm

As market convergence continues to accelerate, Kodak has decided to support the 2019 PRINT United Expo in Dallas, Oct. 23-25, 2019. For Kodak, education is essential to move the industry forward and PRINT United will offer many learning opportunities across all segments of the print industry.

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February 16, 2018 at 9:23 am

Plate mounting is a high-volume activity in busy pressrooms. Accuracy, confidence of the adhesion and ease of periodic re-positioning is critical to getting every job out the door on time with quality printing and consistent results. Not only does tesa Softprint® Secure prevent plate lift and promote easy plate repositioning, it also offers you the most for your money at 9% more material per roll and 33% average cost savings. Dare to compare- click below for trial offer. Dare to Compare>>>

Animated Characters Aim to Connect Consumers with Paper & Packaging
February 14, 2018 at 12:27 pm

As part of the Paper & Packaging Board's campaign "Paper & Packaging – How Life Unfolds," two new animated characters have been revealed. The characters will be featured in print and television advertisements, as well as digital advertisements on various platforms.

[VIDEO] Where Smart Packaging, Marketing and Technology Intersect
February 13, 2018 at 9:55 am

As intelligent and interactive packaging begins to appear on shelves, the connection between packaging, marketing and technology is growing stronger. Cory Francer, editor-in-chief of packagePRINTING, joined Thorin McGee of Target Marketing and Rob Stott of Dealerscope to discuss smart packaging examples they've seen, how marketers can leverage the technology, and where this all fits into the consumer electronics world. 

NY Legislators Propose Mandated Child Resistant Packaging for Detergent Pods
February 12, 2018 at 5:30 pm

The dangers of laundry and dish detergent pods have been well documented ever since these products began to appear on store shelves. However, detergent-related poisonings persist, and two legislators from New York have proposed packaging regulations in an effort to make these products safer.

Chile Targets Packaging in Battle Against Obesity Epidemic
February 12, 2018 at 4:06 pm

In Chile, packaging considerations have become a heavy means for the country to curtail a crisis that has led the health ministry to categorize three quarters of adults and more than half of 6-year-old children overweight or obese.

CSI Is First to Purchase Complete EFI Nozomi Digital Press and ERP Workflow
February 12, 2018 at 2:53 pm

Corrugated Synergies International (CSI) is the first company to purchase the full ecosystem of EFI technologies for corrugated packaging, featuring EFI Corrugated Packaging Suite manufacturing execution system software for business ERP and production management integrated with an EFI Fiery digital front end and the Nozomi C18000 inkjet press.

Five Packaging Trends to Follow in 2018
February 12, 2018 at 2:26 pm

Each year, market intelligence agency Mintel releases a collection of Global Packaging Trends. David Luttenberger of Mintel shared his thoughts behind this year’s five trends.

Who Are You Calling Conventional?
February 12, 2018 at 2:03 pm

If you’re using late-model flexo or offset equipment to produce packaging and labels, give yourself some extra points for being cutting-edge. Thanks to automation and other technical advances, the conventional processes have never looked or performed better.

Digital Packaging Expands its Reach
February 12, 2018 at 1:10 pm

The third annual Digital Packaging Summit showcased digital printing’s impact on all packaging segments and an evolving retail world.

eltosch grafix LED UV Drying System for High Speed Sheet-fed Printing (Do We Want to Include Web?)
February 12, 2018 at 12:56 pm

The eltosch grafix LED Powerline Focus drying system was developed for high-speed sheetfed offset printing machines. This powerful LED UV system has been optimized for greater distances from the substrate. A high intensity is achieved by using a unique focusing optic lens. This leads to extraordinary curing results even at the highest operating speeds. LED Powerline’s modular design permits the switching off of individual segments for an easy adaptation to small sheet sizes. Advantages include: Unique focal lens system UV concentration; high flexibility in substrate clearances; compact module design; 5 diode row LED segments; exchangeable LED segments; high output power with low energy consumption; formats from 20” to 73”;  and segment shutdown for small sheet sizes.

Durst Digital Days Highlights the Latest in Inkjet Technology
February 9, 2018 at 9:07 am

The Durst Digital Days, held at Durst's headquarters in Brixen, Italy, highlighted the company's latest inkjet developments for labels and packaging. The event featured Durst customers discussing their experiences with the technology and live demonstrations of Durst inkjet products.

Flexographic Technical Association Enters its 60th Year
February 8, 2018 at 2:01 pm

This year marks the 60th anniversary for the member-driven organization, Flexographic Technical Association (FTA). Founded in 1958, its purpose remains the same — serving the package printing and converting industry by connecting like-minded individuals, providing flexographers the resources needed to expand their skills, and continuing to drive flexography to package printing dominance.

Durst and OMET Collaborate on XJet Hybrid Printing Platform
February 8, 2018 at 8:45 am

Durst and OMET have unveiled the XJet hybrid printing platform during Durst's Digital Days event at its headquarters in Brixen, Italy. The hybrid press combines Durst’s Tau 330 digital inkjet system with OMET X6 flexo stations and converting units.

WS Packaging Group Acquired by Platinum Equity
February 6, 2018 at 4:19 pm

WS Packaging Group, based in Green Bay, Wis., has been acquired by Platinum Equity. The company was previously part of J.W. Childs Associates, L.P. WS Packaging provides labels and packaging solutions for the food and beverage, consumer packaged goods, and pharmaceutical markets.