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.
Brands and their associated colors are often so closely connected that consumers can quickly recognize a brand based solely off color - think Coca-Cola and red. In packaging, color differentiation is often measured in terms of "Delta E," with the goal to keep that number as low as possible. But what exactly is Delta E, and how can printers better understand this essential measurement?
Idealliance is building upon the G7 Master program that qualifies printing facilities according to three increasingly stringent tiered levels of G7 Master proficiency audits: G7 Grayscale, G7 Targeted and G7 Colorspace.
In a highly competitive marketplace, brands and packaging designers are looking for ways to differentiate their products on the shelf. Packaging trends for 2018 will increasingly go beyond color to include embellishment options such as foils, special varnishes, soft touch finishes and more.
To stay competitive in today’s increasingly fast-paced digital world, packaging converters need to re-evaluate their color workflows. It’s time to debunk three of the most common myths in the packaging color workflow to build a more technically viable color measurement and management process for packaging converters.
What does it take to keep an offset printing press performing consistently? It's a question I have been asked more times than I can count — and with good reason.
Domino announced it will launch its new K600i White digital print module at Labelexpo Europe 2017 as an alternative to screen printing.
Delivering consistent results is essential in the package printing business. To capitalize on these customer demands, converters should be prioritizing their automation and color control. packagePRINTING recently hosted a webinar to discuss these important aspects of printing.
Tomorrow, packagePRINTING will host a webinar that will discuss what package printers need to know about improving their automation, color control and implementing UV-LED inks. The webinar will feature industry experts including Dr. Bruce Myers of Rochester Institute of Technology and Niklas Olsson of Flint Group.
Lake Image Systems will highlight two digital print solutions delivering document integrity and variable print quality confidence at Xeikon Café Packaging Innovations 2017, which will be held March 28-31.
All Printing Resources and SpotOn! Press have released a new version of SpotOn! pressroom software that allows flexographic converters to import and export CxF files.
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.
Color-Logic has announced the certification of the Mark Andy Digital Series hybrid press for the Color-Logic process. By achieving the certification, the Mark Andy Digital Series increases its special effects printing capabilities.
Tap Packaging Solutions underwent a full re-certification audit by its independent auditors, Smithers Quality Assessments. The audit included a close examination of Tap’s quality objectives, management review process, corrective and preventative actions, documentation, design process and manufacturing process.
Bemis Co., the largest flexible packaging company in the Americas, is utilizing Esko Automation Engine with Global Vision proofing system to assist it in catching packaging file errors.
Diamond Packaging, a folding carton supplier that serves Fortune 500 companies worldwide, has achieved G7 Master Qualification, awarded by Idealliance. The company's goals of providing high quality and reliable repeatability to its customers were the drivers behind the decision to become G7 qualified.
In a recent webinar hosted by Printing Impressions , a sister publication of packagePRINTING, and sponsored by Canon U.S.A., a panel of speakers discussed the importance of color calibration and G7 qualification. Panelists included representatives from Swiss chocolatier Lindt & Sprungli, Ohio-based printer Source3Media and Canon U.S.A.
Sun Chemical and Windmoeller & Hoelscher will team up to host "Transform Your Packaging with Color," an event designed to review trends and understand the impact of color on packaging and on the shelf.