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Flint Group and X-Rite Partner on Color Solution for Package Printing
April 10, 2018 at 10:58 am

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.

Delta What? - An Introduction to Delta E
March 27, 2018 at 11:21 am

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?

Packaging Trends for 2018: Bold Colors and Finishing Effects
December 15, 2017 at 3:12 pm

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.

Solving 3 Common Myths in a Packaging Color Workflow
November 29, 2017 at 12:32 pm

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.

How Converters Can Achieve Automation and Color Control
April 18, 2017 at 9:20 am

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: Improve Your Plant's Automation and Color Control
April 11, 2017 at 10:40 am

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.

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.

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.

Mark Andy Digital Series Certified for Color-Logic Process
January 16, 2017 at 8:43 am

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 Achieves ISO 9001:2008 With Design Certification
January 5, 2017 at 1:46 pm

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.

Diamond Packaging Achieves G7 Master Qualification
December 29, 2016 at 12:56 pm

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.

A Rainbow of Perspectives on G7 Color Calibration
December 27, 2016 at 8:53 am

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.