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APPtitude: Watch These Spooky Wine Labels Come to Life
October 31, 2017 at 10:46 am

Just in time for Halloween, packagePRINTING Senior Production Editor Ashley Roberts highlights augmented reality enabled wine labels from Australian brand 19 Crimes. Check out how these labels eerily come to life!

VIDEO: Marco Boer on Why You Should Check Out the Digital Packaging Summit
August 1, 2017 at 10:32 am

The third annual Digital Packaging Summit will return to Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., from Oct. 23-25, bringing converters and suppliers together to discuss how digital printing can impact their businesses. Marco Boer, VP of I.T. Strategies and a member of the Summit's advisory board, stopped the packagePRINTING's office to discuss the event.

[VIDEO]: The 31st Annual packagePRINTING Excellence Awards
June 26, 2017 at 12:21 pm

Approximately 200 entries poured into the Philadelphia HQ of packagePRINTING for our 31st annual Excellence Awards. Last Thursday, five industry expert judges sifted through all the entries to determine winners in several categories and who would be recognized as Best of Show. Check out these highlights from the exciting day.

Why YOU Should Enter the 2017 packagePRINTING Excellence Awards
March 28, 2017 at 9:54 am

With categories spanning all packaging types and printing methods, there's room for everyone to join in on the 31st annual packagePRINTING Excellence Awards. By submitting your company's best work, it may be featured in the August issue of packagePRINTING and in a video. The contest is open for entries, so send us your excellent packaging today!

VIDEO: Constantia Flexibles Helps Turn Public Art Into Colorful Labels
February 14, 2017 at 11:36 am

With a Super Bowl commercial featuring the music of John Legend, PepsiCo's new LIFEWTR brand made its presence known earlier this month. Dan Muenzer, VP of marketing for the labels division of Constantia Flexibles, joined us to share the interesting story behind the brand's art-inspired labels.

[VIDEO] The Top Packaging Trends for 2017
January 24, 2017 at 8:52 am

As the calendar turns to the new year, Mintel, a global market research firm announces the key trends that it expects will have an impact on packaging markets around the world. David Luttenberger, Mintel's global packaging director, stopped by the packagePRINTING studio to discuss 2017 trends and share some examples.

[VIDEO] Bennett Pioneers Digital Corrugated Printing With Welch's Pallet Skirt
January 10, 2017 at 9:33 am

When a customer needed a pallet skirt produced on a very tight deadline, Bennett, a corrugated converter based near Kansas City, Mo., called on its Barberán JetMaster 1680 digital press to get the job done. Not only did they hit the deadline, the print quality was so impressive that the display earned first place in the Corrugated (Post/Direct Print): Digital category and second place in Best of Show in the 2016 packagePRINTING Excellence Awards.

[VIDEO] Tap Packaging Solutions Impresses With Digitally Printed Chocolate Bar Cartons
December 20, 2016 at 9:24 am

packagePRINTING Senior Content Editor Cory Francer talks with Jaime Wilhelm, design and engineering manager at Tap Packaging Solutions in Cleveland, about the design and production of its award-winning folding cartons for Fleurir Chocolates' "Taste the Nation, Bar by Bar" series. Tap Packaging Solutions won first place in the Folding Cartons: Digital category in the 2016 packagePRINTING Excellence Awards.

[VIDEO] First Impressions of the 2016 Digital Packaging Summit
December 13, 2016 at 9:33 am

The second annual Digital Packaging Summit brought leading converter executives and supplier sponsors together for three days of content dedicated to digital technology in the packaging industry. Check out what some of the attendees thought of the event.

[VIDEO] Tap Packaging Helps Jack Daniel's Iconic Brand Stand Out on This Gift Set
December 6, 2016 at 9:08 am

packagePRINTING Senior Content Editor Cory Francer talks with Jaime Wilhelm, design and engineering manager at Tap Packaging Solutions in Cleveland, about the design and production of its award-winning Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey Gift Set. Tap Packaging Solutions won first place in the corrugated (post/direct print): offset category in the 2016 packagePRINTING Excellence Awards.

[Video] Tips for Clear Communication
September 27, 2016 at 11:39 am

It's imperative to keep the lines of communication open among packaging designers, printers and brand owners. Ashley Roberts, senior production editor of packagePRINTING, spoke with Kory Grushka, director of business development at Works Design Group, who provided some tips on how to facilitate open and clear communication.

[Video] Ups and Downs in Packaging Design Communication
September 20, 2016 at 9:50 am

Strong communication is a key aspect of a packaging production project. However, aligning the designer, brand owner and printer is not always easy. In this video, Kory Grushka of Works Design Group discusses a project where communication went smoothly and one where communication could have been improved.

[VIDEO] Why Poor Communication Isn't Worth the Risk
September 11, 2016 at 9:41 am

When a packaging project is on a tight deadline, it can be easy to overlook the communication process. But when brand owners, designers and printers don't get on the same page, the project is put at risk. Ashley Roberts, senior production editor of packagePRINTING, spoke with Kory Grushka, director of business development at Works Design Group, to learn more.

[VIDEO] Identifying the Biggest Communication Problem
September 2, 2016 at 8:59 am

To achieve success in a packaging project, designers, brand owners and printers all need to engage in frequent communication. Ashley Roberts, senior production editor of packagePRINTING, spoke with Kory Grushka of Works Design Group, to find out what the biggest communication issues are.

[VIDEO] Coca-Cola 'Slimes' Hi-C Packaging for Ghostbusters Re-Up
July 19, 2016 at 10:18 am

In honor of the re-up of the 1984 cult classic "Ghostbusters," Coca-Cola has rereleased a fan favorite for a limited time: Hi-C Ecto Cooler (made by Minute Maid, a division of The Coca-Cola Company). Fans of the drink went wild, and at the end of May, the company released the drink at select locations in both juice box and aluminum can form. To spice things up, Coca-Cola added thermochromic ink from CTI to the can to make it seem as though the can has been slimed when it is chilled.

[Video] The 30th Annual packagePRINTING Excellence Awards
June 27, 2016 at 5:05 pm

Approximately 200 entries poured into the Philadelphia HQ of packagePRINTING for our 30th annual Excellence Awards. Last Thursday, five industry expert judges sifted through all the entries to determine winners in several categories and who would be recognized as Best of Show. Check out highlights from the exciting day.

DataLase Introduces Laser Technology for Packaging at drupa 2016
June 14, 2016 at 9:53 am

packagePRINTING Senior Content Editor Cory Francer gets the lowdown from Chuck Pemble, Datalase's VP of Business Development, Americas, on how DataLase's in-line digital technology can provide variability and customization in packaging.