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.
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.
If you haven't sent in your entries for the 2017 packagePRINTING Excellence Awards, never fear! We are extending the deadline to Friday, June 16. But act fast, it will be here before you know it!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.