Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry a Senior Editor at NAPCO Media and writes for In-plant Graphics, Printing Impressions and packagePRINTING.

Adapting to Short-Run Realities

Among printers and converters, the definition of “short run” depends on whom you ask and what they’re producing. A high-margin opportunity to differentiate themselves from competitors with short-run output is what they all share.

How Diamond Packaging Takes its Promotional Calendar to the Next Level

Promotional calendars are hardly a new tool for printers to use when wooing customers and prospects. But Diamond Packaging's 2019 calendar extends beyond serving as a promotional piece, demonstrating the artwork-like qualities the company can produce, along with the latest smart packaging technologies. Here's how the 2019 calendar came together.

Industry Convergence Webinar Outlines Opportunities Across Print Segments

Print industry "convergence" in theory and practice – the latter in the form of success stories from two printing companies that have branched well beyond their original capabilities – was the subject of a Printing Impressions webinar that is now available for online viewing.

A Package Printing Supporting Cast

Built in or added on, systems that enable a press’s basic functions or extend its capabilities are must-have components for truly competitive performance.

Deep Dives into Digital for Three Packaging Segments

As digital printing continues its emergence throughout the packaging industry, it has become evident that the various packaging segments have different needs. During the Digital Packaging Summit, industry experts led deep-dive sessions on digital printing for labels, folding cartons and corrugated packaging.

Benny Landa Among Headliners at 2018 Franklin Luminaire Awards Event

No other honor bestowed by the industry carries more prestige than the Franklin Luminaire Awards. Six tributes for 2018 went to high-profile recipients in a ceremony at Manhattan’s Chelsea Piers on October 17, with Benny Landa (Landa Group) and Samir Husni (University of Mississippi) as the headliners.

The Prepress Path to Print Quality

The superb quality and the automated workflows of packaging and label production wouldn’t be possible without high-performance prepress applications.

The Lowdown on Low Migration Inks

Printers and converters of packaging for food, pharmaceuticals, or medical supplies have likely worked with low migration ink – but possibly without fully understanding what it is and how pressing a set of regulatory obligations it carries.

Flexible Packaging Shines With Graphical Advancements

Welcome to the final edition of the Road Map of Progress series, which reveals insights that our reporter Patrick Henry learned from subject matter experts in each packaging segment. This week, Mark Mazur, consultant; chair of the FIRST committee, Flexographic Technical Association, discusses progress in flexible packaging.

Packaging's Road Map of Progress: Corrugated

Welcome to the third edition of the Road Map of Progress series, which reveals insights that our reporter Patrick Henry learned from subject matter experts in each packaging segment. This week, Jeff Chalovich, president of the corrugated business at WestRock, discusses advancements in the corrugated market.