Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry

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

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.

Packaging's Road Map of Progress: Folding Cartons

Welcome to the Road Map of Progress series, in which over the next four weeks, packagePRINTING will be releasing insights that our reporter Patrick Henry learned from subject matter experts in each packaging segment. This week, Sandra Krasovec, professor/program coordinator, Packaging Design BFA, Fashion Institute of Technology, discusses advancements in folding cartons.

Enter The New Era of Flexographic Printing

Previously known as a cost-effective process with some shortcomings, flexo has benefited from advancements in automation, hybridization and high-definition graphics to make it a premier print technology.

Offset Litho is Ready for What’s Next in Packaging

Packaging markets are changing and offset lithography is changing in step with them. Thanks to a steady progression of R&D-driven advancements, the process is as versatile as ever and playing an important role in label and packaging applications.

Combination Offset Adds Customer Convenience

All American Label recently installed a combination offset and flexo press, the Nilpeter MO-4. Self-described as a one-stop-shop for customers, CEO Brad C. Brown says the MO-4 is ideal for the flexibility his company needs.

In Its Hometown, Kodak Reasserts Its Commitment to Print

Kodak recently hosted a two-day gathering of about 250 customers, Kodak personnel, and trade media representatives at the company’s historic manufacturing complex in Rochester, N.Y. Led by Kodak CEO Jeffrey Clarke, senior executives gave a state-of-the-company report that outlined Kodak’s current business strategy and detailed its progress in developing solutions for print markets.

Brands Want Digital Packaging to be On Their Side

Most of what commercial and packaging printers produce is intended, in one way or another, to support  brands. In an October 24 session at the Digital Packaging Summit, production executives of three brand-owning companies explained what that support entails and how they thought providers of digital printing and finishing services could best contribute to brand promotion.

Digital Printing for Packaging - What Do the Numbers Say?

During the opening session of the Digital Packaging Summit, Bob Leahey of Keypoint Intelligence provided a look into the latest statistics in digital package printing to outline where the technology stands across all packaging segments, including labels, folding cartons, flexible packaging and corrugated.