In many cases, paper manufacturers have been closing mills, taking papermaking machines off-line or rededicating machines to produce more profitable substrates, such as paperboard and packaging grades.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A panel of digital printing adopters took the stage at the Digital Packaging Summit to discuss their first-hand experiences with the technology. The panel provided advice for label, folding carton and corrugated printers interested in digital printing.
During the Digital Packaging Summit, Marco Boer, VP of I.T. Strategies and the conference co-chair, discussed the latest innovations in substrates, ink and finishing processes for digital printing of packaging.
Representatives from small brands took the stage at the fourth annual Digital Packaging Summit to discuss their packaging needs and the impact digital printing has on their businesses.
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 superb quality and the automated workflows of packaging and label production wouldn’t be possible without high-performance prepress applications.
The Heidelberg Primefire 106 has made its North American debut at Warneke Paper Box in Denver. At an event held at Warneke Paper Box on Oct. 1 and 2, Warneke and Heidelberg executives demonstrated the press's capabilities and discussed plans for its future.
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.
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.
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.