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.
Welcome to the Road Map of Progress series. This week, Dan Muenzer, president of TLMI, discusses advancements in labels.
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.
Xeikon hosted its second edition of Xeikon Café North America last week, highlighting its latest innovations in digital printing, sharing digital printing success stories, and providing a glimpse into what the company has in store for Labelexpo Americas in the fall.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you’re using late-model flexo or offset equipment to produce packaging and labels, give yourself some extra points for being cutting-edge. Thanks to automation and other technical advances, the conventional processes have never looked or performed better.
As consumers and brands continue to realize the benefits flexible packaging provides, converters can make the most of the increasing opportunities in the segment.
At the recent Digital Packaging Summit, representatives of three prominent converters spoke candidly about their experiences with digital printing technology and the impact it has had on their respective businesses.
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.
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.