Toni McQuilken

Toni McQuilken

Toni McQuilken is the senior editor for the printing and packaging group.

Practical Steps Toward a More Sustainable Process

As consumers continue to value an environmentally-friendly lifestyle, brands will seek out packaging providers to help them share a strong sustainability story. For package printers, it’s important to understand steps they can take toward a greener direction.

Understanding the Impact of Automation

By targeting the right aspects of their businesses and taking customer needs into account, printers and converters can increase their success when assessing automation.

Packaging for the Boutique Brand

Consumers are increasingly seeking out products from craft, boutique and artisanal brands, whose packaging needs tend to differ from their larger CPG counterparts.

Going Green with Folding Cartons

While each packaging format has sustainability attributes, paperboard-based folding cartons earn strong marks in recyclability and material renewability.

Flexible Packaging Opportunity for Narrow-Web Newcomers

With a growing need for short-run flexible packaging across a variety of segments, narrow-web flexographic printers have emerged as a viable platform to shoulder some of this work, which has historically been dominated by dedicated wide-web printers.

Are Commercial Printers Invading Package Printing?

With plenty of demand and opportunity to grow, packaging is an enticing market for commercial printers. But package printers have good reason to feel confident in an increasingly competitive field.