Kodak has announced it has begun the process of selling its Flexographic Packaging Division. The division produces and markets the FLEXCEL NX system of flexographic imaging equipment, printing plates, consumables and related services.
The 10% tariff that the Trump administration has imposed on imported aluminum is now being passed through as a surcharge by major lithographic printing plate manufacturers to their U.S. offset printing customers.
Heidi Larsen, VP, brand integration leader, for Esko, spoke with packagePRINTING about Esko's recent acquisition of BLUE Software, and how the acquisition will help improve the packaging management process throughout the supply chain.
Image recognition, near field communication and many other technologies are making packaging a more interactive experience, engaging consumers in new ways. As smart packaging continues to catch on with brands, printers and converters should be prepared to be able to offer these technologies.
Eye-catching offset printing, tactile embellishments and the addition of a smokey scent helped Hub Folding Box earn Best of Show in the 32nd annual packagePRINTING Excellence Awards for this folding carton, produced for Crown Royal's Texas Mesquite Canadian whisky.
SGIA has joined the Coalition for Accurate Product Labels as California’s new Proposition 65 label warning requirements take place this month. SGIA stated its goal in joining CAPL is to engage in conversation about smart labeling that provides consumers with accurate information.
Mark Andy has expanded its Performance Series line of flexographic presses, with the addition of the P9E, P7E and P5E models. The P9E will be officially unveiled at Labelexpo Americas, and is designed specifically for flexible packaging production.
TLMI's L.I.F.E. certification will merge with the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership Certification. The merger is the result of side-by-side comparisons of the certifications that indicated a merger would be mutually beneficial.
RotoRepel no-stick treatment delivers expanded press and die benefits to maximize performance. It can be used on either flexible or solid dies and will reduce adhesion buildup, help presses run faster, reduce downtime and reduce missed labels.
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.
Abbott-Action, a corrugated packaging and display printer based in Attleboro, Mass., has received G7 Master Qualification, awarded by Idealliance. Abbott-Action is among the early adopters of single-pass, direct-to-board digital corrugated printing, having installed the Barberán Jetmaster 1890.
Amcor Limited and Bemis Company have announced that their respective boards of directors have approved an agreement in which Amcor will acquire Bemis in an all-stock transaction valued at $6.8 billion. Amcor CEO Ron Delia stated that Amcor is seeking growth in the flexible packaging industry in the Americas.
MacDermid Graphics Solutions has been selected to receive a 2018 InterTech Award for Anti-Fluting Plate Technology. Since 1978, the InterTech Technology Awards have honored technologies predicted to shape the future of print and graphics communications.
The fourth-annual Digital Packaging Summit will be held from November 5-7 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., building on its mission of connecting digital packaging equipment suppliers and package printers for three days of education and networking. Atlas Die, Barberán, MPS and Label Traxx are the latest suppliers to join the 2018 event as sponsors.
Heidelberg and Gallus will exhibit together at the same booth during Labelexpo Americas 2018. During the show, Gallus will unveil the Smartfire digital label printing system and Heidelberg will demonstrate its Omnifire 250 4D inkjet digital printer.
OMET and Durst have formed a strategic partnership in North America that allows OMET exclusive access for sales of the Durst Tau product line. Full implementation of the partnership is expected to be achieved by Labelexpo Americas, at which the Durst Tau 330 RSC and OMET XJet digital-flexo hybrid press will be featured.
Paper Converting Machine Company announced it will hold a demonstration of SteadyPrint, its anti-bounce technology, at the Impact Summit later this month. This technology minimizes the effects of forces experienced during printing and monitors and reduces bounce in real time.
At Label Expo 2018 in booth 6523, Domino will be bringing a flavor of their ‘Digital Printing Spectrum’ open house event to the show.
The Paperboard Packaging Council has revealed four packaging design trends that emerged during the association's annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competition. Read on to see these latest trends and be on the lookout for the winning entries, which will be announced in October.