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PRINTING United Educates Across Industry Segments
May 14, 2019 at 9:50 am

With nearly 100 curated sessions, three half-day intensives and show-floor amphitheater sessions, the education experience at PRINTING United will address convergence in the printing industry.

Registration Opens for PRINTING United
May 8, 2019 at 2:27 pm

Registration is open for PRINTING United, the new event from SGIA and NAPCO Media taking place in Dallas, Oct. 23-25, 2019. PRINTING United brings the universe of printing under one roof, serving markets including apparel decorating, graphics production and installation, functional printing, commercial printing, package printing and in-plant.

Going Beyond Boxes with Wide-Format Digital
May 7, 2019 at 11:26 am

Southern Carton wanted to offer more to its customers and discovered new opportunities with wide-format digital printing. With its new printer on board, the company has expanded beyond packaging.

WestRock Acquires UBS Printing Group to Expand in Multiple Market Segments
May 7, 2019 at 11:10 am

WestRock Company is expanding its capabilities to support the beauty and personal care, nutraceutical and media industries with the acquisition of UBS Printing Group, Inc., a specialty printing and packaging company that manufactures high impact cartons, as well as related literature products.

TLMI Announces Rebrand of Index & Trend Report
May 7, 2019 at 10:42 am

TLMI announced that its Index & Trend Report will be rebranded as TLMI MarketWatch and will be published twice yearly with a Converter Edition in the spring and a Brand Owner/Packaging Buyer edition later in the year.

Cenveo Completes Sale of Its Long-Run Labels and Receipt Paper Assets
April 30, 2019 at 11:28 am

Cenveo has announced the sale of its long-run labels and receipt paper assets to Iconex LLC, a portfolio company of Atlas Holdings. The sale includes plants in Joplin, Mo. and Jefferson City, Tenn., along with certain assets of the Vernon, Calif. plant. The acquisition will allow Iconex to expand on its current portfolio of label solutions.

Practical Steps Toward a More Sustainable Process
April 30, 2019 at 10:14 am

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.

American Packaging Corp. Announces Major Expansion to Rotogravure Facility
April 30, 2019 at 9:39 am

American Packaging Corporation's recently opened Roto Center of Excellence in DeForest, Wis., will undergo a $50 million expansion, adding 126,000 sq. ft. to the facility. The expansion will allow the company to keep up with gravure demand and provide converting of extensible substrates that qualify for a circular plastics economy.

EFI CEO Explains Why Company Is Going Private
April 23, 2019 at 10:33 am

EFI's announcement about its intentions to be acquired by private equity firm Siris Capital Group in an all-cash transaction valued at $1.7 billion shouldn't come as a total surprise. After all, the private equity world has been taking notice of the printing and, especially, packaging markets for a while now.

Harness the Power of Color
April 23, 2019 at 10:18 am

Brands want their packaging colors to be rich, vibrant and evocative. But, more than anything else, brands want colors that are consistent from run to run across all the processes used to reproduce them. Here’s how printers are delivering.

Flexo’s Evolution for Packaging’s Future
April 16, 2019 at 11:58 am

To stay competitive in a changing industry, package printers are striving to get better and faster. Advancements in flexography are helping them rise to the challenge.

Unicorr Achieves Certification as an Amazon APASS Provider
April 16, 2019 at 11:24 am

Unicorr Packaging Group is now a certified Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier (APASS) Network provider. As an APASS provider, Unicorr is qualified to design, test and manufacture packaging to meet Amazon’s latest stringent guidelines.

EFI Enters Definitive Agreement to be Acquired for Approximately $1.7B
April 15, 2019 at 1:02 pm

Under the terms of the agreement, which has been unanimously approved by EFI’s Board of Directors, an affiliate of Siris will acquire all the outstanding common stock of EFI for $37 per share in cash. The purchase price represents an approximately 45% premium over EFI’s 90 day volume weighted average price ended on April 12, 2019.

Understanding the Impact of Automation
April 9, 2019 at 10:52 am

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

Biodegradable Film Demand On the Rise, Freedonia Report States
April 9, 2019 at 10:41 am

Demand for biodegradable plastic film is expected to climb 5.4% yearly to $122 million in 2023, according to "Specialty Films," a new study from The Freedonia Group. Food packaging is expected to be the market segment responsible for the majority of this demand.