FTA releases sixth Flexography 101 Booklet – An Introduction to Color Fundamentals

The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA, Bohemia, NY) has launched the newest addition to its Flexography 101 booklet series, An Introduction to Color Fundamentals. The booklet is the sixth of its kind designed to complement a well-rounded set of industry essentials including: An Introduction to Flexography, Anilox Handling & Care, Ink Handling & Maintenance, and Plate … Read more →

The Future of Digital Packaging Workflows study released

InfoTrends (now Keypoint Intelligence with partner Buyer’s Lab) has completed research on the global packaging market’s use of software tools to enhance production of all printed packaging taking into account all relevant software segments. The market exceeded $1 billion worldwide in 2015, and that total is climbing steadily in all regions, according to InfoTrends. “Brand … Read more →

February 16-17 workshop helps packaging firms create a financial roadmap for 2017

The Markens Group (TMG) will hold its Machine Hour Rates and Profit Planning Fundamentals Workshop on February 16-17, 2017 in Springfield, MA. The two-day seminar is designed to help folding carton and corrugated box converters, commercial printers, labelers, and contract packaging companies create an overall financial plan for the year, and construct budgets and measurement tools to gauge progress and stay on track along … Read more →

NPES and VDMA release comprehensive study on the global print packaging market

NPES (the Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies) and the VDMA (the Mechanical Engineering Industry Association of Germany), have released a joint comprehensive study, Worldwide Market for Print 2.0: Global Opportunities in Packaging. A team of consultants from The Economist Intelligence Unit, the business information arm of The Economist Group and the … Read more →

Unwrapping opportunities in packaging

Here, Rachel Morier, who leads the packaging and food waste reduction initiatives at PAC, Packaging Consortium (a not-for-profit organization that works to inform and educate 2,300 members throughout the packaging value chain), explores some fascinating technologies and opportunities in the exciting and ever-evolving world of packaging printing. One of the most exciting aspects of printing … Read more →

Mark Andy introduces Performance Series for narrow-web flexible packaging

With new design features incorporated into “a proven printing platform”, Mark Andy’s new Performance Series features: web handling and motion control improvements geared to flexible packaging substrates; a new inline solvent-free lamination process; higher irradiance ProLED curing; improved ergonomics and controls; better register; more value-added automation; and greater reliability – all focused on providing an … Read more →

Verso releases its latest Paper@Work Brief on Metallized Paper

Verso Corporation (Memphis, TN), a leading producer of flexible packaging, technical, and label and converting papers, has released Metallized Paper – When Performance and Sustainability Meet, Products Shine – the sixth installment in its popular Paper@Work series. Paper@Work is an ongoing series of briefings from Verso that details a spectrum of important topics impacting the … Read more →

PPC Technical Workshop August 24-25 to explore the digital future of package printing

The Paperboard Packaging Council’s (PPC) upcoming Technical & Production Workshop, August 24-25 in Springfield, Massachusetts, will delve into the future of the carton converting business, exploring how digital printing and the demand for low-volume orders have evolved in recent years. The conversation will be led by Kevin Karstedt, CEO of Karstedt Partners, LLC and noted … Read more →

Amazingly simple and simply amazing packaging creations

Sometimes true genius lies in simplicity. The hard work and creativity of people in our industry constantly amazes me. This is especially evident in the realm of packaging. And while this sector has seen incredible technological advances, most notably intelligent and interactive packaging, quite often the simplest of ideas is the most impressive. There’s a … Read more →

HP introduces Bulk Solvent Ink System for packaging

HP has announced a new bulk solvent ink delivery system that provides original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) “superior print quality, low cost per copy and minimal user intervention in high-volume production environments.” Leveraging HP Thermal Inkjet 2.5 Printhead Technology, the new system is ideal for high-volume industrial coding and marking applications, providing clear and legible small-character … Read more →

HP to launch PageWide C500 Press

HP’s new industrial press powered by single-pass HP PageWide Technology is a “versatile, offset-quality cost solution for corrugated direct-to-board printing.” It’s designed to seamlessly integrate into standard production environments – from large, integrated packaging converters with centralized or distributed printing, to small, independent sheet plants – enabling users to affordably adopt digital technology for mainstream … Read more →

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