FSEA releases second whitepaper: Impact of Enhancements on Shelf Presence

The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) has released its second whitepaper on The Impact of High-Visibility Enhancements on Shelf Presence. The study revealed the effects of packaging enhancements on purchasing behaviour. Based on a study conducted by the Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics at Clemson University, it examined an unknown brand of … Read more →

The Flexible Packaging Association releases two timely publications on packaging

The FPA (Flexible Packaging Association) has released two helpful publications. Its Operational Efficiency and Consumer Appeal eBook summarizes and highlights key takeaways from the recent Flexible Packaging Transition Advantages Study. Its new flexible packaging industry brochure, Flexible Packaging Leading the Way in Packaging Innovation, spotlights how technology and innovation have created flexible packaging, and they’ll … Read more →

Lecta introduces new wet-strength high-gloss metallized facestock

Lecta, a leading European manufacturer and distributor of specialty paper for labels and flexible packaging, as as well as coated and non-coated papers for publishing and commercial printing, has introduced Adestor Metal HG WS – a high-gloss metallized self-adhesive facestock with wet-strength properties. It’s designed for high-end labelling applications such as cava, champagne, wine, beer … Read more →

HP unveils PageWide C500 Press for corrugated packaging

HP’s PageWide C500 Press has a production capacity of up to 25 million square metres of boards per year, powered by HP PageWide Thermal Inkjet Technology. A robust, direct-to-board digital corrugated solution, the C500 also prints on 1.3-metre-wide boards using an innovative corrugated media-handling solution with a virtual belt. Customer beta testing is scheduled to … Read more →

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 →

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