FTA announces Forum 2018 theme, venue and chairs

The U.S.-based Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), producers of the No. 1 educational symposium for the package printing and converting industry – Forum 2018 – has announced Bringing It All Together: Synchronizing Processes, People and Potential as the official theme of its 2018 event. More than 2,000 professionals from every segment of the supply chain are … Read more →

FTA launches FIRST 6.0 at its 2017 Fall Conference

The New-York-based Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) has announced launch of its latest publication, FIRST 6.0 (Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications and Tolerances) at its Fall Conference 2017 (October 9-11) in St. Louis, Missouri. Commemorating 20 years since the initial release of FIRST’s Premiere Edition in 1997, this how-to guide to statistical process control “is the latest, … Read more →

Epson unveils SurePress L-4533AW Digital Label Press

Epson America has expanded its digital label press repertoire with the introduction of the SurePress L-4533AW, set to be released later this year. Delivering high-quality labels and packaging at a low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), the easy-to-operate seven-colour inkjet label press is built for reliable, high-quality performance – “making short-run label printing with accurate … Read more →

Presstek launches Zahara NWL Waterless Plates and Dimension Pro-W CTP System

Presstek (Nashua, NH), a leading provider of eco-friendly printing solutions, has launched Zahara NWL – a chemistry-free waterless plate exclusively designed for narrow-web label printers. Water washable “a market exclusive,” Zahara NWL is extremely durable and UV-compatible, making it an attractive and environmentally-friendly plate solution, said Presstek. Also being launched is the Dimension Pro-W Thermal … Read more →

PAC Global Leadership Awards calls for entries with November 10 deadline

PAC (Packaging Consortium) developed its PAC Global Leadership Awards to celebrate excellence in all formats of packaging, in branding and graphic design, in technical aspects and in sustainability, and to give well-deserved industry-based peer recognition. Join leading brand owners, design innovators, agency leaders, package makers and their suppliers by entering your brilliant design craftsmanship into … Read more →

Rovema releases guide to CPG Shelf Ready Packaging Trends

Rovema North America (Norcross, GA) has announced publication of its new Guide to Consumer Package Goods – Shelf Ready Packaging Trends. Published in conjunction with Vanguard Packaging, a retail-ready corrugated and paperboard innovator, the guide provides CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods) teams with a background and implementation framework necessary for planning an effective, staged implementation of … Read more →

FPA publishes 2017 State of the Flexible Packaging Industry Report

The U.S.-based Flexible Packaging Association’s (FPA) 2017 State of the Flexible Packaging Industry Report provides industry converters, suppliers, investors and analysts with insight into the performance (growth, revenue/volume expectations, profitability, capital spending) of the U.S. flexible packaging industry over the past year. A definitive source of data and information, it also examines several other aspects … Read more →

CTI introduces new heat-activated, tamper-evident ink

Chromatic Technologies Incorporated (CTI, Colorado Springs, Colorado) has introduced Tamper Alert – a new irreversible, heat-activated ink technology that identifies tamper evidence in labels and packaging, primarily for chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food, electronics and other products targeted for theft and counterfeiting. “CTI’s newest technology is a breakthrough in tamper-evidence providing customers with a tight activation window … Read more →

Flexographic Technical Association launching FIRST 6.0 publication at its Fall Conference 2017

The U.S.-based Flexographic Technical Association (FTA, Bohemia, NY) has announced that the official launch of its latest publication, FIRST 6.0 (Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications and Tolerances) will take place during its Fall Conference 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri, October 9-11. The event’s theme, The Gateway to Technology, is a reflection of its three days of … Read more →

Independent Carton Group’s August membership meeting a resounding success

Members of the Independent Carton Group (ICG, Newtown, Connecticut) came together last week for a membership meeting that offered exceptional opportunities for education and camaraderie. The group, comprised of independently owned and operated carton manufacturers, meets three times annually and members rotate hosting. Colbert Packaging hosted the August meeting at the Grand Geneva Resort in … Read more →