PPC brings together Canadian folding carton manufacturers with bold new initiatives

With the latest meeting of the U.S.-based Paperboard Packaging Council’s (PPC) Canadian Committee during its recent Spring Conference in Miami, Florida, the association has deepened its efforts to address Canadian-specific manufacturing and regulatory issues, build relevant programs and increase the organization’s Canadian membership. Comprised of a number of Canada-based folding carton manufacturers, PPC’s Canadian Committee … Read more →

BHS corrugated and Screen GP partner to develop new corrugated printing solution

BHS Corrugated and Screen Graphic and Precision Solutions (Screen GP) have announced an exclusive partnership to develop the BHS Corrugated Inline Digital Printing Solution for corrugated box plants. A new company, Screen GP IJC Limited was established to develop the print engine technology that will be integrated into the new digital print solution. It’s based … Read more →

Kodak releases Flexcel NX System ’16 for flexo printing

The OEM’s new platemaking system builds on Kodak’s award-winning NX Advantage technology. Currently being previewed at drupa, it includes Advanced Digicap NX Patterning with Kodak’s patented Advanced Edge Definition technology that “dramatically improves ink transfer in the broadest range of print applications – and controls ink flow at the edge of objects, resulting in cleaner … Read more →

Bell and Howell announces new Raptor Series of Labelers

Bell and Howell has unveiled its Raptor series labeling solution. The system’s high throughput and easy label roll changeover can reduce the number of labelers needed and increase the performance of a production line currently limited by traditional labelers. “High-volume distribution centers moving variable-sized packages and parcels often face a bottleneck at the label applicator,” … Read more →

FoldedColor Packaging offering $2 custom carton prototypes

FoldedColor Packaging (Corona, CA) is allowing designers, retailers and brand managers to test box sizes and styles before creating and ordering custom-printed folding cartons in a new marketing strategy. Unprinted, cut-to-spec prototypes are available for just $2 (USD) each including shipping for five samples. Users also have the option of ordering one or more custom-printed … Read more →

Creative Edge releases IC3D v3.6 3D packaging design software

Creative Edge Software has announced the immediate availability of a major upgrade to IC3D, the world’s first real-time, all-in-one 3D packaging design software that lets users generate live 3D digital mock-ups on-the-fly. “In addition to our unique, easy 3D model creation, lighting, shadows, special effects, materials and in-store visualization, customers wanted a better way to … Read more →

InfoTrends completes market research study on The Future of Digital Packaging Workflows

The global packaging market’s use of software tools to enhance production of all printed packaging, taking into account all relevant software segments, exceeded $1 billion worldwide in 2015 – and that total is climbing steadily in all regions, according to InfoTrends. InfoTrends is the leading worldwide market research and strategic consulting firm for the imaging, … Read more →