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 →

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 →