Ashley Roberts

Ashley Roberts

Ashley Roberts is the Senior Production Editor of the Printing & Packaging Group.

Pouches: Standing Up and Standing Out

With consumers demanding convenient packaging that matches their on-the-go lifestyles and environmental values, stand-up pouches are rising to the challenge.

Untangling the Finishing Process

Implementing a streamlined finishing workflow requires a lot of attention and planning, from equipment maintenance to space within a facility.

McDowell Label Impresses With Crisp Graphics and Text

When a customer approached McDowell Label with a challenging shrink sleeve job for a new line of foaming hand soaps, there was never a question the Plano, Texas-based printer would take on the job and produce it to the customer's specifications. In fact, the final product was so impressive, it was among the top entries in the 32nd annual packagePRINTING Excellence Awards, winning first place in the Flexible Packaging - Flexo (Process) category.

Smart Packaging Has Arrived — Are You Ready?

Image recognition, near field communication and many other technologies are making packaging a more interactive experience, engaging consumers in new ways. As smart packaging continues to catch on with brands, printers and converters should be prepared to be able to offer these technologies.

How Packaging Can Address Consumers' Sustainability Concerns

Consumers' growing sustainability concerns are having a significant impact on how brands are packaging their products. At Luxe Pack New York, a panel discussion focused on these concerns and discussed sustainable packaging strategies for brands and package printers and converters.

What Do Social Media Influencers Look for in Packaging?

As more people turn to social media to gather information, "social media influencers" will play an important role in steering buying decisions. At Luxe Pack New York, a panel of fashion and beauty bloggers and brand ambassadors discussed their personal packaging preferences.

Tips for an Efficient Flexographic Workflow

To build a successful workflow, hardware and software components should work together to ensure efficiency throughout the flexographic production process.

Study the ‘Game Tape’ to Improve Productivity and Consistency

Package printing businesses and sports teams may have more in common than you think. Check out this webinar from packagePRINTING, and sponsored by PCMC, to learn how studying film of your processes and implementing more practice time can improve your productivity and consistency.

Paper Specs Sample Highlights Capabilities of Highcon Euclid III (Video)

Paper Specs, a resource for printing and packaging designers, sent us a VIP Sample box that was filled with unique and interesting samples. However, there was one that stood out in particular — a series of diecut calendars finished using a Highcon Euclid III. Check out this video for a closer look at these digital diecutting capabilities, which can create amazing designs in a variety of printing and packaging applications.