Cory Francer

Cory Francer

Cory Francer is the editor-in-chief of Packaging Impressions.

Dove Launches Refillable Deodorant Packaging Aimed at Plastic Reduction

Earlier this month, Dove announced that it would be launching a line of deodorants featuring a reusable stainless steel case, allowing consumers to simply buy replacement deodorant stick refills, helping to keep plastic out of landfills. Here at Packaging Impressions, we got our hands on one of Dove's starter kits, and were impressed not only with the reusable aspects of the packaging, but the paperboard folding carton that it comes in.

Achieving Efficiency and Automation Goals Amidst a Challenging Labor Market

Increasing efficiency and automation remain as top priorities in the package printing industry, as printers and converters seek to boost their revenues. But can these goals be achieved without increasing internal headcount? Tune into our upcoming webinar to find out why the answer is 'Yes.'

How the Top 10 Package Printers Ranked Within the Printing Impressions 350

One of the most highly sought after resources in the printing industry, the 2020 Printing Impressions 350 has been revealed, ranking the top printing companies in the United States and Canada based on their annual sales. Package printers were once again well-represented on the list; read on to see where the top 10 packaging companies ranked within the overall 350.

Flint Group Flexographic and Xeikon Prepress Combine to Form XSYS

In a move that “brings together what belongs together,” the Flint Group Flexographic and Xeikon Prepress divisions have joined forces to form XSYS, a new division within Flint Group. With this restructuring, Flint Group stated it is now better positioned to offer tailor-made prepress solutions to its customers.

Digital Label Printers Share Insights From 2020 and Future Perspectives

During the recent virtual Digital Packaging Summit, two leading digital label printers discussed a wide range of topics, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the automation and efficiency advantages of digital, and words of advice for those seeking to enter the digital market.

How This Creative Cocktail Mixer Found its Perfect Packaging Solution

In today's episode of POW!, we take a deep dive into the packaging for Mixicles, a frozen botanical mixer that comes in cube form. For this innovative product, the team at Mixicles required an innovative package to match, resulting in an array of colorful folding cartons with a unique structural design.

Flexible Packaging: A Market Full of Digital Print Opportunity

Flexible packaging is a segment full of opportunity for digital production technologies. During the recent virtual Digital Packaging Summit, two package printers who have incorporated these technologies shared their experiences and discussed the opportunities digital presents.

Flexible Packaging Association Highlights Latest Advocacy Initiatives

In the flexible packaging industry, the change in administration, ongoing sustainability initiatives, and the global impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic will keep converters and suppliers on their toes in a rapidly evolving environment. In its November edition of the monthly FPA Now newsletter, the Flexible Packaging Association shared several of the advocacy efforts it has taken part in to support the industry.

The Tale of Thomas G. Bright and an Award-Winning Wine Label

In today's episode of POW!, we take a trip north of the border to learn the history of the wine industry in Canada's Niagara Peninsula with a wine label that pays homage to Thomas G. Bright, a pioneer of the Canadian wine industry, dating back to 1874.