With the coronavirus pandemic placing an urgent need on protective equipment and cleaning products, package printers and converters have stepped up to the plate, using their resources to produce face shields for medical workers, and expediting projects for essential products.
As the coronavirus outbreak continues to cause uncertainty across the business landscape, printing and packaging industry associations and organizations are compiling resources and providing advocacy on behalf of their members.
Xeikon hosted a virtual press briefing on Monday, March 30, unveiling the latest additions to its lineup of dry toner digital presses for both the graphic arts and labels and packaging segments. The announcement also included the reveal of Sirius, the newest dry toner platform from Xeikon.
The flexible packaging industry is undoubtedly complex, packed with opportunities for package printers and converters, while also facing certain challenges. In this latest report, package printers and industry advocates provide an overview of the state of the flexible packaging industry in 2020.
If there's one thing we know for sure, it's that the packaging industry is at its strongest when we're able to share and learn from each other. During these challenging times, we'll need your help to ensure that we all stay connected while we're physically separated.
As COVID-19 has descended on North America, package printers and converters are keeping the presses running, helping essential items reach consumers in a time of need.
With a desire to expand beyond packaging prototypes and mockups, Virtual Packaging invested in a complete digital workflow, adding printing and finishing of short- to medium-run folding cartons.
The latest generation of HP Indigo digital presses has been revealed. In a webcast held Monday, HP Indigo showcased the variety of digital presses it will launch at drupa 2020, including several label and packaging platforms that are geared toward providing new opportunities for printers, converters, and their customers.
A combination of technological advancements in flexography have kept the conventional printing process at the forefront of the package printing industry.
The annual Top 25 Hot Markets for Printing report has been released, revealing positive projections for the printing industry as a whole, and the packaging segment in particular. Check out the full report to see the ways in which various market segments are expected to invest in print and packaging in 2020.
As Keystone Paper & Box saw its quantity of short run work increase, it realized an opportunity to improve its production efficiency with digital printing. Keystone executives Jim Rutt and Bob Papa spoke with Packaging Impressions about why they opted for the Landa S10 Nanographic press.
As the importance of efficiency and automation increases throughout the packaging industry, it has become important for companies to benchmark their digital maturity. Jan De Roeck, Esko's director of marketing, industry relations & strategy, spoke with Packaging Impressions about the company's new self assessment tool, which provides printers and converters with a snapshot of their digital maturity progress.
At Super Bowl LIV in Miami, Centerplate and PepsiCo partnered to make 100,000 cans of purified water available throughout the stadium. The transition from plastic to aluminum is evidence of brands beginning to follow through on their goals to reduce the amount of plastic used in their packaging. As this transition continues, printers will need to be ready to make their own adjustments.
Maxcess International and RotoMetrics announced the merging of the two companies last week. Odd Joergenrud, CEO of Maxcess, spoke with Packaging Impressions about the synergies between the two companies and the benefits the merger will have on the industry.
Packaging plays an essential role in the relationship between brands and consumers. A successful package requires strong communication between brand owners, designers, and printers.