Cory Francer

Cory Francer

Cory Francer is the editor-in-chief of packagePRINTING.

How Komori's Innovative Manufacturing Produces Innovative Presses

Komori’s facility in Tsukuba, Japan, has centralized the company’s production of its sheetfed offset, web offset, and banknote printing presses under one roof, along a non-stop assembly line. It also houses the Komori Graphic Technology Center for global demonstration, and its training center.

Converter Experiences Highlight TLMI printTHINK Summit

TLMI hosted its biennial printTHINK Summit from Sept. 11-13, highlighting a variety of label industry topics. This year marked the second edition of the printTHINK Summit, which has expanded on the former Technical Conference, providing insights into the technology and business management aspects of the industry.

Offset's Legacy of Creativity

Offset printing may have a lengthy history, but that does not mean it lacks in innovation. Printers and converters rely on the latest in offset for high-end packaging.

An In-Depth Look at the Top 3 Excellence Awards Entries

The results are in for the 2019 Packaging Impressions Excellence Awards, with winning entries being honored in more than 30 categories. However, three entries stood out from the rest of the pack. Read on to learn more about this year's top three entries.

Technology Solutions for Challenging Trends

The packaging industry is moving faster as run lengths are becoming shorter. While digital printing has provided one tool for handling these challenges, advancements in conventional processes are also helping printers and converters rise to the occasion.

HP Indigo Digital Packaging Innovation on Display at Thrive Event

The latest digital printing and packaging innovation from HP Indigo was the highlight of a recent Thrive event the company hosted near Cincinnati. In addition to learning about the technology from HP Indigo executives, attendees had the opportunity to tour Innovative Labeling Solutions (ILS), where multiple HP Indigo digital presses are installed.

A Sweet Victory for this Year's Best of Show Winner

When Hershey’s was on the hunt for a new packaging format for its iconic Special Dark Nuggets with Almonds, it turned to American Packaging Corp. to get the job done. The result was the winner of Best of Show in the 33rd annual Packaging Impressions Excellence Awards.

Packaging Decoration Goes Direct

As brand owners continue to seek creative ways for their packaging to stand out, direct-to-shape printing has become an intriguing option for package printers to consider.

EskoWorld Showcases Connections Among Packaging Heroes

More than 550 attendees visited Nashville, Tenn., for the 28th annual EskoWorld. The event's theme of "Packaging Connected" was evident throughout the three-day affair, which highlighted how Esko tools are utilized throughout the entire packaging supply chain.

Technologies Driving Packaging’s Future

In a rapidly evolving industry, package printers, converters and brands are being challenged to deliver more advanced packaging, and deliver it faster. Technological solutions are emerging to make what once seemed futuristic into reality.

Celebrating Our Next Chapter as Packaging Impressions

Over the past several years, there have been many exciting changes and initiatives that we've taken part in here at NAPCO Media. But for me, the rebranding of packagePRINTING to Packaging Impressions may be the most exciting of all.

How Product Diversification Benefits Printers and Brands

As printers continue to seek ways to best serve existing and prospective clients, diversifying their product offerings is emerging as a strategy to become a well-rounded supplier. In a recent webinar, two printers and a brand representative discussed how expansion into various packaging segments can provide a boost in sales.