Cory Francer

Cory Francer

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

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.

Flexo Advancements and Success Highlight FTA Forum

The latest achievements in flexographic technology took center stage during the Flexographic Technical Association's annual Forum, which was held May 5-8 in New Orleans. Additionally, the future of flexo and its place in the packaging industry were key themes throughout the event.

Xeikon Customer Outlines Digital Pouch Printing Process

In a press and analyst briefing held on Thursday, April 18, Xeikon customer CS Labels outlined its digital pouch production process, featuring Xeikon dry toner technology. The briefing also provided updates on Xeikon's Panther inkjet platform and the upcoming Xeikon Café North America.

Flexo’s Evolution for Packaging’s Future

To stay competitive in a changing industry, package printers are striving to get better and faster. Advancements in flexography are helping them rise to the challenge.

Budweiser Packaging Honors Legacy of Jackie Robinson

Baseball season is officially in full swing, with several parks across the country celebrating their Opening Days last week. With 2019 marking the 100th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's birth, Budweiser has unveiled a campaign celebrating Robinson's legacy, featuring eye-catching packaging adorned with his iconic No. 42 jersey number.

Brands Unlock Creativity with Digital

As digital printing continues its rise throughout the industry, printers and converters are helping brands see packaging in a new light.

FPA Meeting Highlights Industry's Success and Tackles Challenges

The success and growth of the flexible packaging segment was a key theme throughout the Flexible Packaging Association's (FPA) Annual Meeting, which was held March 6-8 in Scottsdale, Ariz. The meeting also covered key strategies in approaching some of the challenges impacting the industry.

5 Packaging Trends to Watch in 2019

Based on interviews with three packaging experts, we've compiled a list of five key packaging design trends that could impact the industry in 2019.

Packaging’s Next Evolution

The way consumers interact with products and packaging is constantly changing, and packaging must evolve to keep up.

Kodak Reveals Big Inkjet Packaging Push

The Kodak Enterprise Inkjet Systems Division has renewed its commitment to the packaging segment, with a new campaign based on its versatile continuous inkjet technology. During a Summit held at Uteco headquarters in Verona, Italy, Kodak unveiled its latest plans and the impact its partnership with Uteco will have on the flexible packaging industry.

Virtual Packaging to Become Digital Packaging Pioneer with Addition of Highcon Beam

Virtual Packaging, a Grapevine, Texas-based producer of packaging prototypes, mockups and comps, is scheduled to install a Highcon Beam digital cutter and creaser this spring. It will be the first Highcon Beam installed in an all-digital B1 packaging ecosystem in North America and will help move Virtual Packaging into production-length runs of folding cartons.