Cory Francer

Cory Francer

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

With Short Runs on the Rise, Keystone Paper & Box Eyes Landa S10

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.

Assessing Packaging Companies' Digital Maturity

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.

How Canned Water Could Impact the Packaging Industry

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 and RotoMetrics Find Complementary Attributes in Merger

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.

Highcon Set to Take Corrugated to New Heights at drupa 2020

After making a big splash at drupa 2016, Highcon is poised to expand its footprint in both the corrugated and folding carton segments. Shlomo Nimrodi, Highcon CEO, spoke with Packaging Impressions about the company's plans for drupa 2020.

MPS Opens Philadelphia Facility with In-Depth Open House

To celebrate its new North American headquarters, MPS hosted an open house event on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at its new facility in Levittown, Pa. In addition to unveiling the Philadelphia-area Technology & Expertise Center, the event featured updates and presentations from MPS executives, customers, and partners.

Benchmarking Digital Corrugated Production Technology

Digital corrugated production printing burst on the scene around 2016, and has been on the rise since then. Karstedt Partners, a packaging industry research and consulting firm, has been benchmarking digital corrugated production and has released the first installment of the three-part report.

ICYMI: Package Printers Rank Among the Top of the Printing Impressions 400

The 2019 Printing Impressions 400 has been revealed and package printers ranked among the top companies on the list. Check out where the top 10 package printers landed in this year's ranking and be sure to check out the complete list for a snapshot of the printing industry in 2019.

Advancements for an Enhanced Supply Chain

As software solutions continue to advance, all packaging stakeholders are benefiting from increased automation, efficiency, and clearer channels of communication.

Komori Sets its Sights on the Future of Print

“Connected automation” is at the forefront of Komori’s latest developments in offset and digital printing, and was on display at a recent event in Yamagata, Japan.