For package printers, providing value for brands that goes beyond traditional packaging manufacturing processes is quickly becoming an expectation.
At the Digital Packaging Summit, attendees learned how digital print can be a source of success for small brands in a variety of market segments. Lisa Sohanpal of Nom Noms World Food shared her perspectives on the power of packaging, and Ron Sasine, a retail packaging consultant, provided insight from his extensive experience in brand packaging.
The playing field among digital print technologies may have leveled, but that doesn't mean misunderstandings don't still exist. A session on their advantages and trade-offs brought clarity to conferees at the Digital Packaging Summit.
"This is your opportunity to get smart," conference co-chair Marco Boer told attendees. His opening keynote indicated how rich in that opportunity the event would be.
There’s a strong business case for printers and converters to attend the upcoming inaugural PRINTING United trade show in Dallas Oct. 23-25 – and some informal but persuasive reasons as well.
If the machines don’t need us, they’ve discovered that they need each other – and that they’re better together under Industry 4.0.
Memjet's new DuraFlex technology fills an implementation gap between VersaPass and DuraLink. All three feature high-resolution thermal drop-on-demand printheads, but in DuraFlex's case, these will be A4 and A3+ configurations up to 50˝.
For Mercury Print Productions, the Landa S10P digital printing press with Nanography it has been beta-testing over the past four months represents a new way to serve customers in the educational and commercial markets with high-quality, on-demand digital printing.
In New Orleans, Kodak spoke of “reigniting a culture of old” on behalf of Prinergy users and offered a first look at new developments.
A packaging account is like an annuity for a commercial firm: remunerative and reliable. The opportunity is real, but developing a packaging concentration takes a combination of patience, investment and proven skill.
Brands want their packaging colors to be rich, vibrant and evocative. But, more than anything else, brands want colors that are consistent from run to run across all the processes used to reproduce them. Here’s how printers are delivering.
In many cases, paper manufacturers have been closing mills, taking papermaking machines off-line or rededicating machines to produce more profitable substrates, such as paperboard and packaging grades.
Among printers and converters, the definition of “short run” depends on whom you ask and what they’re producing. A high-margin opportunity to differentiate themselves from competitors with short-run output is what they all share.
Promotional calendars are hardly a new tool for printers to use when wooing customers and prospects. But Diamond Packaging's 2019 calendar extends beyond serving as a promotional piece, demonstrating the artwork-like qualities the company can produce, along with the latest smart packaging technologies. Here's how the 2019 calendar came together.
Print industry "convergence" in theory and practice – the latter in the form of success stories from two printing companies that have branched well beyond their original capabilities – was the subject of a Printing Impressions webinar that is now available for online viewing.