In packaging, automation isn’t about robotizing the machines and pushing humans to the margins. It’s a practical solution for getting the most output from the equipment, the highest return on the technology investment, and the best performance from press operators.
The first installation of a Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1e has taken place at FolderWorks, a division of Navitor, both of which are business units of Taylor Corp. The installation of the production inkjet press will allow the company to move more aggressively into folding carton production.
After 155 years of continuous operation as a family-owned label printing business in the New York City metropolitan area, DWS Printing Associates of Deer Park, N.Y., is preparing to open its first plant outside the region in Austin, Texas. Co-owners Andy Staib and Tom Staib explain why they chose Austin and give a preview of the printing and sleeving capabilities they’ll have in the new location.
PRINTING United will be a comprehensive online experience this October and in-person once again in October 2021. Exhibitors learned of the sequence of events that led to the change in a news-breaking online announcement on June 24.
In a virtual press conference held Monday, June 15, Kodak revealed its latest lineup of new products. Among the highlights was the Uteco Sapphire EVO W, a wide version of the digital flexible packaging press featuring Kodak's inkjet technology.
Continuing advances in conventional and digital production give printers and converters new ways to make corrugated board work just as well for high-graphic packaging as it does for traditional applications.
The pandemic hasn’t deterred printing industry supplier Kodak from doubling down on digital print and refreshing its customer relationships with printers.
In the view of government affairs expert for the printing industry Lisbeth Lyons, the work that Congress must do to stimulate recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is off to a solid start – but is nowhere near close to completion.
A loan that potentially doesn’t have to be repaid is the federal government’s offer to printing businesses looking for a way to protect their payrolls during the pandemic. But, securing a Paycheck Protection Program loan may test applicants’ stress levels.
Trends in online buying habits are driving corresponding changes in the design and production of e-commerce packaging — and the demand appears to have nowhere to go but up.
In a heavily attended videoconferencing event hosted Friday, March 20 by AICC, box makers found the solidarity they needed to defend their industry against a pandemic now threatening all sectors of American business.
Under determined new leadership, Kodak will focus both on avoiding its previous pitfalls and on doing more of the digital things it believes it does best. In a press and analyst event on March 5, company executives described plans for Kodak to serve as an industry leader in digital printing and packaging.
Ongoing economic, legislative, and regulatory issues — let alone a big election — should make for an interesting year for the printing industry in 2020. Printing industry experts and analysts weigh in on what printers can expect in the year ahead.
As a variety of external forces drive labels and packaging in the direction of short runs, printers and converters are adjusting their approaches to profit from the shift.
Nosco may have been founded more than 100 years ago, but the company continues to prioritize growth in multiple packaging segments and embrace new technology. With digital printing capabilities for labels, folding cartons, and flexible packaging, it now counts for 50% of Nosco's orders.