Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry a Senior Editor at NAPCO Media and writes for In-plant Graphics, Printing Impressions and Packaging Impressions.

Memjet's Latest Inkjet Technology Targets Labels and Packaging

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˝.

Commercial Shops Create Opportunities in Packaging

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.

Harness the Power of Color

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.

The Paper Chase: Inside the Shifting Paper Market

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.

Adapting to Short-Run Realities

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.

How Diamond Packaging Takes its Promotional Calendar to the Next Level

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.

Industry Convergence Webinar Outlines Opportunities Across Print Segments

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.

A Package Printing Supporting Cast

Built in or added on, systems that enable a press’s basic functions or extend its capabilities are must-have components for truly competitive performance.

Deep Dives into Digital for Three Packaging Segments

As digital printing continues its emergence throughout the packaging industry, it has become evident that the various packaging segments have different needs. During the Digital Packaging Summit, industry experts led deep-dive sessions on digital printing for labels, folding cartons and corrugated packaging.

Benny Landa Among Headliners at 2018 Franklin Luminaire Awards Event

No other honor bestowed by the industry carries more prestige than the Franklin Luminaire Awards. Six tributes for 2018 went to high-profile recipients in a ceremony at Manhattan’s Chelsea Piers on October 17, with Benny Landa (Landa Group) and Samir Husni (University of Mississippi) as the headliners.