Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry

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

Strength and Flexibility Carry Package Printers Through 2020

Producers of packaging and labels were better prepared than many to confront the rigors of doing business in the middle of a pandemic. Tested as never before, they did what it took to meet an extraordinary surge in demand from their customers.

Post-COVID Outlook for Labels and Packaging

When the pandemic finally recedes, it will leave a deeply changed business landscape behind it. But, the new realities of a post-COVID marketplace may well prove to be advantageous for producers of labels and packaging.

Digital Storefronts for Labels and Packaging: Not If, but When

The buying habits of label and packaging customers are changing, and new technologies exist to support them. Through digital storefronts, buyers can access the short-run, quick turnaround production services they’re increasingly shopping for.

Antimicrobial Coatings for Print: Yes, No, and Maybe

Antimicrobial coatings for printing substrates exist, and they offer genuine benefits. But, although the coatings may do everything their manufacturers say, printers must use caution when stating what the products are intended for.

From the Magazine: Press Automation Advancing the Packaging Industry

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.

[VIDEO] Long Island to Lone Star State: A Label Printer Branches Out

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.

How Corrugated Converters are Maximizing Print Quality

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.