When the sale of a printing or a packaging business as a going concern isn’t feasible, there’s another, mutually rewarding way to transfer ownership and keep customer relationships intact.
In an M&A transaction, navigating the sequence of events dictated by the closing process needs to be carefully managed so the parties involved can successfully reach the point where they can say, "Congratulations - we did it!"
As printers, we obsess in the pursuit of perfection, such as on the spectrum of color. But there is a different spectrum that is perhaps even more difficult to master, and for which alignment is even more critical: the Cultural Spectrum.
Brands and their associated colors are often so closely connected that consumers can quickly recognize a brand based solely off color - think Coca-Cola and red. In packaging, color differentiation is often measured in terms of "Delta E," with the goal to keep that number as low as possible. But what exactly is Delta E, and how can printers better understand this essential measurement?
The variety of flexible substrates utilized in packaging have different needs throughout the printing and converting processes. Understanding the nuances of these materials will help ensure the best results on press.
Flexo plates have a tough job, whirring around on a print cylinder, covered in ink and repeatedly transferring an image to a substrate. But to make sure these plates can withstand the high-impact nature of printing, they require delicate care and maintenance.
What does it take to keep an offset printing press performing consistently? It's a question I have been asked more times than I can count — and with good reason.
As the demands for quality and consistency have increased for brand owners, the need for inspection systems has gone from a luxury to a necessity for converters.