Data Points: Clearing Up Clean Labeling
April 14, 2016 at 1:43 pm

Research from Canadean shows that “clean label” is a trendy term in fast-moving consumer goods. But are consumers on the same page about what it means?

Best Practices: Tackling Tension Control
April 14, 2016 at 1:32 pm

Throughout the printing process, keeping the web at its optimal tension ensures it isn't damaged and the process goes smoothly. To ensure web tension stays in control, there are multiple pieces of equipment and strategies that converters can use.

Best Practices: Flipping the Switch on LED
March 16, 2016 at 3:55 pm

Just a few years ago, UV LED curing technology was not a viable solution for most package printers and converters. Though the technology was purported to offer several benefits, including increased uptime, the ability to cure dense colors and substantial energy savings, LED compatible ink had not yet broken onto the scene.

Best Practices: Strategic Special Effects
February 18, 2016 at 5:12 pm

Special effects like foils, metallics and holograms can go a long way toward making a package catch a consumer's eye and trigger the moment of truth.

Best Practices: Boosting Efficiencies in Flexo
January 25, 2016 at 4:52 pm

Press speeds and throughput are essential pieces of information when selecting a press that will meet a converter’s efficiency needs. But with so many other factors playing a role in flexo printing, steps one can take in improving efficiency extend beyond the press itself.