As convergence continues to erode the silos that once stood in a highly-segmented industry, PRINTING United has emerged as the go-to event for printers of all kinds.
To the owner of a packaging or a printing business, there will always be something subjective about the idea of its value. But practical methods of business valuation do exist, and it’s wise for owners to incorporate them into their business strategies.
When Hershey’s was on the hunt for a new packaging format for its iconic Special Dark Nuggets with Almonds, it turned to American Packaging Corp. to get the job done. The result was the winner of Best of Show in the 33rd annual Packaging Impressions Excellence Awards.
Demonstrating its impressive high-end flexographic printing capabilities, Anaheim, Calif.-based Labeltronix received second place in Best of Show in the 2019 Packaging Impressions Excellence Awards for the label it produced for Katya Vineyards' Annadoll Red Wine Blend.
With impeccable offset printing and a variety of embellishments, Diamond Packaging received third place in Best of Show in the 2019 Packaging Impressions Excellence Awards for its Anna Sui Fantasia Mermaid folding carton.
Much like digital printing before it, digital finishing and embellishment technologies are poised to shake up the way printers and converters think about their production.
While you’ll have to wait until our August issue for the winners to be revealed, here are some key takeaways and trends from the 33rd annual Packaging Impressions Excellence Awards.
As brand owners continue to seek creative ways for their packaging to stand out, direct-to-shape printing has become an intriguing option for package printers to consider.