The playing field among digital print technologies may have leveled, but that doesn't mean misunderstandings don't still exist. A session on their advantages and trade-offs brought clarity to conferees at the Digital Packaging Summit.
With their demonstrated dedication to the environment and sustainability, Outlook Group and Diversified Labeling Solutions were honored with Calvin Frost Environmental Leadership Awards at the TLMI Annual Meeting, which was held Oct. 27-30 in Carlsbad, Calif.
Mike Rottenborn has been named CEO of Global Graphics PLC, a position he will take on beginning Jan. 1, 2020. Currently, Rottenborn is CEO of Hybrid Software, a company he founded in 2007 to provide a software solution that bridges the gap between e-commerce portals, prepress workflows, and MIS/ERP systems.
At the Digital Packaging Summit, attendees learned how digital print can be a source of success for small brands in a variety of market segments. Lisa Sohanpal of Nom Noms World Food shared her perspectives on the power of packaging, and Ron Sasine, a retail packaging consultant, provided insight from his extensive experience in brand packaging.
"This is your opportunity to get smart," conference co-chair Marco Boer told attendees. His opening keynote indicated how rich in that opportunity the event would be.
ePac announced that it has invested in 24 HP Indigo 20000 presses that will enable its global expansion into Canada and the U.K. The all-HP Indigo company expects to expand from 12 locations to 20 in the next year.
At PRINTING United, Heidelberg made its U.S. debut of the Diana Go, displayed digital solutions with the Versafire EP, and premiered the new Digitmatrix 60 FC diecutter. The company also showcased an application gallery of products produced for Reformation Brewery.
The Fogra Research Institute for Media Technologies determined the EFI Nozomi C18000 LED inkjet corrugated printer to be the leading single-pass corrugated production device in terms of energy efficiency, according to the ISO 20690 standard.
Utah PaperBox installed a Fujifilm J Press 720S at its Salt Lake City facility and experienced an immediate boost in sales. The company is now able to meet client demand for "test market" boxes in runs upwards of 5,000 pieces, which wouldn't have been financially feasible on its previous offset press.