Industry Headlines

From Folding Cartons to Face Shields: Package Printers Continue to Chip In
April 9, 2020 at 12:55 pm

With the coronavirus pandemic placing an urgent need on protective equipment and cleaning products, package printers and converters have stepped up to the plate, using their resources to produce face shields for medical workers, and expediting projects for essential products.

BOBST Announces Strategic Investment in CITO-SYSTEM
April 9, 2020 at 11:30 am

BOBST has acquired a majority participation of 51% in CITO-SYSTEM, a company that provides components for the converting and die-making industries with expertise in paper, cardboard, and corrugated board. The strategic investment is intended to drive innovation in tooling and in packaging production.

Hybrid Software Announces Launch of STEPZ 5.2
April 9, 2020 at 10:38 am

HYBRID Software's STEPZ 5.2 is a modular version from the PACKZ family of native PDF step and repeat desktop solutions for digital label and package printing. The latest version includes upgrades for roll-to-roll applications as well as for sheetfed solutions.

RRD Announces New President of Packaging Solutions
April 9, 2020 at 9:50 am

R.R. Donnelley has named Lisa Pruett president of RRD Packaging Solutions. In this role, Pruett will be responsible for managing 12 teams in North America and will work to grow the packaging side of the business.

The Target Report: The Lull Before the Tempest
April 7, 2020 at 9:06 am

The Target Report is usually a gestalt of the prior month’s transactional activity. However, given the seismic nature of the current crisis, the rear view mirror is less useful, so we’ll depart from our usual style this month, look backwards just a bit, and offer our view through the front windshield.

Coronavirus Industry Event Tracker
March 12, 2020 at 2:02 pm

The following is a list of conferences that have either been canceled or postponed, plus those that are still on due to the spread of COVID-19.

FTA To Host Virtual FORUM 2020
April 7, 2020 at 9:23 am

The Flexographic Technical Association has announced it will be hosting a Virtual FORUM 2020, an online replacement for the in-person conference it had planned to host this month in Columbus, Ohio.