Digital Print

Digital Print for Packaging 2013 on Tap
March 8, 2013

Smithers Pira is pleased to announce that X-Rite Incorporated, SCHAWK!, HP Scitex Industrial Printing, Xeikon, Esko and many others will present at the 2nd annual U.S. version of Digital Print for Packaging 2013.

Supplier News - September 2011
September 1, 2011

News on suppliers to the packaging printing industry, including items on the 2011 InterTech Technology Awards, Toyo Ink America, Heidelberg, Xerox Corporation, Harper Corp., EFI and ICE USA.

Heidelberg USA Announces New Appointments to Management Team
August 24, 2011

Kennesaw, GA, – Heidelberg USA has announced a series of structural and organizational changes intended to reinforce its strong position in the print media marketplace. These include a realignment of its regional office facilities and key regional personnel in certain parts of the country in order to raise the level of support for its customers. "This realignment presents Heidelberg with a unique opportunity to achieve greater growth and extend even more effective, efficient service and support by matching the skills of our personnel with the evolving needs of our customers and our expanding product portfolio," said Jim Dunn, president

MIS, Digital Printing Drive Prinect Workflow Integration
August 19, 2011

Four areas have been driving business in the print media industry in recent times—MIS, Web-to-print, and digital and packaging printing. To meet these growing needs, Heidelberg is extending the functions of its Prinect print shop workflow.

Label Traxx Announces Labelexpo Product Demonstrations
July 7, 2011

Label Traxx, a print business management software for flexographic narrow web label printers and converters worldwide, will launch Version 6.1 at Labelexpo Europe 2011 in Brussels, Belgium, September 28 to October 1.

Kodak Nexpress Presses Help Contac Services Expand Digital Print Capabilities and Increase ROI
November 3, 2009

ROCHESTER, NY—Nov. 03, 2009—Canada’s largest direct marketing, print and fulfillment company, Contac Services, is better meeting the needs of its clients with two newly added KODAK NEXPRESS S3000 Digital Production Color Presses and KODAK NEXPRESS Glossing Units, and Dimensional Printing available as part of KODAK NEXPRESS Fifth Imaging Unit Solutions. The company is helping deliver…

All Aboard!
October 1, 2008

Labelexpo Americas 2008 should have left little doubt in attendees’ minds that digital printing has made major inroads in the package-printing market. This influx is not necessarily representative of other print processes losing market share. Rather, digital printing’s emergence can be attributed to changes in brand owner preferences for shorter runs and the recent surge in regional packaging. Ken Stack, vice president/general manager of EFI Jetrion, stated in his presentation at Labelexpo that four factors are driving label printers toward digital printing: targeted marketing, localization, time to market, and the supply chain. All four factors cause brand owners to migrate toward shorter print runs.

Digital’s Bite
March 1, 2008

Ones and zeroes seem to rule the roost—digital is everywhere. In the printing world, digital has a firm grip in the commercial arena where variable-data printing is the “killer app.” According to Jeff Wettersten, director, Digital Print Solutions for Sun Chemical, “Digital printing has gained a strong position in commercial printing due to its variable-data capability. The ability to personalize messages in printed media where they are reaching an audience of one has transformed the use of the product.” In package printing, it’s not so simple; variable-data printing doesn’t have the same play as it does in the commercial sector. “Variable data

Digital Print Study Featured at IPA’s 43rd Annual Technical Conference
February 29, 2008

EDINA, Minn.—A study of digital print will be highlighted at the 43rd annual IPA Technical Conference to be held in downtown Chicago, April 22-24. The complete program, “Leveraging Cross Media Convergence,” is now online at Photographers, designers, production managers, IT specialists, prepress managers, and printers will come together at the graphics workflow event to share ideas and insights about how to improve their workflow capabilities to provide more effective graphic solutions for their clients. During the event, attendees will learn the results of the landmark study of digital print currently being conducted under the direction of Dr. Abhay Sharma of Ryerson University. This

Advantage: VDP
May 1, 2007

Variable data in packaging comes in a variety of forms resulting from an assortment of needs. In some cases, the variable data might be beverage labeling indigenous to a geographic area or other targeted marketing materials. In other applications, the variable data comes in the form of 2D or traditional bar coding to help protect a brand against counterfeiting or diversion. And, in still other cases, the variable data exists as alphanumeric coding to authenticate promotional purchases. Digital presses are the engines used to print variable data. “Digital print engines are the most compatible with variable data as they are designed to manufacture data-driven