COVID-19 Related Posts
A Three-Pronged Route to Post-Pandemic Business Recovery
August 4, 2020 at 8:51 am

At many companies, pandemic-related business pressures have obliged owners to ask themselves which jobs are and aren’t necessary. Although this can be uncomfortable, it is also a valuable opportunity to reconsider the interrelationship of staff size, payroll expense, and profitability.

How Faces Behind Masks Uses Digital Printing to Bring the Human Touch Back to Hospitals
June 18, 2020 at 9:33 am

When Rafi Albo saw an opportunity to use his digital printing expertise to benefit people in need during the COVID-19 pandemic, Faces Behind Masks was born. The nonprofit initiative connects digital printers to medical professionals to produce stickers of doctors' and nurses' faces that they can adhere to their PPE, making a personal connection in a challenging health care environment.

Restarting the Economy: What Printing and Packaging Companies Can Expect
June 2, 2020 at 9:31 am

As the lockdown on the economy lifts, printing and packaging companies can expect to see an upturn as demand increases for products and services. But this recession is unlike others we have seen in the past, and non-economic factors will impact the bounce back.

ETI Converting Contributes to Face Shield Production
June 2, 2020 at 9:25 am

In order to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic, ETI Converting is contributing to face shield production alongside Tristan, a Montreal-based clothing company. ETI has been utilizing its high-speed diecutting capabilities to assist in the face shield production.

Benchmarking with PRINTING United Alliance’s Performance Ratios
May 26, 2020 at 8:42 am

In print, the best practices have been evolving for years across a diverse group of segments and there are plenty of lessons to be learned. Benchmarking against industry leaders and average companies provides invaluable insight and can set a struggling company on a new strategic path or even take an average firm to the next level of profitability.

Emerald Packaging Ramps Up in Produce Segment as Consumer Behavior Shifts
May 21, 2020 at 10:28 am

With consumers trending toward packaged produce amidst the coronavirus pandemic, Emerald Packaging is balancing increased demand with the safety precautions needed during these circumstances. CEO Kevin Kelly shares how his company has contended with the last two months.

COVID-19: European Printers and Converters Share Their Stories
May 19, 2020 at 9:55 am

Before the COVID-19 pandemic struck North America, countries across Europe began to see spikes in cases and grappled with the economic and business impacts of the virus. Printers and converters across multiple segments and countries shared their experiences and expectations for the future.

How ICG Members are Keeping the Supply Chain Rolling While Giving Back
May 11, 2020 at 3:03 pm

With the COVID-19 pandemic creating unprecedented challenges, members of the Independent Carton Group have been working hard to keep their plants operating safely. ICG members have also been on the front lines of contributing much needed protective equipment for medical professionals and first responders.

Steve Schulte on how Mark Andy is Supporting its Customers and the Industry
May 7, 2020 at 11:14 am

Steve Schulte, VP of sales and marketing for Mark Andy, joined Packaging Impressions to share the steps Mark Andy has taken to support its customers across the industry, and how printers and converters are helping to provide much needed protective equipment and medical labels and packaging.

Print OEMs and Suppliers Support COVID-19 Efforts
May 7, 2020 at 8:18 am

Printing industry OEMs and suppliers are supporting COVID-19 efforts, from producing critical health care equipment to providing resources to customers in a challenging time.

Emory Professor Addresses Packaging Industry on Economic Impact of COVID-19
May 5, 2020 at 8:51 am

With uncertain economic times resulting from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, business owners and packaging companies are seeking strategies to prepare. In a Paperboard Packaging Council webinar hosted on Wednesday, April 29, Dr. Jeff Rosensweig of Emory University offered his outlook and insights on the economic impact of COVID-19.