packagePRINTING April 2012 Edition


Big, Bigger, Biggest—It’s drupa time!

Since the last drupa held in 2008 the suppliers of digital solutions have become even more important and reflect the mega-trend of digitization. In six halls, drupa 2012, held at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany, will show everything concerning digital printing, workflow, or Web-to-print applications, just to name some important examples.

Calm, Cool Converting

In the past ten years alone, Palmas Printing in Melbourne, Fla., has navigated an impressive succession of major operational changes, all designed to more effectively serve present and future customers.

Converting Focus - April 2012

Converting equipment news, purchases, and installations from Heidelberg, Maxcess, CTC International and AZCO Corp.

Cutting Die Technology for Ultra-Thin Liners

The growing acceptance of ultra-thin film liner material poses a range of challenges for converters and their partners for rotary tooling. As a converter, it is more important than ever to work with your suppliers to maintain the peak performance of your entire diecutting system

Digital Domain - April 2012

Digital printing and workflow implementations by package printers, including items on Avery Dennison, EFI and Superior Graphics.

Digital drupa II (or too) —Polischuk

drupa 2012 promises even more digital technology developments than "digital drupa." Both toner-based and inkjet technologies are relative newcomers in package printing, so the upside potential for developments that move these technologies forward is tremendous.

Featured Products - April 2012

Featured Products for the the flexographic, narrow-web and package printing industries, including AccuWeb, BST Pro Mark, Fives North American Guiding Systems, Dover Flexo Electronics, Erhardt + Leimer, Maxcess International and the Montalvo Corporation.

Food Safety Standards

At the annual Global Food Safety Conference last February, packagePRINTING caught up with Robert Prevendar, director of supply chain food safety for NSF International's Global Food Safety Division, to get his perspective on the impact of food safety standards for package printers and converters.

Novel Products, Steady Growth

Flexible packaging will remain a dynamic segment in the package-printing arena for some time to come. Materials developments and innovative product developments by consumer products companies will ensure that more and more flexible packaging formats take their place on the store shelves.

Printer News - April 2012

News on printers in the packaging printing industry, including the TLMI, Hammer Packaging, ASL Print FX, Multi-Color Corporation and Century Label.

Supplier News - April 2012

News on suppliers to the packaging printing industry, including items on Toray Plastics, Anderson & Vreeland/EskoArtwork, PCT Engineered Systems, MacDermid, All Printing Resources, Label Vision Systems, Luminite, and Mark Andy/Flexo Image Graphics.