packagePRINTING August 2011 edition


Color Measurement on Metalized Substrates

Printing on metalized or “mirror-like” substrates is becoming increasingly popular. This article looks at instruments that are best suited to meet the unique requirements of measuring color on metalized substrates.

Digital Domain - August 2011

Digital Printing And Workflow Implementations By Package Printers, including items on GPA, Roland DGA Corp., InfoTrends, Spartanics and OKI Data Americas.

Printer News - August 2011

News from packaging printing companies, including Halewood, DWS Printing, Sonoco, Hammer Packaging, Ampac Holdings and Smyth Companies.

Roots in 

Flexo printing operation Portco Packaging, based in the Pacific Northwest, is a company founded on the principles of sustainability in packaging. In response to changing market demands, Portco has moved into laminated film structures without comprising its commitment to sustainability.

Supplier News - August 2011

News on suppliers to the packaging printing industry, including ACTEGA, OEC Graphics, KBA North America, Sun Chemical and Illinois Tool Works.

Time to Party

Congratulations are in order for all the companies that participated in this year's packagePRINTING Excellence Awards competition. Hub Folding Box Company's iBAR 2010 Holiday "Instant Bar" package selection for Best of Show honors marks two years in a row for the company—an impressive feat.

Winners All –Polischuk

This year marks the 25th year for packagePRINTING's Excellence Awards competition, so it was fitting that the overall quality of the entries was the real highlight of the show. A total of 91 awards were handed out.