packagePRINTING August 2014 Edition


Bottom Line Coexistence: Combining Flexo and Digital for Value, Profitability

The sweet spot for digital is still in the label segment of packaging. For now, moderate-speed digital presses will continue serving as short-run alternatives to flexography, empowering those machines to operate at optimal speeds and throughput. When the performance of both systems is optimized, their coexistence in a converting plant can bring greater profitability to the bottom line.

Industry News - August 2014

Industry News on the package printing industry, including G3 Enterprises, Flint Group, Yazoo Mills, Dover Flexo Electronics, Amcor Flexibles and Hovis Seed Sensations, INX International Ink Co., ThermoFlexX, Nilpeter, Cortec, Foil & Specialty Effects Association and Clemson University’s CUshop Consumer Experience Laboratory, and BDT Media Automation, FUJIFILM Dimatix, and Phoseon Technology.

Labelexpo Americas: Bigger and Better for 2014!

Celebrating our 25th anniversary, Labelexpo Americas 2014 is set to be one of the biggest and best editions the American label industry has ever experienced. The show’s focus remains on label converters, but has been enhanced and enlarged to better cover package printing and related areas of interest for brand owners.

Looking at Labels: Quality and Stickiness are Key Factors in 2014

Regular readers are no doubt well aware of the ongoing shifts in the label market. Run lengths are t

Product Showcase - August 2014

Featured Products for the flexographic, narrow-web and package printing industries including Bobst, Tool & Production, DMS, Brandtjen & Kluge, New Era Converting Machinery, Brausse, Eagle Systems, Masterwork USA, MGI Digital Graphic Technology and Telstar Engineering.

Shelf Space: There's Something About a Package

One of the most compelling things about packaging is how the convergence of graphic design, printing and converting results in the creation of engaging, visually satisfying, and superbly crafted labels and packages. Whether it is a three-dimensional container, a folding carton, a flexible bag or pouch, or a label on a bottle, the results range from simple to elegant to exotic. And they all come together at the packagePRINTING Excellence Awards.

The Quest for Excellence

The 28th edition of packagePRINTING's Excellence Awards competition lived up to its name. A wide array of entries representing the breadth of the package-printing industry—labels, flexible packaging, folding cartons, and corrugated—again reflected what is happening throughout the industry as a whole.