packagePRINTING inBOX February 1, 2013


Action Packaging Leverages Digital, Flexo Printing

Action Packaging, a $15 million company headquartered in Ellington, CT, currently provides flexographic and digital printing services, as well as label application equipment (CTM Labeling and its own Gold Seal line), for food, beverage, household goods, and industrial products packaging.

Automatic Roll Changes Increase Throughput

With the addition of a new Martin MBSF butt splicer on a new 13˝ Nilpeter SG3300 press, El Paso, Texas-based General Labels increased its production throughput by nearly 40 percent. "We selected Martin Automatic because of their reputation, engineering, and dominance in the industry. We liked the fact that they have experience in a wide range of industries so there are very few surprises for them."

Editor’s Notes : Printing Awards –Polischuk

packagePRINTING's Excellence Awards competition, now in its 27th year, is unique in many ways. It not only includes all major packaging materials categories, such as tags and labels, flexible packaging, folding cartons, and corrugated, but also covers the major printing processes including flexo, offset, digital, gravure, screen, and any combination in between.

Featured Products - February 2013

Featured Products for the flexographic, narrow-web and package printing industries, including Heidelberg, Wilson Manufacturing, Stafford Manufacturing Corp., PFE, SOHN Manufacturing, Wink US, Schober USA, RotoMetrics, Menges Roller Company, Bunting Magnetics Co., The Montalvo Corporation and Kocher + Beck.

InfoTrends’ Survey on Digital and Conventional Printing

InfoTrends recently surveyed converters of labels, folding cartons, and flexible packaging in North America, ultimately to ask a few overarching questions: What do converters want when it comes to print technology? What are their pain points? How can digital printing presses help? Our survey, of course, asked many other questions, but those are the key ones.

MIS: Upgrade or Replace?

Today, if you do not have a seamlessly integrated, systems-driven workflow and MIS, it's only a matter of time before you start losing business to print providers that do. But business requirements, processes, workflows, and goods produced can change over time, and an MIS that was a perfect fit when it was purchased and installed may no longer support your business needs.

Printer News - February 2013

News on printers in the packaging printing industry, including Wausau Container, CCL Industries Inc., Diamond Packaging and Menasha Packaging Company.

Supplier News - February 2013

News on suppliers to the packaging printing industry, including items on design firm Hornall Anderson, Esko/Germany-based Bischof + Klein, Color Ad Packaging, Technicote, Century Packaging, and GMG and matchmycolor LLC.

Sustainable Packaging for Tea Company's Environmental Mission

On Earth Day 2010, Arbor Teas of Ann Arbor, Michigan, became the first tea company in the United States to deliver a full line of organic loose teas in backyard compostable packaging. Founded in 2004 by husband-and-wife team and tea enthusiasts, Aubrey and Jeremy Lopatin, Arbor Teas is passionate about offering top-quality organic teas, while adhering to Fair Trade policies, protecting the environment, and making a positive contribution to their local community.