packagePRINTING July 2009


A Different Approach to Inventory Management

Various factors drive a business to increase efficiencies in business operations. During the past two years, the state of the economy has caused many companies to examine their books very carefully and reallocate, eliminate, or re-evaluate where necessary.

Shine Baby Shine

Coatings are used for a multitude of purposes in package printing. They can provide overcoatings for aesthetic or protective finishes, undercoats that enhance ink interactions for unique looks, or anything in between. Many companies use coatings and ink/coating combinations to provide a distinct look and feel, improve product functionality, or reduce costs.

Sustaining Sustainability —Polischuk

What a difference a year makes. About this time last year, oil prices were peaking around $150/barrel, and energy and materials pricing, in general, were following suit. Along with this, sustainability was right at the top of the list of global concerns.

Wide, Wide World

Many package printers are looking for ways to expand their businesses and provide increased products and services for their customers. In today's business climate, it's more important than ever to become an indispensable provider of value-added products and services to solidify the customer base.

You Can’t Control What You Can’t Measure

The role of color process control plays in enhancing reproduction quality and productivity in package printing cannot be overstated. Without appropriate process control, costly rework, waste, and unnecessary delays in production can result, potentially undermining the salability of the product. However, as the old adage says: you can't control what you can't measure.