packagePRINTING June 2011


Coast to Coast - June 2011

Packaging equipment, software and service purchases by U.S. packaging printers, featuring Proteus Packaging and Keller Crescent.

Design Innovations - June 2011

Innovations in packaging design, including examples from DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers, Procter & Gamble, Scholle Packaging, Household Essentials, LLC and more.

Digital Domain - June 2011

News on digital applications to the package printing industry, including Anderson & Vreeland, Kompac Technologies, OKI, Roland, Heidelberg, Technicote and more.

Information Integration Pays Back

Competition is fierce in the packaging industry and is all the more challenging if employees cannot access reliable information or update data fast. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are one way to alleviate these issues because the software integrates companies’ entire business operations and centralizes data throughout the entire production-to-billing cycles.

Inkjet Express

Anyone who has been to a trade show in the past couple years wouldn’t be surprised to hear that inkjet printing solutions are moving hard and fast into the packaging arena. They are being offered in all shapes and sizes, but one thing they have in common is a propensity for cost-effective short-run printing.

On Technology

Two of the topics covered in this issue of packagePRINTING made me think back to "the good old days" when I worked in manufacturing.

Printer News - June 2011

News on printers in the packaging printing industry, including items on The World Label Awards Competition, Multi-Color Corporation, CCL Industries Inc., Walle Corporation, Graphic Packaging International and WS Packaging Group.

Quality Vision

Nosco, Inc. is high on quality. "Compliant or Complaint: Only I Make the Difference," a phrase coined by one of the company's employee owners, reflects the key role Nosco's Quality Lifestyle component plays in every aspect of the company's day-to-day activities. It encompasses not only Nosco's attitude toward the highly sensitive pharmaceutical packaging work it performs, but also the emphasis Nosco places on establishing trust-based relationships with external and internal customers, its habit of product innovation, and its single-minded focus on responsibility and accountability.

Right Recipe

In the not-so-distant past, flexographic package printing took a back seat to the high-quality, high-volume capabilities of gravure and offset. That was then. Over the years, as volumes shrank and marketing strategies began to embrace smaller, regional promotions, flexo—with its quicker set-up times and ability to handle limited run lengths economically on a generous variety of substrates—began to be viewed as a viable alternative to both gravure and offset.

Supplier News - June 2011

News on suppliers to the package printing industry, including EskoArtwork, Mark Andy, Technicote, Anderson & Vreeland, Davis-Standard, MacDermid Printing Solutions and more.