packagePRINTING June 2013 Edition


A Case for G7 Printing in Packaging

Gray Balance and G7® are two terms that are hardly new to the printing industry. Gray balancing your process is a concept we have accepted for decades as a logical step towards process control and color management, and yet still today it is not widely practiced. In essence, gray balance on press is simply calibrating the printing process similar to what we did for scanners and analog film photography in days past.

Digital Printing Opportunities in the Packaging Segment

Digital print has taken hold in several areas in commercial print and book publishing, driven by the need to maximize the return on the investment (ROI) in print. However, packaging print, book printing, and commercial printing are all very different.

Editor's Notes: Wonderful World –Polischuk

The reproduction of color in different media has come a long way in the more than 50 years since it made its television debut, and the science of color continues to make significant strides in the package-printing world. As a matter of fact, color management is one of the "hot buttons" in package printing.

Featured Products - June 2013

Featured Products for the flexographic, narrow-web and package printing industries, including Crown Roll Leaf, Schober USA, UEI Group, UniSphere, ITW Foils,Kocher-Beck, MK Masterwork USA, Heidelberg and KURZ.

How Dr. Reddy's Formula Cut Down on Product Commercialization

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Inc. (DRL) is a global pharmaceutical company committed to providing affordable and innovative medicines for healthier lives. The OTC division launched five years ago and has seen tremendous growth in that short period of time. Because of its rapid growth they have also experienced some growing pains, which is natural for a company at its stage of growth.

Printer News - June 2013

News on printers in the packaging printing industry, including The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), Spear and Seagram, Exopack Holdings Sarl, a new Luxembourg company, Calumet Carton Company, Kendall Packaging Corp. and Mutli-Color Corp.

Raising a Glass to Self-Adhesive Labels

I believe that it is to the whisky and brandy distillers of Europe that we, in the self-adhesive label industry, should drink a long toast. They were one of the key early market sectors to realize the potential of our labelling technology—and to adopt it. For me, there is nothing like a full-on, solid gold foil label, heavily embossed and featuring a truly complex, ornate shape, for promoting the extraordinary capabilities of self-adhesive labelling.

Supplier News - June 2013

News on suppliers to the packaging printing industry, including items on DuPont, EskoWorld, Anderson & Vreeland (A&V) and ACTEGA Kelstar.

Wide-Format Offset Printer Sets the Bar for Service

Over the years, Annan & Bird's outsized ambitions have made it something of a bellwether in the industry. Founded in 1987 with a single 44˝ x 60˝ 5-color Harris press and 12 employees, the family-run business by 2007 had acquired a fleet of large-format presses and a lengthy client list.