packagePRINTING March 2010 edition


Bang for Your Big-Box Bucks

Package printing is all about high-quality printing and eye-catching graphic presentation. One segment that is getting more and more attention is the corrugated packaging market. Accurate Box Company is one package-printing company that got into this game early.

Best Practices in Color Management Yield Best Results

Color management (CM) commonly refers to the methods employed to ensure quality reproduction of four-color process printing. From the perspective of the printer, converter, or trade shop, color management is all about reproducing color on a printing press to match a target.

Coast to Coast

Equipment, software and service purchases by U.S. packaging producers, highlighting Printed Specialties, Inc.

Design Innovation

Innovative packaging implementations, featuring M-real, Heinz and StadiumTRAY.

Digital Domain

Digital printing and workflow developments for package printing, including items on Dscoop5 and KPG Corp.

Get Out Your Checkbook

For companies that waited for economic conditions to improve before making a major capital equipment purchase, now is the time to start investigating, at the very least, in earnest.

Printer News

Packaging printer business and personnel news, including St. Louis Tag, Smyth Companies and Lightning Labels.

Ray of Hope —Polischuk

I had the pleasure of attending the 2010 Dscoop5 Annual Conference held last month in Dallas. Dscoop (Digital Solutions Cooperative) is a conference for users of HP equipment, primarily those using HP Indigo digital presses and related technologies.

State of the Industry: Print and Packaging

Where will the U.S. economy, print, and packaging trend over the course of 2010 and 2011? The answer to this question depends on the exact path of the recovery from the 2007/2009 recession and the longer term pattern of growth of the global and U.S. economy, along with key dynamics shaping print and packaging.

Supplier News

News on suppliers to the packaging printing industry, including Masterpiece Graphix, Bobst, Radius Solutions, Flint and more.

Sustainability Watch

Sustainability in the package printing news, including items on Kraft Foods, Colbert Packaging, UPM Raflatac and WS Packaging.