packagePRINTING November 2012 Edition


Automated Prepress Workflow Increases Efficiency

Many of the tasks that would have taken hours and hours of manual time are now managed by automated prepress systems in a matter of minutes—or even seconds. And, they have also offered new functionality, considered unimaginable 5-10 years ago, which make the prepress process even more efficient.

Digital Domain - November 2012

Digital printing and workflow implementations by package printers, including items on Ben Franklin Press, Huston Patterson and EFI.

Featured Products - November 2012

Featured Products for the flexographic, narrow-web and package printing industries, including TAKK, Polymag Tek, Simco-Ion, Monroe Electronics, Doyle Systems and Meech International.

Flextec Escapes Fire's Wrath

Rocky Rahija, owner, president, and CEO of Flextec Corp., counts his lucky blessings that his home and his printing business were spared from the Waldo Canyon Fire, that teared through Colorado Springs, Colo, last June. Even with his business curtailed for three days, Rahija says that Flextec did not miss any customer orders.

How Printers Can Fight Brand Thievery

Companies increasingly find themselves locked in a continuous battle to protect their brands from attackers trying to steal the monetary value inherent in successful brands. Adding authentication capabilities to combat counterfeiting can pay off in new business revenues and new customers for package printers and converters. Multiple techniques can be integrated into your current workflow.

Ideas Drive Business Progress –Polischuk

During the course of TLMI's four-day annual meeting in Naples, Fla. last month, TLMI Chairman Art Yerecic, president of Yerecic Label, presented attendees with some upbeat stats, along with several awards for Converter of the Year, Supplier of the Year, and several Environmental Leadership awards.

Printer News - November 2012

News on printers in the packaging printing industry, including Keystone Folding Box Company, Rollprint Packaging Products, Spear, Outlook Group Packaging & Printing Solutions, Hammer Packaging, The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC), Prolamina Corp., Bell Inc., Sonoco, The MATLET Group and Plastic Packaging Technologies.

Printers Meet Demand With Offset Investments

Large-format offset press suppliers are working to keep pace with the industry's needs for higher efficiencies by offering faster speeds, quicker makereadies, and a high-degree of on-press automation. Printers are investing in the latest technology developments to improve productivity in their operations and to attract new business and new customers.

Strategic Investment is NCL's Key to Success

NCL Graphic Specialties habit of capital investment, coupled with its diverse capabilities, strong product offerings, and tradition of innovation, have positioned it uniquely well to grow and thrive as the recovery takes hold.

Supplier News - November 2012

News on suppliers to the packaging printing industry, including items on Brandtjen & Kluge, Girl Scout Cookies and Anthem Worldwide, Heidelberg, EFI and Online Print Solutions (OPS), Schober USA, Trelleborg, Siegwerk Canada and USA (CUSA), Anderson & Vreeland, Channeled Resources Group, Davis-Standard, Harris & Bruno, Elsner Engineering, UEI Group and Southern Lithoplate, Inc.

Sustainability Watch - November 2012

Sustainability in package printing news, featuring Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), WS Packaging, xpedx, Pistol & Burnes and Innovia Films.