packagePRINTING October 2010 Issue


Be Heroes

Most consumers have no concept of what goes on when designing a package. A consumer products company (CPC) has a tremendous amount invested into presenting just the right image with just the right amount of splash to draw a consumer in to have them to buy an item. What some printers do not realize is how much of an impact they can have on this process and how their roles are not only to print the finished products.

Candy Store —Polischuk

For those of you whose favorite shopping venue is a candy store, Labelexpo Americas might have been able to satisfy your craving—albeit, at a slightly higher price tag. When I shop at my favorite store (Hershey's Chocolate World in Hershey, Pa.), I tend to fill up my basket with one of everything and then two or three of the treats I really like.

Consensus Builder

In an association loaded with industry leaders, the TLMI Converter of the Year award can be considered recognition as the "best of the best." Even with this lofty description, it is no surprise to those that know him best that John Hickey, CEO of Smyth Companies, Inc. and currently in the coveted position as past TLMI chairman of the board, has been selected to receive packagePRINTING's 2010 TLMI Converter of the Year award.

Digital Domain — October 2010

Digital technologies and news were at the forefront of Labelexpo Americas 2010. Here is a sampling of digital information of interest to the label printing market coming out of the show.

Products from Labelexpo 2010

Labelexpo Americas 2010 provided an active platform for companies to introduce new products and product enhancements. The following is a snapshot of just some of the products on display at the show.

Supplier News — October 2010

News on suppliers to the packaging printing industry, featuring Gallus, Channeled Resources Group, Harper Flexographic Solutions Tour, and Innovia Films.

TLMI Label Awards: The Industry Shines

Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI) converter members showed off some of the best product-decoration offerings the package-printing industry has to offer while competing in TLMI's annual Label Awards contest. This year, 52 printers submitted an impressive 297 entries. From these, 81 total awards were presented, including 52 first-place honors and 27 second-place awards.