packagePRINTING October 2014 Edition


Do Better, Be Leaner

For most teenage boys, getting their driver’s license is a big step forward. But in Art Yerercic’s case he was running a press and printing labels in his dad’s nascent business well before he was behind the wheel. Growing up in the family business, he’d already become adept at many other tasks, and running a press set the stage for what became a life of creating and producing labels while inspiring others with his leadership.

Getting up to Color

Color is one of the most complex aspects of any type of printing, at times seemingly bordering on magic. Yet, it is really a science that operates under very specific rules. Unfortunately, when it comes to putting colors on a substrate and having them live up to the expectations of paying customers, a host of variables come into play, making understanding the science an important part of success.

Industry News - October 2014

Industry news on the package printing industry including Mark Andy, NewPage, Heidelberg, Sonoco, Mimaki, Epson, Douglas Machine, Quad/Graphics, MBO, and MPS.

Product Showcase - October 2014

Featured Products for the flexographic, narrow-web and package printing industries including GFI, Brookfield, HMJ Tech, INX, Sun Chemical, SPEC, Inc., Flint Group, and INX International Ink Co.

Shelf Space: Lots to See at Labelexpo

The bump factor at Labelexpo was high, with more than 16,000 visitors to bump up against while making one’s way around the show floor. The booths were busy and there was a definite vibe of enthusiasm throughout the halls. Here’s a quick look at some of what I saw.

Understanding Low Migration Inks In Packaging

Chemistry, materials science and consistent communications are critical to success when working with low migration inks in packaging applications.