Carded Graphics and Everett Graphics demonstrate that good color proofing, when combined with defined, measurable color management will enable a packaging printer to produce predictable, trustworthy, and repeatable results, while carving time, labor, and unnecessary cost from the production cycle.

Concurrent with the recent installation of its second Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105, Copac, Inc., a global packaging firm headquartered in Spartanburg, S.C., is intently focused on growth. Founded in 1970, Copac was a small carton manufacturer and label producer with around 70 employees before CEO Jerry Lux took the reins in March 2009 and accelerated the pace of growth. Today, the company’s North American operation provides packaging services to domestic and global customers in the tobacco, healthcare, consumer products, home fragrance, and food and beverage markets, focusing on high-end folding cartons, labels, inserts and hang tags. Copac’s sheetfed offset

With sales revenue in the $10 to 20 million range, Sherburne, N.Y.-based Mid-York Press considers itself a market leader among short-run package printers. Mid-York's goal is to increase its business by 50 percent, while retaining 50 percent available capacity.

Modern marketing means brand extensions, on pack promotions, packaging to tie in with events – all designed to increase sales and enhance relationships with consumers. drupa veteran Gareth Ward says this provides opportunities to printers that can meet these demands. When Heidelberg predicts that digitally printed packaging is set to grow at double digit rates for the immediate future, printers need to sit up. And Heidelberg is not alone. The prospects for printing packaging of all types on digital presses are exciting every press manufacturer. If digital printing on paper is understood and developing at a steady pace, digital

– Ricoh Americas Corporation and Heidelberg México today announced they have signed a contract to make Mexico the next market in the Americas to participate in the phased global rollout of the new Heidelberg and Ricoh strategic cooperation. The relationship enables Heidelberg México to sell Ricoh’s latest color digital press, the Ricoh Pro C901 Graphic Arts Edition, as part of Heidelberg’s total print solution. The two parent companies, Ricoh Company, Ltd. (Ricoh) and Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg), entered into a global strategic partnership agreement in February this year. Heidelberg’s and Ricoh’s future plans include integration with Heidelberg’s industry-standard workflow

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Heidelberg recently hosted a successful UV event entitled, "Exploring UV" at the Clampitt Paper Company's Creative Center in Dallas. The event was well attended, and, interestingly, a majority of attendees were not Heidelberg equipment owners. "What made this event unique was the large number of printers in attendance who did not own a Heidelberg press, and yet were eager to hear about Heidelberg's UV expertise," said Clarence Penge, Vice President, Sheetfed Product Management for Heidelberg USA. "This reinforces an apparent need in the Dallas market for UV knowledge and techniques that can help printers expand their

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