April 1, 2021
 

Featured Resources

 
 
Sponsored by Domino

VIDEO: Grace Label & Domino

Steve Grace, President of Grace Label discusses his business, the impact of digital printing during COVID & the Supply Chain situation, and the partnership with Domino. “Grace Label saw an increase in business, we saw an increase in demand. Our customers got busier. The Domino was able to turn around orders we had not had before. We were able to develop new customers. And right now during the Supply Chain disruption, the Domino is fantastic because we are able to put something on there, move it over from our flexo presses and we are able to adapt and keep our customers rolling.” Click to view the video.

 
 
 
Sponsored by Multi-Plastics Inc.

Help Us Put the Squeeze on Single-Use Plastics

At Multi-Plastics, weʻre on a mission. Our EnviroCycle PET ShrinK Films are 100% recyclable*, an innovation which allows printed sleeves to recycle with the bottle—keeping plastics out of the landfill and providing the environmental stewardship brand owners require. Partner with us as we bring full-cycle sustainability to environmental responsibility.

 
 
 
Sponsored by Wilson Manufacturing

Stepped Anvil or Supply Chain Silver Bullet?

With global shortages in material inventory, converters everywhere are having to adapt to unexpected variations in materials. We know this can be challenging, and there is a solution: stepped anvils. Stepped anvils are an economical solution to help you overcome material variations—keeping your presses rolling and getting the most out of your tooling while still turning out quality results! Visit Wilson Manufacturing online today to learn more and get started.

 
 
 
Sponsored by Durst

Durst Expo 2022: Label – A Success!

With the cancellation of Labelexpo Europe 2022, Durst set out to still provide an opportunity to experience a live event, bringing together a full range of globally well-established label printing solutions and innovations. Durst Expo 2022: Label was put together with many industry-leading companies at Durst’s headquarters in Brixen, Italy and from April 26th-29th, presented the latest innovations, developments and future trends for the label and packaging market to more than 200 visitors.

 
 
 

The New Shape of Label Production

Join us to discover technology that will help you harness the latest digital modular solutions that can also provide quality printing up to 328 fpm. Take an in-depth look at BOBST’s DIGITAL MASTER 340 and DIGITAL MASTER 510—two presses designed to shape the future of label production.

 

Digital Packaging Summit Series

We had so much great content from our sponsors at the 2020 Digital Packaging Summit that we wanted to share it with you in this special section. If you are interested in participating in the next Summit, email dpsinfo@napco.com

 
Sponsored by INX International Ink Co.

The Next Generation of Digital Product Decoration

With chemists, engineers and software experts focused on inkjet formulations and print drive electronics, INX Digital can provide cost-effective customer-driven solutions. For optimizing an entire inkjet system or any part of it, INX Digital has the experience and resources to explore new possibilities for customization and integration.

 
 
 
Sponsored by XEIKON

Trade Label Printer Adds Xeikon Folding Carton Solution

Stouse, LLC, examined various digital press options and quickly concluded that the Xeikon 3500 digital press was particularly well-suited for folding cartons. “Xeikon was a natural and it was an easy decision to make. “They’re the clear leaders in the digitally printed folding carton space.

 

Weekly Headlines

 
 

Pioneer Press To Install 8-Color RMGT 9 Series UV-LED Perfecting Press

Pioneer Press, a printer in the greater Denver, Colorado market will be installing an eight-color RMGT 9 Series perfecting press with UV-LED curing this summer.

 
 
 

Outlook for M&A Activity in Printing and Packaging Industries Amidst High Inflation, Rising Interest Rates

Peter Schaefer, a partner at M&A and investment banking advisory firm New Direction Partners, discusses the outlook for M&A activity during today’s period of high inflation, rising interest rates, and even the possibility of a looming recession. He also discusses what separates the haves from the have nots.

 
 
 
 
 

Quad To Explore New Digital Technology for Package Printing

by Linda Casey

When Quad and Landa announced this week that the PSP is adding a Landa S10P Nanographic Printing Press to its production arsenal, they focused on how the innovative technology will help improve Quad’s printed visual merchandising and design solutions for retail, but the story doesn’t end there.

 
 
 

Intricate Diecuts Highlight the Power of Printer and Designer Collaboration

by Sabine Lenz

For a powerful example of print design, look no further than this attention-grabbing packaging for Kállas First Press Olive Oil’s 2022 edition, which combines intricate Blue-and-White designs with an ingenious use of diecuts to create a powerful unboxing experience.

 
 
 

Caps Cases Installs EFI Nozomi 14000 LED Digital Corrugated Press

In March, U.K.-based corrugated packaging manufacturer Caps Cases became the first business in the world to acquire the EFI Nozomi 14000 LED Digital Corrugated Press.

 

Package of the Week

 
 

Schick’s New Holistically Designed Package, Product Demonstrates Commitment to Circularity

This week’s POW! Package of the Week — the Schick Xtreme Men’s Bamboo Hybrid Razor — showcases how a CPG can make considerable circularity gains in product development when the product and printed package are designed and manufactured using a holistic strategy.