December 19, 2020
 

Featured Resources

 
 
Sponsored by Omet Americas Inc.

We Put the X in Flexible Packaging

XFlex X7 is a 670mm (26”) mid web printing machine ideal for flexible packaging and shrink label printing at the maximum level of quality, thanks to the unmatched technology of XFlex flexo unit, motorized printing pressure and Multivision camera on each printing unit with On-the-Fly pre-registration.

 
 
 
Sponsored by Multi-Plastics Inc.

Exclusive Resin Technology Shrink Polyester

Multi-Plastics’ 42SH Shrink Polyester offers exclusive two side anti-static properties and exceptional two side printing with conforming properties for a seamless finish in label printing applications. 42SH is compositionally identical to PET bottle resin, and “Recycle Friendly”. From full shrink sleeve labels to tamper evident shrink bands, Multi-Plastics’ full range of Polyester Shrink Films provide the cost and performance characteristics our customers demand, while providing the environmental stewardship your brand owner requires.

 
 
 
Sponsored by Color Ink

A Marketing Approach to Packaging Development

Click to contact Color Ink for assistance on your next packaging project. We have the tools to produce short-run prototypes and long-run folding cartons for the consumer product and food packaging markets. Ask us about incorporating textured UV or foil to differentiate your products from the competition. We’re a one-stop shop for everything from structural packaging & art development to market roll-out of converted folding cartons.

 
 
 
Sponsored by Wilson Manufacturing

Re-engineering Service to Earn Your Trust.

The quality of our dies isn’t the only thing that sets Wilson apart. We combine technical expertise with a human touch to get your questions answered and solve problems quickly. Call or visit us online to get started-(800) 634-5248

 

Digital Packaging Summit Series

We had so much great content from our sponsors at Digital Packaging Summit that we wanted to share it with you in the is special section. If you are interested in participating in the next Summit, visit digitalpackagingsummit.com

 
Sponsored by Heidelberg

The World of Packaging is Yours!

In today’s dynamic market conditions, one trend is clear – the demand for consumer and packaged goods has put increased pressure on packaging and label printers. Seeing the potential business opportunities, it’s the perfect time to diversify your portfolio and expand your offerings. With the industry’s most comprehensive product portfolio, Heidelberg has everything you need to get started in packaging – including entry level die cutters and folder-gluers. Explore the World of Packaging today.

 
 
 
Sponsored by Heidelberg

The World of Packaging is Yours!

In today’s dynamic market conditions, one trend is clear – the demand for consumer and packaged goods has put increased pressure on packaging and label printers. Seeing the potential business opportunities, it’s the perfect time to diversify your portfolio and expand your offerings. With the industry’s most comprehensive product portfolio, Heidelberg has everything you need to get started in packaging – including entry level die cutters and folder-gluers. Explore the World of Packaging today.

 

Weekly Headlines

 
 

Print Industry's Consistent Recovery Marks Successful End to 2020

by David Wilaj

When looking at certain economic and industry indicators, it is easy to see exactly when the COVID-19 pandemic began to debilitate business. Fortunately, the print industry was able to adjust and although we remain far from pre-pandemic levels, these same indicators have already shown plenty of recovery progress.

 
 
 

PRINTING United Digital Experience Concludes this Week as 2021 Preparations Begin

The PRINTING United Digital Experience wraps up on January 31 after three months of free, invaluable programming, which was made available virtually to the global printing community in order to continue to serve industry needs in 2020. In 2021, the event will return as a live expo to be held Oct. 6-8 in Orlando, Fla.

 
 
 
 
 

Do Not Miss Your OSHA Deadlines!

by Gary Jones

Just like clockwork, the start of a new year brings two important Occupational Safety and Health Administration recordkeeping requirements that printing operations must be aware of and comply with if they qualify. They involve the completion, posting, and submission of separate, but related, recordkeeping forms.

 
 
 

Highcon and EFI Announce Global Partnership Emphasizing Digital Growth

Highcon Systems Ltd. and EFI have announced that the two companies have entered into a global partnership agreement. With a common group of core customers, together with EFI’s ability to deliver industry-focused ERP software solutions, the goal is to offer customers an integrated, end-to-end business productivity and workflow solution.

 
 
 

Registration for the TAGA Presents Virtual Event is Now Open

TAGA Presents will be held virtually this year on March 11 and March 23 from 2-3:30 p.m. EST both days. Being headlined by industry notables, the special event provides insight into technology breakthroughs and impacts in printing, graphic communications, and related fields.

 
 
 
 
 

Curtis 1000 Replaces Two Presses and Increases Capacity by 20% With New Heidelberg Speedmaster

With two of the current Speedmaster presses aging at its Bloomington, Ill., location, Curtis 1000 recently installed a new Speedmaster XL 106-8P+L with both LED & Mercury UV curing to increase its capacity and capabilities as well as enhance its speed-to-market.

 
 
 

APR and SpotOn! Launch SpotOn Color Management Software for Flexo Printers

SpotOn Color combines all of the popular features of SpotOn! Flexo software with new solutions for job management, production setup, process control and overall job and color assessments.

 

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