May 6, 2021

Featured Resources

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


It’s Time to Bring the Printing Community Together Again

As the first significant gathering of the industry in two years, the PRINTING United Expo will be more important than ever this year. To help you make the most of your time at the show, we’re introducing a new Expo Experience for 2021 – a digital pre-show platform, a 3-day live event, and a post-show wrap-up. Save the date to join in on this experience as we come together again under one roof in Orlando!


2021 – The Best Time in Over a Decade to Sell Your Company?

Peter Schaefer and Paul Reilly of New Direction Partners, two of the most experienced investment bankers in the printing and packaging industries, will guide you through the complexities of today’s M&A world. They will explain how pending capital gains tax increases can wipe away any improvements that might be achieved by waiting for your profits to increase, as well as how rising interest rates will impact the ability of buyers to complete acquisitions.


Today's Headlines


Best-of-the-Best Workplaces Emphasize Worker Harmony

by Karis Copp

The five printing companies deemed “Best-of-the-Best” are Communicorp, Columbus, Ga.; Hopkins Printing, Columbus, Ohio; Suttle-Straus, Waunakee, Wis.; Vistaprint, Windsor, Ontario; and multiple American Packaging locations.


Resource Label Group Announces Acquisition of Cypress MultiGraphics

Resource Label Group has acquired Cypress MultiGraphics and its two locations in Tinley Park, Ill., and Brooklyn Center, Minn. As one of the leading durable label manufacturers in North America, Cypress MultiGraphics serves the lawn and garden, HVAC, power tools, medical equipment, and appliances industries.


Stouse Adds to Roll Label Capacity with Two New HP Indigo 6K Digital Presses

Stouse, a specialty printer and manufacturer of labels and custom folding carton packaging, is expanding its label printing capacity with the addition of two new HP Indigo 6K digital presses.


FPA Develops Road Maps to Align Flexible Packaging Supply Chain to a Circular Economy Framework

To close the gaps and move the industry forward with flexible packaging aligned to a circular economy framework, roadmaps are needed to guide key players involved in the packaging supply chain.


PPC Flexible Packaging Acquires Target Labels and Packaging

PPC Flexible Packaging has announced its acquisition of North Salt Lake, Utah-based Target Labels and Packaging. Target is the seventh acquisition of specialty and differentiated flexible packaging firms by PPC in the past four years.


Great Little Box Company/Ideon Packaging Named Among Canada's Best Managed Companies in 2021

Great Little Box Company/Ideon Packaging announced that it has been recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation for the 17th consecutive year.


GEW Reaches 20,000 Installations Milestone

System number 20,000 is a 35 cm wide, four lamp configuration of GEW’s highly successful GD3 lampheads, which were retrofitted to a Gallus Labelfire 340 press at FlexON’s label printing facility in Vestec, Czech Republic.


Package of the Week


How a Classic Card Game Leverages Packaging for a Fresh Look

On today’s episode of POW!, we take a look at the Artiste Series from Uno, which gives the Mattel classic a new look with an infusion of eye-catching graphics from a variety of artists.