Portland, OR-based Craftsman Label is a full-service narrow web company serving brands and packaging buyers across the U.S. and abroad. With its fleet of state-of-the-art flexo, thermal and digital presses, the company’s high-definition label and flexible packaging applications serve a wide range of end-use sectors.
Mark Cook crossed the Atlantic with one objective in mind: to disrupt the U.S. label printing market. His intent was to introduce an original, under-one-roof label printing solution which would streamline the design and printing process to achieve speedier results of enhanced quality at lower costs.
When it comes to packaging, the one marketplace constant is that the needs and demands of brands, retailers, printers and consumers are always changing. As market trends evolve, ink manufacturers must be nimble and quickly develop solutions that meet those demands.
Xeikon announces its digital printing solution for pouches, developed for consumer goods markets – food, beverage, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The digital process for printing on pouches responds to current trends, such as significant numbers of SKUs, shorter lead times, and the rising popularity of pouches.
Changeover process minimizes start-up waste and reduces downtime.
May 9, 2019
Quick changes are the core business of Wesselink Drukwerk, a high-quality Dutch packaging printer working in the food and non-food sectors. Despite specializing in flexible packaging, the company chose the offset route from the outset and still considers this as the key to its continued success.
Printing Industry Midwest, the not-for-profit trade organization representing the Midwest’s leading print service providers, announced that through its advocacy efforts, the employment position of “press operator” has been identified as a high-growth, high-wage occupation by the Minnesota PIPELINE Program at the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry.
Mondi Jackson has been rotogravure printing for many years. But not too long ago, when it was serious about expanding more into flexo, it needed someone to come in and take its operations to the next level. The task was left to James Giannini, a packaging printing veteran.
With a focus on the customer, and not the bottom line, Catapult intends to disrupt the U.S. packaging and printing industry, specifically in its core competencies of self-adhesive, narrow web and linerless labels.
Though Catapult officially just opened its Orlando, Florida, operations in spring 2018, the flexo print company is quick to point out that its business, while new, is actually some 25 years in the making.
Among the articles in the January/February 2020 issue of Flexible Packaging Magazine, read the Executive Forecast for 2020, read about the latest news and product innovations in the flexible packaging industry, hear from some of the industry leaders, and much more!