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.
Printing is often thought of as a mature industry. However, innovations in print—especially in the area of inks for package printing—show that there is a bright and colorful future for this developing technology.
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 August 2019 issue of Flexible Packaging Magazine, learn about efforts taken toward packaging sustainability, read the converter news, notes on the upcoming PACK EXPO, and much more!