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Digital or Conventional for Label Printing?

Posted by Wim Zoomer on 8/19/19 11:58 AM

The packaging segment — folding carton, flexible, corrugated and labels — has primarily used conventional printing technologies, such as screen, flexo, offset and gravure. Screen printing’s versatility, for example, has often supported the leading conventional technologies with regard to pre-printed white, brilliant or vivid colors, varnish and high or low tactile. But what about the rise of inkjet, and its application in label printing?

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Topics: Printing Industry, Packaging, Digital Printing, flexographic

The Sustainable Packaging Loop

Posted by Heather Nortz on 8/5/19 7:05 AM

What is one thing online shopping and takeout food have in common? Packaging. The convenience of clothes, furniture or whatever your heart’s desire being delivered to your door comes with the cost of the protective layer wrapped around it. We have cast aside this foam peanut-filled cardboard or plastic time and time again — into the garbage bin it goes, to be forgotten while the long-awaited prize inside is revealed and gazed at. Gone are the days of the milkman when the package was valued — carefully emptied and returned to its original sender to be refilled again — or are they?

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Topics: Packaging, Printed Packaging, Sustainability, Business Operations

Additive Manufacturing: Driving a New Wave of Design Freedom for Electronics

Posted by Tim Fahey on 8/15/18 10:33 AM

I presented at SGIA’s FP3 Conference in June in Chicago. The audience included several key electronics printers in North America, who I got the opportunity to engage with both during following the event. My presentation examined how additive manufacturing processes are converging to drive a new wave of design freedom for manufacturers of electronic devices.

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Packaging, Digital Printing, Robotic process automation, Industrial Print, Printed Electronics, FP3Conf, Functional Printing, FP3

Explore What’s on the Horizon at the 2018 SGIA Expo (Part 1)  

Posted by Bill Stein on 8/8/18 3:22 PM

It’s not your father’s printing industry any more. Whereas once upon a time you were either a litho printer or a screen printer or a flexographic printer, the advent of digital technologies means market segments are blurring.

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Wide Format, Commercial Printing, Print, Printing Industry, Packaging, Digital Printing, SGIA Expo, Industry Training, Color Management, Education

Print & Package Legislative Summit Promotes Print and Package Industries

Posted by Sarah Younes on 7/11/18 10:21 AM

From June 19 to 20, 120 individuals gathered in Washington, D.C., for the 2018 Print and Packaging Legislative Summit, hosted by six printing and packaging associations. The annual event brings together printers, suppliers, legislative representatives and other interested parties to discuss current events in the manufacturing and printing industries, as well as the issues that pressure their communities.

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Digital Print for Packaging, Packaging, Printed Packaging, Business Solutions, Government Affairs, Legislative, Government