Christian Knapp, managing director of KBA UK, says the global downturn has served to accelerate the trend to shorter, more frequent, print runs and a resurgence in the market for B1 carton presses

Large format presses are undeniably the official technology in today’s packaging...

Package printers can play a vital role in brand protection. Mike Fairley looks at the challenges, opportunities and solutions for printers and converters to develop anti-counterfeiting solutions

Annual global losses through counterfeiting have recently been estimated to be as...

Dr Catherine Barnes, director of the Faraday Consultancy at the University of Leeds, introduces the concept of quantified touch and discusses why the 'feel of the pack' could improve consumer experience

Almost all packaging found in stores is regularly handled and touched by...

Mike Fairley reviews the current use of print-on-demand digital presses now being used for carton and flexible package printing, pot lids, tube and pail decoration

There can be little doubt that digital printing has arrived and is here to stay. Over the past seven years there...

The European Carton Makers Association (ECMA) is targeting medium-sized businesses for its next stage of growth, according to secretary-general Jules Lejeune.
 
Speaking at the recent Labelexpo Europe 2011 exhibition, where Lejeune was present in his role as managing director of self...

The finalists for the Pro Carton/ECMA Awards 2011 were announced at the recent European Carton Makers Association (ECMA) Congress.

The awards recognise outstanding carton packaging and have been awarded since 1997. Pro Carton said previous winning entries have provided a springboard for...

Brand protection is an increasingly important theme for the packaging industry. The global value of counterfeit products five years ago was put at US $610billion but continues to increase and is predicted to reach US $1.4trillion by 2016. Audaciously copied watches and handbags is only the tip...

Craig Thomson of Martin Automatic looks at some of the less obvious benefits of automatic roll changing on narrow- and mid-web printing presses.
 

Case studies clearly substantiate the value of automatic roll change in narrow- and mid-web printing operations.  These...

Jennifer Buhaenko, Head of Public Affairs at Pro Carton, outlines the case for natural fibre packaging.
 
Recent surveys show that carbon footprinting and ease of recycling are considered the most important issues when measuring the environmental impact of packaging...

Think Repro, the brainchild of award-winning packaging printer, James Townsend & Sons, and headed up by packaging prepress expert Kristian Wells, has launched an advanced prepress and prototyping service for the packaging industry.

According to Wells: ‘The prepress stage often takes...

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