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...

Advanced tools for 3D packaging visualization and increased efficiency in the production process drove Seyfert GmbH to opt for ArtiosCAD.  Based in Reichenbach/Fils (Germany), and with several production sites in Europe, Seyfert is a leading supplier of high-quality transport packaging, shelf-...

Industry expert Mike Fairley takes a look at what visitors to the Gulf Print & Pack 2011 expo can expect to see.
 
The printing and construction of packaging is one of the most complex sectors of the print industry, with its wide range of materials, from...

Press controls manufacturer QuadTech has unveiled the first web-fed, inline inspection system that measures color on both paper and unsupported packaging film.  The new version of the company's Inspection System with SpectralCam enables continuous, inline monitoring of virtually all web-fed...

Changing demographics are having an impact on the growth of the frozen and refrigerated food packaging sectors, with smaller families, an ageing population, and a greater number of households occupied by single and separated people resulting in a demand for smaller portions and convenient easy-...

EskoArtwork has released WebCenter 10, the latest version of its online collaboration and approval tool for the packaging and print supply chain.

‘Initial feedback and reactions from beta customers indicate that WebCenter 10 will add to the application’s reputation as an effective online...

X-Rite has launched Version 6 of its InkFormulation and ColorQuality software package.  Developed for ink manufacturers and printers who formulate their own ink, X-Rite’s InkFormulation provides a fast, accurate and consistent ink formulation, formula creation, storage, approval and retrieval...

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