Digital Printing

The digital printed packaging and label industry is growing rapidly, and doesn’t show signs of slowing down any time soon in this fast-moving market. Estimated to be worth $7.3 billion in 2013, the digital print for packaging market is forecast to hit $15.3 billion by 2018 according to The Future of Digital Print for Packaging to 2018, a report from packaging research and consultancy groupSmithers Pira.

There are a number of other drivers behind the evolution of digital print. A key driver is the capacity to produce short print runs economically, as packaging buyers continue to search for ways to engage with customers using innovative methods. Printing on demand means less waste, ensuring that new packaging or graphic designs or changes in ingredients don’t result in redundant stock. Technological developments in inkjet and electrophotography mean that digital print is becoming increasingly accessible and cost-effective for all kinds of companies, big and small.

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One colorful trend seen during September’s Labelexpo centered on the growing use of white ink on digital presses for labels and packaging. What’s the big deal? And what does this mean for brand owners?


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The BlisterJet CMYK, a UV drop-on-demand piezo inkjet printing system for full-color printing on blisters, will debut at Pack Expo.

 


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Your needs for labels, cartons, and other printed materials have evolved due to growing numbers of SKU’s and changes in product volumes.


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Parts are parts…but what happens when those parts are 3D printed for use on packaging machinery? Suffice to say that vendors and brand owners will be affected in different ways. Here’s advice from an industry insider.


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Photo-quality CMYK digital printing of plastic caps opens up more colorful choices for brand owners wanting packaging that makes a stronger impression with consumers.

 


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An overview of packaging trends and one surprise found during the recent gathering of the printing industry in Dusseldorf, Germany, are revealed by printing expert Michael Ferrari.


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What’s creating a buzz heading into the biggest printing show on earth, drupa 2016? In a word, digital.


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A 3D-printing expert discusses the packaging-specific uses and benefits of using the technology in this Packaging Digest exclusive.

 


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Aprecia Pharmaceuticals Company announced the FDA has approved SPRITAM levetiracetam for oral use as a prescription adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial onset seizures, myoclonic seizures, and primary generalized ton


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SIPA’s packaging development project to produce a complexly contoured PET elephant bottle leveraged the use of 3D printing and took only two months’ time.

 


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An exclusive survey provides an overview to the market status, forecast, advice and points to several unusual projects in the packaging market.

 


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Early results for our poll on the use of 3D printing in packaging indicate a technology with traction and promise for some, and questions, uncertainty and disinterest for others.

 


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Leading packaging managers say the use of 3D printing is “very beneficial” and has “tremendous value” to produce packaging prototypes, molds and parts for machinery, according to an informal poll taken of key industry contacts


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Since 2011, CDT has been committed to providing label and tag color on-demand inkjet printers for a wide range of applications and industries at breakthrough speeds and cost effectiveness.


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Driven by a passion for invention and a desire to change an industry, Memjet has grown to become the global leader in color printing technologies that provide remarkable speed and affordability.


One colorful trend seen during September’s Labelexpo centered on the growing use of white ink on digital presses for labels and packaging. What’s the big deal? And what does this mean for brand owners? We present insights from four industry...


The BlisterJet CMYK, a UV drop-on-demand piezo inkjet printing system for full-color printing on blisters, will debut at Pack Expo.

 

When you think of blister packaging, you typically picture a foil laminate or other sealing film...


Your needs for labels, cartons, and other printed materials have evolved due to growing numbers of SKU’s and changes in product volumes. You no longer need blockbuster-sized volumes of identically printed labels; you need inventories right-sized...


Parts are parts…but what happens when those parts are 3D printed for use on packaging machinery? Suffice to say that vendors and brand owners will be affected in different ways. Here’s advice from an industry insider.

 

3D printing,...


Photo-quality CMYK digital printing of plastic caps opens up more colorful choices for brand owners wanting packaging that makes a stronger impression with consumers.

 

Digital printing is revolutionizing packaging by offering custom,...


An overview of packaging trends and one surprise found during the recent gathering of the printing industry in Dusseldorf, Germany, are revealed by printing expert Michael Ferrari. Ferrari says his fourth visit to the once-every-four-years...


What’s creating a buzz heading into the biggest printing show on earth, drupa 2016? In a word, digital. We offer a preview from an industry insider about systems and technologies that will have an impact on packaging and brand owners.

 

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A 3D-printing expert discusses the packaging-specific uses and benefits of using the technology in this Packaging Digest exclusive.

 

Paul Palovich is vice president of ...


Aprecia Pharmaceuticals Company announced the FDA has approved SPRITAM levetiracetam for oral use as a prescription adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial onset seizures, myoclonic seizures, and primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures in...


SIPA’s packaging development project to produce a complexly contoured PET elephant bottle leveraged the use of 3D printing and took only two months’ time.

 

In our recent poll on 3D printing for packaging, we asked poll-takers about...


An exclusive survey provides an overview to the market status, forecast, advice and points to several unusual projects in the packaging market.

 

Exclusive survey results for packaging’s role in 3D printing indicates that while current...


Early results for our poll on the use of 3D printing in packaging indicate a technology with traction and promise for some, and questions, uncertainty and disinterest for others.

 

We’re seeing interesting feedback in the early returns...


Leading packaging managers say the use of 3D printing is “very beneficial” and has “tremendous value” to produce packaging prototypes, molds and parts for machinery, according to an informal poll taken of key industry contacts.

 

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Introduced at Label Expo this week, the CoronaFlex improves ink adhesion on rapid speed flexographic presses and a multitude of digital printing applications. The all new corona treater provides OEMS and printers with powerful and dependable...


Markem-Imaje presents the new, the faster 9232 S inkjet printer covering all beverage sector needs. Code all packages such as cans, bottles, returnable glass bottles, bricks, flexible pouches, caps, packs and shrink-wraps with a new range of high-...


All Pro Technical Service Inc. was started in response to a growing need for high-quality, specialized service for the Linx brand of continuous inkjet (CIJ) printers.  Our technicians are located throughout the U.S. and provide quick response time...


Our clients’ goal is delivering the best possible products to their clients at the most efficient cost. With over 10 years experience in imaging systems and supplies, Go Inkjet provides a better understanding of sales and services to this highly...

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Through our ORIS software suite of Color Tuner // Web, Press Matcher // Web, Certified // Web and Lynx, quality assurance is covered from creation to production with the world's first integrated color management system. Further maintain brand...


Since 2011, CDT has been committed to providing label and tag color on-demand inkjet printers for a wide range of applications and industries at breakthrough speeds and cost effectiveness. CDT’s wide range of digital color platforms – from...


Gulton is a pioneer in thermal printhead development and production. We have developed a hard protective coating that extends the abrasive life of our printheads by up to four times that of our competition. Gulton’s corporate office and production...


Our boxes can either be plain or printed.  Since our founding in 1970, we have made it our commitment to be large enough to be a low-cost supplier and yet small enough to provide unparalleled attention to detail. We work with you to design...


From one to six color publications, we offer quality sheetfed color printing on Heidelberg presses to produce annual reports, sales literature, marketing collateral, newsletters, and more. Our Bindery department is equipped with state of the art...


Ward/Kraft, Inc. is a nationally known leader in the design and production of Labels, Plastics, Commercial Print, Mailers and Business documents including continuous, unit set, cut sheet, labels and form/label combinations.  Ward/Kraft...


The true advantage of this company is the competence and the passion of the skilled and enterprising staff which writes Zanasi history everyday by integrating its respective skills.

Founded in 1978 in Sassuolo, Italy, Zanasi has two branch...


At Gottscho, we manufacture a full range of proven, reliable, cost-effective printing solutions for your unique packaging needs in the pharmaceutical, medical, nutraceutical, consumer goods and food industries and back them with the technical...


AM Packaging has been supplying high quality print and unmatched customer service to companies nationally for over 25 years. We here at AM Packaging understand that customer service is the key to building lasting client relationships. We believe...


For over 50 years, Bunting® has established itself as an industry-leading manufacturer in several product lines. The company, headquartered in Newton, KS, has seven major locations including our Magnet Materials Division in Elk Grove Village,...


Chapman Corporation began as a door-to-door pushcart knife sharpening operation and has progressed to today's highly trained Machine Operators and Customer Service Personel.

Working directly with a manufacturer allows you more control....


As print goes through another revolution, you and I are faced with changing the way we do business. Our shiny new logo is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Over the past year or so, we’ve been adding new technologies, more efficient...


Corotec manufactures corona treating equipment for both conductive and non-conductive materials, with system-matched power supplies and power density controllers to assure reliable, economical performance under the most demanding production...

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 to Thursday, February 2, 2017

At Pharmapack Europe 2017, find hundreds of packaging solutions and drug delivery technology suppliers that serve the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and veterinary markets.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 to Thursday, February 9, 2017

At ATX West 2017, immerse yourself in a face-to-face environment with top automation experts and education geared toward maximizing productivity and profitability in any industry, including packaging.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 to Thursday, February 9, 2017

At WestPack 2017, find new technologies to help accelerate your packaging projects. WestPack is one of five co-located events comprising North America's largest annual manufacturing event.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 to Thursday, February 9, 2017

At MD&M West 2017, connect to the inspiration, partnerships and technologies that drive innovation in medical device packaging. Join us at the world’s largest medtech manufacturing event.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 to Wednesday, February 15, 2017

eCommerce Expo 2017 Tokyo showcases the latest products and technologies for ecommerce, including packaging, fulfillment and delivery.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 to Friday, April 21, 2017

CPhI Japan 2017 gathers more than 19,000 pharma professionals together for a host of events that cover all aspects of the pharmaceutical supply chain, including packaging. Co-located with InnoPack.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 to Thursday, May 4, 2017

BIOMEDevice is New England’s source for every aspect of medical device design and development, including packaging solutions. Find the materials, technologies, ideas, equipment and suppliers you need.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 to Thursday, May 18, 2017

At PackEx Toronto, benefit from hands-on access to the newest packaging and processing technologies, equipment and materials.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 to Thursday, May 18, 2017

At ATX Canada 2017, be inspired by the latest technologies and insights applicable to packaging operation, including robotics, motion control, vision, rapid prototyping, software and more.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 to Thursday, May 18, 2017

Toronto Powder & Bulk Solids 2017 puts you face-to-face with North America’s leading suppliers displaying hundreds of solutions, including packaging, to help accelerate product-to-market.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 to Thursday, June 15, 2017

EastPack 2017 packages up new technologies and solutions from hundreds of suppliers. Plus, gain insights from the free presentations at Center Stage, Tech Theater and during the Innovation Tours.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 to Thursday, June 15, 2017

For more than 30 years, MD&M East has been the trusted resource for every aspect of medical device development, including packaging, to take your product from concept to commercialization.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 to Thursday, June 15, 2017

At ATX East 2017, meet with top automation experts and see solutions geared toward maximizing your packaging productivity and profitability.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 to Thursday, June 15, 2017

Quality drives productivity and productivity drives revenues. For critical packaging functions, Quality Expo 2017 brings focus to technology, equipment, materials and services that support quality.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 to Thursday, November 9, 2017

At MinnPack 2017, experience the newest packaging technologies and equipment first-hand, meet suppliers one-on-one and compare solutions side-by-side.