Machine trumps man in the modern packaging industry
Ask printing or packaging experts to tell you one word that sums up the latest trend in their industry and you're likely to hear 'digital' time and time again. While it essentially means slightly different things to different parts of each industry, the basic truth remains the same – machine trumps man. Why? Emma-Jane Batey asks industry professionals across the packaging sector to find out more.
Gravure still clinging on
With a continued focus on high quality output demanded by brands, converters have continued to offer gravure. Dave Howell assesses the current market and asks whether digital will eventually displace this stalwart print converting technique
Pre-press: the last chance for printing?
Pre-press represents the last chance saloon of printing; with the rising demand for more versatile, personalised and custom packaging that requires short runs and faster turnarounds, pre-press needs to present a united front to wheedle out weaknesses. Ceri Jones speaks to Oliver Peitzner, product manager at EyeC, to find out what’s new in pre-press technology.
Less Than Flexo
It is all too easy to say flexo is dead. But, with its stress-free, affordable long runs and totally reliable print quality, flexo still has its devotees. Emma-Jane Batey speaks to flexo experts to learn more.
Embossing packages: stamp of approval
Enhancing packaging through creative applications has long been an appealing way to add value without great cost. Emma-Jane Batey speaks to brand-owners and packaging experts to appreciate how embossing suits brands and consumers by adding a lot for a little.