Packaging Innovation
July 11, 2017

4 essentials for an efficient color management workflow

The importance of an efficient color management workflow is not to be underestimated. Color quality and consistency are crucial to any packaging printer who wants to keep their clients – especially brand owners – happy. Do you feel your color management isn’t all it should be? Then let’s get it (back) on track! This article […]
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July 7, 2017

Pallet configuration: how to achieve that perfect fit

Thank our lucky stars for pallets! Without them, entire supply chains – not to mention the material handling industry – would fall to pieces. Surprisingly enough, though, many manufacturers fail to see the point of pallet optimization (or ‘palletization’, if you will). Who cares whether that box is 5 centimeters wider? What does it matter […]
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July 4, 2017

Flexo plate making: how to get top-notch results

Flexo printing requires a great deal of skill – not to mention a good dose of patience. To be more precise, there are (at least) 4 factors all high-quality flexo plates have in common …
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June 26, 2017

Japanese millennials are in love with the ‘news bottle’

So, when was the last time you picked up a newspaper? If you’re a millennial, chances are you can’t even remember. Print newspapers are being eclipsed by online media, a process which started about a decade ago, forcing news outlets to come up with new and creative ways to remain relevant in a society that […]
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June 12, 2017

Smooth operator! 3 tips to boost your prepress workflow

Tedious bottlenecks, seemingly endless approval cycles, costly mistakes that could have been avoided, if only … Sounds familiar? Everybody who works in print knows how challenging – yet crucial – adopting and sustaining a smooth prepress workflow can be. These tips will help you get prints picture-perfect from the get-go, keep errors at bay and […]
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June 8, 2017

Sea-ing the potential of sustainable shampoo packaging!

Did you know that about 25 percent of plastics end up in our oceans or waterways? That means that, by 2050, the plastic in our oceans will outnumber the fish! Fortunately, more and more packaging manufacturers are stepping up to the plate, focusing on sustainable production methods and recyclability. Manufacturers like Procter and Gamble (P&G), […]
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June 5, 2017

How to design a cardboard box? There’s lots to consider

Designing a cardboard box may sound easy enough, but it entails much more than you’d imagine. The perfect box does not only look great, but is also extremely practical. To make sure you don’t overlook any crucial features, this article lists the most important boxes designers need to tick (pun intended, yes).
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June 2, 2017

Food labelling: consumers long for more clarity and compliance

Consumers are increasingly aware of what they eat, attaching more and more importance to food safety and nutrition benefits. Meanwhile, despite (or due to?) the many rules and guidelines in place, manufacturers still fall short when it comes to food labelling.
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May 30, 2017

Got milk-based plastic packaging? Lactips created it!

Did you know that approximately 300 million bags of chemical waste are disposed of every year? And that tons of left-over chemicals end up in landfills and even the consumer’s water supply? Now that waste management is more important than ever, a great deal of packaging manufacturers are rising to the occasion with innovative green […]
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May 23, 2017

WALL-E who? Meet Clarke, the cardboard recycling robot!

It’s been almost ten years since WALL-E first melted our hearts, but it seems the recycling robot is now facing some competition. In terms of recycling capabilities, that is. Clarke, a cardboard recycling robot developed by AMP Robotics and nicknamed after inventor Arthur C. Clarke, is not nearly as cute as WALL-E. But boy, can […]
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May 12, 2017

Case study: how will Brexit affect the UK’s packaged food industry?

While there have been no drastic changes to the UK’s packaged food industry following the referendum result so far, there is no denying that some game-changing developments are bound to take place once the UK has finally left the EU. A case study by Euromonitor forecasts ready meals, biscuits, snack bars, sweet and savoury snacks, […]
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