Monro has installed a Roland VersaUV S-Series UV-LED belt printer, enabling this packaging specialist to offer substantially more complete mock-ups to its customers.

The fourth edition of the packaging collection Box in Box by Leonhard Kurz has received a Red Dot Award for good design. The set of design boxes won the coveted award in the Packaging Design category in the Brands and Communication Design competition of the Red Dot Award 2019. Over a period of several days, the jury thoroughly reviewed, discussed and evaluated a total of 8,697 international competition entries in order to reward the best. The award ceremony took place on the first of November as part of the Designers' Night in ewerk Berlin. Here, the designers of the prize-winning box in box, Annie Kuschel and Julia König, were presented with their certificate.

Chile is set to host the forthcoming 17th edition of Label Summit Latin America in March 2020, for only the second time. The two-day annual event, which rotates between key locations in the region, is the leading educational event supporting the label and package printing industry in Latin America.

Packaging Innovations 2020 will welcome Contract Pack & Fulfilment for the thirteenth year when it returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 26 & 27 February. Supported by the BCMPA (the Association for Contract Manufacturing, Packing, Fulfilment & Logistics) the show will feature the BCMPA Hospitality Lounge and host 20 exhibiting members, offering an unrivalled opportunity for brand owners, manufacturers and e-commerce companies to meet potential outsourcing partners.

Ghent Workgroup continues to bring experts from around the world together to build specifications and best practices for publishing, print, and packaging workflows as it welcomes new member Prinovis, the largest house within the Bertelsmann Printing Group.

Stouse, LLC, a New Century, Kansas-based print services provider offering digital, screen and flexographic printing stands out with Fujifilm screen inks and the Inca OnsetM, a small-format, high quality digital printer for the commercial, display graphics, packaging and industrial print markets.

Packaging professionals from household names through to independent brands will come together to discover the latest technologies and solutions when Label&Print, Ecopack, Empack, and Contract Pack & Fulfilment return to Birmingham’s NEC on 26 & 27 February. Together with their co-located show, Packaging Innovations, the events offer industry professionals the chance to experience cutting-edge products for the first-time, learn from packaging pioneers, and network with likeminded individuals.

GMG ProofMedia studio line has recently been enriched by a new media: GMG ProofMedia studio OBA semiMatte 200 - a substrate perfectly suited for proofing of products printed on coated material containing optical brightening agents (OBAs), such as magazines, brochures, or packaging.

Fujifilm have announced that it has installed the first Acuity B1 in Asia at leading Filipino retail marketing solutions company, 11FTC. The investment signals 11FTC's intention to diversify its product offering into high-quality, short-run packaging.

Spectrum Lithograph, an ISO Certified leader in printing, custom package design, manufacturing and distribution services since 1981 experiences profitable high-end, short to medium runs with Fujifilm’s J Press 720S.

Utah PaperBox, established in 1914 under the name Union Label, is a 105 year old, fifth generation family-owned Salt Lake City-based packaging manufacturer. Leading in technology and innovation, Utah PaperBox recently invested in the Fujifilm J Press 720S sheetfed production inkjet press and has experienced an immediate boost in sales, in addition to furthering its commitment to long-term strategy and its customer base.

While the sustainability of packaging has been an important topic for Brand Owners for several years, the need to implement meaningful solutions has significantly gathered pace in the last year or two. Consumers are rapidly becoming more environmentally conscious, and packaging recyclability is now a major decision factor in their purchasing. Indeed, 48% of consumers in the US said they would definitely or probably change their consumption habits to reduce their impact on the environment, while among millennial consumers, the figure reaches 75%.1

HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) and ePac, the all-HP Indigo digital flexible packaging leader, today announced a significant expansion with HP Indigo. ePac will roll out a new wave of HP Indigo 20000 digital presses in 2020 to continue disruption of the global flexible packaging market with new opportunities for small and medium-size businesses (SMBs), as well as larger consumer packaged goods companies (CPGs).

The latest packaging solutions and technologies will take centre stage at Packaging Innovations 2020 when it returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 26 & 27 February. The two-day event will welcome more than 300 industry leading suppliers to its show floor, many of which will launch their latest developments live at the show. As the UK’s largest packaging event, and the only one that caters to the whole of the supply chain, the show will offer visitors an exclusive glimpse into the future of packaging.

The organizer of Labelexpo Asia 2019 has unveiled the details of its very first educational program at the upcoming ninth edition of the show, taking place at Shanghai’s New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from 3-6 December.

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. has released a powerful new addition to its already robust MarketDirect platform. With EFI's MarketDirect PackCentral, packaging professionals can digitally transform their businesses and grow profitability through new revenue streams and reduced sales costs. Keeping customers top of mind, PackCentral allows packaging and corrugated service providers to increase value for the brands they serve by streamlining their end-to-end workflows while also providing future-ready features like SmartBox Designer, a new tool to simplify and visualise on-line 3D design.

Xeikon America, Inc. and Anderson & Vreeland, Inc. today jointly announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Anderson & Vreeland will sell the Xeikon line of dry toner and inkjet-based digital label presses in the United States and Canada. The move, which was announced at the TLMI annual meeting, exponentially increases Xeikon’s sales strength in North America.

The organizer of Labelexpo Asia 2019 has unveiled further details for its themed show floor areas dedicated to flexible packaging production and smart technology. These, along with the main expo, mean that this ninth edition of the show is set to be its most extensive to date.

In direct support of its recently launched WHERE IDEAS LEAD® product campaign strategy, Neenah, Inc. has released the new Where Ideas Lead promotion. The book beautifully brings to life each of the campaign’s eight key visuals with interactive samples, featuring a variety of products from Neenah’s fine paper, packaging, and wide format portfolios.

Packaging Innovations returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 26 & 27 February 2020. Ahead of its return, Paul MacDonald, Global Brand Director of Easyfairs’ Packaging Portfolio, discusses what can be expected at the show.

With an ever growing number of customers, Digiflex, one of the leading suppliers of flexographic plates in India, has installed Esko Automation Engine at its Hyderabad facility as part of a drive to improve efficiency.

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