What Are NFC Labels?

The packaging and labeling industry is undergoing a huge innovation push with something called Near Field Communication, or NFC labels. The labels have applications in everything from food safety to inventory control to gathering pinpoint consumer data. NFC is a popular concept found within RFID technology. NFC is an additional …

Hot Trends In Print Embellishments

All the great marketing heroes throughout history from PT Barnum to Ray Kroc to Walt Disney knew success and customer action, attracting buyers, came from outshining your competition and creating memorable promotions. Print is a time-honored way of establishing emotional connections that create strong engagement with potential consumers. Additionally, print …

Types of RFID Chips

RFID chips are the small, highly integrated microchips, also called integrated circuits (IC) that are located inside RFID labels, cards, or tags. These microchips contain a mini microprocessor, memory and a controller. RFID chips work by receiving radio waves that are emitted by an antenna, processing the data and transmitting …

Sustainable Flex Packaging: Mono & Coextruded films

Packaging designers are continually improving production methods of packaged goods in response to continual shifts in consumer behavior. Consumers now expect packaging to be sustainable and have as little of an environmental footprint as possible. A good-looking, unsustainable package is no longer acceptable. Governments across the globe are employing regulations …

Innovations in Label Paper Stock & Narrow Web Finishing

New products entering the substrate marketplace in packaging, forms and labels are being engineered by researchers for sustainability, performance, and cost efficiency. Substrate Market Evolving but Paper Still a Big Factor The newest paper substrates are thinner while maintaining the same operational attributes of previous products. With sustainability is on …

Applying Remoistenable Glue with Gluing Equipment

Everybody is familiar with remoistenable glue, from envelopes, to stamps to the stickers your children put in coloring books. But besides these popular everyday uses, the traditional lick-and-stick adhesive remains an enduring product in the billion-dollar printing, binding, and finishing industries principally for companies in the direct mail business. Remoistenable …