Functional Packaging Trends

Functional packaging is an increasingly popular trend for brand owners that are adding value to the hurried lifestyles of consumers. Innovative packaging solutions include pressure-sensitive re-closures, stick-packed, and flexible pouches. These features provide various benefits to consumers, including convenience, ease of use, and increased confidence in the freshness of their …

Flexographic Printing: Inks, Substrates, Setup, and Solutions

Flexographic printing refers to a type of printing where flexible, photopolymer plates are wrapped around a rotating cylinder to press each color onto a substrate. Similar to letterpress printing processes, text and graphics for each color are raised on the surface plate and inked to transfer to a substrate. A …

Flexographic Printing: History and How it Works

Flexographic printing is a type of roll feed web printing process that is commonly used to print large volumes of packaging and labels. Flexo-presses can print on various types of films, papers, corrugated, foils, and paperboard with high speeds reaching up to 500 to 2000 feet per minute. Many types …

Packaging Design Trends

Trends continue to evolve in the packaging industry with several hot topics leading the way in 2022. According to a report published by FACHPACK, the Trendradar 2021 report highlighted several key areas that are transforming the packaging industry over the next five years. Some of the most important considerations include: …

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 …

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 …