Inks for Labels and Flexible Packaging

As a printer in today’s complex marketplace, selecting an ink set for your customers’ applications can be a challenging activity. Requirement for the ink can be impacted by end-use regulation, customer branding demands, product marketing campaigns or application requirements. Those mandates need to be balanced with a printer’s capabilities, substrate compatibility, cost and productivity targets. … Continued

Flexible Packaging on Your Label Press

Remember the days when peanuts were sold in cellophane bags with a label boldly proclaiming “Peanuts” in black ink? Remember when boxes and jars had splashy, creative labels identifying the contents that called to the consumer from shop shelves? Remember the days when labels were the connection between the consumer and the product? While those … Continued

A Look at FTA Printer Member Demographics & Prospects for 2018

Shorter runs, faster delivery times, expanded color gamuts, new materials, a wider array of applications, continuous calls for maximization of efficiencies, minimization of waste and consistent, predictable results—oh, to be a printer as 2018 dawns and a new decade is fast approaching. The subjects are familiar. Flexographers have been talking about grappling with and identifying … Continued

Flexible Packaging Food Market to Hit $15.5 Billion: Freedonia Group

CLEVELAND, OH—Food markets for converted flexible packaging accounted for 71 percent of total demand in 2016 and are expected to rise to $15.5 billion in 2021. Ongoing product introductions and trends favoring smaller package sizes will fuel opportunities, as will the need for enhanced shelf life and package resealability. These and other trends are presented … Continued

Bemis Discusses Trends, Flexible Packaging & the Bemis Innovation Center

FTA Member Bemis Reflects on Its 159 Year History In January’s FLEXO Magazine, printers and researchers sounded off on what they saw as a positive and bright future for flexible packaging. More printers are adding the format to their offerings, brands are expanding into or moving more products over to it, and consumers find more … Continued