High-Speed Digital Print and Finishing at Hunkeler Innovation Days 2023

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This international print industry event showcases innovations and further developments in high-speed digital print and finishing HUNKELER INNOVATION DAYS FEBRUARY 27 – MARCH 2, 2023 • LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND Learn more here HUNKELER LONG AND PROSPER! Deborah Corn is the Intergalactic Ambassador to the Printerverse at Print Media Centr, a Print Buyerologist, international industry speaker and […]

Print Samples Sell Packaging

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The hot topic this year is packaging and all of the things you can do with it. It’s the most common billboard available and it isn’t used to its full capability. Think about it, every package can carry a logo and a tagline, but what about an invitation to buy an adjacent product? What about […]

We Want You: Using Variable Print at Recruiting Events

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Are you focused on recruiting new members and getting buy-in from your prospects? Try using variable print when holding your recruiting events. Personalizing the marketing package helps you gain trust and commitment.  I’ll give you two examples of how to combine personalized print when recruiting.  My friend was a designer for an event organizer. She […]

Navigating Sustainability for Embellished Packaging

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Have you ever wondered what you or your customers can do with your decorated, embellished packaging and printed materials post-use? Once you really start digging into the topic, it becomes apparent that the word ‘sustainable’ has many meanings. It seems as if the rules for sustainable packaging are constantly changing and it is so very […]

Print Samples: Add Dimensionality to Your Print

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This is the story of dimensionality. Textures, shine, matte, and a host of other print embellishment options can take print to a new level. The differentiation that texture brings is something you can test for yourself. Think about the last handful of business cards you cleaned off your desk. Did you keep some of them? […]

Print Samples: Everything Needs a Label

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There are dozens of ways you might create a label. You might do it on your desktop printer using label stock bought online or at the office supply store. If you need more volume, you may look to find a provider who can meet your needs. There are online label printers that use web-to-print technology […]

Sustainable Packaging Needs Warrant Digital Printing Solutions

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Sustainability is one of the hottest topics in the world of packaging today. Companies proactively seek ways to define sustainability, outline targets, and develop sustainable packaging to meet their objectives. The packaging industry is predicted to surpass $230 Billion by the year 2030. Meanwhile, companies are pressured to meet sustainability goals. Packaging is very visible, […]

Paper Shortages and the Impact of Digital Print in Packaging

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Everyone seems to be talking about supply chain issues and the paper shortage right now. Though the shortage is centered in Europe, this is having a worldwide impact. As a packaging professional keeping up with supply chain issues over the last two years, this round of shortages is a bit different. I would compare the […]

BYOB – Beverage Packaging Gets Personal

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It is estimated that the global digital print market for packaging will reach $28 billion by 2024. This segment has grown by leaps and bounds over the last ten years. Packaged beverages have been a significant driver of growth. Beverage manufacturers made digital printing one of the standard printing processes in the packaging industry. As […]

A Time Travelers Guide to Digital Printed Packaging

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Digital printing is all the rage, we hear about it often in the packaging industry. How did we get here? Currently, there are over 25,000 companies in the United States alone that specialize in commercial printing, and just under 10,000 of those companies have digital print capabilities. The global digital print industry is valued at […]

Print Samples: Xplor and The Personalized Magazine

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Have you been following the stories of innovation in magazines and catalogs? Articles will spotlight personalization and targeting, often implying that the techniques are new. But they are not! Twenty years ago, I was working with the team at Xplor International to curate the Xploration magazine and looking for ways to walk the talk of […]

Project Peacock: A Resource Playground for Printers and Creatives

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These days good information is increasingly difficult to come by. Unless you already know what you’re looking for, you may have to dig through a few google pages to find the “right” information.  Sure, my keywords will get me towards what I need…but after filtering through all the sponsored information and the various blogs that […]