Esko announces that EskoWorld 2018 will be held on June 5-7 at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa, San Antonio, Texas. EskoWorld 2018 is the 27th annual conference for Esko users. More than ever before, its mission is to create a platform that connects the entire packaging supply chain. Leading brands, graphic and structural designers, flexo trade shops, sign makers and packaging and label converters will share ideas, gain product knowledge business expertise and exchange best practices.
A new collection of printed samples showcasing the extensive portfolio for label and packaging applications from Creaset, Lecta's range of one-side coated.
Esko has announced a major new release of its packaging management solution, WebCenter. WebCenter 18 streamlines and speeds up the packaging development workflow by delivering extra features that give brand owners and converters more control and visibility over their packaging preproduction specification, approval and project life cycle.
An increasing number of marketing professionals use the benefits of custom packaging for sales promotions at exhibitions and for seasonal customer campaigns. A good reason for Onlineprinters, leader in the online print market, to enter the packaging market. “Our customers want to get their print products quickly. They don't have time to get quotes and negotiate prices. What is more, advertising specialists today don't want to order 1,000 packaging boxes if they only need a hundred or so for their next campaign or promo event,” explains Christian Würst, CCO of online print provider Onlineprinters. The group of companies produces more than 2.5 billion printings each year and operates highly integrated business processes from web shop to shipping. “This also allows us to produce short runs at fair prices. Packaging has become affordable for everyone,” Würst continues.
The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and market research firm Keypoint Intelligence recently surveyed 147 North American packaging converters to learn where the market is now in its adoption of digital print technology for packaging and to gain insight into its future.