Enhanced test charts, Crystal Screens for flexo, and white ink optimization for flexible packaging are just some of the innovative features included in the newest release of the multiple award-winning Print Control Wizard software from Esko.

For the first time in its history, Fishers Gin (Fishers), a spirit inspired by the quaint coastal town of Aldeburgh, U.K., is available for purchase in an eye-catching tin that reflects the brand’s seaside origins and premium appeal. Known as the ‘Gin Distilled by the Sea,’ Fishers worked closely with Crown Aerosols & Promotional Packaging Europe to produce a design that captures the signature colours and netted style of its standard bottle. This cohesiveness ensured the new package remained true to the brand’s well-established identity.

Esko, a global supplier of integrated hardware and software solutions for the print and packaging sectors, has launched its eagerly anticipated latest generation native PDF editor for packaging and label prepress, ArtPro+ 20.0. With advantages including 70% faster trapping, significant time and material savings for staggered plate cutting, as well as simplification of shrink sleeve jobs, the latest software delivers a significant boost to prepress operational excellence.

Printing and packaging businesses seeking growth by offering pick-and-pack fulfilment have an important new, automated offering from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. Newly launched EFI™ MarketDirect Fulfillment software is designed for easy implementation. The new inventory management product is part of the MarketDirect suite of web-to-print, eCommerce and cross media solutions. Equipped with intuitive and flexible administration tools, the new fulfilment offering creates a seamless order-to-fulfilment workflow that businesses can use to expand service offerings, create efficiency in warehouse operations, and drive even greater customer loyalty.

Currently the printing of flexible packaging is dominated by traditional analogue printing technologies such as gravure and flexography. Both technologies enable very high productivity as well as low cost for long run printing jobs.

A striking presentation box produced by Pollard Boxes is helping to underline the significance of the latest addition to the ‘King of Whisky’ Royal Salute’s permanent range.

Feldmuehle GmbH, leading manufacturer of label and flexible packaging papers, produces vegan paper.

The BOBST vision is shaping a new reality where connectivity, digitalization, automation and sustainability are the cornerstones of packaging production. BOBST continues to deliver best-in-class machines, and is now adding intelligence, software capabilities and cloud-based platforms, to make packaging production better than ever.

Established in 1988, the Company designs and manufactures a wide range of specialist packaging for clients across the world from their 36,000 square feet state of the art production facilities based in West Sussex, England. Design Packaging Group Limited offer complete customer bespoke packaging solutions, through innovative design, efficient service, and high quality finished products.

Agfa has announced Studio 4D48, a six-day virtual event featuring sessions to support printing companies worldwide through the current business challenges and help them plan for the future. The event will run from 18 to 26 June, coinciding with the original drupa time frame.

The search is now underway for the world’s leading innovators in the label and package printing industry, with a total of five awards available at this year’s Label Industry Global Awards.

Esko, a global developer of integrated hardware and software solutions for the print, packaging and label industries, and AVT Inspection Systems Inc. (‘AVT’), global provider of print inspection, process control and quality assurance solutions, are pleased to announce the integration of their businesses.

X-Rite Incorporated and Pantone LLC, global leaders in color science and technology, today announced a new ColorCert Reporting API that makes it easier for consumer package goods (CPG) brands to communicate packaging color and monitor print quality control across technologies and global supply chains. Using the application program interface (API), brands and printers can share color data between the ColorCert Suite, any XRGA-based spectrophotometer, and third-party quality control software. This creates an open software ecosystem that allows brand managers to monitor print quality while enabling their print suppliers to maximize existing software and hardware investments. The ColorCert Reporting API is currently supported by Colorware MeasureColor and FLEXICON INKPILOT®.

Esko, a leading developer of integrated software and hardware solutions for the global print and packaging industry, has today (May 26) unveiled a new virtual hub to launch its 2020 innovations.

Tarsus Group, the organizer of the Labelexpo/Brand Print Global Series of trade shows, has today confirmed date changes to several of its 2020/21 events, taking place in India, Mexico, Thailand and the US, as a result of the ongoing coronavirus/COVID-19 situation.

For brands adopting metal packaging, colours, decorative finishes and textures play a key role in attracting consumers. This fact makes it vital for brands to understand what influences and motivates their target audiences, both now and in the future. Crown Europe recently worked with colour and material designer and trend forecaster Laura Perryman to learn how future trends can influence innovation in its portfolio. Crown’s design experts have used the insight as inspiration for new packaging concepts that can help brand owners deliver exciting new products that will resonate with consumers.

TEAM Concept Printing, a full-service trade printer based in Carol Stream, IL, has purchased a six-color Komori Lithrone G40 (GL640) press to meet the demand of a growing customer base that is asking for more sophisticated packaging applications. Komori’s GL640 is TEAM Concept’s third Komori press and represents a significant milestone in the company’s carefully planned growth strategy.

SCREEN Graphic Solutions Co., Ltd. (SCREEN GA) has finalized development of its PacJet FL830, a new high-speed, water-based inkjet system specifically designed for the flexible packaging market. The PacJet FL830 is currently scheduled for release around March 2021.

SCREEN Graphic Solutions Co., Ltd. (SCREEN GA) has announced plans to target the package printing field as a strategic business area and progressively strengthen its product lineup and solution development for this market.

While many industries have been hit hard by the unprecedented effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the worldwide packaging community has responded by supporting numerous welfare efforts.

The first Virtual EskoWorld has been a huge success, with more than 3,500 delegates from across the print and packaging industry and all around the world taking part in a program of webinars and discussion sessions held by the global supplier of integrated hardware and software solutions.

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