White Papers

TheLastMileDigital finishing – the last mile

September 2015

This white paper discusses the impact of the digital revolution on the bindery and converting. It includes real-world examples of how printers and packaging converters are turning to digital processes to remove the bottlenecks from that “Last Mile” for a more efficient overall workflow that addresses the key market challenges, and for new and exciting capabilities that unleash designer creativity by taking off the handcuffs that have historically constrained them.

Readers will learn from industry experts and their peers, and gain new, actionable ideas that can be implemented in their own businesses as they plan for a profitable future…

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Digital Technology – Adding Value to the Converting Process

Digital technology has meant its inevitable encroachment into the print and packaging industry is also upon us. When we look at the end-to-end processes, prepress is now almost completely 100% digital. The uptake of digital printing may be far less – but it’s growing at a rapid 12% year over year. By 2018 digital printing will equal 50% of the global offset sector, higher in the more mature print regions . It’s only the post-press section which has remained analog, retaining the need for highly skilled employees, high expenses, and a time-consuming, complex supply chain. But that is about to change…

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Digital finishing – enabling Web-to-pack

The trend in the print industry for printers to move from Analogue printing to digital printing and then web to print , is highly likely to affect the packaging industry as well as converters seek the benefits of digital technology to streamline production and transition from die cut packaging to digital packaging and eventually web to pack.
This white paper features Yuval Golan, Folding Cartons Segment Manager at HP Indigo Division, talking about the trends in the world of packaging and Jan de Roeck, Director Solutions Management at Esko, talking about converters challenges and software tools using the internet…

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Highcon Euclid: Enabling the Digital Packaging Opportunity

Infotrends White Paper
(Published May 2012)

Over the past two decades, we have witnessed key areas of the package printing supply chain becoming digital. Finishing, however, has remained analog.
One of the key challenges for the short-run folding carton converters is the analog die cutting and creasing process. While printing technology has evolved, converters must streamline the entire die cutting and converting workflow to meet the just-in-time, on-demand needs of clients.  The epicenter for short-run printing and converting process is the growth occurring in private labeling…

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