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A new take on current trends
  • April 19, 2020

Just a few weeks ago it’s unlikely any of us would have grasped just how much of our lives would be ruled by the concepts of self-distancing, self-quarantine, masks, 2 m between shoppers, alcogel hand sanitizer, toilet paper 😊… and the list goes on. When talking about the effects of Covid-19 on packaging the first …

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Sustainable Packaging (Part Two)
  • July 29, 2019

When talking about sustainability and packaging the immediate association is with corrugated board. In our previous blog I spoke about the need for packaging to protect the contents, promote the brand and at the same time provide a positive unboxing experience. Corrugated packaging not only ticks all these boxes (pun intended!) but is also a …

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Sustainable Packaging (Part One)
  • June 30, 2019

When we founded Highcon in 2009 it was obvious to us that one of the many advantages of digitizing the finishing process was the positive impact on sustainability. In fact, we wrote a white paper about it, that after careful rereading today, was pretty close to the mark! Packaging is designed to protect the contents, …

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Agile Production
  • May 27, 2019

The industry buzzwords that have been around in the print and packaging industry for decades are still relevant, even though the meaning today may be completely different! For example, a short run, at the time of the introduction of computer-to-plate was around 50,000 sheets (760 X 1060 mm, 30×42 inches)!! Printing and packaging started out …

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E-commerce and packaging
  • October 25, 2018

E-commerce is a big word for what has now become a way of life for many of us. Jeff Bezos launched Amazon.com way back in 1995 and they now count for almost 50% of all online purchasing. But more than that, Amazon is constantly raising the bar for the services offered; introducing Amazon Prime and …

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Consumer relevance
  • July 1, 2018

Whether globalization is in or out of fashion – and debate is rife on the subject at the moment – most of us consumers are eager to reap all the advantages of globalization without letting go of our need for products that are specifically relevant to us. We want all the advantages of a global …

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Is digital always disruptive?
  • May 26, 2018

What does digital mean to you? At Highcon we put a lot of effort into deciding how to best describe the benefits of the technology and products that we  introduce to the market. The one word that cannot be avoided is probably also the one that  may be perhaps the most misunderstood: Digital. So how …

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The need for speed
  • May 15, 2018

The digital age is not only about technology but it is also the story of how technology has and continues to change human behavior and expectations. Let me explain how this now drives an unstoppable need for speed. Recall when we all waited seconds for computer screens to open, that doesn’t fly any longer. We …

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The Role of Paper in the Omni-channel world of retail
  • March 26, 2018

Marketers around the globe are keeping their eyes on a handful of pretty dramatic changes that are affecting how brands and retailers go to market with their products and services. According to Wikipedia: Omni-channel retailing is an expansion of multi-channel retailing. The major change between the two is the level of integration. Multi-channel is usually identified …

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Agile Production
  • May 27, 2019

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Is digital always disruptive?
  • May 26, 2018

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E-commerce and packaging
  • October 25, 2018

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