Update: The Status of Digital Printing for Folding Cartons

1/12/2017

For years, the prospect of digitally printed folding cartons has kept the print and packaging industries abuzz. Digital printing in the carton space has surely begun to transition from a lofty ideal into a more grounded reality. But how far, really, are we until digital printing becomes a mainstay in carton converting?

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short-run solutions for paperboard packaging

The Era of Smart Converting

12/12/2016

Today’s technologies are quickly transforming many facets of our lives: drones deliver our online purchases, we can live-stream our thoughts on social media, and our cars are driving us around. Folding cartons have not been left untouched by all of this technological advancement. Today’s converting technologies allow for greater quality control, efficiency, and overall operations optimization than ever before. We truly have entered a new era of “smart converting”.

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What We Learned at Fall Meeting

11/14/2016

Here at PPC, we believe that paperboard packaging executives can drive growth and innovation by learning from experts and thought-leaders from both inside and outside the industry—and that’s why education is such a big part of our membership offering! At our recent Fall Conference in San Antonio, members learned how history can reveal effective leadership, how to harness their own “inner nerd” to boost productivity, and how executives from companies such as Graphic Packaging International and HP approach leadership and change within the industry.

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Folding Cartons for Start-Ups and Innovators

8/15/2016

Imagine this: you have a great idea for a new widget. It will revolutionize the whole world of widgets! You drain your savings, beg your parents for just one more loan (you promise you’ll pay them back, with dividends!), and you manufacture a small batch. Now, what about packaging? Just a few years ago...

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short-run solutions for paperboard packaging
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Playful, Complex, and Cutting Edge: Upcoming Folding Carton Trends

7/25/2016

Each year, PPC’s North American Paperboard Packaging Competition is a bellwether of major folding carton design trends to come. The judging of the 2016 competition took place in mid July, and although the winners will be revealed at our upcoming Fall Meeting in San Antonio, TX, here are a few of the overall trends that punctuated this year’s competition.


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