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Meet the HP PageWide C500 Digital Press

May 16, 2019

Print for corrugated packaging has come a long way in the past several years. Once dominated by traditional methods such as offset litho-lamination and flexography, the tides are turning in a new direction. Increasingly, brands are recognizing the importance of creating a unique packaging ...

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Litho Lam Printing vs. Digital Printing for Retail Packaging

April 04, 2019
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UV-Curable Inks vs. Water-Based Inks for Digital Print

February 15, 2019

Ink is an important but sometimes overlooked component of the digitally printed packaging equation. The printing process delivers pigmented ink to the substrate and binds it to the surface, resulting in a desired artwork or graphic result. Different inks are used for different types of packaging ...

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Flexo vs. Digital Print for Labels: Which Should You Choose?

December 13, 2018

Gutenberg’s creation of the printing press in 1440 is often considered one of the most important inventions of all time. The printing press opened the doors of rapid production and made possible the wide distribution of written materials and information, which for the first time could be ...

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'Tis the Season: Holiday Packaging Trends to Watch Out For

November 07, 2018

With visions of snow days, warm fireplaces, and sugar-plum fairies dancing in our heads, the holidays are fast approaching in the Pacific Northwest. If you’ve stepped foot in a retail store recently, you may notice the flurry of holiday-themed products on display. Now is the time when brands ...

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Food-Safe Ink and Digital Print: What You Need to Know

November 01, 2018

A Brief History of U.S. Food Packaging Regulation

Up until the 20th century, there were few federal laws regulating the food packaging industry in the United States. Standards and guidelines slowly developed over time in response to growing health concerns and public outcry for safe production ...

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3 Things You’ll Learn at BoxMaker University

October 11, 2018

Every fall and spring, The BoxMaker launches a series of educational lunch-and-learn classes on packaging known as BoxMaker University. BoxMaker University is an opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge on a wide variety of topics relating to packaging and production. Our alumni include long-time ...

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Improve the Customer Experience with Connected Packaging

August 30, 2018

With a click, swipe, or double-tap, today’s consumers have a seemingly limitless wealth of knowledge at their fingertips. In fact, research shows that 60 percent of people use their phone while shopping to compare products and prices. As a result, packaging must adapt to meet this increasing ...

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Spot Color vs. CMYK for Packaging Design – What’s the Difference?

August 17, 2018

When working with a designer to prepare print-ready artwork files or handing off your designs to the manufacturer when placing your packaging order, you may be asked if your artwork contains spot colors or if it’s been converted to CMYK. These are common print industry terms that refer to how ...

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Industry Spotlight: Craft Beer and Cider Packaging

February 08, 2018

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we not only love to drink beer, but we also love making it. Washington and Oregon are home to two of the largest communities of craft brewers in the country, and their growth won’t be slowing anytime soon. As craft brewers scale their business, the right packaging ...

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