According to an article in Printing Impressions, the movement of commercial printers into the packaging space is accelerating. Not all printers are destined to become package printers, but the attraction of packaging is difficult to resist. In fact, nearly three-quarters – 72% – of printers who responded to a NAPCO Research report have reported double-digit sales growth and a moderate to high demand for packaging.
With additional market drivers such as new technologies, lean manufacturing, sustainability, targeted marketing, and variable data printing, the industry needs to shift to meet demands. Packaging printers need fully integrated solutions that help manage workflow and improve productivity from conception to formulation to production to final product.
X-Rite Pantone end-to-end customizable solutions:
As a trusted partner, X-Rite analyzes workflows to identify areas of sophistication and recommends scaled solutions that cater to specific needs and growth opportunities to help commercial printers achieve timely and consistent color – across every substrate and every job – every time.
For commercial printers, removing subjectivity, reducing cost and waste, and optimizing jobs on press is key. Obtain real-time quality results, reduce on-press approvals, material costs, and ink, with quality control hardware and software solutions.
For flexible packaging, narrow web label, folding carton, and corrugated packaging converters, success is determined by finishing the job on time, on budget, and on color. Equip your workflow with solutions that achieve quality color standards and meet customer expectations.
An ink room is always trying to manage the balance between achieving stricter tolerances with tight deadlines while managing the impact to costs and the volume of leftover ink. A universal set of dependent color standards is key to success.
Color accuracy from monitor to proof to print is the key objective. Remove subjectivity and ensure color print specifications by leveraging reliable color measurement solutions to help your design become reality.