パッケージング業界では常に「サステナビリティ」が最優先とされています。サステナビリティとは、環境のニーズと次の世代を考慮し、あらゆる手段を用いて生産工程における無駄を排除することです。それは、社会的責任を配慮するだけではありません。消費者は商品の購入を決定する際、サステナビリティに取り組む商品であるかどうかをチェックする傾向にあるためです。   もちろん、サステナビリティに取り組むことだけが、店頭に並ぶ商品ブランドを形成する要素ではありません。新型コロナウイルス感染症に関する水際対策が強化されると共に、印刷工程やカラーの承認作業を現場で行うことが困難になってきており、それにより印刷工程が長引き、またパッケージ色のあらゆる問題にもつながっています。そのような工程は目標から外れ、無駄なコストが発生してしまいます。    サステナビリティに取り組むと同時に、新型コロナウイルス感染症に関する水際対策にも対応できるパッケージを実現するには、手作業を要する旧式システムから、テクノロジーベースのワークフローに移行し、コスト削減と一貫したブランド色の確保に努める必要があり...

Posted October 15, 2020 by X-Rite Color

As brand owners compete to make packaging stand out, commercial and flexible packaging converters and label printers are charged with achieving accurate color – on unique substrates – with shorter print runs. Many spend a lot of time mixing ink, then end up throwing it away when the color isn’t right. Others mix ink, store it, and spend way too much time trying to reuse it for future print runs.  If you’re stuck in this cycle, you’re essentially paying for ink...

Posted August 13, 2020 by Rich Knapp

Over the last few years, we have heard a lot about the circular economy and omnichannel marketing. While each is a trend in their own right, they are quickly converging on the print industry. To be successful in 2020, commercial printers will need to offer a wide range of print capabilities while demonstrating a commitment to sustainability and reducing waste.   The Importance of Circular Economy and Omnichannel In a circular economy, the goal is to eliminate waste and maximize the con...

Posted December 19, 2019 by Ray Cheydleur

The environmental footprint of fashion is out of control. According to the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), “Textile mills generate one-fifth of the world's industrial water pollution and use 20,000 chemicals, many of them carcinogenic, to make clothes.” Fabric being dyed in factory. Image from NRDC.org.  A Problem That Impacts Everyone Did you know it takes about 200 tons of water (enough to fill several swimming pools) to produce one ton of cott...

Posted May 29, 2019 by X-Rite Color

Today is Earth Day. You know the buzz phrase – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – but do you know what it means for your manufacturing process? Designed by Freepik Here are the top three places in a color workflow that can sabotage a company’s sustainability efforts. Not monitoring color throughout production, which leads to expensive rework and wasted raw materials. Incorrect colorant formulation. Are you using too much? Are you wasting the leftovers? Sending color samples back and forth and long approv...

Posted April 22, 2016 by Tim Mouw