Toyo Printing Inks Manisa plant. Photo: Toyo Ink.

Toyo Ink Group to expand in Africa

By Jenny Eagle

Toyo Ink Group has announced plans to open a sales subsidiary in Casablanca, Morocco, to expand across the African continent.

Package Printing Gets Personal

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Package printing gets personal

By Tom Egan, vice president, industry services, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies

Beverage package designs aim to move, motivate and resonate with consumers on deeper levels; writes Tom Egan, vice president, industry services, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

Consumers are looking to engage with products beyond the physical label through digital printing capabilities. ©GettyImages/DragonImages

FSMA pushes beverage manufacturers to embrace digital printing

By Mary Ellen Shoup

US packaging machinery shipments within the beverage sector is forecasted to grow just over 2% over the next five years as small and medium sized manufacturers advance their digital and coding printing capabilities, according to the PMMI 2017 State of...

Picture: Needham Coding.

Needham Coding to sell own-brand CIJ printers for first time

By Jenny Eagle

Needham Coding, part of The Needham Group, has launched its own-brand of continuous ink jet (CIJ) printers to drive its growth strategy, having been previously recognized as a distributor of coding and marking equipment.

Picture credit: Videojet

Videojet: Global beverage sales to grow 3.9% in 2016

By Jenny Eagle

Videojet Technologies, which supplies coding, marking and printing technology, has launched a Beverage Hub for manufacturers to keep up-to-date on changing coding and labelling requirements. 

CrownSmart DataMatrix codes can be used to protect firms against counterfeiting

Canned drinks: product differentiation more affordable

By Paul Gander

Various options for making a beverage can distinctive in terms of graphics, structure and additional features are becoming more affordable and will change the way brands differentiate themselves over the next few years, says metal packaging specialist...

Britvic cans Pepsi-Cola products.


Spiralling trend to increase sub-brands portfolio

By Jenny Eagle

Videojet has spoken out about the trend for firms to snap up sub brands to expand their portfolio, as it installs printing software at Britvic UK.

150 names were generated in each of 32 countries for the campaign

Coca-Cola changes face of digital print

By Paul Gander

Few can have failed to notice last summer’s Share a Coke campaign, with its apparently endless roster of first names staring out hopefully from chiller cabinets. And if it caught the consumer’s eye, it had a more profound impact on supply chain perceptions...

Integrated labelling

Integrated labelling

Creo, the Canadian supplier of labelling solutions to the food and
beverage industry, will be demonstrating its Networked Graphic
Production solution at Labelexpo Europe 2003, taking place in
Brussels, Belgium on September 24-27.


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