Continuous Ink Jet – Rewriting the Rules

With code quality and durability becoming increasingly important, it is clear that technological development of Continuous Ink Jet [CIJ] is needed to deliver optimal drop repeatability, high resolution, and accuracy in today’s high-speed production environments. The key to solving issues around code quality can be found in the print head.

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Plastic is not fantastic: the packaging ban that’s sweeping the world

Polystyrene foam is facing global rejection. Across the United States, cities are banning the packaging substance. Seattle, Los Angeles and Portland have all followed the example set by San Francisco’s expanded plastic foam ban, as legislation begins to tackle growing environmental concern. It’s not just the States either, as the ban moves to South East […]

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Smart Packaging: How Packaging is Changing with the Smartphone Generation

Smart packaging: how product packaging is changing with the smartphone generation

Own a smartphone? Of course, you do. By 2020 a whopping 70% of the world’s population will be carrying one in their pocket. That includes a big rise in smartphone take-up across Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. But how is packaging tying in with the global desire for the smartphone?

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Case study: From grape to glass with Domino and Sutter Home

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A chilled glass of sparkling Californian rosé from a freshly-popped glass bottle might be something most take for granted, but not Sutter Home. Without Domino, their vaunted vino wouldn’t be going anywhere.

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Frozen food packaging market heats up

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Report after report predicts big growth for the frozen food market. And you don’t need FTSE100 levels of commercial acumen to posit that what’s good for frozen food manufacturers is also a boon for packaging manufacturers. But what’s spurring the market growth? And how might savvy frozen food packaging manufacturers show a little sangfroid to […]

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Say hello to beer nutrition labels (and wave goodbye to your beer belly)

Say hello to beer nutrition labels (and wave goodbye to your beer belly)

Craft brewing is a market phenomenon that refuses to cool down. Global sales are pushing through to double what they were just five years ago. And it doesn’t look as if they are about to slow anytime soon. But, either conversely or consequently, awareness around diet and lifestyle are on the rise too…

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Coding innovations within the beverage sector (Part 3)

Coding innovations within the beverage sector (Part 3) – QuickDesign Feature Image

Welcome back to the final post of our three-part series on coding innovations within the beverage sector. Over the last few posts we have explored in various levels of detail, a) how consumer demands have changed and require further engagement and innovation from the beverage industry in part 1, before then b) exploring the types […]

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Allergens: Ready meal coding and the lethal self-service scam

Allergens: Ready meal coding and the lethal self-service scam – 2

Despite the horsemeat scandal of 2013, ready meals are still big business and demand is on the rise. But following that particular industry-wide incident, both food production methods and labelling standards have had to rise to meet customer expectations and assure confidence.

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How innovation has improved beverage coding (Part 2)

Keg Labelling: Coding innovations Beverage Sector (Pt 2)

This is the second part of a three-part series on coding innovations within the beverage sector. Haven’t read part one? Click here. In this post we build on the discussions from part one, which focused on how printing innovations have helped develop packaging and processing in the beverage industry. Explore keg labelling automation and innovation […]

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The Fight Against Food Fraud

The Fight Against Food Fraud – Sandwiches

In the second part of our series on supply chain traceability in the food industry, we’re looking at food fraud, the risks it poses and why it’s so difficult to tackle. You can also catch up with part one – how has food traceability evolved since horsegate? – or download our full white paper for […]

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