Quest for Packaging Sustainability Creates New Substrate Opportunities

This guest post is by Thilo Henkes, Jeff Cloetingh and Rory Murphy. Henkes and Cloetingh are Managing Directors and Murphy is a Principal at L.E.K. Consulting. They are based in Boston. The plastics market is thriving; the Economist reports that global production is increasing nearly three times faster than the world gross domestic product (GDP). From the convenience of grocery bags and water bottles to…

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The Packaging Management Glossary

Esko wants you to work smarter, not harder, so we compiled a list of key packaging management terms for your reference. Did we miss something? Email us and we’ll be sure to update the glossary.  Agile: Agile is a set of management practices used in software development. Based on a set of principles that include “prioritize customer satisfaction,” “welcome change requirements” and “cooperate with developers,”…

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Download Now: Five Steps to a Digital Packaging Transformation

Digital transformation is the most impactful way to accelerate business activities, processes, and competencies to deliver results in this new landscape, and with the rise of digital technologies, companies should continually look for ways to move their products quickly through the value chain. Digitizing the packaging process requires enterprises to reconsider their label and artwork management processes and technologies to dramatically affect performance and proliferation…

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Sonos Utilizes Integrated Packaging Technologies: Esko ArtiosCAD and KeyShot

A version of this post was originally featured on Keyshot’s blog June 20, 2019.  Sonos (an speaker and sound system company) not only creates one of the best audio experiences, but they also create one of the best unboxing experiences for its’ consumer. It all starts with the detail put into the packaging design. Sonos’ packaging design process that has been refined over the years, going from…

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Manufacturing Equipment Trends in 2019 and Beyond: What We Can Expect to See

This is a guest post by Michelle Pudlo of E-PAK Machinery, Inc. who is responsible for the marketing, communications, and business development efforts for E-PAK Machinery, Inc., Oden Machinery, Inc,. and Change.  As the manufacturing industry continues to evolve, we’re only going to see more changes in machinery throughout 2019 and in the future. The state of the manufacturing industry is changing: With an economy that’s been…

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7 Emerging Technologies For Your Brand Packaging Process

When the internet connection on your mobile phone is spotty, you’re irritated. When your Spotify music app won’t connect to your Bluetooth wireless speaker, you’re annoyed. If Amazon.com is down, you roll your eyes. With modern day conveniences and the advancement of technology, you expect nothing less than a seamless experience. But in the workplace, you settle for slow(er) internet connections, archaic software, delayed packaging…

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Building Color Credibility On the Mass Market Retail Shelf

When selecting a color cosmetic in the mass market retail environment, the burden of decision making falls directly on the shoulders of the consumer. For cosmetics companies, this creates a great deal of risk – what if the consumer begins to second guess whether or not they have the correct match? This problem is further compounded by the fact that despite all the shelving, backlighting…

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Top 5 Signs You Need a Label and Artwork Management Solution

Do you feel as though you never know the status of label and artwork projects in your organization?  Do you long for greater control over – and visibility into – all of those label and artwork management cycles?  Do you ever receive emails from different label and artwork stakeholders with conflicting information and wonder, “What do we do now?” Do you worry your risk of…

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5 Ways to Be the CIO Your Packaging Team Needs

As a technology leader, I’m continually looking to gather data and insights that strengthen my business case for digital transformation within my organization. Shopper insights on food and beverage packaging helps marketers, designers, and packaging leaders create innovative product designs with strong value propositions based on data and feedback on how and why shoppers buy both in-store and online. For example, in the latest food and…

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