The devastating impact of COVID-19 on the textile industry has been evident since January, with regards to global lockdowns, a generalretail shut down, closing factories, disrupting supply chains and eliminating demand completely. As customers and businesses have reprioritised, garment manufacturers and their retail partners in many countries have shifted to ecommerce. How have these changes in behaviour and disruptions in supply chains affected the textile printing industry, and has it accelerated the migration to digital printing?
Topics: Digital Label Printing Machines
When looking for a digital printing press, many buyers fail to consider the extra expenses linked to operating the machine, in line with their levels of production. Otherwise known as TCO (Total Cost of Ownership), this calculation is important and should inform your investment decision. Here's what additional costs you should factor in, when determining any digital printing press’ TCO:
Topics: Printing Press
The print industry has been rocked by the impact of Covid-19 for the first half of 2020. Despite this, new trends are set to continue emerging as the print industry transitions to digital workplace technology across the world.
Topics: Future of Print
Until recently, a food label being ‘bumpy’ was by no means a good thing. However, multinational dairy company Arla is trialling a food label with a difference – one that develops bumps when food deteriorates and becomes inedible. These labels are designed to stop food from being thrown away prematurely. In 2015, UK households discarded over seven million tonnes of food – which cost each household roughly £500 per year. The Food Standards Agency has estimated that more than 50% of this wasted food could have been saved.
Flexographic printing plates are a type of reusable, roller-plate technology that are used to print high-quality multicolour labels & packaging, and many other types of non-bound, one-sheet card and paper items.
While the technology dates from the nineteenth century, modern improvements have made flexography sophisticated, durable, and adaptable.
But how environmentally friendly is flexography? And, long-term, is it a sustainable printing technology?