Technology

What are Covert & Overt Security Printing Features?

As brands and governments fight on a daily basis to protect themselves from counterfeiting and forgery,two terms are commonly used are COVERT and OVERT. As you begin to research using security printing to secure your product or documents, you will hear a lot of terms being tossed around.These are similar words with opposite meanings. The dictionary lists Covert as: ”concealed; secret; disguised.” In simple terms anything that is not seen by the naked eye is listed as Covert. An example of a covert image...

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How to get more eyeballs on our product with 2D Barcodes?

Since inception, Barcodes have played a major role in evolving business across different industries and markets. They have been the cheapest and most efficient way of Automatic Data capture thus increasing speed of operations as well as reducing manual data entry errors. Barcodes are used often in product packaging, production, tracking, entertainment, supply chain etc.; performing different functions as per industry requirements. Business houses can leverage 2D barcodes by adding more information compared to 1D or linear barcodes such as...

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Short Run Flexible Packaging : A Niche Opportunity for Label Printers & Convertors

Short run flexible packaging makes it easier for companies to quickly place products on the shelf and reduce costs. A short run is simply the production of a smaller packaging or label count, often in the form of single use or sample packs. Quick promotions have become a common marketing tactic and companies are updating branding frequently. As a result, short run printing has surged in popularity.     Here are a few benefits of short run production: Print small runs while...

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As the commercial printing market continues to attenuate by the powerful digital alternatives, diversifying your business and services in the label and packaging space is the strategic way to move forward.

With the business landscape changing and new opportunities evolving, the gamut of opportunities within the label printing and packaging space for commercial printers is also growing paving a path to enrich the business. The labels & packaging sector is the print industry’s most robust area with sustainable growth and ongoing development. According to SmithersPira report the label printing market is set to expand at an average of 2.8% year on year to yield a total value of $39.50 billion in...

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CI Flexo Vs In-line Flexo: Have the current line-up of Inline Flexo Presses outmatched Central Impression Flexo Presses?

While Flexo continues to grow in volumes as Print technology taking away volumes from offset and Gravure, there is also a sea change occurring in the substrate handling process. While CI Flexo presses take on the wide web gravures and offer eco-friendly advantages over Solvent based Gravure, the in-line presses have been quietly growing in width up to 850 mm or more and new servo technologies have allowed even 12 Microns or lower materials to be printed as well...

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WHY SECURITY PACKAGING/PRINTING IS THE NEED OF THE HOUR?

Digital, is the current revolution in almost all the prevailing industries. Be it Govt. organizations or private companies; everyone is moving into the digital space. But with the rising population, increasing demand for packaged products and an upward movement in variable data personalization or serialization; the package printing market is still growing. Also, many govt. papers such as passports, real estate papers, affidavits, certificates, bonds and or other important papers such as labels, scratch cards, lottery tickets, etc. provided...

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CAN THE NARROW-WEB FLEXO TECHNOLOGY BE A GAME CHANGER FOR PRINTERS & CONVERTORS?

Technology enhancement is an important aspect in the printing industry to grow with the competition. Over 400 years of printing history, printers have to constantly adapt to new technologies to survive and increase market share. In the current complex market scenario, printers are operating in different segments such as security printing, label printing, film printing etc. Presses are changed with the substrate which leads to purchase of many machines for different operations. It makes an impact on printers earning...

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HOW SECURITY & SPECIALTY INKS CAN MAKE YOUR PRINTING BUSINESS STAND OUT?

“Rising competition leads to increased innovations” There are a number of printers working towards gaining a competitive market share not only to sustain but to also achieve profits. Therefore everyone has to put in an extra effort to find new customers or add value to the existing jobs. But when you give the same quality as other provides, and then the customer looks for negotiation, which can cause a printer to fetch orders at lower rates. In order to...

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ARE YOU DOING ENOUGH TO PROTECT YOUR PHYSICAL AS WELL AS DIGITAL DOCUMENTS FROM FORGERY OR INFRINGEMENT?

Information plays a vital role in the success of any business. Be it digital information or printed documents, both have equal importance to the end user. Losing/Amending the information may lead to financial losses or affect the brand image in eyes of customers. Every day counterfeiters duplicate/amend/alter government certificates, classified documents   “Every single fraud begins with an attempt” But the real question arises how we can stay ahead of the counterfeiters and how can we deter them or nab them?...

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HOW HIGH-SPEED VARIABLE DATA PRINTING HAS REVOLUTIONIZED PERSONALIZED LABEL PRINTING

Currently, VDP market is a staggering $12 Billion and expected to reach $ 22.7 Billion by 2021 due to the advent of global brands, rising consumerism, and growth of the packaging industry. Marketers all over the world are focussing on Digital Printing with Variable Data Printing technology to increase their engagement with the customers to make them loyal customers towards their branded products. The main reason behind this is most of the printers are getting orders in small quantity...

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