While digital printing has revolutionized the printing industry in the commercial sector, displays and signage, and even textiles, only recently has it made inroads into package printing because of the rather unique requirements and challenges of the packaging market.
Digital printing has created a revolution in the printing industry, in part because of the rapid pace of technological developments. The packaging segment of printing has unique challenges, but digital printing is now focused on these to continue its expansion in this segment. Today’s digital equipment can handle multiple substrates and offers four-color plus printing capability as well as the ability to print on wider web widths. Package printing is not just about the printing but also about the additional steps to complete the package, so manufacturers are now offering improved finishing technology to complement printing press equipment.
Kao Collins is excited to be a part of this growing market. Through collaborative efforts with print head manufacturers, OEMs, converters, and brand owners, Kao Collins has gained a solid understanding of what inkjet can and can’t do. View and download our brochure on packaging inks here.
Typical packaging substrates that we offer solutions for are:
- Corrugated Board
- Flexible packaging (including roll-stock, bags, pouches, labels/wraps, lids, shrink sleeves and stretch film)
- Folding Cartons
- Rigid Packaging
- Custom Substrates Unique to Brand Owners