GPA announces new partner in South Korea, John Varvatos Artisan Blu case study, technical article on choosing the right paperboard, and more.
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Global Packaging Alliance Announces New Partner During Annual Meeting in South Korea

Global Packaging Alliance Announces New Partner During Annual Meeting in South KoreaThe Global Packaging Alliance® (GPA) announced that they have added a new partner by reaching an agreement with Samwon Printing during their annual meeting in South Korea last month. GPA representatives convened from all over the world to evaluate which of several potential partners in Asia best complement the GPA’s packaging network in terms of management philosophy, technical capabilities, and markets served.

“With Samwon Printing we found a perfect fit within the GPA world,” said Hans-Christian Bestehorn, GPA spokesman and CEO of the rlc | packaging group, a GPA charter member. “Their willingness to share information as well their productivity orientation and technology park is a great benchmark for the Asian packaging market.” >> more

John Varvatos Artisan Blu (case study)

John Varvatos Artisan Blu (folding carton)John Varvatos Artisan Blu, a new limited edition fragrance for men, is described as "the ultimate embodiment of crystal blue waters under the warmth of the sun". The packaging perfectly captures the essence of the product.

The carton features tightly registered offset printing with intricate embossing accents, creating a strikingly singular presentation that evokes a color-saturated, vibrant seaside reminiscent of summer. >> more

Gift Sets Go Beyond the Holidays

by Joanna Cosgrove, Beauty Packaging Magazine

No longer limited to the holidays, cosmetic, personal care and fragrance gift sets are produced to mark a variety of special occasions throughout the year. And whether it’s purchased as a gift for someone else (or even for themselves), consumers love boxes that are pre-filled with fun products.

Because gift sets often need to flexibly accommodate a family of products in tubes, cartons and glass bottles, packaging configurations can sometimes push packaging suppliers to think outside of the proverbial box. >> more

Technical Corner

Board Choice Sets the Stage
by Jen Clark, PostPress magazine

Picking the right board for a particular application – whether for book or carton production – relies on a variety of factors, but the key to executing a flawless project is to have a production team in place, according to industry experts. While not always an option, a team approach can ensure a profitable and successful outcome for each set of circumstances.

PostPress reached out to industry experts at American International Machinery (AIM), Bobst North America, Inc. and Eska Graphic Board for more information on the impact of board choice for book and carton production, as well as an understanding of operational issues that can arise when a holistic approach isn’t taken prior to production.. >> more

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