Features

Right up your street – Carlton House Terrace, London, and the Institutes who reside on the street

The Royal Academy of Engineering has found a new home at 3 Carlton House Terrace, London, UK. It will have the Royal Society on one side at number 6 and...
Tonejet technology

Tone on tone - Tonejet printing method

Legislative, promotional and consumer pressures place greater demands on the quality and flexibility of package printing. Tonejet printing is described.
Beer can labels

Thinking ink - Intelligent and smarter inks used on packaging

In the past, information on packaging has used inert inks to communicate product, producer and other information. Now, food packaging uses intelligent, smart and diagnostic inks that indicate package temperature by changing colour, or even start to smell if the product inside has gone off.
Fish in packaging

Making a name - How product packaging raises brand profile

Packaging for a new brand has to work harder and be smarter than its established competitors. A successful brand has to have the visual strength to attract the consumer during the purchase descision process, and the ability to quickly convey its inherent attributes.
Bar codes on packaging

Bar associations - The GS1 global standard packaging bar code

Manufacturers implement bar codes to reduce inaccuracies which cost sales, and track items reducing loss and increasing availability. All companies that need to code their products must join a national GS1 member organisation. The GS1 System, allocates a Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) that is encoded into a bar code and can be read by a scanner which is more accurately read than the human eye.

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