Trending Needs Flexible Packaging Spotlight: Innovative Labeling Solutions

September 2020 - Melissa Donovan, DPS Magazine

It’s important to invest in trusted technology, especially when at the forefront of the next big innovation. Once predominately produced via flexography, flexible packaging benefits from increased advancements in digital technology. Brand owners and their agencies demand shorter runs and increased versioning at faster times to market—all requirements met by digital printing. Print providers who identify the advantages of digital printing and are able to implement these capabilities in house are poised to offer customers exactly what they want.

Label Converter to Packaging
Innovative Labeling Solutions (ILS) began in 1996 when a family partnership spurred a printing business. Starting as a small, flexographic label converter it now is considered one of the leading digital printers for packaging. It operates out of a 65,000 square foot facility in Hamilton, OH with 120 employees.

Serving North America, the digital print and packaging company offers turnkey solutions for pressure-sensitive labels, shrink sleeves, and flexible packaging. It routinely partners with consumer packaged goods and private label companies from backgrounds in craft beer, wine, nutraceuticals, specialty food, personal care and beauty, cannabis, and household products.
These customers request a variety of flexible packaging applications including stand up pouches, four-sided sealed pouches, packettes, stick packs, and custom shipping mailers.

First in Line
Kevin Bennitt, director of flexible packaging, ILS, admits that ILS was and continues to be an early adopter of digital printing technology. In 2005 it was one of the first companies to venture into the digital segment of label printing. A decade later in 2014, the company implemented the first HP Inc. Indigo 20000 Digital Press for flexible packaging in the U.S...

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