Printed packaging 2008 shipments were estimated at $79.7 billion. But in 2009, "Some markets are horrific, some just very bad,” comments Dave Costa of State Street Consultants, who conducted the research.
PRIMIR, the Print Industries Market Information and Research Organization, recently announced the lineup for their summer meeting in North Carolina. Slated for July 20-22 at the Asheville Renaissance Hotel in Asheville, NC, the summer meeting will feature the results from two PRIMIR research studies. Findings of the research into “Global Trends in Packaging Affecting North American Converter and Supplier Markets” will be presented from State Street Consultants and Karstedt Associates.
A recent PRIMIR study entitled “Mega Printers' Impact on the North American Print Market” is now available. Merger and acquisition activity among printers in the graphic communications industry has resulted in a new breed of printer – the "mega printer.” These “mega printers” appear to do business differently than their smaller brethren on many different levels.
Enovation Graphic Systems announced the formation of Arkin Graphics, which will be based in Flushing, NY. The new company was created to acquire the graphic arts products distribution business from Arkin-Medo Inc. As an Enovation company, Arkin Graphics will continue to serve the companies and customers that Arkin-Medo established over the past 80 years. Creo Inc. has appointed Jonathan Agger as product marketing manager for scanning solutions in North America and Latin America. He has held positions with Agfa, Polaroid Graphic Imaging and Sprockets.com. Screen (USA) is marking its 35th anniversary with an assessment of its success in satisfying its customers and providing quality products. Results