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Sponsor: Hitachi America, Ltd June 2, 2011 | Edited by Anne Marie Mohan

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Hitachi small character Inkjet Printer provides the best price point value and lowest ownership cost in the industry. Take the Hitachi Challenge and learn how Hitachi Ink Jet Printers can help you achieve your bottom line.

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New Generation of Small Character Ink Jet Printer >>

With over 35 years of experience, Hitachi continues to improve technology to meet the requirements of our customers globally. RX Series industrial small character Ink Jet Printer is capable of marking/coding various product materials, offers consumer superiority print quality, reliability & total cost of ownership.

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Proactive steps esstential to prevent Food Safety problems and improve product traceability.

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When a food-contamination situation erupts, it's imperative that companies be well-equipped to trace the origins of that outbreak and act effectively to limit the public's exposure to pathogens.

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FEATURED ARTICLE

Five lessons for building great packaging

As consumers become savvier shoppers, marketers need to communicate their brands' key selling benefits differently. Given that purchasing decisions are made in an instant, how can package design work to help marketers tell their brands' story, educate consumers, and stand out...in an instant? Here are five lessons learned from package design to help guide your efforts.

A homerun package for Old Style and the Cubs

Pabst and its design firm hit one out of the park with this full-body heat-shrink label designed to make a 12-oz glass bottle look like a wooden baseball bat....

Nutrilite rides 'K-Line Express' to big benefits

Rotary labeler and employee input help California facility reap major gains in line productivity for packaging of its nutritional supplements, vitamins, and minerals....

FDA enforcement stats and your job

The perception far and wide has been that the Obama Administration has stepped up FDA enforcement activities, and now the figures for fiscal 2010 prove it....

New PET nut container provides clear benefits

A new see-through PET container for Fisher Nuts provides more sustainability, as well as a greater perception of freshness than former composite can packaging....


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New Media Director Dave Newcorn comes off the sidelines with colorful commentary on the even more colorful packages he bought recently on the part of Chicago's Argyle Street that is sometimes called New Chinatown.
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EXPO PACK México 2011
Centro Banamex, Mexico City, Mexico. EXPO PACK México features packaging and processing solutions for Latin America, with over 900 exhibitors from 20 countries, June 21-24.

HBA Global Expo
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY. HBA Global Expo provides personal care and beauty manufacturers with new ingredients, solutions, supplier resources and world-class education to bring new products to market, June 28-30.

PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2011
Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV. North America's largest packaging and processing event includes a Pharmaceutical Pavilion, Processing Zone, Brand Zone, Confectionery Pavilion and more, September 26-28.

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