Esko Hosts 3rd annual Honours Course – Belgium

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Photographed by Sabrina Cee

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An enlightening experience

While doing my internship at Proprint Sevices, I was invited to attend the Esko 3rd annual Flexographic Packaging honours course in Ghent, Belgium. The course lasted 2 weeks and provided me with the opportunity to learn and explore Esko’s latest and greatest software, as well as experience the small city of Ghent and all it has to offer. With a population of around 260 000 people, the city of Ghent has a lot of history and was once the largest and richest city in all of Europe. The gothic architecture, beautiful cobblestone roads, bike lanes and delicious food are just some of the draws this wonderful city has to offer. The Belgian waffles, chocolate as well as the homemade jenever served at Dreupelkot were some of my favourites!

Photographed by Sabrina Cee

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Earth Day Spotlight – Seed Paper

SATURDAY APRIL 22 IS EARTH DAY!

The Company

Today’s business is done differently— especially in the printing industry – a larger premium is placed on sustainability. Consumers expect companies to give back to their communities through resource conservation and impact reduction. Choosing the right paper that is made using sustainable methods is an important way to confront global warming and protect wildlife.  Since 1995, Bloomin’ has integrated some industry best practices in papermaking with homegrown innovations, to create seeded paper that is as beautiful as it is environmentally friendly!

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The Footprint

Flower, herb, and vegetable seeds are added to Bloomin’ artisanal, biodegradable paper in a way that retains their viability. Once planted, the paper will grow into a garden! Crafted from 100% post-industrial, recycled paper and dyed with all-natural, vegetable-based pigments this one of kind paper is as beautiful as it is environmentally friendly.  Bloomin’ seed paper is printed with water-based inks and use corn-based packaging when packaging is required.

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The Process

Bloomin’ utilizes water soluble earth friendly inks to ensure the highest germination rates, print quality, and earth-friendly process. One of a kind inkjet technology utilizes 4 color CMYK process that is gently sprayed onto the seed paper. Unlike offset printing, which crushes all of the seeds under the pressure of the rollers, this process offers exceptional print quality without compromising the germination rates.  The original seed paper collection includes 21 bright, natural and pastel colors, available in a variety of sheet sizes, shapes – and even custom designs!
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Mondelēz Holiday POS 2016

Festive retail point of sale displays

The Holiday Season is an exciting one. Retail stores try to keep pace with the needs of their customers, and brands try to stand out amongst the vibrant colours and messaging. This is a very competitive time of year, that requires a thoughtful approach.

This year, Mondelēz has focused their attention on the magic of entertaining. Their displays feature a handful of engaging recipes that are selected to evoke curiosity and engagement. Proprint was tasked with the design and production of this series.

The gingerbread before the frosting

The structural design team created a custom double bookcase header and side panels to add festive flare to existing POS displays. As part of their usual approach, each component was designed to be easy to assemble.

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Chipotle Mexican Grill Commercial (Video)

A Love Story

After hundreds of thousands of people turning their backs on Chipotle Mexican Grill, thanks to outbreaks of norovirus and salmonella, they had to find a way to redeem their customer service. They explained what exactly happened and what caused these problems to occur. Then, Chipotle sought out to find newer and fresher ingredients to use when making their delicious food. A year later, they are back on the market with safe and delicious ingredients that have been tested and closely watched for your protection and theirs.

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Kraft Project Play Retail POS Displays

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Program runs May 1 – June 14

Kraft Project Play is helping to build a better future by building better places to play. To help bring this exciting initiative to life, Proprint was tasked with designing a series of Retail Point of Sale displays to engage consumers and drive traffic to the program. It was a fun project to design – and it shows.
Starting May 1st – be sure to check out our displays in your local grocery stores across Canada.

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(Video) Printing on untraditional surfaces

Printing technologies continue to evolve

This year, the Proprint team left the cozy comforts of the production floor and headed for Las Vegas, Nevada. At this year’s Globalshop 2015 conference we saw some interesting printing executions that really caught our eyes. We wanted to share a few with you.

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Rethinking the surfaces that brands can play on

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to print directly on toast? or spaghetti perhaps?
Us either. But these sure brought a smile to our faces anyway. This industry continues to surprise us.

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Smuckers Jam Jar printed on toast

Yeah, but can you recycle toast?


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