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NEWS RELEASE: CSW’s E-Lift™ Cutting Dies Solve Two Major Challenges for Evol and Isowa Presses

E-Lift™ Mechanical Ejection System for Evol and Isowa Dies Can Be Delivered 30% Faster and Results in Fewer Rule and Board Failures Ludlow, MA, October 11, 2017 – – Corrugated converters who invest in high-volume flexo folder gluers like the…
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CSW Cutting Dies and Rapid Response Time Helps Clients Win New Business

If you had the chance to secure a $2.2 million order and eliminate a competitor in the process, what hoops would you be willing to jump through? This question came up recently for one of our corrugated converter clients. In…
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CSW Speaks at AWA Shrink Sleeve Label Conference

CSW Technical Director Marek Skrzynski was invited by Alexander Watson Associated (AWA) to speak at their 2017 workshop on shrink sleeve label technology. This workshop includes presentations about software solutions, ink, substrates, printing processes, converting and design considerations. Attendees also…
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New video for corrugated converters: Polytop MX enhanced dies

If you haven’t seen our new video, you can watch it here:     Bottom line: CSW cutting dies with Polytop MX helps corrugated converters run fast with more efficient stripping. You deliver better product, with less scrap in the…
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Shrink Counter-Distortion and Livestock

Springtime at CSW usually means new product launches, and this year we rolled out our WrapIt™ counter distortion service for shrink packaging. Label printers who are new to the shrink packaging market come to CSW for help with optimizing label…
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NEWS RELEASE: CSW Introduces WrapIt™ Counter-Distortion Service at Info-Flex

Counter-Distortion Service Optimizes Shrink Packaging Graphics for Designers, Brands, and Converters Phoenix, AZ, May 2, 2017 – – Responding to the growth in shrink packaging applications and the knowledge gap that can exist for printers entering this market, premedia company…
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NEWS RELEASE: CSW Launches Xcolor™ Extended Gamut Certification at Info*Flex

Certification Program Helps Printers Implement Successful, Repeatable EG Print Workflows With Full Technical Support Phoenix, AZ, May 1, 2017 – – Premedia firm CSW, Inc. is well aware of the increasing demand from brands for improved color reproduction and more…

NEWS RELEASE: CSW Announces Partnership with MARVACO

International Alliance of Two Innovative Premedia Companies Provides Clients with Greater Reach, Capacity and Brand Protection Ludlow, MA, April 30, 2017 – – Packaging premedia firm CSW, Inc. announces a strategic partnership with Marvaco Group, a European company with seven…
CSW is featured in Digital Output magazine, April 2017

CSW’s Package Prototypes Featured in Digital Output Magazine

CSW’s package prototyping capabilities are profiled in the April 2017 issue of Digital Output. The article features commentary by CSW Technical Director Marek Skrzynski, and uses a recently completed project as an example of how we fold digital print into…
Create, then CSW: Aligned packaging design production services

Takeaways from Package Design Matters Conference 2017

Did you make it down to the Package Design Matters Conference last week? If not, no worries, CSW was there. We brought back some great insights to share. If you’re not familiar with this conference, you should be. Sponsored by…
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CSW 3D Renderings at LabelExpo

Are you attending LabelExpo Americas 2016 this week? Be sure to stop by Booth 6515 to see the folks at Creative Edge Software. We provided them with some sample files to use in demonstrating the capabilities of iC3D rendering software. We’ve…
Deer Park Shrink Overwrap separated for EG flexo print by CSW

CSW Expanded Gamut Case Study in packagePRINTING

CSW is featured in the December 2015 issue of packagePRINTING The article details how we were able to coordinate the transition of Nestle Waters NA flexo packaging to expanded gamut printing. You can read the whole story on the packagePRINTING website, but here…
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Six Impossible Things in Packaging

This is the year Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland turns 150. Alice is being celebrated in print, in film, and online. Lewis Carroll’s story of a little girl who falls down a rabbit hole in search of adventure, along with its sequel Through…
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CSW’s Laura Wright Presents at AICC Meeting

  CSW President Laura Wright recently presented a talk on “Trends and Innovations in Corrugated Converting” to a Region 10 meeting of the Association of Independent Corrugated Converters (AICC). Her presentation covered trends such as: shorter timeframes for packaging development…
Look Sharp & Travel Light with X-Corr and FlexLT

Corrugated Package Printers Look Sharp and Travel Light with X-Corr™ & FlexLT™

For corrugated package printers, the pressure is always on to fly higher and deliver better-looking print. Flexo plate technology from CSW lets you do just that – with no changes to your existing press configuration. Click the links below for…
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CSW Announces Select Vendor Partnership with Poly MX

Select Partnership Allows CSW to Offer PolyTop MX® Ejection Material for Faster, More Durable Corrugated Cutting Dies   Ludlow, MA, July 13, 2015 – – Packaging premedia firm CSW, Inc. has been approved as a North American partner of Poly…
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Holes in the Expanding World of Flexo

FLEXO magazine has just published our article about how the right plate material with specific surface engineering can improve not only opacity and mottle factor, but also color gamut volume – efficiently and cost effectively. It’s an extension of last…
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WhiteFX™ Covers the Globe

CSW Announces Global WhiteFX™ Distribution Partnership with MacDermid In order to maximize distribution opportunities for its WhiteFX™ Ink Transfer Solution, CSW, Inc. is partnering with MacDermid Printing Solutions. According to CSW President Laura Wright, “We look forward to using MacDermid’s…

Using 3D for online and offline retail

It’s a new year and time for new ideas. You made it through yet another holiday season – and you’re thinking about the next one already. Your 2015 plan probably includes eCommerce – and even mCommerce. Online retail purchases are…
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Tricks AND Treats

Were you lucky enough to receive one of these promotional pieces from PCA this Halloween? If so, you’re also holding onto our handiwork, too. This corrugated converter approached us for help with raising the bar for graphic interest on their…

WhiteFX™ Turns Up Down Under

CSW and MacDermid Present WhiteFX™ at ANZFTA “Flexovation” Annual Forum in Melbourne Posted by Karen Leet, MarCom Manager Last week, CSW traveled to the far side of the world to present their WhiteFX™ Ink Transfer Solution to over 200 attendees…
Marek Skrzynski accepts PAC Innovation award for CSW's WhiteFX

CSW Shares one of Flexo’s Dirty Little Secrets

CSW shares one of flexo’s dirty little secrets – and shows how to clean it up. It’s true. We talked about some of flexo’s dirty laundry in public: the difficulties of getting whiter whites and brighter colors when printing on…
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Research Behind WhiteFX™ Featured in Flexo

Did you miss our White Matrix presentation at FFTA Forum in Baltimore? Don’t worry, you can read all about it on page 53 of this month’s FLEXO magazine, in print and online:
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Here comes the sun…

Spring arrived late this year, but CSW Bridge has been buzzing with design and prototyping activities all winter long. Among the hundreds of challenges we completed, we’re most proud of: Our first 3D printed prototype, used in TV and online…
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CSW Introduces WhiteFX™ at Infoflex 2014

CSW, Inc. Reveals Game-Changing White Ink Transfer Solution for Flexo Web Printers BALTIMORE, MD – This week, web printers and brand owners attended a sneak preview of WhiteFX™, CSW’s new ink transfer solution for white ink on clear and glossy…

Brand Color: Managing Expectations

On February 11-12, 2014, The Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design & Graphics at Clemson University will be hosting a seminar on Brand Color Management. Attendees will learn how to define, communicate and monitor brand color consistency on consumer packaging graphics.…
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3rd Place Winner, Innovation of the Year Award

Digital Publishing Solutions Magazine has just published the winners of their first Innovation of the Year Award, and CSW Bridge / Bridge Premedia received third place! We’d like to say congratulations to our fellow nominees:  First place winner SIPE Steel…
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CSW Bridge / Bridge Premedia makes complex prototypes

Check it out! CSW Bridge / Bridge Premedia was part of the product focus feature in Package Design Magazine’s December issue.
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Happy Holidays from CSW Bridge / Bridge Premedia

Happy holidays to you and yours from all of us at Bridge Premedia. We’re looking forward to good things in 2014, and we hope you are, too. See you there!
CSW Bridge / Bridge Premedia Thanksgiving

What We’re Thankful For

We at CSW Bridge / Bridge Premedia would like to express our sincere appreciation for our clients, vendors, and staff. We’re thankful for your patronage, support and hard work. We wish you the opportunity to bridge the gap between dinner…
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CSW Bridge / Bridge Premedia featured in Package Design magazine

We’ve been busy, busy here at CSW Bridge / Bridge Premedia, so we apologize for the radio silence. We do want to let you know that Package Design magazine gave us a shout-out in their 2013 Awards issue. Did you…
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Recent Projects: Artisan Bread Bag Design

CSW Bridge / Bridge Premedia recently worked with McNairn Packaging to design new graphics for their range of Artisan Bread Bags. Eight stock sizes of Natural Kraft paper bags with micro-perf side gusset vents – all decorated with something a…

Hitting the Refresh Button

May was a busy month at CSW Bridge / Bridge Premedia: Lots of new projects with unique packaging development and production challenges. Our combined wealth of design, pre-press and converting experience allows us to navigate these obstacles successfully, but from…
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Strawberry Season for SBS Folding Cartons

Although it may still look and feel like winter in some parts of the U.S., the sun’s rays are now much stronger, and the days are growing longer. Nature is waking up and giving us a new level of energy…

Eye-tracking Studies for Packaging

Last month I attended a seminar on process color management for flexo print at Clemson University. It was held at the Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics, an amazing facility that draws on resources from Clemson’s graphic communications and…

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Brand Packaging Pros

Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions for 2013? Chances are it was one of these: lose weight, quit smoking, get organized, save money, or spend more time with family. That’s all fine and good (and we wish you luck…
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Top 10 Best Uses for a Packaging Prototype

CSW Bridge recently conducted a completely unscientific poll to find out how our clients typically use package prototypes. Here’s what we found out: 1)    Hero Comps:    For photo shoots and TV commercials, as well as PR opportunities, there is no substitute…

Tactical Blunders in the Packaging Wars

  Way back in 1035, a Persian traveler visiting the spice markets in Cairo recorded the use of paper as a packaging material. Other forms of packaging such as baskets, wooden boxes, pottery, barrels, and woven bags had already appeared…