Ball Unveils Proprietary Dynamark™ Variable Printing Technology
BROOMFIELD, Colo., Feb. 13, 2013
BROOMFIELD, Colo., Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL),
the leader in aluminum beverage can innovation and manufacturing, unveiled
Dynamark^™ Variable Printing Technology yesterday. Ball revealed the newly
licensed technology in a presentation at the WestPack packaging conference in
Anaheim, Calif., where packaging industry experts gathered to learn about the
latest packaging technologies and trends.
"Variability is an increasingly important tool that brand marketers can
leverage to connect with consumers," said Jay Billings, director of innovation
and marketing for Ball's metal beverage packaging, Americas business.
"Continued economic uncertainty has caused consumers to take fewer shopping
trips, and brands need ways to differentiate themselves and capture attention.
Dynamark^™ allows marketers to create and execute unique promotions to
generate excitement and the sense of discovery for their consumers."
Utilizing Dynamark^™ Variable Printing Technology, Ball customers are able to
achieve graphic variety on their cans without the expensive and time consuming
operational challenges of the past. The new innovation allows variety in
graphics while using the same proven printing process Ball perfected over the
past 30 years. While there are processes currently available that can achieve
variability, Dynamark^™ technology achieves variable graphics at normal
production speeds, saving time and cost.
Dynamark^™ Variable Printing Technology will soon be available to Ball
beverage customers globally and is slated to be an option for Ball's aluminum
aerosol customers later in the year.
Ball Corporation is a supplier of high quality packaging for beverage, food
and household products customers, and of aerospace and other technologies and
services, primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its
subsidiaries employ approximately 15,000 people worldwide and reported 2012
sales of more than $8.7 billion. For the latest Ball news and for other
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