Gravure Magazine

GRAVURE Magazine is the quarterly journal of the Gravure Association of the Americas, Inc. and the official voice of the gravure industry in the United States and abroad. It is available to everyone visiting our website.

Latest Articles:

Materials from plastic waste present a technological challenge. Recycling of plastic films from industrial wastes is currently gaining increased importance in order to reduce costs associated with raw materials, supply enough quantities of plastic materials and reduce CO2 emissions of the industry...
The National Geographic Society won the Gravure Management Excellence Award for Sustainability in the Publication category this year. However, the really exciting story is the behind-the-scenes green movement that the Society has adopted which has made that award possible. Gravure magazine talked...
After movable type was first invented by Gutenberg at 1452, an method for transferring information dramatically changed the level of human interface from a small number of people to everyone1.  In simple terms, it means people can access and transfer information through printed materials...
Cold gas spraying is a rather new coating technology that is able to produce high-quality oxide-free metallic coatings on printing rolls. The main advantages over conventional coating techniques are short processing times, relatively easy implementation and process control, as well as reliable and...
As the U.S. paper industry continues to evolve over the next decade, the companies that thrive will be those that transform their business models to adapt to changing market realities.  A mature domestic market, rising input costs, increasing electronic communications and low-cost global...
Packaging has always served an important role in the food supply chain. In mature countries around the world, the majority of foodstuffs are packaged—approximately 90%, and food packaging is a major growth area in emerging nations. Packaging provides protection for products (a barrier against...
Being confident the paper you buy is environmentally sustainable. In this era of increasing electronic communications, it’s easy to overlook the fact that paper is still an important part of our daily lives and how we communicate at home and for business.
“In a few decades time, computers will be interwoven into almost every industrial product.,”  said Karl Steinbuch, German computer science pioneer in 1966. Over the next 5-10 years printed electronics will present the printing and the electronics industries with multiple multi-billion dollar...
In today’s  mercurial economy, it is increasingly difficult for any printer/converter to remain profitable. Pressures come from multiple sources: the  fluctuating cost of utilities, the rising costs of raw materials and the continuous demand for better utilization of ecologically friendly...
Most of us have seen printed circuit boards (PCB) because they are prevalent in so many of the electronic products we use in our everyday lives. We are even more familiar with printed materials ranging from newspapers, magazines and decorative markings on packaging. Both these technologies are well...