Cory Francer

Cory Francer

Cory Francer is an Analyst with NAPCO Research, where he leads the team’s coverage of the dynamic and growing packaging market. Cory also is the former editor-in-chief of Packaging Impressions and is still an active contributor to its print magazines, blogs, and events. With a decade of experience as a professional journalist and editor, Cory brings an eye for storytelling to his packaging research, providing compelling insight into the industry’s most pressing business issues. He is an active participant in many of the industry’s associations and has played an essential role in the development of the annual Digital Packaging Summit. Cory can be reached at

Canon USA Unveils Next Generation imagePRESS Series

Increased automation, high-speed production, and application versatility are the key drivers behind the development of the next generation series of imagePRESS digital presses from Canon USA.

Key Strategies: Digital Paper Selection and Optimization

In an industry driven by print quality, speed, and application performance, printers who strategically select and optimize the substrates they use for digital inkjet and toner-based print production will find themselves at a distinct advantage in their markets.

Commercial Printers: Cut-Sheet Inkjet is ‘Second to None’

One of the most exciting technologies in the commercial printing world took center stage on Wednesday, Oct. 28, as three printers shared their cut-sheet production inkjet success stories during a roundtable conversation as part of the PRINTING United Digital Experience.

Komori Sets its Sights on the Future of Print

“Connected automation” is at the forefront of Komori’s latest developments in offset and digital printing, and was on display at a recent event in Yamagata, Japan.

The PRINTING United Vision Becomes Reality

What started as a shared vision two years ago emerged as a triumphant reality, as approximately 30,000 visitors — including hundreds of in-plants — flooded the halls of Dallas’s Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center for the debut edition of PRINTING United.

Xeikon Highlights In-plant's Success During Press Briefing

At a recent press briefing, Xeikon highlighted an in-plant success story by bringing in representatives from Carlson Laboratories, a producer of nutritional supplements, which brought label printing in-house when it installed a Xeikon 5000plus duplex system.

Landa Details the Latest on Beta Site Roll Out

A year after Landa showcased its latest developments in Nanography at drupa 2016, the company has now launched its first beta site in Israel, with more presses to be delivered to sites in the United States and Europe.