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US packaging group Crown Holdings and ink-jet specialist Jetrion have produced what is believed to be the world's first digital ink-jet-printed can.
The breakthrough in high-quality printing for metal packaging comes after the two companies announced a joint development programme at Drupa last year.
According to a Jetrion spokesman, the development is likely to be suitable for custom work and could involve the printing of variable data directly onto cans.
'Previously there were limitations with the inks involved as …