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Last chance to register for inaugural digital printing master class at Labelexpo Europe

Mike FairleyThere is still time to register for the inaugural digital label and package printing master class at Labelexpo Europe but places are limited. Designed for label and package printing converters considering or preparing to invest in a digital printing capability for the first time, the half-day master class will take place on 27 September.

Mike Fairley, director, strategic development at Labelexpo Global Series, will be joined by a number of leading industry experts as they explore various topics including the latest technologies, main printing processes and subjects including workflow and color management.

Christian Menegon from Hewlett-Packard Indigo is joined by Xeikon’s Filip Weymans, EFI’s Stephen Emery and Sharon Rothschild from Landa Digital Printing as they compare the technologies and processes available. Evaluating liquid toner, dry toner, inkjet and nanographic printing, they will also look at various press configurations: stand alone, in line, integrated combination and digital.

Label Traxx’s Andrew McKerlie will highlight the importance of pre-press and workflow automation while Jan De Roeck from Esko will give an overview of pre-press systems and an insight into strategies for profitable digital printing. Kunhao Wang from Avery Dennison will share her expertise in substrate selection and print quality.

A second panel of experts including Keith Montgomery of AB Graphic International, Spartanic’s Mike Bacon, James Boughton from Edale and Highcon’s Nigel Tracey will consider digital print finishing for labels and cartons. They will discuss in line and off-line label finishing, applications and range of equipment options as well as the benefits and solutions of the laser die cutting of labels.

Lisa Milburn, managing director of Labelexpo Global Series comments: “The master class is specifically designed to address the growing need for printers to invest in digital technologies. With more label printers handling short run jobs with increased variation and personalization requirements, digital printing offers a valuable addition for their business especially if they are handling package printing jobs too. The master class is tailored to give delegates a practical and sensible overview of how to go about choosing a digital press that will suit their particular needs and what they need to consider when investing in such an important and vital piece of capital equipment.”

Taking place at Brussels Expo, delegates will also receive a free copy of the up-dated Digital Label Printing 'How to' guide for the label converter - now including digital package printing - (worth €90) as their course notes and reference resource. Costing€600, places for the master class are strictly limited to 30 people. Registration can be made online at


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