Label Forum Canada

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Friday, April 7. Graphics Canada Theatre 1/Booth 5701 You’re invited to attend – Free event to all show registrants

Target Audience – Commercial and trade printers looking at moving into label and package printing and also existing label and package printers and converters. 


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10.30     Identifying opportunities for commercial printers in label and package printing

  • Which label technologies? – pressure-sensitive, wet glue and shrink sleeves
  • What equipment do you need? – pre-press, press and finishing
  • Where to find it – Labelexpo Europe and Americas

Andy Thomas-Emans, Strategic Director, Labelexpo Global Series


11.00     North American and global industry market trends

  • Analysis by sector: labels, shrink sleeves and flexible packaging
  • Macroeconomic trends in North America and worldwide
  • Label production trends and innovations

Chelsea McDougall, North America Editor, Labels & Labeling


11.30     Converter panel discussion

  • Identifying the key market drivers
  • Selling value and avoiding the commodity trap
  • Technology and investment choices

Moderator: Andy Thomas-Emans, Strategic Director, Labelexpo Global Series

Jeff Sommer, Vice President, Business Development, Lorpon Labels

Deanne Sinclair, Owner and President, Cambridge Label

Chris Henderson, Owner and President, Digital Labels

Shawn Werbitt, President, Label Division, Pazazz

James Lee, Director of Technology and Innovation, Jones Packaging


12.15     Break and exhibition


12.45     Digital printing panel discussion

  • Comparing printing processes and technologies
  • Where does digital fit in an analog plant?
  • New market opportunities leveraging digital capabilities

Moderator: Chelsea McDougall, North America Editor, Labels & Labeling

Carl Dubé, Account Manager, Eastern Canada, HP Indigo

Tim Brasher, Director of Business Development, Mark Andy

Chris Yanko, Director of Sales Support, North America, Xeikon

Mike Barry, Product Marketing Manager, Digital Solutions, FUJIFILM North America Corporation


1.30        Technical innovation: the latest niche technologies and new industry applications

  • Pre-press workflow automation
  • Automation in flexo printing
  • UV curing technologies: Arc vs LED
  • Sustainable substrate selection
  • Extended gamut and low migration inks
  • Automating the label plant

Moderator: Andy Thomas-Emans, Strategic Director, Labelexpo Global Series

Julian Fernandez, Senior Product Specialist, Esko

Dilip Shah, Senior Western Regional Sales Manager, MPS

Brian Wenger, President, GEW

Kelli Jo Messer, Senior Global R&D Director, Materials Group, Avery Dennison Corporation

Mark Brumwell, Applications Specialist, Flint Group

Keith Grimm, Vice President, Sales and Operations, Label Traxx


2.30       Break and exhibition


2:45      Painless, profitable color management

  • Improving color reproduction in print processes
  • Managing conformity across a range of substrates
  • The variables affecting color consistency, materials, print processes and inks

Presentation Details:

 Bob and Ben are about to tell you the secret to insure profitability and successful execution of not only press approvals, but daily press performance as well.  If you follow these steps, you will not only improve press efficiency but also will see improved print fidelity as well as a reduction in variability, and therefore, risk.  For any form of flexography, these ‘secret steps’ will achieve the same results of improved efficiency that deliver better profitability, an objective we all can agree with. 


Bob Szoke, President, Flexoneering 

Ben Abray, President, Autumn Graphics