An in-depth examination of labeling and product decoration markets will take place November 14-15 in Chicago, as AWA Alexander Watson Associates presents its DecTec Narrow Web Label & Product Decoration Printing & Imaging Conference 2011. The conference will focus, among other topics, on pressure sensitive labeling, sleeving technologies, in-mold labeling, glue applied labels, and direct printing formats for labeling, product decoration and packaging.
The event will begin with a review of label and product decoration by Corey Reardon, president and CEO of AWA, plus commentary by Jackie Marolda and William Llewellyn, also of AWA. They will be followed by Kevin Karstedt of Karstedt Associates, who will speak about his company’s commercialization assessment reports for the narrow web sector; Mayra Gonzalez of Eastman Chemical, who will address shrink sleeves; and Lenny DiGirolmo of Nilpeter, who will speak about conventional printing trends and developments.
A panel discussion on digital printing will feature Victor Gomez of Durst, Sean Skelly of EFI Jetrion, Mark Elsbernd of Epson America, Retha Petruzates of HP Indigo, and Michael Ring of Xeikon America. A representative of ETI Converting will speak about inline narrow web label converting.
The first day of the conference will conclude with presentations by Larry Moore of EskoArtwork (prepress), Amanda Jones of Paragon Inks, Tom Sawadski of Marbach Tool & Equipment (flatbed diecutting), and Brent Fischmann of RotoMetrics (rotary diecutting).
The second day of the event will feature three presentations on sustainability in the converting industry: Jack Kenny of Label & Narrow Web magazine, Josh Dunn of Avery Dennison, and George Tomassi and Gina Ries of The Label Printers.
The conference will take place at the Hyatt Rosemont Hotel in Rosemont, IL, USA. The program and registration details are available here.