Breaking News

Label & Product Decoration Conference set for November

October 24, 2011

AWA’s DecTec Narrow Web Label & Product Decoration Printing and Imaging Conference will be held in mid-November in Chicago.

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.


blog comments powered by Disqus
  • New press debuts at Gallus Innovation Days

    New press debuts at Gallus Innovation Days

    Greg Hrinya, Associate Editor||September 26, 2016
    The Gallus Labelmaster capitalizes on expertise from parent company Heidelberg, building on the Speedmaster offset platform.

  • EskoWorld 2016 provides drupa report

    Greg Hrinya, Associate Editor||September 22, 2016
    “Digital was a very clear and striving theme across drupa, and more specifically inkjet,” said Jan de Roeck

  • Dollars and sense at Labelexpo

    Dollars and sense at Labelexpo

    Steve Katz, Editor||September 20, 2016
    Suppliers seem aware of the crowded digital press marketplace and the trepidation of the cost-concious first time buyer.

  • Getting Educated at Labelexpo

    Getting Educated at Labelexpo

    Steve Katz, Editor||September 7, 2016
    With a wide range of presentations, expert-led master classes and machinery demonstrations, there is no shortage of learning

  • Drupa 2016 a ‘resounding success’

    Drupa 2016 a ‘resounding success’

    Steve Katz, Editor||July 15, 2016
    The label industry was well-represented as visitors showed strong interest in the latest printing technologies.

  • Label & Narrow Web Job Market Report

    Label & Narrow Web Job Market Report

    Dan Miller||July 15, 2016
    A look at the trends and challenges affecting the label industry’s talent search.