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Co-located show at Graphics Canada 2019


March 28, 2019
By PrintAction Staff

The Canadian Label and Package Printing Conference 2019 is set to return to Toronto, Ont., alongside commercial printing trade show Graphics Canada. Featuring experts from Labelexpo and Labels & Labeling, The Canadian Label & Package Printing Conference will offer insight on global market trends and the latest technology and innovations in this competitive space.

Session highlights and speakers include:

• Exploring the Canadian cannabis market   
When cannabis became legal in Canada, many label and packaging converters jumped at the chance to enter this burgeoning market, but is it really the new frontier? In this session, Jones Packaging’s Andrew Wong will review the packaging and labeling regulations in Canada and discuss the various challenges these regulations present and explore ways to overcome them.
Andrew Wong, Manager, Innovation Solutions Group, Jones Packaging   

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• Equipment and skillset requirements for label converting
Digital printing offers perhaps the easiest route for commercial printers to transition to label converting. This session examines some of the wide range of equipment choices from entry level to industrial-strength production systems in both inkjet and electrophotography.
Moderator: Andy Thomas-Emans, Strategic Director, Labelexpo Global Series
David Ellen, President, Domino Digital Printing North America
Greg Ross, Sales Manager, Xeikon
Brian Cleary, Category Manager, Indigo Label Solutions, HP
Justin Green, Workflow & Business Analytics, Mark Andy
Steve Bennett, VP of Packaging Solutions, Fujifilm
Victor Gomez: Director, Industrial Labels, Epson

• Equipment drill down
The commercial printer needs to learn a range of new skill sets to move into label production. This session will offer a broad overview of imposition and planning software; workflow organization and colour management. We’ll hear from a local label converter who recently installed workflow and expanded gamut printing software.
Moderator: Chelsea McDougall, North America Editor, Labels & Labeling
Mike Rottenborn, President & CEO, Hybrid Software Inc.
Joseph Miller, Production Manager, Kwality Labels

• The voice of the label converter
Some of Canada’s leading label printers discuss a range of issues from equipment choices, the state of the North American label market, challenges presented by rapid technical advance and rising material costs and more. An interactive session where questions from the audience are welcomed.
Moderator: Chelsea McDougall, North America Editor, Labels & Labeling
Charlie MacLean, ASL PrintFX
Marlene Raymond, Design Graphics
Deanne Sinclair, General Manager, Cambridge Label
Steve Smith, Jet Label

For more information, visit https://www.graphicscanada.com/label-package-printing-forum-canada/.