Digital Print for Packaging US | Day 2

Conference Day 2 | June 5, 2019

Registration Opens and Welcome Remarks

  1. Registration Opens & Continental Breakfast

  2. Welcome and Opening Remarks

    Conference Producer | Smithers

Session IV: Case Studies in Workflow Management

In the opening session of day two, speakers will examine the complex world of implementation, instillation and integration of a digital print workflow. This year, packaging converters from three different workflow processes, will seek to answer the questions of digital integration for various applications and end-uses.

Moderator: Robert Seay, Business Development Director, Georgia -Pacific

  1. Case Studies in a Digital Only Workflow

    Carl Joachim | Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of ePac Flexible Packaging

    This presentation will focus on how ePac positioned itself as the first, and only, flexible packaging company built from the ground up on a digital platform, and how its rapid growth is helping brands of all sizes across the United States.

  2. Automate and Optimize your Production Workflow

    BOBST + American Packaging Corporation

    Co-presented by:
    Paul Stoudmann, Strategic Business Development Director, BOBST
    Lee Blythe, American Packaging Corporation

    Brand owners are under pressure from accelerating changes in the market. A well-established world is disrupted with digital strategies, new consumer engagement and new business models such as e-commerce. Converters need to cope with reducing batch sizes, more packaging variation & complexity, faster time to deliver and the never changing cost pressure. The optimization of the entire production floor is no longer an option.

    The future will shape around digitalize, automate and connect. It will take more than a press to be successful. The entire workflow needs to be redefined. Services and data management will play a bigger role than ever. Discover the vision of BOBST for an optimized production floor from product design to finished packaging. 

  3. Learning from Other Digital Workflows

    Udi Arieli, Senior Product Director Scheduling, PrintFlow & TGO, EFI & Matt Church, Manager, Workflow Automation & Logistics, FedEX

    During this co-presentation, EFI and their client FedEX will discuss how different digital platforms have increased productivity, speed to market and over-all customer satisfaction. 

  4. Morning Networking Break

Session V: Color Management and Ink Innovations

Through two focused panels, speakers will examine key innovations in color management and ink developments.

Moderator: Ford Bowers, President and CEO, SGIA

  1. Color Management Panel

    Panelists Confirmed: GMG Color

    Moderator: Ray Weiss, Director of Digital Print Programs, SGIA

    Panelists include: 

    Rick Guebert, GMG Color

    What are the areas of focus? Color Gamut, Ink Usage and a roadmap for color management. Additionally Panelists will discuss areas of progress to look for and NEW players. 

  2. Ink Developments Panel

    Moderator: Debbie Thorp, Business Development Director, Global Inkjet Systems, Ltd. Panelists to be confirmed

    Panelists include:

    • Tom Molamphy, Sales & Technology Manager Inkjet, Siegwerk, North America
    • Ted Pierpont, Sales Manager - Americas, HP, Inc
    • Jon Harper-Smith, Head of Business Strategy, Fujifilm
  3. Afternoon Networking Lunch

Folded Carton & Corrugate Track

Session VI: Application Case Studies | Folded Carton & Corrugate

Moderator: David Murphy, Worldwide Marketing Director Pagewide Marketing, Industrial division, HP

  1. Innovation for Short Run Corrugate

    Tom Green, Regional Manager – Great Lakes, Durst Image Technology US – Large Format Division & John Boggess, Senior Sales & Operations Manager, Middlestreet Graphics - G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers, Inc Division

    This client case study will focus on digital print campaigns for POP displays and short run corrugate packaging. 


  2. Automation of Client Engagement to Print

    Chuck Slingerland | Vice President Sales, Digital Operations of Abbott-Action, Inc.

    The growth of single-pass digital printing in the corrugated market continues to evolve as converters provide new enhancements to digital workflows from initial brand engagement to final print. Join Chuck Slingerland and Glen Gardiner as they present how Abbott-Action Inc. partnered with Conductor Systems and Esko Graphics to develop workflows that take full advantage of the speed of digital printing and finishing.

  3. Modular Workflow Solutions for Digital (Pre) Print in Corrugator Operations with SmartLine

    Ralf Schomaker , CEO, E+L Corrugated & Robert Seay, Business Development Director, Georgia -Pacific

    Approaches of continuous workflow from digital printer, an optional doctor machine, to the corrugator.

    Ensuring the workflow and synchronization of the corrugator setup to the changing print structure with no restriction on the minimum job lengths or the number of setup changes within a single roll of pre-print.

    Workflow design without special separators between different print jobs to reduce waste to an absolute minimum. Simplifying order separation sequence to complex multi lane - multi job pre print architecture jobs.

  4. Enhanced Cartons – A Good First Step for Inkjet

    Jack Noonan | Marketing Manager of MGI

    High-end products cater to buyers who want to see something special not only in the product, but in the packaging. Brands that sell into this clientele are offering custom or personalized carton options that enhance the relationship between brand and customer.  Digital Print Enhancement is a means of addressing this high value segment. We will share some market data about this segment and how it stands out compared to the general carton segment, and describe what MGI and Konica Minolta are doing to address this need.

  5. Panel: Converter Case Studies

    Moderated by Ted Pierpont, Sales Manager - Americas. Panelists include DUSOBOX, Tango Press, LLC and Golden West Packaging Group

    A panel of HP converters discuss a wide array of topics on digital print adoption and integration. Panellists will examine various drivers for digital print through case studies in commercial applications. 

    Panelists include:

    John L. Kelly, President, DUSOBOX

    Michael Musgrave, President - Digital Solutions and Specialty Packaging Division, Golden West Packaging Group

    John Ballentine, Co-Founder, Tango Press, LLC

  6. Presentations Conclude for the Day

  7. Conference Conclusion & Exhibitor Breakdown

Flexible Packaging & Labels Track

Flexible and Rigid Packaging & Labels

Moderator: Liz Logue, Senior Director Corporate Business Development, EFI

  1. Advancements in Digital Print for Labels

    Paul Lender | Business Development Manager - Digital of Avery Dennison, Label and Graphic Materials

    Evolution of inkjet printing from industrial segments to prime label.  How changes in inkjet printing expanded the use in the pressure sensitive market. 

  2. Envision the Possibilities

    Jennifer S. Heller, Vice President, Marketing, Waddington North America and Mattew Materne, Product Marketing Manager, Waddington North America

    Case studies in soon to be released packaging solutions using digital print technologies in rigid packaging.  

  3. Early Successes in Digital Printing for Flexible Packaging

    Donald Allred | VP Packaging of Memjet

    Co-presenting with:

    Zsolt Tarjanyi, General Manager, Rigoli s.r.l.

    Beginning with coffee products, moving to sugar and spice packets, as well as candy, flour, and yeast packets, and now able to provide mono or multi layered film, Rigoli s.r.l. will share the early successes in flexible package printing. Memjet technology provides the base for affordable print systems. Rigoli has maintained this concept and offer digital printing systems as stand-alone or fully integrated into bag filling machines. The combination of great quality and low cost equipment enables late stage customization and can reside at the filling line at the end customer. A good use for digital printing

  4. Afternoon Networking Break

  5. Inkjet Digital Technology Breakthroughs in Flexible Packaging

    Rick Mazur | WW Director - Market Development - Packaging/Labels - Enterprise Inkjet Division of Kodak, USA

    UTECO and Kodak will provide insights from the new introduction of the UTECO Sapphire EVO, the first press entering the market in 2018 that can produce high speed digital inkjet printing at speeds of 200 mpm, with food safe, water based pigment inks, for flexible labels, pouches, consumer and pet food packaging.  We will explain the innovations made in equipment and print systems design that enable efficiently print and dry, in a full press and also in hybrid printing on current flexo and gravure conventional press assets.  Kodak would explain the technology challenges of printing at speed printing, the use of pre coating, print and drying and post print lamination and other package performance requirements and how this technology is enabling brands and converters are now able execute with this unique value proposition for speed and image quality.  We will be able to report on the first installation for this technology for food and pet care packaging.

  6. New Opportunities with Digital Flexible Pouches

    David Wilkins, Vice President, Sales, Xeikon America, Inc. and Simon Smith, Managing Director, CS Labels

    Expand new revenue opportunities and value-added offerings with Xeikon-enabled digital flexible pouches.  Producing pouches, with digital print technologies from Xeikon, offers your customers a unique service  - with such benefits as high quality, lower runs, short lead-times and even personalization/customization - the next step above versioning.

  7. Presentations Conclude for the Day

  8. Conference Conclusion & Exhibitor Breakdown