Label & Packaging

Sessions are open to all attendees. Label and Packaging classes are especially relevant for anyone in the label and packaging industry, whether you are on the business or operations side.

Upcoming Sessions



4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.


Networking with Label and Packaging Owners

Label and Packaging Committee Members

HP Indigo owners and prospective owners in the label and packaging industry get together to meet peers and discuss their digital experiences. Share the good, the bad and the ugly in the world of digital, including: What have I learned from my digital experience, and if I had to do it over again what would I do differently? How has digital changed my business and how it is driving my future business plans? What is the strangest project I have ever run (or tried to run) through my digital press? What would I like to see from my vendors to help support my digital process?



9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.


Featured Session: Lean, What’s Next?

Tom Southworth, CONNSTEP

Do you know just how much waste is hiding in your company and how much this waste costs you each year?  Learn how other printers have improved their profitability and cash flow by eliminating waste from their operations using lean solutions.


1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Label and Packaging Tips and Tricks

Dscoop Member Panel

Watch a series of videos from various HP Indigo shops, in which press operators demonstrate real-life situations and how they handled it. Topics include color matching, press maintenance and other tips.


3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.


Die Cutting Techniques for Digital Packaging

Wes Harrington, AB Graphic International Inc.

Explore the use of laser die cutting for digitally produced packaging, including an update on the status of the technology and actual samples. Hear about a new option for folding carton die cutting, and receive greater knowledge of new die cutting techniques and their benefits versus traditional cutting methods.


4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Automating HP Indigo Workflows for Labels and Packaging

Ken Meinhardt, Label Traxx, and Label and Packaging Members

Label and Packaging firms using digital printing consistently extend the way their HP Indigo presses can be used to produce beautiful labels and shrink sleeves for products such as wine and cosmetics. The key to their success lies in their adoption of business workflow automation to effectively manage throughput and profitability. Learn how to use digital-specific tools including Web-to-print and JDF integration, which drive efficiency and foster growth, profitability and customer satisfaction.



8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.


SmartStream Label and Packaging Server: Prepress Tips and Tricks

Terie Syme, Prestige Label; Aaron Mallory, HP; Michael Naughton, EskoArtwork

Hear tips and tricks about how to maximize your use and implementation of the SmartStream Label and Packaging Server Digital Front End. Review general production tips, advanced VDP and getting the most out of Kaleidoscope.


9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.


Feeding the Beast – Keeping Up with the WS6000

Moderator: Terie Syme, Prestige Label; Panelists: Aaron Mallory, HP; Geert De Proost, EskoArtwork; Tom Musschoot, CERM

The added speed of the 6000 allows for this press to chew jobs up and spit them out, which poses additional challenges to digital pre-press departments. How do you keep the beast fed? Learn about processes, automation and calibration to keep the WS6000 fed at its top speed. Users of previous version presses can take away ideas for better efficiency.


1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.


Coaching the Brand into Production

Craig Curran, Nosco Inc.; Mike Ferrari, Ferrari Innovation Solutions, LLC; Ed Wiegand, Sancoa International

A panel of digital packaging print providers, end users and agencies will explore the process of moving from conventional to digital printing, and discuss why digital has been successful for brands. The panel emphasizes planning, testing, color, supply chain management and more.


2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.


Flexible Packaging Solution

Cindy M. Collins and David Collins, Avery Dennison; Jay Dollries, Innovative Labeling Solutions

This growing segment of digital printing has many do’s and don’ts. Entering this market can be a daunting experience. Hear from suppliers of films, adhesives, converting equipment and more. Participate in an open roundtable forum where everyone can discuss and give input about their personal experiences relative to flexible packaging.


4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


The Digital Packaging Salesperson

Bob Scherer, CL&D Digital

Various aspects of the digital packaging salesperson challenge all of us. Topics include hiring, compensation, prospecting and internal support. Explore the pros and cons of using conventional sales team members to sell digital.


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