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TLMI Announces Program for September’s printTHINK Summit TLMI will be holding the association’s fourteenth technical summit, rebranded as printTHINK, September 11-13 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, IL. printTHINK brings together industry thought leaders and attendees to network, learn and discuss the topics at the forefront of the North American label and narrow web packaging market. This year’s sessions will take attendees through a wide range of topics that address the central day-to-day issues converters and industry suppliers face, in addition to the drivers and key trends that are reshaping the North American narrow web sector. Session panelists include industry suppliers, label and flexible packaging converters, seasoned HR and marketing experts and brand personnel from companies like P&G and Church Street Brewing. Some of the printTHINK session topic highlights include: Everything LED- In this session, attendees will explore the intricacies of LED converters should consider when deciding to adopt the technology. We will hear from industry suppliers on the most common questions they receive about the technology including inks, coat-

ings, performance characteristics, and equipment requirements for both new and installed presses. The panel will help guide converters through the LED journey to gain valuable insight before making an investment. Navigating the Regulatory World - Food and beverage labels, pharmaceutical labels, and health and beauty care labels often have specific regulatory requirements. How to navigate this regulatory world from inks, adhesives, and silicones up to full laminates will be addressed in this session. Panelists include two regulatory experts who will share how to deal with the FDA and the types of information needed for regulatory certification. "Think" Automation - Today’s narrow web printers are pressured with increased demands to control costs while facing the challenge of finding and retaining employees in one of the tightest labor markets in modern history. This session will explore automation and lean principles as a means to provide the one-two punch needed to address this issue from label concept to delivery. A panel of converters will share key aspects of investigating automation solutions, what con-

verters should be thinking about before they invest, and lessons from their own experiences. You Bought a Digital Press. Now What? - In this session, attendees will hear from three label converters of various sizes who have different experiences with digital printing on multiple platforms. Attendees will learn as panelists champion their success stories and discuss the challenges of bringing a new technology in house. Label converting panelists will be joined by their customers as they showcase and discuss the unique digital label projects they collaborated on. Attendees will hear first-hand testimonials from brand owners on what a digital solution means to them. Beyond the Label - Flexible packaging and RFID smart labels are fast-growing markets. Attendees will hear from application experts about opportunities in these non-traditional sectors. Attendees will also learn about the resources required to venture into these markets as well as the challenges that converters will face. This session will include a discussion on current market trends and new product innovation that is leading the way for these markets.

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The Compart Roadshow to be Held On September 19 in Paris

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Premiere in France: The "Compart Roadshow" will take place for the first time on 19 September 2019 in Paris (Etoile Business Center) - a symposium specially designed for the French market for Omnichannel customer communication of companies and public administrations. The congress will be hosted by Compart France, the French subsidiary of the internationally active Compart-Group. Visitors to the "Compart Roadshow" can see for themselves how Compart has developed since it was founded 27 years ago.

Started as a conversion specialist in output management, the group of companies has developed continuously over the past decades. The DocBridge© product family has meanwhile been extended - among other things by innovative IT solutions for automating and standardizing processes in input and output management, for monitoring and controlling document production, for validation and for creating documents for print, web and mobile on the basis of a single source format (universal document design). Compart's goal is to support com-

panies, authorities and organizations in their increasingly complex document processing. The company sees itself as a "bridge builder" between the analog and digital worlds. Harald Grumser, founder and board member of Compart: "We want our customers to be able to concentrate on the tasks that take them forward as a company". As a trendsetter, Compart uses modern technologies and architectural approaches such as Cloud Computing, API Economy, Blockchain and Docker-Container, as can be seen at the "Compart Roadshow".

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ME Printer July - August 2019 Issue 172  

This year, Labelexpo, one of the largest label and package printing expo in the world, will celebrate its 40th anniversary. At Labelexpo Eur...

ME Printer July - August 2019 Issue 172  

This year, Labelexpo, one of the largest label and package printing expo in the world, will celebrate its 40th anniversary. At Labelexpo Eur...

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