Digital packaging specialist adds near-field communication to offering
Label Academy returns to Labelexpo Europe in 2017, where the full array of handbooks and reference sources for the label and package printing industry will be presented, including the recently launched 'Shrink Sleeve Technology' and 'Management Information Systems and Workflow Automation' publications.
Label Academy is a global training and certification program for the label and package printing industry. Complemented by the Encyclopedia of label technology and The history of labels, Label Academy currently boasts 13 titles, with more in the pipeline. These encompass most elements of label production. For each of the handbooks, there is an online examination and certification module. The topics covered include: conventional label printing processes; digital label and package printing; environmental performance and sustainable labeling; label design and origination; label dispensing and application technology; codes and coding technology; label embellishments and special applications, die-cutting and tooling, brand protection, security labeling and packaging, MIS and workflow automation systems, and shrink sleeve technology
Mike Fairley, Label Academy founder, said: ‘Put together, the Label Academy now offers label producers, industry suppliers ‒ and even customers ‒ the opportunity to establish their own in-house education, training and certification for all levels of employee, developing the skills and knowledge required for the label plant of tomorrow.’
Shrink Sleeve Technology and Management Information Systems and Workflow Automation, reviewed here, as well as all other publications, have been developed and written in conjunction with industry experts. These two books also support dedicated master classes to run during Labelexpo Europe 2017, themselves part of a wider educational program to be seen at the show.
Led by Fairley, the MIS and Automation Workflow master class will be held on September 26 and feature presentations by sector experts from AVT, Cerm, EFI Radius, Esko, Label Traxx, OPM Group and Tharstern. Attendees will learn how a joined-up approach to electronically managing an efficient and profitable 21st Century operation is able to offer an integrated management information system. Providing both day-to-day problem solving and long-term strategic decision making, it will look at: fast accurate estimating, procurement, production planning and scheduling, workflow automation, asset data collection and post data analysis.
The MIS and Automation Workflow master class complements the Automation Arena feature area running on the show floor throughout the four days of Labelexpo Europe 2017.
Running September 27, the Shrink Sleeve Technology master class will present the latest technology, markets and applications for shrink sleeves. Attendees will: gain an understanding of design and origination requirements; find out about suitable shrinkable films; review the different printing processes and how to select them; gain an appreciation of the latest converting technologies and specialized applications; and also find out about sleeve performance and quality, including troubleshooting and fault finding. Also headed up by Fairley, there will be presentations from Accraply, Esko, Flint Group and Klöckner Pentaplast.