Virtual Master Class: Industry 4.0 - Part 1

  • Master Class
  • 28 Apr 2022
  • Covers automation of all key elements of the printing process - from pre-press to finishing - including job management, quality control and how to turn mountains of raw machine data into actionable assets. 

    Gain a detailed insight into the impact of Industry 4.0 on the label and package printing industry, how blockchain is transforming brand identity and impact, and how your converting business needs to adapt to this changing landscape. Learn how to automate key pre-press actions, including pre-flighting and color management, across multiple presses and substrates. Everything you need to know to turn your operation into an Industry 4.0 powerhouse.

    This two-part master class will be presented by James Quirk, editor, Labels & Labeling, along with leading Industry 4.0 and automation experts. It is organized by the Label Academy, the global training program for the label and package printing industry.

    Master class start time in other time zones: 4pm CEST, 9am CDT


    Master class agenda

    15.05 – 15.35 BSTIndustry 4.0: an introduction

    • What is Industry 4.0?
    • How does Industry 4.0 impact the label and package printing industry?
    • What can we expect going forward?

    Steve Metcalf, chief marketing and IoT officer, Baldwin Technology

    15.35 – 16.05 BST Blockchain and data transparency

    • What is blockchain in the label and package printing industry?
    • Why are brands pushing for full data transparency?
    • How should converters adapt to the blockchain age?

    Federico D'Annunzio, founder and CEO,

    16.05 – 16.10 BSTBreak

    16.10 – 16.40 BSTAutomating pre-press

    • Pre-production automation from pre-flight to imposition
    • Automating color management across multiple substrates
    • Integrating pre-press with press and factory management systems

    Mike Rottenborn, CEO, Hybrid Software Group Plc

    16.40 – 17.10 BSTAutomating quality control

    • Smart inspection on press and rewinder
    • Measuring color in-line
    • Communicating QC data via the Cloud

    Martin Cusack, product manager Color, DFE and iCenter, Esko
    Jérôme Brangé, solution architect, Packaging, X-Rite Pantone