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  • 13 Apr 2017

Flint Group to host AWA shrink label seminar

Flint Group to host AWA shrink label seminar

Flint Group Narrow Web will host an Alexander Watson Associates (AWA) sponsored seminar at their Center for Technical Excellence in Rogers, Minnesota, in May.

The workshop, titled ‘Introduction to Heat Shrink Sleeve Label Technologies’ will be an interactive guide to the technologies and processes involved with shrink sleeve labels. Workshop activities are presented by Flint Group Narrow Web and key industry suppliers. This technical seminar will be presented with simultaneous Spanish translation to accommodate both English and Spanish speaking attendees.

The two-day program is set for May 23 and 24. Workshops will include presentations and hands-on activities hosted by Flint Group and Accraply.

During day one of the seminar, attendees will be introduced to ink theories, pre-press technologies designed for shrink printing, and a live press demonstration. During day two of the seminar, Accraply will provide equipment demonstrations from slitting, to seaming, to application of sleeves, and shrinking in steam tunnels. Attendees will see the shrink processes first-hand.

President and CEO of Alexander Watson & Associates, Corey Reardon said, ‘AWA events typically rotate locations year to year; however, the popularity of this seminar and the superb partnership with Flint Group Narrow Web and Accraply has worked so well, that we return to Minnesota for a fifth consecutive annual event. With the significant support and participation of leading international companies in this growing technology arena, we have been able to create a very special opportunity for anyone who needs to gain a sound education in heat shrink sleeves.’

Kelly Kolliopoulos, global marketing director for Flint Group Narrow Web said, ‘Flint Group is excited to increase customer awareness of the shrink sleeve application by hosting this seminar. Attendees will see first-hand the flexographic printing of shrink sleeve labels using LED cure technology. We consider LED cure to be a step-change innovation enabling accelerated growth of shrink sleeves. We are happy to welcome customers to this seminar on the future of narrow web printing.’

Participants will take away a printed manual featuring all presentations and other useful reference materials. This seminar is supported by leading industry partners – Accraply, Creative Edge Software, Klockner Pentaplast, CSW Inc., and Flint Group Narrow Web. With special thanks to Phenix Label for bringing shrink sleeve printing to life in support of this special workshop event.

Further information on this seminar can be found here.


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