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  • 24 Sep 2017

Labelexpo Europe 2017 features extensive educational content in partnership with Label Academy

Label Academy founder Mike Fairley will lead the two master classes

Labelexpo Europe 2017 features two educational master classes and a workshop in conjunction with the Label Academy, focusing on: MIS and workflow automation; shrink sleeve technology; and inks, coatings and varnishes.

The three training programs are aimed at print professionals and brand owners looking to enhance and further their technical printing knowledge.

Led by Mike Fairley, Label Academy founder, 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 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 Mike Fairley, there will be presentations from Accraply, Esko, Flint Group and Klöckner Pentaplast.

Places are limited for both master classes which cost 636 EUR (including VAT) (742 USD) and each will run for are five hours. The price includes the master class as well as a copy of the associated Label Academy text book, and an opportunity to take an online exam afterwards to earn a Label Academy certificate.

Also scheduled for September 27, the Inks, Coatings and Varnishes workshop will show how inks, top and barrier coatings, primers and varnishes are being adapted and applied to modern narrow web converting operations using technologies such as flexo and offset. Workshop delegates will get an insight into how ink components interact with drying and curing technologies. Current legislation, including ink migration, will also be addressed, along with how to establish adhesion testing and quality assurance procedures.

The four-hour workshop costs 535 EUR (including VAT) (624 USD) and will be presented by experts from the field of ink and coating technology, with contributors from Flint Group, GSE Dispensing, Pulse Roll Label Products, RK PrintCoat Instruments, Siegwerk and Sun Chemical.

Jade Grace, Labelexpo Europe project director, said: ‘The Label Academy classes are a very effective way of unlocking and topping up industry knowledge. This year’s topics are very relevant to current industry trends and attendees will benefit from extending their technical and practical knowledge and build their confidence in understanding how the label and package printing sector works.’

Visitors can register for these educational sessions online at

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