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Webinar | Disruptive Innovation in Digital Corrugated Packaging
Digital Print for Packaging US
October 12-14, 2020
Virtual Agenda Now Available!
"Very strong coverage of digital printing technology and materials for packaging applications. Terrific networking and learning opportunities.” ConAgra Foods
We are excited to announce that we have made the decision to transform Digital Print for Packaging 2020 into a fully online event! We believe this is the best option to provide our attendees, speakers, and sponsors with the certainty they need to plan their participation and maximize the value from the event in a safe and reliable way.
Rather than trying to replicate an online version of the live event, we will be making some changes to enhance the experience and leverage online tools to maximize the value you can receive from the event and make the most of your participation.
During the online event, you will have the opportunity to:
Hear from key industry players and industry thought leaders as they share their expertise, latest findings and case studies.
Network and connect with fellow delegates, speakers and sponsors via our customized online event platform
Have your questions answered during dedicated Q&A sessions
Access proceedings after the event so you don't miss a thing!
Why is digital print for packaging a hot topic?
Ensure you stay at the forefront of digital print innovations! A new paradigm is taking hold as brand owners across the globe invest significant resource and money into their digital print strategies. Digital Print for Packaging US features top experts in the digital print and packaging industry, sharing how brand owners, converters, printing equipment suppliers, and packaging designers can capitalize on what is really happening in the digital print for packaging sector. Join brand owners, converters, and technical providers at this industry-leading conference.
This year’s conference will be heavily focused on the market need for digital print from the brands perspective. While it is important for converters and equipment suppliers to provide valuable information on the progress of digital print and the advancements taking place within the industry – vendors are still having trouble solving the issue of broad acceptance. In order to achieve this, it is invaluable to include multiple end-use perspectives on where the retail landscape is heading, what packaging regulations now require, and what consumers say they want.
Do you fully understand what digital print can do for you?
Smithers' Digital Print for Packaging event provides all the solutions, with case studies and insight from the world's leading experts!
Hear about limitations, challenges and successes of brands at differing stages along the digital printing journey
Learn about the needs of various applications within digital and the solutions available to address those needs
See how digital print can improve your products’ speed to market, internal workflow processes and the company’s ability to test new ideas
Discuss how to overcome colleagues’ concerns, utilize digital print for maximum ROI and engage with your customers more promptly and efficiently
Get creative and think outside of the box
Vice President, Portfolio Product Management at efi
WW Director - Market Development - Packaging/Labels - Enterprise Inkjet Division at Kodak, USA
Rick brings over 20+ years of experience in offset, flexo and digital printing production, along with functional background in sales enablement, outbound marketing execution, product development and demand generation for Kodak solutions that help commercial, publications and packaging printers participate more profitably with their customers.
Today, Rick leads Kodak’s efforts worldwide to employ inkjet digital printing to introduce innovative solutions that enable packaging designers and converters to deliver on a wide range of brand strategies including consumer engagement, package functionality, sustainability, and improved time to market, that only digital print can deliver. This is accomplished by leveraging Kodak’s leading research and development competencies in digital imaging, material science and deposition technologies that are the building blocks for delivering the most productive inkjet printing solutions in the market today.
Rick has held previous leadership positions with Kodak Polychrome Graphics and International Paper and has been active within industry organizations, such as Printing Industries of America, National Printing Equipment and Supplies (NPES), Book Manufacturers Institute (BMI) and Primir.
Rick holds a BA in Economics from Rutgers University and MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University and resides with his wife Susan and four children in Ridgefield, CT.
Sales & Technology Manager, North America at Siegwerk
Tom Molamphy is the Sales & Technology Manager for Industrial Inkjet Inks at Siegwerk. He holds bachelors and masters degrees in manufacturing engineering and has over 30 years of experience in engineering, management, sales and business development in the electronic materials and UV curable materials and equipment markets - including pioneering work in the early stage adoption of UV-LED curing in several markets, most notably inkjet printing.
Business Development Manager - Digital at Avery Dennison, Label and Graphic Materials
In 1935, Stan Avery invented the world’s first self-adhesive label - creating a new technology and a new industry. Today, Avery Dennison is a $6.6 billion global supplier of labeling and packaging materials.
Paul has enjoyed 22 years with Avery Dennison where he has held increasingly responsible roles in research and development, custom product solutions, and most recently, business development. He has a background in digital print technologies that include HP Indigo, dry toner technologies and his current focus of water based inkjet platforms. He works closely with digital printer OEMs and label converters to uncover product gaps, and with the Avery Dennison digital team to fill them. Paul likes to spend his free time relaxing with photography, kayaking and fishing.
Business Development Director at Global Inkjet Systems
Debbie Thorp has worked in digital printing for over 25 years and is Business Development Director at Global Inkjet Systems (GIS). Earlier in her career, Debbie worked at specialist digital printing consultancy companies such as IT Strategies, and was Head of Group Marketing at inkjet printhead manufacturer Xaar. Before joining GIS, she was VP EMEA Operations at iTi – an inkjet integrator.
Corrugated Business Development Manager for Digital Print at Domino Amjet, Inc
Matthew Condon has an extensive 30-year background focusing on electronic and digital printing throughout his career. His past included positions at Scitex America and Fujifilm Graphic Systems, where his expertise in software applications, digital printing, and traditional print was used to help numerous customers maximize print quality and efficiencies.
Matthew is currently employed at Domino Amjet, Inc as a Corrugated Business Development Manager for Digital Print, bringing forward the Domino X630i to the corrugated market. Matthew has been instrumental with successful U.S. launches of the Domino N610i Digital Color Press and the Domino K600i digital printing system. Matthew is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelors of Science in Imaging and Photo Technology.
Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, contributes to value creation with innovative and sustainable solutions for customers from many industries. Our portfolio is designed to meet very specific needs with as much precision as possible. At the same time, our research and development is focused on addressing the key trends of our time.
The Pigments Business Unit is a leading global provider of organic pigments, pigment preparations and dyes that are used for coatings, plastics, printing, non-impact printing (NIP) and other special applications. The portfolio of this business includes high-performance pigments to meet the demands of the automotive, architectural and plastic industries as well as colorants used in traditional printing, inkjet and laser printers.
The Pigments Business Unit continues to bring new and innovative materials to the market, with a strong emphasis on environmental aspects and sustainability.
The Business Segment Non-Impact Printing, which is part of the Business Unit Pigments offers high-performance pigments, pigment preparations, dyes and charge control agents for electrophotographic toners, and inkjet inks, the technologies most used in modern non-impact printing.
Clariant’s Non-Impact Printing products are developed according to today`s and future market needs, enabling our customers to manufacture state-of-the-art inkjet inks and electrophotographic toners, and to ultimately deliver the constant innovation expected by end-users and consumers. Moreover, our technical service and our research and development are focused on addressing the key trends of our time.
These include future technologies and application trends as well as sustainable use of resources in conjunction with high safety standards
Domino provides digital printing solutions. There are four key pillars of our company that make “the Domino difference.”
Choice. Domino offers choice. Monochrome or color? Single print bar, dual print bar, or digital press? If digital press…roll-to-roll, roll-to-inline, roll-to-nearline, or hybrid? And if hybrid, we offer choice of OEM partners.
Making money. Our customers make money with Domino digital printing solutions because of the speed, consistency & repeatability, quality, and additional capacity to meet the demands the market requires. Designed and engineered with iTech features for automated printhead cleaning, stitching, and recirculating ink in the printheads, Domino is all about uptime. It means a lower total cost of ownership and quick turnaround of print jobs for your customers, while allowing you to grow your business and acquire new customers.
Support. Any company is only as good as the support it provides. Domino excels with customers because of the business partnerships we create. With our Digital Solutions Program G7 certified professionals, our national service organization, our project management team, and dedicated installation team, Domino helps you succeed. So, we not only provide superior service, but world-class support.
Trust. With a large and rapidly growing install base, Domino has earned the reputation of ‘trust’ amongst our customers and the industry. With over 40 years of inkjet technology experience, Domino is a major player. We are financially strong and stable. We stand behind what we say we are going to do. Our goal is a long-term, win-win business partnership.
Domino is a leading manufacturer and distributor of digital printing and product identification solutions. Celebrating its 41st year in business, Domino is a global organization with world headquarters in the UK, and North American headquarters in Gurnee, IL. Domino has 25 subsidiaries, representation in over 120 countries, and over 2,500 employees worldwide. And as of June 2015, Domino is a Brother Group company. For more information on Domino, please visit dominodigitalprinting.com.
EFI™ is a global technology company, based in Silicon Valley, and is leading the worldwide transformation from analogue to digital imaging. We are passionate about fuelling customer success with products that increase competitiveness and boost productivity. To do that, we develop breakthrough technologies for the manufacturing of signage, packaging, textiles, ceramic tiles, and personalised documents, with a wide range of printers, inks, digital front ends, and a comprehensive business and production workflow suite that transforms and streamlines the entire production process. (www.efi.com)
We provide corrugated packaging industry an ecosystem of solutions that include the most advanced single-pass inkjet printer for corrugated as well as EFI Corrugated Packaging Suite, the industry’s only end-to-end corrugated workflow solution that integrates manufacturing, business and production processes.
E+L systems mean rationalization, automation and quality assurance of corrugated board. Throughout the production process, the webs are guided and aligned to a reference position for the corrugator wet- and dry-end.
The E+L product line spans from automatic web guiding, web tension control, web cleaning, web viewing, to the controlled setting of all important corrugator production parameters.
Kao Collins, formerly Collins Inkjet, is a technical leader in providing standard and custom formulations of water-based, solvent-based, oil-based, and energy-curable inks to fulfill customers’ needs. Kao Collins manufactures and sells millions of liters of inks worldwide and has partnerships with most major printhead manufacturers.