Package printing workshops will make their debut at this year’s Labelexpo Americas, the daily workshops will showcase the opportunities digital pre-press and printing can bring to folding carton production, plastic bucket decoration and high quality tubes.
Roger Pellow, managing director, Labelexpo says “We are delighted to announce the addition of the package print workshops, and would like to thank Xeikon, Esko and RotoMetrics in their support and expertise in bringing this new feature to the show floor. These workshops will provide a valuable chance to see technical demonstrations that will help printers diversify into short to medium run package printing. Focused on opportunities beyond the label, the workshops deliver an insightful and platform for converters, printers, designers and brand owners to see some of the latest technology and process in action.”
The heat transfer tube decoration workshop will use a beauty product design. The product design incorporates a carbon box, samples plastic tube and the required promotional material communication the product range’s expansion. During the workshop Xeikon will digitally print, roll-to-roll on a wax coated heat transfer material, and finish on-roll for subsequent transfer on to seamless plastic tubes.
The carton application encompasses a carton wrapper to go around two jars of a food product, with the carton wrapper printed digitally on the Xeikon 3000 Series press, converted in line with a Xeikon DCoat including RotoMetric’s carton cutting dies and roll-fed through to the finished cartons.
The plastic bucket Workshop sessions will elaborate on the potential types of decoration for buckets/pails. This can involve heat transfer printing or in-mold decoration. During the workshop in-mold labels will be digitally printed by Xeikon from roll-to-roll and finished ready for in-mold labeling of the buckets.
Proceeding each of the three sessions, Esko will guide workshop attendees through the pre-press stages and use 3D visualising to show how the products have been created to final format before any printing has been agreed, including rotating through 360 degrees, visualising the finished product on store shelves, and placing jars/bottles inside cartons.
Sample folders of all the workshop printed products will be available following each demonstration, and time will be allowed for question and answers before each session is concluded.