FMN | February 4th, 2019

Packaging Printing Market Forecast To Cross $192B The Packaging Printing Market is expected to ex- ceed more than $192 billion by 2026 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 4 percent in the given fore- cast period, according to a new report from market research engine. Bobst Launches Augmented Reality Assistance Service Bobst has launched ‘Helpline Plus AR’, a remote as- sistance service in the packaging industry to incorpo- rate a smart headset with augmented reality (AR) glasses. Customers requiring technical assistance can wear the smart headset and connect with experts who can simultaneously see what the user sees and offer advice and support in real time. “This is a huge step forward in terms of embracing the latest technology to maximize customer experi- ence,” said Julien Laran, Head of Business Unit Services. “We believe this will bring significant benefits for our customers, particularly time and cost savings due to the rapid problem-solving this innovation enables.” Helpline Plus AR is Wi-Fi connected and it establish- es a secure connection with the customer’s machine

via the internet. Customers get a Bobst representative on-demand, and with the help of the two-way video and audio live stream, an immediate solution to the issue can be provided. FLAG Expands Programs For Independent Converters FLAG (Flexo Label Advantage Group LLC) has start- ed the year with two new programs that are being of- fered exclusively to its 90+ member organization. FLAG has launched a series of 2019 virtual “Lunch and Learn” sessions to provide its members with tips to help grow their businesses, improve produc- tivity and impact their bottom line. The program began with a presentation on Lean by Brian Van de Water, CEO, SPL Consulting, LLC on January 17. Van de Water covered Lean principles, how they can be integrated to a converter’s strategic plan, how to help employees embrace its concepts and how to sustain results. Steven Miller, CPA from Label Traxx, will present on February 21 on the topic of Costing Rates and the Im- pact on Estimates and Job Costing .The third program of the quarter will be offered in March and cover the results of a digital printing trends survey by Xeikon.

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