FMN | July 8th, 2019

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ciation’s (EFIA) Technical Innovation awards. “The innovative Esko Print Control Wizard software took more than two years to develop and was designed to have a positive impact on a broad range of repro- graphics processes,” said Robert Bruce, Esko Product Manager. “For our customers, the improved accuracy of the dot gain curve created by the Print ControlWiz- ard ensures that everything on the plate is much more consistent. The Association for PRINT Technologies brought the print community together in late June at the PRINT Innovation Exchange at the Millenium Hotel in Minne- apolis, Minnesota. Launched in December 2018, the program has now expanded into an on-going series of learning sessions as part of the new curricula being developed by APTech for print professionals. For more information on the educational opportu- nities being presented by the Association for PRINT Technologies, visit for the full sched- ule of speakers at the Learning Experience at PRINT 19, October 3-5 in Chicago, Illinois. PRINT Technologies Examines Innovation

The keynote speech at this year’s event was delivered by Robert B. Tucker, President of The Innovation Re- source, a California-based consulting firm devoted ex- clusively to assisting companies seeking to improve top and bottom-line performance through systematic innovation. Print Control Wizard At a press conference held during the event,Danielle Sauve,VP,Marketing for Esko, discussed the company’s Print Control Wizard and the fact that the technology has been shortlisted for the ‘Award for Innovation’ by judges at this year’s Label Industry Global Awards. Designed to improve the flexo implementation pro- cess and print quality via Crystal Screens,Print Control Wizard reportedly offers the sector a simplified, stan- dardized approach to screen and curve creation, out- putting a new Crystal Screening algorithm to address a wide range of potential print issues. Esko developed the Wizard in response to industry calls to simplify the implementation of screens and dot gain curves.The Label Industry Global Award shortlis- ting is the latest nomination for the technology, which has previously won the FlexographicTechnical Associ- ation (FTA) and European Flexographic Industry Asso-

Industry Events

TLMI Annual Meeting October 27-30, 2019 Omni LaCosta Resort & Spa Carlsbad, CA Labelexpo Asia 2019 December 3-6, 2019 Shanghai, China Pack Expo East March 3-5, 2020 Philadelphia, PA TLMI Converter Meeting March 8-10, 2020 Austin, TX drupa 2020 June 23 - July 3, 2020 Dussedorf, Germany

printTHINK Summit Sept. 11-13, 2019 Hyatt Regency O’Hare Rosemont, IL Graph Expo 19 Sept. 22-25, 2019 Orange County Convention Center

Orlando, FL Pack Expo September 23-25, 2019 Las Vegas, Nevada Labelexpo Europe Sept. 24-27, 2019 Brussels Expo Brussels, Belgium Print19 Oct. 3-5, 2019 McCormick Place Chicago, IL All in Print China October 24-28, 2019 Shanghai, China

GRAPH EXPO 20 October 4-7, 2020 Chicago’s McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois Pack Expo International November 8-11, 2020 Chicago, IL

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