Webinar: Using flexo to meet your most demanding flexible packaging challenges

Sponsored by: Kodak

Focused on:

  • Brands
  • Packaging
  • Technology

Date: 18 November

1039

Time: 3PM London/10AM New York

How the latest technology can help you reduce packaging lead times and maximize visual impact


Brands today are focussed on Packaging. New packs, new products, new formats, new promotions. Frequent changes with a demand for maximum visual impact puts ever increasing pressures on packaging lead times and production costs. As a key player in the packaging process you need to understand the strategies that are available to you to meet these challenges. But where do you go to learn about the print and prepress technologies that can help you?

As a leading supplier of technology solutions globally for packaging printers and prepress service providers, Kodak is well positioned to help. We have invited renowned packaging industry specialist David Luttenberger, CPP, Global Packaging Director for Mintel to kick the webinar off with insights on why brands are focussing on packaging, drawing on valuable data and examples from the food industry.

We’ll then outline the challenges those trends drive in flexible packaging print production, and present solution strategies.

– Are you challenged with shorter lead times?
– Do you have designs that are printed gravure but would be more efficient if you could use flexo?
– Are you worried about the capabilities of flexo?
– Do you worry about the cost of using more and more spot colors?

With a speaker line up that includes a Kodak expert and a prepress service provider with practical implementation experience you will learn first–hand about how to get more out of the flexo print process, just what is possible today, and key questions you should be asking your suppliers.

Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable knowledge you can apply to your own packaging projects. Register now!

Presented by

David Luttenberger CPP,

Global Packaging Director, Mintel Group Ltd.

David Luttenberger is the Global Packaging Director for Mintel Group Ltd., the world leader in consumer data, research, and analysis. David has nearly 25 years of diverse packaging experience ranging from printing and converting to innovation to design to mobile marketing to environmental responsibility.

He is the former Director of the competitive intelligence firm, Packaging Strategies, and the former Vice President/Packaging at Iconoculture. David has presented to hundreds of retail, CPG, converter, and design companies on the intersection of the business of packaging, innovation, and consumer trends. He has keynoted congresses and events in North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. He is currently speaking with brands about the transition in the global packaging marketplace from disruptive packaging innovation to solutions-based innovation.

Grant Blewett,

Packaging Segment Manager, Kodak

Grant Blewett is the Packaging Segment Manager for Kodak, a world leader in technology solutions for the printing industry. Grant holds a print management degree and has over 21 years of professional experience in the graphic arts industry. With a strong background in print production, business development and prepress technology, he has led successful sales and marketing teams for Kodak, and formerly Scitex, across diverse geographic regions.

Since 2008 Grant has been based in Belgium with specific responsibility for the packaging market segment for Kodak in the EAMER region. He has a passion for flexo and been instrumental in introducing the market leading KODAK FLEXCEL NX Plate making solution to the European, Middle East and African markets. Grant is a frequent guest speaker at industry events across Europe and brings with him an in-depth understanding of the needs and pressures of Brand Owners.

Andrew Hewitson,

Joint Managing Director, Reproflex3

Andrew incorporated UK-based Reproflex 3 with business partner Trevor Lowes in 1996. He leads a progressive culture within the business, driving results through process innovation and technological advances, resulting in a well-earned reputation for Reproflex 3 as being at the forefront of Pre Media Packaging Services. Andrew and the team at Reproflex 3 have a wealth of day to day experience with all aspects of pre-media, packaging samples and plate making technology, and specialize in helping both printers and brands stay competitive by offering carefully developed, differentiated services that take advantage of the latest technology developments.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Understand the trends driving packaging growth
  • Learn how these trends impact print production
  • Strategies for getting more out of flexo print production
  • Key questions to ask your print suppliers

Audience

  • Packaging Manager
  • Packaging Director
  • Print Quality Assurance Manager
  • Packaging Development Manager
  • Packaging Innovation Manager
  • Category Buyer
  • Packaging Engineer Innovations
  • Manager Packaging Technology
  • Senior Packaging Engineer
  • Category Marketing Manager
  • R&D Manager Packaging
  • Packaging Sourcing Manager
  • Design and Packaging Director
  • Packaging Development and Marketing
  • Packaging Specialist
  • Technical Packaging Manager