Label Academy Master Class: Conventional Label Printing Processes

Friday 2 October 2015
Price: €530 (including VAT)

Learn about letterpress, lithography, flexography, screen, gravure and combination printing from the experts. See live demonstrations on working machinery and gain a clear understanding of the different processes. This includes their unique characteristics, the most relevant applications and how they are changing.

This four-hour master class will be presented by printing industry training expert John Morton of 4impression. It is organized by the Label Academy, the global training and certification program for the label and package printing industry.

The price includes the master class as well as a copy of the text book (€75 if bought separately) and an opportunity to take an online exam afterwards to earn a Label Academy certificate (€200 if bought separately).

For everyone's benefit, seating is strictly limited. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

09:00Introduction to the Label Academy

  • Global training and certification overview
  • Standardizing global training: aims and objectives
  • Modules, exams and textbooks available

09:15Label press configurations and ancillary equipment

  • The types of printing equipment used for label production
  • Examining the main configurations 
  • Identifying the key benefits

09:40Understanding the major conventional printing processes and live press demonstration

  • Overview of printing processes: lithography, flexography, letterpress, screen and gravure
  • Exploring the advantages and disadvantages of each
  • Mechanics of plate imaging and mounting
11:00Break with tea and coffee

11:15The flexo process uncovered

  • A comprehensive insight into the flexo process
  • Looking at the key elements of the print unit
  • Analyzing inks and drying systems

11:45The modern combination printing press

  • Understanding how to combine printing and embellishment processes
  • Identifying the principles and workings of the printing press
  • Utilizing the existing printing processes within a multi-platform press

12:15Interactive exercises and summary

  • View samples close-up and identify printing processes first hand
  • Exploring color sequencing
  • Assessing embellishment and decoration techniques
13:00End of master class


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