Applying “Real Life” Industrial Print Lessons Course

Embassy Suites Chicago – Lombard/Oak Brook

Lombard (Chicago Area), Illinois

June 21, 2018

Media Partners

Course Focus

There is no better way to learn than from “real life” lessons! Led by Mark Abramson, Founder & CEO of Printform Corporation, this course will provide critical insights which you can apply to your own products, workflows, and industrial print applications. Based on detailed analysis of 30 different digital industrial print applications; the challenges, solutions, economics, and the ultimate success or failure of each scenario will result in practical and implementable lessons to be used in your industrial print applications. As an expert in industrial print software and workflow, Mark will provide a barn-burning set of insights into bottlenecks and how to break through them, as well as methods to determine if your own application is or can be a success (as determined by you). You can expect a rapid-fire set of current industrial-scale print environment analyses across a range of different markets from packaging to consumer goods to textiles & more - structured to focus on lessons learned and to provide key insights you can use to critically evaluate your own digital print operations. The comprehensive analysis methodology provides great content and insights for production management, commercial printers, manufacturing engineers, business owners, entrepreneurs, printer operators, vendor representatives, and other industrial print participants.

 Applying “Real Life” Industrial Print Lessons Course Outline

Thursday, June 21, 2018

8:00 a.m.                      Registration

8:30 a.m.                      Course Session Begins

Course Approach: Analysis of 30 diverse industrial print environments/scenarios (successful & unsuccessful) with takeaways designed to illustrate and demonstrate the overall industrial print process which will enable you to define and refine your business/application scenario to optimize operations and maximize your potential for success!

The target: master the basics

            - Order, design capture, & image prep

            - Workable production management

            - Print, finish, & ship successfully

            - No or minimal errors

            - Web-to-print & basic automation software

 

The devil is in the details: examples of key essential elements

            - Work holding & positioning

                        > Vacuum systems

                        > Jigs

                        > Fixtures

                        > “Virtual” jigs using images on paper + flexible pin-based jigs

            - Make ready: loading & unloading materials

            - Working with your RIP

            - Imposition

            - & others

 

Developing next generation platform

 

Your engine for success

            - Flexible platform & workflow foundation

            - Software – but also people & machines

            - “Plays well with others”

            - Improve over time

            - Compete with your best ideas

 

12:00 Noon               Networking luncheon

1:00 pm                      Course reconvenes

But how? – Managing costs to increase profits

            - JTBD: Jobs to be done

            - Workflow analysis

            - Automate everything – within reason

            - Lay the foundation

            - Reduce staffing needs

 

Expanding opportunities

            - New marketplaces

            - New distribution channels

            - New partners

            - New business models

 

Lessons learned – often the hard way!

            - Prove business case before spending money

            - Understand & invest in your workflow – it pays!

            - Never stop looking for bottlenecks

            - Know what & where every item is

            - Compatibility with all manufacturing functions/processes

            - Don’t make it until you sell it – don’t even think of inventory

            - Waste is expensive & sad

            - Marketing, sales, & channels are important

            - The team is everything

            - & more!

5:00 p.m.                      Course Adjournment

5:00 p.m.                      Networking Reception

 

Applying “Real Life” Industrial Print Lessons Course Leader

Mark Abramson, Founder/CEO, Printform Corporation, Sausalito, California

Mark Abramson is Founder & CEO of Printform Corporation. He has particular technical expertise in software for digital workflow, industrial printing and complex global supply chains for high-growth companies. He's also a dad, races bicycles and collects antique woodworking machines.

Mark will describe 30 different digital industrial print applications in the field with critical insights you can apply to your own products and workflows. For each scenario, he will detail the challenges, successes and profitability -- and if the venture ultimately failed. 

You can expect a rapid-fire set of current industrial-scale print environments across a range of different markets from packaging to consumer goods to textiles. As an expert in industrial print software and workflow, he will provide a barn-burning set of insights into bottlenecks and how to break through them, as well as methods to determine if your own application is a success (as determined by you). Despite the furious pace of the presentation, it will be structured to focus on lessons learned and key insights you can use to scale your own digital print operations. Fortunately, the immediately-following networking reception will offer a chance to unwind and discuss with your industry peers.

Complimentary Display Space

Product demonstrations/displays by Industrial Print Academy attendees are encouraged.  IMI will cooperate with all interested parties to provide appropriate space so products can be displayed and demonstrated during the Industrial Print Academy breaks & receptions.  There is no charge in addition to the course registration fee to have a display table.  Interested companies should contact IMI President Al Keene al@imiconf.com to ensure that proper arrangements are made for product displays and demonstrations.

 

You can also reserve your display space by registering online and checking off the appropriate box indicating your participation.

 

IT Strategies Market Report

All participants will receive a free copy of the latest "The Numbers" Market Report by IT Strategies. Generated from their worldwide digital printing industry model, it provides an ongoing source of market information based on a consistent methodology and reporting structure.

 

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IMI Applying “Real Life” Industrial Print Lessons Course

June 21, 2018

Embassy Suites Chicago – Lombard/Oak Brook

Lombard (Chicago Area), Illinois USA

 

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