Label Industry Gets Smart

GLOUCESTER, MA | The Tag & Label Mfrs. Inst. played host to more than 300 attendees at the organization's Technical Conference, an association event held biannually in Chicago. Over the course of September 8--10, more than 60 presenters led technical discussions and gave presentations addressing the narrow web converting industry’s current trends, challenges and opportunities at the conference’s themed Get Smart format.

The conference, held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, featured technical presentations and discussions involving expert panels comprised of industry converters, suppliers and end-users. TLMI’s goal with this particular format was to ensure presenters were addressing those issues relevant to converters’ day-to-day operational issues and growth strategies. Presentation topics included new prepress developments, TLMI’s L.I.F.E. certification program, substrates, digital printing, G7 color calibration, and printed electronics. Throughout the two-day conference presenting converters also offered a direct glimpse into their own operations, sharing anecdotes about production strategies and new technology implementations their companies have profited from.

Chairman of the TLMI Board of Directors, Frank Gerace, commented, “As narrow web converters our need to become more productive, more resourceful and more innovative top our strategic objectives and short-term goals. As managers and entrepreneurs in a constantly shifting marketplace, we need to Get Smart, and the TLMI Technical Conference continues to offer the industry a unique forum where industry members come together to share, to learn, and to grow. Given the economic climate of the past 18 months, this year might be one of the most important and timely events the association has ever sponsored.”

All presentations are now available online in the Members Only section of but an additional PFFC review of the conference will appear here soon.

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