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Events

Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality for Commercial, Label and Packaging Printers
Bring your commercial print, labeling and packaging to life with 3D, Video, text and audio.
MERIDIAN AR's Active Print™ technology enables printers to create commercial print, labeling and packaging that becomes interactive using a smartphone. AaaP technology enables you to create small branded software app that when installed on a mobile phone tell an interactive story more than the printed material can depict. The technology simultaneously recognizes images, text and information on any printed material and then ties in web, video, audio and 3D imagery that can respond to each person's questions. August 24th | 10:00am PST | Free to members (non-members $15)

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Webinars

21st Century Flexo For Your Company's Future
Brand owners are demanding higher quality printing at faster speeds, and with several new technological developments, flexo is rising to the challenge. With advancements in automation, color control and beyond, flexo has established itself as a highly viable printing process for the 21st century. This webinar will feature insight from a leading expert in flexography and a package printer that has realized positive results by implementing the latest in flexography.
August 15th | 11:00am PST | Free

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Informed Delivery: Connecting Mail to a Digital Experience
Every household has their own unique "mail moment", the walk to the mailbox and opening it to see what is inside. It's been this way for generations. As consumers rely on more digital communications, the Postal Service is evolving the mail experience with Informed Delivery. Now consumers can get an email each morning, before their carrier has even left on their route, that has images of the mail pieces that will be delivered that day. The connection of the physical mail piece to digital experience presents new capabilities and expanded opportunities for printers and service providers.
August 16th | 11:00am PST | Free

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Videos



Articles

Digital Print for Packaging
The pace is steady and picking up with lots of room for growth.

Microsoft Says 'Mixed Reality' Is the Future, Not VR and AR
It's not VR or AR. Microsoft wants immersive headsets to be as common as a keyboard and mouse and the company is betting on a new concept, Mixed Reality (MR), to get there

Idealliance's XCMYK Specification Improves Expanded Gamut Printing
For many people, color management is like the weather. Everyone talks about it, but no one ever does anything about it. But new machines with new ink sets are turning what was always a tricky issue into an even trickier one.

12 new technologies at interpack for packaging designers
Enhanced flexible packaging, new decorating ideas, digital printing improvements and more await visitors to the largest packaging trade show in the world: interpack.

Is there a market for recycled-content in flexible packaging?
It was a "Eureka!" moment for me when three separate thoughts formed into one new idea about flexible packaging and a possible path in its sustainable future.

SOI Report: Labels, Featuring TLMI's and Coast Label Company's Craig Moreland
Growth in the label segment continues to provide terrific opportunities for distributors to differentiate themselves by solving problems and devising unique products for their customers.

FPA Annual Meeting Shines Spotlight on Flexible Packaging's Future
The Flexible Packaging Association's (FPA) Annual Meeting, held last week in Boca Raton, Fla., demonstrated that as flexible packaging continues its rapid growth, brands and converters are working together to develop innovative flexible packaging solutions with increased functionality, sustainability and graphics.

Opportunities Unfolding: New Technology Hits the Folding-Carton Arena
Innovation within the folding-carton market is helping to deliver opportunity for print providers.


Featured Member Discount Partner

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Flexo Label Advantage Group, LLC (FLAG) is a membership buying group concept for the narrow web marketplace and Independent Label Converters. They deliver bottom-line savings to their Members on roll label substrates, inks, tooling, pre-press, digital, shipping, catastrophic recovery, and more. Find out more>>


Continuing Education

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Questions?

contact: Dave McCormac

email: dave@piasc.org

phone: 323.728.9500, Ext. 299


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