All Printing Resources (APR) has announced that the company has partnered with Omet to provide hands-on, comprehensive education and training at Omet's North American headquarters in Elk Grove Village, IL, USA. The event will allow attendees to visit the only demo facility for Omet narrow web presses in North America.
The two companies' first joint seminar, Flexo Fundamentals, will be held at APR headquarters on March 24-25, 2020, and will feature a visit to the Omet facility, where a 7-color flexo job will run on the Omet XJet Powered by Durst. The hybrid press system combines an Omet XFlex X6 430 and Durst Tau RSC.
Catherine Haynes, director of digital solutions and training at APR, comments, "We are thrilled to be working in partnership with Omet so that attendees at future APR educational events can explore the flexo workflow, from prepress output to platemaking and into the pressroom. Our Flexo Fundamentals Seminar in March will feature a 7-coior fingerprint press run. The need for quality educational and hands-on training far outweighs the few available offerings to flexo converters in the US. Partnering with Omet gives APR the opportunity to take our workshops and seminars to the next level and to ensure attendees have access to hands-on print and troubleshooting opportunities."
In pooling together the companies' collective resources, APR brings a hands-on asset to its established series of annual workshops and educational events. APR's Technical Innovation Center has a variety of platemaking products, including solvent, water and thermal, in addition to the newest Esko CDI Crystal and XPS UV LED exposure units.
APR has hosted numerous events in recent years, with topics ranging from ink and color management to screening and flexible packaging. APR is committed to providing a wealth of information on how to improve converters' labels and packaging.
Most recently, APR held a one-day regional workshop on Flexo Troubleshooting. The workshop outlined best flexo practices and solutions to improve pressroom efficiencies, and it was the first in a series of regional flexo troubleshooting workshops. Additional versions of the workshop will be held in Greenville, SC (March 17). Vancouver, WA (April 7), and San Leandro, CA (April 9). Workshops will also be held in Fayetteville, AR and Houston, TX in the fall, with locations to be announced at a later date.
"Our focus for these regional workshops...