McDowell Label mourns the passing of Jay Luft.

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Jay Luft, managing director of technology and strategic partnerships for McDowell Label & Screen Printing and a 40-year veteran of the label and packaging Industry, passed away July 1. Jay started his career as a press operator at Mid America Tag & Label in Wisconsin. Jay's career evolved from an accomplished press operator, technical supervisor, production manager, plant manager, VP of manufacturing, VP of operations, director of technical sales and innovation, to managing director of technology and strategic partnerships.

Along the way, he authored three industry patents and co-authored the initial "FIRST" (Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances) book, which still serves as the...

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