* During the first edition of "Labels Connected," an event held February 28 at press manufacturer MPS headquarters in Arnhem, the Netherlands, invitees learned more about the benefits of systems connectivity in the label industry and how to implement this in their businesses.
Labels Connected, organized by MPS, Esko and CERM as well as supporting partners AVT and Domino, attracted more than 60 professionals from the European label printing industry. This number was much more than anticipated, says Fredric Vanvinckenroye, field marketing manager EMEA at Esko. "The event revealed that truly understanding connectivity and embracing a new mindset is clearly a need in the industry. MPS and its partners are leading the way in innovation--together addressing label printing requirements and challenges with connectivity integration," Vanvinckenroye says.
Labels Connected started with the partners presenting a framework of drivers behind the need to connect people, processes and systems, as well as reviewing trends and innovations in the label industry. Peter Overbeek, CEO of the Dutch printing company Eshuis, concluded the plenary session with a story sharing Eshuis' experiences with the implementation of connectivity to the printshop.
The program continued with three interactive workshops, during which the attendees could witness live demonstrations of system and workflow connectivity: integrating MIS...