PacPrint 2017 Industry Workshops

See below to find out who's presenting at PacPrint 2017. Workshops will be held everyday from 10:30am, Click a day to find out more.
Tuesday 23rd, Wednesday 24th, Thursday 25th & Friday 26th. Fill in the form below to book your spot.








Tuesday 23 May 2017

Time


10:30am - 11:00am

Session


Smart Sensing Technology

The NSSN brings together smart sensing expertise in academia, industry and government to develop a strong, collaborative and innovative network that will deliver economic and social benefits for New South Wales. The Internet of Things, Bio-engineering, Smart Cities, 3D Printing, Big Data, Driverless Cars, Theranostics, Quantum Computing. These are not just futuristic clichés, but real innovations. Sensors are the interface, the actual bit, that connects these advanced information technologies and allow us to understand the physical world. The NSSN aims to get this out of the university and into the hands of industrial users, like the printing industry, where the technology can be best put to use..

The speed and resolution of sensors in increasing, while the cost is going down. The NSSN is developing advanced photonics for air sensing of gas and particles, with special implication for coal and coal gas regions. The network is repurposing handheld biomedical monitors to analyse for a range of medical conditions affecting NSW’s population. Physicists in Sydney are manufacturing polymer fibres that act as light guides with similar sensing properties to optical glass fibre technology, with the advantage of being bio-compatible. Chemists are significantly improving spectroscopy techniques for sensing pollutants in contaminated water. Engineers are working on sound and image sensors and data analytics for monitoring important species like koalas. The fundamental science and engineering can all be adapted for uses in other applications, particularly in manufacturing and processing industries where speed and accuracy matter.

Presenter


Dr Donald McCallum – University of New South Wales

Don has a wealth of experience in industrial high tech applications, having developed wear and corrosion resistant ceramics and super hard metals for mining applications. His research work into 3D printing commenced in 1999. He worked on advanced inkjet processes at the leading edge of printing technology, printings cells and the cell matrix and producing 3D tactile maps and Braille. He has supported technology for medical humanitarian operations throughout Africa and the Middle-East. He is now Development Manager of the NSW Smart Sensing Network, dedicated to improving industrial outcomes using better sensor technology.

Time


11:30am - 12:00pm

Session


Marketing Strategies for Small and Medium businesses

What is your social media strategy? How effective is your website? If these are questions that you have considered about your digital marketing; you are not alone. Small to medium businesses often find the impact of digital marketing in business challenging because they are unclear how to utilise it effectively. During this interactive workshops we will review and examine the tactics of website and social media marketing in your business. Understanding digital marketing principles will enable you to implement marketing activities that have real purpose and substance. This is suitable for anyone in business who has input into digital marketing of their business.

Presenter


Sandra O’Neil

Sandra provides specialist marketing training sharing 25 years’ experience in business and marketing incorporating media, advertising, business development, sales, management, consulting and training. Having worked within SME’s and corporate organisations around Australia, UK, America and New Zealand, her knowledge is broad relating to the diverse challenges that small businesses encounter across a variety of industries.

Time


1:30pm – 2.00pm

Session


Print in a Digital First World

Exploring the efficacy, usefulness and power of print media within a world of many options, Victoria will discuss the latest consumer research and strengths of print media in a multi-channel world.

Presenter


Victoria Fratin – TSA Ltd

Victoria Fratin is an advocate for the effectiveness and sustainability of print media as a relevant communication channel to market. Victoria is the Marketing and Communications Executive for TSA Limited and holds a strong background in sustainability, marketing and communications.

Time


2:30pm – 3.00pm

Session


Taking Printing to the Next Dimension: 3D Printing for the Jeweller, Plumber, Musician, Surfer and Clinician.

This session will outline the key concepts and methods involved in a variety of 3D printing techniques as well as typical materials involved in each process. In doing so, we identify industries in which tailored 3D printing solutions may create a tremendous impact. To address this growing interest, we discuss materials and printer development, and their potential effect for a variety of users, from surfboard fins to musical instruments and cartilage regeneration, demonstrating that applications for this technology are growing rapidly.

Presenter


Adam Taylor – Additive Fabrication Engineer, ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science University of Wollongong

Adam focuses on designing components and prototypes using 3D printing as well as preforming research and development into new additive manufacturing processes. He provides design expertise across industry and academia, with an emphasis on pushing the boundaries of 3D printing into everyday life and enabling its capabilities in clinical environments.

Wednesday 24 May 2017

Time


10:30am – 11.00am

Session


University of Newcastle – Solar Panel Project

Printed organic electronics offers the opportunity to manufacture at high speeds across large areas using roll–to– roll (R2R) processing techniques, thus creating the tantalising vision of fabricating electronic circuits and devices at extremely low cost. This talk will outline the work underway at the Centre for Organic Electronics at Newcastle who are developing technology aimed at addressing truly global issues. In particular, this talk will highlight recent progress in the development of printed photovoltaic coatings that can be integrated into buildings, structures and devices at extremely low cost. These recent developments offer new opportunities for the printing industry to create new products and technology using standard printing machines.

Presenter


Professor Paul Dastoor - University of Newcastle

Professor Dastoor is Professor of Physics at the University of Newcastle. He received his B.A. degree in Natural Sciences and his PhD in Surface Physics from the University of Cambridge. He has been Visiting Research Fellow at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, UK, at the Daresbury Laboratory, Cheshire, UK and at Nanyang Technological University. He is Director of the Centre for Organic Electronics, which he established in 2007. His research interests encompass the growth and properties of thin films, surface coatings and organic electronic devices based on semi-conducting polymers. These exciting materials offer the tantalising prospect of paints that generate electricity directly from sunlight and sensors that can be printed as flexible arrays.

Time


12:00pm – 12:30pm

Session


National Employment Standards

The National Employment Standards (NES) provide minimum conditions for employees in the national workplace relations system and are at the core of an employment relationship. This workshop will give you tips and advice on how to meet your requirements under the NES, and ways to save you from potential headaches and sleepless nights.

Presenter


Grace Kim - Printing Industries Association

Time


2:00pm – 2:30pm

Session


Termination of Employment

Terminating an employee is never going to be easy or pleasant. Additionally, you can follow appropriate processes and procedures and still face litigation. Come along to this session to hear the truth and learn a practical approach to a convoluted system of workplace relations laws.

Presenter


Grace Kim - Printing Industries Association

Time


4:00pm – 4:30pm

Session


Designing for Digital

This workshop will explore the basics of digital printing and what you need to know to get the best results. Having a solid understanding of how a print goes from a file to a print will ensure you are able to produce professional digitally ready designs for yourself or your clients. Understanding the Digital Printing process will allow you to ask the right questions, provide the right details to a print operator in order to optimise results. This workshop will demystify costs involved, time frames, processes and output expectations. A focus on key areas will include colour theory, artwork set up and file types, printing methodology, ink and toner, printing technology and trouble shooting.

Presenter


Anthony Parnemann and Rod Cummings - EFI

Anthony Parnemann Regional Manager & Rod Cummings Product Support Manager at EFI have both been engaged in the digital printing industry since its inception some 20 plus years ago. Anthony and Rod both have engineering backgrounds which allows them to draw on a deep technical experience to explain complex issues in a simple way. Jointly they have presented multiple seminars throughout the Asia Pacific region on “Digital Tips and Tricks” helping designers, operators and business owners to get the best out of their equipment. Drawing on live examples they will show you why things go wrong, what you can change, maybe more importantly what you cannot change, and how to explain this to people outside of the print industry. At the end of the presentation all attendees will receive a copy of EFI’s booklet “Designing for Digital”.

Thursday 25 May 2017

Time


10:30am – 11.00am

Session


University of Newcastle – Solar Panel Project

Printed organic electronics offers the opportunity to manufacture at high speeds across large areas using roll–to– roll (R2R) processing techniques, thus creating the tantalising vision of fabricating electronic circuits and devices at extremely low cost. This talk will outline the work underway at the Centre for Organic Electronics at Newcastle who are developing technology aimed at addressing truly global issues. In particular, this talk will highlight recent progress in the development of printed photovoltaic coatings that can be integrated into buildings, structures and devices at extremely low cost. These recent developments offer new opportunities for the printing industry to create new products and technology using standard printing machines.

Presenter


Professor Donald McCallum – University of New South Wales

Don has a wealth of experience in industrial high tech applications, having developed wear and corrosion resistant ceramics and super hard metals for mining applications. His research work into 3D printing commenced in 1999. He worked on advanced inkjet processes at the leading edge of printing technology, printings cells and the cell matrix and producing 3D tactile maps and Braille. He has supported technology for medical humanitarian operations throughout Africa and the Middle-East. He is now Development Manager of the NSW Smart Sensing Network, dedicated to improving industrial outcomes using better sensor technology.

Time


12:30pm – 1:00pm

Session


Web-to-print and Cross Media Communications are not just cool, nice to have platforms

With the digital revolution changing the way we communicate, we require a unique way to start the customer journey at the initial point of contact. You do not need to be in a database to be a brand advocate, labels and packaging are the new way to communicate, and PURLs are not dead, they have just grown up. Hear how the adoption of these technologies can lead to new revenue, new customers, new applications and a range of new offerings.

Presenter


Enda Kavanagh - Sales Manager – Asia Pacific/Japan XMPie Ltd

Few people know the current realities of the print industry like Enda. Since Joining Fuji Xerox in 1993, Enda has helped many customers grow and rebrand their businesses through the adoption of online marketing portals and the development of multichannel marketing strategies.

Time


2:30pm – 3:00pm

Session


Efficient use of Spectro-Densitometers for colour quality control.

In all areas of printing, accurate colour measurement has become essential in order to control both digital and non-digital processes. Albin will demonstrate how to get the best out of your Spectro-densitomers and software, whether for ISO compliance or your own internal colour standards. He will explain the differences between MO, M1, M2 and M3 measuring modes and why they matter for accurate ICC profiles.

Presenter


Albin Baranauskas – Managing Director, TECHKON GmbH

Albin has 20 years experience in the printing industry with a technical background as an electronic engineer with a focus on quality control and color management in all areas of print.

Friday 26 May 2017

Time


10:30am – 11:00am

Session


Cracking the Tendering Code

Are you new to tenders or have you not had much success with your tenders? Our workshop will cover:
• how to determine if your business is ready to tender
• how to prepare and plan for tendering
• how to set your company apart from your competition and
help you create a winning response
• tips and tricks on cracking the tendering code.

Presenter


Celia Jordaan - Ichiban Procurement Services

Celia Jordaan is founder and Principal Procurement Advisor at Ichiban Commercial Solutions, Perth Western Australia. With 21 years international and corporate experience, Celia has worked in the areas of procurement, tenders, supply chain, contract management, law and risk. She works with procurement managers and business to implement procurement solutions to boost business performance, make tendering easy and improve the bottomline.

Time


12:30pm – 1.00pm

Session


Industry Values and Best practice program

TBA

Presenter


David Carter – Packing Council

Time


2:30pm – 3.00pm

Session


Tips, Techniques and Shortcuts – Corel Draw x7

At this workshop you will see:
• How to vectorize low res images for the web and follow the transformation of the file as it is readied for use in all applications.
• Learn easy steps for importing logo’s, combine with text merge details from Excel, Word, Notepad for badge work and serialising.
• Find out how to place larger signage images in a “container” for accurate tiling across smaller print areas to suit all applications.

Presenter


Richard Windeyer

Richard Windeyer has over 20 years’ experience in the industry and will be conducting Corel Draw X7 workshops with tips, techniques and shortcuts that will be of benefit to rotary engravers, lasers and UVLED printing.