The world of printing and labeling moves swiftly, which is the way professionals in this industry like it. In a fast-paced workplace environment, only those people with the greatest attention to detail and quality craftsmanship will be successful.
In total, approximately 445,500 men and women nationwide are employed in printing—broadly defined by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to include labeling, data imaging, platemaking and other areas of expertise. They are specially trained to learn what a client is seeking in a labeling or printing project and then execute those instructions in the form of outstanding products and services.
Without question, the industry is changing rapidly. For example, one study suggests that by 2018, more digital presses will be installed than conventional presses to meet the needs of customers around the world.
Industry outlook meetings such as the upcoming “Flexo Game Changers” session at the Flexographic Technical Association’s 2016 Annual Forum highlight the need for labeling professionals to pay attention to where technology is headed. Topics will focus on the wide and narrow web segments, as well as corrugated printing.