•  June 18, 2015
     9:00 am - 10:00 am

FREE for GLGA members!

According to market research conducted by the Paperboard Packaging Council, total folded carton shipments are forecasted to increase an average of 1.3% average annual rate through 2018. Without question, the packaging market segment is growing.

Many commercial printers are perfectly positioned to manufacture packaging products, but need help getting started. In GLGA’s Intro to Packaging for Commercial Printers webinar presentation, Hewlett Packard and KBA – leaders in the digital and sheetfed packaging equipment arena – will discuss the following topics to help commercial printers begin incorporating this hot market segment into their product offerings.

During this webinar you will learn:

  • Trends on the folded carton packaging market.
  • How manufacturing packaging products differ from traditional commercial printing – prepress and workflow, identifying types of inks and substrates used, finishing capabilities needed.
  • Types of equipment (digital and sheetfed offset) needed to manufacture packaging goods and effectively compete in the packaging market.
  • Key steps on how to start producing packaged products.


Date: Thursday, June 18, 2015

Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am Central (10:00 am – 11:00 am EST)

Cost: FREE for GLGA members. Not-yet-members: $29.


About the Presenters:

James Gargus is the Business Development Manager for Folding Cartons and Corrugated for GSB Americas. James has a wide range of responsibilities for HP within these two markets that include support of Sales and Marketing in pre-sales efforts, providing go to market strategy and sales training assistance to new and existing Indigo and Scitex customers, working with brands in their evaluation and implementation of digitally printed packaging, and speaking at events across North America. Prior to joining HP in March 2015, James spent 26+ years in the Printing and Packaging Industry with responsibilities that included Sales, Sales Management, Operations, Estimating, Marketing, and Business Development, with the majority of those years serving the folding carton and corrugated markets.


Chris Travis is the Director of Technology for KBA North America, a leading sheetfed offset packaging press manufacturer. In this role he supports the global sales team, product management, sales operations, field factory demonstrations and oversees the KBA Customer Care Center in Dallas all with a view on discussing and promoting new and future technology for KBA. He joined KBA in 2007. His prior experience as a printing instructor and UV press operator provides Chris with a unique opportunity to provide printers with real-life knowledge of press efficiency and effectiveness.


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