Tilia launches 7-part webinar series on AI-driven planning and imposition

Tilia Labs (Ottawa, Ontario), a leading developer of planning, imposition and Artificially Intelligent (AI) automation software solutions for the printing and graphic arts industries, has scheduled a program of webinars aimed at providing a comprehensive overview of planning, estimating and imposition technology in 2020. Starting March 31 and continuing every Tuesday until May 26, the “Tilia Tuesdays” sessions will focus on print sectors ripe for disruption through Artificial Intelligence and Industry 4.0 developments. The programs were created to help print service providers of every discipline take stock of capabilities in the industry today, said Tilia. The seven installments will help printers understand and evaluate current opportunities with “expert insights on the emerging technologies poised to tip the scales.”

Sagen de Jonge.

“Most suppliers to printing-related industries, like ourselves, have been preparing technology developments for a drupa launch, which means that the print landscape is especially fertile with new ideas and opportunities. This can make it an incredibly difficult period to navigate your business if you need to invest for the future,” said Sagen de Jonge, CEO of Tilia Labs. “Of course, an investment is always best approached having done your homework and research. Our Tilia Tuesdays are intended to help set the scene for customers and potential users, to ensure they’re aware of the capabilities currently available and help them understand where new developments are taking things.” Focusing principally on how current developments can impact different print applications, with each webinar Tilia Labs will outline the emerging opportunities in planning, estimating and imposition for the segment. Tilia Labs will share the latest advancements in practical, easy-to-use IoT (Internet of Things) connectivity and Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the printing industry. The webinar series will be led by Tyler Thompson, Tilia’s Global Solutions Director, who has earned a B.Sc. in Graphic Communications from Clemson University, and an M.Sc. in Information Systems from the University of Denver. The program includes individual webinars focused on wide-format production, labels, corrugated, commercial print and digital print. The full schedule is:

  1. March 31 – Introduction: What is Imposition AI? Tilia Labs Pre-Drupa Webinar.
  2. April 7 – Wide Format: Latest tech for true-shape nesting and IoT-driven cut-time estimation.
  3. April 14 – Labels: From simple step-and-repeat to automated lane and digital-frame optimization.
  4. April 21 – Folding Carton: What award-winning Imposition AI can bring to folding-carton converters.
  5. April 28 – Corrugated: The industry’s first IoT-enabled cost calculation and intelligent nesting solution.
  6. May 12 – Commercial Print in all its forms: Planning, optimizing and automating with Phoenix Imposition.
  7. May 26 – Tilia Phoenix: Tips and tricks and what’s new.

“Information Technology concepts are notoriously difficult to explain to anyone who doesn’t work with them day to day. But those are often the people who need to make the far-reaching decisions about where the business is going,” de Jonge added. “Nothing explains quite like seeing it in action. If you think AI is all about content creation and distribution, you’re likely to be surprised by what it can bring to print and packaging production – saving press time and finishing, reducing consumables and waste, maximizing resources, and even raising morale. We urge anyone who wants to know more about transforming prepress planning and profitability, to sign up now and make sure they’re fully informed on the decisions they may need to make soon.” To find out more and register to attend any of the webinars, please visit: https://sales.tilialabs.com/events.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.