Michael Hill returns to EyeC as sales manager for the UK and Ireland

Previously worked at EyeC as sales director and sales and support engineer

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EyeC UK recently announced the return of Michael Hill as sales manager for the UK and Ireland, now representing EyeC’s complete range of user-friendly and innovative artwork and print inspection systems which ensure accuracy and quality of printed packaging materials.

Michael is well-known in the industry from his previous employment with EyeC UK for over six years as a sales and support engineer and sales director, working alongside his father Keith Hill who was the managing director before his retirement.

“We are pleased to welcome Michael Hill back to the EyeC UK team,” said Dr Ansgar Kaupp, chief executive officer of EyeC GmbH. “Michael brings over nine years of field sales experience, deep technical knowledge of EyeC’s range of print inspection and artwork comparison systems, and established connections with many EyeC customers in the pharmaceutical, printing, and converting industries.”

EyeC UK has represented EyeC artwork and print inspection systems in the UK and Ireland for over 13 years and provides local technical support with a dedicated field service technician.

Founded in 2002 in Hamburg, Germany, EyeC is the market’s supplier to ensure the product quality throughout the entire printing process – from the first artwork file to the finished product. The product portfolio includes file-to-file comparison for artwork revision control and prepress applications, as well as print-to-file inspection systems for press sample testing and 100% print quality control of products such as folding cartons, labels, leaflets, or flexible packaging.

The market’s most intelligent algorithms ensure that the systems show only relevant defects. With EyeC products, users avoid recalls, keep production costs and material waste in check and optimize their quality control.

Worldwide, there are over 1,800 EyeC inspection systems in use by pharmaceutical companies, printers, and branded good manufacturers. The company currently has over 60 employees in Hamburg and has international sales partners in more than 20 countries.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

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