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FLEXO Magazine : September 2014
FLEXO® Magazine (ISSN-1051-7324) is published monthly by the Foundation of Flexographic Technical Association. Address all correspondence to FLEXO® Magazine, 3920 Veterans Memorial Hwy Ste 9 Bohemia NY 11716-1074. Telephone: 631-737-6020. Fax: 631-737-6813. Copyright ©2014. All rights reserved. Subscriptions: 1 year: $55 U.S./$76 foreign; 2 years: $92 U.S./$125 foreign; 3 years: $125 U.S./$170 foreign. Single copies: $7 U.S ./$10 foreign. Periodicals postage rates paid at Bohemia, NY 11716, and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to FLEXO® Magazine, 3920 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite 9, Bohemia, NY 11716-1074, USA. Printed in USA. Publications Mail Sales Agreement No. 1558153. FLEXO® Magazine is the official journal of the Foundation of Flexographic Technical Association, devoted to education, technical and research support to advance flexographic technology. Acceptance of advertising in FLEXO® Magazine does not imply endorsement of the product or service by the FFTA. Opinions expressed in bylined articles are not necessarily those of the FFTA. Class is in session. September is traditionally known as back to school month for grade school and college students. But with Labelexpo Americas descending on Rosemont, IL this month, it’s also a return to learning of sorts for anyone in the industry. Those in attendance from Sept. 9 -11 will be presented with a clear picture of the label side of the world of flexo as it stands today, building on its past and peering out to its future. They will see the newest technologies, the names—both of companies and individuals—helping to shape what “2014” means to the narrow web sector and come away with knowledge to guide them over the next year. FLEXO® looks into the narrow web market beyond the label with reports on stickpacks, pouches and other booming sectors. Cover photo courtesy of Avery Dennison SEPTEMBER 2014 VOLUME 39, NO. 9 Contents 46 Bull’s Eye Joshua Jenks The president and general manager of Target Labels & Packaging discusses his company’s history and the state of the flexographic industry. 50 It’s What’s Inside That Counts Paul Sharkey Choosing between plastic and steel doctor blades requires an understanding of each material’s benefits, how the blades are made and how they perform on press. TECHNOLOGIES & TECHNIQUES 54 Optimizing Metallic Scott Schultz Achieving a great metallic effect requires identifying several key characteristics. FTA TODAY 60 FQC & SWG Updates Jean Engelke & Danny Rich The latest from the Flexo Quality Consortium and Standards Working Group. 66 Efficacy Of UV & LED UV Curing Natalee Consulo, Lena Haidar, Mark MacManus A glimpse at the investigation undertaken by three Rossini Research Scholarship winners. 76 Smart Investment Pays Dividends For J.R. Cole Industries Cecilia Vigliaturo A look into the careers of three former Phoenix Challenge competitors. Also Inside 14 Publisher’s Ink 14 Central Impressions 18 Pressing Issues 78 Members & Maneuvers 81 Classifieds FTA HEADQUARTERS & FLEXO® EDITORIAL, ADVERTISING, SUBSCRIBER SERVICES 3920 Veterans Memorial Hwy Ste 9 Bohemia NY 11716-1074 Phone: 631-737-6020 Fax: 631-737-6813 PUBLISHER Robert Moran, ext. 17 email@example.com EDITOR Brad Pareso, ext. 31 firstname.lastname@example.org DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Jay Kaible, ext. 20 email@example.com CREATIVE SERVICES MANAGER Katie Dubois firstname.lastname@example.org EDUCATION DIRECTOR Joe Tuccitto email@example.com PUBLISHING DIRECTOR Mark Cisternino, ext. 25 firstname.lastname@example.org Bull’s Eye Target Labels & Packaging GM Joshua Jenks on Hitting The Mark V I EWTH I S I SSUEONL I NENOWAT WWW.FLEXOGRAPHY.ORG SEPTEMBER2014 NEW NARROW WEB Applications Beyond The Label FLEXOSEPTEMBER2014VOLUME39,NO.9THENEWNARROWWEB VIEW THIS ISSUE ONLINE NOW AT WWW.FLEXOGRAPHY.ORG