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Will the coming months bring any noteworthy product line
Carey Color: We are very proud to announce that we have purchased
our second Kodak Flexcel engraver. It has been installed in a new
facility in Tipton, IN that is nearer to our primary sleeve supplier,
thus reducing the time needed in transit. With multiple engraving
locations, we will be able to better serve our customers by meeting
already tight schedules. This is a major step in our goal to be the top
flexo sleeve imaging company in the world.
How can flexographers become better educated on the benefits and
most effective use of the tools and services you offer?
Carey Color: The No. 1 way is through word of mouth. When we
are able to provide a solution to resolve a customer’s issue, we find
the client is happy to pass this information along to peers. It’s our
job to educate the market on the advantages of in the round (ITR)
elastomer engraved sleeves. We are utilizing FTA shows and mag-
azine articles as a vehicle to accomplish this goal. Without having
FLEXO® Magazine as a resource, this would be a much more difficult
endeavor. Additionally, we are constantly improving our marketing
information and our website.
Do you have any plans to stage workshops, seminars open houses
or other events that may be pertinent for printers/converters in
2015? What? When? Where?
Carey Color: We’ll be introducing a series of training videos outlining
the advantages, use and care of our elastomer sleeves. We also host
training events at our customers’ facilities to discuss these same issues.
We find onsite training particularly useful when multiple shifts of
operators will be using our sleeves.
Why should INFO*FLEX 2015 delegates plan to network at your
booth? What can they learn? What will you emphasize that can
help make them better printers?
Carey Color: First, our processes and technologies vary slightly from
conventional methods. We would love to discuss the benefits of our
way with you. Additionally, we will provide free sleeves for printers
that want to test our product for themselves. There are many reasons
why laser engraved elastomer is a better choice for the printer looking
to improve the process or offer a better solution to the customers.
Aside from the advantages we’ve already discussed, we may be able to
help you find a solution to a problem we don’t yet know exists.
What industry events will you participate in during 2015? How
and why should flexographers make a point to see your team on
Carey Color: We attend all the FTA shows! We’re the guys that are
always going to greet you with a smile and a handshake. No phony
marketing scripts or time wasting interns here—just real people that
are as knowledgeable about flexography as you’ll find. We’re always
willing to share information, solve problems and/or share a laugh.
Flexographers should make a point to see us because we want them to
see that we’re working as hard as we can to improve the printing pro-
cess. We obviously don’t have all the answers, but we challenge you to
find another company that will work harder for you than Carey Color
in helping you solve the challenges you’re facing.
Please provide a brief history citing significant developments and
product introductions made by your firm and comment on their
impact to flexo.
Carey Color: We began flexographic sleeve and plate imaging in the
mid 2000s with the first Luscher/Zed engravers in the U.S. We are one
of the pioneers of true laser ablated elastomer engraved products. We
took lessons that we learned in dry offset (where we developed our
patented Stealth Screening technology) and applied those lessons to
the flexographic printing industry. We constantly push the envelope
when it comes to graphics, type and color in flexography.
In the last two years, Carey Color has helped beta test and develop the
Kodak Flexcel engraver. Now that we’ve added another facility and an-
other engraver, it is our goal to become the gold standard in providing
laser ablated, elastomer sleeves to the flexographic market. n
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