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entirety of FTA’s
membership in a
printed format, it
routinely weighs in
as the largest issue of the year. Printers,
manufacturers, premedia service
providers, distributors—they’re all here.
But this isn’t your average SourceBook.
In addition to the more than 1,300
member companies presented, this
edition also serves as FLEXO’s unofficial
kickoff of coverage leading up to Forum
& INFO*FLEX 2016. Within these pages,
you will also find a Q&A with Forum
co chairs Jennye Scott and Paul Teachout
and previews of several sessions.
As if that weren’t enough content, this
issue also includes wrap ups of Fall
Conference 2015, ANZFTA’s 2015
Technical Forum, and the annual year in
Taken together, this edition of
SourceBook serves as an encapsulation
of how far we’ve come, where we are
today and where we’re going.
See you in 2016!
DECEMBER 2015 VOLUME 40, NO. 12
14 FQC/SWG Updates
Jean Engelke & Dr. Danny Rich
A look at how the groups finished the year and what is in store for 2016.
18 Challenge Accepted
Esko employees recall the Phoenix Challenge and how it prepared them for the real world.
20 Watch The Throne
Robert Moran & Brad Pareso
FLEXO looks at what the past 12 months have meant for package printing, flexography and FTA.
34 This Is Madness!
Fall Conference 2015 saw attendance and tabletop exhibitors up dramatically.
40 Foundations for the Future
Forum co chairs discuss the agenda, INFO*FLEX and what attendees can expect.
48 Forum 2016: Lean Six Sigma
Tracinda A. Yaw
A look at how 3M has implemented Lean Six Sigma and the benefits the company has reaped.
52 Forum 2016: Direct Engraving
Panelists set to appear discuss the past, present and future of direct engraving.
54 Forum 2016: International Flexo
Global packaging trends and what printers/converters need to be mindful of.
15 0 United in Print
ANZFTA’s 2015 Annual Technical Forum focused on innovation, growth and survival.
15 4 East Meets West
U.S. companies hosted a Chinese delegation for plant tours, seminars and more.
12 Publisher’s Ink
12 Central Impressions
156 Members & Maneuvers
169 Ad Index
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