Home' FLEXO Magazine : January 2016 Contents It’s that simple.
• FTA member locations automatically
qualify. Limits on number of copies
mailed to a member firm have been
lifted. And, you can even designate the
address—home, plant or office—the
magazine is mailed to
• Non members need to provide addition-
al information in order to verify their
role in the packaging supply chain
• Requests can be filed by corporate offi-
cials, as well as each individual
• Initial and renewal subscriptions must
be dated and no older than 36 months
• Paid subscriptions will be available
outside North America
The campaign begins now! Next month,
you can expect to see a call to action. It will
be affixed to our cover. All data required for
verification or update will be found right on
the shipping label. We’ll expand the call via
email, if we have an address on file. And we’ll
invite you to spread the word to colleagues.
In other words, we’re inviting you—each and
every current subscriber—to play a role in
strengthening the value of FLEXO Magazine,
spreading FTA’s message to a broader audi-
ence; as well as winning interest in its work,
participation in its programs and advocates
to its cause. Take the offer to heart. Please,
take us up on it.
expanded gamut works, and how to make
computers do everything for us? “Hey Siri,
print me 10,000 stickpacks!” right?
We did figure them out—we’ve figured a lot
out. But as soon as something gets figured
out—and this is true of every industry, not
just flexography—the immediate follow up
question is, “How can we make it better? ”
That’s what makes an article on expand-
ed gamut in 2016 different than one from
12 years ago. It’s why the phrase “process
control” probably appears more in FLEXO’s
archives than the magazine’s own name.
As equipment gets better, and technology
improves, it falls on us—the human part of
the equation—to keep pace. That is crucial
for two reasons: It enables operators to take
advantage of the new capabilities, and it leads
them to say, “OK, now we can do this. But
why can’t we do this?” And once they can,
they’ll write an article about it in FLEXO. It
might be a topic covered a hundred times
before, but it will be the most up to date look
so far. It will cover new ground. And it might
spark an idea in someone else’s head, to think
of what the next advancement looks like.
There is a quote from FLEXO’s archives that
goes like this: “We are today participating
in the most exciting time, with the greatest
potential for growth and change, in the
entire history of the graphic arts industry!”
It doesn’t matter when it was said—you can
find out when, and who’s behind it, elsewhere
in this issue—because any time it is read,
whether it’s today or when it’s found by some
flexographer from the distant future, it will
always be true.
FTA Board of Directors
FFTA Board of Trustees
FFTA Chairman of the Board
FTA Chairman of the Board
Polymount U.S., LLC
Howard B. Vreel and, Jr.
FFTA Chair Elect
Anderson & Vreeland, Inc.
Lon Robinson III
Immediate Past FTA Chairman of the Board
Dan D oherty
Prairie State Group
FFTA Vice Chair, Project Evaluation
FFTA Vice Chair, Scholarships
Farnell Packaging Ltd.
FTA Vice Chair, Education/CPC
FTA Vice Chair, Suppliers
FFTA Vice Chair, Solicitations
FTA Vice Chair, Printer/Converter
Coveris High Performance Packaging
Flexographic Technical Association
Master Packaging Inc.
Mark Andy Inc.
FLEXO Magazine Editorial
DuPont Packaging Graphics
All Printing Resources, Inc.
Staples Print Solutions
American Inks and Coatings
MacDermid Printing Solutions
C-P Flexible Packaging
Encore Washington Ltd.
“FLEXO is transitioning to a ‘Qualified/Free’
circulation base within North America.
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