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“Wait a minute,
it’s already time for
If that is the first
thought to enter your
brain upon opening
this issue of FLEXO,
you’d be forgiven.
It was just nine months ago that INFO*FLEX
2015 flooded Nashville, TN’s Music City
Center with nearly 2,000 attendees and 280
Less than a year later, it’s already time to
do it again. With an accelerated schedule
courtesy of that little show over in Düsseldorf,
INFO*FLEX 2016 comes a couple months
early: This year’s event takes place March
7-8 at the Fort Worth Convention Center
in Fort Worth, TX. Just shy of 300 booth
spaces will be occupied by 230 exhibiting
companies. And despite the abbreviated
time between events, the rapidly accelerating
rate of innovation in the industry means
those companies will have plenty of new and
upgraded offerings to display.
February’s FLEXO also completes the preview
of Forum 2016’s sessions. The trio of this
month, January and December form the most
complete package available to give you a feel
for what will be covered at this year’s event,
set for March 6-9.
See you in Texas!
FEBRUARY 2016 VOLUME 41, NO. 2
20 What’s in a Name?
The chair of the drupa committee speaks about five central tenets of the now triennial show.
PLANTS & PROCESSES
26 Corona Control
Understanding the basics of how a corona treater operates and how to adjust it to different
substrates are key to unlocking the machine’s potential for your press operation.
30 Image Awareness
Executives from FTA member Lorpon Labels discuss the company’s rebranding, print
quality and digital’s impact.
12 2 A Deep Dive into 7-Color Profiling
The conclusion of an in depth examination of color profiles, to be discussed at Forum 2016.
132 The Power of Plate Patterning
The technology can use existing equipment to deliver brighter colors, smaller reverses and
39 INFO*FLEX Official Exhibit Guide
Your guide to navigating the show floor inside the Forth Worth Convention Center.
FLEXO’s got the exclusive exhibitor by exhibitor breakdown, detailing who to see, what they’re
showcasing and where they can be found.
105 Forum Primer
Just around the corner, Forum 2016 will harness the power of the past to show
you how to become a force of flexography’s future. Session previews, a glimpse at the Excellence
in Flexography Awards winners, a look at who will be presenting and more await.
10 Publisher’s Ink
10 Central Impressions
12 Pressing Issues
138 Members & Maneuvers
142 Ad Index
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