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OCTOBER 2016 VOLUME 41, NO. 10
4 Fall Conference 2016 Schedule at a Glance
A handy look at what’s on the agenda for Fall Conference 2016, and a list of companies at
the tabletop exhibit in the afternoon.
8 AFull Bag
Custom Poly Bag
The printer of FTA’s official show bag discusses its history, today’s flexo market and how it’s
equipped itself to tackle modern packaging challenges.
12 Going Places
Catching up with former Rossini Scholarship winner Zachary Root and seeing where his
career has gone.
14 FLEXO Flashback: 1996’s Milestones & Memories
A look at how flexography evolved at the end of the century, and how the magazine covered those
Markets And Markets sees boards growing 4 percent through 2021.
22Economical & Versatile
FLEXO’s latest flash poll gets insight from corrugated printers.
A preview of SuperCorrExpo, the quadrennial show dedicated to boxes.
2855 Years Young
Anderson & Vreeland looks at its past and what’s key to its future.
31Plate/Sleeve/Plate Making Guide
FLEXO’s seventh installment is an annual tradition that examines what’s new in the part of
the industry that birthed water wash plates, flat top dots and the like.
PLANTS & PROCESSES
94Waste Not, Want Not
A chambered doctor blade system can offer dramatic ink savings.
6 Publisher’s Ink
6 Central Impressions
98 Members & Maneuvers
102 Ad Index
It’s true when
looking at the newest presses unveiled at
Labelexpo Americas 2016 last month. It’s
true when listing what brands are requiring
their labels, boxes and pouches to be
capable of. It’s true of the software that
handles everything from prepress touchups
all the way to order tracking.
It’s especially true of the plate—look
no further than the pair of plate related
Technical Innovation Award winners
at this year’s Forum. The companies
behind those winning advancements—
Flint Group and MacDermid Graphics
Solutions—will discuss their technologies
at Fall Conference 2016 this month. They
offer previews of those presentations in
October’s FLEXO. Combined with the
myriad other articles, touching on topics
like water wash, ink transfer, slurring and
more, it all comes together to form our
seventh installment of the annual Plate/
Sleeve/Plate Making Guide.
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