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FLEXO Magazine : March 2009
VI :I III Z Z o - = - u o VI VI III( - FTA TODAY INFO*FLEX 2009: 12 Companies oin Roster, Floor Space 90 0 /0 Sold In the past three weeks, 12 new com- panies have reserved booth space at FFT A's 2009 INFO*FLEX Exhibition. It will take place May 4-5 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Many of the newly slated exhibitors for INFO*FLEX 2009 are packaging printing and in-line converting notables including: AGFA Corp., Carey Color Inc., Interflex LLC, 1ST Canablast, J.M. Fry Co., Label Vision Systems Inc., Pacur, Printco Industries LLC, SASCO Chemical Group, Trinity Graphics USA Inc., West Virginia Institute ofTechnologyj Printing, and Wikoff Color Corp. These companies will exhibit alongside indus- try leaders representing all segments of the industry in what is the largest and most comprehensive package printing and converting event this year in North America. Jay Kaible, FTA's director of business development, commented, uN ow, more so than ever before, the bottom line is a top priority. That is why we have seen such an influx of exhibitors these past few weeks-they know that their presence at INFO*FLEX produces results, whether it be acquiring new clients or solidifying existing relationships." To date, the show floor boasts more than 160 companies, occupying 200+ booth spaces. All have signed up to display their most recent product in- novations, technologies and service offerings to the expected domestic and international audience of 1800+ attendees. The exhibition will run from 1:30pm - 5:30pm on both days. INFO*FLEX ex- hibit rates, per 10' x 10' turnkey booth package, are $2,700.00 for FTA members and $5,400.00 for non-members. For more information on exhibiting, contact Jay Kaible (email@example.com) at 631-737-6020 ext. 20 or visit www.flexog- raphy.org. FLEXO 2009 MARCH Excellence in Flexography Award Winners Chosen The FTA's 2009 Excellence in Flexography Awards judging took place recently, and when all was said and done, a total of 123 Excellence in Flexography Award winners were selected. Additionally, 10 Graphic Design Awards were decided. With eight Best of Show selections, the number of print design and production based awards will total 141 and will be presented at the Forum 2009 Awards Banquet on May 3, 2009. Plan to be on hand to witness the pre- sentations. And remember FLEXQ's May issue, scheduled for distribution on-site at Forum, will contain a full recap and fea- ture four-color photos of each and every award winning print job. Back in the Day... On Sunday, Aug. 8, 15 professors representing leading graphic arts programs met in Rochester, NY at Rochester Institute of Technology (R.I.T.). Their pur- pose-to position flexography as a major print process and to make it a part of routine study for young people seeking a career in graphic communication. This may sound like one of many events hosted by FTA to promote educa- tion among colleges and universities. However, in 1982, it was one of the first of its kind. Charles Weigand, then professor at R.I.T., helped lead the proceed- ings. Many of the institutions present at that time have gone on to establish leading programs in flexography and packaging, including Clemson University, University of Wisconsin - Stout, and Western Michigan University. How many people in this photo can you name? See page 13 for the answer. www.f I exog ra p hy.o rg
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