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FLEXO Magazine : November 2009
www.flexography.org NOVEMBER 2009 FLEXO 37 As the industry pushes graphics to higher levels, it is paramount that you enlist your supplier partners to help you with your printed product. The expertise that the anilox, plate, prepress, and ink people can add working together will help to bring your company to the best level of quality for the printer 's process. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The author wishes to thank James Ford, senior chemist, product development at Color Resolutions International, and McDowell Label and Screen Printing for their help with the printed examples. BIBLIOGRAPHY 1. Doe, John B. Conceptual Planning: A Guide to a Better Planet, 3d ed. Reading, MA: Smith Jones, 1996. 2. Smith, Chris. Theory and the Art of Communications De- sign. State of the University Press, 1997. 3. Harper, Christopher; "Anilox Volume OR Should it be ... Ink Film Thickness Transferred?" FlexoPlus Magazine, January 2004 ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Michael Hoft is narrow web products manager at Color Resolutions Inc. (CRI). He CRI began his career as lab manager and technical representative for Aar- berg Printing Inks in Dallas, TX. He later became a technical sales representative for Water Ink Technologies (now ACTEGA WIT), where he advanced to regional technical manager. His extensive experience has allowed him to combine rich laboratory knowledge with field application to help companies solve chal- lenging ink application and label production challenges. CRI is an international pack- aging ink company focused on water-based and UV curing flexo inks for printing pressure- sensitive labels and security tags as well as flexible packaging, envelopes, folding cartons and corrugated. Color Resolutions uses proprietary InkChemistry to custom tailor inks that print cleaner, richer, truer colors, giv- ing printed graphics an edge in the marketplace. Food, bever- age, HBA and pharmaceutical packages demand high-impact colors with good adhesion, chemical resistance, scratch re- sistance and fast, economical ap- plication on high-speed presses. Contact CRI at 800-346-8570 or visit www.colorresolutions.com. Hoft Ford TECHNOLOGIES & TECHNIQUES
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