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FLEXO Magazine : November 2009
www.flexography.org NOVEMBER 2009 FLEXO 63 ASSOCIATION NEWS TOP 10 COUNTRIES 1. U.S. 2. Canada 3. Australia 4. U.K. 5. Germany 6. India 7. Mexico 8. Japan 9. China 10. The Netherlands TOP CITIES 1. Atlanta, Ga 2. Minneapolis, MN 3. Smrna. Ga 4. Holland. MI 5. Los Angeles, CA 6. Rock Hill, S.C. 7. Wilmington, DE 8. New York, NY 9. London, U.K. Member's Only: Under Construction Attention, New and Long-time Members: Until future notice, FTA's Member 's Only Web site will be temporar- ily inaccessible. FTA is working to revamp the look, feel and content of its public and member-exclusive sites. During this time, the current public Web site (www. flexography.org) will remain live and will continue to be updated with new and important information about all of your Association's products and services. FFTA Unveils New Interactive Interface for its TEST Virtual Campus Foundation of FTA's TEST (Technical Education Services Team) Virtual Campus, the flexo industry 's single, most compre- hensive Web-based training and edu- cation tool, boasts a newly designed Adobe® Flash® interface, allowing users a more dynamic and interactive experience. The campus, located at www.flexography.org/edutrain/virtu- alcampus.cfm, features seven build- ings and 13 building wings, housing a combined 350+ online courses. "This new interface really lends credence to the whole idea of the TEST Virtual Campus," commented FTA Education Director Joe Tuccitto. "Us- ers can quickly and easily identify the courses most applicable to them simply by mousing over a building to see which kinds of courses are available in the particular area." FFTA/FTA President Mark Cisternino stated, "FFTA's TEST program is com- mitted to providing the industry with the high-quality training and education it needs to accelerate productivity and profitability. The Virtual Campus inter- face is the next evolution of this commit- ment, enabling users to earn the train- ing and skills they need, at affordable prices, to help differentiate themselves in the marketplace." Asserting itself at the forefront of label printing and converting, flexography showed strong at the 2009 TLMI (Tag and Label Manufac- tures Institute) awards competition. A grand total of 55 entries received honors from judges. The winners were announced on Oct. 20 at the TLMI annual meeting in Scottsdale, AZ. Thirty-two companies walked away with medals. Among them, 19---nearly 60 percent---were Flexo- graphic Technical Association (FTA) members. Collectively, they earned 26 awards. More than half (31) of all prizes went to flexographic print jobs, including the best of show. Some of the biggest wins went to FTA members. With a remarkable eight awards was McDowell Label, Plano, TX. This frequent force at both FTA and TLMI awards competi- tions nabbed five first-place prizes and three second-place prizes. Dow Industries, Wilmington, VT, swept up three medals---two for first place, and one for second. Taylor Made Labels, Lake Oswego, OR, managed the inverse (one first-place and two second-place prizes). Label Tech- nologies Inc., Modesto, CA, took two first-place awards. A non-FTA member, Logmatix, Marietta, GA, was bestowed the 2010 best of show for its Red Rain Decals job. The pressure-sensitive label is applied to the inside of a cooler or door for promotional purposes. Direct Traffic 44.7% Referring Sites 39.1% Search Engines 16.2% Full Frontal Flexo FTA Members Dominate TLMI Awards FTA's 2010 Excellence in Flexography Awards competition is now open to submis- sions. This year's judging will rate print samples in 12 categories---Wide Web, Mid Web, Narrow Web, Folding Carton, Napkin, Combined Corrugated, Preprinted Linerboard, Envelope, Newspaper, Student, Self-Promotional and Graphic Design. Deadline for entries is Jan. 8. For more information or to submit, contact Shelley Rubin at 631-737-6020 or email@example.com. Web Watch: www.FLEXOmag.com FLEXO OCTOBER 2009 ISSUE Visits: 97,324 Avg. Length of Visit: 15 minutes Avg. # Pages Viewed: 44 First Time Visits: 61% Return Visits: 39% Countries Represented: 73 Major Cities Represented: 779 FTA TODAY
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