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FLEXO Magazine : February 2010
SESSIONS SESSIONS 4 SUNDAY, MAY 2 10:00aM – 10:15aM Welcome to Forum 2010! Jean Engelke, Alcan Packaging, Forum Chair Mark Coffman, Dixie Graphics, Forum Vice-Chair Mark Cisternino, FTA, President 10:15aM – 12:15pM Flexo 101: Meeting the Challenge The flexographic printing industry is known to have a strong drive for technological development, teamwork across and within segments, and an excellent foundation of continuous learning and co-development. The Flexo 101 session will provide attendees with a clear understanding of key flexographic printing components and how they interact within the workflow of design, prepress, production, and quality process control to result in best-in-class package printing. Chair: Jay Sperry, Clemson University; Co-Chair: Malcolm Keif, California Polytechnic State University Getting Started with One Color This presentation will cover the relationships and importance of the basic variables in flexographic printing. Starting with a scenario – a customer says they need you to print a specific color on a specific substrate. While the task may seem simple, there are actually many variables that must be optimized before this can be done successfully. Rory Marsoun, Clemson University Let’s Do it the Same Way Tomorrow! How do I make sure jobs are consistent across shifts, between presses and plants? How do I approve the pressrun? This presentation will introduce the basics of process control – applied to key ingredients in the flexographic supply chain. Allen Marquardt, Kimberly-Clark Corporation Flexo’s Competitive Advantage for Packaging Graphics: Selling Flexo Flexography is the premier printing process. With the shortest lead times, greatest color gamut and least cost, it’s surprising anything is printed by any other process. As an industry we are responsible for informing the consumer products companies of all flexography’s benefits. This presentation will discuss flexography’s characteristics, give examples of best-in-class flexography and detail basic proofing consideration. All the information you will need to SELL FLEXOGRAPHY is here! Mark Mazur, DuPont Packaging Graphics; Mark Samworth, EskoArtwork 1:00pM – 3:00pM prepress: Streamlining the digital packaging process In an increasingly competitive marketplace, speed to market is the name of the game. The 2010 Prepress Session will focus on increasing the efficiency of digital packaging workflows through process improvement and innovative technology. Speakers representing prepress trade shops, printer/converters and consumer products SATURDAY, MAY 1 9:00aM - 4:00pM FIRST press operator Certification – level i (a $495 value!) Begin your journey to becoming FIRST Press Operator Certified - for free! FFTA’s TEST team will be hosting a complimentary Level I course for all Forum attendees interested in attaining a FIRST Certification. CPCs are looking to award print jobs to those who can demonstrate high-quality, repeatable results, every time. The FIRST Press Operator Certification gives your personnel the tools and knowledge to do just that. Strengthen and grow your business, and become a recognized leader in color accuracy and consistency. The Level I course is designed for entry-level and non- production flexographic industry personnel and is the only level that applies to all job functions within the flexographic production environment. After successfully completing the course, your operation will be well on its way to becoming FIRST Press Operator Certified! This free course is only available to those who have booked their sleeping rooms at Paris Las Vegas. 1:00pM - 5:00pM Software tutorial Experience Vegas early at our unique computer lab tutorial sessions. We’ll review key topics to assure you achieve the best in flexo prepress and printing operations including: 1. G7 Calibration Methodology and Software systems 2. Creative Suite 4 software update for packaging 3. Preflight systems for workflow efficiency and file accuracy Free For early Bird arriValS! FREEFREE