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FLEXO Magazine : February 2010
6 “ I find the entire conference an outstanding value.The speakers are interesting and the networking opportunities are plentiful. ” — Mike Summers, Taylor Made Labels, Inc. SUNDAY, MAY 2 (continued) 3:30pM – 5:30pM emerging trends & new technologies In our fast and furiously changing world, everyone is looking for the quickest and easiest method to reach the premium package. This session will highlight the bling bling that flexo is now bringing to packaging in your store aisle. On the agenda: how to most efficiently get the print to substrate; the technologies and trends that are shaping our future; how to measure color in this fast changing world; and technologies that will truly change your world and how you light it. This session combines experience and knowledge from around the globe, with the latest in trends and technologies, for flexo today, tomorrow, and the next decade. Chair: John Anderson, Eastman Kodak Company; Co-chair: David Galton, Asahi Photoproducts (UK) Ltd. Taking Flexo to the Next Level on the Market Shelf with Lenticular Labels Pacur, the world’s largest extruder of lenticular lenses will present a solution approach to printing lenticular flexographically. Using the Kodak Flexcell NX platemaking process, the Chromalen interlacing technology from Pixalen Studio, and Lenstar lenticular rollstock it is now a reality. This presentation will also include applications, opportunities and brand manager scenarios using flexographic lenticular labels. Bruce Hammerbeck, Pacur Cast & Cure UV coatings, both spot and flood, have been a popular choice for adding a protective shine to all types of printed materials. Recently, there have been enhancements to standard UV, providing even more choices to differentiate the printed sheet. Cast and Cure creates a diffractive surface to produce high-gloss, matte, and holographic finishes with the use of UV coatings and a specialized Casting film. The effect can be achieved in both sheetfed and web-fed applications. Tim Cain, Breit Technologies LLC SmartGPS: An Industry Changing Advance in Flexo Printing Technology Kurt Flathmann, Bobst Group North America Modern Press Technology Jose Soler, representing the Comexi Group, will talk about the main challenges facing the packaging industry in today’s globalized world and how those challenges can be viewed as an opportunity to create more value for the print buyer or brand owner. Innovation will be the key topic, emphasizing “value added” concepts. Ideas will be put forth concerning new printing and SESSIONS SESSIONS