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FLEXO Magazine : February 2010
12 SESSIONS SESSIONS WEDNESDAY, MAY 5 (continued) Defining the NW G7 Dataset Create a data set from 10 flexographic press printed following G7 specifications. Compare the resulting narrow web data set to existing data sets and determine if the narrow web data set is acceptable within the existing dataset, or if two different data sets are needed. If the new dataset is needed, determine if it is precise within itself. The report will include a summary of 10 characterization runs. Shawn Oetjen, Dunwoody College of Technology, Project Leader; Mike Buystedt, Flint Group, Co-Leader Why We Are Participating in the G7 Characterization Project This presentation will focus on why, as a printer, we are participating in the project to develop a narrow web characterization data set, and what we hope to gain and how we see it impacting our business. Nicole Ross, The Meyers Printing Companies Extended Gamut Ink Selection According to a survey of our membership, extended gamut printing continues to generate interest, despite no real consensus approach or color set. A number of systems and colors are used; this project team intends to identify, compare and quantify the effectiveness of adding various colors to the standard CMYK ink set. Al Bowers, RR Donnelly; Danny Rich, Sun Chemical Corporation, Project Leader Anilox Roller Volume Measurement Gauge Study Determine Repeatability and Reliability (R&R) of current anilox measurement devices. As there is no ANSI standard, deviation between instruments will be determined and potential calibration established. Dan Reilly, Flint Group; Jean Jackson, Praxair Surface Technologies, Project Leader Narrow Web UV Ink Spitting Ink spitting has been a chronic problem in UV flexo printing for narrow web applications. The issue causes reduced running speeds, added clean ups, and compromises press efficiency. This project is designed to investigate the parameters that can influence the problem, and identify the root cause or causes. Mike Huey, Harper Corporation of America, Project Leader ISO Flexographic Ink Standard ISO 12647 currently calls for process inks to be certified under ISO2846-5. This project evaluates consolidation of ISO ink targets from the flexographic standard 2846-5 to 2846-1, to verify that flexographic ink suppliers worldwide can economically provide process color flexographic inks to a common standard color under methods defined in 2846-5, as well as to study an “alternate” option for process magenta within the 2846-5 ink standard, and to verify the correlation of the substrate independent ISO 2846 ink standard to commonality of color reproduction on packaging substrates. Jay Sperry, Clemson University, Project Leader 10:30aM – 11:30aM FIRST roundtable (open Meeting) Come to this open forum to discuss and better understand FIRST 4.0. See why FIRST is being embraced as a means to achieve predictable consistent print results with increased productivity. Come learn and share experiences with others who have implemented FIRST and those who plan to. Everyone is welcome to attend as FIRST is a living document built by those who live flexography daily. 10:30aM – 11:30aM FQC team Meeting (open Meeting) The FQC Team will meet to discuss the current trends and concerns of the membership to identify and organize potential new projects. Participants are invited to provide input, volunteer resources and become involved with the technical arm of FTA. Last year’s meeting was standing- room only with 3 new projects initiated. Get involved with the FQC in this open meeting format.