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FLEXO Magazine : March 2010
SUNDAY, MAY 2 SESSIONS 10:00aM – 10:15aM Welcome to Forum 2010! Jean Engelke, 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 5 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 companies will address their own workflows and how the need for speed has driven their decision-making. We’ll also hear how software technology can play a role in helping our organizations meet the challenges of productivity through Lean practices. Chair: Michael Butler, Southern Graphic Systems; Co-chair: David Haradon, IPA Applying e-LEAN Efficiency to Your Digital Graphics Workflow Lean manufacturing efficiency improvement techniques have long been applied to machinery based production workflows in a variety of industries. However, in the graphics and printing arena we are engaged with the digital workflows of our prepress environment. Find out how leading prepress companies are applying the new e-LEAN principles to increase efficiency, improve quality, reduce turnaround time and improve the profitability of their prepress operations. Jeffrey Hemme, OEC Graphics, Inc. Efficiency through Design & Prepress Automation Tools The current marketplace and economy continue to increase demands on the packaging supply chain with regard to quality, lead-time and production costs. Such demands are driving packaging design/prepress companies to explore, implement and utilize automated prepress tools and workflow solutions to improve efficiency. By implementing currently available technologies, companies are able to increase productivity, improve communication and greatly reduce errors in their workflows – all of which lead to a more efficient process. Join us to learn about available tools and how to evaluate them for your operations. Larry Moore, EskoArtwork shows and they keep getting better! “ I have attended about 10 of these — Mick Karchinski, MECA & Technology Machine, Inc. ”
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