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FLEXO Magazine : March 2010
SESSIONS 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 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 SmartGPS: An Industry Changing Advance in Flexo Printing Technology The development of systems capable of measuring the combined plate sleeve enables optimum impression and register from the very first impression. This technology provides huge benefits with savings in press time and materials, and reductions in emissions and waste, while offering extraordinary print grade and quality. Production data from installations around the world will be cited and discussed. The sum of all savings is substantial; the impact on flexo in general and individual printers is dramatic. This technology virtually eliminates a major portion of start-up, making flexo a more competitive print process. 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 finishing solutions, ways to overcome the standardization of the printing process and the best solutions for a fully sustainable converting process. Jose Soler, Comexi, SA an interest in flexography. I always come back from the Forum excited and ready to implement new ideas or strategies. “ — Rick Rosenberger, Solo Cup Company 7 ” It’s a great experience to be with so many professionals that share
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