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FLEXO Magazine : April 2010
20 FLEXO april 2010 www.flexography.org FTA TODaY AssOciATiOn nEws Be Heard at Forum 2011! Plans are already taking shape for the 2011 FFTA Forum. If you have a hot topic and would like to be a part of next year’s program, let us know! If your company is looking for greater visibility at the flexo industry ’s most widely an- ticipated and highly attended gathering, we want to talk to you. Submit your abstract today! All sub- missions must be made online at www. flexography.org/abstracts.cfm, with all fields completed. Any questions, please contact Shelley Rubin at srubin@flexog- raphy.org. FiRsT implementation specialist certification FTA recently unveiled a new cur- riculum track in its FIRST Certification series. This FIRST Implementation Specialist program is designed for non-production personnel, including suppliers of flexographic products and services. Like the FIRST Press Operator and FIRST Prepress Operator certifi- cation, the Implementation Specialist track is divided into three levels. At the completion of all three levels, students will have a solid understanding of FIRST methodology and be able to effectively communicate, analyze and apply FIRST design/prepress /print specifications. Eight students from Dunwoody Col- lege of Technology achieved FIRST Operator Level II certification: Shian Cousins, Cole Larson-Ellison, Rose McKernon, Geoffery Pederson, Anne Pelton, Chad Quigley, Andrew Williams and Zachary Zabloski. Thirty-three employees from The Robinette Co. (Bristol, TN) recently passed the FIRST Operator Certifica- tion Level I course: Ryan Barb, John Brewer, Tim Brewer, Issac Buchanan, Rocky Clark, Mike Collin, Linda Dav- enport, Rosa Davis, Erick Donisi, Chris Edwards, Frank Fern, Jonathan Frye, Amy Hanna, Charles Kiser, Kevin Lane, Todd Lawson, Ed Lewis, Matthew Lynch, Jamie Marion, Mickey Miller, Bill Mor- rowetz, Eddie Orfield, Bill Phillips, Justin Rasnake, Mike Reed, Adrain Richmond, Scotty Rogers, Eddie Rowlette, Misha Sevostianov, Randy Street, John Sum- mers, Randy Trivett, Jason Walsh, and Travis Wright. For more details about The Robinette Co. and FIRST Opera- tor Certification, see FLEXO February, page 8. new “FiRsT 4.0 On the Go!” Regional workshop Announced Do you know how to make a plate? Do you know to make that same plate exactly the same way next time? Attend and get a solid understanding of what it takes to be consistent and repeat- able in a production environment. This workshop will be held on September 16 at the Donald Stephens Conven- tion Center in Rosemont, IL . Visit www. flexography.org to learn more. web watch: www.FLEXOmag.com FLEXO march 2010 Issue Visits: 96,099 Avg. # Pages Viewed: 45 Avg. # Minutes on Site: 17 First-Time Visits: 59% Return Visits: 41% Countries Represented: 81 Major Cities Represented: 943 Top 10 counTrIes 1. United States 2. Canada 3. China 4. United Kingdom 5. Mexico 6. Australia 7. Sweden 8. India 9. Germany 10. The Netherlands Top cITIes 1. Charlotte, NC 2. Chicago, IL 3. Atlanta, G A 4. New York, NY 5. Green Bay, WI 6. Sydney, Australia 7. Appleton, WI 8. Shanghai, China 9. London, England 10. Cincinnati, OH Flexo-certified! LIFE CAN BE GOOD AGAIN NO print defects were experienced NO unnecessary press stops occurred NO blade edge breaks Printing Doctor Blades Your blade life can be 10 times longer with SWEDCUT Distributed exclusively by CANADA – USA – MEXICO FLXON Incorporated +1.704.844.2434 www.flxon.com Exclusive Distribution in CANADA – USA – MEXICO FLXON Incorporated +1.704.844.2434 www.flxon.com Performance Through Quality “I THOUGHT I HAD TO CHANGE BLADES EVERY 8 HOURS” Printing Doctor Blades “In order to prevent anilox scoring, we changed doctor blades every 8 hours on our W+H presses. Since switching to SWEDCUT from a cheaper brand, we have the confidence to run blades for 24 hours or more on multiple jobs. Our anilox roll repair and our blade spend are both a lot less.” Operations Manager, Major Flexible Packaging Printer Northeast USA Direct Traffic 37% Referring Sites 41% Search Engines 22% FLXApril10_mech.indd 20 4/10/10 1:22 AM
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