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FLEXO Magazine : April 2010
SeSSionS SeSSionS 34 FORUM WORKBOOK WEDNESDAY,MAY5 FQC (Flexo Quality Consortium) 8:30am – 10:30am “The Flexo Quality Consortium (FQC), acting as a select standing committee of the Foundation of FTA (FFTA), will provide the industry with a better understanding of the factors controlling the quality of the flexographic printing process. FQC projects investigate selected process variables in order to further develop reproducible process concepts that will allow for measurable advancements in flexographic printing technology. FQC actively participates in the global graphic standards committees and associations in researching and representing the flexographic printing process and FIRST.” In this session the individual project teams will present their findings and answer questions. This is your chance to interact directly with those who are working to provide the data basis for new industry guidelines and standards. Chair: Paul Lodewyck, Flint Group Co-chair: Al Bowers, RR Donnelley Wide Web G7 Characterizations The G7 characterization process provides many advantages to printers in terms of process efficiency, quality and competitiveness with other printing platforms. Wide web flexo results are not necessarily consistent with offset or other platforms, so an effective competitive position for flexography may require an independent dataset. This project is gathering data from a sufficient number of characterizations to develop information that will be provided to ISO to establish a dataset. Mark Mazur, DuPont Packaging Graphics, Project Leader 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 WEDNESDAY, MAY 5 2010Workbook_mech.indd 34 4/11/10 9:05 PM
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