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FLEXO Magazine : May 2010
10 28 Forty judges selected more than 150 examples of cutting-edge flexographic printing worthy of recognition among their peers. Winners of the 2010 FTA Excellence in Flexography Awards competition are displayed prominently in these pages. Also in this issue is an ode to the 48th inductee to FTA’s Hall of Fame. And surely you noticed the unique clear outer cover. A litho job? I think not—a demonstration of last year’s Technical Innovation Award winner. May 2010 VOLUME 35, NO. 5 In This Issue FTa TODay 8 Publisher’s Ink 152 association News 156 Engaging Ideas 38 No Magic, No Mysticism, Simple Mechanics...Pure Flexo Robert Moran Charlie Brown, best known for his work at Topflight, is the 48th inductee into FTA’s Hall of Fame. 146Lean and Green Doreen M. Monteleone Two FTA member companies were recognized for their efforts in going green. 150Implementation Initiation Color Management Group has become the first FTA mem- ber to enroll in the new FIRST Implementation Specialist Certification program. INDUSTRy INDICaTORS 10 Natural attraction Christian R. Bonawandt McCain Foods has learned the good ingredients make good products, and good partners make for a successful packag- ing redesign. 16 The Truly Integrated Circuit Dr. Peter Harrop Recent advancements in electronics will rely heavily on printed circuitry and flexible substrates. TECHNOLOGIES & TECHNIQUES 20 No Science Fair Project Robert Moran and Christian R. Bonawandt The clear top cover to this issue showcased real-world flexo, printed at Cenveo MM&T in Ontario. PLaNTS & PROCESSES 28 Think Shrink! Robert Moran New digs, new equipment, big plans and hands-on manage- ment...At Baltimore-based Mann-Pak, the focus is on an emerging niche market. 34 Who you Callin’ Crazy? Cayleigh Nichols Following SOPs and adhering to FIRST principles will ensure that you don’t repeat the same mistakes. FLEXO® M ag azine (ISSN-1051-7324) is published mo nthly by the Foundation of Fle xogr aphic Te chni cal Ass ociation. Ad dr ess all co r re spo nde nce t o FLEXO® M aga zine, 900 Ma rco ni Avenue, Ro nkonko ma, NY 11779-7212. Telepho ne: 631-737-6020. Fa x: 631-737-6813. Copyright ©2010. All rights reserved. Subscriptions: 1 year: $55 U.S ./$76 foreign; 2 years: $92 U.S ./$125 foreign; 3 years: $125 U.S ./$170 foreign. Single copies: $7 U.S./$10 foreign. Periodicals postage rates paid at Ronkonkoma, NY 11779, and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to FLEXO® Magazine, 900 Marconi Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-7212, USA. Printed in USA. Publications Mail Sales Agreement No. 1558153. FLEXO® Magazine is the official journal of the Foundation of Flexographic Technical Association, devoted to education, technical and research support to advance flexographic technology. Acceptance of advertising in FLEXO® Magazine does not imply endorsement of the product or service by the FFTA. Opinions expressed in bylined articles are not necessarily those of the FFTA. FTA HeAdquArTers & FLeXO ediTOriAL, AdverTising, subscriber services 900 Marconi Avenue Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-7212 Phone: 631-737 -6020 Fax: 631-737 -6813 PubLisHer robert Moran, ext. 17 firstname.lastname@example.org ediTOr christian r. bonawandt, ext. 31 email@example.com direcTOr OF business deveLOPMenT Jay Kaible, ext. 20 firstname.lastname@example.org educATiOn direcTOr Joe Tuccitto Phone: 651-319-5003 email@example.com grAPHic/Web designer Katie dubois firstname.lastname@example.org Taking Plate Quality to New Heights Direct Engraving Material AVCE is a true polymer material for direct engraving that delivers amazing results. Up to 250 lpi (when processed with a Stork Helios laser engraver) with excellent repeatability and 30% faster processing. It’s environmen- tally friendly and economical! Available for letterpress, flexo and dry offset. www.AndVre.com/DirectEngraving AV 9545 AVCE ad_Flexo.indd 1 3/9/10 8:12:53 AM 43 FTa 2010 Excellence in Flexography awards Complete details about this year ’s winning entries. Wide Web 48 Mid Web 68 Narrow Web 74 Paperboard 90 Napkin 98 Combined Corrugated 102 Preprinted Linerboard 112 Envelope 118 Graphic Design 130 Newspaper/Publications 139 Student 140 Self Promotion 144 FLX_May10_sec1.indd 6 4/19/10 11:50 AM