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FLEXO Magazine : June2010
Presses Get “Smarter” FFTA Forum Recap Troubleshooting Guide Technical Innovation june2010 6 40 FFTA Forum 2010 has officially come and gone, but you can get the scoop on all the happenings right here in this month’s edition of FLEXO. But that’s not all, this issue also features some of the hottest innovations in the industry, including this year’s Technical Innovation Award winner and some that were newly launched at INFO*FLEX 2010. Even more groundbreaking is the debut of FLEXO’s Troubleshooting Guide. Presented in these pages is the first installment— spanning nine articles— are some of the most requested topics. Additional topics will be addressed in issues to follow. June 2010 VOLUME 35, NO. 6 In This Issue FTA TODAY 4 Publisher’s Ink 69 Association news 6 “The Premium Package”: Produced at the Right Time in the Right Place Robert Moran and Christian R. Bonawandt New technologies, tried and true best practices, standardization and application of FIRST—these are the proceedings of Forum 2010, which called together more than 1,500 flexo print pro- fessionals May 2-5. 24 FIRST Hand Learning Rose McKernon An inside perspective on a flexo education that includes applica- tion of FIRST principles from the very beginning. TeCHnOLOGIeS & TeCHnIQueS 26 Working Smarter Christian R. Bonawandt Bobst Group/Fischer & Krecke GmbH earned the FTA 2010 Technical Innovation Award for its smartGPS technology. 30 Dual ultraviolet and electron Beam Curing of Printing Inks Stephen C. Lapin and Steve Lundahl A study shows that combining UV and EB dryers in-line can enhance the effectiveness of curing inks. 40 Going 100% Digital Marek Skrzynski and Karen Leet Known for years as a quality analog plate provider, CSW teamed with MacDermid to move to a completely digital platemaking workflow. 42 Anilox Standardization Sean Teufler Getting a handle on your anilox inventor y is a sure bet for success. 36 Multi-Color Profile Proofing Ron Ellis The benefits and challenges behind five-plus color proofing. PLAnTS & PROCeSSeS 64 Dare to Differentiate Roger Bostdorff When faced with a customer that is largely price-focused, it is essential that you offer a differ- ent perspective. InDuSTRY InDICATORS 66 Collaboration, Innovation At EskoWorld 2010, attendees learned about new technologies and partnerships being formed to better the products they use every day. FLEXO® Magazine (ISSN-1051-7324) is published monthly by the Foundation of Flexographic Technical Association. Address all correspondence to FLEXO® Magazine, 900 Marconi Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-7212. Telephone: 631-737-6020. Fax: 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 FLeXO Troubleshooting Guide The first installment of a series of short, informative guidelines for remedying common print issues and defects. While far from comprehensive, the selection represents some of the most requested topics from printers/converters. Keep looking to FLEXO through the year for more installments. 48 Dirty Printing (Wayde Clark) 52 Feathering (Patrick Mollman and Roger Hall) 53 Halos (Patrick Mollman and Roger Hall) 54 Doctor Blade Analysis (Tom Allison) 56 Plate Swelling (Tom Cassano) 58 Ink Adhesion (John Signet) 59 Ink Drying (John Signet) 60 Chatter (Paul Sharkey) 61 Dot Bridging (Michael Hoft) FLX_June2010_mech.indd 3 6/10/10 9:36 AM