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FLEXO Magazine : July 2010
more involved in the flexographic process. The FFTA Forum really opened our eyes and made us realize that there is so much support and passion in the flexographic industry. Meet- ing influential people in the print industry was amazing and attending meetings really made us ponder our future in the flexographic industry. ExcEllEncE in ExEcution: RyERson univERsity Ryerson University ’s team conducted an online consumer market survey which determined that hotel guests frequently use and take home shampoo, conditioner and bar soap, and that some guests have a preference for environmentally friendly packaging solutions. The team brainstormed and tested concept packages and designs to arrive at their solu- tion. The Ryerson solution consisted of recyclable 1oz. clear shampoo and conditioner bottles with a flexo -printed BOPP die-cut label. An additional product was a matching heat- sealable paper soap wrapper. Ryerson students printed their project on the university ’s recently installed Comco Cadet 7in., four-color press us- ing digital plates and water-based inks formulated for poly substrates. The BOPP label was printed with a double hit of opaque white to reduce pinholing, followed in-line by a spot blue and black. A water immersion test revealed that the water-based ink required a laminate for this specific end use, so a 1mil self-wound laminate was applied in-line on press. When printing the soap wrapper on a fibrous paper sub- strate, the biggest challenge the students encountered was color matching the spot blue across very different substrates. Initially, the solid blue varied by nearly 20 delta-E across the two substrates, but with adjustments, proofing and spectrophoto- metric analysis, the team was able to match color across poly and highly absorbent paper within less than 4 delta-E , and was also able to match color managed ink jet proofs. The team learned a great deal by participating in the project. The FTA FIRST 4.0 (Flexographic Image Reproduc- tion Specifications and Tolerances) manual and Flexography: Principles and Practices were constant reference sources. The students also took it upon themselves to arrange tours of Toronto-based flexo prepress providers and label printers to obtain advice and insight on how industry would solve similar packaging solutions. By participating in the 2010 Phoenix College Challenge, Ryerson students learned a great deal about flexo. They had the opportunity to meet students from many other institutions across North America and network with industry profession- als at FFTA Forum 2010 and INFO*FLEX in Las Vegas, NV. For the second time in three years, Ryerson was recognized with a Phoenix Challenge award, this time for Top Execution of the project. n FtA tODAY The team from Ryerson University: (front, left to right) Nathan Plavnick, Hannah Plavnick, Lauren Lincoln, Ahmer Siddiqui, Stephanie Eagle, Lissa Davey, Stephanie McIntosh, (back, left to right) Daniel Quattrociocchi, Jai Gandhi, Ian Baitz (instructor), Jennifer Yeung, Peter Despotas. Photo courtesy Zachery Blackburn, CPCC. Challenge solution submitted by Ryerson University. Photo courtesy Zachery Blackburn, CPCC. www.flexography.org JULY 2010 FlExo 11 FLXO_July10_v2.indd 11 7/16/10 9:36 AM
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