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FLEXO Magazine : August 2010
FTA TODAY 8 Publisher’s Ink 12 Association News INDUSTRY INDICATORS 14 Building a Brand Robert Moran A&P’s Doug Palmer talks about the challenges in boosting its private label brand names. 22 Opportunities Beyond Labels The narrow web printing indus- try is growing, and Labelexpo Americas 2010 will have it all on display. 24 On Display at Labelexpo A glimpse at what you can ex- pect to see at the Sept. 14-16 event. PRESS BUYER’S GUIDE 36 Press Tech: A Real Green Machine Jason Manders Can a flexo press be more eco- friendly? You bet! 38 Your Press Can Do More What manufacturers are doing to improve efficiencies of today ’s CI preses. 40 Installing and Maximizing Productivity Greg Collins and Mike Reinhardt So, you’ve decided to buy a new press. Here’s what you need to think about before it can be de- livered and installed. 48 How Much Speed Do You Need? Mario Mucciacciaro When does running at high speeds make sense for a wide web flexo printer? 54 Community of Excellence Christian R. Bonawandt A group of printers in the Northeast have built a culture of openness, along with a dedica- tion to advanced technology. 58 A Drive for Energy Management Michael Perlman A look at different factors affect- ing efficiency in motor drives. 64 Making Every Second Count Jeff Feltz Advanced narrow web technol- ogy is revolutionizing change- over times. 72 FIRST & Continuous Improvement Ann Warzecha and Kim Madigan Through process control and Lean initiatives, Smyth Minneapolis boosted productiv- ity by 50 percent. 80 The Case for Hollow Shaft Torque Motors Harald Poesch Innovations in torque motors make them ideally suited for many applications, including printing presses. 86 Anilox and Doctor Blade Selection Guide Steve Wilkinson The histor y of flexo ink metering, as well as an analysis of different roll and blade types. 22 40 It’s back! FLEXO is proud to offer the second annual Press Buyer’s Guide. This year, we survey the evolving state of flexographic press technology, to show how advancements are making printing faster, cheaper, less wasteful and even greener. But that’s not all! This month we also introduce the first-ever Anilox and Doctor Blade Selection Guide. Also, be sure to check out our Labelexpo Americas preview in this issue. AUGUST 2010 VOLUME 35, NO. 8 In This Issue 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 email@example.com EdiTOr christian r. bonawandt, ext. 31 firstname.lastname@example.org dirEcTOr OF businEss dEvELOPMEnT Jay Kaible, ext. 20 email@example.com EducATiOn dirEcTOr Joe Tuccitto Phone: 651-319-5003 firstname.lastname@example.org grAPHic/WEb dEsignEr Katie dubois email@example.com Booth #6115 Booth #319 Booth #1040 To Advertise Here Contact Bob Moran or Jay Kaible at 631-737-6020 August2010_mech.indd 6 9/7/10 1:42 PM
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