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FLEXO Magazine : January 2011
8 A new year, another look into the past, present and future of the flexographic printing and converting industry. For 2011, FLEXO offers an excerpt-style glimpse from the ongoing development of the Sixth Edition of Flexography: Principles and Practices. It examines the state of the industry and predicts things to come for many segments. In addition, this issue offers a glance at the evolving world of printed electronics. But none trumps this month’s cover story: Accredo Packaging, an FTA member whose sustainability policies prove it truly has the future in mind. JANUARY 2011 VOLUME 36, NO. 1 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 ©2011. 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 38 FTA TODAY 4 Pub Ink 6, 52 Association News 8 Forecast 2011 Robert Moran A glimpse into the current and future state of the flexographic printing and packaging industries. Excerpted from the upcoming Sixth Edition of Flexography: Principles and Practices. 20 Printed Electronics 2011 Raghu Das The successes and failures of 2010 in this segment foretell its future. 22 Planning for the Future Jerry Scher Understanding the challenges that await your business and building a plan to face them are key to success. 24 Color at the Core Christian R. Bonawandt A recap of PIA’s Color Management Conference, which took place Dec. 4-6 in Phoenix, AZ . 28 A&V: 50 Years of Innovation Founded in 1961, Anderson & Vreeland Inc. has been at the forefront of innovation in flexography. 50 Online Auction FTA plans to raise funds for its newly announced FIRST Certification Scholarship using an online auction. PLANTS & PROCESSES 32 True Believers Christian R. Bonawandt Accredo Packaging, Sugar Land, TX , doesn’t just believe in green—it lives it ever yday, and has since the beginning. TECHNOLOGIES & TECHNIQUES 38 When Digital Really Makes Sense Mark Vanover When short runs are a small part of your business, you need a complete digital solution at a more aggressive price level. 42 Packaging Design & the Role of the Digital Printer Hiroshi Ono A look at how wide format ink jet printing can help you produce the perfect prototype. 44ToBuy or Not to Buy Manufacturers offer a hard look as to when and how to incorporate digital into a flexo operation. FLIP THIS ISSUE FOR A COMPLETE FFTA FORUM 2011 BROCHURE! 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 forum 2 011 Special OfferS • Register by March 4 and receive $200 off your registration. • “Buy 2, Get 1 Free” on Full Forum registrations for Printers/Converters and CPC’s. May 1–4 JW MarriOtt and indiana cOnventiOn center indianapOliS, in www.flexography.org FORUM 2011 SETTING THE PACE FOR FLEXO PACKAGING EXCELLENCE Forum2011_brochureJan.indd 1 1/25/11 5:49PM
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