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FLEXO Magazine : July 2007
I ndustry assessments, business forecasts, statistical de- mographics—I can’t begin to tell you how often we get requests for such data. And in similar vein, I can’t be- gin to count the number of inquiries that we get. Everyone, it seems is thirsting for every morsel of information that is available—no matter how tiny. Facts, opinions and observations are all welcome. When collected, all input can be compared and analyzed for common points. It’s those compilations that are truly appre- ciated by many in our industry. Here at FTA, as well as FLEXO Magazine, staff spends many hours gathering such material. At times, the information collected goes into presentations for the Annual Forum, a Regional Workshop, Fall Conference, International Seminar, FLEXO Magazine article, Inside the FTA Newsletter or FLEXOLive! E-newsletter. On other occasions, the information is simply filed away for conversational and on-site networking purposes. NetworkiNg & Follow Up Reaching out is a necessity to keep the dialog open. It’s an important part of daily life at our offices. Phone calls are made. E-mails are sent. Committees are convened. Membership polls are tabulated. Regardless of format, discussion after discussion is initiated. Already this year, we’ve offered FTA Excellence in Flexography Awards competition judges the opportunity to reflect on the quality of work being turned out by the printers and converters that the association and its magazine serves. Then, FFTA’s Forum adopted a world view and constructed all presentations around a central theme of “Crossing Borders: Flexo’s Global Gateway.” FLEXO’s P’s & Q’s column has polled FTA printer members on six different subjects and this month is revisiting one high-interest topic that gained a great deal of visibility and generated a great deal of follow-up at Forum—sustainability. ChartiNg the laNdsCape In August, we’re asking a contingent of supplier members to offer their thoughts on the state of flexographic printing in the packaging and graphics arts industry. We’ve re- quested that they speak to where the industry is now, as well as where it’s going. Then, we’ve invited them to expand their thoughts into what the average graphic arts profes- sional needs to know about flexo and why. Side-by-side, these synopses should provide a true portrait of the business landscape that exists today. With that project complete, we’ll turn our attention back to the global front in September. Using the label market segment as a launching pad, our intent is to partner with as many International FTA’s as possible—stretching from Western and Eastern Europe to Asia, Africa, North and South America and anywhere in between. We’re collecting thoughts on trends in the label business, the local and global factors that are affecting those trends and the technologies that are affecting or being affected by those trends. Insights offered by our International FTA partners will certainly docu- ment the world’s view of flexography and serve to generate discussion in all corners of the globe. Keep talking. We’ll be listening. publisher’s ink F l e X O J U LY 2 0 0 7 w w w . f l e x o g r a p h y . o r g BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE FLEXOGRAPHIC TECHNICAL ASSOCIATION Dave Bankson, Label Technology James E. Brown, Cryovac Sealed Air Mark Cisternino, Flexographic Technical Association Larry Claton, Aquaflex Greg Collins, C-P Flexible Packaging Michael Ferrari, Procter & Gamble Raymond “Bud” Gray, Acucote Inc. Gary Hilliard, Hood Packaging Michael Impastato, Flint Group Jean Jackson, Allison Systems Paul Lancelle, Green Bay Engraving Gene Martin, The Robinette Co. Matt Moffett, The Meyers Printing Co. David R. Nieman, All Printing Resources Greg Platt, GMF Flexo Prepress David Straten, Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. Michael G. Schliesmann, Great Northern Corp. immediate past chair BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE FOUNDATION OF FLEXOGRAPHIC TECHNICAL ASSOCIATION Dave Bankson, Label Technology James E. Brown, Cryovac Sealed Air Mark Cisternino, Flexographic Technical Association Larry Claton, Aquaflex Greg Collins, C-P Flexible Packaging Michael Ferrari, Procter & Gamble Raymond “Bud” Gray, Acucote Inc. Gary Hilliard, Hood Packaging Michael Impastato, Flint Group Jean Jackson, Allison Systems Paul Lancelle, Green Bay Engraving Gene Martin, The Robinette Co. Matt Moffett, The Meyers Printing Co. Doug Nelson, Water Ink Technologies David R. Nieman, All Printing Resources Greg Platt, GMF Flexo Prepress David Straten, Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. PUBLISHING DIRECTOR Mark Cisternino on the
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