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FLEXO Magazine : March 2011
11 Wednesday, May 4 10:30am - 12:00pm FIRST Roundtable (Open meeting) Be sure to attend this open forum to discuss and better understand Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances (FIRST ) 4.0 . Learn why FIRST is being embraced as a means to achieve predictable, consistent print results. Hear from others (and share your own experiences), on implementing FIRST. Everyone is welcome to attend. 10:30am - 12:00pm FQC Team meeting (Open meeting) The working break out session this year will be focused on the Expanded Gamut color project. After a brief introduction to the FQC and how it works, we will solicit ideas and potential sponsors for new projects. The major portion of the time available will be focused on issues around the Expanded Gamut concept. We will have a participative discussion around who actually can benefit, what are the barriers to ExGam and especially review the standard color selection project. We will review the work to date, the concepts at this point, and the path forward. The objective of the FQC is to provide a forum where parties interested in advancing flexography can provide input and hear the thinking of industry experts to come up with broad based solutions. This is your opportunity to help move the industry forward. Controlling Ink Dynamics for process Improvement Flexo printers commonly pay close attention to the basics - color, pH, and viscosity. Too many times other key attributes are overlooked, which negatively impact quality and efficiency. Often overlooked are ink temperatures in which heat buildup can severely change viscosity and pH. Additionally, ink delivery factors can result in either too much which blows out end seals or too little can starve the anilox. Learn how controlling complete ink dynamics can increase productivity and control costs. Ed Dedman, Graymills Corporation Surface Energy 101 A primer on the ins and outs of surface energy in regards to water ink flexographic printing. This presentation covers (1) surface tension of the liquid ink formulation, (2) treatment of the substrate via corona, flame, plasma, and newer technologies, to (3) results of the marriage of this liquid-solid phase along with reasons for success and reasons for possible failures. Scott Maloney, Sun Chemical Corporation “ The technical sessions were great. I could relate to everything they were saying—I live it every day. Forum has a real value for a CPC like me. ” – B il l Amsbury, Amway sessions Forum2011_brochureMarch.indd 11 3/15/11 6:36 PM