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FLEXO Magazine : April 2011
Booths #1006, 1008 Booths #1001, 1003 Booths #910, 912 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® Maga- zine 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. 32 Pioneers of FIRST Certification Study up on how groundbreaking, entrepreneurial printers—The InterFlex Group, Plastics Packaging, Inc., Smyth Companies and Walter G. Anderson—are parlaying e-learning experiences into optimized operations. Cover photo courtesy of Laura Earnhardt-Auman. 55 Exhibit Guide From the cover ’s fold-out map and booth locator, to short yet detailed synopses of hot, new product offerings, FLEXO’s Official INFO*FLEX Exhibit Guide makes navigating aisles as simple as possible. 105 Forum Workbook Set the Pace for Packaging Excellence—Day- by-Day. The proceedings, presentations and points of note are outlined in Forum 2011’s Official Delegate Workbook. TEChnoloGIES & TEChnIquES 18 Print Inspection: The New Frontier for Press Productivity John Thome 24 Hitting Brand Bull’s-Eye With G7 Master Program Catherine Haynes 46 Standardized Data Sets for Expanded Color Gamut Kristen Zeleznik INITIAL IMPRESSIONS APRIl 2011 VOLUME 36, NO. 4 In This Issue 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 Terri d’Arrigo, 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 • Consistent solid ink density and reduced dot gain. • Millions of impressions without making adjustments. • Easier mounting and demounting. Visit our Web site to request a copy of the R/bak® SA 3000 TAPES BROCHURE at www.rogerscorp.com/handling or call 800.935.2940. CRI inks speed up the process. 800.346.8570 www.colorresolutions.com Your package has only three to six seconds to grab the consumer’s attention... All Printing Resources 1-800 -445-4017 www.teamflexo.com FORUM 2 011 FORUM WORKBOOK MAY 1–4 | JW MARRIOTT AND INDIANA CONVENTION CENTER | INDIANAPOLIS, IN www.flexography.org FORUM 2011 SETTING THE PACE FOR FLEXO PACKAGING EXCELLENCE Chair: Mark Coffman, Dixie Graphics Co-chair: Randy Butler, Printpack, Inc. Official Exhibit Guide A EXCLUSIVE