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FLEXO Magazine : April 2011
14 Are Round Image Carriers Finally Here? This presentation will cover the history of “round” image carriers in North America, as well as the types of imaging and processing workflows that are available. It will recap the benefits associated with the use of round image carriers and examine the workflow, supply and economic challenges that have hindered acceptance and the steps that are being taken to reduce those barriers. Finally, it will provide guidelines as to the type of work most suitable for round image carriers and provide a model to evaluate the economics. Ray Bodwell, DuPont Packaging Graphics Genetic Transfer Technology, Revolutionary Roll Surface for Natural Ink Management: Bye-Bye Anilox GTT is a reinvention of the anilox roll engineered by a whole new ceramic composition and surface geometry, empowering printers to their highest potential. Expanding the print range of a traditional anilox roll, it can allow you to slash your anilox inventory in half; print cleaner and denser, while reducing mottling, pinholing, haloing and dot gain, and potentially increase ink mileage; Run faster, reduce downtime, get you one step closer to standardization and significantly boost profitability. Aaron Lessing, Apex North America New High Density Bar Codes: It’s Not Just UPC Anymore With the advent of new types of bar codes and new uses of these bar codes, flexographic printers are faced with challenges that they have never had before. From GS1 Coupon codes to 2D Matrix symbols, these new bar codes are showing up in new places. It is imperative that flexo printers be aware of these new types of bar codes. This presentation serves as the perfect introduction to the prepress and on-press challenges these codes present. Glenn Spitz, Webscan, Inc. emerging trends session FORUM WORKBOOK sunday,May1