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FLEXO Magazine : November 2011
Toronto area to better serve Ontario customers and then expanding into western provinces. The company has nine distribution sites throughout the United States and three distribution sites in Mexico. FLXON Names Business Managers FLXON Inc. announces the addition of Ed Mora to the newly crafted position of Business Manager–Latin America. According to company President Paul Sharkey, “Based on FLXON’S expand- ing business in Mexico and Central America, we feel it is time to create a position focused exclusively on service to this important market. Ed’s focus will be to partner with printers to help them to reduce waste and to meet their sustainability challenges. ” In addition, he will be developing new support ser- vices in the area. Ed joins FLXON with extensive experience in international marketing throughout Latin America. Kris Harris has rejoined the compa- ny. His responsibilities include account development and maintenance in the western United States and western Canada. Sharkey explained, “We are excited to have Kris rejoin the FLXON team and look forward to his contribu- tion focusing on narrow web accounts. ” In addition to his sales role, Kris will function as supply chain manager for our ever-growing, sustainably focused product lines and services.” BST International, X-Rite Announce Strategic Partnership BST International GmbH, a lead- ing manufacturer of quality assur- ance systems for the web processing industry and X-Rite, the world leader in color management, measurement and communication technologies are jointly developing a true real-time in-line spectral color measurement system. Word indicates that, the cooperation of the two global players will yield value creation beyond the current offering. For the first time, both in-line spectral measurement system and stationary hand-helds will deliver comparable results. This will set a new industrial standard for color quality control and workflow simplification, as the system provides an answer to the ever-growing need to provide both reliable in-line and off-line data on specified colors over the entire print production run. The partners have assembled a world class team of engineers from both companies to solve a tough challenge: develop a fully automated and real-time accurate spectral in-line system that can deliver the precision and exact re- sults required in the flexo, gravure and narrow web market. “Ensuring color control is the decisive key issue for the flexo, gravure and narrow web print- ing industry community,” says Percy Dengler, BST International’s manag- ing director. “ We at BST International are thrilled to be working with X-Rite to bring a jointly devised concept to X-Rite’s industry-leading color measure- ment technology.” Michael Wiebe, chief technology officer, adds, “Combined with our extensive experience in web quality assuring technology this will result in a system creating a new era in press color control in this field. ” “ We are very excited to partner with BST and through the association of our know how, IP and talents, to build a solution that sets new milestones in color driven value creation in flexo and gravure workflows.” c omments Dr. Francis Lamy, X-Rite’s CTO. “ Through our partnership with BST International, we are expanding and leveraging our reach and leading position in in-line color control technology into the flexo, gravure and narrow web printing mar- ket....Through these types of systems, associated to the PANTONE standards, and all the tools that XRITE develops around the PANTONE standard to in- crease its relevance and ease of use in specifications and design application, we believe this will facilitate and enable value creation for brand owners and all actors in this ecosystem at large” www.flexography.org november 2011 FLEXO 21 We’retalkingfast. Nothing beats the accuracy and consistency of the Phantom QDTM Proofing System. Snap the handle into the carriage and the Phantom takes control, keeping pressure even and constant. Changing anilox rollers is quick and easy. The QDTM is utility free, lightweight, and can be taken press side. • Constant proofer loading • Portable: No utilities needed • Magnetic loaded doctor blade • Hard coating on all surfaces • Quick change anilox rollers • Stacked anilox to rubber roller • Solid handle without spring • Snap-in blade holder To learn more, call 704.588.3371 or Toll Free at 866.588.8686 Or order on our website. HARPERSCIENTIFIC DIVISION HARPERIMAGE.COM Americas • Europe • Asia ©2011 Color Management Conference FTA Ad.indd 1 9/23/11 2:14 PM FLX_November11.indd 21 11/8/11 3:52 PM