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FLEXO Magazine : December 2011
Tuesday, March 20 8:00am - 10:00am FQC (Flexo Quality Consortium) Session Chairs: Paul Lodewyck, Flint Group & Jean Engelke, Eastman Kodak Company The Flexo Quality Consortium (FQC), acting as a select standing committee of the Foundation of FTA (FFTA), aims to provide the membership with a better understanding of the factors controlling the quality of the flexographic printing process. FQC projects investigate selected process variables in order to further develop reproducible process concepts that will allow for measureable advancements in flexographic printing technology. In this session, individual project teams will present their findings and answer questions. Selected reports from other sources that meet the FQC requirements for adding understanding based on quantified research will also be included. Topics will include Extended Gamut, plate technology developments, and standards update. “Do More with Four”- Utilizing Standard Process Print to Extend the Capabilities of Flexographic Color Gamut Paul Lancelle, Eastman Kodak Company Ever Wondered What Would Happen if...? A Modern-Day Study of Classic Platemaking Negligence! PJ Fronczkiewicz, Flint Group SID vs. an Accurate Color Match Ian Hole, EskoArtwork Extended Color Gamut Process Printing Dr. Danny C. Rich, Sun Chemical Corporation 10:30am - 12:30pm Press Consumables for High Speed Printing Session Chairs: Gary Hilliard, Hood Packaging & Ann Michaud, 3M Are higher press speeds in your future? They should be! This session will explore ways you can increase production through the use of press consumables and solutions specifically tailored for high speed printing applications. Topics include inks, press bounce, plate packages and more. Don’t be left behind...attend, listen and learn. Your competitors will! Ink Developments for High Speed Printing Jim Felsberg, Sun Chemical Corporation The Interaction Between Flexo Plate Mounting Tapes & New Photopolymer Plate Technologies and the Effect on Print Quality at High Press Speeds Jamie Eggleston, 3M Different Approaches to Reduce Press Bounce Bob Adler, Flint Group Printing Plates Achieving Acceptable White Opacity Values At High Press Speeds – What Are The Optimum Parameters? Rich Emmerling, Flint Group Printing Plates 8 SeSSionS