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FLEXO Magazine : December 2011
Through 2013, demand is projected to advance 2.4 per- cent per year to 8.9 billion square meters in the United States alone. Forecasters say most dramatic gains are expected in the pharmaceuticals segment. Mexico’s label market totaled 990 million square meters in 2008. Demand is projected to expand 3.6 percent per year through 2013. Canada consumed 775 million square meters of labels in 2008. Demand is projected to advance 2.9 percent annually through 2013. • Top priorities, determined by FTA members, for the as- sociation include: printing specifications, operational improvements, prepress advancements, training, and the science behind the process. Cover StorieS • Accredo Packaging in Sugar Land, TX doesn’t just believe in green—it lives it everyday, and has since its incep- tion. One of the most unique and cutting-edge aspects of Accredo is its decision to exclusively run expanded color gamut process printing. Because the ink colors don’t change, Accredo can print different designs at the same time, including different SKU’s . Add its proprietary ink system to the equation and the company receives a 40 percent increase in productivity with 35 percent less ink. This reduces Accredo’s ink waste by about 95 percent. Now that’s sustainability. • State-of-the-art printing presses are at the heart of FLEX- STAR Packaging’s commitment to capital improvement and the reason for its stellar customer service. Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), real-time inventory reporting and enhanced scheduling coalesce into the successful management of an ever-changing business. • Groundbreaking and entrepreneurial printers: The Inter- Flex Group, Plastics Packaging, Inc., Smyth Companies and Walter G. Anderson parlay e-learning into optimized operations with Flexographic Image Reproduction MAY2011 2011 Excellence in Flexography Best of Show 2011 Excellence in Flexography Best of Show 2011 Excellence in Flexography Best of Show excellence awards Process, Film Gold & Best of Show Midnight IndulgenceTMChocolate Fondue Wrapper Sunshine Plastics Corp. Prepress&Vendor:TrisoftGraphics,Inc. Plates& Vendor: Digital photopolymer Th ick nes s: .067 in Mounting &Vendor:Video PressType&Mfg.: Centralimpression, Windmoeller& Hoelscher InkType&InkSystem: Solvent,doctorbladed Speed&PlateScreenCount:700fpm, 250lpi Sequence:Spotblack,processblack,process cyan, process magenta,processyellow,spotgold,white. Comments: 250lpi Kodak NX plates, G7calibration & methodologies.Thebiggestchallengewas keepingthe vignetteonthelogocleanat250lpi.Weachievedthisby usingtheproperstickybackandby keepingtheinkchemistry balanced. GOLD AWARD GOLD AWARD GOLD AWARD 22 FleXo may 2011 www.flexography.org wide web 20112012 www.flexography.org december 2011 FLEXO 49