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FLEXO Magazine : February 2012
Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances FIRST 4.0 Sale Not $99...Not $75...Not even $60 bucks... FIRST 4.0 now only $50 (or buy two for $75!) Visit FTA’s booth (#339) to get your copy of the industry sensation, FIRST 4.0 today. Offer good while supplies last. Cash & carry only – this means no shipping. You must take delivery of FIRST 4.0 onsite during FTA’s 2012 Annual Forum & INFO*FLEX Exhibition. Offer valid for FTA members and non-members alike. 23 wednesday,March21 Wednesday, March 21 8:30am - 10:30am FIRST and Foremost: Using FIRST in Production Planning Session Chairs: Eric Ferguson, MacDermid Printing Solutions & Karen Daniels, Coca-Cola North America We all know about using FIRST as a process control tool to help establish predictable print quality. But when it comes to production planning, FIRST can help you get a jump-start where it time really is money—in the press room. As in all things, the devil’s in the details. To illustrate how FIRST can be used as a production guide, we’ll present a “live job” in the pre-production stage. Industry experts will demonstrate FIRST methods for analyzing the design, planning for prepress, and executing the printing. Don’t be surprised if we toss a curve-ball (or two) at you for discussion...this is the real world, after all! It all comes down to this: The skills of your own production planning team can make-or-break deadlines, print quality and ultimately the success of each print job (aka “our profit!”) This session will get you thinking about your production planning, and ways you can improve your printing process and increase profitability—on each and every print job. Before you hit the production floor, let FIRST be your guide to successful print production. Presenting the Design Concept Jay Sperry, HAVI Global Solutions FIRST in Conceptual Design Conceptual design is empowered, not limited, by understanding the requirements that impact graphics within any given print technology. Frank will show how Gravity utilizes FIRST specifications to inform design in such a way as to manage not only brand equities, but perhaps more importantly, client expectations. Frank Grimaldi, Phototype (d.b.a Gravity) FIRST in Premedia Production Prepress will take the design and convert it into separations and plates that when printed will accurately represent what the designer and brand owner intended. We will use the FIRST specifications to identify and utilize plate specifications, color profiles and press curves to that end. Marshall Hogenson, OEC Graphics FIRST Production Review: Labels Drew will pre-flight the sample design and review for three varied label technologies: shrink sleeve, heat transfer and pressure sensitive labels. Initial review will be generic to all label technologies and then break out to specific requirements per label type, all based upon FIRST guidelines. Suggestions on alternate print process options will also be reviewed. Drew Miller, Multi Color Corporation FIRST Production Review: Flexibles Brad will speak from the perspective of a FIRST-certified production manager. Standardizing to FIRST in your pressroom provides, 1) consistency between print runs, 2) a reliable level of quality your customer can expect, and 3) maximum press uptime, reducing wasted time and materials. Brad Ehlers, Berry Plastics Corporation Changing the Design Concept Jay Sperry, HAVI Global Solutions Panel Discussion: Adapting to Design Changeas 11:00am - 12:00pm FIRST Roundtable (open meeting) Be sure to attend this open forum to discuss and better understand Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances (FIRST) 4.0 . Learn why FIRST is widely embraced as a means to achieve predictable, consistent print results. Hear from others (and share your own experiences), on implementing FIRST. Everyone is welcome to attend.