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FLEXO Magazine : December 2007
FTA HEADQUARTERS & FLEXO EDITORIAL, ADVERTISING, SUBSCRIBER SERVICES 900 Marconi Avenue Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-7212 Phone: 631-737-6020 Fax: 631-737-6813 PUBLISHER Robert Moran firstname.lastname@example.org Phone ext. 17 MANAGING EDITOR Christian R. Bonawandt email@example.com Phone ext. 31 DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Jay Kaible firstname.lastname@example.org Phone ext. 20 DIGITAL DESIGN & PRODUCTION Red Flag Media www.redflagmedia.com FLEXO® Magazine (ISSN-1051-7324) is published monthly by the Foundation of Flexographic Technical Association. Address all correspondence to FLEXO® Magazine, 900 Marconi Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-7212. Telephone: 631-737-6020. Fax: 631-737-6813. Copyright ©2007. All rights reserved. Subscriptions: 1 year: $55 U.S./$76 foreign; 2 years: $92 U.S./$125 foreign; 3 years: $125 U.S./$170 foreign. Single copies: $7 U.S./$10 foreign. Periodicals postage rates paid at Ronkonkoma, NY 11779, and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to FLEXO® Magazine, 900 Marconi Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-7212, USA. Printed in USA. Publications Mail Sales Agreement No. 1558153. FLEXO® Magazine is the official journal of the Foundation of Flexographic Technical Association, devoted to education, technical and research support to advance flexographic technology. Acceptance of advertising in FLEXO® Magazine does not imply endorsement of the product or service by the FFTA. Opinions expressed in bylined articles are not necessarily those of the FFTA. DECEMBER 2007 VOLUME 32, NO. 12 In This Issue Once again, FLEXO is proud to bring you the flexographic indus- try's exclusive international reference tool for products and services, SourceBook 2008. Doubling as FTA's official Member Directory, more than 1,400 companies are represented from around the globe and across all segments---manufacturers, distributors, prepress providers, printers/converters, consumer products companies, fellow associations, educational institutions, consulting and specialty service firms, as well as individual FTA members. Departments Publisher's Ink 4 FTA Today 137 Advertiser's Index 148 Classified Advertising 149 Engaging Ideas 150 SourceBook International Directory of Flexographic Products and Services 2008 FFTA Fall Conferences Banding Case Study Australia Report DECEMBER 2007 6 Conferences & Exhibitions FFTA Fall Conference Tackles Continuous Improvement Get the low-down on the proceedings at FFTA's "Productivity and Profitability" Conference, which took place Nov. 5 -- 7 in Nashville, TN. 10 Conferences & Exhibitions Global Learning More than 200 flexographers, representing some 100 companies across North, Central and South America came together for FTA's International Seminars, held this past October in Mexico City, Mexico, and Bogotá, Colombia. 14 Global Perspective Flexo Impressions: Australia and New Zealand Paul Lancelle FFTA Chairman of the Board details his trip Down Under for AFTA's Annual Forum, which extended into a grand tour of the Australian and New Zealand flexographic market. 140Testing & Analyses Banding Be Gone Jim Wyman and Dr. E. Dean Gilbert Extensive test runs of a new print cylinder at North Carolina A&T University show that gear marking and banding can become a thing of the past. 144Beginner Flexographer UV Basics A bare-bones guide to UV curing and the many types of drying equipment out there. SOURCEBOOK 2008 19 Manufacturers 20 Distributors 54 Prepress Providers 64 Printers/Converters 74 Consumer Products Companies 106 Support Associations/ Non-Profit 108 Educational Institutions 111 Consulting & Specialty 117 Individual FTA Members 1 19 Products/Services Cross List 126 FTA's North American Printer Members (2008) Cross List btw.18&19 10 140