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FLEXO Magazine : November 2012
Eastman Kodak; Veronika Lovell, Sun Chemical Corp.; Rory Marsoun, Esko. Delegates were also addressed by: Al Marquardt, Kimber- ly-Clark; Mark Mazur, DuPont Packaging Graphics; Michael Orcutt, Matthews Brand Solutions; Dan Rosen, Flint Group Flexographic Products; John Seymour, QuadTech; Joe Tuccitto, FTA; and Guy Yogev, AVT. Optimization test plans were put out. Characterization procedures were walked through. The resounding mes- sage delivered, “Running to the numbers (RTN) is your best strategy. FIRST is RTN.” Among the observations and calls-to- action issued: • CPCs want cost-efficient, accurate print every time • Tools and processes are out there to achieve excellent results • Communication is the foundation for success • Critical control points exist at file stage, plate production, setup, even on press • Calibrate and certify all measurement instruments • Measuring and controlling the process has a direct im- pact on print quality SPONSORS & SUPPLIER PARTNERS Forty-two exhibitors—the largest count in recent FTA Fall Conference history—sponsored the event where they stood ready and succeeded in facilitating constant interraction. Information and contact information were exchanged. Notes were taken. Follow-up was promised. Tabletops were manned by represetatives of the following companies: 360 Imaging / BrandColor Imaging; 3M Industrial Tapes & Adhesives Division; AVT; All Printing Resources, Inc.; Anderson & Vreeland, Inc.; Beta Industries; Braden Sutphin Ink Co.; Color-Logic Inc.; Color Resolutions International; Conver- source; CS Laboratories of North America, Inc.; CT Graphic Arts; DCM Usimeca; DIP Co.; DuPont Packaging Graphics; Eaglewood Technologies, LLC / Sani-Blast. Also exhibiting were prominent suppliers to packaging’s printers and converters, namely: Eastman Kodak; eltromat Engineering; Erhardt + Leimer; Esko; Flexoclean- ers.com; Flexotecnica; Flexo Wash LLC; Flint 32 FLEXO november 2012 www.flexography.org