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FLEXO Magazine : December 2012
the competition every day. The kick-off session, “FOG’D 2012: Reality Flexo,” showcased consumer product com- pany demands, applied them to actual commercial print production runs, laid results side-by-side and compared what is achieved on a flexographic press to the output on offset, gravure and digital machines. • FLEXO Magazine asked a cadre of industry experts from all over the printing industry for their input on the heart and soul of flexographic printing: inks and substrates. In the May 2012 issue, experts took to the pages of FLEXO to examine, explain and educate best practices, new technologies and possible shortfalls of both inks and substrates. Their research has helped readers cut costs, handle waste more efficiently, and ultimately, achieve better printing. • For FLEXO Magazine’s Anilox Roll & Doctor Blade Selec- tion Guide, writers delved into topics ranging from Anilox Technologies for High-Definition Printing and Future High Performance Blades, to Uniform Doctor Blade Metering and Anilox Roll Volume Specifications. The issue also covered Vancouver, WA-based Portco Packaging and its efforts in FIRST certification. Through its commitment to its employees, Portco has created a flexible environment that allows the company – and its employees –to grow and flourish. • In the Prepress & Design issue, FLEXO turned to the experts and they gave detailed explanations on how to expand the color gamut, innovate and cut waste. Further, the issue taught how to get closer to FIRST guidelines through training, attention to details and new innovations. • Dusseldorf, Germany – FLEXO’s 2012 drupa coverage was extensive. From FLEXO’s initial preview, to its on-site assessment, progress was charted and discussions were already heating up. With more than 50 percent of the 314,500 drupa attendees being top management, the show was a Who’s Who of the printing world. Growth was a major issue at the 60th year of the tradeshow – with food packaging being a major factor – but one thing was certain throughout the program: transformative innovation is the direction in which the industry is going. Many firms revealed their newest technology for the world to see. HONORS & AWARDS • FTA’s Excellence in Flexography Awards: More than 130 entries from all over the world were judged and there was some amazing work achieved on some very unstable substrates. With nearly 500 entries, the choices were difficult but the following earned the top honor of “ Best of Show ” in their respective classes: Ampac Paper Inc. for P.S . Aéropostale Happy Fun Day Shopping Bag Plastic Packaging Inc. for Disney Take Along Treat Package Labelad Ltd. for Southern Comfort® Voodoo, Vampire, Zombies Label 50 FLEXO december 2012 www.flexography.org