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FLEXO Magazine : April 2008
FTA TODAY Is Everyone at Your Location Receiving Member Benefits? In order improve the way we serve our members, FTA created the FTA Member Profile. The Member Profile will help in myriad ways. Primarily it will aid your Association in targeting only those who stand to benefit from specific services and messages. New contacts will also be added to Inside the FTA, EHS Direct, FLEXOLive! and FLEXO Magazine's circulation lists. The form can be downloaded at: http:j jwww.magnetmail.netjimagesjclientsjFlexgraphyjattachj FTAMemberProfile.pdf Please fax or email the form back to the attention of Alexa Bennett at 631-737-6813. If you have any questions please con- tact FTA's Membership Dept. at 631-737-6020. Education At Your Disposal While FFTA's Annual Forum is the premier event for learning about flexographic printing and converting, FTA's co-sponsored programs offer additional unique opportunities for cost-effective employee training. Co-sponsored seminars on a variety of topics run throughout the year. Check this list of upcoming events: FFTAjClemson University Digital Proofing for Flexography May 15 - 16 Clemson, SC Digital proofing technology is improving rapidly, and now is the time to increase flexo predictability and save press produc- tion hours. This intensive day and a half seminar bridges techni- cal presentations and hands-on evaluation of leading proofing systems! Cost: $495 for FTA members and non-members. To sign-up visit http://graphics.clemson.edujITCjdigitaLproof- ing_for_flexo_seminar.htm. For more information contact Jay Sperry at 864-656-4732. FFTAjRIT Color Management for Flexography June 3 - 5 Aug. 5 - 7 Rochester, NY This seminar consists of practical workshops and hands-on demonstrations to guide you through all the steps necessary to successfully implementing color management specifically for flexography. A benchmark fingerprint or profile run will first be conducted to characterize color output from both the flexo press and a digital proofing system. Cost: $750 FTA members, $1,500 non-members. To sign up, visit http://www.ftastore.comjmoreinfo. cfm?ProducLID=128. - FFTAjFVTC Achieving Consistency in Process Printing June 16 - 19 Oct. 6 - 9 Appleton, WI This advanced training seminar deals with concepts and tools involved in the production of high quality repeatable process printing. It includes lectures, demonstrations, a field trip, and the actual printing of a four-color process job to Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications and Tolerences (FIRST) specifications on an eight-color central impression gearless press. Cost: $900 for FTA Members, $1,800 non-members. To sign up, visit http://www.ftastore.com/moreinfo. cfm?ProducLID=140 FFT AjRIT Basic Flexographer - Level I June 17 - 19 Aug. 19 - 21 Oct. 21 - 23 Rochester, NY This 3-day program covers the basic flexographic printing principles and procedures necessary for entry level flexographic printing production. At the completion of this course participants will be prepared to take the FT A Levell certification exam. Cost: $750 for FTA members, $1,500 non-members. To sign up, visit http://www.ftastore.com/moreinfo. cfm?ProducLID=189 FFTAjClemson University Color Measurement and Management Symposium June 25 - 27 Clemson, SC A technical program designed for industry professionals who need to communicate about and manage color effectively. Participants will learn workflow for color reproduction, as well as calibration and use of color measurement devices, techniques for profiling scanners, cameras, computer monitors, proofing sys- tems and press capabilities; all to ensure consistent and repeat- able color on press. Cost: $795 for FTA members and non-members. $750 per per- son for groups of three or more. For the complete schedule and to register online, visit http:// graphics.clemson.edujITCjsYITI-color.htm. APR I L 2008 www.f I exog ra p hy.o rg FLEXO