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FLEXO Magazine : Golden Anniversary Commemorative Journal
THE EARLY DAYS Members of FTA's 1st Board of Directors, seated (I-r): .Jay Bisen, Mead-Atlanta Paper Co.; Sidney S. Shapiro, Bensing Bros. & Denney; Franklin Moss, Moss Type Corp.; Karl L. Weik, Cello-Foil Products; .John Cozza, Diaphane Corp.; Robert Zuckerman, Kidder Press, Co. Standing (I-r): Frank G. Scott, International Paper, Co.; Karl M. Fox, Scott Paper Co.; Frank Longenecker, Simplex Paper Box Co.; Douglas Tuttle, Interchemical Corp.; .J.C. Dunne, Chase Bag Co.; D.P. Dorne, Bakelit, Co.; Frank W. Brey, Paramount Paper Products, Co.; David Killary, Paper Machinery & Research, Inc. EARLY DAYS OF FTA " T he pioneers of the industry little foresaw the potential giant they uncovered. No one visualized flexographic presses running in ex- cess of speeds of 2,000 fpm, web scanners freezing the print at high speed for register checking, delicate halftone and color process printing, 150 line screen work, reverse angle doctor blades, laser-etched continuous print cylinders; photopolmer plate systems; and photopolymer coated cylinders photo-etched directly on the cylinder. All of these impossibles are becoming commonplace in the print shops of today." -T.J. Norman, 1982-Where We Are, Where We Are Goinq, FFTA 1982 Forum Keynote Robert Zuckerman, standing, introduces panelists (I-r) Ray Hollis, .James .J. Carney, Robert Norcross and Edgar L. Parks. B irth of an association was imminent in summer 1958. In fact, the July/August issue of Flexography-a magazine devoted to all forms of rubber plate printing-News Review section, headlined its first entry, "Flexographic Technical Association is Formed: Sept. Meeting Planned." The lead: "Organization of the new Flexographic Technical Association now is being carried out and is to be formalized in September, the new group has announced. A charter commit- tee has been formed to complete preliminary details and several printer, converter and supply firms in the industry already have joined." Listed as interim chairman was Franklin Moss, Moss Type. Heading the Constitution and Bylaws Subcommittee was 10 FTA 50th Anniversary Journal
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