by clicking the arrows at the side of the page, or by using the toolbar.
by clicking anywhere on the page.
by dragging the page around when zoomed in.
by clicking anywhere on the page when zoomed in.
web sites or send emails by clicking on hyperlinks.
Email this page to a friend
Search this issue
Index - jump to page or section
Archive - view past issues
FLEXO Magazine : Golden Anniversary Commemorative Journal
"There exists a tremendous reservoir of know-how in the in- dustry which needs correlation and means of disseminating it to the membership. Many problems common to all flexographic printers either are suffered in silence or are being worked out individually and independently-frequently at an unnecessarily high expenditure of time and money. "Under the FTA's auspices, much valuable information can be obtained and common problems can be solved more thoroughly and quickly. I cannot urge you too strongly to lend your support now to the FTA while it is in its formative stage-while you can help to shape its program in the form that will enable you to get the most from it" INITIAL WORKS FTA's Technical Publications Committee immediately an- nounced plans to produce FTA's Technical Manual as a handbook or encyclopedia of flexography. The 34- man committee, chaired by Frank Hamel began soliciting technical bulletins, research pa- pers and other data for evaluation. Eleven subcommittee chairs tackled the different topics: Lewis Reed, inks, coatings and solvents; Bernard Coble, plates and plate mounting procedures; Alex Beale, rolls and cylinders; Russell Tapleshay, films; Stanley Freedman, papers; John Rich, foils and laminations; Charles Pearl, heating, drying and cooling; Linwood Fry, automatic controls; James George; artwork and design; Paul Johnson, presses and printing equipment; Paul Thompson, oper- ating procedures and records. With two meetings behind the fledgling FTA, Flexography, pub- lished an interview with FT A Executive Secretary Julian Ross, who reiterated two major announcements: . The theme for FTA's second Annual Meeting and Technical Forum is: "Pour Basic Steps to Qualif:y Printing Through bet- ter Preparation." The event was set for February 1960 at Chicago's Palmer House. On the agenda: techniques of copy preparation; plus the evaluation of engravings and plates, cylinder preparation and press set-up. . FTA will stage its first annual awards competition with 21 awards to be presented at the 1960 Forum. Awards will be based on two criteria: technical achievement and pictorial excellence. The call for entries was carried in Flexography Magazine and it was stated that two prizes in each of five categories will be awarded. Interested companies were in- vited to submit no more than five entries each. The message, while yet to be adopted in 1958 and 1959, came through loud and clear: At FTA, "Our Members Malee the DÿJèrence." . Coverage of FTA's first-ever Technical Forum, as it appeared in Flexoqraphy Magazine, February 1959. THE EARLY DAYS "Getting a technical association started is one thing. Making it operate successfully is another. The password is communication." -Julian Ross, FTA Executive Secretary, 1959 Alexander Bradie delivers opening remarks to 1959 Technical Forum delegates. Seated for the very first panel discussion (I-r) are: I. Frank Peake, John E. LeCraw, Hugh J. Dunn, Norman Cooper, R.S. Hartmaier, Karl H. Behr and Norman L. Rowe. FTA 50th Anniversary Journal 13
Flexo Sustainable Spring 2008