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FLEXO Magazine : Golden Anniversary Commemorative Journal
L.l.ld.L Y 1:d..L ò) \..V.l.l.Lp.L1: LI: .üA\..I:.L.LI:.l.l\..1: .n. vv d..L Uò) \..V.L.l.lpl: UUV.l.l \..V V I:.L- age. Lenticular flexo was featured on the May 2002 issue of the magazine as a tipped-on double cover of our nation's capitol, which hosted that year's Forum. Sarasota, FL-based firms Premier Labels and Trinity Graphics teamed up for the project. Corrugated capabilities took center stage in 2003, courtesy of Packaging Technologies Inc. (Concord, ON, Canada), when that year's Excellence Award winners were showcased on a custom-made box containing a copy of FLEXO. INNOVATION DRIVES CHANGE With the Excellence Awards and Forum long being the focal point of FLEXO's demo projects, a new twist came in 2004. The print run was conceived in conjunction with that year's FTAJFlexo Market News Technical Innovation Award winner, Creo Inc. (now SHOW AND TELL .l.l1:V' ( wit] the Hoelscher's Easy-Set impression setting system), the crew pro- duced stand-up pouches, which were bagged and mailed with each copy of the magazine. In 2006, two intrepid publication pro- fessionals braved the airline's newly announced fears of all things liquid and gel to appear at the headquarters of Mark Andy Inc., where RFID-enabled labels were printed and converted in-line for insertion between pages 36 and 37 of the September issue. SPECIFYING SAMPLES FLEXO is not the only publication of FTAJFFTA to take to showing off. Complete sets of the 5th Edition of Flexography: Principles B[ Practices are still mailed in a flexo-printed corrugated box. The two-piece container, which debuted in 1999 and fea- tured artwork that also appears inside the offset-printed books, was produced at Lewisburg Container, Cincinnati, OH. One of the more encompassing demo projects involved the 2nd and 3rd Editions of FIRST. Numerous segments of the flexographic printing industry came together to show the world the true meaning of consistency and repeatability. Samples were orchestrated by a half-dozen volunteer printers, as dozens more industry professionals worked tirelessly to ensure the book's pre- miers. For the 2nd edition, these companies included: · Corrugated: Smurfit - Stone Container Corp., Jacksonville, FL · Envelope: Commercial Envelope, Deer Park, NY · Flexible Packaging: The Excelsior Packaging Group, Yonkers, NY FTA 50th Anniversary Journal 101
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