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FLEXO Magazine : June 2008
UNE 2008 VOLUME 33, NO.6 -+In This Issue FFTA Forum 2008 came and went this past April (27-29), but the buzz still lingers. New ground was broken, milestones were marked and set. Read all about it in FLEXO's extensive and exclusive coverage of all 10 technical sessions and the packed INFO*FLEX floor. This issue also marks the 5th Annual Designer's Guide to Flexo, starting with input from FTA's CPC Leadership Council (page 20), followed by a design-specific update on FIRST 4.0 and two- that's right, two-Beginner Flexographer features. 34 \ ( . fi'i ì , / THE FLEXC',"A4PHIC TECHNOLOGY SOURCE JI CPC: Tryint) Out TEST Lead In Ink FFTA Forum Recap 66 34 Less Hands Mean Less Errors Mark Vanover Dynamic content software-linked remotely to customer databases-can prevent errors as far back as the design stage. FTA TODAY 4 Pub Ink 6 Association News 74 Engaging Ideas 10 TEST: Empowering Employees Christian R. Bonawandt The InterFlex Group, Wilksboro, NC has witnessed first-hand the value ofFfA's powerful new education initiative. BUYER'S BRIEFING 20 Performance Review & Customer Evaluation Members of FfA's CPC Leadership Council discuss design needs and habits. FLEXØ _.' .-r.o"..o..- " FTA HEADQUARTERS & FlEXO EDITORIAL, ADVERTISING, SUBSCRIBER SERVICES 900 Marconi Avenue Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-7212 Phone: 631-737-6020 Fax: 631-737-6813 38 Production Automation and Converting Mark Wilton To streamline steps in the production process, you need to have systems integrated or connected. JDF technol- ogy can help you achieve that. TECHNOLOGIES & TECHNIQUES 2 1JJ1 FIRST 4.0 For Designers Bill Pope FTA's technical director reveals key updates to the design section of the upcoming latest edition of FIRST. PUBLISHER Robert Moran, ext. 17 firstname.lastname@example.org 52 Golden Moments Robert Moran and Christian R. Bonawandt Get the complete recap of the enor- mously successful FFTA Forum 2008, which celebrated the Association's 50-year history, and broke new ground for the future. EDITOR Christian R. Bonawandt, ext. 31 email@example.com PLANTS & PROCESSES 42 Culture, Leadership & Value Robert Moran FFTAjoined with PIAjGATF and AGAT on April 13-16 for the Continuous Improvement Network (CIN) conference. DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Jay Kaible, ext. 20 firstname.lastname@example.org BEGINNER FlEXOGRAPHER 26 Corrugated Design Disasters E. Dean Gilbert, Ed.D. Understanding these key structural, graphic and print-related pitfalls can save a lot of trouble and make your next flexo corrugated project much smoother. 66 Scoring An 11 Dunwoody College of Technology took the grand prize in the first-ever College Phoenix Challenge competition. TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Bill Pope Phone: 585-267-5434 email@example.com EDUCATION DIRECTOR Joe Tuccitto Phone: 651-319-5003 firstname.lastname@example.org p'S & Q's 48 Retort Packaging Christian R. Bonawandt Brian Votaw of Master Packaging discusses the reality of the growing market segment, and what flexo needs to do to pull share from gravure. INDUSTRY INDICATORS BEGINNER FlEXOGRAPHER 32 Designing for Process Color Zachery Blackburn and Gareth Burns Everything you need to know about creating a CMYK flexo label. DIGITAL DESIGN & PRODUCTION Red Flag Media www.redflagmedia.com 12 Pressing Issues 19 The Versatile Pouch More and more pouch-type packag- ing is entering into the mainstream and gaining visibility, claims Reynolds Flexible Packaging President Jeff Kellar. 50 Don't Be Mis-Lead Greg Cansler Is your ink lead-free? Does it have to be? The answers may surprise you. :/: TEST _ :: ::': r O a-: 4fiHARPER" FLEXOil> Magazine (ISSN -1051-7324) is published monthly by the Foundation of Flexographic Technical Association. Address all correspondence to FLEXOil> Magazine, 900 Marconi Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-7212. Telephone: 631-737 -6020. Fax: 631-737-6813. Copyright @2008.Allrights reserved. Subscriptions: 1 year: $55 U.S.I$76 foreign; 2 years: $92 U.S.I$125 foreign; 3 years: $125 U.S.I$170 foreign. Single copies: S7 US./SI0 foreign. Periodicals postage rates paid at Ronkonkoma, NY 11779, and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to FLEXOil> Magazine, 900 Marconi Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-7212, USA. Printed in USA. Publications Mail Sales Agreement No. 1558153. FLEXOil> Magazine is the official journal of the Foundation of Flexographic Technical Association, devoted to education, technical and research support to advance flexographic technology. Acceptance of advertising in FLEXOil> Magazine does not imply endorsement of the product or service by the FFTA. Opinions expressed in bylined articles are not necessarily those of the FFTA.