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FLEXO Magazine : March 2014
Wednesday, April 30 CONCURRENT SESSIONS 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Corrugated - Graphic Demands and Decision Points With the increased demand for retail-ready packaging in the corrugated market and the continued focus of CPCs utilizing the packaging graphic to sell products on the shelf, this session will focus on new ink technology, the latest screening software and whether flat top dots will increase solid ink density and print quality respectively. Also, some printers will offer insight on what drives a CPC decision, whether to print a design direct print flexo or litho, etc. This session will consist of two technical presentations along with a three-member printer panel discussion that will be informative and spark ideas that will help our industry convert jobs now printed by a competitive process to flexo. Chairs: David Nunez, International Paper; Robert Hannum, DuPont Packaging Graphics Flexible Packaging - Discover Something New Join us for an exciting 90 minutes as we explore the latest and greatest ideas from the world of flexible packaging. Never before has such a distinguished panel of experts come together to educate and engage you. Attend and discover what’s over the horizon in this thriving market as we introduce new approaches to meet your customers’ demands for greater shelf appeal. Experts from the realm of flexible packaging will share their vision of current trends and future possibilities. You’ll learn how to communicate with your customers about metallic inks using a quantitative language to describe visual effects and define obscure terms such as “brilliance” and “shiny.” You’ll learn how to make white ink look almost as smooth and opaque as white poly – within ONE PASS! Don’t miss the dynamic session that will have everyone talking about the amazing future of flexible packaging. Chairs: John Paine, C-P Flexible Packaging; Tom Jacques, Bobst North America Inc. Tags & Labels - Add SWAG to Your Label & Tag This session will cover recent methods for pre-qualifying the viability of special effects. Are you looking for dramatic impact and appeal for brands by enhancing the tactile features as well as the visual aspects of your products? Representatives from Harper Corporation of America, Eckart America Corporation and Anderson & Vreeland will present ideas from the comp stages to press achieved ideas. Learn a systematized approach, using different anilox engraving specifications, to demonstrate the most cost effective method of finding the right ingredients prior to going to press. Attendees will also get the chance to look at the process of embossing, from planning to the press run and then a detailed look at comping to assist in the communication process. Chairs: Kim Madigan, Smyth Companies; Kevin Schilling, The Outlook Group 10:30 a.m . - 12:00 p.m . FIRST (Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances) As the flexographic world continues to advance and change, so do the standards. Come join us Wednesday morning to hear from experts in the flexographic industry who will discuss the current changes in the FIRST 4.1 addendum from Implementation, Design, Prepress and Print sections. They will also give you a sneak peak at what is in store for the next update “FIRST 4.X” which will be coming out in the near future. You will then learn how these changes are affected by the ISO requirements and how they will enhance your process. Hope to see you there! Chair: Jennye Scott, Berry Plastics Corporation Forum Chairs: Pepper Stokes, Robbie Fantastic Flexibles and Jessica Harkins Harrell, Anderson & Vreeland, Inc. Official Forum Conference Program See the Complete Agenda at flexography.org 6