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FLEXO Magazine : April 2014
Wednesday, April 30 18 CONCURRENT SESSIONS 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m . 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. Chairs: Kim Madigan, Smyth Companies; Kevin Schilling, The Outlook Group Differentiating Your Products Using Special Effect Inks & Coatings Scott Schultz, Eckart America Corporation; Alexander James, Harper Corporation of America Special effects are typically shied away from in flexo printing due to transfer difficulties brought about by coarse particle sizes. New anilox technology, coupled with unique pigment sizes and shapes, now allow printers to create effects that were previously off-limits. This presentation will uncover recent discoveries in more cost- effective methods for pre-qualifying the viability of special effect inks and coatings. Knowing these applications can have a dramatic impact on appeal for brands by enhancing the tactile feature as well as the visual aspect of your products, we’ll present a systemized approach using different anilox engraving specifications to demonstrate the most cost-effective method of finding the right ingredients prior to going to press. Proofing Specialty Inks Alix Guyot, Anderson & Vreeland, Inc. Proofing has come a long way in terms of matching color on bright white proofing paper. Three dimensional software now allows graphics to be virtually placed on boxes, bottles, pouches and more, without ever having to print anything. But there is still a “wow” factor to holding a tangible, working mockup. It’s even more impressive if it is a close match to the press. Solvent, UV-LED and new aqueous inkjet printers are being used more and more as proofing devices with a twist. These machines can have white, clear and/or silver ink and can print on a wider range of stock than a traditional inkjet printer. Mockups are now faster and easier to make and potentially more accurate. No more laminating one substrate to another or making two proofs. Many of these printers can be directly driven by proofing software, allowing for color accurate prototypes printed directly onto press stock. If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much is a color accurate, working prototype worth? 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 peek at what is in store for the next update of FIRST, 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! Chairs: Jennye Scott, Berry Plastics Corporation