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FLEXO Magazine : May 2014
FUJIFILM Expanding World Class Technology Center HANOVER PARK, IL—FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division has begun a significant renovation at its Technology Center. Renova- tions are expected to be completed this summer. Construction is underway to more than double the size of the current Technology Center with the new space expanding to encompass more than 20,000 sq. ft. to display everything from the latest technologies in flexography, wide format, and production inkjet solutions to traditional offset printing. The expanded Technology Center will showcase Fujifilm Brillia HD plates and platesetter solutions, the complete range of award winning J Press sheet fed and roll fed inkjet solutions, and Xerox toner based production presses. Also featured will be entry to mid range roll to roll, flatbed and hybrid wide format presses includ- ing the production powerhouse Inca Onset series of UV flatbed presses, the versa- tile Uvistar and the popular Acuity Advance Select and Acuity LED. The Graphium UV inkjet web press for labels, packaging and specialty print, plus the new Clarity flexo print for packaging will be on display. Fujifilm XMF workflow solutions includ- ing ColorPath color management software will also be demonstrated. “A key success factor in our future growth will be to showcase and demonstrate all of our innovative solutions at a centrally located Technology Center,” said Todd Zimmerman, vice president and general manager, FUJFILM North America Corp., Graphic Systems Division. “ The new world class Technology Center will be an indus- try destination, and our Chicagoland location is convenient for customers to visit. This substantial renovation reinforces our dedication and commitment to inkjet leadership and innovations in print technology. We look forward to hosting many more events in Hanover Park, including our highly successful Technology Summits.” Garlock Printing Goes West RENO, NV—Garlock Printing, head- quartered in Gardner, MA , is opening a western U.S . facility in Reno, NV. The FTA member ’s new plant will house a host of equipment, including a NO- VOFLEX CM 10, the company ’s first investment in W&H machinery. Given its strong bicoastal customer base, Garlock decided to have both East and West Coast facilities. Reno proved attractive for a handful of reasons, namely tax benefits (proximity to California without the taxes) and easy access to customers in the Northwest and Southwest. Garlock has acquired a 50,000 sq. ft. building in very good condition that already had insulation and air conditioning, with only minor renovations required to house equipment. It has already initiated plans for a 60,000 sq. ft.expansion. The NOVOFLEX currently being installed has a 67-in. working width, accommo- dates large repeat lengths and runs at 2,000 fpm. Scheduled to be fully opera- tional by late winter, this pilot press will be joined by up to two additional presses within the year. This is in addition to rewinding, laminating and pouch equipment being installed in early spring. Garlock opened its doors in Gardner, MA in 1987, printing primarily tissue paper in partnership with its sister company, Seaman Paper. With better than one quarter of a century as the largest domestic printer of custom tissue used in retail and consumer products, Garlock also services the fresh produce, snack food, frozen meat and produce, food service, industrial and toilet tissue markets. MEMBERS & MANEUVERS M AY 2014 | FLEXO 125 has made our Xeikon Café events so successful,” said Michael V. Ring, president of Xeikon America, Inc. “ We truly believe an educated customer is the best customer. The Xeikon Café events provide a great opportunity to learn and network with experts, and each other. In this particular case, everyone also saw and heard from a remarkable Olympic gold medalist.” The Printability and Graphic Communications Institute of Montreal hosted the event. It is an integrated center for innovation and expertise in graphic communications and printing. The institute supports technological and commercial development in the graphic arts field, providing consulting on a variety of subjects including train- ing needs, productivity improvement, new materials and consumables. JHS Students First in State to Receive Industry Certification GAINESVILLE, GA—Johnson High School students Dung Tran, Son Bui, Melinda Smith and TJ Farley were recognized at this year’s Phoenix Challenge International Flexographic Competition in Charlotte, NC. In addition, Tran and Farley be- came the first students in Georgia to receive a Level 1 Operator Certifica- tion. Farley and Smith placed second in the Ink Comparison/Matching Competition. Caleb Coggins won the T-Shirt Design Competition. Johnson is the only high school in Georgia that offers a fully industry sponsored flexography training pro- gram. Students receive training in the classroom while completing an online training program that is administered and sponsored by FTA. Zebra Tech- nologies of Oakwood also supports the program through financial, techni- cal and mentoring opportunities. Photo courtesy of Scott Porter