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FLEXO Magazine : June 2014
JUNE 2014 VOLUME 39, NO. 6 Contents FTA TODAY 18 Ground = Broken Brad Pareso FTA’s 2014 Annual Forum and INFO*FLEX shattered records, informed and inspired, and deliv- ered on all promises. First time attendees were amazed and veterans said it was the best yet. Ground wasn’t just broken—it was demolished. TECHNOLOGIES & TECHNIQUES 38 Controlling Prints Using Colorimetry Danny C. Rich, Ph.D, Ray Cheydleur and Greg Imhoff Modern colorimetry can be used to supplement or replace historical densitometry in setting the aims and tolerances for the reproduction of graphic images. 46 Printing “Pop” Alexander James Specialty inks can add a variety of effects to a printed product, but they require additional knowledge, preparation and focus to successfully execute. 52 Doctor Blade Optimization & Analysis Johnny Stamey A new press deserves new doctor blades. When it comes time to optimize your new machine, be sure to perform calculated tests with suppliers and measure and track relevant data. 58 Less Is More John Rastetter and John Bingham While it may sound counterintuitive, lowering an anilox’s linescreen can improve a roll’s perfor- mance. 62 Are Your UV Inks Spitting? Bill Warner Minimizing ink spitting is a never ending goal and proper doctor blade usage can go a long way to making it a reality.