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FLEXO Magazine : August 2014
PUBLISHER’S INK CENTRAL IMPRESSIONS The Big O-N-E One year ago this month, I joined FTA. To say my first year has been enjoy- able is both an understatement and an indica- tion that I plan to be around for a second. To be honest, I do miss a few aspects of my old job—the commute (the time it took to walk from my bedroom to my office), the dress code (sweatpants optional), the frequent meetings that happened to be at the bar serving 25 cent wings down the street and that only I attended. But I gladly trade them for the family of FTA employees I see every day. Here are some of the standout memories FTA and FLEXO® have given me in the past year: Forum & INFO*FLEX In the weeks and months leading up to FTA’s biggest events of the year, everyone kept telling me, “wait until you see it.” They couldn’t have been more right. From the packed sessions to crowds on the floor of INFO*FLEX, from late nights finishing the morning show daily emails to waking up before they were even sent out, the experience showed the true power of FTA and why its membership is so strong Great Coworkers Patient, willing to answer my questions, and supplying homemade cookies, cupcakes and the like—truly the best people to work with Working With FLEXO® ’s Contributors They say “write what you know” and that is a very apt way to describe the group of industry members contributing to FLEXO® every month. They are the true meat and potatoes Heart of The Plant This month, we set our sights on the heart of your operation—the press—as well as its performance and its potential. • The press drives the business • Every job passes through it • All results are attributable to it • Put to optimum use, it can position your plant to open new doors for the business • Newest models will make operations faster, better and safer, while taking guesswork out of package print produc- tion That’s just the beginning of the story. Common ground can be found across all platforms—narrow web, mid web, wide web, hybrid and digital. Every printer, engaged in every application, be it labels, tags, pouches, flexible packaging, folding carton, towel/ tissue, napkin, envelope, etc., is constantly heeding calls to: “Save time.” “Save labor.” “Save energy.” As an instrument, the press is the single most important tool of the campaign. Critically integrated into the plant, it can generate both maximum productivity and ample profit margins. It can be, and often is, a competitive advantage and a point of differentiation that can lock in new customers and new business. “Deliver on your promise—consistent, predictable, repeatable results, made possible by the press... appreciate its pivotal role that strengthens your game and equips you to meet customer expectations. ” 12 FLEXO | AUGUST 2014 FTA TODAY