FTA 2013 Fall Conference Set to Shatter Records

Fifty exhibitors, 300 attendees expected at “Got Data? Now What?”

September 6, 2013 – Flexographic Technical Association’s (FTA) 2013 Fall Conference is set to shatter records. Attendance will reach an all-time high. An already expanded exhibit floor has sold out twice and will feature a record fifty exhibitors. With five weeks to go, the theme “Got Data? Now What?” is attracting high levels of attention and is on track to reach 300 attendees.

Printers, converters and CPCs travelling to the Marriott in downtown Kansas City, MO on Oct. 14-16 will have access to nine sessions and seventeen presentations. Briefings will focus on the utilization of data in statistical process control and its application to: expanded gamut printing, continuous improvement, brand color consistency, platemaking, automated color management and troubleshooting the process and its componentry. These topics, coupled with 50 exhibitors showing the most innovative technology and equipment available to the industry, will give attendees access to hundreds of solutions that provide immediate payback within the process workflow, not to mention the bottom line.

Exhibitors/sponsors include the following companies: 360 Imaging / Brandcolor Imaging; 3M Industrial Tapes & Adhesives Division; ACTEGA WIT; Acucote Inc.; AGFA Graphics/Pitman; All Printing Resources; Anderson & Vreeland, Inc.; Aquaflex/PCMC; ARC International; AVT - Advanced Vision Technology; Beta Industries; BST Pro Mark; Carey Color Inc.; Color-Logic Inc.; CT Graphic Arts; CS Labs (A Bradley Systems Co.); Daetwyler Corp.; DCM Usimeca; DuPont Packaging Graphics; Durst Image Technology US, LLC; Eaglewood Technologies, LLC / Sani-Blast; Electronics for Imaging, Inc. (EFI); eltromat America, Inc.; Erhardt + Leimer Inc.; Esko; EyeC-America, LLC.; Fine Line Graphics, Inc.; Flexo Concepts; Flexo Wash LLC; Flint Group Flexographic Products; Flxon Inc.; Harper Corporation of America; Interflex Laser Engravers; Kocher + Beck; Kodak; MacDermid Printing Solutions; Matthews Brand Solutions; MCS; OEC Graphics, Inc.; Pamarco Global Graphics; Paper Converting Machine Co.; Polymount US LLC; Precision AirConvey Corp.; QuadTech, Inc.; Screen USA; Ship & Shore Environmental; The Provident Group; Tri-X Inc.; XDS (XericWeb Drying Systems); and X-Rite. They represent the most comprehensive list of exhibitors from all segments of the packaging, printing and converting marketplace this Fall.

Register now and save $100 (valid until September 27). Consumer Product Companies (CPCs) and printers/converters enjoy specially discounted rates of $95 and $350 per FTA member, respectively. General attendee rates are $650 per FTA member.

FTA’s Fall Conference is chaired by Mike Orcutt, Matthews Brand Solutions and Bart Wright, InterFlex Group. Prospective attendees looking for more information, including the conference schedule and registration info can point their browsers here.


About FTA/FFTA: Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), chartered in 1958, is a professional society dedicated to bringing all members of the flexographic printing community—printers, suppliers, consumer product companies, institutions, prepress houses and others--together by providing opportunities for the free exchange of technical ideas and discussion of mutual concerns. It is a proponent of maintaining and advancing quality standards and includes 1,300 member sites that represent more than 50,000 individuals. Foundation of FTA, founded in 1974, is the educational arm of FTA and is dedicated to supporting and advancing the flexographic printing industry.