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FTA Releases Newest Edition of Industry Best Seller, FIRST 5.0

BOHEMIA, NY – October 20, 2014 – Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) today announced the release of the newly updated FIRST 5.0 (Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances). With advances in nearly every component of the flexographic printing process, revisions to the industry’s primary reference guide were essential. The extensive update was orchestrated by FTA’s FIRST Committee […]

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FTA Announces Forum 2015 Theme, Venue, Chairs

BOHEMIA, NY – Oct. 9, 2014 – Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), producers of the flexographic printing industry’s main event—FTA’s Annual Forum— today announced “Hitting the Perfect Harmony” as the official theme of the conference. More than two thousand of the industry’s thought-leaders representing every segment of the flexographic supply chain are expected to attend the […]

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INFO*FLEX 2015 Show Floor Sees a 10 Percent Increase to 282 Booths; 200 Already Sold

BOHEMIA, NY – Sept. 25, 2014 – With more than seven months until the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Flexographic Technical Association’s (FTA) 2015 INFO*FLEX Exhibition will house 282 booths, representing a 10 percent increase in space over the 2014 event. To date, 200 exhibit spaces have been claimed, versus the 178 sold at this time last year. […]

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FTA’s Fall Conference Offers Complimentary Tour of 3M Innovation Center

BOHEMIA, NY – Sept. 17, 2014 – Flexographic Technical Association’s (FTA) upcoming Fall Conference, “Beyond the Concept: Innovation in Action,” (Oct. 20-22; DoubleTree by Hilton in Minneapolis, MN), will offer attendees a complimentary tour of the 3M Innovation Center immediately after the conference close on Oct. 22. 3M is a global innovation company that never […]

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FTA Opens 2015 Excellence in Flexography Awards Competition

Entry Deadline: Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 BOHEMIA, NY – August 28, 2014 – Join the “best and the brightest” by entering the flexographic printing industry’s largest and most prestigious awards competition, the Excellence in Flexography Awards, sponsored by Flexographic Technical Association (FTA). This time-honored awards program, first established in 1960, pays tribute to the superior […]

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FTA’s Fall Conference Focuses on Innovation and the Image Carrier

BOHEMIA, NY – August 26, 2014 – Plates are no longer simply “conventional” or “digital.” Instead, today’s plates offer a seemingly endless array of features, such as different dot shapes, surface optimization, plate chemistries, processing methods and automation—and all these can bring about significant improvements to the printer and his/her pressroom. Yet with so many […]

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FTA to Exhibit at Labelexpo Americas 2014

BOHEMIA, NY – August 19, 2014 – Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) will be showcasing its diverse portfolio of membership benefits at its booth (#545) during Labelexpo Americas 2014. On display will be the newest educational publications, including FIRST (Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances), Flexography: Principles & Practices 6.0 and the FLEXOGRAPHY 101 Booklet series. […]

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FTA’s 2014 Fall Conference & Tabletop to Feature Session on Printed Electronics

BOHEMIA, NY – August 6, 2014 – According to recent studies, the printed electronics market is estimated to reach $40.2 billion by the year 2020, with a compound average growth rate of 33.8 percent each year. Flexographic Technical Association’s (FTA) 2014 Fall Conference & Tabletop Exhibit will address this topic in a session, “Printed Electronics: […]

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Tabletop Exhibit Space 55 Percent Sold for FTA’s 2014 Fall Conference

BOHEMIA, NY – July 10, 2014 – With more than three months before show time, 29 of the 54 tabletops have already been reserved for Flexographic Technical Association’s (FTA) 2014 Fall Conference & Tabletop Exhibit (Oct. 20-22; Minneapolis, MN). Themed “Beyond the Concept: Innovation in Action,” 350 attendees will be on hand to hear presentations on: […]

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FTA Launches New Interactive Online Course: Ink Handling and Maintenance

BOHEMIA, NY – June 24, 2014 –Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) today announces the launch of a new, interactive online course based on its FLEXOGRAPHY 101 booklet series. The course, Ink Handling and Maintenance, provides learners with a complete understanding of the different flexographic ink types and their properties, the proper handling and maintenance, drying and […]

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