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Forum 2015’s “Gauging Your Flexo Vital Signs” Gives Advice, Caution, Insight

NASHVILLE, TN—Flexography has evolved so much, is capable of such high performance and implements so many technologies, it can be easy to overlook some of the simple things. With that in mind, Wednesday’s Forum 2015 itinerary kicked off with “Gauging Your Flexo Vital Signs: A Basics Reality Check.” Andy Knapp, Flint Group, and Kevin Schilling, […]

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Forum 2015’s Toolbox Tuesday Ends by Proving “It’s Manufacturing NOT Magic!”

NASHVILLE, TN—”How did you print that?!” “What trickery are you using in your aniloxes?!” Looking to dispel any notions of sorcery in the world of flexography, Toolbox Tuesday wrapped up with Part IV: It’s Manufacturing NOT Magic! Kevin Bourquin, of Cyber Graphics, and Bjorn Knutson, of FTA started by introducing Prairie State Group’s Dan Doherty, who […]

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Al Marquardt Forum 2015

Toolbox Tuesday Turns Color Mayhem to Color Control at Forum 2015

NASHVILLE, TN—Aiming to help the packed room at Toolbox Tuesday, Part III get a grip on any color related problems plaguing their print operations, session chairs Kevin Bourquin, of Cyber Graphics, and Bjorn Knutson, of FTA, assembled a trio of knowledgeable speakers to deliver anecdotes, suggestions and guides to go “From Color Mayhem to Color […]

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Tom Cassano Forum 2015

Forum 2015’s Toolbox Tuesday, Part II Leaves “The RIGHT Impression”

NASHVILLE, TN—Part II of Forum 2015’s Toolbox Tuesday session picked up right after Part I ended, with chairs Alexander James, of Harper GraphicSolutions, and Bob Hannum, of DuPont Packaging Graphics welcoming Shawn Oetjen, of Harper Corporation of America, and Tom Cassano, of ARC International to the stage to engage in a back and forth discussion […]

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Cori Devlin Forum 2015

Forum 2015’s Toolbox Tuesday Kicks Off by Decoding Process Control

NASHVILLE, TN—Taking the stage to welcome attendees to Tuesday morning’s Forum 2015 sessions, cochairs Jessica Harrell and Jennye Scott said that, in reviewing comments from last year’s event, there was a common refrain: “Bring it back to the basics.” Listening to those calls, they kicked off Toolbox Tuesday, a four part session delivering grounded and […]

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Overnight Labels Achieves Sustainable Green Printing Partnership Certification

SAYVILLE, NY—The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) is pleased to announce that FTA member Overnight Labels of Deer Park, NY has achieved SGP certification. Established in 1987, Overnight Labels is an award winning printer specializing in custom printed shrink sleeves, neckbands, flexible film, stick packs, booklets, peel back and piggy back labels, IRC coupons, confectionary wrappers, […]

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FQC Delivers Project Updates in “Research That Resonate” Forum 2015 Session

NASHVILLE, TN—The Flexo Quality Consortium (FQC), always seeking to better the flexographic industry through research projects, gave updates on two of its largest outings to date, and a look at the 2014 Rossini Scholarship winners’ progress in Monday’s “Research That Resonates” session at Forum 2015. The presentation, in front of a packed to capacity room […]

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Forum 2015 Translates The Technical With “De-Geek The Geeks”

NASHVILLE, TN—A T-shirt emblazoned with Yoda’s iconic “Do or do not. There is no try” line, copious references to The Big Bang Theory and likening some of the International Organization for Standardization’s work to a romance novel—this was the environment attendees to Forum 2015’s first session Monday found themselves. But with a cadre of translators, […]

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3M Announces Products to Minimize Flexo Plate Damage, Improve Printing Efficiency

NASHVILLE, TN—Remaining profitable while achieving the highest print quality possible at high press speeds is the name of the game for flexographic printers. Damage to flexo printing plates during the demounting process, however, is often seen as part of the cost of doing business, which is why 3M has developed a new adhesive technology designed […]

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Prisco Expands Charlotte Facility

NEWARK, NJ—Prisco, a leading manufacturer and distributor of pressroom coatings, chemicals and supplies, is pleased to announce the expansion of its manufacturing facility for pressroom coatings in Charlotte, NC. The 50,000 sq. ft. facility, opened in 2002, is designed specifically to manufacture coatings used in flexo, offset and gravure printing processes. Prisco was prompted to make an […]

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