Flexography

Flexographic Technical Association Calls for Flexo Excellence Award Entries 2004

Show the flexographic industry your flexo printing might by entering FTA's 2004 Excellence in Flexography Award competition. Deadline is: January 16, 2004. Be sure to check out the FTA's special offer this year.

The Power of Three

Together Mark Andy, Creo, and DuPont create a second "triangle of strength" for one Canadian label converter.

FFTA FIRST Conference Revised Format Includes Digital Platemaking

The Foundation of the Flexographic Technical Association is urging interested parties to register for its upcoming FIRST (Flexographic Image Reproduction and Tolerances) Conference before this Friday, October 31. According to the FFTA, those who register before this date, will receive a $100 discount.

FTA Raises the Bar

Highlights of FTA's annual forum 'Reaching New Heights,' and some of the most noteworthy Excellence in Flexography 2003 award winners. (Package graphics included!)

Catty Corp.: Flex-Pack Converter

Catty Corp. is so proud of its success and its new equipment, including a Deacro slitter and a Bobst Champlian press, it wants to let... THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG.

Splash & Pop

A new W&H Astraflex is giving customers of Pliant Corp.'s Langley plant eye-popping flexible packages with the splash afforded by printing with ten colors.

Gravure Rolls Up Its Sleeves to Do Battle with Flexo

What's the hottest trend in narrow web printing today? Presses that are competitively priced, use lightweight sleeves, offer fast changeovers for short runs, and utilize electronic line shaft technology.

A Clear Winner

Thirsty for new business, forms converter BBF Printing Solutions finds success in the private label beverage market with help from material supplier Raflatac.

Furthering Flexo: Today & Tomorrow

Flexo printing: Where to begin? How about with servo-driven (gearless) technology? Or maybe CTP (computer-to-plate) imaging? Then again, there's sleeve

Guts and Glory

Peru-based Tech Pak boasts an arsenal of world-class equipment. Its new PCMC gearless Avanti is the latest addition to its flexo regiment.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

With a commitment to offer creative solutions to the most challenging of customer projects—plus an investment in high-quality equipment from W&H and PCMC—Tufco Technologies delivers... Satisfaction Guaranteed

An Uplifting Experience

Pliant USA's Flexible Packaging Div. takes efficiency to new heights. A recent PFFC visit provided a look at its new PCMC press... and An Uplifting Experience

Increasing Your Flexo Press Speed a Notch or Two

Most flexo presses producing packaging run in the range of 300-1,000 fpm. Occasionally, a few customers want to increase their press speeds still further.

Flex-Pack Converter Has a Clear View...

to the future. Although consolidation is making it more difficult for independent converters to compete, a BST Pro Mark Genius Digital web inspection system is helping Kendall Packaging thrive.

Flexo Fabulous

The Flexographic Technical Association presented 127 prizes in its annual Excellence in Flexography Awards Competition. Winners were announced May 5 during the FTA's annual forum, held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Ipex News: Creo's Workflow Features Enhanced Flexo Features

Creo exhibits at Ipex, showcasing various innovations in flexographic printing technology, as well as upgrades in current systems, one of which involves the company's packaging workflow.

Flexo Forum: Experts & Break-Out Session Top DiTrolio's Event Agenda

Slated for this Thursday, April 11, 2002 (10am to 4pm), DFI's open house reportedly will give industry representatives, high school and college vocational programs, community-based organizations, and prospective press operators a first-hand look at the educational methods, curriculum, equipment, and procedures used at the institute.

Advantage Flexo? Carton Converters Convene at FFTA

Flexography is moving ahead of offset due to process controls. FFTA to hold a forum to present this case and debate flexo vs. offset.

Cost-Competitive Digital Quality: Learn How at FREE Flexo Forum

Flexo professionals, if you want to learn how to get digital quality at conventional prices, the upcoming free "New Technology for Flexography" conference is something you'll want to check out.

Mark Andy/Comco Flexo Feast Feeds Minds of Converting Industry

From maximizing technical and technological developments to tips on how to expand service offerings, the Mark Andy/Comco two-day educational seminar provided converters and industry professionals a veritable feast of information and ideas for their operations.

Flexo Printing to Outpace GNP in 2002, Says FTA

North America's 6,000-plus flexographic printing establishments will produce in excess of $85 billion (US) of printed work in 2002. That's the Flexographic Technical Association's best estimate and is part of the organization's business-based analysis that was presented to the FTA's board of directors in early December.

Enercon Expands Rep Network with Canada's Canflexographics

Enercon Industries Corp. reports its surface-treating products can be purchased in Canada through Canflexographics, Brampton, Ontario. According to the co., Canflexographics now is Enercon's exclusive Canadian sales representative, providing sales and service support for Enercon's full line of narrow and wide web surface-treatment systems.

Flexo Operations: Help Is Here! BST Pro Mark DFI Donation Trains Future Flexo Workforce

With the donation of its Powerscope video web inspection system, BST Pro Mark now is among the suppliers helping DiTrolio Flexographic Institute (DFI) students get a hands-on education.

Image This! Among the Acronyms, Flexo Finds Its Fit

CNF, MNF, CTP, LAMS — Flexography's imaging material acronyms are growing. For the proper fit, the methodology continuously tries on sleeves and much more.

FREE Mark Andy/Comco Flexo FeastWhere Flexo Printers Can Gobble Up Ideas

The recently acquired Comco div. of Mark Andy announces it will host its next educator seminar series on November 7 and 8, 2001. To be held at the Advanced Training & Technology Center just outside of Cincinnati, the two-day "Flexo Feast" will educate packaging buyers, printers, and converters about the diverse range of narrow web flexo applications.

Hell-Artwork Alliance Means Heaven for Flexo Printers

During the recent FFTA (Foundation of the Flexographic Technical Association) annual conference, Hell Gravure Systems and Artwork Systems confirmed their alliance to service the digital needs of the flexo market.

When It Comes to Flexo Quality the Sky's the Limit

The FFTA Forum, featuring an emphasis on technology and a host of awards, proudly shows off just how far flexography has come.

What's Really Going on with Your Anilox Rolls?

Has your company invested a good deal of money in an anilox roll inventory? If so, shouldn't you have the proper tools in order to get top performance from this investment?

The Missing Link: Plastics History Leads to Packaging

From fake flowers to hygienic-paper packaging, Germany's Böhme family has been in plastics for nearly 50 years. For almost as long, the company has linked its print quality to Fischer & Krecke presses.

Sheet Fed Lithography: Hammer Lithographic

Hammer Lithographic is a company that knows how to focus for success. When it decided to tackle the difficult job of converting sheet-fed BOPP, that ability proved invaluable.

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