March 7, 2013 –Use of Expanded Gamut Printing (EGP) has continued to grow – in number of prepress separations, printed jobs, pounds produced, and packages on the shelf. Momentum has been driven primarily by advantages at the printer, including improvements in consistency, efficiency, and productivity. Counted among other significant benefits are inventory reductions and waste curtailment; all factors that combine to ease the complexity of each print job.
FTA’s 2013 Forum: Right Here, Right Now (April 28-May 1; San Diego, CA) will feature a session on EGP. Attendees will hear from three industry experts as they describe the “where, how and why” Expanded Gamut is today with integrated presentations covering key aspects of the technology’s growth and maturation.
The session, which made its debut at last year’s Forum, was so well received and generated such high praise and dialogue that it merited a slot on this year’s program.
Chaired by Brad Taylor, DuPont Packaging Graphics and Mike McGinnis, RR Donnelley, the Expanded Gamut session takes place on Monday, April 29. Attendees will garner insights into the current market share, how it has evolved over the past few years, and if in fact Expanded Gamut proofing has kept pace with the growth.
“The Expanded Gamut session promises an intriguing reprise of the talk given by Mark Samworth four years ago addressing the questions “Has Expanded Gamut technology tipped?” said Taylor. “We’ll focus on the critical supporting technology of Expanded Gamut proofing in a separate talk, and lead off by addressing current market penetration data and standards for Expanded Gamut. This session of three integrated talks will complement the message delivered in last year’s unique panel session.”
Attendees will learn of the advantages EGP offers in terms of consistency, efficiency & productivity, plus reductions in inventory and complexity. Additionally, they will:
Following the session, the INFO*FLEX Exhibition (April 29-30) will officially open its doors and attendees can continue to the discussion and witness some of the new technology in action on the show floor. More than 200 suppliers and manufacturers will be showcasing their new products and technologies engineered to enhance productivity, support profitability, promote sustainability, and improve quality. Additionally, a Solutions Theater and an Educational Pavilion will occupy San Diego Convention Center’s sprawling trade show floor, where on Monday night, a Social Networking Reception is planned.
Sponsors of the 2013 Forum & INFO*FLEX include: 3M; ACTEGA WIT, Anderson & Vreeland, Inc.; Degraf S.p.A.; DuPont Packaging Graphics; Eastman Kodak Co.; Flexo Wash LLC; Flint Group Flexographic Products; Harper Corporation of America; ICE USA; MacDermid Printing Solutions; Pamarco Global Graphics; Polimeros Sinteticos; Polymount US LLC; Siegwerk USA Co.; Sonicor Inc.; and Sun Chemical Corp.
Attendees will save $100 by registering for Full Forum before April 19. Registrations for CPC FTA members are complimentary, and printers/converters will enjoy specially discounted rates plus a “Buy 2, Get the 3rd Free” offer. Those looking for more information about the 2013 Forum & INFO*FLEX Exhibition 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 1,650 member sites that represent more than 1,400 companies and 60,000 individuals. Foundation of FTA, founded in 1974, is the educational arm of FTA and is dedicated to supporting and advancing the flexographic printing industry.