April 19-22
Columbus, OH
Hyatt Regency Columbus

SESSIONS at FORUM 2020

Across nine technical sessions, FORUM 2020 will cover all areas of the flexographic workflow—from plate making to color, innovation to defect detection, and use cases for cutting-edge technologies—all while understanding why brand owners care.

Evaluation, Optimization, Control: The Complete Plate Making Package

Building a systematic approach to adopting ever-changing plating technologies when transitioning legacy files while maintaining process control.

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Print Quality Scoring: Friend or Foe?

An inside look at print quality scoring from a brand that requires it, agencies who monitor it, and printers who control it.

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Contrast in Print Technologies: Preprint vs. Postprint

A comparison of modern preprint and postprint technologies, resulting graphic quality, and how corrugated printers and their customers can choose the right process for each job.

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The Defectives II: A “Virtual” Guide to Troubleshooting

Identifying print defects, using audience participation to select a solution, and demonstrating that solution with a virtual reality press on stage.

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FQC: Exploring Technology & Defining Value in Packaging

Technology advancement born from in-depth research conducted by current industry members and students of flexography.

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Press Optimization: Straight from the Mouths of Printers

Establishing a procedure that yields consistent print quality, workflow stability and efficiency of operations, through press optimization.

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Color Consistency: Achieving the Target

How using hardware to capture data and software to visualize it enables production crews to print to the numbers and rely on those numbers to ensure color consistency.

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Inside the Minds of Brand Owners: Why We Care

Brand owners discussing the ways in which color is important and how its importance affects their package-branding decisions.

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Innovation & Technology Born from Frustration

How color is affected by ink, anilox and plate selection—and improved by cutting-edge technologies—along with finding the best combination of consumables.

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See the Full FORUM 2020 Schedule

FORUM 2020’s nine technical sessions will cover color, brands and technology. See the full schedule of sessions, along with everything else happening in Columbus.

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Event App

FORUM attendees can participate in interactive polls, ask speakers questions and rate each technical session—and get details for every presentation—all from the event app.

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Event App

FORUM attendees can participate in interactive polls, ask speakers questions and rate each technical session—and get details for every presentation—all from the event app.

Download the App

See the Full FORUM 2020 Schedule

FORUM 2020’s nine technical sessions will cover color, brands and technology. See the full schedule of sessions, along with everything else happening in Columbus.

See the Schedule