BOHEMIA, NY – Feb. 28, 2018 – Initially considered the cheap alternative for printing, flexography has evolved to become the leading process for high-quality package printing, capable of adapting to printing on diverse substrates. As technology continues to progress toward the future, so does the packaging printing industry. Flexographic Technical Association’s (FTA) Forum 2018 will kick off day two by divulging the industry’s latest advancements during “New Capabilities: Look at Flexo Now!” scheduled for 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 7.
Co-Chairs Keith Nagle, Nilpeter and Doug Weiss, Kodak will host the 60-minute session as attendees learn about the new possibilities in efficiency and plant assimilation by using enhanced press automation and Industry 4.0 integration.
“From its inception, aniline printing—or flexography, as we know it—has continuously evolved to fit the decorative and converting needs of our industry, all inline,” said Nagle. “The technology of flexo is quickly changing as 4.0 connectivity and digital come online. The capabilities of tomorrow’s equipment are here today and the process we all love is becoming even more streamlined and efficient, and print quality now meets or exceeds the other print processes. Come see the session ‘New Capabilities: Look at Flexo Now!’ and get an understanding of some of our industry’s newest advancements.”
Speakers and presentations include:
- Michael Reinhardt, “Packaging 4.0 – Intelligent Machines for Package Printing”
- Michael Weyermann, “Hybrid Technology”
Forum 2018, themed “Bringing It All Together: Synchronizing Processes, People and Potential,” will take place May 6-9 at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown in Indiana. Collocated with the event is INFOFLEX 2018, set for May 7 and 8 at the Indiana Convention Center. Every full Forum registration includes entrance to the INFOFLEX show floor, where 240+ of the industry’s top suppliers will be exhibiting their most innovative technologies.
To learn more or register for Forum & INFOFLEX 2018, visit www.flexography.org. Early-bird rates offering a savings of up to $350 are valid through March 30. Special discounts are available for printer/converter registrants, including “Buy two, get the third free” or “Buy three, get two more free” promotions. Consumer Product Companies are entitled to complimentary registrations.
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About FTA: 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 35,000 individuals. Foundation of FTA, founded in 1974, is the educational arm of FTA and is dedicated to supporting and advancing the flexographic printing industry.