In Pursuit of Print Perfection

A Preview of the 2020 FTA Excellence in Flexography Awards Industry experts, FTA Excellence in Flexography Awards Committee members and Association staff gathered Jan. 25-27 at the Hyatt Regency Long Island for the judging of the 2020 FTA Excellence in Flexography Awards. There were hundreds of entries to evaluate—from labels to boxes, envelopes to napkins, … Continued

FORUM 2020 Session Chairs Dive Deeper into Planned Proceedings

Drivers… Speakers… Messages… Take Homes—These are critical components of each of the nine technical sessions constituting FTA’s FORUM 2020. The event, set for April 19-22 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus in Columbus, OH, is built around a central theme—Color, Brands, Technology: The Complete Package. Over the course of four days: Benchmarks and data points will … Continued

The 2019 FLEXO Magazine Cover Project

Analogies, analogies: Press teams and pit crews… Racetracks and pressrooms… Drivers and operators… Mechanics and pressman… Pace cars and process control… Chassis and web paths… Checkered flags and impulse buys… Sponsors and CPCs… Time trials and optimization runs. Fast and Furious—oh no, that’s a movie franchise! Stock car racing and FTA? You get the picture—Blurs … Continued

Suppliers Applaud Flexographic Printer/Converter Promise & Potential for 2019

Priorities, advantages, impact—suppliers are pressing flexographic printers and converters to focus on this trio of overarching concerns in 2019. They claim doing so will help advance the industry, facilitate moving out on 10 commonly cited strategic directions, enhance flexography’s competitive posture and maintain its position as packaging’s print process of choice. Included in that top … Continued

FIRST in Motion: Final Results

Measuring Samples from the Forum 2018 Print Project at Different Locations This is the last in a series of articles chronicling the wide web, flexible packaging pouch job at the center of the Forum 2018 FIRST in Motion session. Other articles in the series include: FIRST in Motion: Objectives by FTA Hall of Fame Member … Continued

“FIRST in Motion”: Characterization

The Details Behind the Profiling Portion of the Forum 2018 Print Project This is the fifth installment in a series of articles chronicling the wide web, flexible packaging pouch job at the center of the Forum 2018 FIRST in Motion session. Other articles in the series include: FIRST in Motion: Objectives by FTA Hall of … Continued

“FIRST in Motion”: ISO Standards

Defining, Aligning & Applying Them in Real-Time Production of the Forum 2018 Print Project This is the fourth installment in a series of articles chronicling the wide web, flexible packaging pouch job at the center of the Forum 2018 FIRST in Motion session. Other articles in the series include: FIRST in Motion: Objectives by FTA … Continued