Remembering Print Industry Veteran Larry Evans

Print industry veteran Larry Evans passed away on April 17 at age 64. Born and raised in Charlotte, NC, Evans graduated from Olympic High School in 1973. He then attended Rochester Institute of Technology and graduated in 1976. Following in his father’s footsteps to become a printer by trade, his career highlights including working at … Continued

Figuring Out the Fingerprint at Forum 2019

Printers looking to improve their repeatability and consistency did well to attend Forum 2019‘s “Gaining Control of Your Process: The Fingerprint,” chaired by Zachery Blackburn of Central Piedmont Community College. Flexo 101: Preparing for a Fingerprint Mark Mazur, FTA Hall of Fame member, discussed how a printer can prepare for a press fingerprint. “I hate … Continued

The Phoenix Challenge High School Skills Competition to Take Place March 20-22

CHARLOTTE, NC—The Phoenix Challenge Foundation, a premier supporter of building flexo in education and building the workforce of tomorrow, announced the 22nd annual Phoenix Challenge High School Skills Competition will be held at Central Piedmont Community College, March 20-22, at the Harper Campus in Charlotte, NC. This successful event continues to build and breed interest … Continued

The 2017 Gary Hilliard FQC Scholarship Winner Shares Research Results

At FTA’s Forum 2017, I was honored to receive the Gary Hilliard FQC Scholarship. It provided me the ability to continue my education as well as opened up opportunities in the field of flexography. Of course, one of the requirements to complete my scholarship obligations was to execute a research project that would allow the … Continued

Central Piedmont Community College Students Benefit from Advanced Ultrasonics

CHARLOTTE, NC—Teachers and students at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC have been sharing the positive effects on their flexographic projects after the arrival of a Melanie DUO Anilox Cleaning system from Alphasonics USA.  The donation of the equipment comes after a chance meeting between students and the company’s vice president, following a presentation … Continued

Labelexpo Americas 2018: “Explore Your Future” with FTA Members

Hall A, Booth 454—same as 2016—will be home base to Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) and FLEXO Magazine at Labelexpo Americas 2018, Sept. 25-27 in Rosemont, IL’s Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Association delegates look forward to meeting as many members as possible, examining the latest advances in technology found throughout the trade floor, partnering with … Continued

Forum 2018: “Cultivating Our Future Through Research” Looks Forward

Forum 2018’s Flexo Quality Consortium (FQC) session, “Cultivating Our Future Through Research,” officially kicked off the event on Sunday, May 6. Chaired by Jean Engelke from RR Donnelley and James Stone from VinEquities Inc, the session featured a look at promising initiatives, student research presentations and more. Jean opened the session by sharing updates on … Continued

Forum 2018: “Cultivating Our Future Through Research” Looks Forward

Forum 2018’s Flexo Quality Consortium (FQC) session, “Cultivating Our Future Through Research,” officially kicked off the event on Sunday, May 6. Chaired by Jean Engelke from RR Donnelley and James Stone from VinEquities Inc, the session featured a look at promising initiatives, student research presentations and more. Jean opened the session by sharing updates on … Continued