FQC/SWG Updates: New Projects & Upcoming Meetings

Another quarter, another standards update. And speaking of standards, did you all have the opportunity to read Dr. Danny Rich’s article, “From Practice to Standard,” in the April issue of FLEXO Magazine? Danny is the chair of the Flexo Quality Consortium’s (FQC) Standards Working Group (SWG). We are fortunate to have his expertise in the … Continued

Anilox Rolls for Coatings

When print designers of the past thought of adding value to the printing for a product, they thought about plate screens, color combinations and fineness of print. For many years, added value also meant hot-foil stamping, cold foil, couponing or some other downstream enhancement. Today, 4-color process—and to a large degree 7-color process—have become well-established, … Continued

Controlling Press Characterization at Forum 2019

Day three of Forum 2019 was all about process control, and that theme continued into its second session with “Gaining Control of Your Process: The Characterization,” chaired by Ellen Farrell, DuPont Advanced Printing. Does This Really Work? Bookending the session was Jennye Scott, VP creative services at Berry Global and who opened by recalling her … 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