FTA Announces Registrations for the 2017 Forum & INFO*FLEX Exhibition are Now Open

BOHEMIA, NY – Nov. 22, 2016 – Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), producers of the largest annual gathering for the package printing and converting industry, today announced that registrations for the 2017 Forum & INFO*FLEX Exhibition are officially open at the FTA Store. The Trending Now Forum will take place April 30 – May 3 at the […]

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FLEXO Magazine’s Year in Review 2015

Spurred by Rising Demand, Industry Advancements & Complementary Processes, Flexography’s Dominance of Package Printing Continues Robert Moran & Brad Pareso In the 12 months since FLEXO last took a wide lens view of the package printing industry, plenty of things have changed. New machinery became available for purchase. Companies large and small expanded, merged and […]

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Repurposing Flexographic Printing Plates

[Editor’s Note: Two of the 2014 FFTA Rossini Scholarship Competition winners, Amanda Cockroft and Katherine Dayton, conducted research in connection with their project, which aimed to find ways to recycle flexo printing plates.] The flexographic industry is continuing to experience growth and compete with other printing industries like gravure for high quality jobs. In addition, […]

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INFO*FLEX Sees Spike in Exhibit Sales Over Last Three Weeks

BOHEMIA, NY – Jan. 22, 2015 – Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), producers of the 2015 INFO*FLEX Exhibition today announced that sales of booth spaces have swelled in recent weeks, with 16 companies securing space for the May 4-5 event. The tally now stands at a show floor 90 percent sold with three-and-one-half months until the […]

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J. Page Crouch

Dr. J. Page Crouch Inducted Into FTA’s Flexo Hall of Fame

BALTIMORE, MD – April 27, 2014 – Dr. J. Page Crouch, alumni professor emeritus of graphic communications at Clemson University, Clemson, SC, was inducted into Flexographic Technical Association’s Hall of Fame. Installation came before a crowd of nearly 1,000 at a gala awards banquet, held in conjunction with FTA’s Annual Forum. Crouch became the 52nd […]

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6 Best of Shows, 102 Awards in FTA 2014 Excellence in Flexography Awards

BALTIMORE, MD – April 27, 2014 – Three months ago, 33 members of the flexographic community donned their judging hats and journeyed to Baltimore, MD to evaluate hundreds of entries in the FTA 2014 Excellence in Flexography Awards. Medals were awarded, consisting of: 28 gold medals 34 silver medals 38 bronze medals 6 best of […]

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Esko Equinox

Esko’s Equinox Wins FTA’s 2014 Technical Innovation Award

BALTIMORE, MD – April 27, 2014 – Flexographic Technical Association tonight named Esko’s Equinox software technology a winner of its 2014 Technical Innovation Award in the prepress graphics category. “There’s a lot of great new flexo technology out there. For a committee of industry experts to objectively select Equinox as the most valuable technology of […]

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Master Packaging, Inc. Earns FTA TEST Leadership Award

BALTIMORE, MD – April 27, 2014 –After attending 2012 Forum, Mary Jean Irving, president and chief executive officer of Master Packaging, Inc., became aware of the Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances (FIRST) Certification program. Her company immediately began exploring how FIRST works, the various certification levels and how to enroll employees. Two years later, […]

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Accredo Packaging, Avery Dennison Cited for “Excellence in Sustainability”

BALTIMORE, MD – April 27, 2014 – One printer, one product, two journeys—each focusing on people, planet and profit—took all accolades in Flexographic Technical Association’s newly minted 2014 Sustainability Excellence Awards competition. By name, this year’s honorees, recognized tonight at the gala awards banquet staged in conjunction with FTA’s Annual Forum, and their respective category […]

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Two Recipients Honored With FTA’s 2014 President’s Awards

BALTIMORE, MD – April 27, 2014 –At tonight’s Annual Awards Program and Banquet, Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) named Robb Frimming, print services director at SCHAWK! and Paul Teachout, technical/OEM accounts manager at Harper Corporation of America as the recipients of its 2014 President’s Award. The honor is given annually to those individuals who have made […]

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