Jay Luft of McDowell Label Passes Away at 59

Jay Luft, known to many for his involvement with FTA’s events, publications and inner workings, passed away on July 1 at the age of 59. “Jay was one of those guys where I could go a couple years without seeing him, but it seemed like it was yesterday when we got together. Handshakes were never … Continued

FTA Announces Forum 2019 Chair and Co-Chair

BOHEMIA, NY – July 11, 2018– Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), producers of the No. 1 educational conference for the package printing and converting industry—Forum 2019, announced the official chair and co-chair of the event are Ann Michaud of 3M Co. and Hank Welter of TC Transcontinental Packaging. Forum 2019 is set to take place at … Continued

Lon Robinson, as Reliable as the U.S. Mail, Joins the FTA Hall of Fame

An FTA fixture, tireless volunteer, industry stalwart, relentless learner, patient teacher and just about the nicest guy anyone knows. There are numerous synonyms for the word “nice”: enjoyable, agreeable, pleasant, good, lovely, amusing, wonderful, kind, polite, generous, friendly, swell, charming, peachy, delightful, gracious, helpful, fine and dandy, and at least that many more. When you … Continued