Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST
Free for FTA Members
In today’s world of demanding packaging graphics, it is essential for printers to understand exactly what major brand owners are requesting. With the publication of ISO 19303-1, Graphic technology – Guidelines for schema writers – Part 1: Packaging printing color reproduction, 12 major US brand owners have come together and developed a schema that defines exactly what their needs are. The schema outlines what they consider to be “best in class” printers in their supply chain, pointing to solutions to get all print suppliers into compliance.
Join FTA Hall of Famer Steve Smiley of SmileyColor & Associates LLC as he takes a deep look at this schema and outlines a path to success for the flexographic industry to be the first to comply.
Bring your questions! You’ll be able to submit them directly to our presenter for a live Q&A session during the webinar.
About Our Presenter
Steve Smiley is a 35-year veteran from print, premedia and packaging brand solutions. Steve’s previous position was managing color across all printing types, commercial, direct mail and packaging, managing print globally. Steve is a proud member of the FTA family, participating at annual Forums. As a brand manager Steve has developed the tools for physical and digital standards to define common ingredients and aims across supply chain partners, along with supporting documents like ISO 12647-6 flexographic prints, ISO 17972-4 CxF X4 spot color characterization exchange format, and ISO 16761-2 requirement for packaging supply conformance and test methods. He is the recipient of the Holzinger Award, FTA President’s Award 2005 and the Clemson Top Cat Award 2003. Steve has a degree in photography. In 2017, Steve was inducted into the FTA Hall of Fame.