FTA Conference Program at CPP EXPO
PARAMUS, N.J.—Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) announced its schedule of conference sessions at CPP EXPO Chicago/PACK EXPO International, October 31 to November 3, 2010 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.
“Obviously, the design and color of packaging is paramount in catching the consumers’ eye,” states Leo Nadolske, President of CPP EXPO, “With the advancements in package printing, these sessions will prove valuable to all package printers.”
Jay Kaible, Director of Business Development for the FTA states, “Our sessions are geared to package printers and CPCs alike.”
The FTA Conference takes place Monday, November 1st and Tuesday, November 2nd. To register for CPP EXPO Chicago and the FTA Conference sessions, please visit www.cppexpo.com.
Monday, November 1
9:00AM - 9:50AM
Improving Color Consistency Through Anilox Management
Speaker: Alexander James, Harper Graphic Solutions
Color management can be maximized with the proper management of your anilox inventory. This is especially important with increased demands for tighter color tolerances and faster production speeds of today’s presses.
10:00AM – 10:50AM
The Flexo Dream
Speaker: Paul Zeinert, Anderson & Vreeland
How direct engraving has changed over the years and what advantages it has today in flexography. To do everything that CTP can do and control the 3rd dimension, height, is truly a Dream For Flexo.
Tuesday, November 2
9:00AM – 9:50AM
Catching the Consumer FIRST
Speaker: Joe Tuccitto, Flexographic Technical Association (FTA)
FIRST 4.0 (Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances) is a set of specifications, not standards. When followed, these specifications facilitate producing a predictable, consistent result. FIRST seeks to understand customers’ graphic requirements for the reproduction and translate those aesthetic requirements into specifications for each phase of the flexographic printing process including: customers, designers, prepress providers, raw material & equipment suppliers, and printers.
10:00AM – 10:50AM
Conquering the Resolution Revolution
Speaker: Larry Moore, EskoArtwork
HD Flexo is a combination of hardware and software innovations. The imaging hardware is enhanced with a much finer writing beam, reaching a fully addressable resolution of 4,000 dpi without lowering CTP throughout. Using more pixels in the screening dots (especially in the highlight area where the dots are smaller) means they are formed more accurately and with a strong, round shape. This presentation will cover the ins and outs of HD Flexo while providing the attendees with a look at flexo print quality like they have never seen before.