FTA – Fall Conference showcases innovation and best practices

Jazmin Siancas, Harper’s Marketing & Event Coordinator and the rest of the Harper America team staffs their booth at this year’s FTA Fall Conference in St. Louis (Source: G&K TechMedia)
From October 9-11, a group of 350 flexographers and industry insiders gathered at the Flexographic Technical Association’s (FTA) Fall Conference 2017 in downtown St. Louis, MO, directly across from the storied Arch, celebrating the “Gateway to the American West.” This year’s event, appropriately themed “the Gateway to Technology,” delivered industry-trending education and many networking opportunities.

FTA – Fall conference 2017 to feature hybrid project analysis

FTA’s Fall conference will feature a hybrid project analysis (Source, FTA)
USA • Since hybrid printing (flexo and digital) can be challenging, attempting to “go it alone” isn’t the answer. The Flexographic Technical Association’s (FTA) Fall Conference 2017 will feature solutions on how to tackle this growing industry trend using the October issue of Flexo Magazine’s cover project as the example on Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 10:30…

Carl Kind Junior – Udo Linke responds to flexo forme market survey

Udo Linke, team kind’s managing director (Source, team kind)
GERMANY • In order to further differentiate between the current and future status of flexo printing formes, whether it be plates or sleeve systems, Flexo & Gravure Global’s editors have asked several suppliers of printing formes and prepress service companies for their opinions. Below are the responses of Udo Linke, team kind’s managing director. Is there…

Flint Group – Eva Freudenthaler responds to flexo forme market survey

Eva Freudenthaler, the Flint Group’s vice president marketing and technology, flexographic products (Source, Flint Group)
GERMANY • In order to further differentiate between the current and future status of flexo printing formes, whether it be plates or sleeve systems, Flexo & Gravure Global’s editors have asked several suppliers of printing formes and prepress service companies for their opinions. Below are the responses of Eva Freudenthaler, the Flint Group’s vice president marketing…

Esko – Pascal Thomas responds to flexo forme market survey

Pascal Thomas, Esko’s director of flexo business (Source, Esko)
GERMANY • In order to further differentiate between the current and future status of flexo printing formes, whether it be plates or sleeve systems, Flexo & Gravure Global’s editors have asked several suppliers of printing formes and prepress service companies for their opinions. Below are the responses of Pascal Thomas, Esko’s director of flexo business. Is…

DuPont – Jan Scharfenberg responds to flexo forme market survey

Jan Scharfenberg, DuPont’s European, Middle Eastern and African technical manager (Source, DuPont)
GERMANY • In order to further differentiate between the current and future status of flexo printing formes, whether it be plates or sleeve systems, Flexo & Gravure Global’s editors have asked several suppliers of printing formes and prepress service companies for their opinions. Below are the responses of Jan Scharfenberg, DuPont’s European, Middle Eastern and African…

Vianord Engineering – Evo 5 Fusion E flexo plate production line introduced

Vianord and partner Esko have introduced the new Evo 5 Fusion platemaking system (Source, Vianord)
FRANCE • Together with its partner Esko, Vianord personalised a purpose-made Smart-Bridge that intelligently connects the fully automated platemaking EVO 5 system to Esko’s linear CDI Crystal 5080 XPS, where the plate is initially imaged and then is simultaneously exposed through the base and at the back. This configuration is named Evo 5 Fusion E. The…

ContiTech – Armin Senne responds to flexo forme market survey

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Armin Senne is the business manager flexo for ContiTech (Source, ContiTech)
GERMANY • In order to further differentiate between the current and future status of flexo printing formes, whether it be plates or sleeve systems, Flexo & Gravure Global’s editors have asked several suppliers of printing formes and prepress service companies for their opinions. Below are the responses of Armin Senne, business manager flexo for ContiTech.

Reprographic Systems – First in UK to adopt Esko’s Crystal technology

Paul Vaughan, managing director, overseeing Esko's XPS Crystal exposure unit at Reprographic Systems (Source: Esko)
BELGIUM • The new XPS Crystal 5080 is a digitally controlled exposure unit providing nearly simultaneous exposures supporting all major photopolymer flexo manufacturers. As part of an automated platemaking system linked to a CDI imaging unit, the system is said to offer plates capable of printing at the highest quality levels on diverse substrates. One of…

Bobst – THQ FlexoCloud technology for corrugated post-printing

Bobst believes their new THQ FlexoCloud Technology can lead to a shift in corrugated post-printing (Source: Bobst)
FRANCE • More than 200 attendees from 120 customers attended Bobst’s technical seminar at the Lyon Competence Center about the new THQ (Très Haute Qualité) FlexoCloud technology. Developed by Graphilabel, a specialist in graphic solutions for narrow web, security and anti-counterfeit solutions, and adapted by Bobst, THQ can – according to the company – lead to…