Fall 2006   Member News l President's Message

Another Successful Year for FPPA

As 2006 comes to a close, we can look back on a successful year for the association, coming off a successful Management Workshop this Fall in Chicago; the completion of the Industry Survey; and our first-ever Plate Material Testing project. DETAILS

Scottsdale to Host FPPA Convention

The Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona will host FPPA's 10th Annual Convention February 18-20, 2007. The Program Committee has been hard at work lining up a full slate of business and technical sessions. Registration materials are now available. DETAILS


FPPA Supplier Recognition Awards Evolve into Supplier Report Card Program

We are excited to continue the Supplier Recognition Awards as the FPPA Supplier Report Card Program for 2007. This will promote better cooperation between platemakers and suppliers and assist associate members in understanding the needs of their platemaker partners.

Platemaker members were sent a ballot package and were asked to rate the supplier companies with whom they are currently doing business.  Suppliers will be rated in such areas as sales support, technical support, order fulfillment & customer service, and product enhancement opportunities. DETAILS

Deadline Approaching for Technology Innovator of the Year Entries

Don’t miss the chance to submit your entries for this year’s Technology Innovator of the Year Award. FPPA will announce the award winner at its Annual Convention February 18-20, 2007 in Scottsdale, Arizona. DETAILS

Phase 2 of Plate Material Test to be Presented at FPPA Convention

FPPA’s Technology Task Force, in cooperation with Clemson University, will present Phase 2 of the plate material test. Participating suppliers in this year’s tests include DuPont, MacDermid, and Flint. Phase 2 will be a four-color profile test from last year’s Phase 1 leaders. Last year’s tests provided information on density, dot gain, and clean print data. This year’s tests will determine whether last year’s entries would have performed even better if mounted the way other top performers were configured.

Dr. Page Crouch will present the test results at FPPA’s 10th Annual Convention, February 18-20, 2007.

Maximize Your FPPA Investment by Volunteering

You’ve heard the old adage, you get out of something what you put into it. Nowhere is that adage more true than participation in a trade association. Those individuals who serve on committees or the board of directors have an opportunity to network with their industry peers on a regular basis, in a unique setting. These participating volunteers typically have an “inside track” on what is occurring in the marketplace. Take this opportunity to help shape the future of the FPPA and become more plugged in to the industry. DETAILS

APPI Savings Solutions: Managing Increasing Utility Costs

As 2006 comes to a close it is a good idea to review developments over the past year. The electricity markets were spared from extreme price escalations due to lack of major hurricane activity like that experienced in 2005. Moderate weather predictions also helped to keep electricity pricing from substantial increases. Still, costs overall are higher than they were several years ago. The trend of increasing prices appears to be here to stay. DETAILS

Classified Advertising

FPPA member companies may list availability of equipment, supplies, etc. for sale in the quarterly issue of On Target.  Listings are limited to text and may not contain graphic images or photos.  A link to your company’s website is permissible. DETAILS

FPPA Member News

Here is the latest from FPPA members. DETAILS

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