directors at the 2005 Convention in
Hollywood Florida. Chris Horton, of Southern Graphic Systems,
will lead the association as the 2005 president.
CTP Workflow Creates
The end of film workflow means quality
measurement tools have to change with it. Yes, it's a tired old saw, but
it persists because there's some relevancy to it, particularly for
packaging firms that switch their operations from a film-based workflow
to one using computer-to-plate imaging.
First Quarter of 2005 Marked by
Sluggish Growth for FPPA Members
The business plan for
the next 3 months is driven by sluggish growth according to 75% of all
respondents to the recently distributed Quarterly Survey. Respondents
also report a rising demand for digital plates, which is influenced
primarily by new technology advancements.
Brand Colors and Multi-Color
Multi Color Process Printing (MCPP) is the
use of any process color set with more than four screened colors. The
main benefits of using MCPP are reduction in costs and increased speed
to market in package production that requires the use of spot colors
outside of the CMYK color gamut.
FPPA, Flexo Market News Honor 2005
FPPA recently presented its annual awards
during its February 27-March 1 meeting held at the Westin Diplomat
Resort in Hollywood, Florida.
Volunteers Needed to Complete
FPPA's 2005 Vision
FPPA’s success over the years is due in
large part to the volunteerism of the members. Each member has a talent
to share, and the association has several different committees where we
can use your talents. Most committee activity occurs via conference call
and email exchange, with no additional travel or time commitment. Now is
your opportunity to help shape the future of FPPA by becoming a
FPPA Member Saves Nearly $7,000
with APPI Program
Last year, FPPA introduced the APPI
Savings Solutions program. This new member benefit
identifies and implements options that reduce the costs of each member’s
energy, utility, and telecommunications services.
is the latest from FPPA members.
TWGA Digital Imaging Report
Examines the Markets for Digital Cameras and Scanners in the Graphic
TrendWatch Graphic Arts recently released
its special report titled "A Decade of DI: The TrendWatch Graphic Arts
Perspective on the Changing Market for Digital Imaging Equipment." The
report provides a complete view of both the historical and current
markets for digital cameras and scanners in the graphic arts, as well as
the forces driving and impeding the market for both types of devices.