the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas.
FPPA's 2004 Management Workshop features sessions
on key issues impacting both the flexographic prepress industry and
business management in general. An exciting lineup of speakers has been
Corrugated Post-print: Conventional
During the FPPA convention held in Puerto
Vallarta earlier this year, Dan Rosen, accounts manager with BASF
Corporation, posed three questions regarding the rapidly expanding use
of digitally imaged photopolymer and its potential application to
corrugated fiberboard. Does it improve workflow? Does it make better
plates? Does it yield better print capability?
New Categories Help Redefine the
Gather your best works to be judged in the
2005 FPPA Excellence in Flexo Awards Program. The Excellence in Flexo
Prepress Awards, once again sponsored by Flexo Market News,
recognizes outstanding workmanship in several categories.
Quarterly Outlook Survey
Reflects a Trend Toward Digital Asset Management
During the recent quarterly outlook
survey, 87% of member respondents report that they have implemented a
Digital Asset Management System recently , and all of these systems were
developed internally, rather than taken “off the shelf:” However, they
also report that overall customers reluctant to use these Digital Asset
Management Systems. How can this perception be changed.
The FPPA Quarterly Outlook Survey is sent
to members to evaluate how recent business performance compares to the
industry as a whole. The survey is conducted online and sent to members
each quarter. This is a unique opportunity to compare your performance
on a regular basis to other companies as well as your own past
performance. You can also share your concerns and help direct future
surveys by adding comments and questions. If you did not participate
this time, please make a point to take a few minutes to complete the
next survey when it is sent to you October 1. It only takes about 5
minutes. Click below to view the full results of the survey from the
period ending June 30, 2004
Platemaker Survey Results
Supplier Survey Results
FPPA Events Continue a Successful
Members were buzzing with enthusiasm
following the FPPA Sales Seminar with Jim Pancero in May. Here are some
of the comments.
Unique Facts About FPPA's Next
FPPA’s 8th Annual Convention will take
place February 27-March 1, 2005 at the Westin Diplomat Hotel in
Hollywood, Florida. Planning is well underway with a strong line-up of
presenters and topics. Mark your calendars and plan to attend this event
in South Florida next winter.
TWGA Report Indicates Demand for
Color Management Reaches Five-Year High
According to a new study just released by
TrendWatch Graphic Arts, demand for color management offering is now at
five-year high. Reportedly, 17% of design and production firms plan to
invest in color management software in the next 12 months. This is the
highest rate of demand since the Winter of 1998.
It won't print. It must be the
are at least seven variables involved when direct printing flexo on
corrugated. Plate material alone is but one of the crucial components.
The main considerations when it comes to plates are price; solid
coverage without board crush; clean screens, smooth vignettes and open
reverse copy; and durability.
is the latest from FPPA members.