FPPA has maximized the
success of its panel presentation format by adding a new panel to its
2006 program…a panel of Digital Asset Management Software suppliers. The
panel will feature representatives from key software suppliers Agfa
Corporation, Artwork Systems and Esko-Graphics.
Material Comparison: Test Results
FPPA’s Technology Task
Force has invited industry plate material suppliers to participate in a
voluntary test program. The Task Force, in cooperation with Clemson
University and Flexographic Trade School, have developed the criteria
and process by which performance will be measured for narrow web and
corrugated projects. Plates will be provided by suppliers and put on
press at Clemson and FTS to measure performance criteria. Print samples
and plates will be on display during this session.
Dr. Page Crouch will provide a summary of
the tests during this session, to demonstrate how each plate material
performed during the testing program.
Suppliers: Agfa Corporation, Anderson Vreeland, DuPont Imaging
Technologies, MacDermid and XSYS. A panel of participating plate
material suppliers will be on hand to answer questions and comment on
the test results.
Test Results will only be presented at FPPA’s 9th
Annual Convention, March 12-14, 2006. Don't miss this one-time session.
Year-End Quarterly Survey Results
FPPA Members reported mixed results on
sales for 2005, compared to 2004. Some platemakers reported an increase
in year-over-year sales, some a decrease and several flat. There was no
majority in the year-end survey results to indicate any sweeping
industry trends in either direction.
The FPPA Quarterly Outlook Survey is sent
to members to evaluate how recent business 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.
Click here to view the full results of the survey.
FPPA Offers Savings Solution
Program Through APPI
Consider how lowering your utility costs
by 10 to 25 percent would help your business. A utility audit is available to all
FPPA members located in the United States. The audit
includes a thorough analysis of energy (electricity and natural gas),
water, waste removal/recycling, freight, credit card processing and
telecommunications (voice and data) services.
Member Profile: Day
Day Technology, Inc. will make a
presentation to FPPA members in Ameilia Island.The focus of the
presentation is how the digital workflow can become an integral part of
the corrugated prepress and platemakers’ world and allow them to realize
a greater quality, productivity, and even lower costs using Day’s Direct
Digital Solution for Corrugated.
Welcomes New Member
FPPA welcomes the
following platemaker member who joined the association since our last issue
Spec Steel Rule Dies
92 N. Main Street, Bldg. 1B
Windsor, NJ 08561
is the latest from FPPA members.