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Lanska’s book, Common-Sense Flexography, now available

May 22, 2007

In the works for several years, Common-Sense Flexography is now in print.

In the works for several years, Common-Sense Flexography is now in print. The author is David Lanska, a veteran of Stork Materials Technology in Milwaukee, WI, USA, a frequent contributor of articles about anilox rolls and other aspects of flexography to industry publications, and a recipient of the 2005 President’s Award from the Flexographic Technical Association. The book is published by PIA/GATFPress.

Lanska brings 25 years of experience in the flexographic industry into a conversational, humorous and information-packed guide for flexo printers, suppliers, consumer product companies, managers, press supervisors, and operators. Through case studies, technical tips, and troubleshooting suggestions, Common-Sense Flexography highlights some of the intelligent ideas that help make companies successful. The book is peppered with delightful illustrations by Melissa Lanska, the author’s daughter.

Among the topics covered are RFID, improving productivity through behavior based safety, testing of a surface cleanliness measurement device, and bridging the gap between environmental stewardship and profit. The book offers case studies with real life examples, technical tips to save time and money, and a 14-page troubleshooting guide.

In the introduction to the book, L&NW Editor Jack Kenny writes, “Common-Sense Flexography is the result of one man’s passion, his love of work and the joy of his interaction with people who strive to fulfill their goals. But beyond these, this work is the display of his broad and intricate industry knowledge. Simply put: Readers will find it useful and valuable. David Lanska has achieved what all authors strive to achieve: to inform, to educate, and to entertain.”

The book is available for $99; PIA/GATF members pay a discounted price of $75. Visit, or order by phone (toll-free 866-855-4283), fax (301-393-2555), or mail (200 Deer Run Road, Sewickley, PA 15143).