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High definition flexo

July 18, 2005

High definition flexo
is topic at conference
The High Definition Flexo Consortium
(HDFC), a trade association
which promotes flexography to print
buyers and designers, will hold a free
education seminar at Northeastern
Wisconsin Technical College, Green
Bay, WI for October 17. Converters,
printers, trade shops, and industry
providers are invited to attend.
John Fulcoly, a packaging specialist
for Frito-Lay, will be the keynote
speaker. Terri McConnell, executive
director of HDFC, will discuss how to
sell through the barriers with high
definition flexography.
Representatives from flexo supplier
companies, such as Mark Andy, Harper,
Phototype, Avery Dennison, Barco
Graphics, and Deco-Chem, will participate
in a panel discussion on various
technological improvements that have
contributed to the evolution of high
The Comco product division of
Mark Andy Inc. will conduct its next
Educator Seminar Series on November
7-8 at the company’s Advanced
Training & Technology Center in
Milford, OH. Intended to educate
packaging buyers, printers, and converters
on the diverse range of narrow
web flexo applications, this
season’s program will focus on management
strategies and new technologies
for expanding opportunities
in the folding carton and flexible
packaging markets.
Industry experts will speak on
how consumer product companies
view flexography and what they
expect from their print service
providers. Other topics slated for
discussion include an overview of
market trends and challenges, tips
and strategies on how to become a
high definition flexo printer.
The program will feature pressside
demonstrations on the Comco
ProGlide MSP multi-substrate
printing and converting system.
Other highlights include: guidelines
and specifications for flexo
printing to F.I.R.S.T. standards by
the Flexographic Technical Association;
live demonstrations of folding
carton and flexible packaging finishing
equipment; technology presentation
and demonstration of Dupont
FAST processorless flexo plate making
system; investment and productivity
comparisons for multisubstrate
printing platforms versus
dedicated application presses; “Ask
the Experts” user panel of printers
and converters employing multisubstrate
In addition, the “Flexo Feast” will
feature tabletop exhibits of auxiliary
products and services by over 20
suppliers including: 3M, AET Films,
Akzo Nobel, Arcar, Atlas, Cincinnati
Precision Plate, Dupont, Energy Sciences,
Gannicott, Harper, HDFC,
IDC, Martin Automatic, Mobil, Potlatch,
Praxair, Precision Air Convey,
SICPA, Stork Screens America, Sun
Chemical, RotoMetrics, and UV
The Mark Andy/Comco Educator
Series seminars are free to packaging
buyers and printers and converters
in the packaging industry.
Complete details, travel and accommodation
information, and registration
forms are available by calling
Becky Hurst at 800-UVFLEXO or by
Mark Andy/Comco plans ‘Fall Flexo Feast’
In our July/August 2001 International
Buyers Guide, we erred in the publication
of the Internet address of Goldschmidt AG,
of Germany. The correct address is:
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Foy Matthews Roffers Furr Douglas
ACPO, Oak Harbor, OH — Mandi Colvin has been promoted
to sales manager of the Southeast territory.
CHAM PAPER GROUP, Cham Switzerland — Axel
Wappler has been appointed to senior vice president for
sales and marketing and member of the group executive
COAST CONTROLS, Sarasota, FL — Rodney S. Shrock
has been named vice president and chief operating officer of
the US and UK manufacturing facilities. Tom Marks has
been named sales engineer, and will cover the states of
Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma.
GRIPDIGITAL, Western Springs, IL — Greg Imhoff,
president of GRIPdigital, has been named to the board of
directors of Centurfax, a UK based supplier of quality control
HARPER CORP., Green Bay, WI — Larry Roffers has
been promoted to second shift supervisor. Bobby Furr has
been named divisional manager of operations. Day Foy has
been appointed technical product specialist.
HONLE UV AMERICA, Marlboro, MA — Brad
Lehman has joined as national accounts manager.
HUECK FOILS, Wall, NJ — Gene Matthews has joined
as application engineering manager for the company’s healthcare
L. Smith has joined as vice president of operations. Bo
Franklin has been promoted to director of engineering.
Franklin will be replacing Jan Krause who will take the
position of chief technical officer.
PINNACLE LABEL, Dallas, TX — Todd Wojciechowski
has been promoted to regional sales manager. Tracy Orcutt-
Gallo has been named general manager of its Lackawanna
manufacturing facility.
ROHM AND HAAS, Philadelphia, PA — Mark Douglas
has been appointed North American region general manager.
IL — John F. Starkey has been appointed president.
Peter Bria
Peter Bria, a partner in Sarni/Bria Flexographic, of
Monroe, CT, died August 24 in a tragic automobile collision
in Connecticut. He would have turned 48 years old the next
day. Bria was a 23-year industry veteran, having begun his
career in flexo with Webtron in 1978. He served as senior
service representative for the company until joining
Sarni/Bria three years ago.
Mike Sarni, his business partner, described Pete as “a
highly respected man in our industry and an expert in his
field of work.” Both Sarni and Bria were hired at Webtron
by Leon Beaudoin, now president of FlexoExport Ltd., and
remained there for two decades.
definition flexography.
Since May 2000, Avery Dennison,
Barco Graphics, and Color Resolutions
International have joined HDFC as
sponsors. Twelve converting/printing
companies are members, and two educational
institutes have joined as education
For more information about HDFC,
visit on the Internet.
To register for this free event, call
HDFC at 937-293-8381.
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