News Ticker – June 8, 2010

Labelexpo Americas 2010 announces conference program
Set for Sept. 14-16 in Rosemont, IL, Labelexpo Americas 2010 has announced its Labelexpo Americas 2010 logoextensive conference program running alongside the three-day trade show. Twenty-three sessions will cover all the latest trends and technologies. Registration for any session includes a free entrance pass to the expo. Among the highlights: Digital Printing (technology overview; using digital tech to enhance a brand; inkjet today and tomorrow; flexible packaging as a key opportunity); Branding (what is new in branding?; brand protection; color management; brand enhancement by electronics in packaging); Leadership/Business (CEO roundtable; succession planning; consolidation/acquisition in the label industry; young managers). The program is produced with assistance from TLMI.

Lyft Visual is first Canadian buyer of Agfa Dotrix UV-inkjet press
A sister company of Boehmer Box, the Mississauga, Ontario, printer and converter specializes in private-label folding cartons for food customers such as Walmart, Sobeys and Loblaws. The Agfa Dotrix it recently installed is actually a standard Edale flexographic press with a SPICE or “single-pass inkjet color engine” module. Equipped with a 300-dpi printhead, the Dotrix’s 8-bit grayscale tech reproduces an apparent resolution of 900 dpi for colors on par with offset, Agfa says. “You get the best of both worlds—the functionality of digital technology on a proven flexo base that can run at high speed, 24/7,” explains Lyft Visual COO Mark Caines. More info

FFTA fall conference calls for tech-paper abstracts
Foundation of FTA is currently accepting abstract submissions for its 2010 Fall Conference & Tabletop Exhibition,  “A FIRST-Rate Idea: The Future of Flexo & Process Improvement,” which will take place Nov. 8-10 in Louisville, KY. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Process Improvement; Color: Consistency & Accuracy; FIRST (Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances); Innovative Technologies; Sustainability; Industry Trends; and the Future of Flexo. Deadline for submissions is June 25. More info

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