“The Changing Face of Corrugated – A Global View of Our Industry and Its Local Impact”
Mark your calendars and make your travel plans for the FPPA 16th Annual Convention, being held March 3-5, 2013, at Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa in Fort Myers, Florida.
FPPA’s Annual Convention, with its perfect blend of education, networking and fun will provide you with an edge on your competitors. The 16th Annual Convention, with its theme of “The Changing Face of Corrugated – A Global View of Our Industry and Its Local Impact”, includes the best of our traditional programs –cutting-edge supplier presentations; and a wealth of exciting new sessions including a presentation by Jay Sperry of HAVI Global Solutions who will provide an overview on the future trends in packaging as well as a panel discussion on state of the markets in Europe, Asia and South America. You won’t want to miss it!!
Don’t forget to submit your entry for the Technological Innovator of the Year Award. This is your opportunity to demonstrate your company’s innovative capabilities. If you’ve developed a technical achievement in the administrative or production area of the pre-press process…share your idea and demonstrate your leadership. Your company could be named the Innovator of the Year by FPPA! The submission deadline is January 31, 2013. Visit www.fppa.net today for more information.
Also, in the spirit of FPPA’s latest sustainability efforts, we are challenging member companies (either independently or in partnerships) to incorporate sustainable manufacturing processes and practices in their businesses. The 2013 Sustainability Achievement Award will recognize the application of environmental sustainability efforts, which contribute to the advancement of the pre-press, platemaking industry. These entries must also be received by January 31, 2013.
Register today for FPPA’s 16th Annual Convention and take your place at the head of the class. Deadline for Early Registration and Fees is February 1, 2013. You can also register for the conference online. Contact FPPA headquarters if you haven’t utilized the FPPA Online Store. See you in Fort Myers!
3:30 – 4:00 pm March 4
“Proofing, Prototyping, & Corrugated Prepress”
Speaker: Alix Guyot, Anderson Vreeland
There are many opportunities to bring technology forward into the corrugated market – doors that many users have not yet opened. Proofing and prototyping has been gaining momentum in the label and flexible packaging market, allowing those users to save big money by having quality proofs that can predict press output, as well as generating samples on actual substrates to prove to designers and brand-owners the capabilities of the printing & coating application. Does this have to end when we step-up in size to big-brother corrugated? The answer to this is no. Alix will review the potential and describe what is needed to visually promote the corrugated segment of our industry.
Alix graduated top of her class at Cal Poly State’s Graphic Communications program where she majored with an emphasis in Design Reproduction Technology. She has studied programs with GMG, EFI and Epson and is certified in each of these color management applications with experience in implementing these systems into production. Alix’ strength is in design, color, and software applications.