Flexo Daily FTA Recap
Last week’s Flexographic Technical Association Fall Conference saw record attendance numbers, overall, a 10 percent increase over last year’s, with more than 300 printers/converters and industry professionals.
The conference comprised of a variety of speakers, education sessions and exhibitors focused on the issues and challenges faced by today’s printers and converters, covering everything from data collection to analysis and consistency.
Anderson & Vreeland’s technology manager Jessica Harkins’ presentation, “Collect, Review, Recognize, Improve,” focused on gathering data—when, how, and, as she points out, often the biggest hurdle, understanding the importance of evaluating information once it’s documented. “My presentation focused on ways data can be logged and formatted, including a demonstration using a web database interface that can be custom built and accessed just about anywhere,” explains Harkins. “After my presentation there were quite a few people who were interested in learning more about the available software, as it’s truly a cost effective solution to easily build custom databases.”
Randy Carter, technologies specialist, presented “Finding the Needle in Data: How to Use it to Troubleshoot Your Process.” ‘The meeting was well attended by both fellow vendors and our customers,” says Carter. “The presentations were very wide ranging from very technical to high range overviews. The general feedback at our booth later in the day was of appreciation that both Jessica’s and my presentation were very clear and easy to understand.”
All in all, count the FTA’s Fall Conference a success for this year.
The next FTA event is the Color Management Conference, co-hosted with the Printing Institutes of America in Phoenix, Arizona, from December 7 to 10.