FMN | October 16th, 2017

Flexographic Tech Celebrates Latest Graduates Four more people have graduated from Flexograph- ic Tech’s Press Operator course: Andrew Webber, Aaron Pitt, Xai Thao, and Vang Thao. When the now- graduates began the course almost 12 weeks ago, they were completely new to flexographic printing. After completing the rigorous mix of 80 percent hands-on and 20 percent classroom training, all four graduates are now able to successfully operate flexo-

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graphic presses. Part of the students’ final was to run a tight register, seven-color job with a die cut. In order to receive maximum points, they were re- quired to set up the job in under 850 feet. Time played a pivotal role in the grading process, as the students had to perform both setup and clean up in less than 3.5 hours. In addition, the students complet- ed a 150 question written final and achieved their FTA Level One Certification. ( Left to right ): Xai Thao, AWT Labels & Packaging; Aaron Pitt, Computype; Shawn Oetjen, Flexographic Tech Instructor; Andrew Webber, Blanco; and Vang Thao, AWT Labels & Packaging. About one year before the start of All in Print China 2018, the China International Exhibition for All Print- ing Technology and Equipment, some 60 percent of the exhibit space has been booked. All in Print will take place from October 24-28, 2018, at the New In- ternational Expo Center in Shanghai. With its motto Enter the Era of Intelligent Print- ing ,All in Print 2018 will focus on intelligent printing and packaging technologies in Asia.The eight exhibit segments Digital Pre-Press, Comprehensive Printing, Post-Press Converting, Packaging Equipment, Ink & Innovative Materials, Label Industry, Flexo Technolo- gy and Innovation Factory will reflect the dynamic market developments. All In Print China Poised For Growth

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