The pioneers of expanded gamut (EG) printing, and current users, describe how EG has enhanced their workflows.
Presentations & Speakers
The History and Principles of Expanded Gamut
While the history of 4-color process printing has largely been written, the history of 7-color process printing—or expanded gamut printing—is still being written. Mark will provide an overview of the history of EG, a look at the current state of the technology and a peek into the future.
About Mark: Mark began his career with DuPont where he held numerous positions in the areas of flexographic plates and electronic imaging. He joined Esko in 1997 and worked a in the development and industry support of flexo color products. He holds 11 patents in digital imaging – including FlexoCal, Hybrid Screening, Plate Cell Patterning, Concentric Screening, PressSync, and Equinox Expanded Color Gamut technology. Mark has authored numerous articles in major trade publications and presented papers at the industry’s major forums. In May of 2011, at the age of 49, Mark was inducted as the 49th member of the FTA Hall of Fame. Mark received his Bachelor’s in Printing Science from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Delaware.
Optimizing an Expanded Gamut Workflow
Kariahlyn Lindsey and Johnny Dye, Accredo Packaging
Explore the path from ideation to implementation and execution of an Expanded Gamut workflow with Accredo Packaging. Kariahlyn and Johnny will discuss the methods and practices used to drive quality, performance, and repeatable results.
About Kariahlyn: Kariahlyn graduated from Clemson University in 2015 with a bachelor’s in Graphic Communications. She began her flexography career at The Sonoco Institute at Clemson, where she managed the print lab conducting industry trials, lead training events for students and industry professionals, and participated in research related to the flexographic industry. While at the Sonoco Institute, Kariahlyn developed her skills in color management, plate technology and optimization practices. Over the last four years at Accredo Packaging, as Print Process Manager, Kariahlyn continues to manage the onboarding, implementation, adoption of industry technologies into real-world applications and problem-solving processes. She specializes in troubleshooting flexographic production capabilities impacting color management, press, plates, graphics, and continuous improvement.
About Johnny: Johnny Dye is Director of Printing Technology at Accredo Packaging of Sugar Land, TX. Johnny started in the flexographic industry in 1991.
During his 32-year career, he has worked in the fields of Graphics, PrePress and Press Management.
He is known as an industry leader in Expanded Gamut printing technology and is very active in the Flexographic Industry.
He was a 6-year Officer of the Flexographic Technical Association Board of Directors, including a 2 year service as Board Chair. He has been a speaker at multiple FTA events including Keynote Speaker at the Australia – New Zealand FTA Annual Forum in Melborne, Australia. Additionally, Johnny is an active Judge of the Excellence in Flexography Awards.
Fall Conference 2022 in Review
Steve Smiley, Principal at SmileyColor & Associates
Listen to Steve present a recap of the Fall Conference 2022 project and results, which demonstrated how to use The Optimal Method on CMYK workflows.
About Steve: Steve Smiley is a 50-year veteran from print, premedia and packaging brand solutions. Steve’s previous position was managing color across all printing types, commercial, direct mail and packaging, managing print globally. Steve is a proud member of the FTA family, participating at annual FORUMs. As a brand manager, Steve has developed the tools for physical and digital standards to define common ingredients and aims across supply chain partners, along with supporting documents like ISO 12647-6 Flexographic Prints, ISO 17972-4 CxF X4 Spot Color Characterization Exchange Format and ISO 19303-1 Guidelines for Schema Writers Packaging. He is the recipient of the Holzinger Award, FTA President’s Award and the Clemson Top Cat Award. Steve has a degree in photography. In 2017, he was inducted into the FTA Hall of Fame.