May 15, 2013 – Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), the world’s leading professional society dedicated to promoting and advancing the flexographic print process, debuted its completely expanded, fully revised, sixth edition of its Flexography: Principles & Practices (FP&P 6.0) book at this year’s INFO*FLEX Exhibition (April 29-30; San Diego, CA).
FP&P 6.0 is the ultimate guide to flexography, featuring more than 600 pages, 29 chapters (with additional content via download), hundreds of vibrant, full-color illustrations, a detailed glossary of terms and an extensive troubleshooting guide.
“With over one-hundred contributors and three years in the making, this publication is at its best,” said FTA Education Director Joe Tuccitto.
Those new to the industry will benefit from content on: presses, ink and ink metering systems, and plate mounting, while the more practiced flexographer will find detailed information on: statistical process control, competitive print processes, Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications and Tolerances, design, platemaking, process color, and web inspection systems.
Additionally, this comprehensive resource serves as a perfect companion guide for those pursuing the Association’s FIRST Press, Prepress and/or Implementation Certification program.
Those interested in learning more about Flexography: Principles & Practices 6.0 can point their browsers to www.flexography.org/fpp. Prices for the print version are $130 for FTA members and $260 for non-members.
About FTA/FFTA: Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), chartered in 1958, is a professional society dedicated to bringing all members of the flexographic printing community—printers, suppliers, consumer product companies, institutions, prepress houses and others--together by providing opportunities for the free exchange of technical ideas and discussion of mutual concerns. It is a proponent of maintaining and advancing quality standards and includes 1,300 member sites that represent more than 50,000 individuals. Foundation of FTA, founded in 1974, is the educational arm of FTA and is dedicated to supporting and advancing the flexographic printing industry.