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    FIRST is a document created by industry professionals containing specifications and tolerances for flexography. To assist the flexographic workforce in complying with it, FTA developed FIRST Individual Certification programs and FIRST Company Certification.

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  • Flexographic Technical Association is the premier destination for flexography training, articles, events and other resources. Since 1958, FTA has been providing the means to an end: Enabling flexographers to grow their skills, connect with likeminded individuals, expand their reachable markets and drive flexography to package printing dominance.

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    Receive a free copy of FIRST 6.0—a $210 value—when you join by December 31. Membership gives you access to technical resources, training, events and a network of flexographically-minded companies around the world.

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  • FLEXO MAGAZINE is the go-to resource for flexography news, technical articles, industry forecasts, product guides and more. For MORE THAN 40 YEARS, FLEXO has served as an invaluable tool for flexographic printers, press manufacturers, premedia service providers and brand owners.

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    More than 5,000 individuals worldwide have undertaken some level of FIRST training.

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