FTA is a unique association whose members are flexographers across all industry segments, dedicated to making flexography the best it can be. An FTA membership is your gateway to gaining access to the quality resources, innovative ideas, unlimited networking and technical tools, right at your fingertips, so your organization stays one step ahead. It is joining a community of flexographic printers, press manufacturers and consumables suppliers, premedia service providers, worldwide distributors and consumer products companies. Exceptional methodologies and standards are necessary to benefit your organization, empower employees and deliver the best product to your customers, no matter your company’s size.
Join today and join the ranks of package printers and converters who have not just shaped the history of FTA, but continue to drive this industry toward the future.
What Comes with FTA Membership?
Coming in 2018 – MemberConnect
FTA’s online portal for everything membership. Launching later this year, MemberConnect provides instant access to all your company’s info. Review company and individual records, register employees for events, manage orders and more. MemberConnect also comes with access to select Forum and Fall Conference session videos and presentations, a full archive of FLEXO Magazine stretching to 2010, four years of past FTA Member Webinars, bite-sized tech tips and an assortment of useful print-related downloads.
Only available to members
FTA Conferences & Events
Where the smartest minds in the flexographic industry share ideas, spread information and advance packaging printing. From thousands of attendees, to hundreds, to handfuls – FTA provides an event suited for each and every kind of member.
From Complimentary to
50% discount for members
FIRST Individual Certifications
A globally recognized certification program that provides a complete mastery of the flexographic printing process for the different roles within an organization – Press Operator, Prepress Operator, Implementation Specialist.
Level I free for first employee
$990 for non-members*
*Significant discounts available to large groups signed up for full FIRST Individual Certification Programs (Levels I-III)
Designed to provide a full scope of specifications and guidelines needed to produce high quality and consistent results
$105 for members
$210 for non-members
FLEXOGRAPHY 101 Booklet Series
Six books essential to building a solid flexographic foundation or refreshing important concepts
$80 for members
$160 for non-members
A comprehensive technical resource manual containing illustrations, glossary terms and troubleshooting guide
$138 for members
$276 for non-members
Excellence in Flexography Awards
The industry’s longest running and most prestigious annual print competition.
First entry free for members, each addt’l $75
$150 per entry for non-members
FTA Member Webinars
Industry experts present in detail topics spanning all areas of the industry
Free for members
FTA Member Directory Listing
Company info included in SourceBook, FLEXO Magazine’s annual FTA member directory
Free Listing for members
What Else Does an FTA Membership Offer?
Award-Winning Publications & Research
Consistently ranked a top member benefit, FTA delivers today’s trends through insightful reporting, benchmarking studies and research projects addressing everything from process control to color management and even competitive printing processes.
Robust Certification & Training
FTA’s expert print consultants offer the strategies, tools and methodologies to deepen insights and maximize success, using the perfect blend of theory and application.
Recognition & Publicity
FTA offers some of the longest standing and prestigious awards competitions to promote the stellar printing and technical innovation achieved by its members and an ever evolving industry.
Thousands attend FTA events to acquire new knowledge, develop new relationships and connect with its global network of thought leaders, researchers and scholars.
Money-Saving Business Programs
Through the Wi$e1 Member Benefit Program, FTA members save an average of 25 percent on the business services they use most, including:
- Apple products
- Energy cost reduction
- Credit card processing
Extensive Educational Resources
As the world’s foremost publisher of flexographic books & publications, FTA delivers the leading-edge ideas, strategic thinking and practical solutions to challenges facing print professionals every day.
See Our Membership Roster
SourceBook 2018 is the latest installment of FTA’s member directory. Organized by market segment, it provides a look at the more than 1,300 companies who have chosen FTA membership.