What is FTA membership? It is being a part of an association whose members are flexographers dedicated to making flexography the best it can be. It is joining a community of flexographic printers, press manufacturers and consumables suppliers, premedia service providers, worldwide distributors and consumer product companies. It is a network of more than 1,300 companies and more than 35,000 individuals; a network constantly growing—15 percent larger now than it was three years ago.
“FTA has provided the tools to help me grow professionally as well as our company. The single most valuable asset is a common source of education that has allowed our flexo areas to work together as a team. Benefits like FLEXO Magazine, gives us the latest technologies and updates in a real world application that we would not have access to otherwise. And Forum, INFO*FLEX and social events provides networking opportunities so that we can meet, investigate and make business decisions for continued growth for our company.”
Why Consider FTA Membership?
Year Round Networking
Thousands attend FTA events to acquire new knowledge, develop new relationships and connect with its global network of thought leaders, researchers and scholars.
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.
- FIRST Operator Certification program
- FIRST Company Certification
- FLEXOGRAPHY 101 Online Training – An Introduction to Flexography
- FLEXOGRAPHY 101 Online Training – Ink Handling and Maintenance
- G7, Flexography and the Production Environment
- Webinar Series
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.
- Excellence in Flexography Awards
- Technical Innovation Awards
- Sustainability Excellence Awards
- Scholarship Competitions
- Member Profiles
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.
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.
“We had a lead operator attend FTA’s Fall Conference. He was amazed at the items being discussed and now really sees why we come back from these shows and look to make improvements in many areas of our processes. He was looking forward to going back to work to share all the things he learned and why.