Get Involved! Join one of the many FTA/FFTA committees.
FTA members can participate in a variety of committees which provide the opportunity to get involved and have your voices heard. These groups are key for the organization to be able to respond to the needs of the flexo industry. For more information, contact Jay Kaible.
Develops and administers the FTA Excellence in Flexography Awards competition policy, including rules and regulations, selection of judges and judge qualifications and judging procedure.
Emerging Leaders Committee
A leadership development program made up of young flexographers who seek to participate in problem-solving work groups, tackle unique projects, network with peers, gain an inside look into FTA structure and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a growing capacity in the near future.
FIRST (Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances) Committee
Develops updates to the FIRST book.
Flexographic Quality Consortium (FQC)
Investigates selected printing variables in order to further develop reproducible process concepts that will allow for measurable advancements in flexographic printing technology. Actively participates in the global graphic standards committees and associations in researching and representing the flexographic printing process and FIRST. Want to join the FQC? Fill out this form.
FLEXO Magazine Editorial Advisory Board
Reviews the FLEXO Magazine editorial calendar developed by the magazine staff for content, appropriate industry coverage, and potential resources; assists in reviewing articles for technical accuracy and commercialism.
Generates the technical program for the Forum for a given year, with emphasis on current and new technologies; enforces the Forum “non-commercialism” policy.
Advises, evaluates and implements plans to promote FTA membership to the various direct and indirect participants in the flexographic printing industry. Reviews and recommends programs to retain current members.
Project Evaluation Committee
Evaluates requests for funding of the purchase of machinery or equipment, and/or the funding of research from educational institutions and from other entities proposing projects that will benefit the flexographic printing industry.
Develops rules and regulations for the granting of scholarships. Reviews applications per established guidelines based on academic standing, financial need and extracurricular activities.
Supplier Leadership Council
Develops programs to help advance the association and network with members.
Encourages and promotes participation in the worldwide movement to achieve economic, social and environmental success of the graphic communications industry through sustainable printing practices. Provides input into sustainability products and events, regulatory issues and awards programs.
Technical Innovation Awards Committee
Develops rules, regulations and the process for judging significant technical achievements in the flexographic industry.