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Flexo Quality Consortium (FQC)

The FQC, acting as a select standing committee of the Foundation of Flexographic Technical Association (FFTA), aims to provide the industry with a better understanding of the factors controlling the quality of a flexographic image.

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FQC Projects

FQC projects can run for months or years and investigate selected printing variables in flexographic printing technology. FQC actively participates in the global graphic standards committees and associations in researching and representing the flexographic printing process and Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances (FIRST ).

Current projects include:

Optimal Print Order Project

Project Lead: James Dye and Erica Kirinovic

LED Impact on Lighting Conditions Project

Project Leads: Steve Cooney and Allen Sanders

Dimensional Stability of Plates and Press Project

Project Leads: Alix Guyot and Nathan Rank

2D Barcode Verification Project

Measurable Slur Target Project

Project Leads: Jinkai Qian and Kenny Tucker

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Become an FQC Project Volunteer

Who can volunteer to be on an FQC project? You can! Each project is a little different and the team members may differ, based on those varying needs.

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FQC Project Reports

Upon the completion of a project undertaken by the FQC, any findings are put into a project report. These project reports are either published in FLEXO Magazine or presented at an FTA event like FORUM or Fall Technical Conference.

Questions or Comments About an FQC Project Report?

Contact FTA Director of Education Joe Tuccitto.

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FQC Executive Committee Members

Volunteer members on the FQC hail from all walks of the flexographic industry—material, prepress and equipment suppliers, academics, converters and CPC representatives. Meetings are held monthly online and occasionally on-site at FTA events like FORUM, or other industry events.


Jean Engelke

FTA Hall of Fame


Catherine Haynes

All Printing Resources Inc

Stefano d’Andrea


Carlo Carnelli

ColorConsultingUSA Inc

Jean Jackson

FTA Hall of Fame

Ann Michaud


Joe Riccardella

ABX Packaging

John Seymour

Clemson University

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