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The Flexo Quality Consortium (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.

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).

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.

Current FQC Projects

White Ink Opacity Project

Project Lead: Ed Dedman

Ink Temp Project

Project Lead: Ann Warzecha

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Want to Participate in a Project or Join the FQC?

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The Latest FQC & Standards Working Group (SWG) Update

FLEXO Magazine September 2019 cover
“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. It is the responsibility of the leader to determine what skill sets are needed for success…”

Read the rest of this FQC & SWG update →

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 Conference.

Questions or Comments About an FQC Project Report?
Contact FTA Director of Education Joe Tuccitto.

FQC Executive Committee Members

Flexo Quality Consortium FQC Forum 2017 Pre-Conference Session
Attendees to the Forum 2017 Pre-Conference Session, titled “#Research,” heard Flexo Quality Consortium (FQC) project updates, an update on standards courtesy of the Standards Working Group (SWG), and presentations on CxF characterization data and the effects of ink sequence on expanded gamut (EG) printing.

Chair
Jean Engelke

Co-Chair
Dr. Sam Ingram

Clemson University

Robb Frimming

Schawk!

Catherine Haynes

All Printing Resources Inc

Jean Jackson

FTA Hall of Fame

Joe Riccardella

Berry Global

Danny Rich

Standards Working Group (SWG)
Sun Chemical