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The Flexo Quality Consortium (FQC), acting as a select standing committee of the Foundation of Flexographic Technical Association, Inc. (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 via teleconference and occasionally on-site at FTA events like Forum, or other industry events.

Current FQC Projects

High-Resolution Printing: Part B (Wide Web)

Goal: To clarify the meaning of high-resolution printing by FTA members in several disciplines within the wide web industry.

Lead: Brian Cook

Want to Participate in a Project or Join the FQC?
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The Latest FQC & Standards Working Group (SWG) Update

FLEXO Magazine March 2019 cover
“In our last FQC update, we communicated the importance of the Standards Working Group and its impact on developing standards that may affect our industry. We reached out to you, the membership, to take an active role in the discussions. There are several items under current discussion that will shape how we work in prepress and the pressroom, and how we communicate with brand owners…”

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 Education Director 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