FTA Announces Flexography: Principles & Practices Booklets

BOHEMIA, NY—FTA has announced the release of a collection of booklets, each comprising topics essential to a specific area of the flexographic printing process.

The booklets’ content comes from Flexography: Principles & Practices 6.0, the sixth edition of FTA’s storied technical resource manual initially introduced in 1962. Flexographers in need of comprehensive but precise information on a particular topic will find the booklets’ brevity and focus invaluable.

“We all need to know something about flexography—how an image carrier works, the mechanics of a press, color formulation—but many of us don’t need to know everything,” said Joe Tuccitto, FTA’s director of education. “The purpose of the Flexography: Principles & Practices Booklets is to enable industry members to concentrate on only the skills they need to grow, and provide an even more affordable way to do that.”

The six-entry series includes:

  • All About Color, covering an introduction to color fundamentals, process color and FIRST Methodology for process color (78 pages, $19.99 for FTA members)
  • Encountering Flexography, covering an introduction to flexography, flexographic market segments, the flexographic revolution and the flexographic printing press (44 pages, $9.99 for FTA members)
  • Image Carrier & Components, covering the image carrier, plate making, mounting principles and mounting practices (80 pages, $19.99 for FTA members)
  • Ink & Ink Formulation, covering ink, color formulation, ink metering and ink in the pressroom (78 pages, $19.99 for FTA members)
  • Press Mechanics, covering press mechanics and drive systems, web handling, and web treatment and processing (78 pages, $19.99 for FTA members)
  • Print Quality, covering print quality assurance, quality assurance and web inspection systems (44 pages, $9.99 for FTA members)

The Flexography: Principles & Practices Booklets are available now; FTA members save 50 percent on each entry.


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About FTA

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Chartered in 1958, FTA is a professional society dedicated to bringing all members of the flexographic printing community—printers, suppliers, consumer product companies, institutions, prepress houses and others—together by providing opportunities for the free exchange of technical ideas and discussion of mutual concerns. It is a proponent of maintaining and advancing quality standards and includes 1,650 member sites that represent more than 1,400 companies and 35,000 individuals. Foundation of FTA, founded in 1974, is the educational arm of FTA and is dedicated to supporting and advancing the flexographic printing industry.