The FIRST Prepress Certification Program is designed for prepress personnel wanting to gain an expert proficiency of flexographic prepress operations. At the completion of the three levels, students will have a solid understanding of FIRST job assembly specifications, and the application of FIRST continuous tone color separation specifications, prepress calibration practices, and prepress output practices.
The Level I six-module program provides an overview of the flexo industry and basic press functionality. Perfect for entry-level and non-production flexographic industry personnel. Sign up for Level I program here.
The Level II course defines the foundational skill set needed by novice graphic artists in the early years of their careers and has been designed to recognize those who have attained a basic level of prepress operations; including working with Adobe® Creative Suite, as well as other desktop applications. Before taking the Level II examination, individuals must meet all prerequisite skills and have already completed the Level I certification course.
The Level III course is the highest prepress certification offered by FFTA and is designed to recognize those who have attained a high-degree of technical prepress operations, knowledge and skill. Students must demonstrate FIRST techniques for measuring and controlling print variables throughout the entire flexographic workflow, and must familiar with FIRST specifications and how to implement them proficiently. Before taking the Level III examination, individuals must meet all prerequisite skills and have already completed the Levels I & II certification courses.