FTA training and resources have prepared countless flexographers for their careers as well as provided refreshers and updates to new industry trends. With the storied pair of flexography textbooks Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances (FIRST) and Flexography: Principles & Practices (FP&P), in-depth and peerless FIRST Certification program, FLEXOGRAPHY 101 Booklet Series and online introductory courses, and guide to sustainable flexography, FTA is where flexographers new and old turn for the training and resources needed to advance their skills.
Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances (FIRST) is the go-to resource for printers seeking to control their process. Companies following the steps outlined in FIRST have increased uptime while reducing downtime and waste.
Flexography: Principles & Practices is the definitive textbook of everything flexographers need to know, from workflow fundamentals and consumables basics, to more advanced topics like statistical process control, plate making, web inspection systems and more.
FLEXOGRAPHY 101 Booklet Series
The FLEXOGRAPHY 101 Booklet Series provides an introductory-level look at concepts crucial to the flexographic printing discipline. Across its six volumes, the series covers an introduction to flexography, anilox handling and care, ink handling and maintenance, plate mounting, plate making, and an introduction to color fundamentals.
By enrolling in one of FTA’s online courses, flexographers can learn new skills and principles, keep up to date with ever-changing best practices, and brush up on the foundational elements of their trade. FTA offers three online courses:
Learn the basics of the flexographic printing process, how a typical workflow moves from beginning to end, the various components and consumables, and more.
See how to enhance a flexographic workflow through G7, a set of specifications designed to achieve visual similarity across print processes.
Develop an understanding of the role ink plays in the flexographic printing process, ink types, how to properly handle ink, clean up techniques and after-print tests.