FIRST Company Certification

FCC_Cvr16One Word: Confidence.

Be confident in your process. Gain customer confidence in your results.

As the only globally recognized mark of flexographic printing excellence, your customers know that when they see this symbol, they can be assured of world-class results. For you, a FIRST Company Certification means confidence in your processes, workforce and print quality, from shift to shift, plant to plant, and pressrun to pressrun. For your customers, it means shelf appeal that they can rely on, through a true printer partnership.

FIRST Company Certified printer:

  • Is an expert in color management and process control
  • Preserves stable conditions for consistency and quality
  • Embraces industry standard workflows
  • Employs a strong, highly skilled workforce
  • Behaves as a true print partner, providing guidance, finding solutions, identifying potential pitfalls, and establishing clear communication with the entire supply chain


For flexographic printers, FIRST Company Certification carries both meaning and value to Kimberly-Clark, and many other CPCs. This certification tells us the printer has taken time to go to the best authority on flexo printing to train their most important assets on how to consistently print in control, achieve the best quality and produce the least amount of waste. We’ve seen true cost and quality transformations occur after this training at participating printers. – Al Marquardt, Kimberly-Clark Corporation  

Hear two FIRST Certified companies discuss the process, how they’ve benefited and what employees had to say about the experience:



Please download the following PDF document.

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