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Flexographic Print Quality Inspection

Learn common flexographic print defects and develop a road map for printed web inspection in “Flexographic Print Quality Inspection.”

This instructor-led course consists of two classes taught by FTA Director of Education Joe Tuccitto.

All classes are 90 minutes in length and taught in FTA’s Virtual Conference Center. Those who attend both classes will receive a certificate of completion.

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Visual Flexographic Print Quality Inspection

Understanding visual inspection of flexographic print quality is essential for anyone working in the industry. But where do you begin? Do you start with the substrate, the ink laydown, the plates or the press? This online instructor-led class will examine all of the above and more identifying the most common visual defects and offer suggestions on how to remedy them.

After completing this class, you will be able to:

  • Describe the best procedure for inspecting the entire printed web
  • Identify the most common print defects and what causes them
  • Develop an effective action plan to remedy print defects
  • Suggest corrective actions to be taken prior to press production

Device-Assisted Flexographic Print Quality Inspection

Visual print quality inspection can often be very subjective. That’s when device-assisted inspection becomes a very important step in the process through verification and validation. The purpose of spectrodensitometers in print quality inspection goes beyond color control. These devices can also verify many of the defects identified during visual inspection and provide additional context. Throughout this online instructor-led class, we will look back at the visual defects discussed during class one and validate them using a spectrodensitometer.

After completing this class, you will be able to:

  • Describe how a spectrodensitometer can be used to monitor and control color during production
  • Verify dot gain by utilizing the dot area function
  • Measure and control press slur and doubling
  • Measure and control ink trapping press side