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FLEXOGRAPHY 101 Booklet Series

Do you have entry-level workers who need basic flexo education?

Do you have veteran operators that could use a refresher?

The FLEXOGRAPHY 101 Booklet Series is designed for anyone who needs a basic knowledge of different topics regarding the flexographic printing process. Those new to the industry will benefit from the easy-to-follow explainers of topics crucial to flexography. Those with experience under their belts will benefit from a refreshed and reaffirmed core knowledge base.

There Are Six Entries in the FLEXOGRAPHY 101 Booklet Series:

An Introduction to Flexography

FLEXOGRAPHY 101 Booklet Series - An Introduction to Flexography

Understand what flexography is and how it became the process it is today.

This booklet covers:

  • Fundamentals of flexography
  • Inks & ink metering systems
  • Substrates
  • Types of flexo presses
  • Sections of a flexo press

Anilox Handling & Care

FLEXOGRAPHY 101 Booklet Series - Anilox Handling & Care

Improper handling of anilox rollers can cost time, money, and press downtime.

This booklet covers:

  • Types of anilox
  • How they are produced
  • Anilox technology
  • Proper handling methods
  • Guidelines for care and maintenance

Ink Handling & Maintenance

FLEXOGRAPHY 101 Booklet Series - Ink Handling & Maintenance

Proper ink handling and maintenance is critical to the flexographic printing process.

This booklet covers:

  • Ink types
  • Ink prep
  • Drying and curing
  • After print testing
  • Proper cleanup

Plate Mounting

FLEXOGRAPHY 101 Booklet Series - Plate Mounting

To ensure an accurate reproduction of any printed image, plate mounting is critical. There are many techniques used to perform this operation, from simple hand placement, to sophisticated machinery.

This booklet covers:

  • Plate mounting systems
  • Mounting tapes and their attributes
  • Performance improvements on press
  • Mounting procedures and guidelines

Plate Making

FLEXOGRAPHY 101 Booklet Series - Plate Making

Having a basic understanding of plate making can be the difference between a structurally sound plate or one with common defects, which can lead to material waste or even press downtime.

This booklet covers:

  • Plate types
  • Photopolymer plate properties
  • Imaging mask technologies
  • Plate making procedures

Color Fundamentals

FLEXOGRAPHY 101 Booklet Series - An Introduction to Color Fundamentals

This booklet you will gain a better understanding of color basics related to the graphic arts industry. Topics include how the human eye perceives color, and how to measure and compare color.

This booklet covers:

  • How color is perceived
  • Basic color model descriptions
  • The electromagnetic spectrum
  • Color comparisons

Purchase the Entire FLEXOGRAPHY 101 Booklet Series

FLEXOGRAPHY 101 Booklet Series - all books

The complete collection includes all six booklets.

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Learn the FLEXOGRAPHY 101 Booklet Series Material Online

Two FLEXOGRAPHY 101 booklets—An Introduction to Flexography and Ink Handling & Maintenance—are also available as online courses. Learn the material present in the printed booklets, taught through the same environment used for FTA’s FIRST Certification training program.