FLEXOGRAPHY 101-Ink Handling and Maintenance

As the medium that transfers an image from plate to substrate, ink is a critical component to the flexographic printing process. This course is ideal for anyone looking to obtain a firm understanding of ink and its proper application for high quality and color accurate print results.

This online, interactive course will give you a solid understanding of the different flexographic ink types, the proper handling and maintenance, drying and curing systems, as well as the correct clean up techniques to conserve ink and reduce waste. Additionally, the course details the many after print tests that can be performed such as the tape test, CoF (Coefficient of Friction) test, scratch test, and proper color evaluation tools and techniques. At the completion, you will have a solid grasp of ink handling and maintenance to help ensure the quality of the printed product meets customer expectations.

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  • History of ink
  • Ink systems
  • Ink types and classes
  • Ink characteristics and composition
  • Ink prep
  • Ink transfer
  • Strength/Opacity/Viscosity/pH
  • Curing and drying systems
  • After print testing
  • Clean up and disposal of hazardous materials

Who Should Take This Course

  • New hires
  • Entry-level flexographers
  • Sales & marketing personnel
  • Students/educators
  • Anyone wanting to learn more about ink

How The Course Works

The FLEXOGRAPHY 101 Ink Handling and Maintenance online course is self-paced, allowing you to take it whenever time allows, provided it is completed within the specified 4-week time period. If completed in a single, uninterrupted session, the course will take you 30-40 minutes. At the end, there is a 20 question “Check For Understanding” quiz. Once completed you will receive a digital Certificate of Completion issued by FTA.

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Rates: $80 FTA Member | $160 Non-member

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