FLEXOGRAPHY 101 Booklet Series - An Introduction to Flexography

As the medium that transfers an image from plate to substrate, ink is a critical component to the flexographic printing process.

This online, interactive 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. It will give you a solid understanding of the different flexographic ink types, 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 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 ensure the quality of the printed product meets customer expectations.

What You’ll Learn

History of Ink

Ink Systems

Ink Types and Classes

Ink Characteristics

Ink Composition

Ink Preparation

Ink Transfer

Strength/Opacity/Viscosity/pH

Curing and Drying Systems

After-Print Testing

Clean Up and Disposal of Hazardous Materials

  • History of Ink
  • Ink Systems
  • Ink Types and Classes
  • Ink Characteristics
  • Ink Composition
  • Ink Preparation
  • Ink Transfer
  • Strength/Opacity/Viscosity/pH
  • Curing and Drying Systems
  • After-Print Testing
  • Clean Up and Disposal of Hazardous Materials

Who Should Enroll

  • New Hires
  • Entry-Level Flexographers
  • Students/Educators
  • Sales/Marketing
  • Become an Effective Communicator
  • Anyone Wanting to Learn More About Ink

Included with This Course

With your registration, you will receive a copy of the Ink Handling & Maintenance entry in the FLEXOGRAPHY 101 Booklet Series.

How the Course Works

The FLEXOGRAPHY 101: Ink Handling & Maintenance online course is self-paced. Take it whenever time allows, provided it is completed within the specified four-week time period. If completed in a single, uninterrupted session, the course will take 30-40 minutes. At the end of the course, 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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