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Sonoco Institute

Flexo Foundations Seminar

This one-and-a-half-day seminar introduces flexography and is suitable for anyone in the flexo industry from sales to customer service, administration, marketing, etc. Content covers the history of flexography, an overview of the flexographic market, the flexographic printing process, substrate and ink options, color and design considerations, and more. It includes a mix of classroom learning with afternoon breakout sessions allowing attendees to see first-hand how the flexographic process works. Breakouts will take place on a seven-station, narrow-web, flexographic press. At the conclusion of the seminar, take the test to receive your FTA FIRST Individual Certification - Level I Certificate of Completion.

Seminar Schedule:

Day 1:

  • Flexographic Industry and History
  • Basics of Flexo Printing
  • Flexographic Markets
  • Flexographic Presses In-Depth
  • Hands-On: Platemaking, Narrow-Web Flexo Press Setup & Control

Day 2:

  • Inks & Substrates
  • Converting
  • Health & Safety
  • Hands-On: Printed Sample Analysis
  • FIRST Individual Certification Overview
  • Testing for FIRST Level I Certification - Level I Certificate of Completion
  • Presentation of Certificates

Additional FTA Information:

FIRST Certifications:
FIRST Book: (not required for seminar)

Cancellation Policy: 21 days prior to event date for 100% refund; 14 days prior to event date for 50% refund; no refund will be given less than 14 days. Email us for more information.

The Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics
The Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics | 311 Harris A. Smith Building, Fernow Street, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634