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Flexo Foundations Seminar

This two-day seminar is designed as an introduction to flexography, suitable for anyone involved in the flexo industry including sales, customer service, administration, marketing, etc... Content covered will include the history of flexography, an overview of the flexographic market, the flexographic printing process, substrate and ink options, color and design considerations, and more. The seminar will include a mix of classroom learning with afternoon breakout sessions which allow attendees to see first hand how the flexographic process works. Breakouts include two press runs: one on a narrow-web press, the other on a corrugated press. At the conclusion of the seminar, attendees will have the option of taking the test to receive their 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 and 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

The seminar runs from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. each day.

Additional FTA Information:

FIRST Certifications: http://flexography.org/training-resources/first-operator-certification/
FIRST Book: http://flexography.org/first/ (not required for seminar)