Flexo Foundations | Earn Your FTA FIRST Level 1 Certification
Flexo Foundations Seminar - April 4-5

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 recieve their FTA FIRST Level 1 Certification.

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
Health & Safety
Hands-On: Printed Sample Analysis
FIRST Certification Overview
Testing for FIRST Level 1 Certification
Presentation of Certificates

The seminar runs from 9am until 4pm each day.


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


Source: The Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design & Graphics