Learn the essentials of the flexographic printing process, markets served, types of presses used and how the presses work, in “Flexographic Fundamentals.”
This instructor-led course consists of three classes taught by FTA Director of Education Joe Tuccitto. The classes are:
- Flexographic Markets and the Presses Used: Interpret what flexible packaging is and how it is printed, describe tags and labels and how they are printed, explain what postprint and preprint corrugated are and how they are printed, differentiate between wide web, narrow web, corrugated and specialty flexographic presses, and more (November 8)
- How Does Flexography Work?: Identify the functionality of the flexographic print station, describe the anilox roller and its ink transfer characteristics, describe the infeed, print section and outfeed sections of the various flexographic presses, differentiate between what flexographic presses print roll-to-roll, roll-to-sheet and sheet-to-sheet, and more (November 15)
- Essential Functional Elements of Flexography: Identify the types of inks used throughout the industry and their functional properties, describe the types of printing plates used and how they are produced, differentiate between the different types of substrates commonly used throughout the industry, and more (November 22)
Each class begins at 10 a.m. ET and is 90 minutes in length. All classes are taught in FTA’s Virtual Conference Center. Those who attend all three classes will receive a certificate of completion.