FFTA Announces 2009, Regional Workshop Tour

RONKONKOMA, NY | The Foundation of Flexographic Technical Association (FFTA), the educational branch of the professional society dedicated to advancing the flexographic print process, has announced the 2009 lineup for its series of Regional Workshops. The workshops utilize a standardized model and program entitled “FIRST 4.0 on the Go! Fundamentals and Best Practices” and will take place throughout the US in the following months/locations: April/Pewaukee, WI; September/ Cincinnati, OH and Rochester, NY; October/Minneapolis, MN; and November/Seattle, WA.

Each workshop shares the same objective: to provide fundamental educational training programs for production and operational personnel. Presentations in the program will focus on how printers must structure their production workflow in order to align with the principles contained in FIRST 4.0. Program topics include: Optimizing Platemaking Parameters, Optimizing the Plate Package, Optimizing Ink Metering Systems, Optimizing Inks & Substrates, Fingerprinting Basics, G7/Near Neutral Calibration, Controlling Platemaking Parameters & Plate Package Variables, Measuring Ink Film Thickness & Press Variables, Using Appropriate Measurement Devices to Print to the Numbers, and FIRST 4.0–Putting It All Together.

Presenters will vary by location. Workshops will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. They are designed for anyone who works in the pressroom or manages pressroom operations. The registration rates are $99 for FTA members and $198 for nonmembers. For more information, visit www.flexography.org.


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