FIRST 6.0 outlines updates of the most current, state-of-the-art industry practices utilized for the finest results in printing quality and consistency. The Association’s publication represents a specific methodology for control, optimization, fingerprinting, characterization and process improvements for flexographic printers.
“When introduced to the flexographic printing process it was described to me as a crude rubber stamp process; only suited to print bread, ice and grocery bags. Shortly after my involvement in prepress, I saw the process much differently,” says Jeff Randazzo, FIRST founder and past chair. “What I saw was the potential to refine the process, allowing it to compete with a quality that rivals offset and gravure printing, at a lower cost. The rest was straightforward. Just ask consumer product companies – FIRST moved the process to a new level.”
A special 20-year anniversary edition of FIRST 6.0 will only be available for purchase at Fall Conference 2017. Those interested in obtaining the publication and are unable to attend Fall Conference, can get their copy of the newly released publication online at www.flexography.org/shop, beginning Oct. 9, 2017.
Fall Conference 2017 will take place at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch, with a block of rooms reserved at a discounted rate of $165 per night. Visit FTA’s website for more information on how to save on registration, session details, how to exhibit, and more.