The FTA currently offers three Flexographic Imaging Reproduction Specifications and Tolerances (FIRST) certifications that recognize expert proficiency within a specific area of the flexographic workflow. They are: FIRST Press Operator (POC), FIRST Prepress Operator (PPC) and FIRST Implementation Specialist (ISC). These certifications, awarded exclusively by FTA, enable individuals to bring increased levels of proficiency to their day-to-day tasks, allowing them to provide high-quality flexographic services to customers.
The Inland employees earned their prominent FIRST certifications by passing a 30-week course, including rigorous and comprehensive examinations, which have been designed specifically to test for knowledge and to prove they have advanced competency in their areas of flexographic expertise.
“Completing the FTA’s FIRST training allows Inland’s press and prepress operators to have master level knowledge of the flexographic printing process,” said Amy Jungerberg, director of prepress at Inland.