One flexographically printed poly shipping bag. One flexographically printed corrugated box that doubles as an easel for display purposes. One CD-ROM containing many new process control test elements and tools. One book with 328 pages broken down into 8 chapters. Input and updates from hundreds of industry experts from around the globe. This is FIRST 4.0. It’s here folks, and it’s impressive.
Since the premier edition (debuting in 1997), FIRST has become the most comprehensive, most frequently referred to, technical resource for the flexographic industry. Its aim is to provide all participants in the flexographic reproduction process (i.e. customers, designers, prepress providers, raw material & equipment suppliers, and printers) with a common set of guidelines, tutorials, targets and tolerances that can be used as communication and production tools. When adhered to, the guidelines outlined in FIRST 4.0 will help all members of the supply chain improve quality, reduce cycle times, minimize rework and waste, and facilitate producing a predictable, consistent result, printrun after printrun.
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It's something everyone in the flexographic printing and converting industry can say they've encountered before: A design that has clearly not been built with flexo in mind. The solution? A designer-friendly guide to producing flexo-friendly files. This free educational text, based on the guidelines outlined in FIRST 4.0, is perfect for graphic artists interested in learning how to design and prepare files for flexo. Not a designer? Printers/converters should make a point to share this document with whomever they work with. The sooner this text gets inserted into the loop, the less time and effort will be wasted correcting unprintable designs.