June 24, 2013 – For the first time ever, Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), the world’s leading professional society dedicated to advancing the flexographic printing process today announced that its Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances (FIRST) 4.0 book and the all new, completely updated Flexography: Principles & Practices (FP&P) 6.0 are available as eBooks from the Amazon Kindle Store.
FTA Education Director Joe Tuccitto, commented, “We are delighted to expand the means by which individual users can now access these two resources. While demand for print editions remains strong, we recognize that faculty, students and professionals seek the portability and flexibility of accessing our resources via their electronic devices as well.”
A perennial best seller in its previous editions, FIRST 4.0 details the methodologies critical for all members of the flexographic supply chain to improve quality and color accuracy, reduce cycle times, minimize waste and downtime, and facilitate producing a predictable, consistent result, printrun after printrun.
FP&P, the newest addition to the Association’s comprehensive resource library, and also dubbed the “definitive guide to flexography,” serves as the reference manual of choice for both beginner flexographers and seasoned veterans of the industry. Featuring more than 600 pages, 29 chapters and hundreds of illustrations, the book addresses the basic principles of flexography including press types, inks, ink metering systems and ancillary components; then delves into more complex subject matter like process control, design, process color and web inspection systems.
“Each page in either book looks just like it appears in the print version, with the same words and images in the same position, while incorporating unique Kindle features such as annotation, highlighting and advanced zoom and pan functions.” said Tuccitto.
Both eBooks can be read on all Kindle tablets, Kindle for PC, Kindle for Android Tablets, Kindle for Mac or Kindle for iPad reading apps. All apps are available for free download from Amazon. Progress can be synchronized across multiple apps, so users never have to worry about losing their notes when switching devices.
The Kindle Edition of FIRST 4.0 is available for $49.00 and FP&P 6.0 is priced at $99.00. Both items can be found on Amazon here.
About FTA/FFTA: Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), chartered in 1958, is a professional society dedicated to bringing all members of the flexographic printing community—printers, suppliers, consumer product companies, institutions, prepress houses and others--together by providing opportunities for the free exchange of technical ideas and discussion of mutual concerns. It is a proponent of maintaining and advancing quality standards and includes 1,300 member sites that represent more than 50,000 individuals. Foundation of FTA, founded in 1974, is the educational arm of FTA and is dedicated to supporting and advancing the flexographic printing industry.