FTA Releases New Plate Mounting Guide

Fourth Installment in its FLEXOGRAPHY 101 Booklet Series

Oct. 14, 2013 – Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), the world’s leading professional society dedicated to advancing the flexographic printing process announces the launch of the newest addition to its FLEXOGRAPHY 101 booklet series, titled Plate Mounting. Comprised of 33-pages, Plate Mounting is the fourth in what will ultimately be a 12-booklet series. Previous installments, released earlier this year, include: An Introduction to Flexography, Anilox Handling & Care and Ink Handling & Maintenance.

Plate mounting technicians, pressroom personnel and those new to the flexographic industry will find this booklet a valuable companion guide to performing accurate plate mounting. Topics covered include:

“Proper plate mounting plays a critical role in the accurate reproduction of a printed image. It’s imperative that anyone who deals directly with this procedure be knowledgeable about how mounting directly affects things like registration, press productivity and print quality,” said Bjorn Knutson, FTA’s manager of certification & technical services.

Those interested in learning more about Plate Mounting and the FLEXOGRAPHY 101 booklet series can visit www.flexography.org/101. Each booklet is $15 for FTA members and $30 for non-members. The four-volume set can be purchased at a discount of $50 and $100 respectively. Visit the FTA Store to purchase your copies today.


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.