From The FIRST Printrun to The Last – Always Consistent

Print Edition: FTA Member: $99 | List: $198
Kindle Edition: $49

One book. 328 pages. Eight chapters. Input and updates from hundreds of industry experts from around the globe. This is FIRST 4.1.

Since the premier edition (debuting in 1997), FIRST has become the most comprehensive, most frequently referred to, technical resource for the flexographic industry.

When adhered to, the guidelines outlined in FIRST 4.1 will help all members of the flexographic supply chain improve quality, reduce cycle times, minimize rework and waste, and facilitate producing a predictable, consistent result, printrun after printrun.

FIRST 4.1 gives you the tools you need to…orderbutton

  • Optimize your processes
  • Improve color consistency
  • Minimize waste and downtimeFIRST Jenny Quote marketing image
  • Increase throughput and productivity

FIRST 4.1 has expanded coverage on…

  • Print optimization, fingerprinting, characterization & process control
  • Process color calibration
  • Near-Neutral Calibration (G7)
  • Color management
  • Color measurement and tolerancing
  • Substrate attributes and testing
  • Specialty inks and coatings

FIRST 4.1 is nearly double the size of the 3rd Edition and has new features including…

  • Improved organization
  • Individual table of contents for each section
  • A comprehensive, 1,200 word Index
  • Enhanced graphics & images

Print Edition: FTA Member: $99 | List: $198
Kindle Edition: $49

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Get Your Copy of The FREE DESIGN GUIDE Built From FIRST!

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, 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.

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