Are you ready for your process to fall into place? Then you need the newly updated FIRST 5.1!

Order your copy of FIRST 5.1 (Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances) today. FIRST 5.1 is an upgrade to an invaluable compendium of specifications, designed to provide all members of the flexographic supply chain with the technical information needed to produce high-quality and consistent print results, pressrun after pressrun.

Print Edition: FTA Member: $99 | List: $198
Kindle Edition (FIRST 5.0): $49


As a company new to flexo printing, learning how to run to FIRST specifications increased our production uptime by 19%, reduced our downtime by 300% and reduced press scrap by 64%. – Jennye Scott, Berry Plastics Corporation

Take a look inside FIRST 5.1

FIRST 5.1 Benefits

  • Greater process control
  • Improved color management and consistency
  • Less waste
  • Reduced downtime
  • Increased throughput and productivity
  • Shorter makereadies
  • Fewer reruns & rejects
  • Reduced operating costs

FIRST 5.1 Features

  • Conforms to international standards
  • New section on “Optimizing the Process Color Gamut”
  • Prepress best practices (vignettes, gradations, effects, screening options)
  • Design best practices (template lay-out, die-cut specs, proofs, color management, typography, inks, PDFs)
  • New Appendices
    • Expanded Gamut
    • Style Guide\Creative Brief
    • QR Codes, DataMaritx Codes and Snap Tags

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