FLEXOGRAPHY 101 Booklet Series

Looking to build your foundation of flexographic knowledge? Do you have entry level workers who need basic flexo education or veteran operators that could use a refresher?

$15 each for FTA members

 

Introduction to FlexographyAN INTRODUCTION TO FLEXOGRAPHY

Readers will gain a clear definition of what flexography is and how it came to be the process it is today. This booklet reviews the:

  • Fundamentals of flexography
  • Inks & ink metering systems
  • Substrates
  • Types of flexo presses
  • Sections of a flexo press
  • Historical factors influencing flexography today

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101_AniloxlgANILOX HANDLING & CARE

Improper handling of anilox rollers can cost time, money, and press downtime. This booklet reviews the:

  • Types of anilox
  • How they are produced
  • Anilox technology
  • Proper handling methods
  • Guidelines for care and maintenance

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101_InklgINK HANDLING & MAINTENANCE

Proper ink handling and maintenance is critical to the flexographic printing process. This booklet explains such topics as:

  • Ink types
  • Ink prep (transfer, opacity, viscosity & pH)
  • Drying and curing
  • After print testing
  • Proper cleanup

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101_PlateMntlgPLATE MOUNTING

To ensure an accurate reproduction of any printed image, plate mounting is critical. There are many techniques used to perform this operation, from simple hand placement, to sophisticated machinery. This booklet will cover:

  • Plate mounting systems
  • Mounting tapes and their attributes
  • Performance improvements on-press
  • Plate mounting procedures and guidelines

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Plate MakingPLATE MAKING

Having a basic understanding of flexographic plate making can be the difference between a structurally sound plate, which prints in a consistent repeatable fashion, or making a plate with common defects, which can lead to unnecessary material waste or even press down time. This booklet will cover:

  • Plate types
  • Photopolymer plate properties
  • Imaging mask technologies
  • Plate making procedures

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Want to take the online, interactive courses?
FLEXOGRAPHY 101 An Introduction to Flexography
FLEXOGRAPHY 101 Ink Handling & Maintenance

 

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