AICC Members Can Access the FFTA FIRST Individual Certification Programs
Monday, March 12, 2018
Posted by: Alyce Ryan
The Independent Packaging Association, and the Foundation of Flexographic
Technical Association (FFTA) have partnered to allow AICC members to access the
FFTA FIRST Individual Certification programs
at the same price as members of the Flexographic Technical Association.
Tuccitto, FTA Director of Education, explains, "flexographic Image Reproduction
Specifications & Tolerances (FIRST)
is designed to provide all members of the flexographic supply chain with the
technical information needed to produce high-quality and consistent print
results, this publication assists in successful printing, pressrun after
pressrun. FIRST is a set of
specifications, not standards. When followed, these specifications facilitate
producing a predictable, consistent result.”
certification tracks are available:
· FIRST Press Operator Certification builds
flexographic printing experts who will consistently yield the best possible
print quality. This expert press operator is proficient in the areas of color
management, process control, troubleshooting and implementing corrective action
procedures to bring systems into control for repeatable, predictable results.
· FIRST Prepress Operator Certification
creates experts in the field of flexographic prepress (graphics) operations.
This expert prepress professional excels in the areas of graphic file assembly,
preparation and management, image capture, process color calibration, and
measuring and controlling print variables throughout the entire workflow.
· FIRST Implementation Specialist
Certification yields experts in flexographic
printing support, consultation and communication, who are proficient in
communicating the principles and practices of FIRST. It is designed for
supervisors, managers and non-production personnel, including suppliers of
flexographic products and services.
courses augment the online education currently available through AICC. We are
pleased to partner with another association to provide this benefit to AICC
members,” said Mike D’Angelo, AICC Vice President.
information can be found at www.aiccbox.org/First and purchased in the AICC
store at www.aiccbox.org/store.