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FLEXO Magazine : April 2010
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Press Managers Press Supervisors Press Operators Production Floor Mgrs Operations Mgrs Print Mgrs Prepress Operators All Pressroom Personnel FOUNDATION OF FTA’S REGIONAL WORKSHOPS FIRST 4.0 on the Go! Fundamentals & Best Practices September 16, 2010 8:30am – 4:30pm Donald Stephens Convention Center 9301 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Rosemont, IL 60018 Facilitator: Joe Tuccitto, FTA/FFTA Do you know how to make a plate? Do you know how to make that plate exactly the same way next time? Attend and get a solid understanding of what it takes to be consistent and repeatable in a production environment! This workshop takes a new approach to an old flexo favorite. You will gain a solid understanding of the fundamental principles & best practices of the flexographic print process. Additionally, you will learn how these principles, when aligned with the specifications outlined in FIRST 4.0 (Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances), will produce consistent and repeatable results time after time. ATTEND and LEARN... ✓ How FIRST 4.0 will enable you to be your best in terms of productivity & profitability. ✓ How to tackle Fingerprinting for line work, halftone work and process color. ✓ How G7TM/Near Neutral Calibration works – what it is, what it’s not, and the implementation issues to be aware of. ✓ How to best control & optimize the plate making and plate package variables. ✓ How to measure ink film thickness – when to adjust and when leave well enough alone. ✓ How to use measurement devices like Densitometry, Spectrophotometry/ Colorimetry and Color Difference Equations to Print to the Numbers. TOPICS COVERED: Optimizing Plate Making Parameters • Optimizing the Plate Package • Optimizing Ink Metering Systems • Optimizing Inks & Substrates • Fingerprinting Basics • G7TM/Near Neutral Calibration • Controlling Plate Making Parameters & Plate Package Variables • Measuring Ink Film Thickness & Press Variables • Using Appropriate Measurement Devices to Print to the Numbers • FIRST 4.0 – Putting it All Together FTA Members: $95.00 | Non-members: $195.00 For more information visit: www.flexography.org 2010Workbook_mech.indd 36 4/11/10 9:05 PM
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