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FTA Announces Color-Focused Professional Development Training Course

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Bohemia, N.Y. – FTA has announced the launch of a new training course, designed to provide a detailed understanding of color theory, color formulation, and how to work with flexographic color.

The course, “Flexographic Color Fundamentals,” is comprised of three 90-minute classes taught by FTA Director of Education Joe Tuccitto and SmileyColor & Associates’ Steve Smiley. Each class focuses on a specific color discipline. Those who attend all three classes will receive a certificate of completion.

Classes are taught live on specific dates and times through FTA’s Virtual Campus, where thousands of flexographers have earned FIRST Individual Certification over the past decade. The classes and their focuses are:

  • Essentials of Color Theory: The fundamental logic of color structure, color terminology, the evolution of color theory, how color systems are applied in flexography, the 3-D structure of color, and more (February 22)
  • Principles of Color Formulation: Process color reproduction in connection with FIRST Methodology and CGATS TR012 2020, spot color formulations compared to industry-specific recipes, how to use measurement instruments to manage process and spot color output, using various types of data to manage process and spot color, and more (March 8)
  • Measuring and Controlling Flexographic Color: Measurement devices used to measure, monitor and control color in a flexographic workflow, control target selection and utilization, how to measure charts and run targets, performing corrective action, and more (March 22)

“Every flexographer needs a fundamental understanding of how color works and how to measure and manipulate it to positively affect print quality,” explained Tuccitto. “Attendees will leave this course equipped with essential knowledge for any role in a flexographic workflow.”

Registration for each class is $120 for FTA members and $240 for non-members; enrollment in the three-class course is $300 for members and $600 for non-members. To learn more about “Flexographic Color Fundamentals” and enroll, visit www.flexography.org/training-resources/online-courses/flexographic-color-fundamentals

Chartered in 1958, FTA is a professional society dedicated to bringing all members of the flexographic printing community—printers, suppliers, consumer product companies, institutions, prepress houses and others—together by providing opportunities for the free exchange of technical ideas and discussion of mutual concerns. It is a proponent of maintaining and advancing quality standards and includes 1,650 member sites that represent more than 1,400 companies and 35,000 individuals. Foundation of FTA, founded in 1974, is the educational arm of FTA and is dedicated to supporting and advancing the flexographic printing industry. Visit www.flexography.org to learn more.

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