Flexo Best Practice Toolbox

Do it right the first time: the European Guidelines for Flexographic Printing

The Toolbox is a technical eBook for those working in flexographic printing which has been developed by international cross-industry experts. It is a best practice and easy to use reference tool to help users achieve predictable, high quality, environmentally sound, and safe results through videos and pictures. It is currently available as an iBook on Apple devices.

The underlying concept is to help flexographic practitioners “Do it right the first time”.

Intended for experienced users, it does not replace a proper flexographic technical education: its purpose is to help optimise manufacturing strategy and priorities, and to assist in supervision, trouble-shooting and improvement projects. All printers and their suppliers, irrespective of the brands of equipment or consumables, can apply generic best practices. The eBook format will allow the Toolbox to be updated as advice and technology evolves.

The Toolbox supports users to:

  • Deliver cost and time savings, and improve quality.
  • Apply best practices to deliver higher productivity and environmental performance, reduced waste, and consistent quality.
  • Improve business results by managing the complex production process as a total system of interrelated tasks.
  • Improve understanding and teamwork across the workflow chain.

The project is led by FTA Europe, in collaboration with icmPrint for the coordination of the technical aspects.

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For more information or to join the project please contact info@fta-europe.eu