FTA and IDEAlliance Offer Online Course on G7


BOHEMIA, NY | The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), in partnership with IDEAlliance, reports the launch of an interactive online course, “G7, Flexography and the Production Environment.” Designed for both production and non-production personnel within the flexographic printing industry, the course is said to deliver a comprehensive overview of G7 methodology and outlines its proper implementation to enhance any flexographic workflow.

The eight-module course explores the following topics:

• Overview of G7 and FIRST (Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances)

• Calibration techniques to achieve repeatable results

• Optimization practices to identify the best possible combination of print variables • Fingerprinting procedures to successfully match a contract proof

• Process control techniques to maintain stable press conditions and reduce set-up time and waste

• Global standards that reference G7 or Near Neutral Calibration

• Procedures for matching standard proofs versus custom datasets

• How G7 provides efficiencies for both brand owner and printer

• Next steps for G7 and FIRST certification

This self-paced course, narrated by Steve Smiley, SmileyColor & Associates, and Joe Tuccitto, FTA, is $450 for FTA and IDEAlliance members and $900 for non-members.

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