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FIRST 5.0

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Order your copy of FIRST 5.0 (Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances) today. FIRST5.0 is a dramatic upgrade to an invaluable compendium of specifications, designed to provide all members of the flexographic supply chain with the technical information needed to produce high-quality and consistent print results, pressrun after pressrun.

Price: $198.00

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FIRST 5.0 Benefits

  • Greater process control
  • Improved color management and consistency
  • Less waste
  • Reduced downtime
  • Increased throughput and productivity
  • Shorter makereadies
  • Fewer reruns & rejects
  • Reduced operating costs

FIRST 5.0 Features

  • Conforms to international standards
  • New section on “Optimizing the Process Color Gamut”
  • Prepress best practices (vignettes, gradations, effects, screening options)
  • Design best practices (template lay-out, die-cut specs, proofs, color management, typography, inks, PDFs)
  • New Appendices
    • Expanded Gamut
    • Style Guide\Creative Brief
    • QR Codes, DataMaritx Codes and Snap Tags

Table Of Contents

COMMUNICATION & IMPLEMENTATION SECTION

DESIGN SECTION

PREPRESS SECTION

PRINT SECTION

GLOSSARY

APPENDIX

Appendix A: Contact List

Appendix B: Referenced Standards, Specifications and Publications

Appendix C: Quick Reference Control and Test Targets

Appendix D: Proofing and Measurement Methods Used to Create L*a*b* Values for the FIRST Recommended Process Pigments

Appendix E: How to Create the FIRST “Printer” Tone Scale with Integral Mask Flexo

Appendix F: General Outline/Definition of a Creative Brief and Style Guide

Appendix G: Expanded Gamut: Reasonable Measurement For Process Control

Appendix H: 2D Codes (QR Codes, DataMaritx Codes and Snap Tags) 

About the Association


Founded in 1958, the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) is the world’s leading professional society dedicated to the advancement of the flexographic's printing industry.

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