“As the medium that transfers an image from plate to substrate, ink is a critical component to the flexographic printing process,” says Bjorn Knutson, manager of certification and technical services. “This course is perfect for anyone looking to obtain a firm understanding of ink and its proper application for high quality and color accurate print results.”
The 30-40 minute, self-paced course is $80 for FTA members and $160 for non-members and includes a complimentary copy of the Flexography 101 booklet, Ink Handling & Maintenance.
Seven modules explore the following topics:
· History of ink
· Ink systems
· Ink types and classes
· Ink characteristics and composition
· Ink prep
· Ink transfer
· Curing and drying systems
· After print testing
· Clean up and disposal of hazardous materials
Ink Handling and Maintenance is ideal for new hires, entry-level flexographers, sales and marketing personnel, students, educators and those wanting a refresher. At the conclusion there is a 20 question "Check For Understanding" quiz. Once completed, a digital Certificate of Completion is issued by FTA.