Clemson University

Flexo Foundations Seminar

This two-day seminar is designed as an introduction to flexography, suitable for anyone involved in the flexo industry including sales, customer service, administration, marketing, etc... Content covered will include the history of flexography, an overview of the flexographic market, the flexographic printing process, substrate and ink options, color and design considerations, and more. The seminar will include a mix of classroom learning with afternoon breakout sessions which allow attendees to see first hand how the flexographic process works. Breakouts include two press runs: one on a narrow-web press, the other on a corrugated press. At the conclusion of the seminar, attendees will have the option of taking the test to receive their FTA FIRST Individual Certification - Level I Certificate of Completion.

Seminar Schedule:

Day 1:

  • Flexographic Industry and History
  • Basics of Flexo Printing
  • Flexographic Markets
  • Flexographic Presses In-Depth
  • Hands-On: Platemaking, Narrow Web Flexo Press Setup and Control

Day 2:

  • Inks & Substrates
  • Converting
  • Health & Safety
  • Hands-On: Printed Sample Analysis
  • FIRST Individual Certification Overview
  • Testing for FIRST Level I Certification - Level I Certificate of Completion
  • Presentation of Certificates

Additional FTA Information:

FIRST Certifications:
FIRST Book: (not required for seminar)

Enroll 3 or more people for a $100 discount per person! Early bird ends April 15, 2019.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 9:00am to 4:00pm

More dates through May 30, 2019

Sonoco Institute at Clemson University, 3rd Floor Auditorium 315 Harris A. Smith Building

Event Type

Lectures / Seminars / Speakers, Seminars, Training and Development, Workshops


College of Business, Graphic Communications, Centers and Institutes, Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics

Target Audience

General Public



$895/person, $795/person early bird or groups of 3+

Contact Name:

Bobby Congdon

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