FTA releases sixth Flexography 101 Booklet – An Introduction to Color Fundamentals

ftacolorfundamentals-inThe Flexographic Technical Association (FTA, Bohemia, NY) has launched the newest addition to its Flexography 101 booklet series, An Introduction to Color Fundamentals. The booklet is the sixth of its kind designed to complement a well-rounded set of industry essentials including: An Introduction to Flexography, Anilox Handling & Care, Ink Handling & Maintenance, and Plate Making and Plate Mounting. It was created to provide a better understanding of colour related to the graphic arts industry. Developed for all levels of flexographic professionals, from seasoned veterans to entry-level workers, this edition is intended to build upon or refresh the reader’s basic knowledge of colour. Topics include:

  • How colour is perceived
  • Basic colour model descriptions
  • The electromagnetic spectrum
  • Colour comparisons

Those interested in learning more about An Introduction to Color Fundamentals and the Flexographic 101 booklet series, can visit www.flexography.org/flexo101/. The booklet is $20 (USD) for FTA members and $40 for non-members. The entire six-volume series is available for $80 for FTA members and $160 for non-members. Any questions regarding this release should be directed to Eileen Cosma, FTA Marketing Manager at ecosma@flexography.org.

ftacolorfundamantals1-inThe Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), chartered in 1958, is a professional society dedicated to bringing all members of the flexographic printing community (including printers, suppliers, consumer product companies, institutions, prepress houses and others) together by providing opportunities for the free exchange of technical ideas and discussion of mutual concerns. It’s a proponent of maintaining and advancing quality standards and includes 1,650 member sites that represent more than 1,400 companies and 35,000 individuals. The Foundation of FTA, founded in 1974, is the educational arm of FTA and is dedicated to supporting and advancing the flexographic printing industry.


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.