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Flexographic Package & Label Printing

The FVTC Printing Technologies Education Center is the only facility of its kind that houses leading-edge prepress and flexographic printing facilities all under one roof. The Center provides the printing industry with a neutral and confidential location to conduct trials and product testing of inks substrates and plates, in addition to offering a variety of training and seminars. Scheduled seminars and customized training in corrugated, narrow web and wide web technologies will unlock your production potential.

**Flexographic Printing Technologies for Your Training Needs**

  • One 8-color PCMC AvantiTM Gearless Wide Web Central Impression flexographic press
  • One 6-color 10" Performance Series P3 Mark Andy narrow web press
  • One 6-color Mark Andy narrow web press
  • One 3-color 66" x 80" Grant Workhorse flexo rotary die cutter
  • Complete photopolymer plate making for flexo

**Leading-edge Seminars and Customized Training for the Flexo Industry**

Our staff of industry experts can design customized learning experiences to address the unique needs of your organization and employees. New or seasoned operators, press supervisors, production coordinators, sales staff, technicians, designers, and sales service personnel - *all will benefit from the intensive, hands-on learning experience that will sharpen their skills and industry knowledge.* Scheduled seminars are available throughout the year and feature an interactive learning environment that includes lectures, demonstrations, field trips and actual operation of the machinery in various subject areas.

**Troubleshooting and On-site Services**

Call on our in-plant trainers along with their expert technical expertise to troubleshoot flexographic printing needs. They are available for technical assistance and consultation to help move your operation toward a standard of operational excellence.


Additional Information

Course Options

**Basic Flexo Seminar**

Understand the basics of package and label printing, the processes involved and the equipment used in today's modern printing and converting operations. It is ideal for new production employees, people wishing to move up to a press operator position, customer service, technical sales, converting machine operators, maintenance mechanics and ink technicians. This 3-1/2 day workshop provides the basic information necessary for the production of quality flexographic printing. Instruction will consist of lectures, demonstrations, field trips and actual operation of a wide web central impression flexographic printing press.

**Learn About:**

  • Flexographic art and copy, line, tone and process printing
  • Prepress functions
  • Platemaking, photopolymer printing plates, mounting and proofing
  • Mechanical press components
  • Press operation, anilox rolls, flexographic inks, solvents, substrates and printing problems

**Fundamentals of Wide Web Press Operation**

Seasoned wide web press operators who want to sharpen their skills will benefit from the intensive, hands-on learning experience. Students participate in the mounting and/or printing of both a 2-color line and screen and a 4-color process combination job for the flexographic printing process. Utilization of densitometers on press runs stressing the importance of consistent, repeatable process press operation.

**Learn About:**

  • The flexographic printing process
  • Press components and location
  • Ink handling and management
  • Doctor blades and press settings
  • Mounting and proofing
  • Anilox theory
  • Documentation creation and development

**Fundamentals Corrugated Flexo Printing & Rotary Die Cutting**

Participants will gain knowledge and hands-on experience in corrugated printing and die cutting producing two- and three-color work on the FVTC's 3-color flexo rotary die cutter press. Interactive analysis and discussion will improve productivity and streamline your processes on the job site. The training is ideal for employees that needs to know the basics of corrugated printing techniques. It covers everything from setup to finishing. Press supervisors; production coordinators; sales people; technicians; designers; and sales service personnel will benefit from the intensive, hands-on learning experience.

**Learn About:**

  • The flexographic printing process from prepress to press
  • Cutting dies, blanket rotation, bolting and rubbering
  • Setting up and running a three-color corrugated press/die cutter
  • The importance of ink and viscosity settings
  • Troubleshooting techniques

**Fundamentals of Narrow Web Flexo Printing**

New or seasoned narrow web flexo operators who want to sharpen their skills, press supervisors, production coordinators, sales people, technicians, designers, and sales service personnel - *all will benefit from the intensive, hands-on learning experience.* This 3-day workshop provides the basic information necessary for the production of quality narrow web printing. Participants take part in demonstrations and operation of either a 10" Mark Andy P3 6-color narrow web press or 7" Mark Andy 6-color 2200 narrow web press.

**Learn About:**

  • Flexographic art and copy, line, tone and process printing
  • Prepress functions
  • Plates, press components and operation
  • Anilox rolls, substrates, inks, solvents, inline converting and troubleshooting

**Achieving Consistency in Process Printing**

This 3 1/2-day workshop covers the concepts and tools involved in the production of high quality, repeatable process printing. Included are lectures, demonstrations, a field trip, and participation in a 4-color process job on an 8-color, central impression gearless press. This training is ideal for press operators, supervisors, owners, maintenance technicians and ink technicians.

**Learn About:**

  • Process color theory
  • Image assembly and prepress proofing
  • Densitometry and spectrophotometry
  • Plate making
  • Anilox usage and maintenance
  • Press operation
  • Characterization and documentation
  • Process printing
  • Ink handling
Business and Industry Services

Fox Valley Technical College
Business & Industry Services (BIS)
D. J. Bordini Center
1825 N. Bluemound Road
P.O. Box 2277
Appleton, WI 54912-2277

bi.services@fvtc.edu
www.fvtc.edu/bis
View BIS Calendar

P: 888-458-0449
P: 920-735-2525
F: 920-735-4771


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