Course Description: 50% hands-on 50% class room. A fundamental overview of flexographic press operations for operators with existing print experience (not necessarily flexo), this course focuses on the technical aspects of flexography with a focus of the print components and their impact on print. Students will run three different flexo jobs starting with a one color and ending with a four color process job. Students will run water and UV inks; die cutting is not covered in this class. Each day kicks off with a quiz of the content from the previous day and the class concludes with a 100 questions written final.
This class is targeted at educating current operators who have not yet received any formal training and/or operators experienced in a printing method other than flexographic.
Basic Color Theory
Basic Color Measurement
General Press Operations
Setup and cleanup
Flexo Plate Mounting and Mounting Tapes
Inks Types and Maintenance
Anilox and plate sleeves
Day 1 – Safety, print components, terminology and tension
Day 2 – Plate mounting and mounting tapes
Day 3 – Anilox rolls (manufacturing, components, selection, care and maintenance, press demo)
Day 4 – Kiss impression, press setup
Day 5 – 1 color job on press, and flexo inks and maintenance
Day 6 – 3 color job on press
Day 7 – Color Theory /measurement and FIRST methodology
Day 8 – 4CP job on press
Day 9 - Anilox sleeves and doctor blades and chamber setup
Day 10 – 100 question written final
Dates to be determined by demand contact us if you are interested
12 week class – 60 Days prior to first day of class
All other classes – 30 days before start of class
Payments due date:
12 week class –35% ($2,800) none refundable down payment due 7 days after registration. $5,200 (remaining balance) due 60 days prior to start of class or seat is forfeited.
Flexo 101 - 100% tuition payment due at time of enrollment (registration) to reserve your seat. (Your spot in the class will not be reserved until payment is received)
If student drops or gets dropped from the program in the first week of class, the company that sponsored them can fill that slot with another candidate. After week one, there is no refund and they cannot add another student.
All credit card payments are subject to a 3% service see.