This class is intended to train an operator with no experience. Covers basic to advanced press operations and components. 80% Hands-On, 20% Classroom.
Paperwork/QC Sign Offs
Pressure Sensitive Stock
Butt Splicer Applications
Tooling—Cylinders and Dies
Plate Mounting & Mounting Tape
Ink Formulation and Proofing
Flexographic Print Components
Safety and Maintenance
General Press Operations
Press Webbing and Tension Control
Simple Line Work
Complex Line Work
2-Over-2, Front and Back
Setup and Cleanup Procedure
Conveyer, Sheeter, Stacker, Roll-to-Roll
Tuition does not include room and boars.
All students must be sponsored/employed by a printer.
May 13 - August 2: Flexo Press Operator (2 Seats Available)
August 26 - November 15: Flexo Press Operator (4 Seats Available)
Week 1: Intro and Webbing the Press
Week 2: Die Cutting
Week 3: Plate Mounting and Kiss Impressions
Week 4: 2 and 3 Color Jobs
Week 5: 3 and 4 Color Jobs
Week 6: 4 Color Process
Week 7: Turn Bar
Week 8: Delam Relam
Week 9: Turret/Butt Splicer
Week 10: Pre Final
Week 11: Final
Week 12: Cold Foil & Embossing
Courses are held on-site at Flexographic Tech, 600 Hoover St, Minneapolis, MN 55413
**THE FLEXOGRAPHIC TECH MEMBERSHIP FEE IS $3,000 PER YEAR. YOU MUST BE A MEMBER TO ENROLL STUDENTS INTO THE OPERATOR AND 4-WEEK COURSES. ANY SPONSOR WHO DONATES MORE THAN $3,000 IS ALSO CONSIDERED A MEMBER.
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.