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    Flexographic Package Printing & Converting Industry

    shaping the future of the

    Success starts with an FTA membership


  • As a printer/converter, were always looking for ways to stay abreast of the new technologies and process improvement tools. FTA membership is valuable in that it offers the resources and networking we need to navigate the maze we often find ourselves in.

    Dan Doherty, Prairie State Group

    The future is approaching with remarkable speed, bringing with it new challenges and changes in the way the package printing and converting industry will conduct business. Membership in FTA guarantees that each new development will be met head-on and that you will be prepared to respond to change.

    Simply put, an FTA membership is the best way to ensure your success, today and tomorrow.

    Who We Are. What We Do.FTA is the worlds leading professional association committed to advancing and shaping the future of the flexographic print process. With 1,400 companies and 52,000 individuals worldwide, FTA represents the interests of every facet of the flexographic supply chain.

    Shaping the future means delivering the best opportunities through premium membership benefits. Learn how FTA can help shape your future by linking you to the right people, information, experiences, tools and education that grow your business, advance your skills and boost your prosperity.

    Your Partner for Success, Today and Tomorrow

    Your Partner for a Successful Future

    Learn more >>

    At FTA, we believe that by sharing best practices and ideas,

    our industry will grow stronger and more

    innovative. Thats why we have structured

    our membership so that when you

    join FTA, everyone at your company

    location automatically becomes a member

    toocomplete with full membership benefits.

    FTA Membership by SegmentEnvelope


    Tag & Label39%


    5%Folding Carton


    Flexible Pkg44%


    Consumer Product Companies/Package


    Prepress/Pre-media Service




    Designers/Design Firms

    Brand Management




    Digital Printing


    Folding Carton/Boxmaking

    Flexible Packaging

    Inks & Coatings





    Preprinted Linerboard

    Tag & Label

    Towels & Napkins

  • Network. Forge new partnerships. Get educated, inspired and connected. Obtain actionable information. Enrich existing member relationships. Link to new markets, consumer trends and best practices. Increase brand exposure and visibility.

    Most FTA programs provide some type of meaningful input to the success of our business. The Forum however, stands out above the rest, as the most meaningful and measurable. The opportunity to meet and interact with our membershipnot only printers and CPCs, but other suppliers and yes, even competitorshas offered us all tremendous opportunities to learn and benefit.

    Paul Lancelle, All Printing Resources

    Conferences & Events

    shaping the future through

    Annual ForumWhat do you get when you combine four days, 2,000 international attendees and more than 50 presentations from the leading minds in the industry? A 92% approval rating and the single best opportunity for learning, implementing, networking and idea generation.

    Forum is the years best, not-to-be-missed event for the entire package printing and converting marketplace. Those with a thirst for knowledge and the desire to keep informed on the latest technological advancements, best practices and industry insight make it a priority to attend each year.

    Unrivaled Learning You Cant Find Anywhere Else

  • INFO*FLEX ExhibitionFor the last five years running INFO*FLEX has seen record breaking growth. Attendee/exhibitor participation has averaged a 10% increase year-to-year. The show floor alone has grown by 45% to nearly 300 exhibit spaces.

    For two days, 2,000 of the industrys leaders converge on the show floor to discover the latest in tag & label, flexible packaging and folding carton advancements. There they see, touch and test the most innovative solutions designed to further efficiencies and boost productivity.

    INFO*FLEX is the definitive show for the tag & label, flexible packaging and folding carton marketplace, and its reputation as the longest running, most comprehensive and cost-effective event in the industry is unmatched.

    The Networking Capital of the Industry

    of 2015 attendees rated

    exhibits very good or excellent

    85% 96% of 2015

    exhibitors met potential


    INFO*FLEX is the best place to get the most done in the smallest amount of time. With everyone there, its hard NOT to see who you need to meet.

    David Dover, Sealed Air Corporation

    100% of 2015 exhibitors were able to connect with existing customers

    Fall Conference & Tabletop ExhibitMore than 300 attendees and 60 exhibitors gather annually at FTAs Fall Conference & Tabletop Exhibit. Three days of dialogue, discussion and debate center on the most relevant, timely issues facing the industry. Anyone looking to learn, network and stay current on the forces affecting the future of flexography should make attending this yearly event a priority.

    Rich & Varied Leading Edge Information

    Learn more >> >> Conferences & Events

    Complimentary Member Webinars What better way to gain knowledge on highly-focused topics than from the convenience of your own desktop?


    Complementing Flexo with Digital Print

    Printed Electronics

    Color Theory & Color Consistency

    Energy & Sustainability Savings

    Understanding ISO Standards

    Prototyping & Proofing Best Practices

    View the current roster of member webinars at


    6Fort Worth, TX


  • Changing technology. Keeping up with customer demands. Developing a skilled workforce. Proving your process to your customers. These are all challenges you face daily. Thats why FTA offers the most robust certification and online training programsall designed to meet these hurdles head-on.


    Certification & Training

    shaping the future through

    The FIRST Certification program provided an opportunity for us to increase our knowledge and expertise while implementing world class standardized processes and workflows in our plants.

    Mary Jean Irving, Master Packaging, Inc.

    FIRST CertificationsExceptional print quality. Better color management. Greater process control. Improved efficiency and speed in packaging production. Lower costs. First-time approvals. These arent just common buzz phrases, these power-packed statements represent the essence of FTAs FIRST Certification program.

    Those who have achieved the elite designation can attest: Processes are streamlined; employees are learning how to do their jobs better, quicker and more eco-friendly than ever before; consistency is established; and firms can prove their process is operating at peak performance. As a result additional business is being won and repeat orders are being fulfilled.

    Available certifications:

    FIRST Press Operator

    FIRST Prepress Operator

    FIRST Implementation Specialist

    FIRST Company Certification

    Proven Results

    To date, nearly 4,000 have sharpened their skills and improved their productivity with FTAs FIRST Operator Certification program.

    Learn more >> >> Training & Resources


    Printers 44%

    Suppliers 26%

    Prepress Providers



    Students 3%

    CPC/Package Buyers 6%

    Individuals 4%

    Publications & Online Media

    shaping the future through

    FLEXO MagazineFLEXO Magazine covers a vibrant industry, responsible for better than 60% of the worlds printed packaging with output valued at $150 billion+ in the U.S. alone. As the voice of FTA and its members, the magazine stands committed to process control, continuous improvement, skills enhancement and adaptation of technologies designed to deliver quality, consistency, repeatability and profitability. Its innovative, imaginative and insightful approach to reporting on the science behind print is appreciated, respected and relied on by printing professionals across the globe.

    Learn more >> >> FLEXO Magazine

    rank FLEXO as a top member benefit in both importance

    and satisfaction

    98% 96% consider FLEXO

    as good as, or far better than the competition

    Additional resources to keep you informed:

    FLEXO iQ

    FLEXO SourceBook

    Inside the FTA eNewsletter

    EHS Direct eNewsletter

    FLEXO Show Daily

    Industry News


    Honors & Awards

    shaping the future through

    Learn more >> >> Honors & Awards

    Excellence in FlexographyIn the more than five decades since the founding of FTAs Excellence in Flexography Awards, many things have changed. One constant: the value of winning an Excellence in Flexography Award. Every year judges evaluate some 600 flexographically printed pieces and select only the finest work for inclusion in the winners circle.

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