Flexographic Technical Association Enters its 60th Year
This year marks the 60th anniversary for the member-driven organization, Flexographic Technical Association (FTA). Founded in 1958, its purpose remains the same—serving the package printing and converting industry by connecting likeminded individuals, providing flexographers the resources needed to expand their skills, and continuing to drive flexography to package printing dominance.
“The flexographic industry today is vastly different that it was back in 1958,” shared Mark Cisternino, FTA president and 2016 Hall of Fame inductee. “The technology is different, the people are different, the world is different. But one common element hasn’t changed, an ideal which has led to the unprecedented growth of the industry and the long-term success of FTA as a vibrant, member-supported technical society: Progress through collaboration! Over the years, thousands of people have contributed to that growth.”
To prove its relevance, FTA’s membership continues to grow. The printer demographic alone is up by 5 percent in the past year. Fifty-seven percent of FTA’s members are printers, making this segment the majority of the membership population. Many of the association’s newest members are label printers. This trend is attributed to the merging of the segment’s current printing presses with the flexographic printing process.
Taking into consideration the association’s variety of members at every level of experience, affordable fees, numerous resources, multiple online training courses, and production of several annual educational and network events attended by thousands in the industry, FTA continues to be a powerful force within the package printing and converting universe.
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