The FIRST Prepress Certification Program is designed for prepress personnel wanting to gain an expert proficiency of flexographic prepress operations. At the completion of the three levels, students will have a solid understanding of FIRST job assembly specifications, and the application of FIRST continuous tone color separation specifications, prepress calibration practices, and prepress output practices.
This certification level is the highest prepress certification offered by FFTA and is designed to recognize those who have attained a high-degree of technical prepress operations, knowledge and skill. Students must demonstrate FIRST techniques for measuring and controlling print variables throughout the entire flexographic workflow, and must familiar with FIRST specifications and how to implement them proficiently. Before taking the Level III examination, individuals must meet all prerequisite skills and have already completed the Levels I & II certification courses.