FIAUK Academy

The only comprehensive online e-learning platform for flexo skills development

The FIAUK Academy is the first and only comprehensive flexographic skills training programme for the entire flexographic print and packaging supply chain from artwork origination to waste and recycling.

Since the beginning of the Association in 1972, the training provision has progressed from the classroom to on-press and now online. Redesigned in 2017 to bring the programme right up to date, FIAUK Academy is a user-friendly, easy to navigate training package delivered in a modular format including quizzes, tests and continuing professional development achievement.

The latest FIAUK Academy incorporates:

Design Scheme

A clean, contemporary design scheme - making it easy to use and navigate

Instant recognition

Per module and exams are marked instantly so learners know how they have done, including immediate downloadable certificates

Easy management control

Companies can add and delete learners, allocate modules and monitor progress through a simple web interface

Online shop

To purchase modules, exams and memberships and pay by invoice or PayPal

Easy link to CPD

Continuing Professional Development can be updated by a simple online submission

Compatibility

Optimised for the latest desktop and laptop PCs and useable through the web browser on any device

Modules Overview

FIAUK Academy offers the following modules which can be studied individually, in packages or in entirety.

Introduction to Printing

A basic introduction to the art and science of flexo printing

Introduction to colour

The theory and perception of colour

Inks

An insight into ink design, application and use

Anilox Rolls

An overview of how anilox rolls work, their manufacture, specification and maintenance

Metering Systems

Overview of the various types of metering systems and the variables

Flexographic Printing Plates

The construction, specification, plate processing and variations

Fingerprinting

Explanation of fingerprinting including dot gain, slur and grey balance

Reprographics

Overview of repro and repro styles, dot shapes, screen angles and reproduction curves

Mounting & Proofing

This includes pin bar and microdot mounting together with tape features

Setting a Machine

Insights to setting both corrugated and web fed presses

Fault Finding

Education in how to fault find with identification of the most common faults

Substrate Paper

Manufacturing process & details on material structures and properties

Substrates Film

Manufacturing process & details on material structures and properties

Lean Manufacturing

Outline of the basic lean principles and the commonly used tools

Die Cutting

The principles of flatbed and rotary die cutting

Every year FIAuk recognises and celebrates the Student of the Year at the Annual Gala Dinner – awarding the student with the highest point score during the training year with recognition for their effort Image from last year’s awards.

Every year FIAUK recognises and celebrates the Student of the Year at the Annual Gala Dinner – awarding the student with the highest point score during the training year with recognition for their effort Image from last year’s awards.

They are also invited to join the judging panel at the following year’s print competition to extend their skills, network with industry peers and continue their training journey.

"It’s an amazing course because on the internet there isn’t much in the way of resource in the print industry, so its really helped me develop my knowledge"

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FIAUK is proud to be supported by a number of partners

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