A document created for the industry, by the industry.
An All-New Section
The new Measurement & Verification Section eliminates redundancy and enables quick referencing in a production environment.
More, More, More
Over 50 new pages of new content throughout all sections.
Methodology That Matters
FIRST Methodology was modeled after CGATS TR 012-2003. In 2020, TR 012 was updated; that update has been integrated in the Communication & Implementation section.
Evolving Designer Needs
As the designer’s responsibilities have changed, the Design Section has also changed to reflect new process and procedures used in flexographic package design.
Updates for Prepress
Extensive updates on color proofing, detailed descriptions of spectrophotometer measuring modes, an entirely new section focused on proofing for expanded gamut, and more.
Added Essential Information
Appendices provide abstracts and important highlights to more than 120 different standards referenced in FIRST 7.0. Also included are The Optimal Method—a new print calibration technique using tone curves to match an ICC profile—as well as results of the FQC Opacity of Substrates and White Ink Project, to name a few.