FINAT education

In this educational section, you may find the e-modules, presentations and publications by FINAT. Most information is for members only.

Education - the FINAT e-modules

The self-adhesive label sector continues to expand with new technologies, materials and external influences bringing about a diversity of exciting new innovations and formats. Keeping pace with accelerating change is a challenge for everyone in the industry. Education and training is critical in order to stimulate future growth and development. It is FINAT's role to raise awareness about the latest developments and versatility of the self-adhesive label and has commissioned a range of training modules from 4impression Training that can be used by members to brief their sales forces and, via them, existing and potential users of self-adhesive.

Download the e-modules at the bottom of this page (members only).

FINAT Technical Webinar Series - Recordings

FINAT is hosting webinars for its members on a regular basis. The webinars are designed to present the latest independent label industry knowledge and focus on topics relevant to the future of the industry. They offer a convenient tool at members’ fingertips to brief them on management, technology and sustainability developments that may impact their business in the near future. For more information about upcoming webinars click here.

Recordings of previous editions are available for FINAT members. Click on the topics below to view the recording. First you have to register (after clicking the link) to get access to the recording.

2020 Direct digital printing
2019 Design for recycling
2019 Application of sleeves
2019 Holy Grail in the use of tracers/markers on labels and PET bottles
2019 Pouch converting and lamination for flexible packaging
2018 Recyclass – Guidance tool for design of packaging
2018 Dispensing of self-adhesive labels
2018 PDF for packaging: The missing piece?
2018 Intelligent packaging 'if packaging could talk'
2018 Introduction to shrink sleeve converting
2018 Systemic innovation towards a circular economy for plastics
2017 Succession Planning (YMC)
2016 LED inks, the basics and recent developments
2016 ISO TS-18614 Packaging - Label material
2016 Arc and LED UV systems, an unbiased view of the facts
2016 Introduction to the Label Academy
2015 Colour Measurement
2014 Great CRM, how to master your sales and deliver quality (YMC)

Training - Print & Packaging training courses

It is important that personnel involved in the design, development and application of all forms of product & print decoration, have an in depth understanding of the processes involved. FINAT is able to offer its members access to a range of courses through 4impression who are also partner of the Label Academy. Training at discounted rates so that they are able to train their own staff or educate their customers.

FINAT members can select from a catalogue of existing course modules or have one tailored to meet their individual needs.

4impression are specialist providers of training for, packaging decoration, digital repro, pre-press, printing and embellishments. Staffed by industry trained tutors the team is supported by UK leaders in advanced digital media plus a network of print and packaging suppliers and consultants. Courses are educational, informal and interactive giving ample opportunity for open discussion on areas of specific interest.

Course formats include:

  • One-to-one intensive training
  • Group presentations
  • Low cost on-line webinars

What is the cost? Because each course is tailored to individual company needs each course is quoted separately. Discounted rates are available to FINAT members.

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FINAT publications

The following standards, handbooks, and reports are available at the FINAT secretariat:

Technical Handbook 10th edition

Price: € 150

FINAT members: free downloadable PDF or € 35 for hard copy

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Digital Label Study (2017)

Price: € 150 (hard copy) or € 250 (PDF)

FINAT members: free from online Members Area

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Educational Handbook

Price: € 200

FINAT members: free downloadable PDF or € 90 for hard copy

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