Overview of Virtual Flexo Plant

The Virtual Flexo Plant is designed to provide the user with basic knowledge of environmental issues that may occur in a flexographic printing facility. For each department, the VFP offers a general understanding of the potential environmental regulatory issues, information about specific regulations and links to additional resources for follow-up information. It is not intended to provide comprehensive compliance data. The VFP also provides waste reduction and pollution prevention information (best management practices) based on the specific environmental issues. Finally, the VFP offers guidance on safety issues and resources.

For a brief description of the flexographic printing process see:

Virtual Flexo Plant


VFP Executive Staff

Printers' National Environmental Assistance Center

  • Debra Jacobson - Illinois Waste Management and Research Center
  • Gary Miller, Ph.D. - Illinois Waste Management and Research Center
  • Wayne Pferdehirt, P.E. - Wisconsin Solid & Hazardous Waste Education Center

Flexographic Technical Association, Inc.

  • Doreen M. Monteleone, Ph.D.

Graphic Arts Technical Foundation / Printing Industries of America, Inc.

  • Gary Jones

Contributing Companies

Internet Design, Development & Maintenance

Printers' National Environmental Assistance Center


  • Jump Start Web Solutions - Frank Lozano
  • Utz Marketing & Communications - Lisa Utz