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2024 Fall Workshop

October 23 - October 24

$550.00 – $1,250.00
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Experience Flexo in Action!

This two-day technical workshop will give your plant and production managers fresh insights into corrugated printing and workflows—all so they can better serve your customers.

A completely unique opportunity, attendees will head to Clemson University to see a flexographic printing press live in action. Clemson graphic arts faculty will also teach crucial sessions on substrate trends, ink system best practices, and interpreting printing targets and strategies for troubleshooting.

By understanding how flexo printing operations work, your employees will be able to make plates and provide service that will keep customers coming back again and again. Register today!

Registration

Member (Individual): $695
Member (Group of 3+): $550 per person
Non-member (Individual): $1250

Location

Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634

Lodging

Hotel recommendations coming soon!

Attire

Business casual for all sessions.

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Wednesday, October 23 - Thursday, October 24, 2024

Location: Clemson Printcon, 502 B Lebanon Rd., Pendleton, SC 29670

Agenda

All times and topics are subject to change.

Wednesday, October 23, 2024

1:30 PM Welcome and Overview - Kern Cox, Clemson University
Corrugated Press Run
Press Set-Up and Run using a Bobst Flexo 160 Post Print Press
Substrate Print Comparisons: Mottled White (MW), Kemi
On-Press Troubleshooting Techniques
4:00 PM Q&A
6:30 PM Dinner (provided by FPPA)

Wednesday, October 23, 2024

7:00 - 8:00 AM I Breakfast
8:00 – 8:15 AM I Welcome and Overview
8:15 – 9:30 AM I Interpreting Printing Targets & Strategies for Success
9:30 – 10:15 AM I The Printing Plate “Package” Today: Gerry Mounsey, Sustainable Solutionz
10:15 – 10:30 AM Break
10:30 – 11:15 PM I Printer's Outlook & The Print World
11:15 – 12:00 PM I Corrugated Presses & Digital Trends: Bobst North America
12:00 - 12:45 I PM Working Lunch, AI for Streamlining Businesses: Jack Steele, Computer Sci.
12:45 – 1:30 PM Artificial Intelligence for Graphics | Gerry Derksen, Clemson University
1:30 – 2:00 PM Q&A

Meet Your Speakers

Welcome and Overview / Interpreting Printing Targets & Strategies for Success
Kern Cox
Senior Lecturer
Clemson University

Measurements, charts, SID/color, dot area/TVI, overprints, slur, BWR, dry ink, “running” the
tests, recording data, software aids. Make targets an everyday common language in the
printing. Targets and process control are the key to maximizing print capabilities. Follow the
previous day’s job’s prepress journey from calibration to optimization to characterization to color separation to proofing and final output.

 

The Printing Plate “Package” today
Gerry Mounsey
President
Lead Edge Flexo America’s LLC

Up and running solution to reduce/ remove PVC plate mounts from the flexographic
workflow and transition the flexo industry from resource laden 0.250” photopolymer plates
to more economically friendly 0.155” printing plates. Learn about this “green wave” and
how flexographic printing plates can be fully repurposed into cushion backed underlayment for corrugated plates.

 

Artificial Intelligence… State of the “Art” Today and Future Opportunities
Gerry Derksen
Professor
Clemson University

Design related Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools are becoming part of the work pipeline for
designers and in turn for production. Are you ready to embrace these capabilities? How
strong is the I in AI for production ready graphics? Concerns for designers? Hands-on
introduction to the tools and how they enable or restrict the process to produce functional and effective visual communications. Open discussion with audience on how they are experiencing different touchpoints with AI.

 

AI for Business Streamlining
Jack Steele
Computer Sci.
Clemson Unversity

Are you using AI to its fullest capabilities from a business standpoint? Learn tips and techniques from a Gen Z computer science student on how to maximize the potential of AI for summarizing your email inbox, scripting emails, logically establishing a calendar schedule, generating info graphics from a spreadsheet, and arranging data to harness the superpower of data mining analysis and other AI business capabilities.

 

Corrugated Presses & Digital Trends

Bobst North America

Up and running solution to reduce/ remove PVC plate mounts from the flexographic workflow and transition the flexo industry from resource laden 0.250” photopolymer plates to more economically friendly 0.155” printing plates. Learn about this “green wave” and how flexographic printing plates can be fully repurposed into cushion backed underlayment for corrugated plates.

Registration

Details

Start:
October 23
End:
October 24
Cost:
$550.00 – $1,250.00
Event Category:

Venue

Clemson University

Tickets

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Member (Individual)
Select this ticket if you are the only individual attending from your company.
$695.00
Unlimited
Member (Group of 3+ attendees from a single company)
$550.00
Unlimited
Non-Member (Individual)
$1,250.00
Unlimited

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