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Wednesday, September 27

12:00 p.m.

Meet in the Lobby
Hyatt Place Greenville Downtown

12:15 p.m.

Bus departs for Clemson University

1:30 p.m.

Welcome & Overview

Kern Cox

Corrugated Press Orientation

Press Set-Up and Run

Subtrate Print Comparisons: Mottled White (MW), Kemi

On-Press Troubleshooting

5:00 p.m.

Bus departs for Hyatt Place

6:00 p.m.


Hyatt Place Greenville Downtown, Charles Room

THURSDAY, September 28

All sessions held at the Hyatt Place Greenville

7:00 a.m.


8:00 a.m.

Welcome & Overview

8:15 a.m.

Corrugated Substrates Today and Future Trends – Jonathan Dunlap, WestRock
Overview of board grades, liner weights, flute combinations, “rough” whitetop vs. “light coated” whitetop, structural strength vs. graphics capabilities. How are suppliers and printers responding to brand owners and consumer demands? Why is direct-to-consumer such a driving force in the packaging and graphics “toolkit?” How does it contrast with substrate demands in retail graphics?

Jonathan Dunlap

9:30 a.m.

The Printing Plate "Package" Today – Gerry Mounsey, Sustainable Solutionz
Where do old printing plates go when they “die”? What happens to “scrap” printing plates? What about the PVC carrier sheets? Polyvinyl what?, phthalates what?, chlorine gas?, endocrine disruptors? What solutions are there for printers to make a bio statement and “improve from the norm” in the 21st century? Get a preview to the roadmap of the future of an environmentally responsible trade shop through a reduction of PVC use and increase in sustainable products. Let actions show customers and consumers how much you care.

Gerry Mounsey

10:15 a.m.


10:30 a.m.

Interpreting The Printing Targets & Strategies For Troubleshooting – Catherine Haynes, APR
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 problem-solving being the exception rather than the rule. Targets = repeatability. Repeatability is essential to “predictability”.

Catherine Haynes

11:15 a.m.

Ink System Best Practices – Mike Gentry, Flint Group
Quality attributes in direct print corrugated rely on communicating “component inputs” to minimize unnecessary compromises. Recognize why inks get treated like a clean-up hitter in baseball and why the “clean-up hitter” must be properly maintained. Corrugator parameters, liner disruptions, shifting process specifications all matter. A last minute “change” didn’t affect ECT, but what about graphics quality? Actual cases and real solutions. “Best” way to control the process.

Mike Gentry

12:00 p.m.

Working Lunch: Virtual Reality For Learning Purposes

Nate Newsome

12:45 p.m.

Artificial Intelligence: What Are The Capabilties Today For Prepress?

Gerry Derksen

1:30 p.m.


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