Examine and analyze the entire folding carton process to make valuable contributions to critical packaging solutions. Attendees will work through the entire process to understand suppliers and paperboard substrates– their strength, appearance, and printability, package design, printing and converting, and the customer.
What Will I Learn?
- Understand paperboard substrates and applications
- Evaluate packaging and recommend the correct substrate for the best performance
- Understand the characteristics of different paper and how it prints
- Paperboard Substrates & Applications
- Manufacturing Variations
- Package Design
- Printing & Converting
- Paperboard Products
- Manufacturing Effects
- Coating & Finishing
- Characteristic Test Comparisons
- Printing Comparisons
- Die Cutting & Scoring
Graphco | 6563 Cochran Road | Solon, Ohio | Website
Graphco is a provider of digital, offset and print finishing solutions.
Plant Tour Location:
Tap Packaging Solutions | 2160 Superior Ave | Cleveland, OH 44114 | Website
Tap Packaging Solutions is a designer and manufacturer of innovative and everyday packaging solutions. Specializing in folding cartons and rigid set-up boxes, Tap partners with consumer brands across different markets including confection, specialty food, health and beauty, and household products, in order to design, print and convert the ideal branded packaging.
Homewood Suites by Hiton - Solon
6085 Enterprise Pkwy, Solon, OH 44139
Phone: (440) 519-9500
Group Rate: $131 per night
How Do I Register?
Member Early Bird: $1,095 | 3 or more $995 (Cut-off Date: February 1, 2019)
Member After Early Bird: $1,295 | 3 or more $1195
Download Reg Form
Wednesday, March 13
8:00 a.m. Welcome/Introduction/Announcements
8:10 a.m. Paperboard Substrates and Applications
9:30 a.m. Break, Group Photo
9:45 a.m. Applications Breakout
10:15 a.m. Paperboard Manufacturing Summary
11:15 a.m. Appearance Characteristics of Paperboard
12:00 noon Lunch
12:45 p.m. Surface Characteristics
1:30 p.m. Physical Characteristics
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Physical Characteristics (cont’d)
3:15 p.m. Package Design + breakout
4:15 p.m. Package Labeling/Graphics
4:50 p.m. Summary, Review
5:00 p.m. Adjourn
Thursday, March 14
Transportation to Tour Facility
Tour TAP Packaging
Return to Conference Facility (Lunch provided on the bus.)
- Offset Lithography, Flexography
- Gravure, Digital
Post Press, Die Cutting
Gluing, Assembly, End Use
The schedule of events are subject to change. Please check for updated information closer to the meeting date.
President, PKGPRO, LLC
Dan is an accomplished practitioner, solutions provider, educator, and author with extensive coast-to-coast and international experience in leading technology rich seminars for the printing and packaging industries. He is particularly adept at creating synchronous courses of study from highly fragmented parts. Dan holds bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and an Ed.D. from the University of Minnesota.