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Flexo Best Practices Save You Time & Money

Monday, December 17, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alyce Ryan
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 December 11, 2018 – AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, is hosting Best Practices for Flexographic Printing: Raising the Standard, Wednesday, January 23-Thursday, January 24 at the PrintCon Center at Clemson University in Clemson, SC. This course takes the challenges out of high-quality flexographic printing on corrugated substrates and combines classroom training with time on press.

“It’s extremely empowering to get the feedback from experienced people in the packaging business from around the country. The hands-on training AICC brings to its seminars and time spent on the machine are priceless. Not to mention the contacts I have made with my peers,” said Sabryna Chase, Operator, Northwest Paper Box Mfrs. Inc.

Over two days, participants will focus on producing clean solids and line work as well as halftones and spot colors. Many typical troubleshooting issues will be addressed from dot gain and die-cutting to proper graphic design for corrugated. Participants will take these processes back to their home plants by creating Standard Operation Procedures, One Point Lessons, and checklists to return to their plants with tangible evidence of what they have learned and clear next steps to implement best practices.

Best Practices for Flexographic Printing will be taught by Kern Cox, a lecturer at Clemson University and Dr. Scott Ellis, Ed.D, Principal, Working Well LLC. Both instructors bring years of experience in all major printing processes and process improvement for sustained profitability.

Kern is a lecturer in Clemson University’s Department of Graphic Communications, teaching undergraduate-level courses in all major printing processes, electronic pre-press, package printing technologies, and color management. Kern brings with him ten years of experience in professional education development where he provided various training and R&D services through Clemson University’s Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics. Kern has served the post print corrugated, narrow web, and wide web flexographic market segments as well as the offset lithography market segment. His professional and research interests span flexography, corrugated, color management, and technical training and human development in the packaging and printing fields.

Scott is a leadership and process improvement specialist who serves on AICC’s faculty to assist in building Packaging School curriculum. Scott has served as a resource for development of individuals, teams, and organizations as a consultant, teacher, psychotherapist, coach, and general manager in the packaging industry for two decades. His pragmatic approach is focused on making it easy to do the right things right.

Registrations submitted on or before December 30, will receive the early bird rate of $1,095, a savings of $400. Special rates are also available for companies sending three or more people to the seminar.

More information about the seminar can be found at Questions about seminars or webinars and the value a well-trained workforce brings to a company can be directed to Taryn Pyle, Director of Education & Leadership Development, or 703.535.1391.