The Sonoco Institute

The Sonoco Institute was created to exploit the synergies that exist between the graphic communications and packaging science departments. It is the only university program in the country with this one-of-a-kind multidisciplinary approach to packaging as a core competency.

Print Testing & Evaluation

The Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics houses everything required for conducting start-to-finish print trials. Available services range from prepress and platemaking to QC and print evaluation. The seven-station OMET Varyflex printing press, along with a variety of other capabilities, are available at daily rates.

If you have a substrate, ink, plate, anilox, doctor blade, mounting tape, screening, process, technique, etc. that you'd like to test, but don't have access to a press (or press time), contact us to arrange a print trial today.

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Contact our Project Coordinator, Kariahlyn Lindsey ( or 864-982-9450) to arrange a trial.