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.


All workshops held at The Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design & Graphics or at the Department of Graphic Communication's Godfrey Hall, both on the campus of Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina.

Contact workshop coordinator, Bobby Congdon:

Attendance is limited to eight participants to ensure maximum hands-on activity in these flexo training workshops. Register now to guarantee a space!

Intro to Prepress Workshop

This three and a half day workshop is geared towards graphic designers & graphic artists that are either working as prepress operators or designing for print.

Orientation to the Flexographic Workflow

This class is geared towards individuals in need of a fundamental knowledge of the flexographic printing process. The class is taught mixing hands-on training and formal instruction in a flexo printing environment.

Advanced Techniques in Flexography

This class is geared towards individuals wishing to expand their present knowledge of the flexographic process. Emphasis is placed on optimizing the printing of tone work and four color reproductions.