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.

Announcing the 2013 Seminar Schedule

New Programs and Proven Favorites

For 2013, we will be introducing several new seminars and workshops to meet industry demand, along with bringing back several favorites that have not been offered recently. As always, seminars are a combination of classroom learning and a hands-on approach with state-of-the-art equipment. Workshops are more focused on hands-on learning, and are limited in size to facilitate this learning. We hope that these programs will serve your training needs well.


February
6-7 Paperboard Packaging Seminar - This seminar provides a comprehensive, hands-on exploration of paperboard packaging technologies.

19-21 FIRST, G7 and Process Color Seminar - Attendees learn the workflow of process color printing for flexography, from creative design through press quality process control.

March
NEW! 18-21 Prepress Workshop for Graphic Designers - 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.

April
9-12 Expanded Color Gamut Seminar - State-of-the-art software, color management, and production flexographic equipment allows attendees to put their hands-on the expanded process color workflow

May
NEW! 14-16 Designing for the Consumer Seminar - This innovative new seminar explores the psychology of design and the metrics used to measure consumer response to packaging.

22-23 Paperboard Packaging Seminar - This seminar provides a comprehensive, hands-on exploration of paperboard packaging technologies.

June
NEW! 4-6 Process Control for Flexography Seminar - This exciting new seminar examines the practices and tools required to maintain process control for flexographic print with a heavily hands-on approach.

NEW! 24-27 Prepress Workshop for Pressmen - This three and a half day workshop is geared towards prepress operators whose background was in press operation or manufacturing.

August
6-7 Prepress Workflow Automation Seminar - This seminar will explore the foundations of developing your prepress workflow to be smarter, faster and less prone to error.

 
As always, please contact us for seminar and workshop requests, or to arrange for customized training at the Sonoco Institute. Check out our full offering of courses online. If there is enough interest for a course, we'll get it on the schedule!

Stay tuned for a date announcement for another new seminar, Industry Trends. We will have experts from around the printing and packaging industry discuss the latest technologies and trends in a one day seminar. Topics may include digital printing, printed electronics, digital plate technology, automation, and much more! Contact Bobby Congdon for more information, topic suggestions or if you'd like to be included as a presenter.

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