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.

Coming Soon: Prepress Workflow Automation Seminar

Coming in Spring 2012, the Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics will introduce a new seminar geared at optimizing and automating the prepress workflow. Attendees will examine methods of mapping their workflow, how to identify areas for improvement, and then go hands-on with various technology solutions. Lecture topics will discuss integration with an MIS, communicating between systems, and JDF.

The seminar is still very much in the planning stages, so we're asking you for your input.

- What topics would you like to see discussed?

- What software would you like to go hands-on with?

- What are the major roadblocks to implementing new systems into your workflow?

- How can we make this seminar relevant to your business?

Please, email your thoughts and ideas to Bobby Congdon at

Hope to see you next spring at this exciting new seminar!