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.

Expanded Color Gamut


Event Overview

Clemson’s Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics is the perfect place to come learn about the ins-and-outs of Expanded Color Gamut for package decoration. This seminar uses state-of-the-art software, color management, and production flexographic equipment to allow attendees to put their hands-on the ECG process workflow, while engaging with industry experts around this exciting and beneficial technology.

This seminar begins with a one day Color Primer session on Tuesday, followed by two and a half days of intense hands-on expanded gamut learning.

Hands-on Sessions:

  • Defining Expanded Gamut Inks and Creating Standards
  • Press Calibration and Characterization
  • Selective Gamut Expansion and Spot Color Conversion
  • Production Color Separation and Proofing
  • Production Printing and Process Control Analysis
  • Converting RGB or CMYK to 7C in Adobe Photoshop

Presentations Topics Include:

  • Why Expanded Color Gamut for Your Packaging
  • Defining Expanded Gamut Inks and Process Limitations
  • Color Tolerances, Process Control, and Managing Expectations
  • Proofing Options and Considerations for Expanded Gamut
  • Implementing Technology and the “Tipping Point”

Previous Presenters and Contributors

  • Mark Samworth, EskoArtworks
  • Jeff Hall, Beck
  • Perry Stacks, Environmental Inks and Coatings
  • Catherine Haynes, APR
  • Bobby Congdon, Clemson University
  • Kevin Bourquin, Cyber Graphics
  • John Fulcoly, Packaging CPR
  • Kern Cox, Clemson University
  • Kirk Franklin, Environmental Inks and Coatings
  • Matthew Bernasconi, Opaltone

    *Please note that the attachments to the right (schedule, flyer, etc...) have not been updated yet. The schedule will be very similar to what is currently posted, however.
Dates
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Rates
  • $895/person
  • $795/person (Groups 3+)
Cancellation Policy
Location
The Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics
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Coordinator
  • Bobby Congdon
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