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.

Intro to Prepress Workshop

New to printing? Designing for print? This three day workshop is geared towards graphic designers & graphic artists that are either working as prepress operators or designing for print. The workshop starts off with attendees going on press to print a job, where they will learn about platemaking, ink formulation, press basics and more. Print samples will be analyzed and measured. For the remainder of the workshop, attendees go hands-on with the tools available in Photoshop, Illustrator, and other prepress software needed to prepare artwork for printing. On the final day, after making adjustments to the art, attendees will go back on press to see the result of good prepress work.

A working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop is required!

Topics Covered:
Computer Lab:
Barcodes and Legal
Color Separation
Step and Repeat
Color Management
Prepress Automation
Working with CAD Dielines

Press Room:
Ink Formulation
Flexographic Press Setup
Process Control
Color Measurement
Common Print Defects

Who Should Attend?
Prepress Operators without a print background
Graphic Artists/Designers designing for print
Prepress Operators in need of a hands-on refresher

Class Size:
Limited to 9 students

Can't make any of these dates? Let us know when would be more convenient for you.
  • $1295/person
  • $1195/person (Groups 3+)
Cancellation Policy
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  • Bobby Congdon