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.

Introduction to the Lithographic Process

This course is intended to provide an overview of the offset lithography printing process from form and function to fundamental pressmanship for those new to the process or needing a refresher on fundamental concepts and terminology. Topics covered include: presses, components, blankets, plates, rollers, inks, substrates, pressroom practices, image reproduction workflow, process terminology and trends in commercial offset today.

Learning Outcomes:

  • The evolution of offset lithography
  • Lithographic terminology, image transfer and pressmanship
  • Understanding of process components: paper, ink, blankets, pressroom chemicals
  • Image reproduction and workflow
  • Current trends in offset lithography


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  • $995/person
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The Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics
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  • Ashley Kitchens