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 Post-Print Corrugated

This course offers practical, hands-on training tailored for individuals seeking the fundamentals of flexo printing and rotary die cutting corrugated board. The course teaches the proper techniques for setting up and running a flexo/RDC machine. The equipment at Clemson is geared to teach the basics but the course also practices pushing the capabilities of two or three-color equipment. Throughout the week, participants set-up and run a total of four jobs.


Who Should Attend:

  • Those new to the industry or those needing a refresher on flexographic concepts
  • Press Operators and Helpers
  • Quality Assurance and Training Staff
  • Plant Management and Supervisors
  • Prepress and Graphic Designers
  • Sales and Customer Service

Learning Outcomes:

  • Make-up and specifications of corrugated substrates
  • Anilox roll specifications and purpose
  • Proper care of anilox rolls
  • Bolting on rotary die boards
  • Influence of impression on registration
  • Finding the correct die cut impression
  • Measuring and adjusting pH and viscosity of inks
  • Measuring and adjusting pH and viscosity of inks
  • Best use of print control targets
  • Measuring and controlling dot gain
  • Formal process to setting up a corrugated press to achieve consistent print and die-cut

What are the Benefits:

  • Formal training in a professional environment
  • Consistent teaching practices
  • Learning the right material the right way
  • Hands-on, learning by doing
  • Putting concepts into immediate practice back in work environment
  • Multiple press runs to practice printing concepts


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  • $1395/person
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Pendleton, SC Printcon corrugated training center (5 mi. from Clemson Campus)
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  • Kern Cox