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.

Orientation to the Flexographic Workflow

Workshop Overview

This class is geared towards individuals in need of a fundamental knowledge of the flexographic printing process. The class is taught mixing hands-on training and formal instruction in a flexo printing environment. The trainee will come out of the class understanding the function of flexography in the printing industry and all elements required for a company to produce a finished product including layout, trapping and distortion, plate-making, proofing, ink station set up, ink maintenance, press operation, die-cutting and quality control.

Who Should Attend:

  • Those new to the industry or those needing a refresher on flexographic concepts and components.
  • Suppliers & Manufacturers
  • Sales and Customer Service
  • Plant Management and Supervisors
  • Quality Assurance and Training Staff

Learning Outcomes:

  • Foundational understanding of concepts needed to go from design planning to final printed and converted product
  • Learn terminology to better communicate on a professional level with customers, suppliers and staff
  • Understand influence of all components of flexographic production and prepress decisions
  • Learn best practices in each step of the image reproduction process and modern digital workflow
  • Understand influences on color reproduction and color communication

What are the Benefits:

  • Formalized training in an educational environment by professional instructors
  • Hands-on teaching for each step of the process
  • Immediate implentation of knowledge back at your facility
  • Small class size to promote individualized instruction and to ensure each participant practices the concepts 
  • Great beginner course to expose each participant to the complete flexographic process
  • Aug 13 2018
    Aug 13 - Aug 16
    Register before July 1, 2018 to receive special price of $1145.00
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
Godfrey Hall or Sonoco Institute, Clemson, SC
More Information
  • Kariahlyn Lindsey
  • Suzanne Edlein
  • Kariahlyn Lindsey
  • Bobby Congdon