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.

Prepress for Press Operators

This three and a half day workshop is geared towards prepress operators whose background was in press operation or manufacturing. The workshop starts off with attendees going on press to print a job, where they will learn more about platemaking, ink formulation, 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. This workshop will place an emphasis on computer skills.

Topics Covered:
Computer Lab:
Illustrator and Photoshop Basics
PDF and File Formats
Prepress Best Practices
Creating Barcodes
Color Separation
Step and Repeat
Color Management and Profiling
Working with CAD Dielines

Press Room:
Ink Formulation
Process Control
Color Measurement

Who Should Attend?
Prepress Operators with backgrounds in manufacturing or press operation
Press Operators looking to widen their knowledge
Print Managers

Class Size:
Limited to 10 students

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  • $995/person
  • $895/person (Groups 3+)
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  • Bobby Congdon