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.

Process Color Management

For many years Clemson has led the flexographic printing industry offering educational opportunities around process color printing and process control in the pressroom. This two and a half day seminar builds on proven methods and incorporates current trends and processes for CMYK color reproduction.

Attendees who attend this Sonoco Institute seminar learn the workflow of process color printing for flexography, from creative design through press quality process control.

Hands-on Sessions:

  • Optimizing Ink, Ink Film Thickness, and Tone Reproduction
  • Press Calibration and Characterization through Fingerprinting
  • Color Measurement, Analysis and Profile Generation
  • Utilizing ICC Profiles in Electronic Workflow
  • Managing Expectations Through Proofing
  • Process Control in the Pressroom

Presentations Topics Include:

  • Color Systems 101, Tone Reproduction, and Gray Balance
  • Flexographic Characteristics in Process Color Printing
  • The Color Fingerprint Test
  • Workflow of CMYK Color Management
  • Proofing In’s and Out’s
  • Key Process Indicators and Implementing Process Control

Previous Presenters and Contributors

  • Mark Mazur, DuPont
  • Jean Jackson, Praxair
  • Jay Sperry, HAVI Global Solutions
  • Catherine Haynes, APR
  • Larry Evans, Clemson University
  • Page Crouch, Clemson University
  • Neil Harrelson, Schawk
  • Marek Skrzynski, CSW
  • Brian Ashe, X-Rite
  • Many others...

Note: Seminar ends at noon on the last day.


  • Nov 13 2018
    Nov 13 - Nov 15
    Register before September 14, 2018 to receive special price of $895.00
Can't make any of these dates? Let us know when would be more convenient for you.
  • $995/person
  • $895/person (Groups 3+)
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The Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics
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