FPPA announces Technical Workshop for Pre-Press Production Managers

The Flexographic Pre-Press Platemakers Association (FPPA) will host its annual Fall Workshop on September 27-28, 2023 at Clemson University in Greenville, SC.

This two-day technical workshop will provide your plant and production managers with fresh insights into corrugated printing and workflows – all so they can better serve your customers. The technical and production staff who manufacture flexographic printing plates rarely see their work in action, which is a missed opportunity to understand the evolving needs of their customers. An opportunity, the Fall Workshop offers this important holistic perspective.

At this immersive workshop, attendees will head to Clemson University to see a flexographic printing press live in action. Clemson graphic arts faculty will also teach crucial sessions on substrate trends, ink system best practices, and interpreting printing targets and strategies for troubleshooting.

Attendees at the 2022 FPPA Fall Workshop had the chance to make lasting industry connections while seeing flexographic printing from their customers’ point of view.

The first day of this workshop will feature a sample in-person press setup and run, substrate print comparisons, guided on-press troubleshooting, and conclude with a tour of the Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics on Clemson’s campus. Attendees will finish the day with a deeper knowledge of pre-press processes having seen cutting-edge equipment in motion. The second day of the workshop will build on the first, with an expert hands-on guided analysis of samples from the previous day’s test run. Through this immersive process, attendees will learn from industry experts on technical considerations in paper and corrugated, inks, and machines.

“FPPA is thrilled to be back in South Carolina for the first time in four years for this value-packed workshop for industry professionals,” said Peter Cappas, FPPA Board Chair. “The annual Fall Workshop provides an innovative hands-on and experiential learning opportunity that everyone in the industry should take advantage of.”

The classroom portion of the workshop will take place at the Hyatt Place in the heart of vibrant Greenville, SC, with meals and transportation to and from Clemson University included in the cost of registration. Registration is open to both FPPA members and nonmembers. For more information or to register, please visit flexoplatemakers.com/events

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