Package printing is a huge industry that is projected to reach $980 billion by 2018. Printing is vital to all packaging as the printed material on a package provides consumers with information on the product (price, name, facts, etc). This industry is always changing, creating an increased need to keep up with trends. That’s what the Packaging School is here for!
This course will overview the different printing methods such as flexography, lithography, gravure, screen printing, and digital printing. You will learn how these processes impact your packaging cost and quality. We will tie in the graphic development workflow including color management strategies, artwork generation, pre-press workflows, plate making and going to print – colors, roll and sheet stock technical specifications, timelines, budgets, and tips & tricks from industry veterans.
Flexographic Print Fundamentals
High quality flexographic printing on corrugated substrates has always been a challenge. This course demonstrates how to produce clean solids and line work as well as halftones and spot colors. Many typical troubleshooting issues are addressed, from dot gain and die-cutting to proper graphic design for corrugated to ensure best results. This course is based on core objectives covered in the live workshop held at Clemson’s PrintCon facility.