Introduction to Printing Course

April 26 - 29, 2020 | Atlanta, GA, USA

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Intro to Printing Course

Saturday - Sunday, April 25 - 26

8:00am - 4:00pm

 

Held in conjunction with PaperCon 2020

 

Register for both PaperCon and the Printing Course at the same time

and receive a 10% discount off your PaperCon registration!

 

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The TAPPI Introduction to Printing Course delivers a comprehensive, introductory overview of traditional offset and
emerging digital technologies, equipment review, color perspective, troubleshooting and more. This two-day training
event also offers an optional plant tour to help reinforce the learning concepts delivered.

 

The last time this course was offered was 2017.  Mark your calendar now for this essential training!
 
Your registration includes an optional site tour of Heidelberg USA.

 

 


 

Learning Outcomes:

 
Earn 1.3 CEUs when you complete this curriculum.

 

Tentative Course Schedule

(Subject to change)

DAY 1

 
Time
Section
8:30am - 9:30am Introduction to the Printing System:
Printing Methods/Current Trends in (Non Digital) Printing
9:30am - 9>45am The Color Story
Integrating color theory, process ink colors, paper color properties
Densitometer Spectrophotometer
9:45am - 10:00am Break
10:00am - 12:00pm Digital Printing Technologies
Details to come
12:00pm - 1:15pm Lunch
1:15pm - 2:15pm Digital Printing Technologies
2:15pm - 4:00pm
(with break)
Pre-Press:
Imaging, Proofing
Original to Paper/Board

 

DAY 2

 
Time
Section
8:00am - 9:00am Plates & Fountain Solutions
The function of the plate
1-step and 2-Step formulations
Acid vs Neutral
Solution
9:00am - 9:30am Blankets:
Construction, surface quality and potential ink interactions
9:30am - 10:00am Break
10:00am - 12:00pm Ink Technology:
Materials, physical Properties and Formulations for different applications
12:00pm - 1:15pm Lunch
1:15pm - 3:45pm
(with break)
Ink, and Ink + Paper:
Ink Tack and Printing Tack
% VOC Content
Pigment Strength & Transfer
Density and Color Measurements
Density & Film Thickness
Trap Measurements/Color
UV and Aqueous Coatings: In-Line or Off-Line?  Their functionality and  How much is enough
Ink and Paper Interactions
The Paper & Ink Stability Test: An alternative measurement for Tack
Measuring Ink Setting Rates: Paper and Ink Combinations
Ink Setting vs. Ink Drying
Water (Fountain Solution) Sensitivity of Printing Substrates
Print Mottle: Identifying the different types.
3:45ppm - 4:30pm Hands-on Troubleshooting with printed samples:
Test Forms and how to interpret color bars/grids
Troubleshooting on press and sample acquisition


   

 

 


          

 Registration Rates*

 

 
March 27, 2020
April 20, 2020
Onsite
Meeting Registration
     
      Member
$  955 $ 1,055 $ 1,055
      Join or Renew and Save
$ 1,305 $ 1,409 $ 1,409
      Young Professional - under 30
      Join or Renew and Save

$ 1,242

$ 1,345 $ 1,345
      Nonmember
 $1,745 $1,855  $ 1,855
       
Speaker Full Conference Registration
     
      Compllimentary Speaker
$ 0 $ 0 $ 0
Group Meeting Registration , per person
(3+ people from the same location)
     
      Member
$  870 $  980 $  980
      Join or Renew and Save
$ 1,225 $ 1,335 $ 1,335
      Young Professional - under 30
      Join or Renew and Save
$ 1,160 $ 1,270 $ 1,270
      Nonmember
$ 1,480 $ 1,590 $ 1,590

 

 
 
Refund Policy
100% - Cancellations received by or on March 27, 2020
50% -  Cancellations received after March 27, 2020 and no later than April 20, 2020 
NO REFUND - Cancellations received after April 20, 2020