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Clemson presents new graphics and packaging seminars

January 27, 2009

Flexography and color management are two of several planned events at the new Sonoco Institute.

The Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics at Clemson University has announced several seminar and workshops for Spring 2009. They will take place at the university’s new 30,000 square foot Harris A. Smith building, which houses the institute.

“Hands-on G7 for Flexography” will take place February 10-12. Research Associate Jay Sperry and industry experts offer a hands-on review and application of the Near-Neutral Calibration Procedure and G7 methodology for a flexographic workflow. A new format for Clemson, the session begins with a keynote presentation on G7’s Application to Color Workflow, Proofing, and Production Control followed by a networking social. Attendees move in specified groups on February 11 through sessions including ink certification, plate calibration, pressroom optimization and characterization, RIP configuration, color separation, proofing, and finally the production of a “live” job. Groups reconvene on February 12 to review hands-on activities and results, and discuss the next steps for implementation within their companies' color workflow.

The Brand Color Management seminar takes place March 17-18, and has been updated based on feedback from previous events, and enhanced to present current challenges and opportunities of managing brand colors across printing processes and substrates. The program mixes presentations from consumer product companies, color separators, printers and converters, and vendors with hands-on breakout sessions for determining color tolerances and delta E, managing expectations and proofing, and inks and substrates.

To find out detailed information for the following events and to register, visit, or contact Jay Sperry at