Paste and liquid ink modules held at Clemson’s Sonoco Institute provide attendees with classroom learning and hands-on experience.
David Savastano, Editor07.24.19
For more than 60 years, the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) has held its annual National Printing Ink Research Institute (NPIRI) Summer Course. In 2017, the summer course moved to the Sonoco Institute at Clemson University; the 2019 edition of the NPIRI Summer Course was completed recently.
The course is taught over five days, with the first half dedicated to paste inks and the second half covering liquid inks.
Courses offer comprehensive training in a range of area, including inks, raw materials, equipment and printing. The courses are designed to benefit people new to the industry as well as longstanding industry employees.
In addition to a wide range of testing equipment, the Sonoco Institute has flexo, offset, and digital presses, which allows attendees to formulate and test inks and run the inks on presses.
George Fuchs, director, regulatory affairs and technology for NAPIM, said he felt the 2019 summer course went very
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