Attend this week-long course
from July 14-19 and get a solid understanding of the fundamentals of printing ink formulation, performance and testing directly from printing ink experts from these companies (in alphabetical order): Allnex, BASF, Cabot Corporation, Clemson University, IGT Testing Systems, INX, Joules Angstrom U.V. Printing Inks, Kershaw Instrumentation, Kustom Group, NAPIM, Printers' Service, Sun Chemical, and Verso Paper.
Each of the NPIRI Summer Course instructors has been carefully chosen not only for their technical expertise, but also for their interest in, and ability to communicate, complex information in a classroom setting.
Attendees will get an in-depth knowledge of the printing ink raw material selection process as a function of printing ink performance parameters, and learn how to have a more effective working relationship with suppliers and customers.
This "foundation" course covers the fundamentals and moves to more advanced topics. It is designed to appeal to both technical (formulators, in-plants, chemists,) and non-technical (sales, support personnel, those new to the industry) staff.
Attendees will get actual hands-on press experience, learn how to maximize productivity, and improve his or her skills.
Each instructive session has been reviewed, refined and improved to ensure that the most current and up-to-date information is provided.
Gain basic technical knowledge;
Get first-hand exposure to printing presses (offset, flexo and digital);
Learn the "where, how and why" of raw materials;
Learn more about basic ink formulation;
See state-of-the-art design and prototyping labs;
Learn how regulatory issues affect printing ink in both the manufacturing and printing environments;
Learn how national and international rules affect the graphic arts industry
The registration fee includes 5 full days of classes, evening receptions, all meals (except for dinner on July 15 and 17), and daily transportation.
A block of discounted rooms has been reserved at the nearby Holiday Inn Express & Suites Clemson - Univ Area. Discounted Rooms are $119 – and include a free breakfast buffet – but reservations can't be made later than June 14, 2019.
"The NPIRI Summer Course is an exceptionally unique educational opportunity which appeals to both experienced ink technicians and those new to the field. The scope and depth of the course is unmatched by any other course or seminar. This is the course to learn about printing ink," said George Fuchs, director - Environmental Affairs and Technology for NAPIM.
"The [previous] Summer Course was a great learning experience for me," said Benjamin Niederhauser, R&D pilot lab technician for IIMAK. "I enjoyed learning about the different processes for milling pigments into pastes. This is beneficial to my job because of the constant ink development that I am responsible for. Learning about the different tools for measuring ink viscosities is also very significant for my personal growth. Fully understanding these tools has helped me improve on creating ink for various applications from stamp pads to inkjet printers."