Direct Print on Corrugated Substrates Series: Intro to Flexography and Print Assessment

Direct Print:Intro to Flexography and Print Assessment Course

Renton, Washington, USA
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

This course focuses on the basics of flexography and its five core variables: Anilox, Paper, Plates, Ink and Machine. Participants will gain an understanding of press set up, print assessment, target evaluation, ink management and housekeeping, as well as troubleshooting print issues.

Introduction to Flexography and Print Assessment February 5-7, 2019

Presented by:

 

Check Five logo

 

This one-of-a-kind program is conducted on the production floor of a manufacturing facility.  Students will engage in press side activities including the review of printed sheets with print defects in order to determine cause and solution.

Core concepts will be presented in lecture format and hands on class instruction covering the five core variables of flexography.



Learning Outcomes:

Understand the flexographic printing process; Assess images through the use of control targets as indicators of press conditions; Improve troubleshooting and variable assessment skills

Cordes Porcher

Cordes PorcherCordes Porcher brings over 25 years of experience as a leading Process and Graphics Specialist in flexographic printing. His instruction and research have led to improved equipment functionality and advanced material utilization both nationally and internationally.These efforts have resulted in new markets and opportunities for the participating suppliers and manufacturing companies. Most importantly, his instruction has broadened the knowledge base of the manufacturing staff, resulting in increased value of the staff through their understanding of the process.

Cordes is known industry-wide for his former position as the Facilities Director for Clemson University's Printing and Converting Research Center. As Director, he developed the successful direct print corrugated program for instructing both the university students and the corrugated industry staff. There was also an extensive amount of research and development into new products, materials and procedures during his tenure there, with many of the results in utilization today. His departure from the academic environment at Clemson allowed his skills to be utilized on site worldwide. His employment with an equipment manufacturer and independent and integrated converters has allowed the industry to prosper from his background through on-site evaluations, testing and instruction.

As an authority in flexographic printing, he is often seen judging print competitions and conduction speaking engagements at various TAPPI, AICC, Package Printing, and FTA events. Cordes is an international, published author of numerous articles on the flexographic process. He has been honored by Clemson University for services to the Graphic Communications Program.

F. Cordes Porcher
In France:
Check Five Productions
51 rue Pierre Brunier
69300 Caluire et Cuire, France
(Email) cporcher@ck5p.com
(Mobile) 011 33 6 10 67 33 11 or 06 10 67 33 11 in France

F. Cordes Porcher
In the US:
Check Five Productions
1100 SW 27th St. 
Renton, WA 98057
(Email) cporcher@ck5p.com
(Office) 425-227-0300 ex. 141
(Mobile) 908-448-7912

 


Learning Outcomes:

Understand the flexographic printing process; Assess images through the use of control targets as indicators of press conditions; Improve troubleshooting and variable assessment skills

Register by January 4 for Early Bird Rates

       Early Bird    After Jan. 4
Individual Meeting Registration          
 Member     $1475   $1685
 Nonmember     $1675    $1895 
 Join or Renew TAPPI     $1565   $1775 
 Join or Renew Young Professionals     $1490   $1700
           

Group Meeting Registration (per person)

3+ people from the same location

          
 Member     $1375   $1610
 Nonmember     $1575    $1795 
 Join or Renew TAPPI      $1465   $1675
 Join or Renew Young Professionals     $1390    $1600


Cancellation Policy:
If you find that you have to cancel, your full registration fee will be refunded if TAPPI's Registration Department receives written notification (fax acceptable at  +1.770.209.7206) by January 4, 2019.  Please note:  There will be a 25% refund for all written cancellations made after January 4, 2019, but no later than January 25, 2019.  After January 25, 2019 no refunds can be issued.  Substitutions, however, will be accepted any time without a penalty.
          
Refund:
100% - Cancellation received by January 4, 2019
25% - Cancellations received after January 4, 2019 and no later than January 25, 2019 
NO REFUND- Cancellations received after January 25, 2019 

Note: 
1) Program coordinators reserve the right to cancel the program due to insufficient student enrollment or move students to a class offered at an alternative time. Should either event prove too difficult for a student, a full refund will be provided.
2) The utilization of the funds for an alternative program must be done within one year of the start of the canceled program.




Learning Outcomes:

Understand the flexographic printing process; Assess images through the use of control targets as indicators of press conditions; Improve troubleshooting and variable assessment skills

Suggested lodgings for convenience

Hilton Garden Inn
1801 E Valley Rd, Renton, WA 98057
(425) 430-1414
1.1 miles from host facility

Hampton Inn Seattle/Southcenter
7200 S 156th St, Tukwila, WA 98188
(425) 228-5800
1.1 miles from host facility

TownePlace Suites Seattle South/Renton
300 SW 19th St, Renton, WA 98057
(425) 917-2000
 
SpringHill Suites Seattle South/Renton
200 SW 19th St, Renton, WA 98057
(425) 226-4100

Learning Outcomes:

Understand the flexographic printing process; Assess images through the use of control targets as indicators of press conditions; Improve troubleshooting and variable assessment skills

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