Clemson University’s Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics offers a groundbreaking location with resources in flexography, lithography, and gravure. The move to this facility has allowed NAPIM to offer additional sessions on digital printing and electronic ink development, which will be available during this year’s summer course.
“The NAPIM Summer Course is an exceptionally unique educational opportunity that 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. is the course to learn more about printing ink,” says George Fuchs, Director of Regulatory Affairs and Technology for NAPIM.
Over the full five days of training, program experts will cover where, how and why raw materials are used, discuss formulation testing and application of printing inks related to raw material characteristics, and provide first-hand exposure to printing presses (offset, flexo and digital).
“The NAPIM summer course was a great learning experience for me. I enjoyed learning the different processes of grinding pigments into pastes. This is beneficial to my work due to the constant development of the ink I am responsible. Learning the different tools for measuring ink viscosities is also very important for my personal growth. Understanding these tools thoroughly has helped me improve ink creation for various applications, from ink pads to printers. inkjet printers,” says Benjamin Niederhauser, research development, pilot lab technician, and summer school alumnus.
The 2022 summer course will be available to NAPIM members and non-members; however, space is limited. Information on hotel and travel costs can be found on the summer course registration page. For more information, visit www.napim.org.
About the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers
The National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) has been the only national trade association for the printing ink industry since its founding in 1916. The overall objective is to promote the general development and improvement of member companies by promoting a better understanding and knowledge of the printing ink industry as well as representation of the industry nationally. The Association exists to serve its members, which is accomplished by being both responsive and proactive on key issues affecting the ink industry. NAPIM members include ink manufacturers, companies that supply raw materials, and manufacturers of instruments and equipment used by the printing ink industry.