The workshop is designed to educate those new to carton construction as well as non-plant personnel with limited experience outside a single plant operation. Students are first introduced to how paper is made before moving into a study of the various grades of paperboard and the type of presses used to create cartons and why. Next, industry experts describe to students the complex prepress process, including an overview of CAD, color theory, and carton design. Finally, attendees learn how various inks and coatings are applied to board, before delving into the realm of cutting and finishing techniques.
To recognize the fulfillment of this comprehensive two-day course, each student was awarded a certificate of achievement at the end of the workshop.
"Our attendees seemed especially engaged, thanks to our dynamic instructors," said Ben Markens, PPC President. "It was evident that the class left with a great amount of knowledge they'll be able to utilize in their non-technical roles at their own companies."