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Printing Foundations: A Decision Maker's Symposium, February 12-13 is Newest Clemson Offering

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November 29, 2007 - CLEMSON, SC- Clemson University's Department of Graphic Communications will present a new program, Printing Foundations: A Decision Maker's Symposium, February 12-13, 2008.- This latest offering in Clemson's industry training series is geared toward professionals who are faced with making high dollar decisions that affect their company's productivity and profitability. During this 2-day symposium, attendees will gain the technical basics essential for making smarter and more affective print decisions. This symposium is appropriate for anyone wishing to improve their technical knowledge; new to a decision making role; new to a specific printing process; or looking to enter another segment of the printing industry. Program topics will be suitable for professionals from digital, flexographic, gravure, lithographic, and screen printing process. Breakout sessions will accommodate process specific issues.
While this program is suitable for professionals at a beginner or intermediate level, those who are completely new to printing will find this two-day investment immeasurably valuable by enabling them to confidently interact with the technical professionals they contact on a daily basis. Likewise, more experienced professionals will learn methods for making their process more consistent, predictable, and cost efficient by working within a controlled production system.
Topics Include:
- Graphics Terminology
- Printing 101: The Printing Processes
- Color 101
- Controlling Printability in Your Process
- Know Your Printing Capabilities
- Communicate and Use Your Capabilities
- Case Studies & Industry Panel Q & A
- Developing New Products and Markets
- Developing and Supporting Your Workers and Suppliers
- Building Relationships
- The New Generation Workforce
- Breakout Sessions
 - flexography
 - digital
 - screen printing
 - offset lithography
 - gravure
Who Should Attend?
- Suitable for professionals who are:
 - Renewing and improving their technical print knowledge
 - New to a decision making role
 - New to a specific printing process
 - Looking to enter another segment of the printing industry
Topics will be presented primarily by expert faculty from Clemson's Department of Graphic Communications as well as practitioners from various industry segments.
Dr. Page Crouch, Clemson Professor Emeritus, will be moderating.
Symposium registration is $495 for individuals and $450 for groups of 3 or more. Includes continental breakfasts and lunches both days and an evening social. For a full schedule and online registration of the Printing Foundations: A Decision Maker's Symposium visit http://graphics.clemson.edu/ITC/sym_101.htm or contact Duane Woolbright at [email protected] or call 864-656-7664.