GAA Basic and
Advanced Seminars

October 19-22, 2020

October 19-22, 2020

Rescheduled to 2021 due to COVID-19

Interprint, Inc. Pittsfield, MA

101 Central Berkshire Blvd,
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States

Since it’s inception in 1979, the Basic Gravure Seminar has provided pertinent information about the gravure process to thousands. The program focuses on today’s issues by providing increased laboratory and press-side experience. Whether you are a printer, supplier, or print buyer, new or old in the industry, here is your best opportunity to learn more about gravure—the only seminar specific to the gravure process.

Gravure is a robust process that has been subject to more than its share of “folklore” solutions. The new challenges of the process and customer demands make it essential to formalize this approach. The Basic course is designed to separate the “myth and legends” from the theory and best practices. Primarily designed to teach a solid foundation to those new to the process, the seminar also fills knowledge gaps of experienced practitioners who have not yet had an opportunity to be formally trained in the practice of
gravure.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Pressroom supervisors, press operators, print buyers, designers, ink suppliers, paper suppliers, engravers, and management…anybody with a stake in improving the consistency of graphic quality from concept through press.

New Dates and Location TBD!

CAUTION!

Make your reservations through the link that will be provided below once new information is available, or directly with the hotel as GAAmericas is not represented by any third party hotel accommodation agencies. There are reported instances of scam artists who claim to represent GAAmericas offering accommodations at a discounted rate.

Booking Link: https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/gi/reservation/book.htm?inputModule=HOTEL&ctyhocn=PSFLPGI&spec_plan=IG1020&arrival=20201018&departure=20201023&cid=OM,WW,
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Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Lenox Pittsfield

Group Name: Interprint GAA Event

Arrival Date: 18-Oct-2020

Departure Date: 23-Oct-2020

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Basic Seminar Information

Designed for pressroom supervisors, press operators, print buyers, designers, ink suppliers, paper suppliers, engravers, and management…anybody with a stake in improving the consistency of graphic quality from concept through press.

Since it’s inception in 1979, the Basic Gravure Seminar has provided pertinent information about the gravure process to thousands. The program focuses on today’s issues by providing increased laboratory and press-side experience. Whether you are a printer, supplier, or print buyer, new or old in the industry, here is your best opportunity to learn more about gravure—the only seminar specific to the gravure process.

Gravure is a robust process that has been subject to more than its share of “folklore” solutions. The new challenges of the process and customer demands make it essential to formalize this approach. The Basic course is designed to separate the “myth and legends” from the theory and best practices. Primarily designed to teach a solid foundation to those new to the process, the seminar also fills knowledge gaps of experienced practitioners who have not yet had an opportunity to be formally trained in the practice of gravure.

Basic Seminar Topics:

Printing Concepts: Color Theory; Separations and Prepress; Comparison of Printing Processes; Uniqueness of Gravure; and Safety
Process Control: Environment Issues; Fingerprinting; Identification Use of Standards Relevant to Printing; Reference Workflows; Quality Assurance; and Troubleshooting
Equipment: Presses – Overview and Recent Advancement; Dryers – Traditional and Recent Advancements; and Converting
Ink: Ink Compositions – water, solvent, radiation curable; Ink Proofing; Color Standards; and Color Measurement
Image Carrier: Cylinders; Engraving/Ink Release; and Cylinder Proofing
Ink Transfer: Ink Stations; Doctor Blades; and Impression Roller
Substrates: Film, Paper, Foil, Complex Laminates; and Surface Treatments – ESA, Corona, Chemical

Advanced Seminar Information

Designed for pressroom managers, press operators, quality managers, prepress managers, cylinder manufacturers, ink manufacturers, sales managers and end-users involved in print production. The GAAmericas Advanced Pressroom Seminar takes the gravure process to the next level in gravure pressroom training. Utilizing the framework built during the GAAmericas Basic Gravure Seminar, this course will provide in-depth discussion and hands-on training in areas pertinent to today’s gravure pressroom.

Focusing on the gravure press fingerprinting process, you will learn to identify and isolate variables that feed the press including substrate, ink, press, pre-press and cylinder parameters. Determining how to develop optimum press settings resulting in predictable print results will be taught. At the conclusion of the course, you will have the knowledge to successfully complete the long process of fingerprinting a gravure press.

Advanced Seminar Topics:

  • Advanced color theory, proofing and color management
  • What is fingerprinting and how can it improve your process
  • Finding the optimum running parameters
  • Implementing the fingerprinting procedure
  • Test cylinder design and print evaluation
  • Involving your inks, solvents & substrates suppliers
  • Press-side practical applications
  • Press-side color matching and evaluation
  • GAA online operator certification program

Important

GAA has updated our mailing address for all correspondence and payments. Please update your records to reflect:

Gravure Association of the Americas
8281 Pine Lake Road
Denver, NC  28037

Click here to email the appropriate parties at your organization to avoid disruption in service.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email info@gaa.com