Virtual Gravure Basic Seminar

May 4-6, 2021

October 19-22, 2020

2021 Gravure Basics Virtual Seminar Agenda May 4th, 5th and 6th

Interprint, Inc. Pittsfield, MA

101 Central Berkshire Blvd,
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States

The GAAmericas is excited to announce the dates for the “Virtual Gravure Basic Seminar”. After cancelling the 2020 seminars due to COVID-19 we felt it important to continue the provision of Basics training to the gravure industry.  The “Gravure Basics” virtual seminar will take place over 3 days, starting on May 4th, through May 6th,   2021.  Each webinar is scheduled to run from 1PM to 4PM and will feature four speakers; moderators will facilitate Q&A sessions at the end of each webinar.

The 3 consecutive day format was decided following input from plant managers who thought it best for continuity and focus. To help the attendees, each webinar will be recorded, and the registered students will have access to the recordings for a couple of weeks after the webinars.

First webinar - May 4th - 1:00pm EDST

The sessions will be moderated by Mike Gaffney and Bob Kikkert, the GAA trainer consultants. Lou DeFlaviis the GAA’s board chair will welcome all to the seminar.  The attendees will hear “The valued and unique qualities of Gravure Printing” from our Keynote Speaker Mark Glendening CEO of Inland Packaging. Other presentations for the first day will include the “Gravure Market Segments” presented by Professor Greg D’Amico of R.I.T., “An overview of Web Gravure, Sheet Fed Gravure and Offset (Indirect) Gravure processes” presented by Achim Kurreck CEO of H.C. MOOG (his presentation will be pre-recorded because of time zone issue) and an introduction to the “Gravure Print Station Components” presented by Steve Boettcher technical service manager of FLXON.

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.

Second webinar - May 5th - 1:00pm EDST

That day will begin discussing “The importance of pressroom safety” presented by the daily moderator. The other topics to be covered are “Cylinder Basics” by Tony Delfosse of Southern Graphics Systems , “Doctor Blades, Holders and related topics” presented by Johnny Stamey Technical Product Manager Daetwyler, “Gravure Inks” presented by Rod Sosa Director of Operations for Fresco System and “Color Management as related to Color Theory” presented by Jim Gheradi Penn Color.

Third webinar - May 6th - 1:00pm EDST

On the third day, we will cover “Press Registration and Drying Fundamentals” presented by Kevin McNally of BOBST, “Films/Foils and Paper Substrates Applications” presented by Allan MacKinlay of i2M, on press live “Web Inspection” presented by Ernest Schneider Executive VP of BST North America and “ESA and Web Static Control” presented by Joe Steingraeber Vice President Global Market of Steingraeber-Enulec.

The moderators will be Bob Kikkert and Mike Gaffney, the GAA consultant team. They will cover other topics to tie the presentations together.  Webinars attendees will be able to ask questions using the chat tool in the ZOOM webinar format and the moderator will ask the speakers the questions at the end of each presentation.

To help the attendees, each webinar will be recorded, and the registered students will have access to the recordings for two of weeks following the webinars.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

All those that are new to the gravure industry and those who will benefit from the topics to help them perform their duties.

It is time to register for this detailed gravure seminar. For registration information please visit: https://www.gaa.org go to the events tab or email info@gaa.org.

The Gravure Association of the Americas cannot thank our members who support and sponsor our training events enough.  The GAA is its members!

If you are registering multiple attendees, or prefer to register offline, please use the following form and return to gaa@gaa.org or mail to the address provided on the form.

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

Please note, the entire URL must be copied and pasted for it to work properly.

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