Basic & Advanced Seminars
The premier professional organization in gravure printing since 2013
Even if your team is experienced with gravure, it’s simply smart business to fine tune skills and learn the latest tricks of the trade.
GAA hosts seminars designed to enhance results on all gravure printing projects by providing in-depth information and proven guidance on everything from basic setup success to challenging specialty work.
Based on laboratory and press-side experience, GAA seminars move beyond ‘myths’ and hearsay about gravure printing techniques and instead offer meaningful insight and detailed tactical advice.
Basic Gravure Seminars
Basic Seminars are focused on providing a solid foundation for those new to gravure printing, and can also enhance knowledge and confidence of more experienced operators who haven’t had as much opportunity to keep up with the latest industry best practices.
- 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 Gravure Seminars
Advanced Seminars build upon the topics first introduced in basic seminars, empowering gravure press operators, prepress managers, ink manufacturers, salespeople, and other gravure professionals to deliver superior results on behalf of their clients.
Created with a focus on the gravure press fingerprinting process, the Advanced Seminar teaches identification and isolation of variables that feed the press such as substrate, ink, press, prepress, and cylinder parameters.
Instruction on determining optimum press settings and predictable print results is also covered.
Other topics include:
- 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