2019 NPIRI Summer Course July 14 - 19, 2019

The Sonoco Institute at Clemson University is the home of the
2019 NPIRI Summer Course

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Learn More About the Course | Additional Hotel and Travel Information | Registration Rates 

2019 Syllabus


5 full days of classes
Evening receptions
All meals 
(except dinner July 15 & 17)
Daily transportation

Contact Us

For more information contact George Fuchs 770-209-7291 or Deepa George 770-209-7289

 Learn From the Experts!

Expert Instructors in Printing Ink are from the following companies:

Allnex, BASF, Cabot Corporation, Clemson University, IGT Testing Systems, INX, Joules Angstrom U.V. Printing Inks, Kershaw Instrumentation, Kustom Group, NAPIM, Printers' Service, Sun Chemical, Verso Paper

This is the only course available that covers in detail:

  • Covers where, how and why raw materials are used

  • Discusses formulation, testing and application of printing inks linked to raw material characteristics.

  • Provides first-hand exposure to printing presses (offset, flexo and digital) 


Hotel Information


Holiday Inn Express Clemson 

1381 Tiger Blvd.

Clemson SC 29631

"The NPIRI Summer Course is an exceptionally unique educational opportunity which appeals to both experienced ink technicians and those new to the field. The scope and depth of the course is unmatched by any other course or seminar. This is the course to learn about printing ink."  George Fuchs, Director - Environmental Affairs and Technology for NAPIM. 

"The NAPIM Summer Course was a great learning experience for me; I enjoyed learning about the different processes for milling pigments into pastes, this is beneficial to my job because of the constant ink development that I am responsible for.  Learning about the different tools for measuring ink viscosities is also very significant for my personal growth. Fully understanding these tools has helped me improve on creating ink for various applications from stamp pads to inkjet printers." Benjamin Niederhauser,  Research & Development Pilot Lab Technician for iimak


2019 NPIRI Summer Course Preview

One of the joint efforts presented by ink companies and Technical Associate Members (TAMs) through NPIRI is the Printing Ink Technology Course. The Sonoco Institute will provide a “state of the art” venue featuring excellent instructional resources in flexographic, lithographic and gravure printing. The move to the Sonoco Institute has also allowed NPIRI to expand its course coverage to include sessions on digital printing and electronic ink development.

Regulatory issues affecting printing ink in both the manufacturing and printing environments are critically important to understand. This year’s course features a session on the ever-evolving national and international rules affecting the graphic arts industry.
It is intended to provide a platform that encourages a common understanding of fundamentals, and from that, a more effective working relationship with your suppliers and customers.
Whether it is in the lab, the plant or the printer’s press room, maximizing productivity by improving employee technical skills is what these courses are all about.

Hotel Information

Holiday Inn Express 
1381 Tiger Blvd • Clemson, South Carolina 29631

Room Rate: $119

Group Block Cut-off Deadline: June 30, 2019

*Hot Deluxe Breakfast included in room rate! Make sure to eat before heading to the meeting

How to Book:

Main Hotel Line: (864) 654-9410 (Mention 2019 NAPIM Summer Conference Group Block)

To Book Online:

  1. Visit www.hiexpress.com/clemsonsc
  2. Choose your check in and check out date
  3. Click more options
  4. Choose the number of adults, children, and rooms
  5. In the group code box, type NSC and click the Check Availability button
  6. Choose your room type and finish out the reservation

If you are attending the summer course it is important that you stay at the group hotel and utilize the group block as NAPIM has negotiated this special guestroom rate with the hotel and will be holding dinners at the hotel as well as provide transportation to and from Clemson University.

Registration Rates

Registration per person                  Member                      Non-Member
Liquid Ink Module                            $985                            $1,260
Paste Ink Module                             $985                           $1,260
Combined Modules                         $1,460                         $1,960

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Cancellation fees:

100% refund of registration fee (less 4% credit card fee) prior to May 31

50% of the registration fee from May 31 – June 7

100% forfeiture of registration fee for cancellation after June 7

Travel Information

Transportation to and from Hotel

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP)
• Distance: 35.0 MI/56.33 KM WEST to Hotel
• Time by Taxi: 45 Min to  1 hour
Directions from GSP to Holiday Inn

Recommended Taxi Service at Greenville-Spartanburg Airport (GSP)

Eastside Transportation
2311 Airport Road
Greer, SC 29651
Airport: 864.655.5328
Office: 864.609.5466
Fax: 864.587.8072

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL)
• Distance: 128 miles /206KM North East to Hotel
• Time by Taxi: 2.5 hours
Directions from ATL to Holiday Inn Express






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