Summer Course

NAPIM’s 2022 Summer Course, taking place July 18–22, is a joint effort between ink companies and NAPIM’s Technical Associate Members (TAMs) providing a unique learning experience for new and seasoned ink technicians to gain in-depth instruction on the various industry-related subject matter. The Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics at Clemson University 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 allowed NAPIM to expand its course coverage to include sessions on digital printing and electronic ink development.

Presented by leading experts, this is the only program available that not only covers ink application and printing processes but the regulatory issues affecting printing ink in both the manufacturing and printing environments. Understanding these issues as they relate to compliance is critically important.

You will receive:

  • Five full days of education
  • Evening receptions
  • Meals included (except dinner on July 19 and July 22)
  • Daily transportation

Registration Rates

Registration per person                Member                      Non-Member
Combined Modules                         $1,550                         $2,100

For more information or questions, you can contact George Fuchs


New for 2022

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. Our 2022 program experts will:

  • Cover where, how, and why raw materials are used.
  • Discuss formulation, testing, and application of printing inks linked to raw materials characteristics.
  • Provide you with first-hand exposure to printing presses (offset, flexo, and digital)


Hotel Information

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


Bus Schedule

Date Time Pickup location Drop off Location
July 18th 11:15 AM Holiday Inn Sonoco Institute
  5:00 PM Sonoco Institute Holiday Inn
July 19th 7:15 PM Holiday Inn Sonoco Institute
   3:15 PM Sonoco Institute Godfrey
5:30 PM Godfrey Holiday Inn
July 20 7:15 AM Holiday Inn Sonoco Institute
   1:50 PM Sonoco Institute Godfrey
3:45 PM Godfrey Holiday Inn
July 21 7:15 AM Holiday Inn Sonoco Institute
  6:00 PM Sonoco Institute Holiday Inn
July 22 7:30 AM Holiday Inn Sonoco Institute
  1:00 PM Sonoco Institute Holiday Inn


Travel Information

Transportation to and from Hotel

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

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