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NPTA Paper School

When it comes to the fundamentals of paper, do you make the grade?

When your employees and customers understand the fundamentals of paper, they better understand the value your company provides. After a successful event last September, NPTA Paper School returned this fall. 

This half-day program taught the most important topics in paper and provides each attendee with a strong foundation of knowledge to build on. The five classroom sections were taught by paper industry leading experts from top paper mills. Attendees accessed the Graph Expo 15 tradeshow floor and took a guided tour of the most advanced printing equipment in the world. Paper School attendees received complimentary access to the Graph Expo showfloor.

Everyone is welcome to register for Paper School.  Registrants who are sponsored by NPTA members receive a discount! 


Paper School
September 15, 2015
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL



NPTA Paper School Curriculum:



Sign in and Receive Materials
NPTA Staff
Welcome and the Manufacture of Printing Paper
Group receives an overview of the principal raw materials and primary methods of preparation — including pulping and bleaching, followed by paper making and finishing operations. 

Welcome: Sean Samet

Manufacture: Rick Williams, International Paper

Paper and the Environment
Discuss environmental attributes of paper, including a review of recycled fiber, fiber certifications, and the overall sustainability of paper.
Luke Nortz, Domtar
Lunch Served
Uncoated Papers
Text & Cover / Business / Offset: Types and Users
Melissa Stevens, Mohawk Paper
Coated Papers
Commercial, magazine, catalog, retail insert: Types and uses
 Jeff Waldvogel, Appleton Coated
Digital Printing Primer
Focus on the various digital printing technologies with emphasis on the print technology. Review of implications and performance requirements for paper.
Ross Van Burkleo, Neenah Digital papers

Visit the exhibit hall and tour selected booths for a hands-on demonstration of the latest printing technology

Guided Show floor tour of the Xerox & HP Booths and Digital Printing Equipment


NPTA Paper School Rates

Paper School attendees will receive complimentary access to the Graph Expo showfloor.

Sponsored attendee: $49*
Non-sponsored attendee: $79


*Registrants who are sponsored by an NPTA member will be asked to provide a discount code







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