NPTA Paper School: #paperfundamentals
September 10, 2013 | 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
McCormick Place – Chicago, IL (adjacent to the PRINT 13 Tradeshow Floor)
When your employees and customers understand the fundamentals of paper, they better understand the value your company provides. As an NPTA member, your company can send up to five people to our new NPTA Paper School, co-located at PRINT 13 in Chicago, IL. This half-day program will teach the most important topics in paper and provide each attendee with a strong foundation of knowledge to build on. The five classroom sections will be taught by industry leading experts from top paper mills. Attendees will access the PRINT 13 tradeshow floor and take a guided tour of the most advanced printing equipment in the world. At the end of the day, all attendees are invited to network with the best and brightest in the paper industry at the NPTA Networking Reception at PRINT 13.
Since many printers and paper buyers will be in attendance at PRINT 13, this is a great opportunity for your sales reps and customers to experience the educational program together.
Act quickly! There is limited space and the slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Register online now or contact headquarters at 800.355.NPTA (6782).
NPTA Paper School Schedule & Instructors:
|11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.||Registration|
|11:30 a.m.||Lunch Served|
|11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ||The Manufacture of Printing Paper||Rick Williams, Product Development Coordinator, Printing Grades, International Paper|
|12:30 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.||Paper and the Environment||Daniel Persica, Sustainability Communications Manager, Domtar|
|1:35 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.||Uncoated Papers||Michele Pistone, Neenah Paper|
|2:20 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.||Coated Papers||Rick Agar, Manager Technical Field Services, NewPage Corp.|
|3:20 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.||Digital Printing Primer||Chris Harrold, VP Business Development, Mohawk Fine Papers|
|4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.||Exhibit Booth Tour & NPTA Networking Reception||Tour of the HP Booth and Xerox Booth|
NPTA Paper School Curriculum Overview:
The Manufacture of Printing Paper: An overview of the principal raw materials and primary methods of preparation – including pulping and bleaching, followed by papermaking and finishing operations.
Paper and the Environment: Discussion of environmental attributes of paper, including a review of recycled fiber, fiber certification, and the overall sustainability of paper.
Uncoated Papers: Text & Cover/Business/Offset: Types and Uses
Coated Papers: Commercial, Magazine, Catalog, Retail Insert: Types and Uses
Digital Printing Primer: An overview of the various digital printing technologies with an emphasis on how the paper affects the final results. Review of the implications and performance requirements for paper.
Exhibit Booth Tour & NPTA Networking Reception: A guided tour of the HP and Xerox booths with a 30 minute demonstration of their machinery and a discussion about the importance of paper in the process. At the end of the tours the group will reconvene at the NPTA Networking Reception on the show floor for complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres.