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NPTA Paper School: #paperfundamentals
NPTA Paper School: #paperfundamentals


When: September 10th
From 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Where: McCormick Place
Chicago, Illinois  
United States
Sean Samet

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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)
Register today!

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.

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.


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