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When: September 30th
Where: McCormick Place - Chicago, IL
Chicago, Illinois  
United States

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Online registration is available until: 9/30/2014

NPTA Paper School: #paperfundamentals

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
McCormick Place – Chicago, IL

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

This half-day program teaches the most important topics in paper and provides each attendee with a strong foundation of knowledge to build on. The five classroom sections are taught by paper industry leading experts from top paper mills. Attendees will access the GRAPH EXPO 14 tradeshow floor and take a guided tour of the most advanced printing equipment in the world. 


2014 NPTA Paper School Schedule of Events

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Registration
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Tour
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Welcome and The Manufacture of Printing Paper
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Digital Printing Primer (Learning Lunch Provided)
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Uncoated Papers
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Coated Papers
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Paper and the Environment
2:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Graph Expo Show Floor


NPTA Paper School Curriculum Overview

Tour: Special access to the show floor prior to opening! Visit the exhibit hall and tour selected booths for a hands-on demonstration of the latest printing technology

Welcome and The Manufacture of Printing Paper: 
You will receive an overview of the principal raw materials and primary methods of preparation—including pulping and bleaching, followed by papermaking and finishing operations. 

Learning Lunch Topic:  Digital Printing Primer: 
Focus on the various digital printing technologies with emphasis on the print technology.  Review of implications and performance requirements for paper.

Uncoated Papers 
- Text & Cover / Business / Offset: Types and uses

Coated Papers: Commercial, magazine, catalog, retail insert: Types and uses 

Paper and the Environment: Discuss environmental attributes of paper, including a review of recycled fiber, fiber certifications, and the overall sustainability of paper.


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